I have compiled 4 GH New Year's Eve dvds. These edits covers episodes from 1993-2016. I began this edit with an episode from 1993, fun to see the cast from that time. There were not any New Year's themed episodes in 1994, 1995, 2000, and 2013 so I skipped those years. I've listed the expanded descriptions of each episode below.
New Year's Eve Episode List
New Year's Episode Dvd #1
New Year’s Dvd #2
Dec 31, 1993 Eddie Maine sings in Brooklyn, Party at Outback
Dec 31, 1996 Party at Luke's, Party at Brownstone, Party at Q's
Dec 31, 1997 Dara sings at party at Outback
Dec 30 & 31, 1998 Bachelor Charity Auction
Dec 30, 1999 Q party, Roy difuses bomb at Liz's studio
New Year's Episode Dvd #3
Dec 31, 2001 Liz & Lucky's non-wedding
Jan 2, 2002 Liz & Lucky's non-wedding continues, Luke proposes to Laura
Dec 31, 2002 Black & White 20's speakeasy episode
Dec 31, 2003 Silent movie - Dillon's dream
Dec 31, 2004 Jax's masquerade ball
January 3, 2005 Jax's masquerade ball continues
New Year’s Dvd #4
Dec 30, 2005 Carly's Party at Metro Court
Dec 29, 2006
Dec 31, 2007 Party at Metro Court
Dec 30, 2008 (no party)
Dec 30, 2009 (no NY's themed episode aired in 2010)
Dec 30, 2011 Carly’s party at Metro Court, Jax is alive!
1/2/13 New Year’s 2012 episode Haunted Star party
(no show 2013)
12/30/14 Nathan & Maxie make love, montage of couples
12/29/16 Nina & Valentin's wedding
New Year's Episode Dvd #1
December 31st, 1993
Luke and Laura have a confrontation at GH after Lucky is shot. Sean Donnelly
grills Luke about the shooting. Ned sings as Eddie Maine in a bar on
New Year's Eve, several short songs. Lois sees potential in her new find and
starts coaching him on how to work the audience. Damian and Lucy discuss their
bet (they have a bet that he wins if he seduces the female of her choice, she
wins if he is unable to). Lucy runs through the list of possibile Port Charles women (not yet deciding on Bobbie). Party at the Outback, Felicia gets annoyed when Ryan continues to hit on her.
December 31st, 1996
All of Port Charles celebrated New Year's Eve, although some gatherings were
more festive than others. Felicia carries on the tradition of a New Year's party at the brownstone.
Tom and Felicia helped Audrey get through her first New Year's Eve without Steve. Mac and Miranda also went to the party after Katherine insisted on being left alone at the hospital.
Everyone felt awkward when Tony arrived at the party at
the brownstone with Carly as his date. Justus drops by to talk about Tony's
lawsuit to get custody of Lucas. Everyone avoids Carly at the party.
Bobbie didn't know Tony would be there, and certainly not with Carly, when she
drops Lucas off at the brownstone party. Tony agrees to sleep over so
Lucas can spend the night with his friends and the morning with his dad. Carly
feels neglected, then sorry for herself, then yells at Tony, then leaves. Carly
seethed and was hurt by the turn of events.
Katherine has a dream sequence about Stefan, then awakens and sees him at her bedside. Katherine thanks Stefan for having saved her. She remembers everything only vaguely, and, unlike Mac,
doesn't want to remember the details of the shooting. She cuts him off every
time he tries to introduce himself, then begs him to stay and he does. She sleeps.
At the party at Luke's, AJ asked Jason to stop the gathering at the Quartermaines later that evening. Jason declined, however, and told AJ that it wouldn't fix anything. Jason and Gina played a game of pool,
until Robin called to wish Jason a happy New Year. Ned invites Brenda and Jax to
a civilized party at the Q's. At the Quartermaine mansion, Monica and Alan
missed not having Jason with them but were grateful to have made it through
another year together. Jax and Brenda arrived and faced the demons of the room
they were almost married in. Brenda, however, couldn't get Sonny off of her
mind. AJ talks to Keesha about maybe kinda almost proposing. She had to ask if
he was proposing, and he then said he was thinking about it but wants to keep it a secret for now.
Emily meets the worthy object of her crush, Nikolas, where
he's waiting out in the driveway at the Q's. He's going home with Alexis,
who's inside talking about some legal business regarding Dorman. Monica pulls a
major motherly faux pas by dragging Emily back inside because she has no coat
on. Emily rebounds from this little-kid humiliation and rejoins Nikolas at
the car, where they both stare out into the night.
At Luke's, Kevin and Lucy have organized tonight's party and are handing out favors. Lucy, regal and
goddess-like in skin-tight gold lame with gold bangles and long, thin gold
dangle earring. "The Mommies" do some shtick at Luke's about being
"best friends." Gina looks pretty chummy with Jason.
New Year's Eve chimes midnight. Reggie hovers
around Lila, and Brenda kisses Edward first on her way to Jax. Ned and
Alexis toast, as do Justus and Dara. Robin calls Sonny and Jason. Sonny
steers Gina away from Jason so Jason can take Robin's call.
December 31st, 1997
Brenda tells Jax of her restlessness, then completely
backs off and attempts to allow him his delusion that everything's fine, except
that she really doesn't feel like being around any crowds on New Year's Eve. She
encourages him to take care of any wrapping up that needs to be done at his
office, then blanches a little when he takes her up on it.
Later, Robin calls. As she initially sounded like she was speaking with her nose plugged, Brenda
didn't recognize her voice right away and didn't speak until she realized who it
was, then lied and blamed the phone for the silence. In the middle of catching
up, Robin announced that "Star TV" is available to her, and wanted to
know when Brenda's special would be on. As Brenda was about to explain why the
show wouldn't air, Jax returned, and anything she might have to say turned
pretty vague. She got off the phone and Jax presented her with his little box of
party favors - hats, noisemakers, etc. Jax and Brenda decided to spend New
Year's Eve in an ordinary way and they watched the arrival of the new year on
TV. For the first time in weeks, Brenda appeared to be happy and at peace.
Kat is prepping Mrs Lansbury for Nik's homecoming, when
Sarah comes over to be "part of the welcoming committee." Neither of
the Cassadine men looked happy to see her when they arrive. After an awkward
moment, Nik hands Ms. Webber a one word note, "leave." She does. When
Stephan and Kat fawn over him, he gets frustrated and goes upstairs. They fret
some, then he mentions all the things to be thankful of, and hints there may be
more good news in store, and indicates that Kat only knows. Later, decked-out
Kat returns. Stefan whips out a small jewelry box bearing something huge with
diamonds. Stefan invites her to spend each and every night at Wyndemere and make
it a house of joy. Nearly in tears, she hugs him and announces "everything is finally right."
A doctor is explaining the baby's condition when Tony starts having hissyfits over the ideas that the baby may go into surgery and it will be Jason's decision and not his. Jason decimates Doctor Jones with his
cool, and Monica busts things up when she enters and is surprised by the birth
announcement. Monica asks to be alone with Jason, Tony freaks and Bobbie removes him.
Then Monica inquires about Carly's claim regarding the baby's paternity and
answer's her own question with an assumption that since Jason's there, he must
be the dad. She asks to visit with the baby before advising him on surgery.
Tony, meanwhile, is frothing, if he'd been there when Carly was admitted, he
could have ordered a blood test. Monica advises Jason to go for surgery, offers
to get him stats, and gets reamed by Tony, "You. Have. No. Right."
Then she calls home to let everyone know about the birth. She tells Reggie to page Alan, as no one's home.
Jason pays a visit to Carly's bedside and delivers a monologue about all these decisions he's having to make. First of the Qs to arrive was AJ, with Keesha in tow. Next, the rest of the family arrived, and Monica
explained the situation. While everyone was discussing Jason and his role, AJ
smoldered. Edward was also upset, and speculated on how much money the baby
would be worth to Carly. At which point, Uncle Luke arrived, saying the child wasn't for sale. Ned challenged Luke's involvement, "friend of the father," Spencer claimed as Jason walked back in.
As Alan gazed admiringly upon his youngest, Keesha tried to comfort AJ. Luke and
Bobbie met up, outside Carly's room, and she filled him in on mother and child's
conditions, then noted that he appeared to have something to tell his little
sis. Luke mumbled, then ducked out when Tony rushed up and grabbed the folder in
Bobbie's hands and started babbling about blood typing. He begged her to get ahold of the baby's info.
Emily comes right out and asks Jason if it's true that
he's a father, but then rushes on and changes the question, or negates it,
before he can answer. Just then the doctor enters and says the operation went
well, and things should be okay. AJ attempts to talk to Jason and gets blown off
cruelly. Jason walks up to Monica and thanks her for the medical advice. Luke
leaves and wishes to Edward "a happy new year, to you and your whole
blood-sucking clan." Bobbie broke the blood-type news to Tony, with apologies.
At the Outback, the party was warming up when Felicia pointed out to Mac that he was slipping up in the drink-mixing department, he turned to flirting and accused her of being a distraction. Dara sat down with
Justus prior to her show, and asked his approval for something she wanted to do.
After being rejected by Nikolas, Sarah joined Liz at
the Outback and Liz was disappointed that Lucky hadn't arrived for the New
Year's Eve party. Now on the stage, Dara does a tribute of sorts to Mary Mae,
dedicating a version of "God Bless the Child" to her memory. With the
song playing in the background, we get to watch a montage of Jax and Brenda
acting happy, Stephan and Kat neckin' in front of a Christmas tree, Nik is
brooding outside, Liz proudly whipping out a half-bottle of wine she undoubtedly
filched, and getting busted by Felicia. Felicia, siding up to JimmyMac and
getting eyed-over by him and doing some eying back of her own, Tony being
miserable in a waiting room, Luke watching Bobbie fuss over Carly, and the Q
family watching over the baby, who wasn't fussing so much now that his health was recovering.
December 30th & 31st, 1998
New Year's Eve in Port Charles and everyone's buzzing
about the Bachelor Auction!! Robin gets things started off when we see her
getting ready for it. She tells Jason that she'll miss him not being there, but
understands why he can't go. They kiss and Carly tries to score points by
telling Robin she wouldn't be caught dead anywhere Jason isn't welcome, even
though it's for the Stone Cates Memorial Aids Wing. Jason takes the wind out of
her sails by telling her to go, and he'll pay for her ticket.
Ned drops by Jax's and tells him that everyone will
understand if he doesn't want to go on the auction block, based on the type of
year he's had, etc. Jax has a stiff upper lip and tells Ned that Brenda would
love to see him make a fool out of himself, so he's doing it. Nik goes to
Lucky's apartment and tells him and Lizzy that they've all got plans for the
auction, even though Lucky ries to weasel out of it by saying he has no tux. Nik
has thought of every contingency and has brought one along, with his luggage, as
he asks his brother if he can stay with him for awhile. Kat is at
Windemere, asking Stefan to be the MC for tonight's big bash. Not knowing when
to quit when she's ahead, she asks Stefan to be auctioned.
Back at the Penthouse, Carly's ready for a night on the town. She comes down the stairs in her best ensemble and tells Jason she's going half naked because she wants to show off her diamond necklace. Jax is ready too,
and is thinking about past New Years Eves with Brenda. Edward is with the rest
of the Q's waiting to go when Nik comes to pick up Emily. Stefan, meanwhile, has
an ulterior motive. He summons Tony to the island and tells him that he wants him in the auction.
Carly and Reginald discuss the "help". She
asks him why he stays with such a crazy bunch. He says there are "his"
crazy people, and of course, for Lila. They talk about Jason Quartermaine and
how much he was loved by the whole Q clan, and now Jason Morgan, how he is so
different. He says the whole Jason left will never be filled. That is why they
want Michael so badly. He warns her to be wary of the Q's. They will try to get
him through her. He tells her to keep her son away from the Quartermaines, if
she loves her son at all.
It's the big Bachelor Auction at General Hospital and
some rather strange dinner partners are picked by Master of Ceremonies Stefan.
Bobbie and Jax are the first couple and Stefan reads this with a nice dirty look
from Jerry. Everybody else is paired up as follows (and don't laugh too hard):
Jerry & Helena, Edward & Liz, Reggie & Carly, Ned & V, Robin
& Justus, Emily & Nikolas, Lucky & Tammy and Kat & Tony
(personally set up by Stefan). Lila makes a suprise appearance; bidding $50,000
to spend the evening with her favorite bachelor. We don't see who he is until
the end of the show and it's not Edward!!
We now catch glimpses of these couples eating. Tony is fawning over Kat; asking if he can do a paper on her case and saying for the umpteenth time how he's put his life back together. Helena is
hinting to Jerry how she has an inkling that he was working for Stefan and got
the goods on Luke Spencer and Nick is telling Emily how he and Lucky are
actually more alike than different. Jax tells Bobbie that she's been good for
Jerry and she tries to play peacemaker between the brothers; Justus tells Robin
that she'll be alot like Lila Q in 70 years and Alexis does everyone a favor,
telling AJ that his Ned-bashing is really getting old.
Lucky tells Tammy how much Liz means to him; all the while stealing peaks at her dinner with Edward.
Tammy offers to trade with Edward, so the teens can be together; at the
same time Edward is telling Liz that Lila really is his better half.
Speaking of Lila, we see her at the end of the show with her favorite bachelors,
Jason and Michael at the shop!! Jason tells her he wants to teach Michael to be
what he wants, like he taught her. Lila says the looks on the faces of the men
at the auction was worth it. The guests are mingling with each other after
dinner. Jax is outside, remembering last New Year's with Brenda. He says Happy
New Year to Brenda. The guests inside count down to the New Year and being to celebrate.
December 30, 1999
Chloe and Jax are in Jax's airplane making mutual
declarations of affection when Chloe decides that going to Times Square is too
dangerous as Mike is planning to take Gertrude there and they might run into one
another. Jax is skeptical of this, but willing change his plans when Chloe
says that she just wants to go someplace where they can be alone. They arrive at
the undisclosed location and it is a beautiful suite with a big bed, lots of
candles, private garden. Chloe wishes Jax a happy New Year and he replies
"happy us". They dance, then make love, and later go out on the
terrace to dance in the rain.
Back at the Grille, Ned is on the phone with Alexis who is waiting for him in bed. He isn't able to be with her right away, as he has to make sure the plan with Mike and Gertrude is going well. Mike arrives in snazzy
formal wear, and he and Ned go over The Plan. Gertrude arrives a minute later,
and she and Mike exchange greetings and compliments. She is having second
thoughts about the trip to Times Square, though, because of the "Y2K
brouhaha", and when she asks Mike to dine at the Grille, he agrees.
At Kelly's Diner, Tammy explains to Bobbie that her date had a "last minute
business meeting", and Bobbie is alone, too as Lucas is at a sleepover, and
Jerry is gone. They had both planned to open the diner, but, seeing that there
was no one around, decided to get dressed up and go to the P.C. Grille for
dinner together instead. Taggert comes in to pick up Hannah just as Bobbie is leaving.
A minute later, Luke is looking in the window of the
empty diner, hoping to see Bobbie. She's already gone, but Laura and Lulu happen
by just then. They chat about New Year's, and Luke says that the new millennium
is a good time to lay low and reflect. Lulu wants to know what a millennium is,
and as Luke explains that it is "1,000 years a whole lot of history",
he and Laura exchange long looks.
All is going well with Gertrude and Mike when Sonny
arrives and decides to join them. Gertrude has no idea that Mike has a son, and
Sonny has no idea that Mike is a "real estate developer". It's all
terribly awkward, although amusing to Sonny, until he sees Taggert and Hannah
arrive and quickly leaves. Edward arrives at the Grille next, and asks after
Chloe (Ned says she's in Milan on business). He pressures Ned to join the
Quartermaine party, and Ned reluctantly agrees. The rest of the party arrives,
dressed to the teeth. Soon after being seated, Emily brings up the subject of
Jason, ostensibly to find out if Lila is going to visit him again this year, but
really to be so obnoxious that she and Juan get placed at a separate table. It
works, and Juan congratulates her on her sneakiness.
AJ arrives next, and states that Carly won't be joining
them as she is headed for home, supposedly because Michael is coming down with
something. Sonny is horrified to discover that not only is he in the
elevator with Carly, but the elevator is stuck. Sonny pushes buttons while Carly
yells for help, but neither approach works. Carly says that "if we don't
get out, your face is going to be the first one I see in the new
millennium" and Sonny replies "Well, it doesn't make my century either."
Carly decides to take the opportunity to pester Sonny about Jason
why he forgave Sonny and not her, when after all it was all Sonny's fault. Sonny
doesn't want any of that, but she pushes and pushes until he snaps "Enough
now, enough!" It slowly dawns on Carly that Sonny is claustrophobic,
and when she teases him about being locked in a closet as a child, he completely
loses it. She is frightened by his outburst, apologizes, and tries to soothe him
but he remains panicky.
Mike is still weaving tall tales for Gertrude when
Bobbie and Tammy arrive at the Grille. Tammy takes one look at Mike (who's
just turned to order more champagne) and his "business meeting" and
loses her appetite. She and Bobbie leave the restaurant, and Mike decides to cut
the evening with Gertrude short. He makes some excuse about a business
meeting in Manhattan and rushes out, promising to make it up to her. Edward sees
Gertrude as she is leaving and calls her over to his table. She tells Edward and
Ned about Mike's sudden departure and allows Edward to convince her to join the
Quartermaine party, much to Ned's consternation.
Lila enters the Grille, saying that she wanted to ring in the New Year with Edward. Ned greets her, then
departs. Mike arrives at Kelly's to find the diner closed up and dark. He bangs on the door, calling Tammy's name, and keeps it up until she, dressed in a robe, gives up and lets him in. She's very upset and
angry, and demands that he leave immediately. Mike apologizes, swears that the
"business meeting" really was just that, and promises to explain another time.
Jason and Liz arrive back at the studio after a motorcycle ride that Liz is still gushing over. As they pass by, Sorel and his man appear from their hiding place. We see that they have placed a bomb
underneath Liz's table, set to go off in 15:00 minutes. Liz offers Jason some
soup, but he turns her down and after wishing each other a happy New Year, Jason
leaves. Liz drops her glove, and we see that the clock now reads 14:35. Jason,
outside, sees Sorel's man crouching, watching Liz's building.
Jason demands to know what the man is doing, and the two begin to fight. Roy appears and holds
the man while Jason hits him, demanding again to know why he was looking at
Liz's building, then they switch and Jason holds him while Roy hits and
questions him. The man blurts out that there is a bomb under Liz's table, and
they throw him aside and rush back to her studio (5:00). Jason gets Liz out of
the building while Roy tries to diffuse the bomb (3:06). Outside, Jason
gives Liz his coat and tries to call 911 on the cell phone, but the line is busy.
Inside the studio, Roy rushes to get a tool, is uncertain as to which wire to cut, chooses one, and the bomb is diffused with one second to spare. In the street outside the studio, Bobbie happens upon Jason
and Liz. Liz explains about the bomb and Bobbie is set to rush in to try to help
Roy, but just then he comes out. Bobbie runs to him, saying, "how could you
risk dying on me again?"
Later, Taggert, Hannah, Jason, Bobbie, Liz and Roy are all outside the studio building together, and Taggert wants to know how they knew there was a bomb inside. Roy mumbles something about a psychic flash, and
gives an equally smart-aleck answer to the next question - how he knew the
expert way to diffuse a bomb (he had a lot of time to read in prison). Hannah
leaves, Taggert takes Roy and Jason in for questioning, and Liz goes to stay with Bobbie for a few days.
"As Time Goes By" plays for a music montage of Mike and Tammy dancing in the diner, wearing their shiny hats and sharing a kiss, AJ watching asSonny and Carly emerge from the elevator; Alan and Monica
having a hug and a kiss, Edward and Lila exchanging fond looks, Emily and Juan
sharing a kiss, Luke alone at his club, Laura with Stefan, Alexis pretending to
be asleep as Ned comes in, then waking to kiss him, and Chloe and Jax dancing in the rain.
New Year's Episode Dvd #2
December 31, 2001
Gia fusses around Liz helping her prepare for her big day. She's
preoccupied with thoughts of how to best break Liz's heart, while at the
same time, Nik is telling Lucky all about the fantasy honeymoon that is his
wedding present to the couple. He's also fighting a losing battle trying
to convince Lucky to at least put off his impending wedding. Lucky rattles on
about Liz's lock on his love, saying she deserves this
happiness after everything they've been through.
Downstairs, Luke and Laura flirt, unaware of the drama unfolding all around them. Others start to
arrive and barge in on Liz. Audrey, Laura, Bobbie and Gia provide her with her
old, new, borrowed and blue mementos, but the old superstition isn't
going to help this wedding.
Alexis is resigned to spending New Year's Eve on
her own and has even convinced her sister that it's fine with her if she
spends it with Ned. She's trying to get comfy with a book when there's
a knock on the door, surprise, it's Sonny. He needs her advice, not legal
advice, but personal. Oh, and a favor too, will you be my New Year's Eve
date?? Earlier in the evening Kristina and Ned made plans to do something
and Kris told Ned that Alexis wasn't feeling well and was planning on
staying in. Made for some interesting looks when he picked up Kristina and
Alexis waltzed down the stairs dressed to the nines. Even more fun was the
tension caused by Sonny's arrival and the realization of who was with
whom for the evening. Things go from tense to TENSE when later in the evening
Sonny and Alexis bump into Zander and Carly.
Melissa isn't sure she wants to go out either. Actually, she's still weirded out over Edward and his crazy plans for her in his will. She tells Roy that it's totally unprofessional to accept anything at all from patients, especially of a monetary nature. She decides that she has to talk Edward out of changing his will or her credibility will be in question. Roy convinces her to get dressed and as they are about to leave, they are interrupted by a knock on the door. Edward barges in and after a little negotiating, ends up escorting Melissa (and Roy) out for a night on the town. Things for Melissa go from bad to worse when the threesome enter the PC
Grille and confront the Quartermaines en famile.
Liz is going on to Gia about how she misjudged her and her love for Nikolas and basically thanks her for everything she's done to help get Lucky and she to this point. Gia's so uncomfortable she can't
stand it. She blurts out to Liz that she shouldn't get married that Lucky's love for her never returned! Liz is stunned while downstairs Laura hedges when Luke asks her yet again to marry him!
January 2nd, 2002 At the Port Charles Hotel, Jax comes across Courtney
trying to get into the restaurant, wanting to see Edward Quartermaine, but the
maitre d' won't let her in. Jax once again decides to help a
damsel in distress and tells the maitre d' she is with him and, voila,
she is allowed in. Meanwhile, Edward has arrived with Melissa & Roy,
which has caused a bit of an uproar among the Q family. Alan asks Edward to join
the rest of the family but he refuses. Kristina looks on in amusement and
amazement. Ned warns her this is only the warm-up.
In the bar, Alexis & Sonny talk to Zander &
Carly. Carly is civil and tells them how she tried to set Zander up on a date
with Mandy. She leaves gracefully (yes, that reads correctly). Sonny gives
Zander some cash for his date. Sonny says he owes him for the good job he's
doing taking care of Carly.
Upon finding Edward, Courtney tells him how Janine was
scamming him all along. Edward sees vindication finally and blabs to his family
how he knew he was innocent all the time. No one knows who the girl is, though,
and they don't believe her, but she runs out before anyone can stop her,
even Jax & Sonny who both try to find her and get into a little tiff over
her. Jax realizes Skye knew that Edward was innocent of the escapade all along.
Alan overhears and is sorely disappointed in her. Everyone yells at her (except
AJ, of course). Kristina still looks on in awe of the Quartermaine family.
In Janine's room, Courtney lets her mom have it. She can't believe she was going to scam Edward out of money and not even tell him that he didn't do anything wrong. Janine tells Courtney she
would understand if she had a daughter of her own. Janine asks her to pack her
bags so they can get going. Courtney says she isn't going. Sonny
walks in and invites her to stay with him. At Carly's club, Zander shows
up with hot dogs and beers and offers to keep Carly company. Zander tells
Carly he thought she might want some company after seeing Sonny with Alexis. She
thanks him for coming by and decides it is okay for him to stick around. She
even stops working for a bit to dance with him.
At the Spencer house, everyone oohs and aahs about the
upcoming nuptials. Elton did a great job. Everyone tells Lucky how great all
will be. Upstairs, Liz is not at all happy with Gia's news. She denies
that it is possible and accuses Gia of playing a joke on her or straight up
lying or trying to ruin her day. Whatever the reason, she refuses to believe it
and continues with her wedding. Audrey, Laura and Bobbie come in and offer some
last minute marriage advice.
Lucky goes outside to get some pre-wedding fresh air and his dad comes out and sort of questions whether Lucky is really ready to get married. He tells Lucky not to go through with it if he has any doubt whatsoever. Lucky doth protest too much, insisting he has no doubts.
The ceremony begins. Down the aisle comes Lulu...Gia...Audrey...the bride. Liz gives
her vows and they are amazing, if I do say so myself. Lucky gives his. Mid-vow,
just as Lucky is saying his love for her is stronger than ever and that no one
can ever change that, Liz realizes that Lucky has indeed stopped loving her. She
says she can see it in his eyes. She runs upstairs. Everyone is shocked, except
for Nikolas. He is mad and gives the evil eye to Gia. Luke & Laura discuss
what is up with their son. Luke says it has seemed like Lucky has been trying to
talk himself into the wedding.
Nikolas tells the guests the bride- and groom-to-be
probably need some privacy. Everyone goes out to watch the fireworks. Nikolas
tracks Gia down and forces her outside. He demands to know if she told Elizabeth
what he told her. Lucky catches up with Liz upstairs and tries to coax her down
to get married. She isn't budging, though. She wants to know if his love
for her truly came back.
At the stroke of midnigt,& 10...9...8... Zander and Carly look at each other, Melissa and Roy celebrate being alone and kiss. 7...6...5... Kristina and Ned toast the New Year and kiss, Jax comes up to Skye
and is nice, Skye moves in for a kiss. 4...3... Luke & Laura hug. 2...
Nikolas & Gia argue. 1... Lucky admits his feelings aren't back and
falls into Liz's lap, crying.
December 31st, 2002
Ric and Carly break down the brick wall in Kelly's cellar and are astounded to
discover a speakeasy frozen in time at one minute past midnight on New Year's
Eve, 1926. An elderly woman suddenly appears and tells Carly the story of her
club's opening night. Though Violet urges her fiance to elope with her that very
evening, Joe reminds her how Marco wouldn't approve of them running out on
Katherine's grand opening. Later, Murphy and his men crash the party long enough
to taunt Marco and enrage Joe. Back in the present day, the elderly Katherine
continues her saga and describes for Carly and Ric how her dreams all came true
on that New Year's Eve. With the bash in full swing, Joe and Violet decide to
tie the knot after the stroke of midnight. Marco slips the mayor a fat bankroll
to prevent him from closing down the joint. At midnight, Murphy's men return and
spray the club with their machine guns, sending terrified patrons screaming to
the floor. Joe leaps to save Marco and is cut down in a hail of bullets. After a
grief-stricken Violet suffers a nervous breakdown, Marco kills Murphy and dies
in prison. Forced to give up her son in the wake of the tragedies, Katherine
explains to her sympathetic audience how she closed up the club for good. As Ric
escorts Katherine home, Sonny and Jason find a tearful Carly standing in the
December 31st, 2003
As the Quartermaines assemble for New Year's dinner, they learn that the Port
Charles Grille refused to send over a dinner on credit. Dillon and Colman arrive
and, after Dillon delivers the bad news about their dinner, Coleman invites
everyone to celebrate at Jake's. But the Quartermaines decline the offer. As the
Quartermaines squabble, Dillon slips off into another room and falls asleep in
front of an old movie. Dillon dreams that he is in the middle of a silent movie.
Dillon dreams that he is a Country Bumpkin just off the turnip truck. Dillon has
come to the big city to search for his true love Vivi and to find his real
family, the Sterlings. Meanwhile, Mom and Pop Bumpkin (Cameron and Alexis), down
on the farm, discover their son is gone and head to the big city to rescue him
from scarlet women and demon rum. In the meantime, Judge Sterling (Edward)
chastises his daughters (Monica, Skye and Tracy) for failing to give him an
In another part of town, two bandits (Skye and Coleman) are being pursued
by the Keystone Kops (Scott, Ric and Lucky). The thieves are dressed in the same
type of outfits being worn by Mom and Pop Bumpkin. Loose Woman Faith and her
daughter, Sage, spot Bumpkin right off the turnip truck and discover that he is
the heir to the Sterling fortune. Faith and Sage conspire with Faith's brother
Snidely (Lorenzo) to get Sage married to Bumpkin, so they can move in on the
Sterling fortune. Meanwhile, Lorenzo spots Bumpkin's true love, Vivi (Georgie)
and tries to keep her from finding Bumpkin. When Mom and Pop Bumpkin arrive in
town, they are mistaken for the robbers and chased by the Keystone Kops, but
elude capture, by outwitting the cops.
Judge Sterling learns that one of his daughters produced an heir out of wedlock.
When all the daughters claim credit for producing an heir, Judge Sterling turns
all the women out in the snow! At the same time, Vivi finds Bumpkin, just as
Siren Sage throws herself into Bumpkin's arms. Catching Bumpkin embracing Siren
Sage, Vivi declares that they are through and runs away. Siren Sage, with the
help of Lorenzo and Faith, hustle Bumpkin into a wedding. When Lorenzo learns
that Bumpkin is still pining for his true love, Lorenzo shows Bumpkin that Vivi
has turned into a fast-and-loose flapper! Bumpkin marries Sage, but disappoints
the girl when he insists that they move back to the farm to live with Mom and
Pop Bumpkin. Siren Sage soon gets fed up with life on the farm and runs home to mother.
Meanwhile, hoping to keep Sage and Bumpkin together, Lorenzo finds Vivi toiling
at Kelly's and kidnaps the girl. Then Lorenzo calls Bumpkin on the farm to let
him know that he has kidnapped Georgie. Bumpkin rushes to the city to rescue
Georgie and Mom and Pop Bumpkin follow their son back to the city. Tracy returns
to Edward with a photograph that proves that Bumpkin is her son. Mom and Pop
Bumpkin arrive at the Sterling Mansion, looking for their son.
The Bumpkins confirm that Tracy's claim that she is the birth mother of Bumpkin is true. The
Keystone Kops follow Mom and Pop Bumpkin to the Sterling Mansion. However, just
as the Keystone Kops are about to arrest the Bumpkins, the REAL robbers (Skye
and Coleman) are caught, attempting to loot the Sterling Mansion. The Keystone
Kops try to arrest the REAL robbers, but Skye and Coleman soon give the cops the
slip. Bumpkin discovers his true love, Vivi, just as Lorenzo releases a turnip
truck that is headed downhill toward the couple. But Lorenzo is foiled when
Bumpkin rescues Vivi in the nick of time.
Bumpkin and Vivi tie Faith, Sage and Lorenzo up, just as the Keystone Kops arrive, chasing escaped robbers Skye and Coleman. Bumpkin discovers that Lorenzo has been withholding a photograph that
proves that Bumpkin is the true heir to the Sterling fortune. Tracy and Edward
arrive and welcome Bumpkin to the family. Bumpkin declares that he wants to
marry Georgie, but is already married to Sage. Judge Sterling proclaims
Bumpkin's marriage to Sage annulled.
However, Bumpkin turns down the offer to
live at the Sterling mansion and returns to the family farm, where he marries
his true love with adopted parents Coleman and Alexis in attendance. When Dillon
awakens, he realizes he has a message from Georgie, asking him to meet her at
Kelly's. Dillon rushes out, but, when Dillon arrives at Kelly's, Dillon finds
only Sage. As the bell tolls the midnight hour, Sage suddenly kisses Dillon.
December 31st, 2004-
Jax hosts a lavish masquerade ball with most of Port Charles' movers and shakers
as his guests. He shows off his newly renovated Metro Court Hotel, which stands
on the site where the Port Charles Hotel stood before the tragic fire the year
Guests are decked out in flashy costumes, including a Barberella outfit worn by
Courtney and bottomless pants, donned by none other than Jax himself!
Sonny can't believe his ears. The announcement that Sam and Jason plan to raise
Bridget's baby together is shocking news to Sonny. Michael later tricks Carly
into leaving the masked ball and returning home to the penthouse to be with him
and his father.
Diego is a man on a mission to destroy Lorenzo and sets out to confront him at
the ball with a gun. Courtney jumps in and shares some shocking news with them
both. At the same time, Emily, Connor, Luke, Skye, Lucky, Liz, Dillon and
Georgie hope their plan to unmask Helena at the ball works as planned.
New Year's Dvd 3
December 30, 2005 Carly's Party at Metro Court
A slicked-back Nikolas brightens Courtney's night when he calls her from his plane en route to PC. Beaming, she informs him the two of them will be attending a New Year's party---then there is turbulence, and Nik hangs up. Moments later, arriving is Jax, who is trying with all his might not to gloat over the news that all planes into PC---including that of a certain Cassadine---are being diverted to Rochester! Thinking he can swoop in on the suddenly dateless Courtney, he's surprised when she refuses to go to Carly's party at all unless it's with Nikolas. But after the deflated Jax leaves, Courtney (and a gallon of ice cream) decide to make an appearance after all.
At the Q asylum, Edward, Alan, Monica, Ned, Emily, Tracy, Justus, Skye and Luke are lookin' sharp and waiting on the Barclays, an invited couple who end up not showing to the Q's own party. In fact, ZERO of the family's guests arrive! As Luke absorbs blame for their status as outcasts, Noah arrives, 100% sober and ready to meet some of GH's generous patrons. When it's clear they won't be at the Q mansion, Luke suggests his niece's party---only Skye and Noah accompany him, however.
Nik DOES arrive at Court's loft, only to find it empty. He then high-steps it to the Q's, who by now have prematurely ended their dud of a party, and finds Emily alone. She mentions Carly's party; he decides to avoid it to avoid fighting with Jax. When midnight strikes he tenderly kisses his ex's cheek on the Q patio.
At the penthouse, Samantha and Jason prepare to enjoy a romantic start to 2006...BANG! BANG! BANG! No, not guns, but rather Carly's fists actually knocking on the door for once. She's flummoxed that Jason isn't going to her party---Sam theorizes she just wants them to invite Sonny instead! After Carly goes, that's exactly what Jason does (through Max).
Dillon, Jesse, Maxie, Lesley Lu, Lucky and Liz and arrive at Kelly's (though the latter two don't stay long). Georgie rushes over to her honey with a hug, leaving a letter she was composing unattended---and ripe for a swipe by Lulu. It's a letter to Diego, and when she informs Dillon, he's incensed. Georgie blasts Lesley Lu's meddling and is not at all sorry for having compassion. Dillon is still angry she doesn't see Diego for what he is---a criminal---then Lucas makes the mistake of walking into his line of fire. Completely oblivious to Lucas' secret and on a roll, Dillon admits jealousy over all the recent clandestine talks between the Jones' cousins. Georgie pulls Dillon outside Kelly's, where the falling snow manages to cool down the fighting young couple. When Dillon admits his fear that they're drifting, Lucas comes out...and comes out!!!
Also outside Kelly's, Maxie does her very best to comfort a solemn Jesse---this was the date his younger brother Will passed away years back. Liz and Lucky's plans have been derailed by a dead truck battery, so they make the most of it and playfully fire snowballs at one another in the park until Lucky is finally able to restart their truck.
At the Metro Court, Carly, long black dress and bare chest each sparkling with glitter, apologizes to Lorenzo for skipping out on his son's trial---he accepts for peace's sake. When Noah arrives, she introduces herself as Carly Corinthos; shortly afterwards she forcefully ejects Alexis and Ric from the party when they accidentally crash it. We learn exactly what Luke has over Jax---alteration of the first paternity test! Jax thinks he's out from under Luke's control with the results of the second test, but Luke accurately calls his bluff. Jason (who along with Samantha do make a brief appearance at the party) informs Carly that Sonny's been told of the event---she feigns inconvenience but is clearly ecstatic. Bobbie is pleasantly surprised at Noah's sobriety. Soon, it's midnight, and the couples of Port Charles share warm kisses throughout town, even Luke and Skye.
December 29, 2006
Spinelli surprised Sam, who was planning a romantic night for Jason. Spinelli said the roads are closed. There was a crash upstairs. Meanwhile, Sonny told Jason that Mateo really is reformed, and Jason assured Sonny that he's a loyal boyfriend to Sam. Jason recounted how Sam desperately wants a child, but he fretted about his dangerous lifestyle.
Back at the penthouse, the noise turned out to be a window Sam left open (during this horrible snowstorm). She admitted that he's "odd" and "amusing," but she's in love with Jason. Spinelli admitted he's never been in love. Sam said she "can't wait" to start a family with Jason, and Spinelli assured her that she will make a great mother. Jason arrived home at the stroke of midnight and embraced Sam.
Skye, Alcazar and Lila Rae appeared at Carly's door after their car slid off road. Skye noted to Carly that Alcazar and Sonny are very much alike. Alcazar told Carly she will always be drawn to Sonny. She dismissed Alcazar as a ruthless thug, and wondered if Skye suspects the lengths he will go to in order to avenge Diego. Skye and Alcazar eventually got back on the road and smooched in the car. Sonny appeared at Carly's seconds before midnight (Michael called him), and kissed Carly on the cheek.
As a lonely Lucky closed down Kelly's, the snowfall sparked a flashback to playing with Elizabeth in the snow. Meanwhile, a man brought his pregnant wife to GH, where she asked Liz to keep her husband away because she's been lying about the child's paternity: her husband's best friend is the father. Later, she gave birth to a son and passed out. Suddenly, the newborn needed a transfusion — but only from his father. So Liz told the husband, "Your friend Ethan is the father." Meanwhile, Lucky was flashing back to more happy memories with Liz, when Maxie flounced in from the storm wearing a miniskirt and sexy pumps. She managed to tempt Lucky into dancing with her, and at midnight they kissed.
Robin met with Patrick, who wanted to take her to Metro Court for New Year's Eve, but she wanted to stay in. He balked, but she decorated his bare apartment and they made love. At midnight they shared champagne in plastic cups.
An emotional Liz lost control of her car in the storm, and it skidded off the road. She stumbled out of vehicle and managed to knock herself unconscious on some nearby rocks.
December 31, 2007 Party at Metro Court
At the hospital, Epiphany is sharp-tongued and crotchety because she has not heard from her son, Stan. Cassius, the orderly, arranges for her to get a call from a recording artist that she has known and admired since she was fourteen. After the phone call a cheered- up Epiphany takes a break and goes to the roof. Patrick and Robin are distraught after losing a patient on the operating table. Robin tells Patrick that she has had enough losses in her life, including him. They slump on the hospital floor together, share a glass of sparkling cider and commiserate with each other.
Sonny and Kate attend an art gallery function in New York. Sonny asks Kate which painting is her favorite. When she tells him the "Rinaldi," he buys the 1.3 million dollar painting as a Christmas gift for her. He notices a waiter paying particular attention to them. Before he can question the man, the police arrive and harass Sonny. They appear to leave and Sonny apologizes for the intrusion to Kate, who shrugs it off. Later they are approached by a man and woman who are wildly complimentary to Kate to her face, but say vile things about her behind her back. Sonny overhears them and challenges the male. Before Sonny can take action, the cops arrest him. Kate is left alone and embarrassed by what has happened.
Jax wakes up with Carly's flu and cannot attend the party at the Metro Court. Carly goes alone, but does not fully understand the French that is being spoken by Jerry to some of the guests. She suspects that he is up to no good. She warns Jerry that she will not let him hurt Jax and exits in a huff. She arrives home with two waiters in tow who lay out a festive spread. She and Jax celebrate the New Year and their love in the comfort of their home.
Elizabeth arrives at the safe house and finds canvas and paint that Jason has left as a belated Christmas present for her. He calls her to let her know that he has to go out of town and cannot join her. She is disappointed, but tells him that they will have other opportunities to share their love in the upcoming year. She begins to work on a painting, but suddenly grabs her goat and leaves the safe house.
Lucky arrives at Sam's to take her to the Metro Court party. They decide to stay at her apartment and take a bath together instead. Afterwards; they cuddle on the couch and enjoy the fireworks display over Port Charles.
Nikolas does not leave Wyndemere, but not because he is still grief stricken as everyone thinks, but because he is kept company by the physical embodiment of hi beloved Emily, who is dead, but still physically present with him. He does not question why or how Emily can be with him. He is just glad that he can still hold her and touch her. He dances with her and kisses her passionately as the New Year begins.
December 30, 2008 (no party)
Johnny asked Lulu why she was so uncomfortable. When she commented on how much her high heels hurt, he realized they had plans for that night. Lulu asked if he had changed his mind about going out, but Johnny said he wanted to give the most beautiful woman in Port Charles a good time on New Year's Eve. Lulu made sure Johnny realized it was okay with her if he didn't want to take her to a fancy, expensive restaurant. She also wanted to make sure they had a cab. She called the cab company and was immediately placed on hold. Johnny wanted to drive, but Lulu reminded him that they would want to have champagne to celebrate. Johnny was starting to get frustrated with giving Lulu the New Year's celebration he thought she wanted until he asked her to be honest with how she wanted to spend the evening.
Johnny was shocked to discover that Lulu's perfect New Year's Eve was pizza and beer instead of champagne and caviar. Lulu asked if he was disappointed, but Johnny said it was his perfect New Year's celebration, also. They made a promise to each other to never start a new year with regrets. Suddenly, Lulu noticed that it looked like snow outside. She made Johnny get ready and go outside with her. She was determined to sit outside until it started snowing. They didn't have to wait long before they were playing and kissing in the snow.
Nadine walked in and was shocked to discover that Nikolas had cooked dinner for the two of them. Nikolas had figured she wouldn't be up for a big celebration, so he planned a quiet evening at home for them. Nadine was touched by his consideration. Nikolas reminded her that he knew what it was like to be blindsided by grief. He didn't want her to hide her feelings from him. Nadine complimented him on the rack of lamb he made, but had trouble eating it. He told her she could pick it up with her fingers, but she said he would never dare tell his own son he was allowed to do something like that. Nikolas said that Spencer was a Cassadine and was predisposed to being obsessed with etiquette. Nadine laughed and asked where the little boy was. Spencer was at his grandmother's house for the holidays, and Nikolas explained that he worried about how he was raising the boy. Nikolas had gotten his parenting skills from his uncle Stefan, who had been emotionally detached.
Nadine told Nikolas he was doing a wonderful job with Spencer and he had a wonderful heart. Nikolas told Nadine that she reminded him of his mother. They decided to make resolutions for the new year. Nadine resolved to be worthy of Nikolas' trust, eat with her fingers, and not obsess over things she had no control over. Nikolas resolved to obsess a little less, laugh a little more, and accept that the best father Spencer could have was the one who loved him. Nikolas asked Nadine for one extra thing on New Year's Eve - to spend the night with him. Nadine agreed, but wanted to ask an embarrassing question. Nikolas reassured her that Alfred would not be coming in and serving them breakfast in the morning, and Nadine was satisfied with his answer. They made love until midnight, kissed, and wished each other a happy new year.
Spinelli didn't like that Maxie was in an abandoned building by herself. Maxie, however, was more concerned that she had lost her report when the electricity to the hotel had gone out and her computer shut down. Spinelli hooked Maxie's computer up to Jason's car battery and attempted to locate the lost files. He discovered that Maxie had not backed up her files onto the flash drive like he had always reminded her to do. There was only a 65% chance he could retrieve the files from the network and not fry the computer. Maxie was distraught but felt that Spinelli was the only man who could save her.
As Spinelli worked (and sneezed), Maxie realized some of the supplies he had brought with him had come from his earthquake kit. She couldn't understand why someone in upstate New York would have an earthquake kit, but Spinelli pointed out that the extra candles and battery-powered torch came in handy.
Maxie was grateful for Spinelli's quirkiness. She told him about finally being able to find her voice by writing an article for the fashion magazine and actually meeting the deadline she had been given. Maxie got excited when the computer beeped, but Spinelli revealed that the article was lost forever. Spinelli was sure Maxie could write another article, and she told him that his faith in her made her want to succeed. Spinelli reminded Maxie that William Shakespeare had written Romeo and Juliet in one day and collapsed in exhaustion when it was complete. He awoke the next morning to discover his dog had eaten the papers. Shakespeare had to dig deeper and re-write the play, which ended up being one of the most brilliant, romantic works of all time. Suddenly, Maxie realized it was almost midnight. They watched the clock as it struck midnight on the bank tower in town. Maxie said she couldn't think of anyone she would rather spend New Year's Eve with.
Jax was shocked to see that Carly climbed 25 flights up stairs to see him and find out what was going on. Carly was annoyed that the backup generators hadn't worked and the Metro Court was the only establishment in town to be affected by the blackout. Jax explained that the other hotels gladly accommodated the Metro Court guests once everyone had to be evacuated. Jax had donated all the extra food to an area homeless shelter, but the only thing left was some champagne and dessert. He had seen the note she had written about the tiramisu being property of the hotel owner and didn't touch it.
Suddenly, he realized she had climbed all those stairs for the dessert. They decided to share the dessert and pretend that nothing bad had happened to them during the past year. Jax complimented her on her resilience throughout the year. Carly said it wasn't resilience as much as it was just plain survival. They shared the tiramisu and Jax enjoyed watching Carly eat her cake. Watching her enjoy herself was one of the things he loved the most about her. Carly asked why he didn't have a date that night, and Jax said he couldn't settle for something meaningless after he'd had the best. They decided to toast to the year to come.
Tracy showed up at the Haunted Star and asked why no one else was there for the party. Luke revealed that she was the only person he had invited. Tracy thought he was insane, because New Year's Eve could have netted them a large profit. Luke said he had groveled long enough and Tracy had bent as far as she could. It was time for them to make amends. The Dominican Republic event had proven that Tracy wasn't angry enough to go through with the divorce. Luke reminded Tracy of his love for her, but she was still hung up on Laura. Tracy was concerned that Luke would leave her if Laura came back. Luke said he loved Tracy and wanted to be with her. Tracy decided to leave their fate up to chance. Since Laura's birthday was on December 21 and Tracy's birthday was on April 6, Tracy decided she would go back to Luke if the roulette ball landed on the 6. If it landed on the 21, Luke had to give her a divorce and leave the country. The ball landed on the 6 and Tracy gave in to Luke, kissing him.
December 30, 2009 (no NY's themed episode aired in 2010)
At McCall and Jackal Private Investigation, Spinelli fantasized about being a 1930s era gumshoe who was about to kiss a sexy client just as Maxie burst through the door. Maxie was delighted to see that Spinelli was cheating on her because it meant that Maxie could be with Clark. Spinelli lost all desire for his beautiful client when he realized that Maxie meant Clark Gable.
Spinelli was startled out of his daydream when the real Maxie entered the office and demanded to know if he had called Anne Hathaway. Maxie was eager to get her "unfortunate situation" behind them. Before Spinelli could respond, Max Giambetti walked into the office. Max was clutching his stomach as he explained that he wanted to hire Spinelli to investigate Diane. Max was certain that Diane was cheating on him with a man in Philadelphia.
Spinelli did a quick check of Diane's finances, but he didn't find anything that indicated that Diane had been spending time with another man. As Max downed antacid medication, he insisted that his gut told him that Diane was being unfaithful. Max ordered Spinelli to continue the search.
Diane arrived at the office moments later. Diane wanted to confirm a wire transfer for Sonny and Jason; however, she was curious why Max was at the office instead of picking her up at the hotel as they had planned.At McCall and Jackal Private Investigation, Spinelli fantasized about being a 1930s era gumshoe who was about to kiss a sexy client just as Maxie burst through the door. Maxie was delighted to see that Spinelli was cheating on her because it meant that Maxie could be with Clark. Spinelli lost all desire for his beautiful client when he realized that Maxie meant Clark Gable.
Spinelli was startled out of his daydream when the real Maxie entered the office and demanded to know if he had called Anne Hathaway. Maxie was eager to get her "unfortunate situation" behind them. Before Spinelli could respond, Max Giambetti walked into the office. Max was clutching his stomach as he explained that he wanted to hire Spinelli to investigate Diane. Max was certain that Diane was cheating on him with a man in Philadelphia.
Spinelli did a quick check of Diane's finances, but he didn't find anything that indicated that Diane had been spending time with another man. As Max downed antacid medication, he insisted that his gut told him that Diane was being unfaithful. Max ordered Spinelli to continue the search. Diane arrived at the office moments later. Diane wanted to confirm a wire transfer for Sonny and Jason; however, she was curious why Max was at the office instead of picking her up at the hotel as they had planned.
Max pointed out that Diane was obviously not at the hotel; she was working as usual. Diane didn't understand Max's hostility. Max admitted that he had hired Spinelli to investigate Diane because Max was certain that Diane was cheating on him. Diane was shocked and hurt that Max would suspect her of betraying him. Maxie piped up with the suggestion that Max sleep with another woman, in order to pay Diane back for hurting him.
Diane clarified that she was not cheating on Max. Max reminded Diane that Diane had told him that she had recently met a man. Max claimed that he had seen several emails in her inbox from a man named Russell. Diane explained that Russell was married. Max argued that being married didn't guarantee fidelity. Diane added that Russell's spouse was another man. Max was embarrassed as Diane revealed that she had spent her evenings in Philadelphia searching for fly-fishing spots and thinking about Max.
Max reminded his "Buttercup" that she hated fly-fishing. Diane agreed, but pointed out that her "Fancy Pants" enjoyed the recreational sport. Maxie lost her patience with the couple as they kissed and made up. Maxie hustled them out the door and then informed Spinelli that he had to do something in order to restore his dignity and manhood. Spinelli refused to do her bidding. As the New Year rang in, Spinelli leaned forward to kiss Maxie, but it was merely a peck on the lips. Maxie and Spinelli stared at each other with somber expressions.
Robin arrived at the hospital to meet Patrick. Epiphany complimented Robin on her beautiful dress. Robin explained that she and Patrick had plans to go to the Metro Court Restaurant where they intended to drink champagne, eat lobster, and dance on the rooftop. Robin enjoyed having an excuse to dress up. Patrick approached Robin moments later. Patrick admitted that Robin looked stunning. As the couple started to leave, Epiphany called out to them. The emergency room required "all hands on deck."
Later, Patrick and Lisa consulted about a patient that they had treated in the ER. Patrick and Lisa agreed that the patient required surgery. Patrick apologized to Robin because he realized that he might miss ringing in the New Year with his wife . Robin assured Patrick that he didn't have to worry; she'd meet him at home. She gave Patrick a quick kiss, in case she didn't see him before midnight, and then she resumed her shift.
Matt found Robin working at the nurses' station a short time later. He wondered if it bothered Robin that Patrick was in surgery with Lisa. Robin didn't know why Matt would ask such a question. Matt admitted that he had learned firsthand that Lisa was still very much attracted to Patrick. Matt didn't know what was going on, but he believed that Robin had a right to know that Lisa was not over Patrick. When Lisa and Patrick walked up to the nurses' station, and were joking around with each other, Robin seemed to consider Matt's words of caution.
Later, Patrick asked if Epiphany had seen Robin. Epiphany explained that Robin had left. Patrick decided to call it a night. Lisa seemed disappointed; she tried to cajole him to stay on duty, but Patrick was determined to find his wife. Robin was on the hospital's roof. She smiled when Patrick wrapped his arms around her and then kissed her.
At the police station, Mac wondered if Lucky had plans for New Year's Eve. Lucky claimed that he didn't, but then Elizabeth arrived. Elizabeth revealed that she had planned a surprise for Lucky. Lucky was intrigued, especially after Elizabeth pulled out a blindfold that she intended for Lucky to wear during the drive.
Elizabeth took Lucky to Jake's. The bar was closed, but Elizabeth had cheesy fries and ribs waiting for them. Lucky remembered that the first time they had eaten cheesy fries and ribs had been the night that Elizabeth had agreed to be Lucky's girl. Elizabeth corrected Lucky; she had told Lucky that she was already his girl. Lucky smiled and then wondered how Elizabeth had managed to persuade Coleman to close the bar for the night.
Elizabeth admitted that she had promised to convince Lucky not to cite Coleman because one of his bartenders had served alcohol to Michael. Lucky joked that he would hate to find out that his fiancée was sneaking around behind his back without Lucky having a clue. Elizabeth sobered immediately. When Lucky noticed the change in Elizabeth, he assured her that he had been joking. Elizabeth believed him, but she also realized that she had taken him for granted.
Elizabeth explained that she had planned the special evening for Lucky because she wanted Lucky to know that she loved him. Nothing made her prouder or gave her more joy than being his girl. Lucky confessed that his happiest memories included Elizabeth. Elizabeth vowed to never disappoint Lucky. She then challenged Lucky to a game of pool.
After Lucky won the game, Elizabeth fetched a gift that she had tucked away for Lucky. It was his old guitar. Elizabeth had taken it to a shop, so that they could replace the old strings. Lucky was thrilled with the guitar. He pulled it out of the case and then serenaded Elizabeth with the song, "My Girl."
At the Davis residence, Kiefer announced that he was there to keep Kristina company while she babysat Molly. Kiefer explained that the girls had arranged for Alexis to go on a date with Mac. Alexis immediately demanded to see Molly. Molly and Kristina didn't apologize for their matchmaking efforts. Alexis argued that if Mac were truly interested in her, he would have called to ask Alexis out.
Molly revealed that Mac had called to find out what Alexis was doing for New Year's Eve. Molly had taken it upon herself to accept the date because she feared that Alexis would have turned Mac down. Alexis was stunned when Molly announced that Mac was expected within fifteen minutes.
When Mac arrived, he could tell by Alexis' casual attire that she had not known about the date. Alexis advised Mac not to depend on her daughters when arranging dates because they were not in charge of her social calendar. She then insisted that the girls apologize for misleading Mac. Mac reminded Alexis that Alexis had claimed that she had enjoyed herself on their other dates. Alexis assured Mac that she hadn't been lying.
Mac didn't understand Alexis' objection to going out with him if she had a good time with him. Molly and Kristina agreed with Mac. After several minutes of prodding from the girls, Alexis changed her mind. Mac smiled when Alexis dashed to her room to change clothes.
Mac sat in the passenger seat of Alexis' car. He assured her that he would have gladly driven. Alexis insisted that she liked to drive. Alexis also confided that it kept her from "drinking something that makes me look like a menopausal woman having a seizure." Mac chuckled as he admitted that he had enjoyed seeing Alexis relaxed and having fun at Jake's. As they drove, Alexis heard a rattle. The noise continued, so Alexis pulled over to the side of the road.
Mac looked under the hood, but couldn't figure out what was wrong with the hybrid car. Mac tinkered with the engine, but the car refused to start. Alexis offered to check the engine; however, it soon became apparent that Alexis had no idea what she was looking at. Mac observed that they might as well have been examining a jet engine. Alexis decided to call for a tow truck. She was disappointed to learn that they would have to wait a couple of hours before help arrived.
Alexis wondered if she should call Spinelli since the car had a computer. Mac appeared appalled by the suggestion. He admitted that he was much more familiar with older cars. He mentioned a movie called "Bullitt," which had featured a Mustang. Mac had owned a car like the one in the movie, except Mac's car had been red. Mac was surprised that Alexis was familiar with the movie. Alexis explained that she had been a huge fan of Steve McQueen.
Mac reminded Alexis that the hero in the movie had gone down in a blaze of glory. He smiled as he pointed out that he, on the other hand, was still standing. Alexis laughed as she lightly punched Mac in the arm. Mac slipped on the ice and then landed on his butt. Alexis burst out laughing.
Inside the car, Alexis admitted that the real reason she had offered to drive was because she wanted to have the option to leave if the date didn't go well. Mac wasn't surprised. He wondered how her previous New Year's Eve had gone. Alexis admitted that it had been unremarkable. Mac smiled as he suggested that she would be able to tell people that she had spent a New Year's Eve on the side of the road dancing by moonlight at midnight.
As midnight approached, Mac and Alexis danced as "My Girl" blasted from the car's radio.
At the Davis residence, Kristina wondered where Kiefer would have taken her if they had been able to go out for New Year's Eve. Kiefer admitted that he would have taken Kristina to his house because his parents were out of town. Kiefer smiled as he suggested that he and Kristina could have "done it" in every room. Kristina grumbled that instead he was stuck babysitting with her. Kiefer claimed that he didn't mind as long as he could spend time with Kristina. Kristina was touched. As they kissed, they heard Molly giggle.
Kristina pulled away and then tossed popcorn at her sister for spying on them. After Kristina chased Molly out of the room, Kiefer tried to pick up where he and Kristina had left off. Kristina pulled away from Kiefer to remind him that they couldn't kiss with Molly in the house. Kiefer was furious. He accused Kristina of using Molly as an excuse. According to Kiefer, Kristina was nothing but a tease who enjoyed leading him on.
Kristina explained that sometimes she wasn't in the mood to be intimate. Kiefer accused Kristina of not caring about him. He suggested that she find Ethan, since she seemed interested in him. Kristina insisted that it wasn't "like that" with Ethan, but Kiefer didn't believe her. Kristina watched helplessly as Kiefer stormed out of the house.
In an undisclosed location, Franco, wearing a tuxedo, sat at an elegant table set for one. A single candle illuminated the table as Franco prepared to eat his dinner.
The episode featured the song, "My Girl," by The Temptations
December 30, 2011 Carly’s party at Metro Court, Jax is alive!Patrick took Emma out for ice cream while Robin stayed at the house and made arrangements for a trip. Patrick and Emma returned. Patrick went to dress, while Robin and Emma had a chat. Robin articulated how much she loved her little angel and told her to be a good girl for Patrick, because he'd need his daughter's love.Patrick emerged, fully dressed for a night out, and they all took photos. Robin said, "I don't think I've ever been happier than I am right now," as she took Emma to bed.
When Robin returned, Patrick was asleep on the couch. She snuggled up to him and wished him a happy new year.
Sam tossed and turned in bed as the nightmare of Franco's rape haunted her. Jason called, and she told him how much she wanted him to be with her during the holiday. He told her that Franco was gone.
Sam asked Jason to forget about Franco, at least for the night. Jason responded that he couldn't let it go. Sam all but begged until Jason relented and promised to go home. Later, Sam realized that her period was late.
Tracy ran into Ethan in front of Kelly's and asked where Luke was. Ethan replied that Luke wasn't whom he was waiting for. Tracy shared with Ethan the diamond ring that was ostensibly from Luke and accompanied an invitation to the Metro Court party. Tracy said she was finished with Luke. Ethan suggested she tell Luke in person.
Later, a cold, frustrated Ethan wrote, "looking for no one," on a to-go cup and left it on the bench outside the diner. Moments after he left, the blonde woman arrived.
Sonny visited Kate at Crimson, bringing with him a trumpet, which he played poorly. He explained his performance was subpar because there was something stuck in it. Kate removed from the horn a sketch of Sonny's restaurant's planned renovations. They reminisced about the restaurant they had frequented in the old neighborhood.
As Kate escorted Sonny out, they ran into Spinelli. Sonny demanded the money Spinelli was to pay. Spinelli handed over a 20-million-dollar check. Kate said she didn't want to know how Spinelli had gotten it and quickly ushered Sonny out of the building.
Maxie congratulated Spinelli, who asked for her aid in choosing the right outfit for a date. Maxie peppered him with questions about the woman he'd alluded to. Spinelli remained vague and exited, leaving behind a flustered Maxie.
Later, Maxie marched into Kelly's, supposedly to give Spinelli a tie clip. Maxie suggested that the woman meeting him there might have been a figment of his imagination. Spinelli looked outside at the woman who'd just missed Ethan.
Dante gave his condolences to a distraught Michael, who sat at a table in Kelly's. Dante urged his brother not to seek revenge. Michael noticed Dante's wedding band, which prompted Dante to apologize for not having invited Michael to the wedding.
Tracy asked Carly if Luke had made reservations. Carly replied that he hadn't but that someone had reserved a table under Tracy's name. Tracy approached the table and was horrified to find that Anthony, not Luke, had invited her. She stormed out, and Anthony ran after her. He caught up to her in the elevator, which broke down. Anthony explained that blackmailing her was only one of the ways he was wooing her. He took a ring out of his packet, got on bended knee, and proposed to her.
As Carly saw to the finishing New Year's Eve touches in the Metro Court's restaurant, Olivia asked when Shawn would arrive. Carly explained that Shawn and she were not together. Olivia suggested that Jax would have approved of Carly moving on. Carly called Michael and invited him to the party. Michael accepted and said he'd be there.
Later, as the crowd gathered for the festivities, a hostile Michael walked in and made an announcement. He proposed a toast to Carly. He began by heaping insinuation-laden praise upon his mother, before switching to a eulogy for Jax. He looked Carly in the eye. "Jax is alive, and you knew it the whole time," he accused.
Alexis demanded to know if it was true, and Michael revealed that he'd seen Jax at the airport. Carly stated that she didn't know for sure if Jax was alive. However, the yacht that she and Jax owned had gone missing just after the crash that had supposedly killed him. She believed that Jax was alive, hiding from Sonny, who'd tried to kill him.
Sonny accused Carly of lying so that Sonny would get convicted of Jax's death. Michael asked his mother how she could have put her kids through the hell they'd lived in all those months, before he stormed out. Dante ran after Michael, leaving behind Sonny and Carly to battle.
Michael stepped onto a roadway as Jason's motorcycle sped toward him. Unable to control his bike, Jason plowed right into Michael. Both lay on the roadway, unconscious.
At the airport, Jax sat awaiting his flight. "Daddy's on his way, sweetheart," he uttered as he looked at a photo of Josslyn.
New Year's Dvd #4
New Year’s 2012 Haunted Star Party (aired on Jan 2, 2013 due to being bumped from an earlier pre-emption)
At the apartment, Ellie sported a mud mask as she relaxed and read a magazine. Maxie entered the living room and glanced at Ellie as the phone rang. It was Lulu calling to wish Maxie a Happy New Year and to let Maxie know that she would stop by later. Maxie reminded Lulu that Lulu had a club to run and assured her that she would see Lulu the following day, and probably every day after that, for the next nine months. Lulu wondered if Maxie really wanted to be alone on New Year's Eve, so Maxie revealed that Ellie was home. Lulu was surprised because she had assumed that Ellie and Spinelli had had plans.
Maxie decided to end the call, so she told Lulu to wish Dante a happy New Year and disconnected the call. Maxie was curious what Spinelli was doing for New Year's Eve, so Ellie explained that he was on his own. Maxie realized that Ellie and Spinelli had broken up, so she wondered what had happened. Ellie insisted that it didn't matter, but then admitted that Spinelli had invited Ellie to meet him on the hospital's rooftop at midnight like in the movie An Affair to Remember. Maxie wondered why Ellie was still at the apartment, so Ellie explained that Ellie would never be Spinelli's first priority.
Maxie realized that the split had to do with her, so Ellie suggested that Maxie's self-absorption bordered on egomania. Maxie ignored the remark and explained that what had happened on Christmas Eve had been Maxie's fault and that Spinelli had been eager to introduce Ellie to his "famiglia." Ellie seemed skeptical, so Maxie conceded that Spinelli had seemed happier than he had been in years. Maxie insisted that Spinelli had chosen Ellie because he had moved on, so Maxie assured Ellie that Maxie had too. At Maxie's urging, Ellie decided to meet Spinelli on the rooftop.
Later, Maxie was watching the New Year's Eve celebrations on television, but her thoughts were on the night that Spinelli had told Maxie that he had chosen Ellie. Moments later, Ellie entered the living room, dressed a beautiful red dress. Maxie assured Ellie that Ellie looked perfect, so Ellie thanked Maxie for the talk. Ellie noticed the time. "Wish me luck," Ellie said as she rushed out the door to meet Spinelli. "Good luck," Maxie softly said after Ellie had left.
Maxie heard scratching at the front door, so she grabbed an umbrella and opened the door. Maxie was surprised when she saw a small dog on her doorstep. She tried to shoo it away, but the puppy ran into the apartment and lay down on the sofa. Maxie started to march to the sofa, but tripped on the rug and fell.
At the Drake residence, Patrick was on the phone with Britt when Emma entered the living room. Emma wanted to go to the New Year's Eve party with Patrick, so Patrick covered the phone's mouthpiece as he explained that the party was for adults. Emma complained that "Dr. Britt" didn't act like a grownup, so Patrick scolded his daughter and sent her to her room to change into her pajamas. After Emma left the room, Patrick resumed his conversation with Britt. Britt was curious if Patrick and Emma had been talking about her, so Patrick explained Emma wanted to go to the party. However, Patrick assured Britt that Emma would cheer up when Sabrina arrived because Emma loved Sabrina.
"Who doesn't?" Britt asked, while carefully hiding her disdain for the young nurse. Moments later, the doorbell rang, so Patrick ended the call and opened the door. Sabrina stood on the doorstep, wearing a pair of 2013 New Year's Eve glasses. Patrick smiled when she blew on her noisemaker and entered the house. She revealed that she had picked up party favors for Emma, too, because she thought that Emma would enjoy them. Patrick agreed as Sabrina became lost in a fantasy about Patrick kissing her.
Sabrina snapped out of the fantasy when Patrick had to repeat her name several times and asked where she had gone. "Nowhere at all," Sabrina assured him as Emma ran into the living room and warmly greeted her. Sabrina showed Emma the party favors that she had picked up, so Emma suggested that Patrick stay instead of going out. Emma put on her 2013 New Year's Eve glasses and handed a pair to Patrick to try on. Sabrina offered to snap a picture, so Patrick and Emma posed.
Afterwards, Patrick promised to wake his daughter when he returned home, and he left. Later, Sabrina and Emma watched the New Year's Eve festivities on television. Emma was curious what adult parties were like, so Sabrina explained that people talked and danced. "Will Daddy dance with Dr. Britt?" Emma wondered. "Probably," Sabrina replied. Emma was curious if Britt would be her new mother, so Sabrina carefully asked how Emma would feel about that.
"Terrible. I don't like her," Emma admitted. Sabrina was surprised when Emma confessed that she'd rather have Sabrina as a mother. Sabrina assured Emma that she would be proud to be Emma's mother because Emma was a wonderful little girl, but Emma already had the world's best mother. "But she's in Heaven," Emma reminded Sabrina. Sabrina promised to always be Emma's friend, but no one could replace Emma's mother. Emma nodded and hugged Sabrina.
At the hospital, Britt was relieved when her shift ended because she was eager to join Patrick at the Haunted Star. However, her plans were delayed when Michael arrived with Starr and asked for Britt to examine Starr. Britt reluctantly agreed, even though Starr insisted that she was fine. Britt led the couple to an examination room and checked Starr for signs of a possible concussion. Britt decided that more testing was needed when Michael revealed that Starr had been unconscious for several minutes. Starr argued that they didn't have time for that because Connie had abducted Johnny. Michael assured Starr that he would alert the police, so he called Dante.
Later, Britt determined that Starr was fine and then quickly left. Michael questioned if Britt had looked at the right chart, but Starr assured Michael that she felt fine, so Michael hugged her tightly as he confessed that he had been terrified when he had found her unconscious. He admitted that he couldn't take it if anything were to happen to her. Michael suggested that they spend New Year's Eve the same way that they had spent Christmas. Starr smiled at the idea of ringing in the New Year with Michael in bed.
Meanwhile, Britt had changed into a sexy tight dress. She called Patrick to apologize for the delay but assured him that she was on her way. After she ended the call, Britt waited for the elevator to arrive. Moments later, the door slid open. A woman and young girl exited the elevator and smiled when they saw Britt because they had been looking for her.
Britt greeted the little girl by the wrong name, so the mother corrected Britt and explained that they had wanted to give Britt some peanut brittle as a show of appreciation for everything that Britt had done for the little girl. Britt leaned down to accept a hug from the little girl, who promptly vomited down the back of Britt's dress.
Britt was forced to change into a pair of scrubs, so she called Patrick to let him know that she would be there soon. Maxie arrived as Britt was on the phone with Patrick. Britt was frustrated when Maxie explained that she had fallen, so she was concerned about the baby.
Patrick had overheard enough to know that Britt would be delayed yet again, so he decided to take a rain check on the date and promised to call Britt the following day. Exasperated, Britt took Maxie to an examination room to make sure that everything was okay with the baby. A short time later, Britt broke the news to Maxie that Maxie had suffered a miscarriage.
Patrick arrived home and smiled when he saw Sabrina asleep on the sofa. He touched her shoulder, which startled her awake. Patrick immediately apologized, but Sabrina assured him that it was okay. She was curious what time it was, so Patrick revealed that it was a few minutes before midnight, and then explained that Britt hadn't been able to make it to the Haunted Star. Sabrina started to leave, but Patrick invited her to stay to ring in the new year with him by watching television and eating popcorn. Sabrina agreed, so she sat down.
As the ball dropped in Times Square, Sabrina turned to look at Patrick. The air of casual friendship suddenly shifted as they slowly leaned towards each other for a New Year's kiss.
On the hospital's rooftop, Spinelli thanked Milo for helping Spinelli to transform the rooftop into a romantic setting for Spinelli's midnight rendezvous with Ellie. Spinelli's only regret was the thick fog. Milo was curious why Spinelli was so nervous, so Spinelli explained that Ellie had convinced herself that Spinelli would rather be with Maxie than with Ellie. Milo wondered if Ellie was right, so Spinelli pointed out that he wouldn't have gone to so much trouble for Ellie if he would rather be with Maxie.
Spinelli hoped that midnight would be a new beginning, but he remained nervous, so he wanted to do a run-through to make sure everything was right. Milo reluctantly agreed to stand in for Ellie, so Spinelli turned on Moonlight Sonata and held out a chair for "Ellie." Milo took a seat as Spinelli pretended to pop the cork on the champagne. Afterwards, Spinelli invited "Ellie" to dance, so Milo played along and danced with Spinelli. Afterwards, Spinelli led Milo to a telescope as he revealed that he intended to point out the brightest star in the sky for Ellie to wish upon.
Later, Spinelli started to become concerned as midnight drew closer without any sign of Ellie. Milo handed him a bottle of peppermint schnapps to calm Spinelli's nerves. Spinelli recognized the bottle as a gift that he had given to Sonny two years earlier for Christmas. Milo claimed that Sonny had enjoyed the gift so much that he had decided to start giving everyone a bottle of the schnapps every Christmas. "Well played," Spinelli replied as he took a swig.
Milo didn't understand Spinelli's lack of confidence, since Spinelli clearly knew how to romance a woman. Milo confided that women only paid attention to him when he was half-naked on stage. Spinelli confessed that he wouldn't mind being viewed as a sex object, so Milo proposed that they give each other pointers. Milo hoped to find the right woman, since Lulu had married the boss's son. Milo thought perhaps he might even date Maxie, so Spinelli quickly informed him that Maxie was pregnant.
After Milo gave Spinelli's some tips on how to strip, Milo decided to head out so that he could find someone to share a New Year's Eve kiss with. Spinelli started to return the bottle of schnapps to Milo, but Milo told him to keep it. After Milo left, Spinelli continued to drink. As midnight arrived, Spinelli realized that Ellie wasn't going to show, so he decided to call her.
On the Haunted Star, Lulu welcomed Olivia and Steve. They all looked forward to 2013 and the arrival of Lulu and Dante's baby. Lulu was curious if Olivia had any vibes about the upcoming year, so Olivia smiled and started to assure Lulu that the baby would be healthy. However, Olivia smile disappeared when she spotted the puppy from her visions at the bar. Olivia was rattled by the vision. Moments later, Dante joined them and told them that Connie was on some kind of rampage.
Nearby, Todd and Carly arrived for the New Year's Eve party. Todd was not happy to be in Carly's ex-boyfriend's nightclub because he wanted her to move forward, not look back. Carly explained that the Haunted Star made the best martinis and that it was the place to be seen. Todd suspected that Carly hoped that Johnny would see them together, so Carly pointed out that there was nothing wrong with Johnny getting the message that she had moved on. Todd conceded that he was fine with that.
Moments later, Todd and Carly approached Lulu to congratulate Lulu on the baby. Todd was curious where Johnny was, so Dante revealed that the same woman who had assaulted Starr had kidnapped Johnny. Todd immediately demanded to know what had happened, so Dante assured him that Starr was fine. Todd wasn't satisfied, so he called Starr to find out for himself. Meanwhile, Olivia couldn't understand why Connie couldn't leave Starr alone.
Later, Dante suggested that his mother make a New Year's resolution not to lie to her son. Olivia had no idea what he was talking about, so Dante reminded her that she had been evasive when he had greeted her and asked her how she was doing. He was certain that she'd had another vision of the dog. Olivia warned Dante that the dog was trouble. Moments later, Lulu joined them, so Dante dropped the subject. Steve walked up to whisk Olivia away so that they could ring in the New Year at his place.
After Todd ended his call with Starr, he told Carly that Starr was fine. Carly admitted that she had known that Connie had been lying about Johnny. Todd was curious why Carly was thinking about Johnny after the way that Johnny had betrayed her. Todd was relieved when she assured him that she hadn't been thinking about Johnny because Todd had started to doubt her commitment to moving forward. Carly wondered about Todd's own commitment to move on from Blair. Todd insisted that asking Carly out was proof that he had moved on, but Carly remained skeptical, so she asked to see his phone.
Todd refused to hand it over, so Carly wondered if he had called Blair to tell her about Starr. Todd admitted that he had texted Blair to let her know.
"I rest my case," Carly replied smugly. Todd assured Carly that he wasn't hung up on his ex-wife, because Blair always saw the worst in him, so he had decided to let Blair go. Carly reminded Todd that they were friends and had promised to be honest with each other about their feelings. Carly assured Todd that all she felt for Johnny was contempt.
However, Carly was curious how Todd could expect her not to think about Johnny when Blair was always on Todd's mind. Todd conceded that they both had a habit of looking back, but he was determined to look forward to the future with Carly. Carly smiled, so they toasted to moving forward as the countdown began. Moments later, Todd and Carly shared a New Year's Eve kiss.
In the parking garage, Trey told Connie that he had decided to take a job in California, so he would be leaving Port Charles for good. Connie revealed that she too intended to leave town because things weren't working out with Johnny. Meanwhile, Kristina heard thumping from the trunk of Connie's car, so she asked Connie what was in the trunk. Connie explained that it was luggage, but Kristina argued that luggage didn't make noise. Trey walked to the trunk of the car and became concerned when he heard the noise.
Connie tried to blame it on mice, but Trey ordered Connie to open the trunk. Connie pretended to use her key fob to open the trunk, but it didn't open, so she announced that she would have to do it from inside her car.
Meanwhile, Starr was surprised when Todd called to check on her after he had heard about what had happened. Starr assured her father that she was fine and promised to make Connie pay. Todd warned Starr to stay away from Connie, so Starr admitted that she was headed to Michael's apartment. After Starr ended the call, Michael spotted Kristina and Trey, so he called out to them. Connie panicked when she saw Starr, so Connie started the car and sped away.
Starr realized that Connie had been behind the wheel, so she told Kristina and Trey about Johnny's kidnapping. Kristina and Trey realized that the thumping noise in the trunk of Connie's car had been Johnny. Starr was determined to catch up with Connie to rescue Johnny, so Michael insisted on driving. Kristina and Trey climbed into the back of Michael's car.
Meanwhile, Connie raced down the road. She apologized to Johnny for the bumpy ride, but insisted that it was necessary.
Ellie's car broke down as she drove to the hospital, so she decided to start walking. She was frustrated because she couldn't get a cell phone signal to let Spinelli know that she was on her way.
In Michael's car, Trey noted that the fog was thick as pea soup, so Kristina warned Michael to drive carefully. Starr realized that they were on the road that Hope and Cole had been killed on. Michael glanced at Starr to make sure that she was okay. Seconds later, Starr shouted for Michael to watch out. Michael tried to swerve to avoid a collision.
In Connie's car, Connie was relieved when it appeared that the fog had lifted, so she took her eyes off the road to let Johnny know. Tragedy struck when Connie glanced back at the road in time to notice that Ellie was in her direct path. "Oh, my God," Connie shouted as she tried to swerve her car away from Ellie. Ellie was relieved when her cell phone suddenly rang and she saw that it was Spinelli. Seconds later, she looked up and screamed in terror as a car careened towards her.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
At the Metro Court, Jake again asked Carly for a job, admitting that the whole shoveling snow thing had gotten old really fast. Upon hearing how he'd been earning money, an upset Carly said, "You could have frozen to death!" Jake admitted that he'd moved out of Elizabeth's place because it was hard competing with someone who'd returned from the dead. Jake added that he'd moved out because he'd been getting too comfortable with Elizabeth and the kids, and he didn't even know if he had a family of his own out there. He thought Elizabeth deserved a chance at happiness with Ric. That, of course, pushed Carly's buttons and sent her off on an anti-Ric tirade, after which she hired Jake to bartend.
Ric and Elizabeth ran into Julian. While Julian tried to explain that he'd been coerced into doing what he'd done, Ric wasn't feeling particularly forgiving, basically calling Julian a bad mobster. Not "bad" as in "wicked", but rather "bad" as in "lame." "You shouldn't even be in the game," Ric told Julian, "because you're weak and you're sloppy. You keep me from the people that I love for six months, you frame me for a murder that I didn't commit and then you have the audacity to stand there and insist that it wasn't your fault!"
As Ric insisted he had no intention of seeking revenge on someone who was clearly self-destructing, Julian's night got even worse when Alexis arrived on Ned's arm. The two men butted heads as Alexis urged them to not "act like kindergartners." Olivia threw herself into the budding melee and dragged Julian off for a drink so they could complain about their would-be significant others being together. Ned surprised Alexis by getting them a room at the hotel, which caused Olivia to roll her eyes before reluctantly hitting the dance floor with Julian.
Things got a tad awkward when Jake wound up serving Champagne to Patrick and Sam, who instantly tensed at the approach of the man she believed had held her hostage. When Sam questioned his new job, Jake quipped, "I'm going to miss the excitement of holding women hostage at gunpoint, but what can I say? I needed the dental." His stab at humor went over like a lead balloon. Sam warned that once the ball dropped, she'd go back to trying to prove Jake was a bad guy.
Sparks flew, as always, between Anna and Duke, even though he wound up spending the evening with Lucy, while Anna's date was Sloane. Sloane insisted he had a date for the evening, but the woman he'd met earlier that day at the gym, Ivy, showed up on Nikolas' arm. It turned out they'd met in the lobby and, during the elevator ride up to the Metro Court, formed a "connection." Jordan told Shawn about the little lie she'd told to prevent Julian from killing her. Reluctantly, Shawn agreed to make her fib a truth by convincing Duke to allow her into the Corinthos organization. Duke, however, said he would have to test Jordan's loyalty with an assignment before she could join them.
For Maxie and Nathan, there was good news -- he caught a plane -- and bad -- his flight was diverted to Beechers Corners. "Apparently, the universe doesn't want us to spend New Year's Eve together," Nathan said with a sigh. As if to prove it, a miscommunication sent Maxie to Beechers Corners as Nathan headed for their apartment where an all dolled-up Lulu and Dante were chowing down on the ribs Maxie had ordered for her guy. Worse, Maxie parked in a loading zone, and as a result, her car was towed. Dante and Lulu wound up skipping out on the Metro Court party in favor of celebrating privately at home. With only two minutes to spare, Maxie and Nathan would up in the same place at the same time.
In the final moment of 2014, Carly made a special toast. "As we say goodbye to 2014, my wish is that we all learn from our mistakes," she said, "and that we all find something good and precious to hold on to as we move forward. That we mend what was broken, that we heal what was hurt, and we honor those we lost by living life to the fullest. So whatever 2014 has meant to you, I hope there's a better year to come for all of us."
And with that, many Port Charles pairings exchanged a New Year's kiss. Of course, there were the folks you'd expect -- Sam and Patrick, Shawn and Jordan, and Ric and Liz. And then there were the unexpected busses. What started as a playful peck for Duke and Lucy turned into something a bit more than either expected, while Sloane and Anna, too, went for a smooch. Seeing Ned and Alexis nuzzling led Olivia to share a kiss with Julian, but only after declaring, "This never happened!" And seeing Jake with the most hangdog expression ever, Carly declared, "Come here, you!" before pulling him into a pretty steamy liplock.
But it was, of course, Nathan and Maxie who finally were able to be together. "I cannot think of a better way to start 2015," he declared as, at long last, they fell into one another's arms.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 At the Drake residence, Robin greeted Patrick as he arrived home after dropping Emma off at a sleepover. They happily talked about their daughter's future and agreed that Emma would be a wonderful writer. Patrick mentioned that he had picked up a surprise for their quiet New Year's Eve at home. Robin was delighted when she discovered her favorite treat, chocolate-covered popcorn, in the bag he handed her. Robin admitted that she had a present for him, too, and handed him a perpetual calendar.
Robin explained that she wanted Patrick to see that they could have infinite days together if he wished it. Patrick's brow furrowed as he asked if Robin was saying what he thought she was. She smiled with joy when he added that he wanted nothing more than to spend the rest of his days with her and asked her to marry him. Robin jokingly asked if they had truly just proposed to each other. Patrick reminded her that it was a tradition, but she suggested that they give each other an answer at the same time. "Yes," they said in unison and kissed.
Patrick led Robin to the bedroom and made love to her. As the glow of the fireworks filled the sky outside their window, Patrick and Robin pledged their love to one another then wished each other a happy New Year.
At Greystone Manor, Dante stopped by to wish Sonny and Carly a happy New Year and to find out if Morgan was home because Dante hoped to take his brother to the Floating Rib to watch the college football playoffs. Sonny and Carly explained that Morgan had gone out for the evening without telling them where. Moments later, Michael arrived. Carly happily greeted Michael with a hug, while Sonny asked if Michael and Sabrina had plans for the evening.
Michael became evasive as Sonny continued to ask about Sabrina until Dante took pity on Michael and invited Michael to the Floating Rib. Michael happily made a hasty exit with Dante as someone knocked on the front door. It was Jason. Michael and Dante loitered in the foyer as Jason entered the living room to wish Sonny and Carly a happy New Year and repay Sonny the bail money Sonny had loaned Jason. Sonny and Carly invited Jason to stay, but Jason refused because he knew it was a special evening for Sonny and Carly. Jason quickly said his goodbyes and left. In the foyer, Michael and Dante invited Jason to go to the Floating Rib with them, so Jason agreed.
In the living room, Carly admitted that Jason had been right about the importance of the evening. Sonny and Carly agreed that they were both lucky because they couldn't have imagined they'd be married and ringing in the New Year a year before. Sonny apologized for taking his frustration over his injuries out on Carly, but he promised that he felt blessed to have her in his life. Sonny regretted that he couldn't dance with Carly on New Year's Eve as he had hoped, but Carly didn't mind because she was certain they'd have their dance.
After Sonny and Carly kissed, Carly decided to fetch a fresh bottle of Champagne to toast to the New Year because it was bad luck to drink from a bottle that had already been opened. Carly left the room, but Sonny didn't notice as his eyes rounded with disbelief because he had felt movement in his leg. Carly returned as the clock struck midnight, and she saw Sonny's leg twitch. Her eyes filled with tears as she rushed to his side. Elated, Sonny confirmed he'd felt movement in his leg and told her that 2016 would be a great year.
Meanwhile, Sam stood on the pier overlooking the harbor as she absently played with her star necklace. She was startled when Kristina passed, eager to get to the Floating Rib for some fun. Kristina invited Sam to join her, but Sam declined. Kristina refused to take no for an answer and dragged her sister to the Floating Rib.
Nearby, Franco met a man to exchange a large sum of money for a package.
At the Floating Rib, Morgan found a seat in the crowded bar and ordered a club soda as he pulled out two prescription bottles. Morgan looked up at the television set as everyone suddenly cheered. He noticed the patrons drinking and changed his order to a beer.
Later, Kristina and Sam arrived. Kristina offered to fetch drinks while Sam grabbed an open pool table, but Kristina stopped to quickly check her phone. Morgan saw his sister and called out to Kristina to ask what she was up to. She tucked the phone away, but he picked up on her skittishness and asked what was going on. Kristina realized that she could trust Morgan to keep her secret, since he wouldn't want Sonny and Carly to find out that he'd been drinking.
Kristina started to tell Morgan about her troubles, but Darby walked up. Morgan introduced Darby to his sister, but Darby and Kristina already knew each other from high school. After they exchanged stilted greetings, Kristina went to check on Sam. Darby took a drink from Morgan's beer then asked if he wanted to leave, but he explained that he had to take care of something for his father later because he didn't trust his father's men to handle it.
Morgan realized that he might have said too much, but Michael walked up and demanded to know what Morgan was doing. Darby quickly excused herself as Michael began to lecture Morgan about mixing alcohol with medication. Annoyed, Morgan told Michael not to worry and left.
Nearby, Valerie and Dillon struck up a friendly conversation. They talked about the football game until Valerie mentioned that she'd had a change of plans for the evening at the last minute. Dillon sensed it somehow involved Dante and assured Valerie that she could talk to him. She admitted that she and Dante had broken up, but she conceded that it hadn't been a real relationship, since they'd barely seen each other and Dante had been on the rebound.
Dillon felt bad for Valerie, but she assured him that it had been for the best. A short time later, Dante entered the bar and approached Valerie. Dante greeted her and asked about the game, but Valerie cut the conversation short, told him to enjoy the game, and walked away. Valerie approached Dillon to let him know that it was time for her to leave. Dillon saw Dante and offered to take Valerie home.
At the pool table, Sam was surprised when she saw Jason approach. After they said hello, Sam challenged Jason to a game of pool. Jason was stunned when Sam easily won, but she pointed out that she had warned him that she was quite good. Kristina walked up and began to play matchmaker, but Sam chased her sister off. Jason took everything in stride and invited Sam to play another game of pool. Sam accepted but also kept her eye on the playoff game.
Sam jumped with joy when the team she had been rooting for won, but she stumbled back and into Jason's arms. Embarrassed, Sam apologized as she regained her footing. Jason shrugged it off, so Sam decided to focus on the pool game. However, everyone began to count down to midnight. Sam and Jason smiled as they wished each other a happy New Year.
Outside, Valerie was delighted that her favorite college football team had won. In the excitement, Dillon kissed Valerie, but they quickly pulled apart and agreed that there hadn't been any sparks between them. Valerie confessed that it was also too soon for her to get involved with someone else.
At the Haunted Star, Lulu stood behind the bar, but her good humor vanished when Johnny sat down. She feared that someone might recognize him and call the police. Johnny assured her that he had everything well in hand and slid on a pair of 2016 New Years glasses, which covered most of his face. Appeased, Lulu smiled and returned to work.
Nearby, Nina approached Curtis to introduce herself and ask if he would be interested in modeling for her magazine. Curtis agreed and took the business card that Nina had extended, but his smile faded when Franco walked up and introduced himself as Nina's boyfriend. Nina told Franco about Curtis' agreement to model for her, but Franco pointedly warned Nina that Curtis would be too busy. Curtis took the cue and excused himself.
At the bar, Curtis ordered a scotch as Johnny slowly turned his chair away from Curtis. Lulu explained that the bartender was on break and introduced herself as the club's owner. Curtis flirted and persuaded Lulu to pour him a scotch. After Curtis walked away, Johnny warned Lulu that Curtis was a police officer. Alarmed, Lulu ushered Johnny away from the party and to a cabin.
At one of the tables, Franco cautioned Nina that Curtis had been trying to pick her up. Nina seemed genuinely shocked, but Franco assured her that it was true because she was "hot and amazing." Nina grinned as she conceded that Franco knew how to sweet-talk a girl, but Franco shifted gears to explain that he had been running late because of an errand. He set a paper bag on the table and invited her to open it. Nina was stunned when she pulled out a jewelry case with a dazzling diamond necklace nestled inside.
Franco stood up to put it on Nina as he explained that he had sold a painting that he had hidden away in storage to pay for the extravagant gift. Nina assured him that it hadn't been necessary, but he insisted that he wanted her to know how much he loved and appreciated her. Touched, Nina kissed Franco then dashed off to the bathroom to admire the necklace in the mirror. Moments later, Curtis walked up to let Franco know that he knew exactly who Franco was because Robert Frank had been the most wanted man when Curtis had worked as a Baltimore police officer.
Franco refused to be intimidated. Nina returned but didn't seem to pick up on the tension between Franco and Curtis. Curtis told Nina to look him up if she shook free of Franco. After Curtis walked away, Nina dismissed what Curtis had said and praised Franco for being the most romantic man she knew. Franco was eager to whisk Nina home and make love to her. Nina smiled as the New Year rang in and Franco kissed her.
In the cabin, Lulu poured two glasses of Champagne from a bottle she had snagged as she'd left the bar. She handed one to Johnny and made a toast to the New Year. As the ship's guests celebrated the New Year, Johnny kissed Lulu. She pulled back for an instant then changed her mind and returned the kiss with passion.
On the piers, Raj wrapped up his business dealings, unaware that Morgan had been hiding around a corner and spying on him. After Raj left, Morgan stepped forward. Moments later, Dante approached and asked what Morgan was doing on the piers.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
On a bus bound for Los Angeles, Kiki was stunned when the bus driver announced that the next stop would be in five hours. Dillon advised her to ignore him if it would help, but Kiki grumbled that she wouldn't have been on the bus if she'd been able to ignore Dillon. Surprised, Dillon asked if she'd left Port Charles because of him. "You. Valerie," Kiki reluctantly admitted. Dillon was curious why Kiki had a problem with Valerie, so Kiki explained that Valerie seemed cool and was a police officer. However, Kiki couldn't stand the thought of seeing him and Valerie together, especially when she'd heard Dillon talking about his night with Valerie.
Dillon smiled with understanding and admitted that he and Valerie had spent the night talking about how much relationships sucked. He assured Kiki that he and Valerie were just friends. Embarrassed, Kiki quietly admitted that she'd left town because of him. Dillon smiled and confessed that he'd been headed to California because of her. Kiki and Dillon decided the only thing for them to do was toast. Kiki pulled a bottle of wine out and opened it. "To fate," Kiki proposed. After they wished each other a happy New Year and sipped their drinks, Dillon kissed Kiki.
At Nelle's apartment, Bobbie questioned Nelle about the pill that Bobbie had found in Sonny's bedroom. Bobbie explained that nurses were familiar with pills used to regulate a person's blood pressure, which was especially helpful when someone had only one kidney. Nelle conceded that the pill was hers, but she claimed that she'd dropped a bottle of her blood pressure pills in Sonny's bedroom on the day Nelle had picked up Carly's clothes for Morgan's funeral. Nelle added that she had thought that she had picked up all the tablets, but Bobbie was skeptical because she couldn't imagine a pill laying around for over a month when Sonny had a full-time maid.
Nelle became defensive and accused Bobbie of constantly questioning Nelle's motives and expecting the worst from her. Nelle knew Bobbie had a problem with her, and there was nothing that Nelle could do to fix it. Bobbie agreed, but she offered to keep an open mind then switched gears to ask about Nelle's relationship with Michael. Nelle admitted that she liked Michael because he was a great guy, but she insisted they were just friends and added that she'd turned down Michael's offer to spend the evening together. Bobbie was pleased and told her it had been a step in the right direction.
Bobbie acknowledged that she could be a hard person, but she explained that she had to be tough because people tried to take advantage of Carly and her children when they saw what they had. Bobbie realized that Nelle had no idea what it meant to be a Spencer, but Bobbie explained that she would not let anyone or anything hurt her daughter or Carly's family. Bobbie wished Nelle a happy New Year and left. A short time later, Nelle called Michael to let him know that she'd changed her mind about spending the evening at home alone.
At Greystone Manor, Sonny invited Carly to spend the evening with him, celebrating the New Year. Carly conceded that she had loved spending Christmas with him, but she declined to stay for New Year's Eve. Sonny sensed her indecision and confessed that he needed the company because it would be difficult ringing in the new year without Morgan. He implored Carly to at least try, but she didn't know how because she was still waiting for the pain of losing a child to ebb.
Carly recalled the previous year when they'd been filled with hope because Sonny had felt the first stirrings of movement in his paralyzed legs. Sonny assured his wife that hope hadn't died with their son because Christmas had given him a brief glimmer of it. Carly desperately wanted to feel that hope, but losing Morgan had taught her that she had to be realistic about the life that Sonny led and the danger it presented -- not just to him, but also their entire family. Carly pointed out that as far as she could see, nothing had changed. "Has it?" Carly asked.
Sonny reminded Carly that he'd called off the hit, but Carly argued that it had practically taken "an act of God" to get Sonny to do it. Sonny asked Carly to give them a chance to stand together because he loved her. Carly hated the idea of a life without Sonny, but she couldn't risk losing another person she cared about. Sonny watched as Carly walked out.
At Metro Court, Lulu desperately tried to wake Maxie up, but Maxie remained sound asleep. Robin entered the room and immediately became concerned when she saw her cousin. Lulu explained that Maxie had taken the nighttime cold medicine and fallen asleep. Robin instructed Lulu to get Maxie into the shower and only turn on the cold water. Meanwhile, Robin fetched some hot coffee.
A short time later, a screeching and wet Maxie ran out of the bathroom. Lulu followed and explained that it had been necessary to drench Maxie in cold water to wake the bride up. Maxie pulled her robe tighter and flopped on the bed as Robin returned with coffee. Robin handed Maxie a cup of hot coffee while Lulu fetched Maxie's wedding dress and dropped it on Maxie's lap. Maxie smiled at the beautiful gown until she suddenly sneezed and splashed coffee on the dress's bodice. Lulu jumped up to get some club soda to blot the stain, but Robin was concerned about Maxie's fever and asked if Maxie had had a flu shot.
Maxie admitted that she hadn't had time, so Robin tucked Maxie under the covers and informed her cousin that Maxie was too sick to get married. Lulu agreed with Robin.
In Nathan's hotel room, Nathan announced that his wedding was off. Alarmed, Dante asked what was going on. Nathan revealed that Claudette's mother had called to tell him that she'd been looking through Claudette's things in the hopes of finding something that might help her find Claudette, but Claudette's mother had discovered Nathan's divorce papers, which had been unsigned and not filed. Nathan explained that he was still legally married to Claudette and showed Dante the photograph on his phone of the document Claudette's mother had sent. Dante was curious why Nathan had never questioned why he hadn't received the finalized documents in the mail, but Nathan pointed out that he'd never been divorced before.
A short time later, Nathan knocked on Maxie's hotel room door. Robin and Lulu hustled Dante out to give Maxie privacy to let Nathan know that she was too sick to get married. Nathan assured Maxie that it was fine, but he revealed that he had bad news too. Maxie was stunned when he told her that he was still legally married to Claudette. Maxie's disbelief quickly turned to anger because she was certain that Claudette had intentionally withheld the information to use it to her own advantage. Nathan assured Maxie that he fully intended to spend the rest of his life with Maxie and vowed that no one would stop him because he loved her.
Nathan noticed that it was almost midnight. Maxie smiled as she assured him that nothing would stop her from ringing in the year with a New Year's Eve kiss. Nathan slipped into the other room to fetch them something to drink, but Maxie was sound asleep when he returned. Nathan crawled between the covers with Maxie, kissed her gently on the cheek, and then held her in his arms.
In Nathan's hotel room, Dante sensed that something other than Maxie's postponed wedding was on Lulu's mind. Lulu told him about her conversation with Laura about Charlotte. Dante wasn't surprised when Lulu confessed that she'd decided to go for full custody. Lulu admitted that she didn't want Valentin to be a part of Charlotte's life. Dante assured Lulu that she had his full support. Lulu was pleasantly surprised because she had expected him to raise some objections, but he insisted that they had to do what was best for Charlotte.
Dante asked Lulu to trust that they were a team and promised that a judge would readily rule in their favor because Valentin couldn't prove that he could provide Charlotte with a good home. Lulu smiled and kissed Dante. Later, they entered the hotel's restaurant to celebrate New Year's Eve and toast to their daughter.
Elsewhere in the restaurant, Valentin showered Nina with compliments. She beamed with happiness, but her smile quickly faded when she mentioned that she'd had a run-in with Lulu. Valentin was curious what had happened, so Nina told him that Lulu intended to get Charlotte all to herself as Nina had warned. Valentin revealed that he'd already been aware of Lulu's plans, but Nina wondered what grounds Lulu had to take Charlotte away from a devoted father like Valentin. Valentin explained that he'd traveled extensively throughout his life, he was single, and he didn't have a support system. However, he assured Nina that he didn't intend to go down without a fight.
Across town, Jason and Sam entered the church as Lucy practiced the wedding ceremony she would perform for Nathan and Maxie. Lucy concluded the ceremony by inviting the wedding couple to kiss and seal their union. Jason and Sam smiled then kissed. Lucy heard them and turned to warmly greet them. As they chatted, Robin entered the church to let everyone know that the wedding had been postponed because the bride was sick with the flu. Sam was disappointed for Maxie, while Lucy asked if there was anything she could do to help. Robin put Lucy to work spreading the word and posting a sign at the door about the canceled wedding.
After Lucy left, Robin congratulated Jason and Sam on the addition to their family. Jason asked if Patrick was in town, but Robin shook her head and explained that he'd been stuck at work. Jason and Sam invited Robin to join them at Metro Court Restaurant, so she agreed to meet them after she made a quick stop along the way.
A short time later, Robin stopped by to check on Sonny. Sonny happily greeted his friend and invited her inside. Robin was proud of how Sonny had been handling Morgan's death, so he revealed that Jason had found proof that had exonerated Sonny from any wrongdoing in his son's death. Robin was relieved for Sonny's sake and asked about his family. Sonny conceded that he'd been working things out with his family, but Carly still couldn't trust him. Sonny didn't blame Carly, but Robin gave Sonny a pep talk and assured him that he and Carly would work things out.
At Metro Court Restaurant, Curtis saw Jordan, but he was uncertain if he should greet her or ignore her. Jordan smiled and wished him a happy New Year. She admitted that she was determined to let go of the things that had pulled her back in 2016, which included her contentious relationship with Curtis. Pleased, Curtis smiled and wished her a happy New Year. Their conversation quickly turned to Curtis' investigation as Jordan revealed that she had been pressured to get the evidence needed to send Sonny to jail for the rest of his life.
Jordan added that she'd been given the funds to hire Curtis as an outside investigator for the police department, but Curtis asked if there was a catch. Jordan sensed that he was upset about something and questioned why he'd have an issue with helping the police with a case he'd already been investigating. Curtis clarified that he'd been investigating who had planted the bomb and added that it wasn't a slam-dunk that Sonny had been behind it. Jordan asked if Curtis would rather work for Jason or the police. To her surprise, Curtis admitted that he didn't mind working with Jason.
Curtis decided that he and Jordan were done talking, but Andre walked up and asked for a moment of Curtis' time. Andre admitted that he regretted that he'd answered Jordan's phone and had acted like a jerk by not telling her about Curtis' call. Andre promised Curtis that it would not happen again. Curtis graciously accepted the apology and wished Andre a happy New Year.
After Curtis left, Jordan smiled at Andre. He looked at the necklace he'd given her and admitted that he loved it on her almost as much as he loved her. Jordan softly told Andre that she loved him too.
Nearby, Carly greeted Michael and Nelle, but Nelle was curious why Carly wasn't at home with Sonny. Carly explained that she had to work and quickly excused herself before Michael could question her further.
Meanwhile, Jason and Sam arrived and greeted Carly. Jason stepped away to make a phone call, while Sam asked where Sonny was. Carly explained that she had to keep her distance from Sonny because Carly couldn't risk anyone else she cared about getting hurt because of Sonny's business -- regardless of how much she loved him. Sam empathized because Sam knew what it was like to live with the fear that the man she loved might be snatched away at any moment. Sam explained that she had to live in the present because it was all they really had.
Sam wondered if Carly could do that with Sonny. Carly remained silent, so Sam advised Carly to focus on the night and cling to Sonny until the morning and whatever it might bring them.
At the church, Nina and Valentin were surprised that they were the first guests to arrive. Moments later, Lucy rounded the corner and quickly filled them in that the wedding had been canceled because Maxie was sick with the flu. Lucy advised Nina and Valentin to leave because the priest would be locking up within a few minutes.
After Lucy left, Nina asked if Valentin had meant what he'd said about doing anything to keep Charlotte. Valentin assured her that he had, so Nina smiled and asked Valentin to marry her because it would allow them to work together to fight for Charlotte. Moments later, the priest walked up to let Nina and Valentin know that it was time to leave. Nina asked if the priest would be willing to marry them right away, but the priest explained that they would need a marriage license. Valentin promised to take care of it and made a phone call to arrange for a marriage license to be dropped off within the hour.
The priest gave Nina and Valentin time to talk things over and stepped away. Nina admitted that her only regret was that she didn't have flowers. She smiled with joy when he plucked some flowers from a nearby pew and handed them to her. A few minutes later, Valentin and Nina stood before the priest and exchanged wedding vows. They each tied a white ribbon around the other's finger in lieu of a wedding ring.
At Greystone Manor, Carly ran into the living room just before the stroke of midnight. Carly wished Sonny a happy New Year then kissed him passionately.