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Wednesday January 4, 2012
At the Drake household Robin, who is on the couch, wakes up when Patrick enters. He notes her suitcase. Where is she heading? Robin thinks quickly; she is heading to an HIV conference! She was going to tell him, honest! Patrick mentions Jason and Michael's accident and how Jason seemed more concerned about Robin. Is there something Robin wants to tell him? Robin hedges; Jason is just being protective! Right now all she cares about is spending time with her family! Patrick eyes her suitcase; oh really? Robin explains how important the conference is, leading Patrick to assume that their recent tussle with Lisa has made Robin think about her HIV status. She feels guilty for having such a full life while others are suffering and wants to help them, right? Robin nods; sure! Later she calls to double check her reservations to Seattle and her appointment with a doctor there.
Kate meets up with Olivia at the Metro Court, who says last night's New Year's Eve party was pretty ugly. Kate defends Sonny's actions, but Olivia says that both Sonny and Carly are at fault. Olivia is worried about Michael, saying he should be able to lean on his parents, but he can't. The cousins then talk about the holidays and Olivia teases Kate about spending it with Sonny in Bensonhurst. She warns Kate about getting involved with Sonny again, to which Kate takes great offense. Kate turns the tables on Olivia and asks her about Steve. When Olivia admits that Maggie is working with Steve again, Kate urges her to fight for her man.
Sonny arrives at Abby's apartment to see Michael. Michael reluctantly invites Sonny inside as Jax watches from the hallway. Sonny advises Michael to pack Abby's stuff slowly, but Michael says there is no point in holding on. Abby is dead. He says he wants something to keep him busy, like a new job in Sonny's organization! When Sonny insists it's too dangerous, Michael says that he stayed away to keep himself and Abby safe, but Abby died anyway! In fact Michael wants to find the guy who has been attacking Abby's stripper friends and if Sonny doesn't like it, then tough! Like Sonny, Michael intends to find a way to do what he wants at whatever cost!
Sam finds Jason ready to leave to see Michael, but Sam wants to talk about last night. Jason explains he hit Michael because he was too preoccupied thinking about Franco when he should have been home with Sam! Sam offers to come with Jason to see Michael and goes to grab her coat -- and hide her pregnancy test under the bed. While he waits, Jason is hit with memories of Jake: playing with him and then his death intermixed with his recent accident with Michael.
Jason and Sam arrive at Abby's apartment where Michael coldly says that Sam is welcome; Jason is not. When Sonny protests, Michael reveals that Jason knew Jax was alive -- and let Sonny believe that he killed him! So much for honesty and trust! Angry Michael kicks everyone out which Jax sees from his hiding place in the hallway. When Sonny leaves, Jax decides to follow him.
At the hospital Steve finds Maggie ceiling gazing while lying on a gurney. We guess Ewan's method of seeking new perspectives is catching. Maggie is depressed about what some of her little patients have to deal with and asks Steve to join her. Steve declines, but that doesn't stop Maggie from trying to entice him. It's what the whole hospital is doing! Steve insists he is fine with his tried and true methods. Maggie pouts; when did he get old? Steve coldly replies that Maggie knows when as Johnny approaches. Johnny asks Steve for a referral and delivers a thinly veiled threat that if he doesn't get it, then Steve could get in a lot of trouble. Steve gets angry, but he is in no position to decline. Later Maggie returns to find Steve lying on the gurney staring at the ceiling. Maggie recalls one of their adventures in Memphis, leading Steve to remind her that they are definitely over. Maggie asks Steve to relax; she knows Steve brought her to Port Charles to keep her quiet about what happened in Memphis. If only things had turned out differently! Steve pulls Maggie into a hug as Olivia walks in.
Sonny meets with Kate at the Metro Court where he frets over Michael. She suggests they make a date for tomorrow night. How about Sonny cooks? It helps him relax, right? Sonny agrees as long as Kate promises not to bail on him.
Sam and Jason return home where Sam comforts Jason. Michael will forgive him, sooner or later. She knows he will!
Johnny arrives at Abby's apartment. He got Michael's message. Michael grimly says they need to talk as he closes the door.