At the Floating Rib, Luke ordered another drink from the bartender, but Mac arrived and made it clear that Luke was cut off. Luke was curious what Mac's problem was, so Mac admitted that he had been under the impression that Luke had sworn off of alcohol over a year ago. Luke denied it, so Mac reminded Luke of the intervention that Luke's friends and family had staged after Luke had killed Elizabeth's son, Jake.
Luke suggested that good bartenders minded their own business. Luke insisted that Jake's death had been a terrible accident. Mac argued that Luke had been drinking that fateful night, but Luke denied that he had been impaired. Luke claimed that no one could have seen the four-year old on the dark street that night. Mac explained that they would never know if that was true because they would never know how much alcohol Luke had consumed prior to the accident or if Luke's reaction time would have been different if Luke hadn't been drinking that night.
"That's right, we'll never know," Luke snarled. Mac reminded Luke that Luke had paid Coleman to change the name of the bar from Jake's to the Floating Rib because Luke had wanted to memorialize the little boy in a more fitting way. Mac was curious why Luke would go through all of that trouble then turn up at the Floating Rib, of all places, to drink. "Why would I?" Luke asked.
Luke didn't see the point of spending his money in a place where he couldn't have a drink in peace. He resented Mac's self-righteous lecture, so he tossed some cash on the bar and left. "Oh, you must really miss Frisco Jones," Luke said as he passed Felicia on the way out. Mac told Felicia that he had refused to serve Luke alcohol. Felicia realized what the squabble had been about, so she tactfully changed the subject by confessing that she and Maxie were having a blast planning the wedding.
Mac became concerned because he knew that Maxie had trouble sticking to budgets. Felicia assured Mac that their wedding would be perfect then told him about Maxie's various ideas to make the wedding special and fun. Mac's lack of enthusiasm worried Felicia, so she asked him what was troubling him. Mac told her that they didn't need all the things she had been talking about. "Maybe no wedding at all," Mac quietly added.
Felicia's expression fell as Mac rushed to explain that he loved her and already considered her his wife in every way that mattered. Mac slid a bowl of peanuts towards Felicia, who tried to cover her disappointment by nibbling on the snack. She was stunned when her fingers touched what turned out to be a diamond engagement ring.
Felicia looked up at Mac's smiling face. The tension leeched out of her as she confessed that he had fooled her. Mac took the diamond ring from Felicia then dropped on bended knee to propose. "No," Felicia replied when he asked her to marry him. Mac's smile vanished as he looked at Felicia with hurt in his eyes.
"Gotcha," Felicia told him after several tense heartbeats. Mac relaxed as Felicia officially accepted his proposal of marriage. Everyone clapped when Mac slid the ring on Felicia's finger then kissed her.
At the Quartermaine mansion, A.J. called to check on Elizabeth. Elizabeth assured him that she was well on the mend, but had taken a day off. A.J. felt terrible that Elizabeth had suffered a bout of food poisoning because of his tainted relish. Elizabeth promised that she didn't blame A.J., but she questioned how he could be certain that his relish had made everyone sick. A.J. reminded her that he had rushed production on the relish, so the quality of the relish had been sacrificed.
Tracy suddenly wrenched the phone out of A.J.'s hand then suggested that Elizabeth sit down because Tracy had something to share about A.J. A.J. desperately tried to get the phone away from Tracy as Elizabeth demanded to know what was going on. A.J. finally succeeded in snatching the phone back, so he promised to call Elizabeth back then ended the call. A.J. demanded to know what his aunt had been doing. Tracy revealed that she had intended to tell Elizabeth about A.J.'s tryst with Carly because A.J. had failed to hold up his end of their bargain. A.J. disagreed because he had talked to the host of the television cooking talk show to take full responsibility for the tainted relish.
Tracy insisted that it hadn't been enough. She showed him the front page of the Port Charles Press that featured an article about the relish fiasco on national television. Tracy expected A.J. to issue a press release clearing Pickle-Eddie of wrongdoing. Fed up with Tracy's demands, A.J. decided to tell Elizabeth the truth. Tracy laughed because she was certain that A.J. would chicken out. "Watch me," A.J. challenged her. Tracy assured him that she would keep her eye on him like a vulture watched road kill.
Later, Tracy was doodling on the front page of the newspaper when she heard the door close. Tracy assumed that A.J. had returned, so she was eager to hear the details of his confession to Elizabeth. Tracy wondered if it had been an epic fail. "Something like that," Luke replied as he entered the library. Tracy smiled as she greeted Luke and admitted that she had been wondering when he would stop by to console her about the relish debacle on television.
Tracy assured Luke that A.J.'s relish had been responsible for the bout of food poisoning on the set of the cooking talk show. Luke poured himself a drink as Tracy confessed that she was eager to tell him how she had forced A.J. to fall on the sword. Luke barely reacted, so she wondered why he was in a foul mood. Luke explained that Mac had lectured Luke about his drinking and Luke's efforts to change the name of Coleman's bar. Luke insisted that he had paid Coleman to change the bar's name so that Elizabeth wouldn't have to drive past the flashing red neon sign every day and be reminded of Jake's death.
Luke couldn't believe that Mac had refused to serve him a drink. "I can," Tracy admitted. Luke was disappointed that Tracy had sided with Mac, but she denied it. She reminded Luke that he had been sober for over a year. Luke quickly clarified that he was not an alcoholic. Tracy confessed that she had refrained from saying anything to Luke about his drinking because she knew how he would react, but she was concerned because she cared about him.
Luke seemed surprised by Tracy's admission, so he was curious if she had meant it. Tracy assured Luke that she didn't want to lose him to drinking or anything else. Luke promised her that she wouldn't then slowly leaned down and kissed her.
At the Webber residence, Cameron and Aiden were coloring in the living room when Elizabeth ended her call with A.J. Moments later, someone knocked, so she answered the door. She was surprised when she saw Nikolas standing on her doorstep, so she hoped that he had received her text message. Nikolas assured her that he had and that he was happy that she was feeling better. Elizabeth wondered why he was there, so Nikolas told her that they had stopped by to give her a present.
Confused, Elizabeth wondered who had accompanied Nikolas. Nikolas stepped aside as Spencer presented her with bouquet of flowers. Elizabeth warmly greeted Spencer then invited him inside to play with his cousins, Cam and Aiden. The boys quickly gathered around the dining room table to color while Nikolas followed Elizabeth to the living room to tell her about Laura's wedding at Wyndemere.
Nikolas explained that Laura wanted to her family present when she exchanged vows with Scott, so Nikolas invited Elizabeth and her sons to attend the wedding. Elizabeth was curious if Laura had specifically invited her. Nikolas was evasive as he assured her that Laura would love to have Lucky's children at the wedding. Elizabeth remained uncertain, but Nikolas pressured her to agree by insisting that Laura deserved to be surrounded by family on her wedding day.
A.J. entered the house as Nikolas asked Elizabeth to accept the invitation. Elizabeth was relieved when she saw A.J., but A.J. was curious what Nikolas and Elizabeth were talking about. A.J. became distracted when Cam excitedly greeted him with a hug. A.J. returned the hug then sent the boy back to coloring with promises of checking out the drawings after A.J. had talked to Elizabeth.
Nikolas told A.J. about Laura's wedding. Nikolas hid his frustration when Elizabeth invited A.J. to be her date to the wedding. A.J. happily agreed, so Elizabeth thanked Nikolas for the invitation then went to get ready.
Later, A.J. was awed by Elizabeth's beauty when she returned to the living room, dressed up for the wedding. A.J. thanked her for inviting him, so she confessed that she suspected that Nikolas was not pleased. Elizabeth appreciated A.J.'s timing because Nikolas had been pressuring her to attend the wedding as Nikolas' date. A.J. admitted that in the past, he had waited for the opportunity to be in the right place at the right time until he had realized that he had to make those moments happen. He had decided that if he was lucky enough to experience those special moments then he would not let them slip away.
A.J. admitted that he had something important to tell her. Elizabeth wondered if it had anything to do with why Tracy had taken the phone away from him. A.J. nodded then led Elizabeth to the sofa. He started to speak when Cam ran down the steps, ready for the wedding. A.J. inspected Cam's tie, then straightened it, while Elizabeth pick up Aiden, who had made his way down the steps at a slower pace. She smiled as she watched A.J. and Cam exchange a fist-bump after Cam's tie had been properly adjusted.
On the Haunted Star, Dante told Lulu how he had goaded her into their first kiss by accusing her of being obsessed with him. Lulu laughed as Dante recalled that he had kept talking until Lulu had kissed him to shut him up. Dante half jokingly wondered if she felt like shutting him up again. Lulu took a step back and suggested that he had lured her to the ship on false pretenses. Dante feigned outrage at the idea, but Lulu was certain that he had hoped to recreate their first kiss.
Dante was curious if it would be so bad for him to kiss Lulu. He promised her that she would like it because he was a great kisser. Lulu couldn't believe that Dante was trying to talk her into kissing him, but Dante was unapologetic because he suspected that the kiss would spark a memory of what they had once shared. Dante leaned towards Lulu, but her cell phone rang before he could kiss her. Lulu quickly stepped back to answer the call from her mother.
After a brief conversation with Laura, Lulu ended the call and told Dante that she had been invited to her mother's wedding at Wyndemere. She admitted that the idea of attending the wedding made her uncomfortable, in part because she had no idea where Wyndemere was. Dante stepped close to her then pointed to Spoon Island. Lulu was stunned when Dante revealed that her brother, Nikolas, owned the castle. Dante thought that Lulu should attend the wedding, but Lulu had no idea how to get to the castle.
Dante explained that Lulu would have to take a launch, so he offered to accompany her. Lulu was curious why she needed him if someone else would operate the launch. Dante turned on the charm as he told her that the island was difficult to traverse. Lulu feared that Milo would worry about her, but Dante promised her that Milo would be fine.
At Wyndemere, Scott offered his hand in friendship to Lesley as he asked her for forgiveness. Lesley ignored Scott's hand, so Laura assured her mother that Scott was the same person that Laura had fallen in love with as a teenager. Laura explained that she and Scott had found their way back to each other because Scott had never given up on Laura. Lesley questioned if Laura wanted to marry Scott because of love or nostalgic gratitude. Laura reminded her mother that Lesley had once trusted Scott to take care of Laura, which he had always done.
Scott admitted that he had a lot of regrets, but he had always loved Laura and wanted to make her happy. At last, Lesley agreed to give her blessing to Laura, but she made it clear that she was doing it for her daughter, not for Scott. Lesley vowed to crush Scott "like the dung beetle you are" if he hurt Laura. Scott assured Lesley that it wouldn't get to that.
Later, Laura talked to Scott about Nikolas' offer to host the wedding at Wyndemere. Scott hoped that they would hear their vows over the screams of the souls trapped in the walls of the old castle. Laura insisted that it had been a lovely gesture on Nikolas' part, and she was eager to be surrounded by her family. Scott assured her that he was happy as long as she was.
After Laura ended her call with Lulu, she worried that she had been too pushy with her daughter. Lesley assured Laura that Lulu knew, deep down inside, how important the day was to Laura. Scott promised Laura that their wedding would be wonderful no matter what. Lesley agreed.
A short time later, Scott pulled Nikolas aside to ask if Nikolas had corralled other family members to attend the wedding. Nikolas admitted that he had invited Elizabeth and the boys. Scott was curious if Elizabeth was Nikolas' date, so Nikolas confessed that she had managed to beat Nikolas at his own game.
Moments later, A.J., Elizabeth, and the boys arrived for the wedding. Nikolas greeted A.J. and Elizabeth as Laura hugged her two grandsons. Spencer was excited to see his cousins, so the boys scampered off while Laura welcomed A.J. and Elizabeth. Laura noted that almost everyone was there, so Scott gently suggested that they move ahead with the wedding, since it appeared that Lulu would not be attending. Laura buried her disappointment behind a sunny smile as she agreed.
Laura's eyes lit with joy when she looked up as Dante and Lulu appeared in the doorway. Laura wrapped her daughter in a loving hug as she mouthed her thanks to Dante. After Laura stepped back, Cam ran up to his Aunt Lulu to hug her. Lulu was grateful when Dante made a point of greeting Cam by name so that Lulu would know the young boy's name. Dante noticed that Lulu seemed overwhelmed to be surrounded by family, so he offered her words of encouragement and promised to stay by her side.
Lesley approached her granddaughter to introduce herself to Lulu. Lulu felt bad that she couldn't remember Lesley, but Lesley promised Lulu that the memories would return in time, and when they did, Lulu would know how much Lesley loved her.
Later, Lulu noticed Scott talking to someone on the phone in an agitated tone. She asked Dante if it seemed weird that she didn't like Scott, even though she didn't know him. Dante merely smiled.
Nearby, Lesley was shocked that Elizabeth was dating Monica's son, A.J. Quartermaine. Nikolas assured his grandmother that it wouldn't last.
Meanwhile, Laura pulled Dante aside to thank him again for persuading Lulu to attend the wedding. Scott asked to have a private word with Laura, so she followed Scott to a quiet corner. Scott confessed that they might not get married.
On a flight bound for Port Charles, the mystery man who had tampered with the pickle relish in New York City read an online article about the incident. He smiled to himself until a fellow passenger struck up a conversation about the fiasco on television when he saw the article that the mystery man had been reading. The passenger suspected that the scandal had been a public relations nightmare; he couldn't understand how ELQ had let it happen.
The mystery man suggested that perhaps someone had tampered with the relish. The passenger was curious why someone would want to do that, so the mystery man speculated that the person might have wanted to send ELQ into a tailspin to make the company ripe for a takeover. The passenger chuckled as he realized that the mystery man was a conspiracy theorist. "Sometimes," the mystery man conceded.
The passenger suddenly realized that there was something familiar about the mystery man. The mystery man doubted that they had met before, but the passenger was certain that he knew the mystery man from somewhere. The passenger wondered if the mystery man was famous. The mystery man suggested that it depended on the passenger's definition of famous.
The passenger noticed that they were about to land, so he wondered if the mystery man was in Port Charles on business or pleasure. "A little bit of both," the mystery man replied.