Sam stopped at the Quartermaines' to pick up her children and found Oscar working on his school project. They shared a hug; she informed him that Scout had fallen asleep, and Danny was with the dog, Annabelle. She had decided to leave them at the house for the night instead. Sam and Oscar made small talk, and Sam suggested that they get together with her kids and hang out soon. They sat on the couch, and Oscar agreed that he'd like that.
At Kim's place, Drew declared that Sam could be trusted with the information about Oscar, and Kim admitted that she felt the same about Elizabeth. They agreed that they wouldn't tell Oscar about his brain tumor until after his birthday. As Drew headed out the door, Julian arrived. As soon as Julian saw Kim's face, he knew that something was wrong.
Kim filled the tea kettle and told Julian that she couldn't tell him anything at that time but would talk to him someday. Julian confessed that he was okay with that, and he asked her about work instead. Kim ignored his question and announced that she'd been in the emergency room with Oscar, who had been suffering from low blood sugar off and on for a while. Julian realized that that was why she was always worried about her son.
Kim advised Julian that his timing had been perfect in stopping by because she had missed him. Julian admitted that he'd actually stopped by to see Oscar. He really wanted Kim's son to like him more, and he had purchased three tickets for Hamilton on Broadway. Kim was thrilled and asked the date of the show. She was unable to hide her disappointment when Julian told her it would be in the spring.
Julian asked if something was wrong with the date. Kim only stated that it was far away, and she wanted to concentrate on "here and now" instead. Julian kissed her deeply. Kim thanked him for stopping by, even if it hadn't been to see her. She had needed Julian more than he had known. Julian kissed her again, picked her up, and headed to the bedroom.
At an unknown restaurant, Curtis met with a young woman named Sasha Gilmore. She sat down at his table. "It's about your mother," Curtis told her. Sasha disclosed that her mother had passed away two years earlier, but Curtis explained that he was a private investigator, and he thought that she might be his friend's daughter. The woman was confused, and Curtis explained the premise behind Nina's missing daughter.
Sasha assured Curtis that she wasn't adopted, and she'd heard the story of her birth often. Curtis suggested that maybe it was just "a story," and Sasha took offense. She jumped up to leave, and she told Curtis that he had the wrong person. As she was leaving, she dropped her purse. Curtis stooped to pick it up and noted the display of horses on the front. He told her that his friend had been a champion rider.
Sasha scoffed and told Curtis that there was no such thing as an "equestrian gene." She hoped he found the daughter, but it wasn't her. Curtis asked her to consider taking a DNA test. He added that he had it with him, and if she took it, he'd swing by and pick it up. He promised that it wasn't a scam, and at the very least, he could eliminate Sasha from his list. He handed her the envelope containing the test.
At Elizabeth's house, she continued to scold Cameron for getting into the fight with Oscar, although he informed her that Oscar wasn't as fragile as Elizabeth thought. Elizabeth explained that Oscar had felt insecure about Cameron and Josslyn, and even though Cameron had already apologized to Josslyn, she wanted it done again and in person. She announced that she would call Cameron an Uber.
After Cameron had gone, Elizabeth asked Franco if she had messed things up. Franco thought she had handled everything well. He asked if it were true that Oscar didn't have a lot of time, and Elizabeth admitted that Oscar was dying. Franco and Elizabeth sat with glasses of wine as they talked about the situation.
Elizabeth confessed that she couldn't wrap her head around what Kim had been going through, and Franco commiserated with Drew. He felt awful for talking to Drew about the kids getting older. Elizabeth declared that Cameron didn't know about Oscar, but his resentment of Oscar and Josslyn was normal. She thought Cameron would feel bad about it if Oscar didn't live. Franco suggested that the boys might be bonding as they spoke.
At Metro Court, Ryan Collins deemed it great to see Lucy, and she was surprised at his reaction. She apologized for ruining their marriage by having the "fling" with Scott. "Oh, my God, drinking from that poison well again?" Ryan asked. He quickly apologized and told Lucy it had been in the past. The pair sat at a table, and Lucy asked about Laura's return. Ryan informed her that it wouldn't be anytime soon. Lucy was sorry that he was lonely without his wife.
Lucy offered to listen if "Kevin" wanted to share. She advised him that she wasn't just "Lucy the cheater." She was aware of his childhood with Ryan and how he'd felt free after Ryan had died. It had helped "Kevin" to be the man that he had grown to be, she said. Ryan was annoyed and told Lucy to stop "tripping down memory lane." Lucy agreed not to mention his brother again.
Maxie joined Lulu at a nearby table. She was out of breath and explained that she had taken the stairs after being stuck on an elevator with Peter. She had felt bad that Peter had had a panic attack, and the girls agreed it was probably PTSD after being held captive by Liesl. Maxie added that Peter had been hyperventilating and had removed his shirt. Lulu looked at Maxie suspiciously and suggested that the event had been intense. Maxie noted that Peter's "abs have abs."
Maxie continued to talk about her experience but finally changed the subject. She asked Lulu about work, and Lulu admitted that she had been working with Peter on the Ryan Chamberlain story. Lulu added that Peter had pushed her the "right amount." Maxie was confused because she thought that Lulu hadn't wanted to work on that particular story. Lulu stated that the story would have been written without her, anyway, so she thought she could be sensitive. She announced that Kevin had given her his blessing.
Maxie headed over to Ryan and Lucy's table. Ryan looked bewildered as the women chatted about James. They also couldn't believe that "Kevin" was okay regarding a story about his brother, Ryan. "The more we know about the psychotic mind, the better," Ryan declared. "How very enlightened of you," Maxie replied. She didn't think her mother would be okay, though. Ryan didn't want to talk about the past, but he thought that Lulu would be a good person to handle the story. The women were concerned about Felicia.
Lucy reminded "Kevin" and Maxie that Ryan had murdered someone in front of Felicia, tormented her, and kidnapped her child. Ryan declared that he would talk to Felicia. "We can work through her feelings together," he said. Lucy wondered if "Kevin" wanted to reopen old wounds, but Ryan insisted he would manage. He hesitated and quickly added "for Felicia." Maxie suggested he be casual and be a usual good friend to Felicia. Ryan assured them that he knew what to do. Maxie headed back to Lulu's table.
Lucy sent Felicia a text message and announced that Felicia and Mac would be joining her and "Kevin." She thought that Felicia needed support from all of them and reassurance that Ryan would never hurt her again.
Maxie sat back down with Lulu, Maxie thought that Kevin seemed "off." Lulu declared that she was more concerned that he was having a large meal with his ex-wife. Lulu informed Maxie that she had to return to work, and she had to take some food to Peter. She added that Peter asked about Maxie and James incessantly, and she'd had to advise him that he could only do so every three hours. "He asks about me?" Maxie inquired. She asked Lulu to tell Peter that she hoped he felt better after the elevator incident.
Nina paid a visit to Anna's house and admitted that she'd heard about Cassandra. "Am I in danger?" she asked. Anna played dumb but Nina said that she was aware that Anna knew what she'd done to Cassandra. Nina added that it had been in self-defense. The women agreed that it was a shame that Cassandra had survived.
Anna believed that Nina was safe at that moment because Cassandra had been very sick. She agreed with Valentin that Nina should have a bodyguard, and she added that Valentin didn't want to lose Nina. "He already lost me," Nina replied. Anna was surprised to hear of the divorce because she had thought they might get back together. She agreed that what Valentin had done to Peter was awful, but they'd been young.
Nina spoke about the child she'd lost while she'd been in a coma, and how she felt it had tied into what Valentin had done. She knew it was based on her emotions. Suddenly, she wondered why she was talking to Anna because they weren't friends. Anna thought it was easier that way, and she was sorry for Nina's loss. She thought it could be helpful for Nina to work through her feelings.
Nina told Anna that she had reason to believe that her child was alive. A teary-eyed Anna grasped Nina's hand and declared that Valentin really loved Nina and would do anything for her. Nina thanked her and got up to go. She asked Anna what her reunion with her son had been like. Anna responded that it had been "fraught," and their relationship was "tenuous." She was happy that she knew where he was and that he had met her.
Back at the Quartermaine mansion, Sam advised Oscar that she would check dates for a get-together. Drew arrived and was surprised to see Sam. She announced that she wouldn't be taking the kids home with her, and she apologized to Oscar for distracting him from his homework. She asked to speak to Drew privately, and they headed out to the patio. Cameron walked in and spotted Oscar. He announced that he had been sent to apologize to Josslyn again.
Oscar and Cameron chatted about their mothers, and they both agreed that they'd already worked things out between them. Cameron stated that Elizabeth wanted them to be friends because she was friends with Kim. "Are we cool?" Cameron asked. Oscar agreed that they were, and Cameron left.
Out on the patio, Sam was sorry that she had mentioned Oscar to Kim, but Drew assured her that Kim hadn't been used to sharing her relationship with her son. He had just left Kim's place, where he had agreed to wait to tell Oscar about his tumor, but he really wasn't okay with it. He worried because secrets tended to be revealed. Sam thought it was an "out-of-control" situation for Drew, and he would only have control if he told Oscar. Drew thought that would be dishonest.
Sam suggested that Drew lean on her; she felt he had been carrying too much weight. Drew appreciated the offer, but he replied that he couldn't do that. When he was with Sam, he wanted what they had had in the past. Sam wished him luck.
Over at Elizabeth's house, Franco sat at his laptop and looked up the site of the Port Charles Children's Brain Tumor Institute. Elizabeth walked down the stairs and advised him that both Aiden and Jake needed homework help. Franco wished he could do something about Oscar, and Elizabeth reminded him that it was a secret. She headed back upstairs, and Franco placed a phone call to Drew.
Franco was unable to reach Drew and left a message. He noted that he had heard about Oscar from Elizabeth. He offered to talk if Drew needed it, and he was sorry to hear about Oscar. As he left his message, Cameron began to walk into the house. He heard Franco leaving his message, and he stepped aside to hide and listen. Franco ended the call and headed upstairs. Cameron walked in and spotted the screen that was still up on the laptop. "Brain tumor?" he asked.
• Brad fears that Lucas will find out about Wiley.
• Carly wonders if there's anything to worry about other than the whereabouts of the gun used to kill Vincent.
• Curtis tells Valentin that, if Sasha isn't Nina's daughter, he's dropping the job.
• Oscar demands to know how long Kim knew that he had cancer.