Scott arrived to pick up Bobbie and was trying to get Laura to change her mind about getting back with Luke but to no avail. He wasn't too happy when he left but Bobbie urged him to get on with his life and they went to Carly's club. Later Luke and Laura were cuddling and Laura said after today she didn't mind being on the run.
Ned blurted out to Alexis that Kristina told Sonny she, Alexis, was in love with him. She couldn't believe it and didn't want to look at Sonny. Ned asked if she wanted them all to go to the club together but Sonny said Courtney was waiting for them to pick her up. They all left together.
AJ had managed to finally get to Courtney and told her that Sonny's goons had made sure he didn't get anywhere near her. She said Sonny told her that he didn't touch AJ She was wondering if maybe Sonny was right about AJ and he said that he wasn't always the nicest person and if she wanted him to leave he would. She finally said that nobody could dictate to her who she could and could not see. When Sonny came to pick her up she made excuses that she didn't want to go after all. Sonny said they could stay home if she didn't want to go to the club but she said no, she would probably go to bed. He finally left and AJ came out of hiding.
Gia and Nikolas were going to the club opening and Liz told Lucky that Sarah and him should go too but he wanted to stay with her. They could watch the opening on TV and play music and eat junk food.
Looked like the club opening was a huge success. Everyone was having a great time. Carly was looking daggers at Zander and his date and the way they were dancing. Skye wanted to talk to Jax and he listened until the press wanted to talk to him and Carly. Taggert warned Skye to get AJ away from Sonny's sister. Bobbie got Scott to dance with her and later went and congratulated Carly and hugged her. A reporter was talking to Nikolas and thought she recognized Gia but didn't. Later she was talking to the prospective face of Deception but Gia interrupted and said that she had changed her mind about retiring and was going to stay on as the face of Deception. Ned told Kristina that he had blurted what she had told Sonny. She was mad about that. Sonny and Alexis got there and one of the reporters asked him questions about his ex-wife's club and Jax's part
in it. He said he was happy for Carly. Alexis warned him to stay out of the spotlight. Carly went to her office and was making notes when Jax came in. She rattled off things that were wrong with the club and Jax said nothing was wrong, everything was perfect.
Lucky was getting on Sarah's case for coming between him and Liz. He sensed that something was really bothering Sarah but she was unwilling to reveal anything. Sarah finally agreed to back off of Liz and Lucky, but she was still upset. Sarah went running outside into a rainstorm and found her self in the stables. She really looked out of sorts. Sarah pulled a picture from her pants pocket and began to cry. She slid down into a sitting position and just cried. Finally she realized that she was soaked and started to remove her clothing. Lucky by this time was worried for Sarah's safety and found the stable doors open. Lucky arrived to see Sarah covering her breast. Lucky paused for a moment and then went to get Sarah a blanket. Lucky told Sarah to get back to the main house and he would clean up and follow behind. Sarah left and Lucky remained and started to pick up Sarah's blouse.
Ned was gloating to Skye at Club 101 and he just could not resist. Ned got to be the Quartermaine to tell Skye that Jax gave his controlling interest in ELQ to Lila. Skye told Ned he was lying and was just trying to get on her. Ned told Skye that he would not kid about this and he was enjoying gloating over this news way too much. Skye was steaming. She headed straight for Jax who was in Carly's office. Jax was counseling Carly on how to get over Sonny. It will take time and little by little he commented. Skye stormed into the office and called him a lying jerk. Carly immediately jumped on defense, but Jax assured her that all of Skye's anger was directed toward him and not her. Jax asked Carly to leave so that he and Skye could speak in private. Carly slammed Skye by telling Jax that he had better things to do tonight than handle Skye. Then Carly further commented that once done Jax should make sure his friend leaves by the back exit like all trash does.
Skye lit into Jax like fire. Jax was wondering what in the world Skye was doing, but quickly caught on that she was talking about ELQ shares. Jax slammed Skye back and told her that he was finished with her. Jax told Skye that if he really wanted to hurt Skye he would have gave his shares to Edward and not Lila. Secondly he wanted to get rid of his controlling interest so that he could be away from Skye. Skye was mortified by Jax's words. She had just locked AJ in a closet to keep him away from Courtney because of what Jax said and now Jax is trying to get away from her. Skye was beside herself and talking to herself. Jax could make out that she was trying to reveal her true feelings, but Skye was still afraid. Jax told Skye, "we are on the brink of something, either we can make this real or thank each other for playing and walk away now." Skye turned toward Jax and seemed as if she was going to reveal her thoughts, but instead she put on her best war face and told Jax that his offer was magnanimous but she did not want a single thing from him.
Alexis and Sonny were standing outside of Club 101 with the photographers having a field day with them. Alexis was also trying to reveal her true feelings. Sonny told her to just say it or say something. Alexis chickened out and said she had to find Kristina. Off Alexis went to find Kristina with Ned. Alexis asked Ned to leave them so she could read Kristina the riot act about telling Sonny that she loved him. Kristina did everything possible to reach Alexis and apologize, but Alexis could not get pass this over stepping. Kristina then asked Alexis why she was still having a problem because isn't that how you really feel about Sonny. Alexis told Kristina that she had things cross her mind, but that's it and it all happened in privacy of her mind. Kristina was sinking in the quick sand. Alexis grabbed her champagne and headed back into the crowd.
Carly spotted Sonny the moment he walked through the doors of Club 101. He congratulated Carly on the success. Sonny commented how her style and attitude was all over the club. Carly was pleased and thanked Sonny for his words. Carly told Sonny that " she was pretty proud of herself" and that he was proud of her as well. Carly asked Sonny if he came alone. He told her no and that he brought Alexis. Carly told him that she saved him a table in the back with privacy and wished him a good time. Sonny departed and Zander arrived on the scene to pick up Carly's smile. She covered it well as Zander asked her to dance.
Obviously AJ was chasing Courtney again. He was pouring it on thick with words about feelings and emotions. "You mean a lot to me. More than I really should. You are my inspiration etc." AJ had Courtney convinced that they should go to the grand opening of Carly's Club together. He had sugar coated everything and every line. AJ spoke of Courtney making him better than he really is. He also mentioned that this outing was a move towards Courtney's independence. Courtney just could not refuse AJ and agreed they should go to the Club together.
Luke arrives at his club and finds Felicia and Roy laughing it up over a game of poker. The two welcome Luke back to Port Charles. Luke pours some drinks and they toast their successful adventure. Soon after, a kid named Cody comes in looking to buy beer. He shows what is obviously a fake I.D. to Roy and Luke. Just as they are about to throw him out, a girl comes rushing in shouting that she needs Cody to get her home...it's Maxie. She is almost as shocked to see her mother, as her mother is to see her. Before Felicia can say anything, Maxie insists that Cody is the designated driver, which only infuriates Felicia more. She dismisses Cody and insists on taking Maxie home. Maxie protests but doesn't succeed in convincing her mother to trust her to ride home with Cody. After Felicia drags Maxie out of the bar, Luke tries to get Roy to open up about Melissa. Roy shuts him down, so Luke moves onto another subject and informs his friend that Laura has agreed to marry him again. Roy couldn't be happier. Later, the two go through the mail that has accumulated while Luke was away. Roy comes across a Valentine addressed to Luke. Luke opens it and pales as he reads the sinister message it contains...it's from Helena.
Lesly Lu asks her mother if she and Luke are marrying for real this time. Laura assures her daughter that this time it is for keeps. Reassured, her daughter returns to her slumber party. Just then, the doorbell rings. It's Elton, who exuberantly welcomes Ms. Spencer home. When Laura informs him that she and Luke are getting married again, he is thrilled. Immediately he regales Laura and her mother with his ideas for the nuptials. Laura and Leslie are in hysterics by the time he leaves.
AJ and Courtney make their grand entrance into Club 101. Sonny, Alexis, Carly, Zander, Jax, Skye, Ned, and Kristina cannot believe what they are seeing. Alexis does her best to keep Sonny from going after his sister. However, he ignores her and approaches the two. To everyone's surprise, he doesn't shout, threaten, or otherwise force Courtney to leave with him. He complements Courtney on her appearance and asks her to dance. Unfortunately for him, Courtney is not in the mood to be cordial. She blasts her brother for using underhanded tactics in an attempt to keep her and AJ apart. "You lied to my face!" she shouts. Sonny replies that he never lied to her. You may not have been directly involved, but you ordered your men to be she seethes. Turning to AJ, she asks him to take her out on the dance floor. He obliges, smirking at Sonny behind Courtney's back. After the two leave, Carly approaches Sonny and asks her ex if he wants her to throw AJ out. Before he can answer Alexis steps in and insists that throwing AJ out will only make things worse. The two women argue until Sonny asks them to stop. An angry Carly marches off. Sonny turns to Alexis and asks her to keep him from going after Courtney and AJ "Squeeze my hand," she tells him. Meanwhile, out on the dance floor, AJ thanks Courtney for standing up to Sonny. "May I cut in?" requests a voice from behind AJ It's Jax. Courtney agrees to dance with him, but questions his motives. He says he only wants to enjoy her company. Whatever his plans are, they are halted when Skye approaches and lays into Jax about having to play the hero all the time. Courtney tells the two she does not want to be involved in their relationship and leaves to find AJ Jax also stalks off, leaving Skye alone on the dance floor. As Courtney tries to locate AJ, she runs into Nikolas and Gia. Gia complements Courtney on her dress, but Courtney sees through the false niceties and tells her to keep her distance. Taggert, who witnesses the exchange, asks his sister why she went out of her way to be nice to the girl who supposedly caused the accident that almost killed her best friend. Doubts are again raised in his mind as to who really caused the accident. Gia is concerned that her brother will find out the truth.
Meanwhile, Courtney has located AJ and the two approach Sonny and Alexis again. AJ asks Sonny if the two can be civil to each other for Courtney's sake and holds out his hand. Sonny refuses to shake it, which only turns Courtney against Sonny more. Sonny tells Courtney she is too smart for AJ and walks away. He asks Alexis to distract him. Tell me what you were going to say when we were outside the club he says. Alexis hedges.
Throughout the night, Courtney is approached by a number of people who tell her to stay away from AJ Zander tries, but is quickly dismissed by Courtney. Carly tries to blockade her in the bathroom to get her to listen, but her words have no affect either. Alexis joins the two and adds her arguments, but Courtney doesn't want to hear what she have to say. Even Bobbie, who tells Courtney that she doesn't like Sonny for the same reasons as Courtney, tells her to let her brother keep her away from AJ "Jax, Zander, Carly, Bobbie, Sonny,...me. How much longer does the list have to get Courtney?" Alexis questions.
Back at the brownstone, Felicia and Mac lecture Maxie on the dangers of underage drinking and drinking and driving. Maxie continues to insist that she was not going to drink, and neither was the driver of the car. After Maxie goes to bed, Felicia and Mac discuss their concerns for their eldest daughter.
Luke visits Helena in jail. She is happy to see him. Luke tries to bait her by telling her he and Laura are getting married again. Though clearly incensed at the news, she tries to accept it passively. Luke demands to know what Helena is planning. Helena insists that she is up to nothing, in fact, she is very ill. As she approaches Luke, her eyes suddenly well up with tears. She tells Luke to call the guard, her pain is too unbearable.
Alexis and Courtney leave the bathroom. Alexis is approaches by a contrite Kristina who asks her sister to forgive her. She does and all is forgotten. Meanwhile, as Courtney approaches AJ, he senses that something has happened. "Are you using me just to make Sonny mad?" she questions. AJ answers by pulling her into a kiss. Sonny sees red.
Nikolas and Gia arrive back at Wyndemere after leaving Carly's club opening early. They argued over the scuffle with Sonny and Gia asks why he can't just drop it. She says getting on Sonny's bad side isn't worth it over a traffic problem. Nikolas says that he won't let anyone hurt her or anyone he loves. Lucky overhears and confronts Nikolas. Gia says she's going to bed and heads upstairs. Lucky asks Nikolas straight out if he's covering for Gia. Of course, the dark prince covers and says he couldn't do that and that it's about Sonny and he's going too far. Lucky feigns belief and says that he doesn't want to come back and find Stavros in Nikolas's place. After Lucky goes upstairs, Nikolas falls asleep on the couch and has a nightmare of his father posing as a judge and sentencing Gia to a life of torment. He says that Nikolas can be with her if he follows his father's path and "Do unto others BEFORE they do unto you." Nikolas wakes up in a panic. Meanwhile, Gia wakes up Liz and starts telling her all about her night. Then casually slips in that Sonny confronted her and Nikolas about the accident. Liz isn't completely buying it but suddenly she remembers part of the accident and that the light was red. Gia decides to leave her alone and Liz goes back to sleep. Later, Lucky slips into Liz's room to check on her while she's sleeping and gazes out the window.
At the club opening, AJ pushes things too far and starts kissing Courtney right in front of everyone including Sonny. Sonny's eyes become darts and they are headed right for AJ. As he starts his prowl toward AJ, the room goes into slow motion with everyone watching Sonny and AJ. Zander darts in front of Sonny and punches AJ a few times. As AJ goes down, Sonny backs off and a knowing and grateful glance passes between Sonny and Zander. He knows Zander just saved him from hurting AJ. Of course, little Courtney runs to AJ's defense. AJ gets up and goes directly to Sonny, (looking to die I guess) and confronts him asking what can he do to fix things and tells Sonny that if he wants to kill him then do it. Sonny walks away and goes to his sister. He tries to explain to her that AJ is using her and playing her for a fool, just as he thinks he may be getting through to her, AJ decides to go at it again and try to be a hero. He gets the rooms attention and apologizes to Carly and everyone for the scene and says that wasn't his intention. Then he pretends to faint, to which little Courtney runs to him again and announces that she isn't leaving with Sonny, she'll go with AJ. While Skye is holding his head and calling a paramedic, AJ squints his eyes open a tad and winks at her letting her know it's a hoax. Skye is furious. Sonny leaves alone and goes to Mike's apartment and asks for help with Courtney. Alan looks AJ over at the hospital and tells him that he can't find anything wrong with him except that he has bumps and bruises. AJ begs his father to admit him to the hospital for observation and tells him that it has to do with Michael and getting him back. Alan doesn't want to do it since it involves the hospital. AJ is good at guilt trips though and it looks like Alan will cave in and help.
Jax and Skye bang heads again with Skye laying into him about how it must be so nice to be perfect and never have to worry about anyone crushing you and never having to be desperate. She then storms off leaving Jax shaking his head.
Luke continues to torment Helena in her jail cell. She then doubles over and holds her stomach complaining of sickness. She wants a doctor but Luke refuses to get help. He teases her when Mac shows up and has a guard help her to the hospital. He tells Luke that she has surgery coming up and that she really is sick. Luke then shows up at the hospital and pretends to be a doctor. He and Sarah are the only ones in the room and Helena begs for Sarah's help. Luke then fills Sarah in on how Helena tried to kill her sister. An officer comes in then and arrests Luke for impersonating a doctor.
AJ awakens in the morning to find Courtney still sitting by his hospital bed. Luke is collared for impersonating a doctor at GH. Though Zander offers to pay for the damage he caused at the club, Carly assures her friend it's she who owes him her thanks for saving Sonny from an assault charge. Edward grouses when Skye drops by the mansion to see Lila. Sonny urges Mike to find a credible way to make Courtney listen to reason before he's forced to take drastic action against AJ Carly reminds a worried Zander why she must put an end to AJ's destructive manipulations. Meanwhile, AJ slyly continues to worm his way deeper and deeper into Courtney's heart. Mac releases Luke but warns him to keep his distance from Helena. Nikolas visits his "ailing" grandmother, who utters a cryptic message and instructs him to puzzle out its meaning. Skye explains to a sympathetic Lila why it's so important for her to regain control of ELQ. Janine blurts out to Sonny that AJ intends to marry her daughter.