Jason and Carly sneak out of the hospital in an attempt to chase down the escape monkey. They see him dash into a dark SUV, but before they can get too close, a passenger in the vehicle starts open shooting. The cops are immediately suspicious, but before they can interrogate Jason and Carly for very long, they get sidetracked with the drama at the entrance of GH. They call Justice with the license plate information from the SUV and he tells them it comes back to Crylium Industries. They follow the SUV to the Metro Court where one of the suites is heavily guarded. When the occupants of the room leave, Carly follows one of the men down to the dining area while Jason goes in to investigate the room. Justice calls back and tells him the company is a pharmaceutical company out of Maarkam Islands. Jason is stopped from learning anymore because he hears Carly's voice outside the room with a man. She interrupted the prostitute who was going to be Mr. Rush's company for the evening and offered to stand in for her. When they get into the room, Anton tells Carly she looks familiar.
Kristina walks into the living room and finds her mother and Ric unconscious. Thankfully, Alexis taught her how to call 911, so the group is taken to the hospital soon after the call is made.
Sam hears about the shooting outside the hospital with Jason and gets out of bed to try to find him. She gets to the exit of the hospital before she is stopped and collapses. Patrick takes her back to her room where she discovers her new roommate is Alexis. She tells him she won't room with Alexis.
Emily wants to save both Nikolas and Sonny, who had concocted the deadly virus. While she's trying to treat Sonny, she overhears him mumble in his delirium that the kiss between him and Carly was a set up. Emily is happy, but Liz warns her not to get too excited over something he said while delirious. Later, Nikolas and Sonny end up rooming together.
Emily takes Michael back to Max in the coffee lounge where the healthy people are staying. Emily and Max both tell Michael that he can't try to run away right now. Things are too dangerous and Sonny needs to focus on getting better, not wondering where his son is. Danny, who also escaped, manages to get back without anyone noticing his absence. Michael asks him if he found Sam, but he said he got lost. Michael notices that Danny is sweating profusely. Meanwhile, Georgie and Lucas are talking to Dillon when he suddenly collapses on the floor. He is taken upstairs to be treated for the virus.
Liz if frantic to find out if Lucky is ok. She calls Jesse and begs him to go to Nikolas' cabin to see if he's there. Jesse decides to go and see if Lucky is there. He finds him outside, unconscious. He brings him in and starts a fire before calling Liz. Jesse tells her that Lucky needs to get help right away. She tells him she's sending a helicopter. When Jesse hears the helicopter outside, he is relieved. He starts to help Lucky up and then sees the men entering with guns. He is knocked unconscious. When he wakes up, Lucky is gone and the cabin is ablaze. He goes back to the hospital and demands Robert Scorpio tell him what is going on.
Robert, Robin, and Patrick determine that Luke is the carrier for the deadly virus. Since he's also the only one fighting it off, they decide to try to develop a serum using Luke's blood plasma. The hard decision is going to be who will receive and who won't receive the potentially life saving medicine. Alcazar is desperate to help Skye, and hears Emily talking to Liz about the medicine.
Jason and Carly question Anton, but don't get much more information. They decide to head to Maarkam Islands to see what they can find out. Jason will impersonate a police officer in an attempt to gain information. Before they leave, Michael finds Sonny's cell phone and calls Carly. While on the phone, Liz sees him and asks to speak with Jason. Liz tells Jason and Carly that the encephalitis is man-made.
Lucky regains consciousness in an airplane. He tries to ask what is going on, but he doesn't make much sense. He sees someone inject something into his I.V. before he slips into unconsciousness again. He wakes up again in a lab at Crylium Industries in the Maarkam Islands where he learns he's going to be used to test a potential cure.
Alcazar hears Emily and Liz talking about how easy it would be to tamper with results in order for certain people to get the antidote first. He goes in and talks to an unconscious Skye. He tells her she has always been second all her life, so this time he is going to be put first. He switches pages from Lulu's file and replaces them with Skye's file. When Robin and Patrick come in, they realize that Skye is going downhill fast. They take the reports back to the council, where they decide that Skye should get the antidote first. Alcazar starts to have second thoughts and demands that Robin also give Lulu the antidote. It's what Skye would want, and besides he is a big time contributor to the hospital. Robin tells him that right now, money means nothing. Alcazar says nothing about switching Lulu and Skye's results, so Skye gets the antidote.
When Luke finds out Lulu isn't getting the antidote, he is furious. He tells Bobbie that he wants to undergo the plasma filtering procedure again to get Lulu the medicine she needs. Bobbie warns it is too soon and he could die. She goes to get Noah to help her with the blood procedure, and true to her word, Luke goes into shock while Bobbie and Noah perform the procedure.
Emily talks to Sonny, but is interrupted by Nikolas moaning in his delirium. At first, Nikolas is talking about the fire and begging Emily to get out of the hotel. He tells her he loves her and will never leave her. Then he appears to wake up and apologizes to Emily for leaving her too soon. Sonny overhears as Nikolas voice his love for Emily. She tells Sonny that he doesn't know what he is saying. Later, after she leaves the room, Emily overhears Robert telling the doctors' council that Sonny should be the last on the list to get the medicine.
Georgie breaks quarantine to be with Dillon, and Tracy actually doesn't seem to mind her company. He wakes up when he hears Tracy telling Georgie to talk to him, and he tells his mother to be easy on Georgie. Tracy walks out of the room and finds Alan. She tells him to alter the results so that Dillon receives the antidote. Alan starts to do it, but Monica catches him. She later turns him into the council, who remove him from the council. Dillon hears what his mother is doing and tells her he is honored that she would do that for him. He wouldn't take the antidote, though, because he wants to make sure the people who need it first, get it first. She tells him to stop acting like this is the Titanic, where women and children go first. The next time Dillon slips into unconsciousness, he dreams he and Georgie are on the Titanic. When he wakes up, he asks Georgie to marry him.
The outbreak continued at General Hospital...
...where Skye awakens, and learns from Lorenzo she got the first antidote. Listening to him and eyeing Lesley Lu's chart, Liz figures out he switched her chart with Skye's and calls him on it privately outside the room. 'Zo denies nothing and reminds her she would do the same for Lucky. Figuring it would do no good to blab, the young nurse keeps the information to herself. However, Skye soon wonders why she got the first dose and not Lesley Lu.
In her (and Alexis') room, Samantha calls for help when she accidentally knocks over a pitcher of water; when Manny answers the call by solely picking the pitcher up, Sam demands the arriving Jesse arrest him for stalking. But Alexis again comes to Manny's defense; he tells Jesse he's just been keeping an eye out on Ms. Davis. After sending Manny out, Jesse tells him he doesn't buy his "act"---then faints in his arms!!
Meanwhile, Alexis and Samantha are having separate flashbacks of the stem-cell crisis between their children a year ago. Suddenly Alexis charges at Samantha's bed and, in a severe hallucination, demands Sam give her daughter's stem cells to Kristina!! Shouting and physically shaking her roommate, the only thing that is able to stop Alexis' madness is Danny.
The doctors' council decides as a criminal, Sonny belongs at the bottom of the list of treatment recipients as long as he's no worse off---Emily overhears this and emotionally and tearfully pleads Sonny's case, to deaf ears. In fact, Alan gets so frustrated with her he reminds her she's not a physician and boots his dejected daughter out of the meeting!!
Soon after, Robin blasts Robert's judgment of Sonny and lets him know Sonny will mean more to her than he ever will.
In their room, Sonny informs Nikolas he and Emily are over, but Nik warns him pushing Em away will definitely backfire. Emily enters the room, barely acknowledging her former husband before beelining to Sonny, assuring him his sons are all right. Outside his room she begs Monica to influence the council, but she and Alan refuse. Ric overhears the discussion and is wheeled by Emily in to plead Sonny's case to the council himself. Once Ric goes, the council unanimously nominates Patrick to decide who gets doses when, as he's considered the most impartial doctor.
Noah and Bobbie work to bring Luke back from code blue. When he awakens, Bobbie walks him over to his hallucinating daughter. The two share a very tender moment, the tail end of which is overheard by Lorenzo. As the latter decides to pray for Lesley Lu in the chapel---likely out of guilt---Luke decides to do whatever it takes to help her himself. As Lesley Lu suffers convulsions, her dad bursts in on the council, armed with Jesse's gun, and demands Lulu be saved...
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
"Congratulations, Junior Drake, you've been elected God. Here's your first commandment: My daughter gets the serum or somebody in this room DIES." - the episode's final quote courtesy of an armed Luke, to Patrick and the rest of the doctor's council.
Dillon wakes up to find Georgie sitting by his side holding his hand. She tells him that she wouldn't blame him if he was too feverish to remember proposing to her. Dillon tells her that he wants to marry her. Maxie comes to check on them. Georgie announces to her that they are getting married. Maxie asks Georgie if she knows what she is doing and thinks she is too young to think about marriage just because Dillon is sick and she is afraid. Georgie tells her she knows what she is doing. Maxie worries that Mac may have a coronary if he finds out what they are doing. Georgie asks Maxie to go get the priest she saw in the hospital and ask him to marry them in his room. Maxie agrees to lie about Georgie's age to get him to marry them. Georgie finds Maxie later in the hallway. Maxie tells her she set up everything and got the priest to agree only because she lied and told him that Georgie was 18 years old. Lucas visits Dillon and the two of them have a good laugh over the whole marriage ceremony being at the hospital. Lucas agrees to act as the best man. The priest shows up at Dillon's room. Georgie walks into the room carrying some flowers with Maxie walking behind her to act as her maid of honor. Before they can get started with the vows, Tracy barges into the room and announces that she objects to this wedding and points out that Georgie is underage. Dillon wishes his mother would just leave.
Alexis gets delirious with a high fever and regresses back to when Kristina was dying and needed Sam's baby's stem cells. She pleads with Sam not to let Kristina die and give her the stem cells. Sam realizes that Alexis is out of her mind with fever and tries to explain to her that her baby is already dead and that Kristina is fine. Danny runs into the room and thinks that Alexis is attacking Sam. He grabs Alexis and tells her to stay away from Sam or he will hurt her. Ric comes into the room as Sam yells at Danny to let go of Alexis and tries to explain that Alexis wasn't trying to hurt her. Alexis confuses Danny with Jason and thinks Jason is going to kill her. Ric grabs Danny and pushes him away from Alexis. Danny gets scared and thinks Ric is going to hurt him. Sam asks Ric to leave Danny alone and not to hurt him and explains that Danny was just trying to protect her. Ric takes Alexis and brings her back to her bed. Alexis confuses Ric with Sonny and tells him that she has a secret to tell him. She tells Ric that Sonny is the father of Kristina. Ric goes along with her and comforts her until they can get her fever down. Sam goes to see Danny and pretends she is feeling better to calm him down and get him to rest in his bed since he is also sick. She leaves the room and passes out. Tony finds her lying on the floor unconscious and calls for help to get her back to her bed. Later, Sam has a dream about her late mother, who taunts her about how she will never get married and have a family. Sam murmurs in her sleep about her mom and Alexis overhears her and wonders what she is talking about. Meanwhile, Jason and Carly arrive in the Maarkam Islands to investigate the pharmaceutical company that manufactured the virus. They pay the guy who had talked to Luke and he explained about what he saw happen and pretends to know nothing about some pharmaceutical company. Jason and Carly decide to take Luke's old room while they are there. The hotel man calls the doctor who heads the lab that has Lucky in custody. He tells the doctor that Jason and Carly have arrived and that the guy is using Lucky's ID as a cop to get information. Lucky is strapped to a bed in the lab. The doctor informs him that he is going to be brought to the brink of death before they try the antidote on him. Lucky realizes he is being used as a guinea pig. He gets one of the restraints loose enough to break free. He pretends to be sick with fever and weak. He waits until the doctor leaves the room. He gets out of his restraints and tries to steal some of the antidote vials before escaping. He is caught and placed back in his restraints. Meanwhile, Jason gets a phone number off the phone he found on the guy they questioned back in Port Charles. He decides to call the number. The doctor who has Lucky answers. He tells Jason that he knows that used Lucky's ID to ask questions. He warns Jason that if he tries to find him and kill him he won't be able to stop the virus from killing his loved ones back home without his antidote. He tells Jason that he and Carly are already exposed to the virus and will eventually get sick themselves. Carly talks to Michael and asks about Sonny and Sam. Michael thinks they are doing about the same as they were before.
The committee of doctors and Robert agree with Robin that Patrick should head the committee since he seems the most objective of the doctors in deciding what patients get the rest of the serum. Meanwhile, Lulu gets worse and starts to convulse with a seizure. Luke shows up at the conference room and points a gun at them all and demands that Lulu get the serum since he produced it from his body and he should decide who gets it next. Robert approaches Luke and asks him to put the gun down and listen to reason. Luke refuses to put the gun down and is willing to shoot Robert if that is what it takes. Robert tells him that if he shoots them he will accomplish nothing but more trouble and that will not help save Lulu. Tony gets a call from Liz to come tend to Lulu. He tries to get Luke to go with him to see Lulu and put the gun down. Luke reluctantly drops his weapon and goes with Tony. Lulu doesn't respond to anyone or anything. Bobbie feels Luke needs to be there with Lulu. Tony examines Lulu while Alcazar and Skye watch from behind. Alcazar feels terrible for what he has done by helping Skye. Tony and Bobbie have bad news for Luke, Lulu is getting weaker and her organs are starting to shut down. Bobbie tells him he needs to be there with Lulu or he will regret it if he doesn't stay by her. Patrick and Robin discuss the list of patients that will get the serum and Lulu isn't on it. Patrick and Robin are alone in the conference room. Patrick tells her that they now have something in common; they feel bitterness toward their fathers. Robin tells him that her father pretended to be dead the last 14 years and that is not the same situation he is in with his own father. Robin looks at the dosages of the serum and tells Patrick that they could give everyone the same dosage they gave Skye originally and there would be enough for a fifth person to get the serum. They decide to give the serum to Lulu. Robin goes to Lulu's room and tells everyone the good news about the serum. Lulu's temperature starts to drop slowly and she starts to get better and wakes up. She is so happy to see Luke and vise-versa. Tony, however, starts to feel weak and has a weak spell outside of one of the rooms. Ric sees him and asks him if he is o.k. Tony pretends he is fine, just tired and walks away. Later, however, Tony admits to a frantic and stressed out Liz that he doesn't feel well now and believes he has the virus and will be useless to anyone as a doctor now. Robert comes back to the conference room and runs into Patrick. Patrick informs him that they have enough of the serum to give it to a fifth person and they decided to give it to Lulu. Robert is happy to hear that and thinks Patrick came up with that brilliant plan. Patrick tells him that Robin is the genius behind the idea. Robert finds Robin pouring over patient files at the nurses' station. He brings her some more files and apologizes for making her wait. Robin turns to him and laughs a little and asks him if he is joking. He smiles at her and tells her that he never expected their reunion to be easy and compliments her on coming up with the idea to give Lulu the serum. Robin downplays it and Robert comments that she was never one to accept a compliment even when she was younger. Robin tells him that she learned from him how to think about things differently.
Noah and Robin pumped Luke for more magic serum and Liz checked up on her father-in-law. "You married into very strong, stubborn stock," Luke told her, urging her to stay strong for Lucky. Jax returned to Port Charles and found Mike collapsing at Kelly's. "Courtney!" Mike gasped, panicked. Emily tended to Sonny and Nikolas as Tony was wheeled by. A worried Patrick urged at-risk Robin once again to bail. "I'm in for the duration," she told him, stubbornly. Jason came back from sleuthing to find Carly faking fever. It was a crazy plan to get into the labs and Jason wasn't havin' it, no sirree! In his lab, Evil Scientist Guy was giddy as Lucky got closer to dying. "Try and set a better example," Alan joked at a dying Tony. Tony laughed and then cut short Bobbie's assurances to Lucas that he'd be fine. "You and I know from experience sometimes people you love leave for work or school and they never come back," he reminded. Mike passed out before he could clue Jax in on Courtney's location. Sonny and Nikolas traded some barbs and then Lulu wheeled in to visit and mused that Nik might get the next dose. Emily met Sonny's eyes meaningfully over the teen's head.
As the EMTs wheeled Mike away, Jax left a message for Carly and then kept searching. "Your plan, my way," Jason finally relented after some quality shouting with Carly. Lulu visited Luke, telling him Mom would've been proud, and confiding that "Uncle Tony" was in bad shape. "Our moral records carry more weight than our medical ones?" Sonny wondered as Emily angsted about the serum distribution. Back on the island, the Crylium guys snagged faux-fevered Carly and shot things in case Jason was hiding in a throw pillow. "Let's not kid anybody," Sonny told Emily. "I'm not an innocent man." "I can't lose you because I love you,' she confessed to him — as Nik heard from the hall. "You stand tall," Tony told Lucas, confiding his pride in his son as Luke listened in. Then Luke and his "Doc Ex-Bro-in-Law" shared good-byes. "You have a hell of a journey," Luke urged him, fondly. "You're a part of me forever," Bobbie told Tony. Then, Tony gasped in wonder: "She's here. BJ. She says it's time to go." He quietly joined BJ. Patrick arrived too late with serum and called Time of Death: 3:52. Later, alone, Bobbie held Tony's hand and told him, "I will carry you with me until BJ comes for me, too." (We interrupt this recap for a cry-mmercial break...) Armed with extra serum, a grim Patrick found Emily and asked for her help: The next candidates on the list were Sonny and Nikolas.
The Crylium henchmen carried Carly into the lab. Unfortunately, as she tried to rescue Lucky, Evil Scientist Guy caught her red-handed. He copped to working for some investors who intended to get rich off the cure. "This will either save your cousin or kill him," ESG announced as he injected Lucky. Back in Port Charles, Luke comforted his nephew and namesake, Lucas. "Never bow to ignorance," he told the grieving boy. "You're perfect just the way you are." Lucky didn't seem to be improving, so Evil Scientist Guy (He's such a James Bond villain!) advanced on Carly and injected her. Jason burst in, opening fire and pointing out that injecting Carly with the cure was pointless. That's when the wounded man cackled that he hadn't injected her with the cute -- he'd injected her with the virus!
Emily waffled between the men she loved, so Patrick went for the standard coin toss method. He flipped the coin in the air and it fell....