In a grungy room somewhere on the Port Charles waterfront, mob leaders attend a meeting called by the Zacchara Family. They expect Trevor's appearance but are stunned when Claudia walks in. She and Sonny are equally surprised to see each other. Both are still remembering the passionate night they spent together, but neither lets on about their previous acquaintance. She announces that she is Anthony's daughter. Trevor arrives and Claudia makes sure that everyone knows that she, not Trevor, is in charge. As Claudia explains her family's move into Port Charles, one of the mobsters insults her brother and father. When Claudia grabs him by the tie, he attacks her. Sonny sits by with a sly smile on his face to see how she will handle the confrontation. Claudia responds to the threat by kneeing the man in the groin. He goes down and she put her very high, red, spiked heel on his throat and tells him that he needs to learn how to treat a lady. All the goons rush in, but Sonny and the other bosses, including Claudia, send them away. She says, "What happens in this room stays in this room." They all agree. They further agree that they all want the waterfront property that previously belonged to Lorenzo Alcazar. They will meet again when one of them acquires the property. Claudia leaves first, followed by the other bosses. Sonny remains behind. Outside, after the Zaccharas leave, the other bosses agree that they will wait and see what happens between Sonny and the Zaccharas before committing their allegiance to one side or the other. Inside Sonny calls Jason and chews him out for letting his personal life interfere with business. As soon as he hangs up he receives another call. It is from Claudia. She tells Sonny that just because they slept together does not mean that she will not kill him if he gets in her way. Sonny agrees that he feels exactly the same way she does. "Good," she says. Before hanging up Claudia gets in the last word. "Doesn't mean I won't sleep with you again, either," she says. Sonny is left staring at the phone.
Before the meeting Trevor phones Marianna and threatens to expose an undisclosed secret if she does not do as he says. Ric walks into their hotel room as she hangs up. He compliments her honesty with him and begs her to trust him. He gets a call from the hotel desk and leaves. Marianna decides to burn the papers that will give Ric title to the pier properties, but Ric walks in just as she sets fire to them and puts out the blaze before the papers are destroyed. She says that she did it for him. A part of him would like the papers destroyed, he admits. He listens to her story about her parents, who apparently engaged in illegal smuggling, and used her to help them, even though she was a child. When Ric tries to tell Marianna how much he cares for her, she gets agitated and rushes out. Outside the hotel, she receives another call from Trevor who says that Ric could be killed and she will be destroyed if she does not secure Ric's deed to the Alcazar pier properties for him.
Spinelli and Maxie discuss the Text Message Killer case in Kelly's. Maxie believes Sam's story about the killer not being dead. Spinelli remembers that Logan has an injured side. They leap to the conclusion that Logan is the killer. With Maxie acting as driver, they stake out Logan's apartment.
Lucky confronts Jason outside Kelly's. Since Jason showed up at the scene of Sam's accident, Lucky thinks Jason must be the hit-and-run driver. Jason listens to Lucky rant. As he walks away from Lucky he tells him to take himself off the case, not because Jason has something to hide, but because Lucky is too close and cannot be objective.
Liz goes home with her children. Nikolas drops by for a visit. Liz encourages him to have the surgery while the window of opportunity exists. He is reluctant, but Liz tells him that Emily is gone and he has his son, Spencer, to think about. He agrees and asks her to help him with a birthday party for the Spencer. While he plays with the boys, she gets a call from Jason. He tells her that Lucky has just accused him of Sam's accident. He encourages her to keep quiet until he learns more. Later she asks Nikolas if he knows about Sam. This is the first that he has heard of Sam's accident. He shares his fears with Liz. He had a blackout in the same area, at the same time as Sam's hit-and-run. He is worried that he was the driver and does not remember.
Sam is sleeping in her hospital room when the Text Message Killer assaults her again. He strangles her, but does not complete the deed. He tells her it is more fun when she fights back. She struggles to get out of bed, but he manages to escape and nobody sees him. Dr. Devlin comes in the room. Sam is distraught and he comforts her. He does believe her, he says, and he will go call the authorities. While he is gone, Jerry come in and apologizes for leaving her alone. When Devlin sees Jerry, he goes away. Lucky shows up, but Sam has been given tranquilizers and falls asleep. As she does, she tells Lucky to find the doctor who helped Patrick take care of her injuries. Alexis and Diane wait outside her room and trade quips while Sam sleeps. Alexis defends Jerry while Diane trashes him. Later Lucky waits for Sam to wake up. When she does, he tells her that he has been unable to locate Dr. Devlin and all he has is her word. Sam responds, "Is it going to take for me to die for you to believe me Lucky? Is that what you want, for me to die?" "No," says Lucky sadly, as he leaves her room.
After leaving Samís room, Jerry meets the mystery man with the tattoo in the mystery man's sleazy motel room. He mocks Jerry, but leaves no doubt that Jerry must secure the waterfront property, or else. Jerry confidently responds that he has an in. It is Alexis Davis who is "quite taken with me," says Jerry.
Alexis asks the mayor, Scott, and Mac if they have any idea who left Sam for dead on the side of the road. Mac tells her she should ask Lucky since he is in charge of that investigation. Lucky walks in and tells them he can't be on the case anymore. He can't keep a clear head after dealing with his history with Sam and all her lies. Lucky says Sam called him before her attack and told him about the text messages she was receiving, and he didn't believe her. Alexis accuses him of wanting the Text Message Killer to finish her daughter off. She can't believe he didn't even file a report. Mac is stunned. He thought they had the real killer with Coop. All the evidence, the DNA, and his apparent suicide led everyone to believe Coop was the Text Message Killer. Lucky wants to find Sam's phone to see if there are any text messages on it. He mentions he will go to the hospital first to see if anyone came in with rib injuries. Scott volunteers to do that for him. Alexis tells Mac that if Sam is right, then the killer is still out there. Mac and the mayor are reluctant to let the media in on their information. Mac wants to wait until they find Sam's phone. The mayor tells Alexis to work with Scott on this. She is only temporary DA, after all.
With a guard posted at her door, Sam falls asleep only to have more nightmares about her attacker. She startles awake and tries to calm herself down. Patrick comes in and asks why he is just finding out about her being attacked by an unknown man in his hospital. Sam explains that Coop was not the Text Message Killer and he is still on the loose. Lucky doesn't believe her, which is why this information isn't on the news. Robin watches as Patrick tries to comfort Sam.
At the hospital, Liz tells Jason she plans on going to the police and telling them she may have been the one who hit Sam. He warns her against doing so until he can check out the other suspects in this case. He sees Monica, but Liz tells him not to do that to himself. Jason doesn't think Liz is responsible for Sam's hit and run, but Liz points out to him that he doesn't know that as a fact.
Luke talks to Monica about Tracy and the lawsuit. Monica has a hard time paying attention and her thoughts keep wandering back to when she will get another drink. Luke wants Monica and Tracy to make amends until Tracy overhears this and balks at the suggestion. Jason listens in as Tracy mentions Monica drinking and driving. Once Luke and Tracy leave, Jason confronts Monica about the night Sam was hit and Monica's claims about her car being stolen.
Lulu reminisces about her kiss with Johnny. Logan walks up behind her and surprises her. She accuses him of sneaking up on her. Logan apologizes and tells her he was just watching the sunlight in her hair. She doesn't buy his line and tries to walk away. She says she should have known not to give him a second chance to hurt her. He blurts out that he knows what her father did to her mother. She is shocked. Logan admits his father told him about it. He would have never pushed himself on Lulu if he had known. Lulu says she should have had a clue about him all along. Their relationship started with an ill-placed bet. It never could have amounted to anything. Logan tells her he knows she understood his feelings and she felt the same way until Johnny came along. She warns him not to blame their problems on Johnny. Logan tells her the war chipped his faith. He was dead until he met her. Logan is going to take his mother's advice and let Lulu go. He has to let her find out on her own what kind of person Johnny is. When she's ready to come back to Logan, he will be there waiting for her.
Johnny goes to the hospital to talk to Patrick. He wants information on his father's condition. Anthony claims he can move his toes, and he makes a big deal out of showing Johnny. Nothing happens, though. Johnny tells Patrick about Anthony speaking about his mother and the roses. He acts lucid one moment, and then suddenly he's talking about Johnny's mother like she's still alive. Johnny questions if there's any chance his father could get better. He gets no answer, and later Johnny walks on the hospital roof and stands on the ledge. Luke comes out and offers to shove him and see if he can fly. It would be great to get him out of his daughter's life, and it would make his good friend, Sonny, very happy.
Epiphany, in a terrible mood, barks orders at everyone around her. Regina and Kelly bring baby presents to Robin, but Epiphany yells at them about how this is a hospital. Robin thinks Epiphany needs to talk to Lainey about her feelings from Stan's death. A package is brought to Epiphany. She opens it to discover Stan's ashes. Epiphany yells at everyone to get back to work. Meanwhile, Mrs. Sneed talks with Cassius and discovers one of Epiphany's errors.
Jason visits Carly to talk to her, but he hangs out with the boys first. He asks Michael and Morgan to go upstairs while he talks to their mom. Michael says he wants to know what is going on. There is a battle of the wills, until Carly finally puts her foot down and makes him go upstairs. Once the boys are gone, Jason asks about Carly's accident. Carly wants to know why Jason cares. It's not Jason's problem. She didn't hit Sam, so he shouldn't bother with it. Carly thinks she needs increased security if the Text Message Killer is really still out on the streets. Michael overhears this and walks back to his room. He locks the door, gets his gun out and loads it. Suddenly, Morgan fiddles around and manages to get the door open. Michael hides the gun just in time. He can't believe Morgan got in with the door locked. Back downstairs, Jason leaves and Lulu comes in for some love life advice. They talk about the difference between Logan and Johnny. Carly knows she can't tell Lulu to drop both men, so she doesn't even bother with that advice. Carly is shocked to learn Johnny is holding back with Lulu because he doesn't want her to get hurt. Lulu says the more Johnny doesn't want to drag her into his dangerous life, the more she is attracted to him. Both women realize Lulu is in a lot of trouble. Meanwhile, Johnny and Luke have a heart-to-heart chat on the hospital roof. Johnny tells Lulu's father he doesn't want to hurt Lulu and he's going to stay away from her. Luke tells him that will just make him more attractive to Lulu. Luke says if he were the type of man to try to control his daughter's love life, he would have dropped Logan off the roof a long time ago.
Liz goes into Sam's hospital room to take her vitals and witnesses Sam having a nightmare. Liz apologizes to Sam just as she wakes up. Sam wants to know what she's sorry for. Liz explains to Sam that she was having a nightmare. Sam thinks she saw the person driving the car, but the lights were so bright. Suddenly, Lucky comes by and asks how Sam is doing. Liz tells him Sam's vitals are good, and she leaves. Lucky tells Sam that her cell phone has been found, but the text messages are unable to be recovered. He tells her it's not his problem anymore and he leaves. Sam can't believe no one believes her.
Liz goes back to the nurse's station and offers to cover for Epiphany if she wants to go home. Epiphany tells the staff she could never leave a hospital full of sick patients to them. She berates Leyla about a mix-up with medications. Patrick runs after a very upset Leyla and tries to comfort her. Robin notices this, and Liz walks over and reminds her that Patrick is not the dog he once was. Liz says no man is ever ready to be a dad until it happens. Sometimes it's the most unlikely guys that make the best fathers. Back in the break area, Cassius tells Liz he plans on going to Dr. Ford about Epiphany if she doesn't take some time off. Liz returns to Epiphany and offers again to cover her shift. Cassius asks her why she is being so stubborn. Epiphany grabs Stan's ashes and tells them she just wants to be left alone. She goes to the locker room and cries and she holds Stan's urn to her chest. Suddenly, she clutches her chest and falls to the floor. Meanwhile, Mac comes in and asks Robin if he can question Sam. They end up talking about Robin's baby and she admits the anonymous donor isn't so anonymous after all. The donor is not ready to be a father yet, though, and she's not going to take his freedoms away. Patrick overhears this conversation.
The Text Message Killer is shown getting a bottle of beer out of a small fridge. He walks over to newspaper clippings and photos of his victims. There are red X's next to Leticia, Georgie, and Emily, the three women he has killed. There are also pictures of Maxie and Carly. A red phone cord and cell phone are shown on the desk.
During a musical montage, Johnny stares over the ledge at the overlook. Carly tells Lulu she's not going to tell her what to do or what guy to choose-Lulu will do whatever she wants, anyway. Morgan gets under Michael's bed and pulls out the box with the gun inside. Sam wakes up to find Jason standing over her bed. Liz sees Lucky in the hospital and tells him she wants to talk to him about something she's done.
Sonny gives Max and Marco their marching orders. He is not happy about how things are going. As they leave Sonny's office, Luke walks in and asks for a job. Luke points out all the reasons that Sonny should take him on, but Sonny thinks that Luke should take it easy. He's worried that Luke or someone Luke cares for will get hurt. Sonny says the business has changed-anyone is expendable. Luke tries to call in a marker, but Sonny refuses to give Luke a job. Luke is having a hard time accepting his limitations. He grumbles, "You think I'm a walking obituary like everybody else. You think I'm too feeble to play cops and robbers anymore. But I can tell you that I'm too damned stubborn to take a desk job so I don't know where that leaves me, just staring into the barrel of another dark lonely night, I guess." Sonny says sadly, "Luke, I don't know where it leaves any of us, but I can tell you right now it's getting dangerous out there." Luke says that he is not giving up and Sonny tells says maybe he is doing Luke a favor by turning him down. After Luke leaves, Mike drops by to tell Sonny that he caught Michael on the pier buying bullets. Sonny rushes out.
At the Zacchara estate, Claudia castigates Vaughn for his failures, before sending him on an errand. Trevor springs to Vaughn's defense, pointing out his loyalty. "Loyalty to who?" snarls Claudia. "The Zacchara family empire," retorts Trevor. "You mean the Trevor Lansing Living Trust," coos Claudia. Trevor then asks Claudia if she is really upset because the meeting with the five families did not go as well as expected. Claudia responds that she is just trying to get information on Sonny. A snide Trevor asks if it's business or personal, and points out the sexual sizzle he noticed between Claudia and Sonny at the meeting. When Claudia makes a joke about Trevor's sexual opportunities, he toughens up and tells her that he does not confuse sexual satisfaction with business. Trevor sneers and says if Claudia wants to run the family empire, she will have to stop treating the meetings as a personal pick-up place. Claudia stiffens her spine and puts Trevor on notice. She is the one who cleaned up the mess in Sydney and got the organization back on track, not Uncle Rudy like everyone thinks. Unlike Trevor, she is not content to stay in the background. She will run the organization. Trevor tries to shake her confidence by bringing up Anthony, but Claudia is convinced that she can understand her father's crazy mind. As she stalks out of the study, Trevor allows a smug smile to show.
Jax meets Kate at the Metro Hotel grill so they can go over plans for the new magazine that he is backing for her. Talk immediately turns to Kate's past. Jax berates Kate for her continuing interest in Sonny, but she hastens to point out Jax's ill-fated relationships. He hates to see her waiting around for Sonny, he says. Jax tries to steer the conversation back to the magazine, but Kate tells Jax that she's decided to be more direct. They will talk about the magazine later, she tells him as she gets up and abruptly leaves the table.
In a hospital waiting area, Liz tells Lucky that she feels responsible for Sam's hit and run. As she starts telling her story, Lucky stops her when she reaches the point of leaving the hospital because she wanted to see her children. He tells Liz that she has no need to feel guilty, because it is his fault for throwing Sam out of his house. Besides, Lucky says, he has reason to believe that Jason did the deed. When Liz scoffs that Jason drives a motorcycle and Sam was hit by a car, Lucky does not swerve, but remains fully fixated on Jason. Jason may not have hit Sam, says Lucky, but Jason has no conscience and he knows something about the accident. "So, please," says Lucky, "Keep your distance. It's still the best thing for our little boy." Liz is thoughtful as he walks away. Later she meets Jason on the roof. He warns her to be careful as he shares his fears that the Text Message Killer is still out there.
At the nurses' station Patrick asks Robin if sperm donors are anonymous. She tells him that they are. Before they can get into further conversation, Cassius rushes in to say Epiphany has collapsed and is unconscious. Later, Leo tells Epiphany that she has had a heart attack and must begin treatment immediately. Nothing is wrong, she blusters and attempts to get up to go back to work. Leo stops her and Cassius asks to speak to her privately. He points out that she is not following the advice that she would give another, and that part of her job is to live. He is very stern with her. She listens, and when Leo returns, she agrees to the treatment. She lets Cassius know that she still wants to know why he has taken such an interest in her welfare.
Jason goes to Sam's hospital room to ask her about the accident. Sam is still very bitter and gives Jason no useful information until she mentions the Text Message Killer. Jason is shocked. Sam thinks that he does not believe her, but he does. Sam softens momentarily and Jason says that he is sorry for hurting her. She wonders out loud if "Saint Liz" caused the change in him. Sam hardens her heart and shouts for Jason to get out. Dr. Devlin (whose mouth and jaw bear a striking resemblance to Jerry's unseen, whispery mystery man) walks in. He stands up to Jason, who leaves after telling Sam that he will listen if she wants to talk. Sam is impressed with Devlin and tells him a little about her past with Jason and about Jason's place with Sonny.
The Text Message Killer gets a telephone cord from the stash in his lair. He is wearing black. Even though his face is not visible, we see newspaper headlines detailing his exploits and pictures of Sam and Alexis.
Claudia drops in at Jake's bar. Coleman asks what she is looking for. "Trouble," she says. Behind her, Luke replies, "I can arrange that." She offers cash for information. Luke is interested when she produces a large wad of cash and drops it on a table, but when it turns out that she is looking for info on Sonny, he speaks in generalities. He warns her not to hurt Sonny's family. "A house will fall on you out of nowhere," Luke says, "and your little red shoes, too." Claudia is not impressed and refuses to pay Luke. She goes to the ladies' room. Luke asks Coleman for a job. Coleman has a big laugh and refuses him. "Oh hell," says Luke as he leaves the bar, "No broad, no booze, no bread."
Claudia is playing pool when Jason walks in to ask after Spinelli. When Jason rests his back against a wall, she speaks to him. "Are you interested in taking me on?" says Claudia, as she puts her wad of cash on the pool table. (This scene pays homage to a similar scene when Jason first met Carly, then played by actress Sarah Brown, who now plays Claudia.)
In Michael's bedroom, Morgan gets the box where Michael has hidden the gun he bought on the docks. Michael walks in on him and they struggle over the box. Michael wrests it away and hides it just before Sonny comes in. He talks to Michael about the bullets he bought. When Sonny asks Michael if he has a gun, he looks Sonny in the eyes and denies having one. Sonny believes him when Michael says he bought the bullets first. Sonny is very firm when he says to Michael, "I'm going to tell you again. Do not go anywhere near guns. I don't care if you are trying to protect your mother from the bad guys or what. If I hear or see you going anywhere near a gun you'd better run and keep running. You got that?" "Yeah, I got that," says Michael. But when Sonny leaves the room, Michael gets out his gun again.
Diane drops by to visit Alexis at the lake house. Even though they are on opposite sides of a court case, they snicker and giggle about what they will do to each other in court. When Christina mentions that her doll is outside, Alexis goes to look. The Text Message Killer is watching. Alexis senses that something is wrong, but before she can investigate, Diane finds the doll inside. Alexis continues to feel uncomfortable and watches out the window. When she notices a figure by the lake, Diane turns out the lights, grabs her gun, and goes out to investigate. She cold cocks a man who was lurking on the porch. When Alexis turns on the lights, they discover it is the mayor who has come in response to a phone call from Alexis. Once inside, Alexis calms down and apologize to the mayor. Christina looks out the window and sees the Text Message Killer. She starts screaming.
Sonny is in his office when Kate walks in and says that they need to talk.
Tracy sits at the counter at Kelly's and looks at a menu. She orders a salad and is surprised to find Luke working behind the counter. He informs her that he is working there and is also staying in the spare room above Kelly's. He tries to persuade her to come and live with him there. Tracy tells him she wants to divorce him but can't right away because Monica had her assets frozen and she can't afford an attorney. Luke tells her that he misses her. She tells him she doesn't miss him at all and tries to get up and leave. She ends up spraining her ankle so Luke gets some ice for her. Luke tries to persuade her to give him another chance. Tracy tells him about how she thinks that Monica may have been the one who hit Sam with her car and was probably drunk that night. Luke thinks they could investigate it themselves and maybe find evidence to use as leverage against Monica. Tracy listens to Luke's idea but thinks that by helping him investigate her theory, it would be too easy to get involved with him again. Luke kisses her but she still turns him down.
Carly and Jax watch the newborn babies in the maternity ward of the hospital and are excited about their unborn child. Jax leaves Carly alone there to go run an errand. Robin shows up there, sees Carly watching the newborns, and guesses she is pregnant. Carly looks at Robin's reaction and realizes she is pregnant also. Carly makes some insulting remark to Robin, who gives it right back. Carly asks Robin who would be stupid enough to agree to be her sperm donor. Patrick shows up and asks what is going on between the two of them. Carly asks Patrick about Robin's pregnancy. Robin tells her it is none of her business. Patrick admits he isn't the father. Jax returns to find out that Robin knows about Carly's pregnancy. Carly thinks Robin will tell the whole hospital about her pregnancy. Robin tells her she wouldn't do that. Jax finds out that Robin is pregnant and is excited and happy for her. He congratulates Patrick, who tells him he isn't the father. Jax asks Robin to keep Carly's pregnancy a secret for now. Robin congratulates him even though she can't stand Carly. After they leave, Robin tells Patrick that she will have to talk to Kelly about making sure that she and Carly are not visiting their doctors on the same day since the stress of being around Carly wouldn't be good for the baby. Patrick tells her to come to him if she needs anything and reminds her she has lots of friends and family to support her. Robin wonders if she is doing the right thing by not telling him he is her baby's father. Patrick returns later to find Robin watching the newborns. He hands her a small bouquet of yellow roses and wishes her a Happy Valentine's Day. Robin is touched by his gesture and agrees with him that she would like them to be friends at least. Jax surprises Carly by taking her to Jake's for Valentine's Day and reserving the place for just the two of them. Coleman opens up the cover plate on the table to reveal a mound of chicken wings, Carly's favorite. Carly is touched by this and kisses Jax.
Alexis and Diane tend to an injured Mayor Floyd while Kristina walks over to the window. She sees someone outside looking through the window at her. She starts to scream and this draws Alexis' attention to her. Alexis asks her what she saw outside. Kristina doesn't answer her and seems catatonic. Alexis sits with her and comforts her and asks Diane to call the cops. Mayor Floyd tries to go outside to investigate but has a dizzy spell and has to sit down again. Mac, Scott, and the other cops show up to search around the property. Detective Harper comes back inside to tell them he didn't find any evidence of an intruder. Scott asks Alexis if it is possible that Kristina may have seen an animal like a cat or a dog. Alexis tells Scott that Kristina knows what a cat and a dog look like and wouldn't be screaming about that. Alexis is sure that the killer is out there still and is targeting them and Sam. Later, Diane and Alexis discuss what made Kristina so scared and if she recognized whom the killer was. The killer goes back to his place and angrily rips up a picture of Sam, Kristina, and Alexis.
Jason goes to Jake's to wait for Spinelli to show up. Claudia Zacchara is there and asks him to play a game of pool with her. He accepts her offer. She tries to make a wager with him about what each of them will get if they win. Jason decides to wait until the game is over to decide what he wants from her. She tells him that if she wins she wants him to agree to a dance with her. Jason goes along with it. Spinelli shows up and hollers out to Jason while Claudia is trying to make her shot on the pool table. She ends up startled enough to miss her shot. Spinelli looks at Claudia and wonders why Jason is hanging out with her. Jason is all business and asks Spinelli if he got the address for him. Spinelli refers to Claudia as "Vixenella." Jason tells Claudia he has to leave and tells her they will finish the game another time. Later, Jason and Spinelli show up at the police impound warehouse where Jason plans to break in. Spinelli calls out different possible combination codes to open the secured door. Spinelli asks Jason about Claudia. Jason tells him he doesn't know who she is and that she got on his nerves a little, but agreed to play a game of pool with her to pass the time. Jason tries the door and finds that it is unlocked after Spinelli mentions that if Maxie was there with him she probably wouldn't waste her time on electronics and would just try the door.
Dr. Devlin walks with Sam down the hall to make sure she doesn't fall or get dizzy suddenly after she decides to take a walk around the hospital. Liz and Nadine are at the nurses' station when Sam approaches the desk to lean on it for support. Dr. Devlin gets paged suddenly and asks Liz to monitor Sam for him while he goes to see about a patient. Liz hesitates before answering him. Devlin asks her what is wrong. Liz tells him she is supposed to be manning the station, not watching out for patients. Devlin tells her that he only needs her to watch out and make sure Sam gets back to her room safely. Liz tells him that it isn't a good idea for her and Sam to be around each other. Devlin orders Liz to be professional and treat Sam as she would any patient. Liz agrees to do as he asked. Sam tells Devlin that she and Liz have a man in common with each other and tells him that the truth isn't Liz's strong suit. Devlin leaves them.
Nadine comes over to Sam and offers to walk with her to make sure she gets back to her room safely. Sam thanks her but decides to stay there and talk to Liz alone. Sam confronts Liz about telling Lucky the truth about what she did. Liz tells her she had no choice but to tell Lucky everything since he overheard their conversation that day and knew she was keeping something from him. Sam warns her that the ball is back in her court. Liz thinks Sam is threatening her but Sam tells her she is only telling the truth. Nikolas arrives and approaches them. Nikolas asks to speak to Sam before his appointment with Patrick. Sam walks over to the waiting area with him. Nikolas tells Sam about how he blacked out that night while he was driving and that he may have been the one who hit her. Sam tells him that she wouldn't hold him responsible if he did do that since she knows it isn't his fault. Liz overhears them talking and wonders if maybe Nikolas hit Sam with his car and it wasn't her after all. Jason shows up at the hospital to see Liz. She tells him about her discovery that Nikolas may have been the one who hit Sam with his car. Jason tells her that it wasn't Nikolas and he has proof of it. He tells her that the police report states Sam was hit from the passenger side of the car and that Nikolas' car doesn't have a dent on that side so he couldn't have hit her. Liz realizes her car was dented on that side so she could still be the one who hit Sam that night.
Spinelli meets with Maxie at Kelly's. Maxie is reluctant about opening the Valentine's gift she found in Cooper's room that was addressed to her. She is afraid that if she opens it she will end up crying and won't be able to stop. Spinelli tells her he has to leave but will see her later. She sits and stares at the present until Mac shows up. Mac tells her about how he just came back from Alexis' house and that Kristina saw someone outside her window and screamed. Maxie believes this proves that Cooper wasn't the killer and probably was killed because he knew who did it. Mac tells her she needs to move on with her life. Maxie tells him she has lost everyone she has ever loved. She opens the present finally and finds a necklace inside with a heart-shaped pendant. Mac tells her that Cooper asked him a few weeks ago what he should get her for a gift. Maxie reads the card inside and this makes her cry. Mac comes over to her and comforts her. Spinelli returns to Kelly's to see her. She tells him about what happened at Alexis' house earlier and that this convinces her that the killer is still out there. Spinelli suggests to Maxie that she tell Mac about their suspicions regarding Logan. She tells him she can't since Scott would find out and try to cover up for his son. Spinelli points out that everything so far leads him to believe that they need to see what the killer has in common with the victims and not the other way around.
Kate visits Sonny in his office and tries to persuade him to give her another chance. Sonny thinks she can't accept who she is and he can't be with her because of that. Kate brings up old times and how he use to shut her out when he was upset with her and turn to another woman for comfort. Sonny looks over at the earring that Claudia left in his hotel room the night they slept together. Kate surprises Sonny by kissing him and wishing him a Happy Valentine's Day. Claudia starts to walk into his office and sees Kate kissing him. She shuts the door before they can see her. Kate tries to get Sonny to admit he still loves her. He kisses her instead of admitting anything. Kate leaves his office. Claudia comes into his office after Kate leaves. She asks him about Kate and guesses she is the woman that Sonny is trying to get over and that is why he slept with her that night. Sonny asks her why she is there to see him. She tells him she wants to offer him a trade. Sonny listens to her offer. Sonny is confident he will get his hands on the property that once belonged to Alcazar. Claudia brings up Kate again to see his reaction. Sonny warns her to stay away from Kate or else. Claudia tells him that she likes the challenge of another woman to go up against. Sonny warns her again to stay away from Kate or anyone in his family-or deal with the consequences. He tells her he is not interested in any trade with her and dismisses her.
While Carly folds laundry in Michael's bedroom, Jax comes in and asks her what she is thinking. Carly tells him she wants to tell the boys that night that she is pregnant. While they are talking, Michael comes in and demands they leave his room. Jax tells Michael not to talk to his mother in that tone, but Michael quickly tells him he is not his father and therefore cannot tell him what to do. Jax quickly calms everyone down and admits they shouldn't have been in his room. They apologize and Michael apologizes for his behavior. They decide to talk later about respecting each other's boundaries. When Jax and Carly leave, Michael locks the door and moves the gun from his drawer into his bag. Later, when Michael leaves, Jax and Carly go back into Michael's room. Carly knows there is something there he doesn't want his parents to see, and she is determined to find out what her son is hiding. Jax and Carly agree that as soon as they find it, they will call Sonny and tell him. While they search the room, Jax mentions Kate had been looking at a building down by the docks. Carly decides she should also look at the building-if Carly decides to buy the property, Kate won't know what hit her.
Sonny and Jason try to talk about business, but Jason is distracted. Sonny reminds him that business comes first. He tells Jason about Michael buying bullets and trying to get his hands on a gun. Claudia is the priority right now, though. They decide to have Spinelli get information on Claudia. Sonny leaves to go check on Kristina.
Kate confides in Alexis about her relationship troubles. Sonny soon comes to the door to check on his daughter. Kristina still won't eat after having witnessed an attack by the Text Message Killer. She sits and stares off into space. Sonny tries to comfort Kristina and asks her to talk to him or Alexis when she feels better. Alexis takes Kristina to another room, and Kate and Sonny are left to talk. Kate reveals that she is willing to do whatever she needs to do to try to make their relationship work. Sonny says there is still a lot wrong with their relationship, but he's not ready to admit defeat yet, either. Kate leaves to check on her waterfront property and asks Sonny to tell Alexis goodbye. When Kate gets to the docks to look at the building, Trevor approaches her. He threatens her and tells her not to be so sure about life anymore. He says she could live to regret it.
At the Zacchara house, Claudia tries to talk to her brother. Johnny is not interested in rekindling their bond yet, though. She understands it is difficult to act like nothing has happened after being gone for all those years. He asks what kept her from coming back earlier. Claudia says it was the same thing that kept him locked up. They talk about the house and how things changed within their family when Trevor came into their lives. He asks if she is there to claim the family empire. He tells her he hasn't decided if he wants to take over for his father or not. If Claudia is shocked, she doesn't show it. Instead, she laughs and asks her little brother if he is challenging her. Johnny reveals much-needed information to Claudia about Sonny and his brother, District Attorney Ric Lansing. Claudia can't believe there is another messed-up family like their own family. She thinks she and Johnny should team up against Sonny and Trevor by using their own hatred against them.
While Jason talks on the phone to Max, Claudia approaches him and asks to shoot some pool. Jason declines the invitation, but she asks why he is always in a hurry. They talk about their business and how they are both busy people. When Jason tries to leave, Claudia says she doesn't even know his name. Jason says that should tell her something and leaves.
While Spinelli and Maxie are inside, Lulu sits outside Kelly's and reads the paper. Spinelli thinks they should warn Lulu about Logan, but Maxie fears she will tell Logan about their suspicions. They watch as Logan approaches Lulu. Lulu asks Logan where he has been, and he reveals he has been searching for a job. He asks if she has seen Johnny, but she says she is staying with her brother and concentrating on school. When Logan leaves, Lulu turns to go inside and sees Maxie and Spinelli spying on her. She walks past them and decides she doesn't want to know what they are up to. Maxie soon leaves to talk to Robin about her progress with the mystery pill they found. As soon as Maxie is gone, Spinelli talks to Lulu and asks her to be careful. Lulu is curious but still doesn't want to know what's going on. Spinelli reveals to her that he and Maxie have some suspicions about her "hostile and often high-strung suitor," a.k.a. Logan. Lulu thinks Maxie set Spinelli up to this scheme and is even more convinced after she hears Spinelli's name for Maxie, "the wounded blonde one." Spinelli reveals all the evidence they have against Logan, but Lulu still isn't buying it. He asks her to think if her heart would believe the Text Message Killer and Logan are not the same person. Lulu storms off but comes back and sees Jason looking at a computer with Spinelli. Jason is trying to get information regarding Claudia Zacchara. Spinelli pulls up a picture of Claudia with Jason.
Lulu goes to Logan's apartment and watches him leave. Once the coast is clear, Lulu uses her key to get inside. There are engine parts on the table, along with a pill bottle. Lulu goes to the closet and finds a black box inside. She opens it to reveal a black mask and gloves. She stands up just as Logan opens the door.
Nikolas arrives at the hospital where Liz greets him. They talk about it being Spencer's birthday. They are both worried about the killer still being on the loose. Liz says she still doesn't think he is responsible for Sam's hit-and-run. Sam overhears their conversation and tells Nikolas he should listen to Liz about this. Sam thinks Nikolas should concentrate on getting well and being with his son. Nikolas says he can't be with his family because of his blackouts. Liz thinks this is the perfect reason for getting the surgery. When Sam and Liz leave, Nadine comes over and tells Nikolas she knows why he is struggling with his decision. If he has the tumor removed, he will no longer be able to see Emily. Robin and Ian arrive to check on Nikolas and see if he's made any progress. When Maxie arrives, Robin asks for an update about the pill Maxie and Spinelli found in Coop's bedroom. Ian looks at the pill and tells them it is a research drug that is commonly used overseas with military servicemen and women. It is used for liver damage. Anyone can be a hero when they're taking these drugs, and there are very few side effects. People who take it regularly do tend to carry a sweet smell on their body, though. Maxie is shocked.
While in the hall, Liz sees Nikolas, who doesn't look very good. She asks him if he's ok. Nikolas falls to the ground, and Liz calls for help. Nikolas has a flashback of the ball. He tells Liz he can see Emily. Liz wants to get Patrick, but Nikolas begs her to stay with him. He thinks he sees someone else with Emily at the ball.
Sonny calls Skye and leaves and message saying she has something he wants. When he hangs up the phone, Claudia comes by and mentions she is glad she didn't come empty-handed since there are other things he also wants. She takes off her coat to reveal a sexy red dress.
Carly and Kate both stand in front of the building on the docks. Meanwhile, Michael hides in an alley. He tries to throw the gun away but it falls and goes off.