Valentin and Anna save Lucy and turn the tables on Victor

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

In Josslyn's dorm room, Josslyn's thoughts drifted to the confrontation with Cameron when she had asked him not to tell anyone about her and Dex, and Cameron had assured her that her secret was safe with him because he didn't betray the people he cared about. When someone knocked on the door, Josslyn pushed the memory away and answered the door. It was Carly. "I screwed up," Josslyn tearfully confessed.

After Carly comforted her daughter, Josslyn asked about Willow. Carly reported that there hadn't been any change, and they were still waiting to find out if Nina was a bone marrow match. Josslyn regretted not staying at the hospital, but Carly wanted to know why Josslyn was upset. "I hurt Cam all over again," Josslyn said. Josslyn's eyes filled with fresh tears as she admitted that she had lost Cameron's friendship. "Cam came over here tonight -- and a I wasn't alone," Josslyn said.

Josslyn opened up about leaving the hospital with Dex and returning to the dorm. Josslyn admitted that the interlude had helped, but everything had taken a bad turn when Cameron had shown up. "I'm not sorry that I was with Dex, but I'm sorry that I hurt Cam like that," Josslyn said. Josslyn told her mother about the confrontation, and she confessed that she'd been sleeping with Dex since New Year's Eve. "Now, Cam thinks I'm a liar and a cheater, and I broke up with him for Dex," Josslyn said.

Carly gently reminded her daughter that two things could be true; Josslyn's feelings for Cameron had changed, and Josslyn had found a connection with Dex. "I should have broken up with him weeks ago," Josslyn said. Josslyn admitted that she had kept putting it off in part because she hadn't wanted to hurt Cameron. "And now I ended up hurting him even worse," Josslyn said. Josslyn revealed that she had also been forced to ask Cameron to keep everything a secret because Sonny would kill Dex if Sonny found out.

"You're right," Carly said. Carly agreed that Dex had risked his life to be with Josslyn, but Carly also pointed out that Dex risked his life working for Sonny. "That doesn't seem to bother Dex. Does it bother you?" Carly asked. Carly talked about meeting Jason for the first time. "He also didn't have a problem with risking his life. In fact, I think he liked it," Carly said. Carly admitted that Jason had been dangerous, but he had made her feel safe.

Carly said she had always known that she could count on Jason, and she wondered if Josslyn felt the same way about Dex. Josslyn nodded. "Yes," Josslyn said. Carly warned Josslyn that Josslyn was headed down a very difficult road, so Josslyn had to be certain it was what she really wanted. Carly acknowledged that Josslyn was like Carly, so Josslyn had to figure things out for herself. "But my life can be divided between what happened before I met Jason and everything that happened after," Carly said.

Carly was certain the same would be true for Josslyn and Dex. "I can't un-meet him. I can't un-care about him. What's going to happen between me and Dex has already started, and I don't want it to stop," Josslyn said. Resigned, Carly implored Josslyn to promise to never lie to Carly. Carly vowed to always have her daughter's back, even if she didn't agree with Josslyn's choices. Josslyn reminded Carly that Carly had enough to deal with, but Carly was adamant that nothing was more important than being Josslyn's mother.

Josslyn agreed, but she was concerned because it was clear that Carly still missed Jason. "Every day," Carly said. "But Drew helps?" Josslyn asked. Carly explained that Drew had felt betrayed because she had lied to him. Josslyn suggested that Carly had kept the secret about Willow and Nina for the same reason that Josslyn had kept her feelings about Dex a secret from Cameron. "Why inflict unnecessary hurt?" Josslyn asked.

Carly pointed out that Willow and Cameron had been hurt despite Carly and Josslyn's best intentions. Josslyn agreed, which was why Josslyn believed it was better to tell the truth. "It's less painful than defending a lie," Josslyn said. Carly was impressed with her daughter's wisdom.

At the gatehouse, Drew let Wiley win an arm-wrestling match between them. Proud of his victory, Wiley asked if he could call Carly to share the news of his win with his grandmother. Drew's thoughts briefly drifted to his trip to Jacksonville, when he and Carly had spent time on the beach. Drew returned to the present and reminded Wiley that it was time for bed, but he assured Wiley that Wiley could call Carly later. Seconds later, someone knocked on the door. It was Olivia.

Olivia set a covered dish on the table and announced that Wiley had been invited to a sleepover at the main house. Wiley was overjoyed, and he scampered off to fetch his favorite pajamas and some toys. Drew thanked Olivia for extending the invitation, but she suspected that Drew had needed a break. Drew appreciated the understanding because he had grown close to Michael and Willow. Drew opened up about his concern for Willow, but Olivia reminded him that there was hope for a donor.

Drew was startled when Olivia revealed that she knew that Nina was Willow's biological mother. She reminded him that news traveled fast in the Quartermaine family, and she hoped that Nina was a match. Drew's grumbled that he was certain that Willow would have been on the road to recovery if not for Carly. Surprised, Olivia asked what Carly had done. Reluctantly, Drew revealed that Carly had known the truth for months. He filled Olivia in about Carly's efforts to undermine his search for Willow's birth family, but he admitted that Carly had spoken up as soon as Carly had learned about Willow's cancer.

However, Drew insisted that all that mattered at the moment was Willow. Olivia agreed, but she asked if Drew and Carly's "friendship" could survive the betrayal. Olivia believed that she and Drew were alike because they both hated secrets, and they preferred for everything to be out in the open so that they could deal with things head-on. Drew conceded that -- on some level -- he understood the choices that Carly had made. "Of course, I still care, but it doesn't change the fact that she still lied to me," Drew said.

Olivia reminded Drew that Carly had kept the secret in an effort to protect Willow. "Her motives could not be further from selfish," Olivia said. Drew explained that understanding Carly's motives and trusting Carly were two different things. Olivia agreed, but she reminded Drew that he had always known who Carly was. "And you chose her, anyway," Olivia said. Drew acknowledged that Olivia was right, but he admitted that he couldn't see a future for him and Carly because Carly had no regrets about the decision to keep the secret.

Olivia explained that Carly would always protect her loved ones at all costs, but Drew insisted that he couldn't be in a relationship where lying was okay. Olivia acknowledged that only Drew could decide what he wanted from a relationship. Shortly after Olivia and Wiley left, Drew answered a knock on the door. It was Carly.

At Kelly's, Spencer and Trina ran into Laura in the courtyard as she was leaving. After they exchanged greetings, Laura asked Spencer and Trina to check on Cameron because he might need his friends to lean on. Spencer assured his grandmother that he would look after Cameron. After Laura left, Trina asked Spencer why Laura was concerned about Cameron. "Joss stabbed him in the back," Spencer said.

Trina was filled with questions as she and Spencer entered Kelly's and approached the counter where Cameron was working. Cameron quickly realized that Trina hadn't heard the news. "I kept my mouth shut for once," Spencer said. Cameron, Spencer, and Trina sat down at a table as Cameron told Trina about the breakup. Stunned, Trina asked why Josslyn had ended things. "She said that we grew apart," Cameron said. "Yeah, allegedly," Spencer added in a tone filled with skepticism.

Spencer admitted that he suspected there had been more to the breakup than Josslyn had claimed. "And judging by that look on his face, I'd say that I'm probably right," Spencer said. Trina looked at Cameron, but Cameron angrily insisted that he could only go by what Josslyn had told him. Cameron advised Trina to talk to Josslyn. His temper flared when Trina asked if Cameron and Josslyn could try to work things out.

Cameron told Trina to drop it. Annoyed, Spencer called Cameron out on his attitude, but Cameron wanted to know why Spencer and Trina were together if Esme had been found. "Isn't there enough BS to go around already?" Cameron asked. After Cameron stormed off, Trina thanked Spencer for sticking up for her. She suggested that they give Cameron some space. The conversation turned to Britt's memorial service.

Spencer admitted that he wasn't ready to say goodbye to Britt, so Trina offered to go to the memorial service with him. Spencer was grateful, but he admitted that Cameron had been right because there was no longer a need to pretend to be a couple. Trina disagreed because the police no longer suspected Esme of the hook attacks, which meant that the killer was still targeting people close to Trina. Spencer agreed it would be best to continue their charade.

Trina told Spencer about her argument with Portia, but Spencer reminded Trina that Portia was concerned because she cared about Trina. "A lot of people do," Spencer said. Trina seized the opportunity to ask if Spencer had spoken to Nikolas, but Spencer admitted Nikolas had hurt him too many times. "I hate him for it," Spencer said. Spencer said he wanted nothing to do with his father, but Trina urged Spencer to reconsider because it would jeopardize Spencer's relationship with his new sibling. Spencer admitted that there might be another way.

At Metro Court's restaurant, Laura and Charlotte approached the bar and greeted Martin. Laura explained that she and Charlotte had decided to enjoy a girls' night out, since Kevin had to work late. Charlotte invited "Uncle Martin" to joined them for dinner, but he declined because he didn't want to intrude. Disappointed, Charlotte hoped he changed his mind. "You look like you could use a friend," Charlotte said.

After Charlotte left to wash her hands before dinner, Laura assured her brother that she and Charlotte could provide Martin with a distraction. Martin confessed that he was in a bad place because of Lucy. Laura urged Martin to have faith in Anna and Valentin, but Martin was curious if Laura had given their brother's offer to help take down Victor any consideration. Laura warned Martin that Cyrus always had an agenda. Martin agreed, but Martin had had a recent encounter with Victor that had served as a harsh reminder why Lucy remained missing. Laura promised that Anna and Valentin would bring Lucy home, but Martin argued that Laura couldn't guarantee anything.

Laura revealed that she had heard from Valentin at Christmas, and Valentin had assured Laura that Valentin and Anna had made headway. Martin wasn't satisfied because he feared that Lucy's chances of survival were diminishing each day. Martin admitted that he might have found another way. "By representing Esme Prince?" Laura asked. Martin explained that he hadn't had any choice in the matter, but Laura argued that Esme had done horrible things to their family.

Martin confessed that Nikolas had been responsible for Martin being assigned the case, and Nikolas had offered to triple Martin's rate to keep the case. Martin revealed that he had agreed because he had noticed that Nikolas and Victor had been "as thick as thieves" lately. Martin was unapologetic about using Esme as long as it helped him find Lucy. Laura warned Martin to be careful because Victor was a dangerous man.

In a nearby alcove, Victor was on the phone with his henchman. "She might just be my best hope of bringing my son back to me," Victor said. Victor instructed Gavin to call with frequent updates because he expected a speedy resolution. Victor turned when he heard a noise. Charlotte stood in the alcove. Victor quickly put his phone away as he greeted his granddaughter. He blamed Laura for blocking him from visiting with Charlotte, but he was eager to know how Charlotte had been doing.

"I'd be a lot better if I knew where my father was," Charlotte said. Victor was curious why Charlotte thought that he had done something to his son, so Charlotte informed her grandfather that she was not naÔve. She said she knew that Victor had sent her to the boarding school in Switzerland to keep her separated from her father. Victor insisted that Valentin had made his own choices. "I'm very sorry if those choices keep him away from you for a long time," Victor said.

However, Victor promised to unite the family in the near future. "We'll be skipping that reunion," Laura said. After Laura and Charlotte walked away, Victor's phone rang. It was Gavin.

In the restaurant, Martin joined Laura and Charlotte for dinner. Charlotte admitted that she was worried about her father, but Laura reminded Charlotte that they had heard from Valentin at Christmas. Charlotte explained that she worried that she would never see her father again because of Victor. Laura promised that Valentin would move heaven and earth to get back to Charlotte. Martin agreed, and he assured Charlotte that she was not alone. Charlotte smiled with gratitude.

Laura excused herself, and she returned to the alcove. "Leave Charlotte alone," Laura said. Victor wasn't intimidated. He told her that she could try to turn his family against him, but she would never succeed. "Charlotte will come around if she ever wants to see her father again," Victor said.

In the catacombs of Paris, France, Valentin and Anna were surprised when they found the cell where Lucy had been chained to a wall. Lucy was shocked when she saw Valentin and Anna through the grate, but Lucy's words were muffled because of a piece of cloth that had been shoved into her mouth. Renee offered to show Valentin and Anna to the door into Lucy's cell, but Anna pointed out that there would be guards watching the door. Valentin and Anna decided to remove the rusty grate, since it was a better option.

Minutes later, Valentin and Anna successfully removed the grate. After they crawled into the cell, Anna ran over to free Lucy from the handcuffs securing Lucy to the wall. Lucy was terrified of Anna because Anna had tried to kill Lucy. Anna explained that she had been framed, and she promised to tell Lucy everything when they were safe. "I'm sorry, but she's not leaving, and neither are you," Renee said. Renee aimed a gun at Valentin and Anna as she called for the guards to enter.

Two men entered Lucy's cell, and both Valentin and Anna were ordered to drop to their knees with their hands behind their heads. Gavin pulled out his cell phone and called Victor. Victor asked to be put on speaker. Moments later, Victor greeted his son, but Valentin demanded to know if Victor had deadly intentions. Victor feigned hurt over the idea that he would make Charlotte an orphan. Victor claimed that he still had hope that he and Valentin could have a good relationship.

"Although, it probably never stood a chance with her in the picture," Victor said. Alarmed, Valentin asked who Victor had been referring to. Victor ignored the question, and instead, Victor instructed Gavin to take Valentin and Lucy. "Get rid of Ms. Devane," Victor added. Valentin objected, but Victor ended the call, and Gavin put the phone away.

Meanwhile, Renee had searched Anna's bag, and she questioned Anna about a small black canister that had been stashed in Anna's bag. Meanwhile, Anna had covertly pressed a button on her wristwatch. Seconds later, an explosion ripped through the catacombs. Valentin smugly revealed that Anna had never trusted Renee. Anna informed Renee that the waterline had been rigged to explode, and soon, the chamber would be flooded.

As the sound of rushing water grew louder, Valentin and Anna sprang into action. Anna punched Renee in the mouth and knocked Renee to the ground, while Valentin neutralized one of the guards.

A short time later, Valentin, Anna, and Lucy emerged from catacombs in the church where Valentin and Anna had started their expedition. They were all wet and gasping for breath, but each held a small black canister in their hands. Lucy credited the small oxygen tanks for saving their lives because she was certain they would have perished like Renee and the guards had without them. Lucy was eager to call Martin, but Valentin and Anna explained that it was impossible. "As far as the world knows, we are all dead," Valentin said. Anna explained that it had to stay that way.

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