We open at the Bora Residence. Matthew has brought over laundry.
Nora: How much clothing do you own?
Matt: Very funny.
He walks off screen as Bo comes out.
Bo: Everything going to plan?
Nora: I think so. Do you think I made enough?
Matt: Enough what?
Matt: There's only three of us. Right?
The doorbell rings and Matthew's eyes narrow. He opens the door to find Destiny standing there.
Nora: Destiny! Thanks for coming. Where's Drew?
Destiny: He wasn't feeling well so I left him with the babysitter.
Matt: Really? Don't you think you should've stayed with him?
Destiny: He's sleeping, which is what's best for him. And who are you to give advice?
Bo: Still think this was a good idea?
Nora: They'll come around. Trust me.
After the fight, Matthew sneaks out and makes a call.
Matt: Dude, family dinner at Bo and Nora's. Come over.
David: I wasn't invited.
Matt: They forgot. Come over.
David: Can I bring Dorian?
Matt: Yeah, sure. Just. Come. Over.
He hangs up and David turns to Dorian.
David: We're going to Bo and StepNora's!
But they arrive, to Bo and Nora's confusion. Dinner continues until dessert.
Destiny: Sorry about the ambush.
Matt: Sorry about my mother's cooking.
Destiny: That's okay. I enjoyed having the night out.
Matt: I'm glad.
But this Mattiny moment is interrupted by his ringing phone.
Matt: I gotta go. Bye, Mom! Bye, Dad!
And he leaves. Elsewhere, Natalie comes out of Llanview's Only Coffee House dressed in an outfit I WANT and drinking coffee.
Natalie: So good. So good. (She gets odd looks from extras) Come on, you've never had a transcendental moment drinking coffee?
Extra: Natalie Buchanan?
Natalie: Banks, but yes.
Extra: You've been served.
He walks off as Natalie stares at the subpeona dumbfounded. She opens it and then Tea comes down.
Tea: Breathe. Let me read it.
Tea: Seriously, breathe. Is any of this true?
Natalie: No! I had no contact with John and didn't keep him from seeing Liam. He never made the attempt.
Tea: I think he plans to introduce the recapper's General Hospital nutshells as proof.
I don't think that would be a good idea. You think he wants to explain the whole vampire fiasco to a judge?
Tea: Never mind. I'm going to call John's lawyer to figure everything out.
Natalie: Thank you.
Tea goes off to make her call while Natalie continues to Shelter. Cutter stops Blair inside the club.
Cutter: Can I borrow your office?
Cutter: I want to interview some girls.
Blair: Have sex on your time at your own place.
Cutter: To be new cocktail waitresses.
Blair: Then you should've said that. Fine, you can use it.
She walks away, approaching Viki and Clint.
Blair: You guys ready to order?
Viki: I guess, though we're still waiting for Natalie.
Blair: Just let me know when you're ready.
She walks off and Viki looks nervous.
Clint: Natalie will be here soon.
Viki: I'm not concerned about her.
Clint: Don't worry about your money.
Viki: You can't move it?
Clint: Not yet.
Viki: The clock is ticking. I can hear it.
Jeff: Hi, Boss. Glad I tracked you down.
Jeff: I got an idea for the banner.
Jeff: What if I serve as a blogger who covers everything?
Viki: Okay. How soon can you get it set up?
Jeff: As soon as I set up the IV to mainline coffee.
Viki: Good. Go do it.
Jeffrey runs off as Natalie arrives. Her parents notice she's upset.
Viki: Darling, what's wrong?
Clint: It's John, isn't it?
Natalie fills them in on what has happened.
Viki: I'm sure things will work out.
Natalie: I hope so.
They part ways and Natalie heads to the bar.
Bartender: How can I help you?
Natalie: Get me drunk.
Cutter: And she is getting drunk on the house.
Natalie: Thank you.
Cutter: If you need to talk, I'm here.
Natalie: I'll keep that in mind.
Cutter walks away to talk to his potential cocktail waitresses, but he's concerned about Natalie and watches her. Meanwhile, Blair prepares to leave when she spots a familiar face.
Blair: Go away, Todd.
Blair: Don't make me call the police.
Todd: I think someone is targeting your club.
Blair: What? I have to call the cops!
Todd: No. You have to come with me.
Blair: What? I'm not falling for this.
Todd: I'm not playing you. Come with me.
He drags Blair out of the club. As they walk outside, a car drives by. Todd eyes it and tackles Blair as gunshots ring out. End episode.
Recapper's Note: Because of how delayed I am (and I'm working on them, I swear), I've decided to continue posting new nutshells while working on the old ones. Enjoy!
Recapper's other note: I forgot a scene and I can't believe I did! Sorry. So, we're really opening at Sabrina and Felix's loft.
Felix: So, here we are.
Dr. Bitch: Joy.
Felix: Why is Brad so nice to you?
Dr. Bitch: Does it seem strange I should have friends?
Felix: You? Yes.
Dr. Bitch: Why?
Felix: I point you to the recapper's nickname for you.
Dr. Bitch: Oh.
Felix: Why are you like this?
Dr. Bitch: My mother!
Felix: You're going to blame it on her?
Dr. Bitch: She's unfeeling. And my dad is a psychopath.
Felix: You expect me to believe this? Please!
He leaves as we go to Titular Hospital, where Shawn meets up with Alexis.
Shawn: What's going on?
Alexis: Danny might be sick. We're waiting on test results.
Shawn: Where is he?
Alexis: The doctors are keeping him overnight. Sam's in there with him. And I'm scared.
Shawn: Of course you are.
Alexis: It's not fair.
Shawn: It's not.
Alexis: Thanks for being here for me.
Shawn: You're welcome. I love you.
Alexis: I (muffled) you too.
Shawn's phone rings. Alexis excuses herself so he can pick it up. Meanwhile, at the Quartermain mansion, Todd...wait, sorry, Franco...talks with Carly.
Franco: What brings you here?
Carly: I have a gift for you.
Carly: It's what you sent Joss when you said you were going to be watching her always.
Carly: You scared me.
Franco: Sorry. I was trying to get to Jason.
Carly: Oh. Well then, why don't you and I try to clear the air. Say, over dinner?
Franco: Okay. I'll meet you there.
She makes a call to Shawn.
Carly: The hit's back on.
Shawn: Wait, really?
Carly: Yes. Franco will be at the Hotel of Horrors. I'll leave a room open for you.
Shawn: And this is all cool?
Carly: Yes. Get thee to the Hotel of Horrors.
They hang up and rather than, you know, checking with Sonny to make sure it's legit, Shawn just heads over to the Hotel of Horrors. What's Sonny doing? Let's go see!
Dante: Lulu's memory is back!
Sonny: That's good. So is Franco.
Dante: I heard. You upset?
Sonny: Just a bit.
Dante: Try not to do something stupid.
Sonny: I'll try.
Dante: So how's your love life?
Sonny: It's Connie's birthday but we're not together. I have her gift.
Dante: So go give it to her.
Meanwhile, Laura comes back from her honeymoon with Scotty (and yes, I plan to recap that wedding in the future) and visits her daughter.
Laura: Is it true?
Lulu: Yes, Mom, I got my memories back.
Laura: Oh, I'm so glad! What happened?
Lulu: Well, I saw Kevin and he said it was psychological, not physical.
Lulu: So with Dante's help, I managed to work through the block and everything came back.
Laura: Yay! (Sniffs) Is something burning?
Lulu: The meatballs!
She jumps up but the meatballs are burned.
Lulu: Olivia's tried but I'm hopeless when it comes to cooking.
Laura: I don't think Dante will care. He's just glad you're back.
Lulu: I hope so.
Laura: Well, I'll leave you to salvage this. Talk to you soon!
She leaves as Lulu stares helpless at her burnt meatballs. At the Hotel of Horrors, the Falconeri women are surprised to see Franco enter.
Connie: What's he doing here?
Olivia: I don't know but I'm about to escort him out.
She approaches Franco.
Olivia: You need to leave.
Franco: I was invited by Carly.
Olivia: You expect me to believe that?
Carly: It's true, Olivia. It's okay.
She escorts Franco out onto the terrace as Shawn sets up in an empty room. The Falconeri women are dumbfounded.
Connie: Why is she dining with him?
Olivia: I don't know. But let's not let it dampen your birthday!
Connie: Okay. Let's talk about you and Sonny.
Olivia: What's there to tell? Because of what happened to Lulu, we got closer. We are friends.
Connie: Do you want to be something more?
Olivia: I dunno.
Connie: Well, speak of the devil.
Sonny: You were talking about me?
Olivia: Only good things, we promise. What brings you here?
Sonny: Connie's birthday.
Connie: You didn't have to do anything.
Sonny: I know but I already bought you the present. You should have it.
He gives it to her.
Connie: Aww, thank you.
Sonny: I know you wanted it.
Olivia: Sonny, there is something you should know.
So she tells him and he stomps off to the terrace where Carly and Franco are.
Sonny: What the hell is going on here?
While this goes on, Olivia and Connie watch from the bar.
Connie: This can't end well.
Olivia: No, it can't.
She looks over to see Zombie!Sonny approaching with blood on his shirt.
Olivia: Connie, is Sonny over there?
Connie: No, he's still out on the terrace.
Olivia: Okay, then something bad is gonna happen. Excuse me.
She goes running onto the terrace and throws herself in front of Sonny and Franco just as Shawn fires. A gunshot brings us to the end of the episode.
Snoop Lion deals with Dani fangirling out.
Dani: Can I have your autograph? CAN I? CAN I? CAN I?
Matt: Dani, chill.
Snoop: Nah, the pretty lady can have an autograph.
Jeff: Should I be insulted?
Snoop signs a poster of his movie.
Snoop: Here you go, Dani.
Dani: Thanks. I'm going to go find the perfect spot for this in my room!
Jeff: Oh, hold up. It's not going in your room!
They leave Snoop and Matthew alone. The two sit on the couch as Snoop lights up.
Snoop: So, I hear you're a dad. And I'm guessing by the lack of toys, that girl is not the mother.
Matt: No, she's not. Did my send you?
Snoop: I talked to him. He's concerned. But so am I, which is why I came.
Matt: I didn't ask to be a father.
Snoop: True. But you are.
Snoop: So you should be more involved in your son's life.
Snoop: Because if you don't, you'll regret it.
Matt: I guess you're right.
Snoop: Of course I am. Time for me to leave.
Snoop and Matthew hug before Snoop leaves. Jeffrey and Dani rush back out.
Jeff: Snoop, tell her to...
Dani: Where'd he go?
Matt: He left.
Jeff: But we need him to help us choose the right place for this.
Matthew takes it and places it by the door.
Matt: It goes there.
As they admire the poster, let's go see how Matthew's parents are doing. Nora bursts into Bo's office holding a piece of paper.
Nora: What is this?
Bo: A poster for your first show.
Nora: You're using my REAL NAME?
Nora: Do you want to put my job at risk?
Nora: What? Why?
Bo: For your happiness. You lit up when talking about this.
Nora: I am excited. But nervous. I can't do it under my own name.
Bo: Okay, then what name do you want to use?
Nora: I don't know. Something like...The Night Bird.
Bo: The Night Bird? I like it. We'll do that.
Nora: Thank you.
So that's settled. Over at La Boulie, Jack helps David edit his reality show footage.
Jack: Wow, she's good-looking.
David: Rama? Yes. Wait, didn't you date her sister or something?
David: Never mind. You can edit this?
Jack: Yeah. Why?
Dorian: What is going on here? And why is Sam still up?
Sam: Math homework.
Dorian: Oh, really? Where are your books?
Sam: Over there?
Dorian: Get to work.
Sam scrambles to get his books while Dorian pulls David off to the side.
Dorian: What are you doing?
David: Jack's helping me edit. He's a genius.
Dorian: Good, it'll give him something to do over the summer. But how about I give you a big name for your show?
David: Well, the idea is that I'm the big name but I'll bite. Who?
Dorian: I was a senator. I'll bring name recognition.
David: I guess.
Sam: But my math...
Dorian: You're not doing it now. Do it in the morning.
Sam: Aww, man.
Jack: Come on, I'll put you to bed.
He carries his brother out as Dorian smiles at David. Meanwhile, Rama is all dolled up in traditional Indian garb.
Rama: I'm off tonight and I made dinner.
Vimal: I see. I have a date tonight.
Rama: What? You can't!
Vimal: Why? That's the point of an open marriage, right?
Rama: I guess. But on my night off?
Vimal: We need to sync our schedules. Starting tomorrow.
Rama: Doesn't any of this mean anything to you?
Vimal: Should it?
Rama: This is my wedding outfit!
Vimal: Oh, right.
Rama: You didn't notice. You don't care!
Vimal: Oh boy.
Rama: Don't you love me?
Vimal: Yes, I do.
Rama: Then stay with me.
He leaves and Rama is indignant. But Vimal comes back, makes up an excuse to get out of his date and they proceed to have sexytimes. We end at Todd's room at the Palace. He finally opens up the letter. It just has a list of names, people he cares about. The message is clear.
Message: Get Victor or we get your family.
Todd's Very Serious Face ends the week.
Alexis keeps vigil at Nikolas' bedside.
Alexis: I can't believe Luke did that to you. And I can't believe you got shot.
Nik: *Is unconscious*
Alexis: I should shoot him.
Alexis: I hope Laura and Dante are okay, though.
Nik: *Another twitch*
Meanwhile, Luke and Laura board the SS Confrontation.
Luke: We have to be stealthy.
Laura: Of course.
Helena: I can hear you, you know.
Helena: Come looking for your daughter?
Laura: Where is she?
Helena: I'm not telling.
Luke: Of course not.
Laura: Why did you have Nikolas shot?
Helena: I didn't have Nikolas shot. You're lying!
Luke: She's not.
Helena: I want proof.
She calls Scotty.
Laura: Alexis? Where is Scotty?
Alexis: Went for some coffee. How goes the hunt for Lulu?
Laura: It goes. How is Nikolas?
Alexis: He's still in the medically induced coma to recover from the gunshot.And Luke's adrenaline shot.
Laura glares at Luke who shrugs. Helena is visibly upset. The old bat has feelings!
Helena: Natasha, you stay by his bedside, you hear me?
Alexis: Oh dear God, you're still alive?
Helena: Anything happens to Nikolas, I will kill you. Understand?
Helena: Good. *She ends the call* Okay, time to kill you!
Helena: Seriously, what did you expect? I'd just hand Lulu over to you?
Luke: Good point.
He tries to protect Laura as Helena continues to threaten them with a gun. Meanwhile, at Maxie's apartment, she has some mother-daughter time.
Felicia: So, your father wants me back.
Maxie: Not surprising.
Felicia: You knew?
Maxie: He told me. I told him you were with Mac. Does Mac know?
Felicia: Yep. Slugged Frisco.
Maxie: Oh, I'm gonna have to rewatch the tape.
Felicia: Now neither one is talking to me.
Maxie: Why isn't Mac talking to you?
Felicia: Because I took Frisco to the hospital.
Maxie: I'm sure Mac will get over it.
Felicia: I hope so.
Cut to the Floating Rib, where Mac is practicing his ventriloquism act for the Nurses' Ball. It's painful. I've seen old episodes where Mac sang. I think it would be less painful.
Frisco: So, which one is the dummy?
Mac: How funny. What are you doing here?
Frisco: Looking for Felicia.
Mac: Stay away from her.
Frisco: Come on. You know she's going to choose me.
Frisco: I'm gonna get her!
And he leaves. Back at Titular Hospital, AJ races to Elizabeth's side.
AJ: Is everything okay?
AJ: What's wrong?
Liz: Nik had another heart attack.
AJ: Is he okay?
Liz: He's stable but the doctors are concerned. I'm concerned.
AJ: You want to talk about it?
AJ: Okay, let's go talk about it.
He takes her over to sit down by Nik's room.
Liz: It's just...It's Nik. We had a thing.
AJ: I heard.
Liz: We were two lonely souls who found comfort in each other.
AJ: But you were with Lucky.
Liz: Yeah, not proud of that. Or the fact I had to have a DNA test run on my child.
AJ: But Lucky was the father.
Liz: Not according to the first test. It said Nik was.
AJ: What? Why?
Liz: Someone messed with it. But we're still friends. And he's all I have left.
AJ: You have me.
Liz: Thanks. I should get back in there.
AJ: Of course.
Liz goes back into Nik's room and AJ goes to find Ellie. She is down in the lab with Spinelli.
Spinelli: I want children.
Ellie: I still don't.
Spinelli: We've reached an impasse.
The two leave. Spinelli heads home while Ellie goes to find AJ. They meet up at the nurses' station.
AJ: Just the person I wanted to see!
Ellie: About the secret ingredient?
AJ: You know it?
Ellie: No, I had to send it to a lab but they are delivering the results to your office.
AJ: Good to hear. Do you know when it'll be delivered?
Ellie: I have a tracking number. I'll check. (She does) It says it's been delivered.
AJ: Did someone sign for it?
Ellie: Yep. Here's a copy.
She shows it to him.
AJ: Neener, neener. Love, Aunt Tracy.
Ellie: I didn't know you could fit all of that in that box.
AJ grows red with anger. Back on the SS Confrontation, Dante slips aboard wearing a wetsuit as the episode ends.