General Hospital: Perkie's Observations
Johnny wants to tell Starr something very important, but is unsure of how she'll react. Starr asks if he killed Anthony, and Johnny admits he did. Starr says Anthony was a horrible man, and she’s not sorry he’s gone. Johnny has more to confess, before she hears it elsewhere. Starr asks if he killed someone else, and Johnny expresses his feelings of regret.
Sonny explains to Carly how AJ set him up by goading him into violence, so Michael would see. Carly wants to hunt down AJ, but Sonny knows AJ will eventually reveal his true self to Michael. Carly claims Michael is a wonderful man thanks to Sonny and Jason. Sonny thinks they should give Michael time, and believe he will make the right decision.
Michael wants the truth from AJ about the text message ordeal. AJ admits his guilt, and Michael hits the roof. He screams that AJ hasn't changed, and he was stupid to believe otherwise. AJ asks for a chance to plead his case. He says he fell back into old patterns, because he was scared of losing Michael. AJ swears he went to the gym to ask Sonny for a truce, but things changed when he saw the text.
AJ knows Michael has been groomed to hate him, and he wants Michael to see his side of things. AJ professes that he just wants to be a dad to Michael. Michael feels Sonny was never a bully, and has fought for everything he has. He’s tired of being jerked around, and doesn’t want AJ to turn him against his parents. AJ promises to make it up to Michael, and be a better man. The two share a hug.
Connie’s worried that if Johnny confesses, she'll be committed and disappear. Todd calls his guy at the PCPD, and finds out Johnny hasn’t shown up there. After, Todd phones calls Carly about Johnny, but she hasn’t seen Johnny either. Todd gives it one more try and calls Starr. When Starr admits Johnny is with her, Todd fakes a heart attack and begs Starr to help him. A panicked Starr runs out, without Johnny telling her the truth. Todd tells Connie they need to do something permanent about Johnny.
Spinelli finds Ellie at Kelly’s, and asks why she’s running from him. Ellie tells him she overheard his conversation with Maxie at the hospital. She knows he would have been happy to accept her love. Spin informs her she didn't stay long enough, because he told Maxie that he's ready for the long haul with Ellie. He asks her to spend Christmas with him, and Ellie agrees. Ellie asks if he wants to call Maxie to see how the procedure went, but Spin says Maxie doesn’t need him anymore.
Maxie’s surprised when Lante want her to sign a legal document before the implantation procedure. She thinks they don’t trust her, but Alexis and Dante assure her it’s in her best interest. Lulu chimes in that it’s just a formality, so Maxie signs on the dotted line.
Mac is unsure Maxie is doing the right thing, but Alexis reassures him Maxie is a remarkable woman. She thinks he should be proud of her.
Sonny shows up at the hospital to offer support to Dante. Dante and Lulu announce the procedure went well, and they should know soon if it worked.
Alexis runs into Carly, and asks if she’s okay. Carly updates her on the AJ situation. Soon, Johnny calls and begs Carly to come over because he has something he needs to say to her face to face. Carly doesn’t commit to going over to his place.
Starr arrives Todd’s office before he does, and frantically looks for him. When Todd finally gets there, he throws himself on the floor and Starr finally finds him. She tries to do CPR on Todd, and quickly realizes he's faking.
After Johnny hangs up with Carly, Connie knocks him out with a vase.