It’s the big meetup at Wyndemere for the reading of Helena’s (Constance Towers) will, and it turns out the executor and person delivering the goods to those in attendance is none other than Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner).
Gathered to find out what Helena left to them are: Nikolas (Tyler Christopher), Laura (Genie Francis), Lulu (Emme Rylan), Hayden (Rebecca Budig), Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Sam (Kelly Monaco), and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn). Scott begins the reading of Helena’s last will and testament with a video! Yup, Helena is delivering her “parting gifts” via a taped message spewing her venom one last time at those she has left in her will.
Helena begins by leaving Sam one cent, to be split equally with her sisters, because “that’s all any child of Alexis is worth.” Next, Scott hands Alexis a box that’s playing the last operartic song her mother ever sang, and in addition and for additional wallop, contains the knife Helena used to slit Alexis’ mother’s throat. Then comes Elizabeth’s “gift”. She is given by a Helena a parched-paper crayon drawing booklet entitled, “Jake’s Adventure”. It is so appalling to Liz that she leaves to later read its contents while alone at the hosptial.
Nikolas is next and Helena tells him he is her biggest disappointment, and therefore she has left him nothing of the fortune, and that it is all going to the Cassadine Foundation. However, she does leave behind a life size portrait of herself for her grandson.
She informs Nikolas that the painting is symbolic that they will never be finished. Next up is Lulu: she is given an empty envelope – which confuses everybody, especially after Helena tells Lulu she’s owes her a great debt. Finally, it’s Laura’s turn in the most important and anticipated moment in the episode. Scott hands Laura a box that contains a single black key in it. Helena spews: “You took from me the thing I loved most, my beloved Mikkos. But because I am the better person I’m giving you the key to what you have loved and lost.” She then reiterates it one more time, “Remember Laura, the key to what you have loved, and lost!”
So this begs the question, now that it seems that Genie Francis will have a story arc as Laura tries to figure out what the key is for, do you think that Helena is referring to Stefan Cassadine? Luke Spencer? A child? Someone or something else? Share your theories in the comment section below, and let us know what you thought of all of Helena’s “parting gifts” to those in her will! But firs,t watch the Helena and Laura moment from Monday’s episode below, and a preview pick-up for Tuesday’s episode featuring Genie Francis.