Jason rescues Sam, only to realize that he played into Franco’s hands by being tricked into having saved Sam at Lulu’s expense. Lucky accuses Jason of letting Lulu die when it appears as though she and Dominic might not have survived the explosion at the warehouse where she was being held. To everyone’s relief, Dominic and Lulu stagger out of the rubble unharmed. Sonny credits Dominic for saving Lulu’s life. Jason warns Lucky he’s walking into trap as he’s about to enter Franco’s studio. Franco sends someone a DVD. Johnny realizes the body found in the wreckage at the warehouse is probably Claudia. Elizabeth races to stop Nikolas from leaving town, fearing she might never see him again. Kristina turns to Kiefer after her ordeal with Sonny and they have sex in his car. After returning home, Kristina tells Alexis there’s no bond between her and her father and there never will be. Sonny warns Michael that Claudia’s body may have been recovered. Jason knows Franco isn’t through with him yet. Sonny tears into Jason for letting Franco get under his skin. Sonny tells Jason and Carly they all need to work together to protect Michael. Ronnie confesses to Dominic that he and Franco had once been friends. Michael’s temper flares when Kristina makes disparaging remarks about Sonny. Lucky confronts Nikolas about being in love with Elizabeth. Lulu has trouble dealing with her emotions in the aftermath of her near death experience. Carly attempts to help Lulu but Dominic is the one who gets through to her. Patrick jumps to Lisa’s defense when Steve reprimands her and ends up clashing with Robin.
Johnny reveals to Dominic he knows Dominic’s an undercover cop but won’t blow his cover because he wants to see him bust Sonny for Claudia’s murder. After reading the results of Claudia’s autopsy online, Spinelli informs Johnny and Dominic that she died from a blow to the head. Lucky continues to struggle with his anger over Nikolas’ admission that he’s in love with Elizabeth. Nikolas asks Elizabeth to give them a chance to have something together and tell Lucky the truth. Jason remains unsettled by his “duel” with Franco. Jason tells Sam he has no regrets about choosing to rescue her before Lulu because he loves her. Lisa privately takes pleasure in watching Robin and Patrick bicker but her smile fades when they go into each other’s arms for a kiss. Robin leaves for London with Emma to visit Anna. Jax makes plans to take the family on a ski vacation. Dominic confronts Olivia for not telling him that Johnny knew he’s an undercover cop out to nail Sonny. Olivia and Johnny grow closer. Sonny plans on setting the stage to frame Franco for Claudia’s murder. While at the ski cabin, Michael’s disturbed by memories of the night of the murder. Sly, a forensics technician tells Mac all they need is a DNA match to the hair sample they found at the cabin to ID Claudia’s killer. Lulu confronts Elizabeth, implying she must have led Nikolas on in some way. Steve tries to offer advice to a distraught Elizabeth. Lisa ends up in Patrick’s arms after taking a tumble while arranging furniture in her apartment.
Michael convinces Carly it would be best if he left the cabin and returned home. Once back in Port Charles, Michael heads to the morgue with the intention of seeing Claudia’s corpse but is intercepted by Sonny. Dominic overhears Sonny and Michael talking in the morgue. Jason is adamantly opposed to Sonny’s plan to implicate Franco for Claudia’s murder. Nikolas takes Lulu’s advice and decides to leave town, probably forever. Lucky severs all ties with Nikolas but Lulu convinces him to say goodbye to his brother before he leaves. Lucky goes to Wyndemere and gets a surprise.