Staring Down Her Demons
As Ava had her scars removed, she realized that the emotional ones might never heal
Before GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Ava went into surgery, Julian shared that he had finally found peace by taking responsibility for his actions. “Pass,” Ava basically said. Instead, she went to Sonny and futilely begged to see their daughter. After Ava loudly proclaimed that she wasn’t to blame for Morgan’s death, Carly warned that Avery would one day know who her mother really was. “I am no worse,” Ava spat, “than either of you” — which would become her refrain once she was put under at GH!
Later, as Ava lay on the operating table, the sound of Griffin scrubbing in seemed amplified. “When you wake up,” he promised, “you’ll be a new woman.”
A Beautiful Disaster
When Ava came to, she saw Griffin, Kiki and a beautiful young woman who’d brought her pain meds. Then she was home, wearing all white as Griffin kissed her and helped her remove the bandages. “It worked,” she sighed before donning a flowery shirt and going to celebrate her flawless face at the Metro Court. But at the bar, Laura sneered at her for selling her soul, and Carly vowed that she’d never let anyone forget how ugly she was.
With that, Ava’s scar was back. And as that mysterious beauty from GH was now evading her, she received a text: “I know who you are.”
Morgan Rises From The Grave
Now wearing black, Ava couldn’t seem to escape reminders of her past. First, she went home and poured herself a drink… only to have Morgan show up! Touching his face, Ava whimpered, “I didn’t lose you.” But he was a mess. He feared someone was trying to kill him and recalled spiraling before the car explosion. No matter how Ava cried for and comforted him, her priority remained revealing that he was alive — so she could absolve herself!
At one point, it seemed Ava might finally apologize for her part in his death… but interrupted by another text, she trailed off.
A Portrait Of Defiance
At her gallery, Ava was excited about the debut of her portrait, but her happiness barely lasted a toast. After the mystery woman slipped away again, Ava revealed to Morgan’s parents that he was alive… only to have a bloody Connie appear! The dead woman called Ava out for murdering her. And still, Ava insisted, pointing at Julian, Nina, Sonny — even Kiki! — that she was “no worse than anybody in this room.”
After Sonny countered that he didn’t lie about who he was the way Ava did, Connie declared, “It’s time to face the truth.” The room turned dark, and as a spotlight hit Ava’s victims, they each vilified her. With her sins playing like movies on the wall, even Griffin marveled, “Maybe some souls can’t be saved.” Throwing her hands up in defense, Ava screamed for it to stop. The lights came up, and there was the woman she’d been chasing — a grown-up Avery! Ava held her daughter while insisting that she refused to be defined by her past when no one else was. “What scares you… is that I’ll see who you really are,” said Avery, pulling back the curtain on her mom’s scarred portrait. As Ava screamed, her burns returned.
Shoulda Made It A Double!
When Ava came to again, she shared the same morning with Griffin, but this time, there was sadness in her eyes. “The only thing that matters,” she told herself, “is that I have been given a new lease on life.” When she ran into Sonny at the Metro Court, she simply told him they both had to live their lives. Then, she was handed a martini… by her daughter! “I know who you are,” said the “waitress.” Yikes!
After surgery, guilt and remorse played across Ava’s perfect new face.
Ava was held to different standards than all of Port Charles’ other baddies.
Ava’s nightmare gave her a sneak peek at Avery as a grownup.