GH: Fire­works At Kiki’s Funeral

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■ Kiki is laid to rest this week in an emo­tional ser­vice. But, says Co-head Writer Shelly Alt­man, “Un­like Nathan’s funeral, Kiki’s will not be with­out some fire­works.”

At first, griev­ing mother Ava doesn’t plan to at­tend the me­mo­rial, which has been ar­ranged by Ju­lian, Franco and Scott. “She is awash with guilt, de­nial and an­guish,” ex­plains Alt­man. “Her last ex­changes with Kiki were so an­gry and bit­ter, and her daugh­ter died with the two of them in a re­ally bad place.” But af­ter ful­fill­ing the tragic task of break­ing the news of Kiki’s death to Avery, Ava sum­mons the strength to go, with Ju­lian and Ryan by her side.

Ac­cord­ing to Alt­man, Ryan’s sud­den om­nipres­ence in Ava’s sphere has not gone un­no­ticed by her brother. “Ju­lian is sur­prised and not al­to­gether wel­com­ing of the at­ten­tion. Not that he doesn’t be­lieve that Kevin Collins is a fine, up­stand­ing guy, [but] he cer­tainly has taken over this role of car­ing guy in Ava’s life aw­fully quickly — and the man is, in fact, still mar­ried to Laura!”

At the funeral, Ava’s mood plum­mets fur­ther when Grif­fin shows up un­in­vited. “In her heart, she knows he’s not guilty [of killing Kiki],” Alt­man notes. “But she wants some­one to blame. She wants him to be guilty be­cause that would strangely vin­di­cate her for her ac­tions in try­ing to get Kiki away from him. She doesn’t want him there be­cause he was the one who took her daugh­ter’s at­ten­tion, not her, and he is very sym­bolic of the very aw­ful way things were left be­tween them.”

The PCPD, mean­while, is on high alert in their quest for the killer, not re­al­iz­ing that he is right un­der their noses in the form of Ryan. “Jor­dan is promi­nently in at­ten­dance, keep­ing her eye out for an any un­usual per­son who might show up.” But it is Ava who is trig­gered by the ar­rival of one guest in par­tic­u­lar: Carly. “When I al­luded to fire­works ear­lier, that’s the fuse that will be lit,” Alt­man says. “She un­der­stands that Carly and Sonny loved her daugh­ter, but she also won­ders if their mo­tives in com­ing here aren’t solely to mourn Kiki, but also to point out to her and to re­mind her of her own guilt in the loss of their son.”

When Ava comes at her, “It is shock­ing” for Carly, ac­cord­ing to Alt­man. “But this is our Carly, and if at­tacked, she is go­ing to de­fend her­self.”

I'ts is shock­ing."

Mis­ery Loves Com­pany: Ava (Maura West, l.) picks a fight with Carly (Laura Wright).

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