GUNNING FOR IT
An armed Ava confronts Griffin in the interrogation room. He maintains his innocence; Ryan and Julian arrive and stop her from shooting him. Griff doesn’t tell the cops about the incident. “Kevin” takes Ava home and urges her not to feel responsible for her daughter’s death.
Kristina finds Jason tending to an under-theweather Sam. Sam resists her sister’s attempt to heal her the same way Daisy rid Oscar of his headache .... With Drew and Kim by his side, Oscar begins his immunotherapy treatment. The ice melts a smidge between Drew and Jason as they discuss Oscar; Sam is happy to hear of their progress. Josslyn visits with Oscar, but excuses herself when Cam arrives. Oscar apologizes for making Cam lie to Joss, then asks Alexis to help him draw up a will.
Jason learns that the evidence against Margaux’s mother was compromised; he, Sonny and Carly speculate that this means Margaux is dropping her vendetta against Sonny. While Carly frets to Jason about Sonny’s soft spot for the DA, Margaux confirms to Sonny that she is not going to pursue him for her dad’s murder .... In Havana,
Anna and Finn try to convince Obrecht that she must return to Port Charles to save a dying Britt.
ONE AND THE SAME
Sasha tells the cops about Ava drugging her and Griffin. Griff insists to Jordan that
Ava wouldn’t kill her own daughter. “Kevin” provides a grateful Ava with an alibi for the time of the murder. As Chase works the case, he realizes that Kiki and Mary Pat were likely killed by the same person. Jordan’s obsession with the case grows, but she and Curtis vow to recapture the romance of their wedding.
Skittish about coming under scrutiny in the wake of Kiki’s murder, Sasha wants to leave town. Nina thinks it’s because Sasha doesn’t feel safe, so she asks Valentin if they can stay at Wyndemere until the killer is nabbed. The women move in, and Nina reiterates to Valentin that the arrangement is strictly platonic. After Willow warns Lulu that Charlotte’s bullying is worsening, Lulu, Valentin and Nina talk to Charlotte, but the girl won’t cop to her behavior. Lulu accuses Nina of coddling the youngster, then confides in Laura. Laura deduces that her granddaughter is bullying Aiden.
Sam and Alexis are puzzled when a mystery someone sends Sam the obituary of one of her faux husbands from her days as a con woman. Sam tells Alexis that she has proof of Griffin’s innocence, then gets to work with Curtis to figure out who sent her the obit. They learn that someone in town has a subscription to the newspaper in Illinois that it came from.
AN INNOCENT MAN
Before Griffin’s arraignment, Chase questions him about Mary Pat; Griff says they never met. Off the tip Sam gave her, Alexis finds a selfie of Griffin and Kiki on the doc’s phone; its time-stamp proves that he is innocent. The charges against Griffin are dropped, but even though he has his freedom and his job back, a heartbroken Griffin remains deep in mourning. Jordan tells “Kevin” that it looks like one person murdered both Kiki and Mary Pat.
flashback to 1999 Mourning Light: Laura (Genie Francis) grieved alongside Luke (Anthony Geary) when their son Lucky was presumed dead in a fire.
What does Ryan see in Ava (Maura West)? Jon Lindstrom offers:“I think what he sees is missing in her is what he also lacks in himself, the feeling of being loved.”