***Due to a local breaking news conference, parts of General Hospital were missed today.***
After Michael calms down in the loft, Dante bemoans his issues with Lulu. He wonders how he can get her to trust him again.
Jason takes Brandon down after he pulls a gun on him in the alley. Abby begs Jason not to kill him because she doesn't want any trouble. Jason warns Brandon to leave town or he will die. After Brandon has left, Abby explains to Jason Brandon is exactly why it's better for Michael to believe she's a hooker. Jason disagrees and encourages her to tell Michael how she really feels about him, but Abby thinks she's all wrong for him. Once Jason has left, Abby calls Michael to meet her. Michael tells her his feelings for her haven't changed just because he found out she's a hooker. He hates what she does, but that doesn't mean they have to stop being friends. He asks her not to give up on him, but she counters he is the one who has to give up on her.
Jason returns to the penthouse and tells Sam what just happened with Abby and Brandon. Michael stops by to tell Jason Abby was honest with him, but he can't let go of his feelings for her. He thinks Abby understands him and what it's like to feel trapped, like he did with Carter. Michael wonders if he will ever act like he wasn't in prison. Jason regretfully thinks he will always carry it with him. Michael feels like he's still fighting Carter. Jason encourages Michael to not let Carter take his soul.
Still at Jake's, Lulu and Lucky debate the Dante issue, as Ethan joins his siblings. The three of them commiserate over the state of their relationships. Ethan thinks the Spencers are destined to fail at love. Lulu leaves and Lucky voices his support for Dante to his brother. Maxie walks in looking for Lulu and gets a call from Luke, who wants to send costume jewelry to Maxie to feature in the magazine for a friend. After she hangs up with him, Maxie expresses her confusion, but Lucky and Ethan exchange knowing glances. Lucky sees Siobhan and tries to talk to her, but she brushes him off. Lucky and Ethan then tell Maxie if she signs for the shipment from Luke, she will be helping him smuggle stolen diamonds. Ethan and Maxie walk away as Ethan furthers details Luke's exploits. Lucky continues to appeal to Siobhan. She tells him she's afraid someone will die and she doesn't want it to be him.
Lulu goes home to drown her sorrows in a pint of ice cream. Dante comes to the door in a suit and asks her out to the opera. They argue about his keeping Brenda's secret and Dante begs her to forgive him because he loves her. Lulu says there is no love without honesty and she doesn't trust him. She asks if he ever loved Brenda and he says he thought he did, but he never told her how he felt. He put her in a car and watched her drive away and then moved on. He loves Lulu, but she still can't trust it. She asks him to leave and he reluctantly does.
At the hotel bar, Shawn turns down Carly's offer to stay at the Metro Court for free. They talk about Molly and his experience in the war. He gets up to leave and runs smack dab into Theo. Shawn walks away and Theo tells Carly she's just the woman he wanted to see. He needs her to sign off on some papers so he can concentrate on defending Dante and Brenda. Carly makes her disdain of Dante clear. She tells him to get the money from Sonny up front and cash the check because once the wedding day rolls around, Sonny won't want to pay anyone to defend Brenda and Dante. Later, Spinelli meets with Carly to implore her not to use the information she's gathered to hurt anyone. She has other ideas.
Shawn meets Theo in the alley. Theo wants him to investigate anyone who he thinks was responsible for his son's death.Tomorrow's Port Charles spoilers for General Hospital:
Johnny gets beat up.
Tracy encourages Brook Lynn.
Ethan accuses Maya of sabotage.