I had the evening off and planned to spend it working out, so obviously I'm just going to recap a daytime soap opera I almost never watch anymore instead. This is what's known as "healthy decision-making."
Apparently Crimson's relaunch was a huge success, which Nina explains to Franco in weird, conspiratorial tones.
Julian is convinced that the success is a fluke, and tells Alexis he can't wait to see Nina fail. Meanwhile, Olivia calls him to ask him to watch their kid for the day. Since she's cuffed to a table at the PCPD for some reason.
Kevin! Kevin is there! Apparently he's treating Jake (sweet mercy, please tell me he's been in treatment this whole time?). Liz mentions that Jake is super-possessive of Jason, so the little zombie has taken some of his mother's behavior as an example, that's for sure! Liz's hair looks so good that I want to punch a wall.
Sam and Jason are at some restaurant. Is this the same restaurant at the hotel? I keep getting confused because so much of the set design looks exactly the same these days. Sam says something about Nikolas being the aggressor, which is good news for Jason, since I guess he's sort of on the hook for assaulting Nik? I heard about that, but don't really know the whole story. It's hard to care if the sanctified hitman or the murdery dark prince was the instigator, although being that this is GH, obviously the sanctified hitman is the Good Guy in whatever the scenario was. I may have missed a lot, but I'm not new here.
Somebody named Andre turns up and Robert tells Anna that he's the key to finding Carlos and Sabrina, because it hasn't occurred to them yet how much better everything is with Carlos and Sabrina staying utterly un-found.
Sabrina gets a call from an invisible Felix, who tells her about how Michael stopped by last week.
Apparently Olivia was arrested for breastfeeding in public?
Oh no wait, Shari Belafonte is here, and Shari Belafonte says Olivia assaulted her.
Jason is worried because Jake has made some claims about intruders at the house, and Jason is concerned that this is adding to Elizabeth's stress. Her stress that they turned her evil this year out of nowhere? I don't know. Kevin tells Liz he fears for her mental health and that she might have another breakdown, but for real, Kevs, this whole past year has been one long Liz breakdown.
The thing is, if Michelle Stafford and Roger Howarth were not playing Nina and Franco, I'd really enjoy their vibe. However, Michelle Stafford and Roger Howarth are, in fact, playing Nina and Franco, and we are stuck with this.
Apparently Olivia verbally assaulted Shari Belafonte. Alexis decides to represent Olivia, and are we doing a PSA now on the right to breastfeed in public? Is this really a hot button topic that can fuel a good soap opera storyline?
Jason tells Sam that Jake claims she was the one who broke into the house.
Elizabeth: Walking out on the roof in the dead of winter ready to jump off and orphan my boys wasn't my proudest moment.
How articulate and expository! Kevin is very concerned for Elizabeth's well-being. I would be, too, if my patient had this terrifying child:
Apparently ZombieJake thinks Sam is the reason Jason and Liz broke up since obviously they're not telling him what Liz actually did. They speculate about who might be trying to spook Liz or Jason, and Sam can think of one person who has a vendetta against him. (Isn't the world supposed to be crawling with people trying to take out Jason and Sonny?) Jake's therapist refers Jake to art therapy, which means he'll be in treatment with Franco, since Franco (a serial killer with no training in psychology whose body of work was exclusively about grisly murder scenes based on JAKE'S FATHER'S MURDERING, so all of this makes sense) is an art therapist at a hospital that treats actual humans.
Robert, Anna, and Andre determine that Carlos and Sabrina can only be somewhere they've traveled to by land or sea, not by air (since her pregnancy would bar her from flying) (but only from flying commercial, by the by), so that narrows it down to.... literally anywhere at all in the world except for maybe Antarctica? I don't even know. They're probably not there.
Someone from the Barrington Financial Times comes to interview Nina about her smashing one-issue success with Crimson. Now, Barrington is a town that exists in upstate NY but I'm not sure how much would be riding on a finance paper from a blue-collar town of about 1700 people. Nevertheless, this Barrington is very, very important in the glamorous world of upstate glossy magazine publishing.