At Pentonville, a livid Ryan came to the exact same conclusion as the Commissioner and vowed violent and bloody retribution against all those involved. His ravings were quelled by the appearance of Nelle (Chloe Lanier), whom Ryan remembered from Ferncliff.
Ryan told Nelle that he was sure that fate had brought them together — surely a meeting between two people whom society had wronged, and stolen a kidney from, wasn’t a mere coincidence. In fact, he believed that they would soon become very important to each other.
Knowing that Nina (Michelle Stafford) needed the September issue to boost the sales of Crimson magazine, Maxie (Kirsten Storms) pushed to have Ava Jerome (Maura West) be their cover story.
Nina took some serious convincing but Maxie prevailed and a talk between the editor and chief and her blond rival seemed to seal the deal. However, when it came time to sign the contracts, Ava delighted in toying with Nina and a fed up Jax (Ingo Rademacher) read her the riot act.
Later, Jax was able to smooth talk Ava into putting her John Hancock on the documents. While Ava believed the story would paint her in a positive light, Jax revealed to Carly (Laura Wright) he plans to use Ava’s own words against her.
A second round of tests resulted in worry for Carly when she was told the results indicated that her baby could be born with a severe defect. She shared the news with Sam. who encouraged her to talk things over with Sonny.
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