In life there are choices and the rewards or consequences of those choices are motivated by the translations of the heart, sometimes those motivations can lead down a road filled with wrong directions but that’s when the map of the heart can usually guide us to better destinations. On the September 11 episode of “General Hospital”, Maxie and Britt came to an agreement, AJ feared a life sentence, and Sabrina was able to convince Patrick that it is time to move on.
It was good to see Anna (Finola Hughes) and Maxie (Kirstin Storms) have a bonding moment. Maxie has had to make a choice in her life that she is preparing herself to live with for the rest of her life. But it is hard. She is separating herself from her child for what she believes is for the best. At the hospital, Anna comforted Maxie and told her that she understands exactly what Maxie is going through because she had to leave Robin when she was a baby. Anna told Maxie that it is a natural feeling but with time she will get better. She also reminded her of Robin’s postpartum and how she recovered with the support of family and friends. It sent the message to Maxie that even the strong have moment of breaking down and dealing with the hardships of life and because she is also strong, she will pull through. Anna also filled Maxie in on Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) having her child and the father not being Patrick’s (Jason Thompson).
Britt wanted nothing to do with her baby after Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) carried him into her room for a visit. Britt didn’t want to hold the baby because she feels she is going to be a terrible mother just like her own mother was to her. Britt did thank Nikolas for being by her side through a tough period and helping her through her delivery. Nikolas felt it was odd that Britt didn't want to bond with her son, but he understood which may be a hint that the baby is not really Britt’s. Later, after Nikolas left with the baby, Maxie entered and asked Britt to carry her secret about Dante and Lulu’s baby really being her baby with Maxie. She also asked Britt why she did what she did to Patrick and she answered that she told the truth because she realized she has grown to love the baby she carried for nine months. The conversation and the moment convinced Britt that she actually wanted to be a mother which led her to finally holding the baby.
At the police station, AJ (Sean Kanan) had to face the wrath of a disappointed Monica (Leslie Charleson). She was angry at her son for turning to alcohol and being a suspect in the murder case. Monica has risked so much to give AJ his second chance in life and was furious. She told AJ that the answer to his own problems is within his heart and in his head, the solution to all problems is not in a bootle of alcohol. Just as she was expressing her anger, Michael (Chad Duell) walked in and told Monica that he will stand by his dad, meaning AJ. After Monica left, AJ told Michael that Diane is planning on pinning the murder on Sonny which was upsetting to Michael. He told AJ that it was the worst possible thing to do because of Sonny’s suicidal state and doesn’t want to have to chose between his two dads. Meanwhile at the Greystone Manor, Olivia (Lisa LoCiero) tried to hide the headlines away from Sonny (Maurice Benard) but reporters outside clued Sonny in that he was being accused of Connie’s murder. Sonny’s reaction was to attack and threaten the reporter. Later Sonny expressed to Olivia his regret of not killing AJ when he had the chance.
Elsewhere, Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) told Patrick that she helped delivered Britt’s baby. She also told him she thought it was time he moved past the baby not being his which she understands is tough to do. Later at hospital Patrick ran into Nikolas with the baby. Nikolas told Patrick he understands what he is going through. The conversation led Patrick to realize that his focus needs to be on what he has and not what he as lost. Lulu (Emme Rylan) and Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finally decided on a name for their baby girl. After visiting Sonny, they revealed that they have named the baby Connie much to the delight of Olivia and it seemed to help Sonny. Monica was told to step down as Chief of Staff because of AJ’s current murder case.