The scandal surrounding Duke and Camilla destroys Anna's credibility as police
chief. Both she and Robin receive cruel criticism and threats, so Anna resigns,
though friends and family beg Anna to reconsider. Though she had no knowledge of the
cover up of Evan Jerome's murder, Anna blames herself for not following her instincts,
claiming her involvment with Duke clouded her good judgement. "I'm
taking control of my life!" she ventd.
Unable to deal with
her feelings, Anna tells an unhappy Robin that they're going on a trip to New York.
Anna's decided to leave Port Charles and start anew in New York. However both
fight when Robin whines "I don't want to go to New York, " and her mum replies
"You're acting like a spoiled little brat!" Both burst into tears.
Meanwhile, both Duke and Camillia stand trial
in L'Orleans, Canada. Jake, serving as a counsel advisor to their lawyer, tells
them, "With any luck you'll be free to go," but Camillia feels horrible
after Duke replies, "Nothing matters without Anna." Jake's prediction
proves true, as the judge has to let them go since there are no witness to refute Duke and
Camillia's claim of self dense. Evan's widow, Veronica, isn't about to let Camillia
off the hook, pledging to get revenge for her husband's death. Now free, Duke takes
off for Port Charles. Unfortunately, as he arrives back at the PC airport, he
doesn't see Anna, who does she him but boards the plane to NY anyway. Duke's
devastated when he learns Anna's gone.
In NY, Anna and Robin put on brave faces for
each other, but it's obvious both are miserable and would rather be home. Anna
finally agrees to send Robin home after overhearing Robin crying on the phone to
Filomenia. [transcript] Anna stays behind to talk to the Commissioner (played incidently by John Ingle), who
gladly agrees to help her PI application approved in a week. Robin arrives home and
presents Filomenia with a present, soaps and shampoos from the hotel she & Anna stayed
Later, Filomenia show Duke one of the soaps, saying with a knowing look
that she promised Anna she wouldn't tell Duke where Anna was staying. She never said
a word, a thankful Duke responds. Anna returns to room to find Duke there, and
furiously orders him out. [transcript]
A determined Duke refuses to give up, managing to get a
seat next to Anna on the plane, where he spends the hour flight pleading his case to an
unforgiving Anna. Duke continues to beg for another
chance but a stubborn Anna informs him, "I've only loved two men in my
life. Sometimes I wish there was only one."
Secrets at HTI
Back in Port Charles, Sean becomes
intrigued with geneticist Dr. Greta Instrom, who's husband Eric went missing.
Through a hostile takeover, Sean gains control of the HTI, a financially
troubled research firm that the WSB had contracted. Instrom's work involves
creating a secret antidote to the DVX's lethal germ MOX 36. Tiffany immediately
picks up on Sean's attraction to Ingstrom, which was unfortunate for him since
she, along with the various Quartermaines, is a stock holder. Wolfgang's
also a partner. Incidents cause Sean to rightly suspect the DVX is trying to
infiltrate his company and destroy or steal Greta's work.
Greta's astonished when she's
cornered by slimy researcher Malcolm, who's working for the DVX. He tells an that he
knows that she's secretly working on the MOX formula which could be an antidote for germ
warfare. He also informs her that he stole her radioactive isotope and sold it,
depositing the money into a bank account, thus implicating her in illegal activities if she
doesn't go along with his demands. She tries to stall him until she can figure out a
way to deal with him. Meanwhile, both Sean and Edward are getting suspicious that
something isn't right at HTI.
Since Tiffany's still smarting from Sean's obvious
attraction to Greta at the tv station, she's thrilled to report to Sean that she found a
large deposit slip made out to Greta. Sean, who's got a lot of his own money
invested in HTI, suspects Greta of industrial espionage and lays a trap for her. He
plants a "top secret" envelope for Greta to find, but Malcolm gets to it first
and makes a copy of the fake data before Greta comes across it. When the
unsuspecting doctor does see the envelope, she doesn't realize it's been tampered with and
has her assistant Connie return the envelope to the main office. Once Sean learns
the phony papers have reached the DVX, he immediately confronts Greta, who claimes it must
have been Malcolm.
With Malcolm's help, DVX moles
infiltrate HTI and cause Greta to go on the run. Sean and Frisco follow,
catching up with the group at Niagra Falls. On one of the Niagra Falls tour boats, Malcolm's caught up with Greta, stabbing
her. Frisco jumps off the helicopter ladder and finds her just as she collapses in
his arms. Sean follows, radioing for help as he holds Greta in his arms.
Frisco searches the boat for Malcolm, but the DVX finds Malcolm first and kills him. Greta's wisked off to GH where Monica saves her life. A jealous Tiffany realizes
just how deep Sean's feelings for Greta are as he refuses to leave her side, though he
claims he only has professional interests in Greta. Monica too notices Sean's
attachment to Greta, and warns the wounded scientist to not fall in love with Sean, as he
only likes damsels in distress and is incapable of sustaining a real relationship. Take it from someone who knows, Monica advises.
Sean and Frisco deduce there's a leak at HTI,
which Greta confirms by telling Sean that Alistair works for the DVX. At the same
time, Alistair's off to Port Charles to steal Greta's note and MOX formula, then plans to
kill Greta and Sean. Sean replaces the formula with a fake one, but Roger Barrett
breaks into Greta's safe and realizes the formula's a fake. Roger's DVX too, and
contacts Alistairs about the switch. Sean and Frisco finally figure out that the
plant is wearing a disguise of sorts, as he/she has somehow changed their
Taking employee cards from several years past, the duo scan and examine
fingerprints of HTI employees, fnally figuring out that Roger Barrett, Greta's
replacement, is the DVX plant. Sean tracks Barrett down to GH where, when he's
unable to get to Greta, Barrett holds Sean and others captive in the cafeteria,
threatening to kill everyone with the deadly MOX nerve gas. Frisco figures out
what's going on in the cafeteria and, as Tom Hardy talks over the AP system to distract
Barrett, Frisco breaks in. Barrett however takes Bobbie hostage and forces her and
Sean into the elevator. Sean's then able to overtake Barrett, but both Barrett and
Bobbie are accidently stabbed with the MOX formula. Rushed into the emergency room,
both are critically ill. Greta treats them both with the antidote, but Bobbie's
left with paralyzed.