General Hospital: Perkie's Observations



I don’t know if it’s the writing or the acting, but I am loving Dante’s storyline. I love his relationship with his mother and the ease between the two actors. I loved when he went off on Olivia about cops failing and mobsters getting away with stuff and how he wants to avenge the man who was his father figure. Fantastic acting on DI’s part. I also loved that he confided in Lulu about Claudia’s intentions and loved that she told him to run, which is what I’ve been saying all along. This is one of those stories that I’m invested in and can’t wait to see more of tomorrow.

Alexis/Sam: I felt bad for Sam, but in a weird way, I understood where Alexis was coming from. She’s the boring, strict, my way, Mom, and Sam is the understanding, non-judgemental, fun sister. Clearly, Alexis is jealous of the relationship that Sam has with her sisters. While I get that that is wrong, I know that because of her bad childhood, with no parents to really love her, that she wants her daughters’ love above everything else, and she fears she’s losing it to Sam. I’m not justifying it. I’m just saying I understand it.

And for the JaSam fans, the line of the day:
Sam: “My mother hates me, and it really hurts my feelings”
Kudos to Kelly on that one, because I teared up at that.

So basically, Kristina got the birth control and the condoms. So what exactly did Kiefer bring to the party, other than his asshatedness? I felt bad for Kristina when Kiefer up and left, although, in a way, it’s almost a good thing that her first time was so horrible. Maybe she’ll realize that Kiefer isn’t all that, despite being a senior and giving her the time of day, which apparently were her only criteria for sleeping with him. Those lessons are brutal, but sometimes necessary.

Loved the Michael/Kristina scene and how sweet and gentle he was with her.

I really, really, really wanted the CarJax baby to be born today (perfectly healthy of course). It just feels like the longest pregnancy ever. (Which it isn’t. That was Robin’s which somehow lasted 10 months!!)

Johnny/Claudia: When Johnny first showed up and said that by watching Carly’s false labour, he now understood what Claudia had gone through, I thought he was now removing himself from the future “who killed Claudia” list. But then she got all weird and icky and I think he’s right back on it.

Weird line of the day
Claudia: “You didn’t love Olivia. You love me and I love you. That’s the way it’s always been and always will be.”


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so i haven't finished the episode yet, but did alexis basically tell kristina not to talk to sam about anything? way to divide and conquer.

you would think, given alexis' connection to stephen and her sadness at losing her sister, kristina, twice, she (alexis) would understand the importance of leaning on family - or maybe that's why she is being so possessive.

i can understand alexis' viewpoint, i just don't agree with all of it.

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I'm crazy about Dante I can't put my finger on it I can't wait to see him. The camera captures something he's earthy, for real...in a way I can't explain...I love his scenes with Morgan, Carly, Michael, Sonny dahmn just everybody. I knew right away too when I saw him in the scene with Morgan and Carly after the shoot out...

There is something special about this actor Za.. Dominic Za...prango whew!

I felt the same way about Leo Julian #1. I just like him and wait for actors like these to show up on the screen.

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Cyberologist, are you saying that you weren't feelin' the love for mini-Leo, LOL?

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Hey feels good to be called out in a good way for a change LoL I thank you.

I liked Ethan's Leo Julian but if I rememeber his brother Dominic Raines' rendition. Leo was a champion of women he was awesome ...I'll never forget my fav line Patrick Drake delivered to him re: "bringing over the bucket of chicken" re: him wanting to date Elizabeth.

Dominic's Leo stood tall for women supported them gave them confidence eg Regina's nurse in NS1. Then when Ethan came with his Leo NS2 being so snarky and player player it was a different Leo Julian...I went WTH? what happened?

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I can definitely understand your feelings about Dr. Julian. I think Laura Wright makes a fabulous job Carly, but I swear, if I heard a rumor that TB was interested in coming back in the role, then I would head down to the studio and help LW pack up her dressing room! Love

As for Dom, I am trying to suppress my growing love for him. Even though the fallout from the reveal has the potential to be amazing, I fear that TPTB are going to whitewash everything to make Sonny the hero. And that would be such a huge waste both in terms of story and Dante's character development. Sad

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samrocks: Yeah, I think the true test for the character of Dante will be after everything is out in the open. Right now I like him a lot. The actor is talented, likeable, good looking. Dante is smart, funny, and someone who calls people out on their crap (how many times has he said to Olivia the exact same things I've been thinking??) And he's a cop who dislikes the mob and wants to take Sonny down. Hello? What's there not to love? LOL. BUT my fear is that all this is going to change once The Secret is out. Will he suddenly become a Sonny *and* Mob apologist? Will he remain a cop and lose his brains? Or will he stop being a cop and go into the mob? In what ways will his personality change?

I think we've all seen characters that come on strong and within a year or so morph into different people, so I'm hoping that's not going to happen to Dante.

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I am hoping that this year the truth will be told , I really don't want it to be along long secret It will just ruins everything ..
I hate long secrets ....
And I agree I don't want Dante to become because of his father mob fan NOOOOOOOOOO
we will see???????????

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oh fellow posters, i too am concerned about this dante thing. i imagine it will turn out sonny worked for the guy who had dante's father figure killed; sonny disagreed and quit that organization, then years later ordered his former boss killed.

that paints sonny as the "good bad guy" again, dante's father avenged his father figure, and everything is roses in the mobland. please soapgods don't let it happen! ugh

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Blackjack...I am SO tempted to flag your post as offensive, LOL. Not because I'm offended, of course, but because you KNOW TPTB probably visit this site and are looking for ideas.

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blackjack, Guza is going to make you his co-head writer, lol!!

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I am okay with y'all throwing rotten tomatos at me for this one, but I seriously hope Sonny had nothing to do with it - maybe not the guy who avenged it, but that the order came from somewhere else. I want Dante and Sonny to have a rocky road but a relationship that can eventually work on some level, even with Dante remaining conflicted about loving the man and hating the mobster. I dont think I could stomach yet another scenario like Alexis and Sam, with Sam's father being "evil" in mommy's mind and Alexis on some level holding it against her. If I invest, I want to possibility of a payoff

And besides I love mr. Dimples Sr. and Jr.

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I really like Dante. The actor is doing a fantastic job. He's nice on the eyes and he delivers his lines with panache without chewing up the scenery.
The Dante character has no need to love Sonny, the sperm donator, and many reasons for throwing the dimpled one's patoot in the slammer. Sonny is a mobster, a criminal. Even if it should be proved that Sonny had nothing to do with the murder of Dante's mentor, he is still responsible for other deaths. He bought the bullets for Jason's gun! Sonny called the shots, ordered the hits while he himself sat at home or at the bar or someplace safe.

Here's an idea, Claudia kills Sonny and then commits suicide.

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Well you have nothing to worry about EET, because I think we all know that eventually Dante will come to adore Sonny, and will learn to ignore the whole mob stuff, lol. Let's see...

Dante: "Daddy, I know that the mob goes against everything I believe in and accepting it means I'll be turning my back on my ideals but... you're such a Wonderful Man, a Great Dad, and a Sexual Dynamo with an impressive abundance of Super Sperm that I can't help loving you and I'll be loyal to you until my dying day - even though we barely know each other. And though the people around you get injured or die on a regular basis (due, directly and indirectly, to the mob) it's never your fault, which makes your 5 minutes of feeling guilty even more poignant. Also, everyone that hates you either ends up looking like a wimp or a jerk (AJ, Ric, Jax) or gets shoved on the backburner forever (Monica), so I think I'll love you, assuring myself lots of screentime and a decent story."

What I wouldn't give for Dante to be disgusted with Sonny for at least two years. For Sonny to attempt to have a relationship with Dante and for Dante to coldly reject him. Firstly, that's more true to life and secondly it might actually make me feel sympathy for Sonny. I would understand where they're *both* coming from, and no one will look like the 'bad guy' in the scenario.

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OOOH DAISY!! I second that entire post!

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Unfortunately, I think Dante's anger and hatred will be levelled at Olivia.  Because, it's always the wimmin's faults.'

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Could we settle for 1 year?? LOL