General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations



This episode was a bit of a letdown after the past two. I know we can’t have verbal smackdowns every day, but everything’s been so good, that when a regular episode shows up, it’s a little ho hum.

I loved the Johnny and Carly scene. It was very sweet and I like Carly when she’s in that nice mode. I also think Johnny should smile more often since it just lights up his face. I just wish he had a better story (or any story).

I loved the Olivia and Carly scene because it really is great, soapy foreshadowing. The two of them making up for Olivia’s lie, just as her biggest lie yet is about to hit the fan. That is going to be ugly when it breaks and I want front row seats.


I hated Epiphany’s double standard of allowing someone to come in off the streets and tear a five minute strip off of Liz yesterday, but today, the instant the doctors start chattering about it, she shuts them down. 

I loved that Robin told Steven to tell Liz that she and Patrick don’t judge her. At least someone in this town has the self awareness of not being a hypocrite.

I loved that Lulu went back to Dante’s to force his hand, but I hate that they’re still at odds. 

I hate that Jax hasn’t warned Dante that Michael knows the truth and the danger that might come with that. Come on Jax, be a better man than that.

I find Kristina and Kiefer to be a bit schizophrenic. I’m not sure if it’s accidental because they had to shelve them for James Franco‘s story, or if it’s deliberately being written this way. One minute, he’s all over her, then he’s practically dumping her  I’m confused where he’s coming from. 

I loved that Sam took the call from Kristina and decided her sister came first, before the latest Jason/Spinelli crisis and went over to see what Kristina’s problem was. I also liked the Kris and Sam conversation, although the one thing I would have changed was when Kristina asked why she can’t dress the same way Sam does. I wish Sam’s answer would have been, "Because I’m an adult and you’re a teenager." 

Funny line of the day:
Sam:
 "Well, sometimes Jason will ask me to dress in black if we’re working, or trying to break-in somewhere."

I hated Olivia’s smirkiness through the whole episode because she thought she had fixed her problem by telling Raynor the truth. It was very childish in that it reminded me of Michael’s smirkiness with Sonny when he thought he had the goods on Dante. 

I loved that Johnny got pissed at Olivia and told her what I wanted to say, "You double crossed your son to help Sonny."

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  1. Profile photo of cookooclock
    cookooclock

    As happy asw I’ve been about everyone finding out about Liz, I can’t WAIT until people start telling Olivia about herself. That was one of the great things about Claudia, she saw Olivia for what she was. Man, I miss SJB!

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    EricasEvilTwin

    I am totally looking forward to the smackdown Olivia is going to get from Carly.  It will be well deserved.  Said that the other day.

    I am glad that Sam didnt tell Kris that she is an adult and Kris is a teen.  Kris is 17 I think now – do you really want a high school senior dressing sexy and saying you told me when I became an adult…..LOL  Plus it was in character for Sam – she never says do this, do that, she asks leading questions and prompts thought to bring someone around.  I find it artful.

    Love Johnny.

    As for Robin ggrrr.  She cant have it both ways – she was all upset that Patrick wouldnt rebuke the THEORY of cheating but then she is a total apologist for Lizard.  I know she wouldnt give Patrick so much as an inch of latitude when it comes to cheating, so why should Lucky’s feelings be any less valuable.  I dont mind her LOVING her bff, I just dont like her trying to see Lizard’s side so to speak and making excuses for behavior she would never accept from her own spouse.

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    sassysdreams

    EET – "As for Robin ggrrr.  She cant have it both ways – she was all upset that Patrick wouldnt rebuke the THEORY of cheating but then she is a total apologist for Lizard.  I know she wouldnt give Patrick so much as an inch of latitude when it comes to cheating, so why should Lucky’s feelings be any less valuable.  I dont mind her LOVING her bff, I just dont like her trying to see Lizard’s side so to speak and making excuses for behavior she would never accept from her own spouse."

    EET –  That is classic Robin.

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    sassysdreams

    Perkie – "I hated Epiphany’s double standard of allowing someone to come in off the streets and tear a five minute strip off of Liz yesterday, but today, the instant the doctors start chattering about it, she shuts them down." 

    Perkie I think Epiphany was in shock and before she could gather her thoughts and do anything Ethan had already jumped in to stop it and Lulu was gone.  Patrick and Sonny looked like they were in shock as well.  Robin looked guilty.

    Perkie – "loved that Robin told Steven to tell Liz that she and Patrick don’t judge her. At least someone in this town has the self awareness of not being a hypocrite."

    Perkie I think that Robin is a total hypocrite!  Patrick would never hear the end of it if he cheated on her and for sure Mac, Anna, Robert and even Sonny would be dragged into the mess.  No I’m not happy with Robin at all.

    I cannot believe that after everything Jax has put Dante through he hasn’t warned him that Michael knows the truth and has already told Sonny!!!

    Loved Sam with her sisters.  Loved the way she spoke to both Molly and Kristina and how she presented her advice to Kristina.  I hope some of it sinks in!  Why is Alexis never home with her children?  Hate manipulative Keifer!

    Liked Oliva’s convo with Carly and can’t wait till Carly learns the truth.  I was glad to see Johnny so on the ball.  He’s very perceptive so good for him saying what he did to Olivia.  I still can’t believe how twisted her thinking is when it comes to her son!  She’s going to learn a hard lesson soon.  Liked Johnny’s convo with Carly.  It was sweet.  Clearly she doesn’t know that Johnny knew all about Claudia’s hit on Sonny or that she sent Jerry after Michael and Kristina and did nothing to stop either.

    Loved that Lulu went to Dante’s and tried to fix things.  I’m holding out hope that the two of them are in it for the long haul.  I really love Lulu and Dante and both of them together make an awesome couple!!

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    laduke19

    Umm, I don’t think Robin was being a hypocrite.  I thought her whole thing was that it didn’t have anything to do with her and wasn’t really any of her business so she was going to stay out of it and not judge which I wish more people would do.  And I don’t think it’s fair to compare it to the situation if Patrick cheated, b/c anyone would be upset if their spouse cheated on them and the situation would have to do directly with them.  The Liz/Lucky/Nik mess has nothing to do with either Robin or Patrick.  No one in their right mind would be more upset about a friend cheating on their fiancee than their spouse cheating on them.  And actually, if you’re going to call anyone a hypocrite, I think Patrick was more of one since he’s the one who commented on the situation first even though he yelled at Robin at the hospital for cheating on him with that cute carpenter guy during the PPD story when she only kissed the guy.

    Plus, Lulu and Carly were probably bigger hypocrites.  I mean Lulu slept with Dillon while he was still married to Georgie, and if being a cheater makes you unfit to be a parent, then Carly shouldn’t be a cheater either since she’s cheated before.

    That said, I don’t have a problem with Liz being called out, but I think it’s lame that Nik isn’t being called out in the same way.   Nik has never owned his crap, and he’s as much to blame as Liz.

    Olivia is so annoying.  I’m glad Johnny is dumping her.

    Don’t care at all about Lisa.  Still loving Lulu and Dante.  Enjoyed seeing Sam, Krissy and Molly together.  I want to see Lucky back onscreen soon.  The show isn’t the same when he isn’t on.

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    GH LOVER

     Love Sam and her sisters 
    so cute scenes , And Sam was amazing big sister ..
    Love the davis girls 
    I loved Jason today , loved how he got to Dante’s , thinking of all the weird stuff  that happened since he came to work , I loved how smooth he was with the house keeper ..

    Pif – she got me mad today , could she said something to Lulu that day ? Only today she is saying stop ??
    Robin – the same , she should have stopped it that day and not asking how Liz is doing day later ?? what she thinks ? 
    Johnny – was cute today with Carly , i loved that Carly asked him to come , I thought it was nice of her…
    And I also loved the Lulu and Carly scenes , I think Carly will be upset with Lulu about the secret But she will forgive her soon after , 
    She won’t forgive Olivia that soon…

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    BigDede

    Last time Lulu saw her brother he was drunk at the Haunted Star.

    Now that she knows the truth, has she once gone to see how her brother was doing? Has she even called him?  How does she know he hasn’t hurt himself?

    Lulu loves Lucky so much yet she hasn’t even thought about him. She doesn’t care about Lucky, she just loves screaming and shrieking.

    I don’t care about Lante anymore.  I hated when Dante said he wouldn’t be worthy of Lulu. Lulu’s not worthy of him.

    Loved Johnny going off on Olivia. I can’t wait until she is exposed. THey need to run her out of town.

    Piffy is just a punk, peroid.  I do like that everyone at the hospital said they didn’t judge her. 

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    Ravennite613

    Thanks laduke, you hit the nail right on the head in regards to Robin.  No one can judge because no one walks in her shoes or knows what really goes on behind closed doors.

    Bigdede – thats just typical LooLoo, the girl I have hated since day one, the girl I saw no chemistry with any male counterpart, the only reason i have any love of Lante is because of Dante and that is wearing thin.   She will suck the life out of him just like she did Dillon, Logan and Johnny. Loo only cares about Loo and the next man to occupy her bed.

    Love everything Johnny

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    john2124

    LOL WHY IS EVERYBODY DOWN PIPH’S THROAT. YOU TELLING ME IF SOMEONE COMES IN ASKING ABOUT CELLPHONE THEN JUST STARTS GOING OFF ON SOMEBODY ABOUT THEM SLEEPING WITH TWO BROTHERS YOU WOULDNT BE SHOCKED OR KNOW WHAT TO SAY?

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    jasamfan98

    perkie– Olivia has been double crossing her son since day one from warning Johnny about not trusting Dominic to telling Sonny to leave town.  I hope Johnny leaves her and doesn’t look back.  i don’t think he’ll look back either once he finds out that Sonny is Dante’s father.  I can’t wait for the fallout from that.

    I also can’t believe that Jax hasn’t warned Dante that Michael knows.  I mean as much as jax would call Dante over to find out the progess of the investigation you would think he would call him over for this.

    Lulu’s not looking for the next guy to occupy her bed.  She hasn’t even slept with Dante yet.  That is what i like most about their relationship…its not about sex. 

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    Ravennite613

    JaSamfan - I was referring that Loo only cares about two things herself and any guy who she is in a relationship with.  It must have something to do with sex because instead of her checking in on her brother she wanted to bump uglies with Dante but he pushed her away.

    I do agree with John about Piph, I always think shock takes over and then reasoning

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    Laurie_78

    I have to disagree with your comment about Kristina and Keifer. 

    As someone who works to raise awareness of issues like dating violence, I can tell you that I am actually very impressed with how GH has been writting the teen storyline.  Being hot and cold is very typical of an abuser in a relationship like this.  It is all part of the mind games that go along with maintaining the abusers power and control over their partner. 

    I don’t mean to be critical of your blog because I have been reading them for quite some time and feel that you do a great job of analyzing the show, but I just wanted to point out the rational that the writers have when they write Keifer in this hot and cold manner.

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    Perkie

    I clearly must have misunderstood Robin.  I don’t think she was saying it’s ok for Liz to cheat on Lucky.  I thought she was telling Steven to let Liz know that the confrontation with LUlu was ok, since it’s clear that Liz is upset and humiliated by the confrontation.  I also think she’s saying she doesn’t judge Liz because if she did than it would make her a hypocrite like everyone who did judge Liz (Lulu, Carly) when their hands are as dirty as Liz’.

    As for Epiphany, have we ever seen her in shock?  I would be shocked to see Pif shocked by anything.  No way was she in shock.  She let the tirade go on because that’s what the writers wanted even though it’s way out of character for her to let someone raise their voice at the desk, much less tear a strip off of someone.

    laurie_78 wrote: 
    .  It is all part of the mind games that go along with maintaining the abusers power and control over their partner. 

    I get that.  What I didn’t understand is why it happend on two seperate days.  I guess I would have thought that it would have happened the day before.  He says, lets go back to my place for sex.  She says, no thanks and then he tries to manipulate her with the, ok let’s break up because you dress like a child. 

    Having it come out of nowhere on the second day is what made my head spin in confusion. 

    Also, sex with him must be really bad if she’s constantly saying no thanks!

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    FaisonFanInTexas

    Definitely can’t wait for the fallout for Booblivia.   Just when I think she could not annoy me more….she does!
    She does not deserve Johnny and I loved her being called out on protecting everybody but "her baby".  Bitch, please!

    I gotta say, I’ve worked in and around hospitals since 1984 and I have NEVER met a nurse who could get away with talking to doctors the way she does.  I TRY to like Piff but then she shows up throwin’ attitude around when it’s not even neccessary.  WTH?

    WHY is Lisa still here?!

    Seriously ready for the Keifer beatdown, but I really want Alexis involved!  She’s always been so over the top protective of her girls, she should be aware of this!
    Love Sam being there for Krissy.
    See, she left Jason’s side the second Krissy called her!

    And, I know they didn’t show it, but I’m sure Lulu checked in with Lucky.  And c’mon girls, don’t deny Lu a little "afternoon delight"!  You know it’s been a long time for her!

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    sassysdreams

    Ravennite – I totally disagree with everything you said about Lulu!!

    I love Lulu!  Always have and always will.  The hospital scene was immediately following her scene with Nik on the docks and she was there looking for her cell phone.  Maybe she was trying to call Lucky and she discovered her cell phone was missing?  We have no way to know what she did "off canvas" but I’m sure she checked on Lucky or we will see it in a later episode.  

    I notice a lot of times we mention we wish characters would do certain things and then the very next day there they are doing them.  I try to remember that a week’s worth of episodes can sometimes be one long day in PC.
     

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    laduke19

    Perkie – I had the same take as you about the Robin scenes.  She never said that it was okay for Liz to cheat on Lucky or that Lucky should get over it and I didn’t hear her making any excuses for Liz’s behavior.  That’s why I’m confused that people are saying that she did.  She said she didn’t judge which she shouldn’t because she only knows a little bit about the situation.  I’m not even a big Liz fan or anything, but I thought Robin’s position was a fair one to take.

    And I can’t get upset at the characters about nobody stepping in to stop Lulu’s smackdown of Liz because it was what the writers wanted, so if anyone is to blame for that it’s the writers.  I think Mike getting beat up was probably just a stupid plot point to get more people at the hospital to witness the smackdown.

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    coolblue

    Johnny was great.  Is it possible that after the Dante reveal and the fact that Jax, Lulu, and Olivia all kept secrets from Carly result in a John ny/Carly hookup? 

    Robin was not a hypocrite.  She even told Steven that everyone just froze when Lulu went off on Elizabeth.  I am not upset with Epiphany for that very reason.  The writers wrote everyone to stand still and listen to Lulu’s smackdown. 

    Olivia is just annoying and the sooner all her lies catch up to her the better. 

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    Marezi

    I wish GH had taken more time to set up this Keifer and Krissy story. I mean only that it would work so much better if we saw his "manipulating" and not just "my parents aren’t home lets get it on" or  "I helped you and I want something in return". I would like to see the "you need to dress this way" which a lot of men do tell their abused wives or  "you need to say this when someone asks you" or "if you talk to so and so this is what I am going to do" and so on.

     Perkie:  Also, sex with him must be really bad if she’s constantly saying no thanks!

     What 17 nor 18 year old boy even cares or knows how to satisfy a girl most of them are just in it for themselves. But he could take a few lessons from Nik as Nik seems to rock Liz’s world and have her saying she never has felt like that with anyone other than Nik .

    Robin , pssh don’t care. But I do think Lisa is going to like Robin a little to much and it has nothing to do with getting Patrick in bed unless it is to show Robin he isn’t the best for her. For some reason I just get  "Single White Female" vibe.

    hate Olivia. This is one poll some mag should do. "Do you want Olivia to die or leave town?"

    I will say my mantra again. They should have made Lulu gay. I am never going to like her with any man. They are great as friends but the minute the loving and sexy time rolls around she just can’t bring it and it is like watching a man with a blown up doll.

    Love Sam, Krissy and Molly. Loved Sam is going to take Molly out to buy PI and detective stuff. Love how Sam got this little giggle and such a smile when she was talking about doing her job or helping Jason" breaking in". But on the down side I know Alexis is going to tear Sam a new one for daring to give Krissy any advice or taking her shopping. 

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    RockiDreams

    It was kind of nice having a calmer show.  I have to laugh at myself and how involved I tend to get in GH and other shows and remind myself that these shows are pure entertainment.    Absolutely loved the scene with Johnny smiling – wow he is a stunner when he does that.  I wish they would get him away from Olivia – send her packing forever and give Johnny something or someone better.  Always love Sam.  Robin is one of my least favorite characters – the FF button gets hit during her stints.  Patrick is a real bore being married to her.  I like Lisa but wish they would move it with what she is there for.  Where the heck did Matt go?  I think everyone has a point about Lulu and her romance stuff – she is much more likable when she is being the friend or sister.   Interesting observation.  I absolutely cannot stand the Keifer/Krissy storyline.   I hated that she had her "date" all planned ending with sex and felt she had to say that to make the cretin happy.  Icky.   I just love GH.

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