General Hospital: Perkie's Observations




My Performer of the Day has got to go to Constance Towers (Helena) again, although Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) was right up there (that’s right and I’ll get to her in a minute).

I love that Helena’s away for months, heck, years and yet knows the score on everyone in town. She knows how long Liz and Nik have been at it, knows that there’s been a rift between Lucky and Liz and knows that Luke will be happy for Lucky if it turns out this isn’t Lucky’s kid. She just knows.

Lucky: “We don’t know who’s baby this is.”
Helena: “Imagine, Liz and Nikolas, rutting like animals all over Windemere for many months. I don’t think the odds are in your favour.”

Helena to Lucky: “Your love has been dead for a long time.”

I also liked the scene with Luke, although I get tired of Luke threatening to break her neck everytime she comes back to town. Either do it or stop mentioning it already. They do make an interesting, if not icky, pair.

Luke: “Can I make you a drink?”
Helena: “Only if you taste it first.”

Now onto Olivia. I’ve been hating on her for months, but today she redeemed herself a little. I loved that she gave Carly a good smackdown. I just wish it had been more. I also loved that when Dante started in on her, she reminded him that she was his mother, lies or no lies. I loved that when Sonny started with the ‘woe is me, my son, my son, my son’ routine, that she didn’t back down and basically said, yes if she were to do it all over again, she would. She would tell Dante when he showed up in PC, but she still wouldn’t tell Sonny. Now, if she can maintain her convictions and keep out of Sonny’s bed, I’m good.

Olivia to Dante: “I’m still your mother and I expect your respect and when you get on that witness stand, I hope you respect yourself too.”

The Liz/Lucky scene was rather creepy. She’s begging for forgiveness and he says he does, but then looks like he wants to go and puke in a corner somewhere.

I loved Liz treating Nikolas with total disdain. I’m guessing she won’t say yes when you propose.

Why are Carly and Jason wondering how to deal with Dante, since he’s a cop? Treat him the same way you do Mac and Lucky.

Was that gunfight between Max, Milo and Johnny supposed to be silly? They were about two feet from each other, shooting like maniacs, at nothing and hitting nothing. It was very weird and random.

What a way to end a Friday. Oh no, will Lucky and Maxie survive?


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GHvetfan's picture
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EET wrote -

Again - if we had been shown that moment where she smelled Tom's aftershave, or heard someone who sounded like him SOMETHING, ANYTHING it didnt have to be major...then I could accept that the rape is part of the equation in the present.  We were never given that up until she seemed to use the rape as a way of putting Rebecca off telling Lucky the truth, then suddenly she was reeling.  By then her affair was in full gear. To me the rape suddenly being this hot topic seemed both random and potentially an unintentional?? intentional?? manipulation.
 

I would love if they showed that moment but that is just one beat in one storyline that has been left out.  There are so many more.  These writers are just like that.  That is why I would like to watch her sessions with her therapist.  Why can't I get that instead of another shootout on the docks? Johnny's shootout with Max and Milo reminded me of the old Police Academy TV series where they had a similar gunfight over a park bench.  I think you and I are on the same page when it comes to wanting to see the motivation and the backstory.  The place where we do not agree is that you are looking for Liz to be faking and I just accept what I see until I see evidence that this is a con.

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The place where we do not agree is that you are looking for Liz to be faking and I just accept what I see until I see evidence that this is a con.

 

the fact that they have shown us her very life like hallucinations, tells me it's not a con.

but i'm with the rest of you as in there just isn't enough detail to this story.  the writers have been doing that alot lately. they get slack,  and rush the story.

they are messing up with the history too. when lucky was telling Ethan the story of the rape, he said he was just walking home, not thinking anything. But that isn't right. Liz didn't show up at the dance. He got worried, and left Sara and her friend at Kelleys, so he could go look for her.

also,(don't even ask me how I remember this), but lucky was talking about Lizzies face being scratched up, and that wasn't right either. I remember her and Bobbie being in Luckys bathroom, and Liz asked how her face looked. Bobbie said beautiful, not a mark, and Liz said, good, as long as no one can see.

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jlj0117 - You are correct.  I forgot about the hallucinations.  I don't know what the origins of Liz's current state of mind are but I hope the writers flesh the story out. I feel like Becky Herbst deserves to be able to drive story.  She has put a lot of time in at GH which is always a boys club.  I want the women to drive story and let the boys take the back seat for just one story.  Why isn't that possible? 

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jlj - I love your detailed memory!!!  And this is the same Jax that so many here say is so much better than Sonny.  One is as big a douchebag as the other in my opinion!

jlj - "also,(don't even ask me how I remember this), but lucky was talking about Lizzies face being scratched up, and that wasn't right either. I remember her and Bobbie being in Luckys bathroom, and Liz asked how her face looked. Bobbie said beautiful, not a mark, and Liz said, good, as long as no one can see."

But jlj, when you watch the "flashbacks" it does seem like there are marks on her forehead and cheek.  Maybe they washed off and she wasn't actually scratched but it does look like she is.  Maybe Bobbie was just saying what she needed to hear at the time. 

GHvetfan - "I think you and I are on the same page when it comes to wanting to see the motivation and the backstory.  The place where we do not agree is that you are looking for Liz to be faking and I just accept what I see until I see evidence that this is a con."

I think it also comes from dislike of her past repetitious behavior over the years.  This sudden breakdown is like the little boy who called wolf.  She got caught and publicly outed and then boom, breakdown.  Yeah ok.  

I want Lucky to be happy and I don't see being with Liz making him happy long term.  So we'll see how this latest Liz drama is explained.

GHvetfan - "I feel like Becky Herbst deserves to be able to drive story.  She has put a lot of time in at GH which is always a boys club.  I want the women to drive story and let the boys take the back seat for just one story.  Why isn't that possible?" 

GHvetfan - Becky has had several of her own front burner storylines over the years.  It is time for some of the other women to have storylines of their own!  But I do agree that GH uses the women to prop up the men and they really should give the women an equal amount of story!

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couple of things...I dont necessarily think Lizard is conning...I think its more of the unintentional manipulation side of things...I think she saw the reaction she got from Lucky, Nik and Rebecca at Jakes, it worked and then she has sort of reached for that in her mind - not so much the rape but the fragile woes me thing.  I do think she is actually hallucinating but the question is whether that hallucination is because she is reliving rape trauma or whether its because she is distressed that the town knows she isnt a Saint.  Lizzie for some reason has always been about what other people know, think and feel about her.  Its not a trait I much care for.

With Carly, I dont remember their first meeting but it wont surprise me at all that Carly started it, but why not give it back in a way that doesnt make her believe there is something to worry about and why constantly lean on a guy that is involved with someone else. In fact, why is she so OFTEN involving herself with someone who isnt free and clear.

And JLJ while I am astounded at your memory, where we disagree with is the interpretation of what we saw on our screens.  Yes we saw her repeatedly say I love you Lucky and only you....and you are saying that means she wasnt entertaining Jax's interests and contemplating ideas...yet how many times have we seen her say that to Lucky while she was in the midst of moving on.  What derailed the Jax/Lizard train was the miscarriage, but if both spouses saw it as a threat/issue I cant buy into the argument there was nothing to it.

As for women driving story, yes I agree that they should far more often that they do and if they are going to do any story all the beats should be played out...that said, while RH has been around a long time, I would much rather see stories about Maxie, Lulu, Sam, Carly, Alexis, Diane and Robin as I honestly do believe that the character is the least interesting of the group. 

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I think someone said that Liz seems to never forgive women and brought up how she forgave Lucky but not Maxie. I think that the fact that Lucky was addicted to pills and had some kind of an excuse for sleeping with Maxie, while Maxie was supplying Lucky with the pills just to get him in bed, and then Maxie bragged about it to Liz and was not regretful at all, would be a good reason for forgiving Lucky but not Maxie. And Liz does forgive women for some things, like she forgave Sam for terrorizing her children and watching Jake get kidnapped. Most mothers would not forgive someone for that. I just don't see Liz as hateful as some ppl do. I know she's done some really messed up things, but so have other characters, some much worse. I think ppl's hate for Liz is like my hate for Carly. And one of the reasons I hate Carly is b/c she has gone out of her way to purposely cause other ppl pain out of revenge or jealousy. I hated how she stole Michael from AJ and brought him into Sonny's violent world, and now she's still all about Sonny/Jason knowing full well that they are the reasons Michael's been shot, kidnapped, whatever and she enables them... And she's so meddlesome and pushy and territorial and just plain mean sometimes like when she didn't apologize to Kate when Michael shot her. But ppl like Carly and accept her flaws, so I guess to each their own.

Sorry bout the rant. I didn't get a chance to post in a while cuz work has been so busy.

p.s. jlj, I LOVE your memory Smile