General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations


Todd wants Sonny to convince Michael to recant and thereby save both Starr and Kate.  Todd claims he heard Kate tell Alexis that she caused the accident as Connie.  He tells Sonny to keep Kate out of prison and get her help.  Sonny says he no longer cares about Kate, so this means nothing.  Todd’s surprised at Sonny’s lack of caring for a woman he once loved. 

Tea wants Starr to avoid further conversations with Kate, even though Starr feels that Kate has helped her.  When Kate is returned to her cell, Starr asks what it was Kate wanted to tell her earlier. However, Kate remembers Alexis’ words and simply says she’s sorry for her loss and wishes her luck in court.  Tea asks Kate for help, but Kate says Sonny won’t listen to her.

Spinelli claims that Maxie saw Matt kill Lisa.  He says he promised Maxie he wouldn’t tell.  Felicia understands Maxie was protecting Matt, but questions why Matt would let Maxie take the fall. Mac explains that Matt was too drunk to remember anything.  Alexis wants full disclosure.

Alexis wants the sentence vacated, but the DA says its hearsay. The judge agrees it’s not enough.  The DA says he needs Maxie to testify and corroborate Spin’s story.  He asks that Maxie sign a formal agreement agreeing to this.

Maxie tells Matt that she saw him kill Lisa and she’s been protecting him ever since.  Matt denies it, saying he would have remembered. She reminds him he was stinking drunk at the time.  She tells him she saw him kill Lisa with the wrench and wander off.  She went looking for Matt and found the dead captain instead. 

Matt wonders why Maxie didn’t say anything before. Maxie explains she wanted to protect him and going to Anthony. He killed the first mate and her being an accessory.  Matt can’t believe Maxie kept this to herself, but realizes that she told Spinelli.  Maxie feels Spin can be trusted not to tell anyone.  Matt says he won’t let her rot in jail and that he has to come forward and confess. 

Tracy’s at the boathouse, imagining various ways to kill of Anthony.  When he shows up, she offers to take him out on a boat ride.  Luke watches from the window as Anthony agrees, but Tracy reaches over with a rope. Anthony catches her and wonders what she’s planning on doing with it.  Tracy deflects and when Anthony heads off to get his swimsuit, Luke tackles Tracy and asks what she’s doing. 

Tracy says she’s taking matters into her own hands. She says Anthony is bluffing about turning her in, since it would affect the legacy he’s leaving to Johnny.  Tracy says he’s brought violence into her home. She wants to protect her family.  Luke says he’s changed his mind and will arrange it for her. 

Spinelli decides he needs to be the one to tell Maxie and get her signature.  He says she won’t be easily swayed and he broke his promise.  Felicia wishes there was more she could do and feels she doesn’t have a place in Maxie’s life anymore.  Mac feels its right to trust Spinelli, that he does care for Maxie and Spin can make her come to her senses. 

Alexis returns to the PCPD to see Kate, who says she wishes she didn’t have to go through this alone.  Sonny shows up and Kate realizes he hired Alexis to help her and thanks him.  Kate gets taken into a room to wait for Alexis. Connie speaks to her from the mirror. 

In the courtroom, Starr wishes her mom were there for her, as Todd shows up instead.  Starr asks him not to make a scene.  Todd tells Tea that he knows something and mentions Kate’s name.  The judge asks how Starr pleads. Todd speaks for her, pleading not guilty.  The DA argues that it was a violent offence and Starr has the resources to flee. He asks for no bail, which the judge agrees to. 

Sonny tells Alexis that Todd heard her conversation with Kate. He asks if Kate caused the accident.  Alexis says Kate has no memory and that’s why she wants to bring Connie out.  Sonny says he wants to hear it from Connie’s mouth that she caused the accident. 

Maxie begs Matt not to confess, that he’s needed at the hospital to help people.  He doesn’t think she should sacrifice herself and can’t promise anything.  Spinelli is shocked to see her black eye, but Maxie’s more interested in the security footage that Spin found.  She figures he hasn’t said anything about Matt.

Anthony overhears Luke tell Tracy that they’re going to get rid of him. 

Kate yells at Connie to tell her if she caused the crash. 

14 Responses

  1. Avatar of Perkie
    Perkie

    Three flashbacks in one episode? Come on now.

    Could Tea’s dress BE any shorter? Geez, I can practically see that baby’s head crowning!

    Why hasn’t Spinelli given Mac or Alexis, or the courts, the video tape? Wouldn’t that show what happened much clearer than the picture. You can actually see the dark haired person hit Lisa. What’s more corroborating than a video of the crime? Geez.

    Ah Connie. You were interesting and funny at first, now you’re just annoying.

    I like the new DA. Do we have a name for him and do we know if he`s sticking around longer than these few episodes.

    Still, no Dante or Lulu.

  2. Avatar of The_Moustache
    The_Moustache

    this episode was all over the place!

    enjoyed the Tracy scenes where she killed Anthony is different ways.

    until Luke and the Redemption Tour arrived and gave us creepy scenes.

    Sonny never got bail rejected but Starr has to stay in the slammer!? what is this b.s.!?

    Frank & Ron: PLEASE WRAP UP this Connie nonsense already. it was fun & quirky but now it’s gone on for too long and it’s boring to watch. I Already saw this on One Life to Live. Don’t need to see it AGAIN on GH!

    NO MORE SPINELLI!

  3. Avatar of sassysdreams
    sassysdreams

    Perkie ~ Spinelli gave the security tape to Mac who is having his tech team go over it.

    I loved seeing Spinelli’s turmoil as he was trying to honor Maxie’s wishes to stay quiet and yet make sure that she is set free! BA is a wonderful actor and he managed to pull off this written nonsense quite well.

    Loved the Tracy/Anthony and Tracy/Luke scenes!!! Fabulous fun all around!!!

  4. Avatar of curacaoman
    curacaoman

    Tea, what a mess. Badly dressed and trying to press to keep the baby inside.

    Can someone point out to Maxie what a dunce she is? The Lisa murder had been wrapped up and Matt was in the clear. By claiming to be the murderer, she sicked Spinelli on the case leading to Matt being outed. Dumb girl!

    And the ridiculization of law enforcement continues unabatted!

  5. Avatar of TomZulawski
    TomZulawski

    Although not on the same bad track during the disastrous decade of Guza and Phleps, this show still has a very, very long way to go. The plots and characters continue to be written cartoonish. This show is still all bread and no meat. I want to be engaged, challenged, I want to end the show excited by what I just watched and wondering what will happen next. I still have zero investment in any character or storyline.

  6. Avatar of Perkie
    Perkie

    [quote; sassysdream]Spinelli gave the security tape to Mac who is having his tech team go over it.[/quote]

    Thanks Sassy, I must have missed that. Although, did I miss when they told the court that? They’re all wringing their hands because they can’t corroborate the photo and yet a video of the actual murder goes a long way.

  7. Avatar of mipeony
    mipeony

    JE was priceless in those funny scenes where she’s contemplating how to murder Anthony. She’s a treasure, and it’s a shame they can’t seem to find anything to do with her but put her in scenes with Luke.

    Sonny gets bail every single time he does something and he is ALWAYS a flight risk, yet Starr can’t get bail? Come on writers, I haven’t liked the character since her teenage years reared their ugly head and her screeching sets my ears on edge, but geez… way to railroad the girl. Why is it on GH the women stay in jail and the men get out right away? Aw… what am I thinking??? This is the show where a woman can get raped and her husband gets the storyline where he gets to act like he was the one raped and is carrying his rapists baby.

  8. Avatar of ConqueringBlue
    ConqueringBlue

    I really wish Cartini would just end this Kate story, and start writing something of substance. I’m sick of seeing Kate on my screen every single day, when there are so many other characters I’d rather see, who have a lot more history on the show. I’m also sick of the Sonny/Johnny mob “war”, I’m sick of Starr already (please send her back off to where she came from), and I’m ready for Lisa Niles to be dead and buried for good. And since all of this is what’s been the main focus of the show, I haven’t been enjoying it a whole lot. The main saving grace for me right now, is anything Anna, Tracy Q, and Sam and John McBain, who’s chemistry is off the charts. Still want to see more Alexis (preferrably with her daughters), and wish Lulu had a decent storyline. I’m minorly intrigued by a possible John/Sam/Jason/Liz quad (I’m really hoping they do go there). Other than that I have not been too impressed with the writing. Seems like it’s all the same ol’ crap we’ve been watching for over a decade now. I think I even liked some of GUZA’S stuff more than this (yikes)

  9. Avatar of pjc722
    pjc722

    Unless Todd was tricking Sonny into convincing Michael to recant his story about Starr and then when her charges are dropped he goes to the DA with what he heard Kate tell ALexis that “Connie” did, then its a good enough storyline but not a great one and will only make Sonny hate Todd more. BUT if he truly is making a deal to get Starr out of prison and Cole and her daughter will have been killed off in the most SENSELESS way with no one paying for it, then the new REGIME is ridiculously lazy in telling a story and ridiculously lazy in saving this show.

    OLTL fans will be pissed because they ruined the legacy of their show by bringing Starr to Port Charles only to kill off her child and her boyfriend/ex-husband just so they could recycle a bad DID story?

    If Kate or Connie did the crime than the character should be removed from the canvas. Show the heartache of crime and the drama that comes from that part of it. Not the stupid SOAPY ridiculous way soap writers REwrite history and the law. Both Kate/Connie and Todd would have gotten off for crimes with flimsy reasoning.

    For example, if Todd suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and that’s why he got off, then he would be in a pysche ward for evaluation and not walking the streets. A judge and a DA would have him there for a duration of time to guarantee that they are not a risk to society. And Kate/Connie wouldn’t be let out that easily either.

    I’ve said it once and I will say it again, IF SOAPS WANT TO WRITE MAIN CHARACTERS AS RAPIST, MURDERERS, CRIMINALS THAN THEY HAVE TO BE WILLING TO MAKE THE CHARACTERS DUE TIME AND NOT WRITE THEM OFF ON A WHIM just to say WE TOLD DRAMA.

  10. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    Jane Elliott proved, as always, why she’s the best actress on GH and deserves to be on 5 days a week………instead of SHOW-MUNCHERS Kelly Sullivan (Kate/Connie/Jess/Tess/Bess/Wes 2.0 LITE) and Kristen Alderson (Starr “Anemic whiner/cryer/complainer/attempted emoter). This show needs to get its priorities in order and restore more balance to this show.

  11. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    @alstonboy4315: Ron needs a co-headwriter to check his James E. Rielly tendencies at the door. I use to really enjoy the crazy characters, but between Ron and Maria (Y&R) I’d rather watch a show about old ladies cracking jokes at one another while eating cheesecake in the kitchen then watch K&K chewing scenery on GH.

    I’d also like to see the socially relevant element return to GH.

    But then again enduring OLTL 2.0 on GH is another issue in itself.

  12. Avatar of alstonboy4315
    alstonboy4315

    David46208–

    I am in the minority, I suppose, because while most people seem to sing Kelly Sullivan’s praises, I only find her to be tolerable in SMALL doses. And Kristen Alderson, for me, is not tolerable at ALL anymore. I wish Frank would just show her the door. I am sick of her eating up this show!

  13. Avatar of sassysdreams
    sassysdreams

    [quote=Perkie]Thanks Sassy, I must have missed that. Although, did I miss when they told the court that? They’re all wringing their hands because they can’t corroborate the photo and yet a video of the actual murder goes a long way.[/quote]

    I don’t remember anyone mentioning the video to the judge.

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