General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations


Anthony’s dead body is hanging out on Johnny’s floor, while Johnny sits there crying and wondering what he’s done.  Ghost Anthony wakes up and tells Johnny that he’ll never be rid of his grandfather. He wonders if Johnny is proud of convincing Connie to take the blame.  Ghost Anthony says Johnny is responsible for the accident and will carry the deaths on his conscience.

Luke finds Anna crying over Robin’s shampoo and explains that she’ll have moments of backsliding.  Anna says she wants to spend time with Emma, but she doesn’t know where she fits in.  Luke understands that it’s no fun being an ex spy. He jokes that they could plan a perfect crime together.  Anna complains that she always has to pretend to be in control. 

Tracy’s looking for Anthony at the boathouse, but when she doesn’t find him; heads over to Luke’s to thank him for getting rid of Anthony.  Luke says he hasn’t. Tracy wonders where her husband is and when Luke is planning what he’s planning. Luke says he has a shipping friend who will ship out with Anthony on board. When they get to Uruguay, Anthony will be arrested for stowing away and tossed in a prison.  Anna overhears, as Luke tells Tracy to get Anthony down to the boathouse.  

Spinelli runs into Matt and says he knows Matt killed Lisa. He wants to know what Matt plans on doing about it.  Matt thinks Maxie is about to be released until Spinelli explains that she refuses to sign the forms and testify against him.  Matt’s angry that Spinelli told the court about him. Spin doesn’t care, since Matt killed someone.  Apparently Spinelli holds Matt to a different standard than other killers, namely his BFF, but I digress.  Spin tells Matt to convince Maxie to sign the papers. 

Felicia visits Maxie and wants her to sign the agreement, because another deal will not be made. Maxie continues to refuse and claims she deserves to be where she is.  After Felicia leaves, a couple of inmates pay off the guard so they can mess with Maxie. They cover her with makeup.  Apparently Maxie’s in clown prison. 

Dante tells Mac that he’s following up about the car accident and thinks the suspects are either Johnny or Kate. He explains Kate being hauled off to Shadybrook.  Mac tells him to start with Johnny.  Mayor Jan shows up and fires Mac, stating all the cases that go unsolved. She wanted Sonny found guilty for the car accident.  Mac points out that he couldn’t conjure up evidence against Sonny, but the Mayor says she had no choice but to clean house. 

Carly runs into Sonny and tells him that she knows that Kate tried to kill Anthony and that Todd offered Sonny a deal.  Sonny explains that Connie is real. He explains what happened and that Kate had a total breakdown and was sent to Shadybrook.  Carly is sorry, but wonders if Sonny is letting Johnny off the hook.  Sonny says no, but admits that Johnny came to see him and told him not to blame Kate.

Sonny figures Johnny felt guilty and wanted to get Carly back.  He says he was wrong to believe that Johnny tried to kill Anthony and frame him.  Sonny wonders if she’s believes Johnny and if she plans to forgive him.  Carly’s not sure, but asks about the deal with Todd.  Sonny says he doesn’t want everyone to know the truth about Kate. 

Dante shows up at Johnny’s wanting to talk about the car accident, but Johnny, who’s still pulling a Weekend at Bernie’s (totally an 80s reference!!), refuses to let Dante in. He reminds Dante that he has an alibi and to come back when he has a warrant.

After Dante leaves, Ghost Anthony points out that Dante asking questions about the gun means they don’t know about Connie and that Johnny’s going to go down for 3 murders.  Johnny wonders what he’s going to do with Anthony, when a text comes in on Anthony’s phone, from Tracy, telling him to meet her at the boathouse.  Johnny realizes he wasn’t’ the only one who wanted his grandfather dead. 

Felicia stops by to see Anna and complains that she doesn’t know what to do about Maxie.  She says Maxie’s worried about Matt and how Patrick needs Matt.  Felicia apologizes for crying on Anna’s shoulder. Anna says she was just crying on Luke’s.  Felicia wonders about their relationship, but Anna says they’re just friends and it would never happen.

When Dante gets back to the PCPD and tells Mac that he got nowhere with Johnny, Mac doesn’t care since he was just fired.  Dante is shocked and wants to go to bat for Mac. Mac warns him that he’s looked the other way regarding Sonny, but the next commissioner might not.  He tells Dante to keep looking into the car accident.

Matt goes to Maxie and tells her that he knows about the papers and that she needs to sign them.  Maxie admits that she just did. 

Mayor Jan shows up at Anna’s door, tells her that Mac has been fired and that she wants Anna as the new police commissioner.

Carly goes to Johnny’s, to talk.  Tracy gets to the boathouse and is shocked to find Anthony’s dead body.

28 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Tris Drake
    Tris Drake

    This was the worst eppy I’ve seen in 15 years. It literally gave me a headache. Macy Gray fired Mac. Funny Sonny and Jason have been killing people for over a decade and no one cared. Matt and Johnny off a couple of people and all hell breaks loose.
    Maxie throws Matt under the bus because she got assaulted with cold cream? Really? But last week when she got beat up she wouldnt say a word. She does remember that everyone had forgotten about Lisa til she pulled this stunt? It’s not making me like Maxie any better.I happen to adore Jason Cook and Jason Thompson as brothers so I’m more than a bit bitter. But if RC thinks women attack each other with face cream in prison than JC is better off moving on.
    I don’t even know where to start with Johnny.He apparently is now crazier than Grandpa and Claudia put together. They can sabotage Johnny all they want but I’ll love him til Brandon Barash walks out the door. Nice try writers. I don’t care who Johnny kills at this point.

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    The_Moustache

    oh great, another Spinelli episode.

    why is he suddenly so adamant about bringing a killer to justice!?

    he was never that way with Sonny & Jason after all the people they’ve killed.

    Anna as the police commissioner? is this the same Anna who was presumed dead for decades and had amnesia and until a few months ago was living in another country??

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    CSG929

    I thought this was a pretty good episode. I loved the Anna/Luke and Anna/Felicia scenes. A lot of beats were played there. I liked how Felicia reminded Anna (and the audience) that she had an affair with Luke. I recall being horrified by that affair, but it was still a part of her history and it did break up her relationship with Mac.

    The Maxie/Matt/Spinelli stuff continues to be a drag. I am irritated with these characters and Maxie being a martyr brought all this on herself. I don’t care if the inmates makeover Maxie into Sideshow Bob and make her recite the score to the SS Pinafore (Simpsons reference), she deserves it. I am tired of her whining. I am glad she signed the agreement. I wish Felicia would take Maxie on a LONG trip. They can drag Spinelli and Matt with them (although I suspect Matt is now going to jail).

    The Sonny/Carly scenes were surprisingly low-key and interesting. It was nice that Sonny FINALLY acknowledged he had been wrong in several situations. It is ironic that he believes he was wrong about Johnny especially after yesterday’s episode.

    Given all the outrage over the Johnny reveal and “heartlessly” killing Anthony, I like that it became clear that Johnny’s conscience is getting the best of him. The haunting stuff has been done to death, but at least I can take a cartoon ghost instead of a cartoon mob boss. Johnny is becoming more interesting to me as he tries to cover up his crimes. Brandon Barash has been phenomenal.

    I am glad that the mayor fired Mac. He has been running a crappy police force for years, so it is about time that he gets das boot. Considering Sonny and Johnny have been getting away with SO many crimes, it is sort of interesting that the mayor decides to drop the bomb at this point. Her arguments for doing so made sense. She is clearly no-nonsense because her lines to Anna about firing Mac and then offering her the job in the next breath were great. Loved Anna’s shocked expression. By the way, Dante saying he never used his badge to help Sonny was rich. He appears to be covering up for him quite a bit (or at least dragging his feet in certain cases).

    I am loving Tracy, but I want her story to take more of a dramatic turn. This comic relief stuff is getting tired. Tracy Quartermaine is no Roxy Balsom (OLTL fans know what I am talking about). I want to see Tracy get devious as she attempts to cover up Anthony’s death. Dragging Luke and a newly-appointed police commissioner Anna into the mix will be delicious.

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    JohnnyLover

    [quote=Tris Drake]This was the worst eppy I’ve seen in 15 years. It literally gave me a headache. Macy Gray fired Mac. Funny Sonny and Jason have been killing people for over a decade and no one cared. Matt and Johnny off a couple of people and all hell breaks loose.
    Maxie throws Matt under the bus because she got assaulted with cold cream? Really? But last week when she got beat up she wouldnt say a word. She does remember that everyone had forgotten about Lisa til she pulled this stunt? It’s not making me like Maxie any better.I happen to adore Jason Cook and Jason Thompson as brothers so I’m more than a bit bitter. But if RC thinks women attack each other with face cream in prison than JC is better off moving on.
    I don’t even know where to start with Johnny.He apparently is now crazier than Grandpa and Claudia put together. They can sabotage Johnny all they want but I’ll love him til Brandon Barash walks out the door. Nice try writers. I don’t care who Johnny kills at this point.[/quote]

    I agree with you.Personally IF Johnny is leaving i want him to go really crazy and become a serial killer,like TIIC originally planned because i have a whole list of characters i would LOVE to see him kill before he leaves the show,starting with ALL of the OLTL characters first.Then the UNHOLY trinity of Carly,Sonny & Jason and last but not least the Falconarie’s (Dante and his loser of a mother Olivia).

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    soapjunkie88

    I don’t know what to make out of all this. Suddenly we have two characters who turn out to be killers. It’s not what I wanted this show to be. I have the feeling there is even more violence now than there was a year ago.

    Besides I find it difficult to understand some of the characters who just don’t seem true to themselves. Maxie was beat up like yesterday in PC time but didn’t bother to sign her out-of-prison card, but now that she gets lipstick and cream in her face she suddenly changes her mind!? Not very convincing besides the fact that I never saw Maxie being so much in love with Matt that she would go to prison for him. Maybe cover up the whole thing but not going to prison. Even with the guilt she’s feeling because of Robin I don’t buy it!

    It’s awful what they do to Johnny. With all the things that happened in the last couple of weeks with this character how would you keep Brandon Barash on the show?
    He’s responsible for the death of Cole and Hope, blames it all on Sonny and when he didn’t go to prison for it, he ends up raping his DID suffering girlfriend. Now he somehow wants to get Carly back and show what a good guy he is but ends up killing his grandfather… It’s bad!

    Mac gets fired while Anna becomes the new police commissioner!? Don’t know what to think about that. Seems to be very plot-driven cause of the fact that Anna just walked in on Luke and Tracy planing to get rid of Anthony.
    But I do liked the scenes between Anna/Luke and later Anna/Felicia. I think it’s about the only thing that didn’t let me turn off today’s show.

    The other good thing: NO OLTL character! Hallelujah.

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    sassysdreams

    Anna has held the position of Police Commissioner before. She was Co-Commissioner of Port Charles from 1985 to 1986 after Robert Scorpio stepped down and Police Commissioner from 1986 to 1987 before turning the reigns back over to Robert. She was also the former Chief of the Pine Valley Police Department (AMC) from 2002 to 2003.

    I just hope this isn’t JJY being relieved of his job on GH but simply Mac being written in a new direction!

    I thought it was a good hour. I appreciated the calm rational convo that Sonny and Carly had. I like seeing how passionate Spinelli is about saving his “maximista” although I would really prefer that KS is the one that comes out of that prison! JL’s whinny voice does nothing but give me a headache.

    I really enjoyed all the Luke/Anna, Luke/Tracey and Anna/Felicia scenes.

    And although I’m upset about the way they’re writing Johnny, I thought the Anthony ghost scenes were a riot and BB’s performance has been outstanding!

    I still can’t figure out how he got a grown man who’s dead weight out of his penthouse apartment, into the elevator, out through the lobby and past the door man, into his car, past the Quartermaine security system as he entered their property, and then out again at the Quartermaine boat house, all by himself. And left no traces of blood at his apartment, in the elevator or the lobby or in his car. Really? BB is definitely physically fit but he’s not superman. And during all of this no one heard any screaming or the gun shots or saw anything. This story has holes big enough to sink PC in!! |(

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    mipeony

    Johnny is coming undone.

    Mac fired? And now instead of Sonny popping up at Johnny’s place all the time we’re going to have Dante doing it and in the end I’m sure Dante and Sonny will come up smelling like roses for taking big bad Johnny down. Whatever.

    Johnny sure moved that body quick.

    I was shocked Sonny was civil towards Spinelli today. It was probably the first time. Way back when Megan Ward started on canvas as Kate I thought that it was going to turn out that Spinelli was her long lost son.

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    js3557

    Help! Help! I’m getting a forced facial and makeover! Help!

    Too f’g ridiculous. I guess it is traumatizing if you have a phobia of clowns?

    Poor Mac. I hope this is not the end for his character. He has so much potential.

    This was one of those episodes where you feel stupid about liking soaps.

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    Perkie

    [quote; sassysdreams]I just hope this isn’t JJY being relieved of his job on GH but simply Mac being written in a new direction[/quote]

    They couldn’t/wouldn’t write for him when he had a viable job, I doubt they will write for him now that he doesn’t. I think he’s going to end up whereever Diane and Mayor Floyd are.

    Why did Dante go to Johnny’s without a warrant? He had to know JOhnny wasn’t going to invite him in for a chat, even if dead Anthony weren’t stinking up the joint.

    Johnny got Anthony out to the boathouse, the same way Heather got Maggie over to her appartment. Sometimes it’s best not to think of the logistics or lack there of.

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    pjc722

    I have a few problems with this episode, which when you put them altogether ADD UP TO THE ENTIRE EPISODE AND THE SHOW ENTIRELY.

    First off, Matt and Johnny are killers and will be reviled for it on the show, while Jason and Sonny are continually seen as some sort of heroes or guys doing there jobs!? I knew as time passed and Jason and Sonny got away with everything and those closest to them overlooked their actions that when others committed murder it would ring hollow.

    Maxie has been made into an annoying IDIOTIC character. The fact that she admitted to killing Lisa when NO ONE WAS CLEARLY LOOKING FOR THE MURDERER any more was the first idiotic move, but then when it was revealed she did it to save MATT who was just no more than a guy she had a crush on made her EVEN MORE PATHETIC AND IDIOTIC. The prison GANG UP scene today was ridiculous. When they started putting COLD CREAM on her as she was screaming “no no no help guard help”, I laughed “no no no SERIOUSLY NEW REGIME, seriously?”

    Mac being fired is ridiculous. If the new mayor wants to clean house, start with Dante who’s father is the MOB BOSS of Port Charles and every case that Mac is being blamed for has been headed up by Dante and all involved SONNY!!! ANd then to go to Anna to offer her Mac’s job was stupid … Anna is Mac’s sister in law, and Mac raised Anna’s daughter. Why do writers do such IDIOTIC things that make the characters have NO LOYALTY. (Sadly, what will this mean for the character of Mac on the canvas and for the actor on the show? If Anna had not to do, Mac will have even less)

    The Fact that Matt is a killer was a dull reveal. Not only is Matt a dull underused character who is only now showing promise as a brother to Patrick, it just sucks that on one episode 4 murders were revealed to have been done by 2 of the nice guys on the show. Matt has been written off and the actor fired. Johnny is now going to go nuts and then he will be off the show.

    THANKS new regime. You must have found the old scripts the OLD regime left behind and are using them to save money, because according to Carolyn Hinsey of Soap Opera Digest, we fans have to be POSITIVE and UPBEAT about our shows to save them and by reusing bad scripts and stories saves money in the budget!

    THANKS

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    pjc722

    Submitted by js3557 on May 24, 2012 – 8:04am#1

    Help! Help! I’m getting a forced facial and makeover! Help!

    Too f’g ridiculous. I guess it is traumatizing if you have a phobia of clowns?

    Poor Mac. I hope this is not the end for his character. He has so much potential.

    This was one of those episodes where you feel stupid about liking soaps.

    TOTALLY AGREE, JS3557

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    curacaoman

    Totally weird show. What was that whole thing with Tracy at the beginning? Made absolutely no sense.

    When did Port Charles get a new mayor?

    One thing bother me about yesterday: when Connie was with Sonny, she remembered everything Kate did. When she was with Serial Johnny, she couldn’t remember why she was in jail.

    Everybody got on RavenBeauty’s case about Brandon Barash. Looks to me like she was right, he doesn’t seem to be long for the Port Charles world.

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    TomZulawski

    This show is still a bad cartoon. Give me deceptive plots, intriguing characters, give me the history and characters I have emotionally bonded with over the past 35 years. It seem the GH of the old was so much more clever and intelligent. The show still has such a very long way to go. Frank and Ron gave initial glimmers of hope, but I’m beginning to think GH will never again be anything but a shell of it’s former self.

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    TV Gord

    [quote=curacaoman]
    Everybody got on RavenBeauty’s case about Brandon Barash. Looks to me like she was right, he doesn’t seem to be long for the Port Charles world.[/quote]

    That made me sick, because Raven didn’t need the grief she got from Barash misunderstanding what she was writing. She’s fighting for her life right now, and that really hurt her morale. I felt horrible for her.

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    Verdilover

    Do we really have to do this here about Raven and BB? They are good right now and I don’t see why some people despite what Ravenbeauty specifically asked (which is not to fuel this) feel necessary to bring that again. All this is not black and white so enough! And trust me I am retaining myself to give my POV on Ravenbeauty….

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    TV Gord

    Just giving my opinion. Not trying to rehash anything. I’ve never even mentioned it before.

    Oh, and I admire your restraint. It doesn’t seem that you want to fuel the fire at all!

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    Verdilover

    I didn’t develop my opinion at all and i could have answered you in a more detailed way about what I think, you can’t take me that from me TVGord ;)

    I just said that nothing was black and white. That’s all. There was a discussion I think on the GH Spolier thread the week end of the “incident” but once Raven and BB said they were good and ask people to stop fueling this, we all shut down and nothing was even mentioned on any of the official DC threads.

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    TV Gord

    I don’t understand your first sentence, but just to clarify, I never comment on anything here but the news stories, so I didn’t even know Raven and Brandon were ever discussed on this website. I’ve completely stayed out of it except for private emails with Raven. I was just commenting on how you were telling me to stop talking about something while you were snidely making a judgmental comment of your own. If you truly didn’t want to re-start anything, you would have been a little more diplomatic, so don’t be so holier-than-thou. That’s all I’m saying.

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    Verdilover

    “snidely”… “holier than thou”… Wow OK. Never mind… I didn’t call you names and even tried to make this less tense. But seeing your very nice answer, I understand better. Have a nice evening.

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    TV Gord

    I wasn’t trying to be snide or holier-than-thou, so I have that in my favor. You’re good. ;-) Thanks for trying to make this less tense. It sure worked on me. You enjoy your day, too.

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    liason4real

    Wow, we’re finally seeing mobsters act like mobsters. GH over the last decade has been made fun of because of it’s “imitation” of the Sopranos, and now we’re seeing a line draw in the sand (at least IMO) of the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to human nature.

    Johnny has been falling apart since he found out about Claudia being his sister/mother. His own father/grandfather was pimping him out to sleep with a woman dealing with mental issues. Johnny was already screwed up before he ever hit Port Charles. I think BB is doing a great job with the story. If the plans are for an eventual Starr/Johnny pairing, and the truth comes out that he killed Cole/Hope (I don’t think their really dead) and not Kate, then heads are going to roll. I think this is all rather soapy in a REVENGE kind of way.

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    GHteenybopper

    As for the Maxie thing with the cold cream, I’m studying forensic psychology is school, I know a lot of you think that it was weird that Maxie signed the papers only after he makeover and not after she was punched in the face, but in female prisons shaming is something that inmates do to new inmates who appear more attractive than they are, some of it has to do with jealousy and some of it has to do with intimidation. Maxie is meant to be this pretty “fashonista” persona, while the other female inmates weren’t as attractive looking as she was and one in particular appeared somewhat masculine, their goal was probably to lower her down to what they perceive as their level (appearing less attractive) while establishing their dominance through intimidating her. In real life, may female inmates are disfigured in prison, and have their hair cut as part of shaming rituals. When Maxie was punched, yes she had a black eye, but that eventually goes away, with shaming and messing up someones face, yeah you could wipe it off, but it’s psychological too, knowing these inmates could get to her at any time. I’m going to assume that’s what the writers were attempting to get at without going so far as to showing something more violent being done to Maxie, as we already had Michael being raped and now have Sam as a rape victim, perhaps they were trying to tone things down a bit.

    I’m probably the only one on here who doesn’t really care what happens to Johnny lol the dude is no different from Jason or Sonny, they all kill people for a living, and now Johnny is a rapist, and a baby killer who happens to be allowing the mentally ill woman whom he raped to believe that it was her alternate personality who killed Cole and Hope. The only time I ever really cared for Johnny was when he took the blame for Lulu when she killed what’s his name.
    A Starr/Johnny pairing would be gross, BBra is a decade older than KA, plus I think the writers are gearing us up for a Michael/Starr pairing anyways, which I wouldn’t mind because then I can fast forward through the both of them.

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    Tris Drake

    Logan was the guy Lulu killed. Scotty’s son. I know Starr was meant for Michael,but they are like watching paint dry. I see Starr’s coming over as an epic fail. Maybe some fans like it. I’m tired of watching KA try to squeeze out emotion.

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    Miry

    Oh Tris Drake, I love your post (#1) so much I want to marry it, then shoot it in the head as it is giving birth to my baby! Soo much word that I’ve run out!
    ________________

    I haven’t commented on it yet, but I am sad about what they are doing to Johnny, but I am MORE than glad that Anthony is gone! He needed to get killed/go to jail for a LONG time now. I mean, he was a rotten father, and he kidnapped Maxie/Liz, shot Kate & Dante, and straight up COLD-BLOODED MURDERED! Lucky Charms! (Siobhan) with no consequences, lol.
    Now, that was a “heartless” (stupid-ass) murder if ever there was one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_clBb6CfXs
    (Is it ever going to be revealed that he did that?)

    Dante should have been the one to be fired. The mayor could have said that she wanted Anna as Mac’s co-commish & that would have given us BOTH characters on our screens!

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    Perkie

    I don’t disagree that Anthony needed to go, I just don’t beleive that Johnny was at his breaking point and ready to kill his only living relative for no real reason, at that moment.

    And I will miss Bruce Weitz.

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    Miry

    @EET: ;0)

    @Perkie: I agree with what you are saying here. Like I said, I don’t like what they are doing to Johnny! I think they should have had Anthony die from the first gun-shot wound (you know the classic scene: They are rolling on the floor with the gun, the shot rings out, you see Johnny roll over with blood on his shirt, but it turns out it is really Anthony’s blood. And after he confesses some things & says how sorry he is, while Johnny is trying to stop the bleeding, Anthony dies). That way we could still have Johnny “haunted” by what HE HAS DONE! (even though it was an accident). He could still hide the body, etc. b/c he doesn’t think ppl will believe that it was an accident/self-defense to keep the story going (though if CSI has taught me anything, they could totally tell). They didn’t have to do Johnny Z this way!!
    I don’t care what anybody says, his ass is definitely on the way out! It is obvious that TPTB are not writing him as a viable character anymore.

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