General Hospital: Perkie's Observations



Jason sees Sam and John kissing and storms off to the bridge, where he runs into Liz. He tells her that he saw McBam kissing. Jason says Sam doesn’t want to be with him. Liz thinks he should give Sam a chance to explain, which makes Jason angry and he accuses Liz of making excuses for Sam. He then apologizes for taking it out on her, since Liz has been good to him. Liz says she’s always wanted to help, going back to finding him shot in the snow. They kiss. Jason apologizes again for taking advantage of her. Liz figures Sam is still dealing with her grief and it would be a mistake for Jason to react. They they still need to process and heal.

Sam apologizes for the kiss, saying she had too much to drink and not to make a big deal of it. John says he shouldn’t have crossed the line. However, he can’t ignore that something is happening between them. Sam admits that it started at the church, where they first met, and they have a connection. She wonders what they should do about it. John says he has no regrets, but he loves Natalie and his son. He doesn’t want to lose his good life. Sam says she doesn’t want to betray her marriage.

John thinks Sam hasn’t been dealing with her loss and putting all the blame on Jason to punish him, but then wonders what’s left after. Sam says she doesn’t want him to betray his family. John says he’s going home tomorrow to get his life in order. Sam asks if he’ll tell Natalie that they kissed. John agrees not to hurt Natalie by telling her and Sam agrees it never happened.

Michael apologizes to Starr for the kiss. He says he’s trying to respect their friendship, but couldn’t resist. Starr admits she couldn’t stop it either. Michael says friendship between them will be hard and maybe they need to spend less time together. Starr disagrees, saying she wants to be around him, spend time with him and give them a shot. Starr wants to start off slow, with no expectations, and Michael agrees to a casual date, with no pressure.

Todd interrupts Carly and Johnny’s make out session to discuss with Johnny his taking over of Starr’s record contract. Todd says Johnny will drag Starr down. Carly defends Johnny. Todd accuses her of being naïve and deluded about Johnny. Johnny says Todd doesn’t intimidate him, which surprises Todd and he rattles off his list of recent sins.

Johnny asks what’s specifically Todd is worried about. Todd says Johnny has an ulterior motive, although he doesn’t know what, since he has no reason to go out of his way to help Starr. Johnny says she’s been through a lot, that he’s hurt a lot of people for profit and wants redemption for himself. Carly says Johnny’s trying to be a better man. Todd claims Johnny will return to form and that people like that have a secret and Johnny asks what Todd’s secret.

Todd claims he has nothing to hide, but warns Johnny that if he hurts either Starr or Carly that it won’t end well for him. After Todd leaves, Johnny wonders if Carly sees Todd as a friend. Carly asks if he’s scamming Starr, which Johnny denies.

Lulu tells Patrick that Maxie has concerns about the drugs he’s taking. Patrick tries to deny, saying a nurse gave them to him. He then blames Maxie for trying to save him after what happened with Robin and Matt. Lulu says they know the drugs are amphetamines. Patrick accuses her of calling him a liar and that it’s not her business. Lulu says people use the drug to get high and that it’s for ADHD and if he in fact has that, to show her proof and if not her, than to show Monica the proof.

Patrick swears he’s not some kind of junkie. He prescribed the meds to get through the day and that they have no idea what he’s been dealing with since Robin’s death. He says he’s not a mess that they need to clean up and that neither knows what grief is. Lulu points out that Emma could find a pill and take it, but Patrick swears it won’t happen.

Lulu explains how she barely saw her father growing up and when she did, he had a drink in his hand to numb his reality. Lulu says Patrick can’t be the father that Emma needs and that he’ll lose that time which will cause permanent damage. Maxie points out Patrick’s own father and how bad he hurt Patrick. Lulu says he has a choice, to stop or to continue taking and making it worst.

Patrick says there is no time limit to grief, but everyone is expecting him to be okay. He wonders what the next step is. Lulu tells him to get rid of the drugs and to talk to a doctor who can write a prescription, if he really needs it, and monitor the situation. Maxie offers to make an appointment with Ewen and thanks lulu for her help in the matter. Lulu points out that people don’t get over their dependency that easily.

The cadaver dogs make a ruckus by the shed and Luke continues to yell, but Anna doesn’t hear. The police find a spot in the woods. A body is found with Anthony’s ID. Anna tells her men to keep it quiet, that she wants the element of surprise on her side. As they’re leaving the dog again react to the shed, but Anna ignores it again and Luke is left behind.

Someone is watching and took pictures of John and Sam’s kiss. 


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I swear if Jason Thompson doesn't get an EMmy for the work he's done this year, there's sometng wrong. The denial, and then the admitting and then the grief. Another stellar performance today and I thought JMB was amazing in those scenes as well.

No way does Anna, nor the cops not hear Luke with the amount of noise he was making, considering they were right there. When ANna went to open the door, I thought they would have messed with us, making us think she was at Luke's shed when she wasn't. But she was right there and he was loud enough. Silly.

I'm actually looking forward to Anna arresting HEather for Anthony's murder.

Todd's a wee bit possesive of Carly. I'd be annoyed if I was her.

Liz/Jason; no, no, no, no, NO, NO, NOOOOOOOOOOOO. Stop it right now.

Still loving Michael/Starr and the fact their going to go slow.

Still feeling the heat of McBam but who would have been taking thier picture, especially from that angle, which would have been on the water.

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Like John McBain is some catch. on One Life to Live, once he spotted a new piece he dropped the one he was with and moved on.

I wish Starr did not good so blonde, it makes her look like Courtney Matthews.

How did that cop not see Luke, there was light turned on in that shack!

Friend Carly, heh. I hope Todd and Carly get together. He deserves someone new after the way Blair's been treating him.

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Perkie wrote:
Still feeling the heat of McBam but who would have been taking thier picture, especially from that angle, which would have been on the water.

The camera thing totally freaked me out at first but after seeing the previews for the next day...I think it's Todd & Heather.

I didn’t get to watch the whole show…someone sent me a YouTube link so I could watch the Liason scenes and then went back and found that someone else posted Liason AND McBam scenes.

I saw McBam on Friday and thought…oh, they’ll spin that as soon as Monday hits. Sam would be full of regret and backpeddling from her moment of weakness. BUT NOOOO!

Sam McCall…you little harlot. You had a chance to walk away and call that kiss a mistake but obviously you are the magnet and John is steel. They couldn’t keep their friggin’ hands off each other. Touch, touch, kiss, kiss. “This connection that can’t be put into words…”

Good land of the living. It’s like for the first time since she landed in Port Charles she’s finally waking up from her mob-hooker induced coma and is experiencing real passion for the first time…since EVER. She’s like a new woman.

I’m so confused. I thought I hated this character…

As for the bridge scenes...I see what I’ve always seen with Liason. Through all these years, off and on they’ve been pulled apart by circumstances beyond their control and it doesn’t matter where they go, what or who they do...they can’t stop running back to each other. The kiss was awesome but inappropriate…which they at least had the decency to acknowledge...reluctantly. LOL!

I found it interesting that all of things Sam & John were hashing out about the “connection” between them, Jason and Elizabeth live with every day.

Both of those scenes were hot. The actors all did a monumental job of conveying the emotion of the moment. Every word, every detail…meticulous. Loved it. Go Team!

Can't wait to see the rest of the show...I've heard good things all over the internet about Jason Thompson scenes today. Woot!

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Heather must have made a little skinny dipping with her camera to take the picture of McBam. LOL
Anyway how amazing is the chemistry Sam and McBain have!? Wow. And that they kiss again right after Sam thought she heard something says a lot. I hope CarTini goes with McBam. Sam deserves better than Jason.

Oh Elizabeth ... Jason sucks you right back in. As much as I love Liason, I was screaming at my screen "He's playing you! Don't fall for that douche."
But then again, everyone seems to somehow blame that kiss on Liz anyway. -.- Of course the women have to be the hoes while the men are the romantic heroes.
I feel sorry for Liz because she will be left with the broken heart. I hope McBain is more successful! Tongue

Michael and Starr are adorable! Very sweet scenes. I just think that things moved to fast already and that tells me that Trey definitely is getting involved with Starr somehow. Which I already DON'T like.

Oh Anna ... come on.
She had to look what's behind the door. Anything else is stupid and unbelievable. Come on and Luke was making a lot of noise. That shack even had broken widows. So how long is Heather going to keep Luke there???

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Do Cartini think that in a Johnny/Todd contest I am going to side with Todd just because they did their best to try to ruin Johnny so that Todd would appear like the White Knight for Carly? NO FREAKIN' WAY! I just hate Todd even more each time I hear that gang rapist, child seller, child kidnapper warn Carly about Johnny. Who does that guy think he is??? Go to hell Todd Manning and Cartini, sorry but I am not drinking the Kool Aid. Keep showcasing Todd as Carly and Starr potential savior from the bid bad Johnny and you will see what happens to your ratings because I see more and more fans pissed off.

I don't really care about Jasam and Liason but I find more chem between McBam than Jasam for sure and the Liason kiss was pretty hot. I just hate that two girls are fighting for the douche that Jason has become and personnally I will always be Team Robin/Jason.

Good to see Lulu without Dante and the scenes with Patrick and Maxie were good even if I hate that they are doing a Lucky 2.0 of Patrick. Lazy writing once more.

Don't care about Starr and Michael. Don't really care about Anna since she hooked up with Luke...

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All I can think of with that Liz/Jason kiss is mouth herpes.

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All I can think of with that Sam/John kiss is genital herpes.

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Great epi even if the jiz kiss made me want to throw up in my mouth a little. Im thinking i wouldnt mind seeing lulu scare jason straight. they might make a decent pairing

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Sam couldn't even fake interest in her marriage or Jason. She was a bitch in heat over Natalie's man. And Perkie, you missed a major point. Sam encouraging McBain to lie to his woman. LIE!

There is nothing HOT about McBam. Sam and John look like the losing, cowardly cheaters they are. All this nonsense about their great connection and the sacrifices they are making by not being together...LOSERS. Notice while John was going on and on about Nat and his love, Sam was like **crickets** concerning her husband. All Sam wanted to know was if John was going to return to her. She didn't give a damm about his life.

BTW -the vomit/herpes comments are laughable considering Sam is in the double digits in terms of sex partners.

As for Jason and Liz, I will be so glad when she is free of his whiney pathetic ass. Let him return to Sam and their pathetic sham of a marriage. One positive, Liz and Jason accepted their kiss for what it was...a kiss. Neither is acting like the earth shook or that their lives depended on it. None of the fake bullshit that McBam has been pushing.

Patrick - loved Jason T's performance but Lulu should not have been in those scenes. She has no compassion. All she does is yell out her views on people's lives and behave as if she has never had a weak moment. I felt she doesn't know Patrick well enough to interfer in his life. Let Pif take on that role. Or Mac, Anna or Liz. Or get a professional counselor - anyone other than Lulu.

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OK, this is what kills me about soaps and angry reactions to spousal (girlfriend/boyfriend) cheating... the wounded party ALWAYS does the same thing with someone else when in REAL LIFE THIS WOULD ABSOLUTELY never happen. Granted with GH, it's just a stolen kiss whereas over on Y&R everyone just has unbridal sex!

With Jason and Liz kissing, although I find it hard to believe that Liz would continue kissing Jason, they have a lot of history together so it's a little easier to swallow BUT with John and Sam it's like swallowing a ROCK! It's dumb! They hardly know one another and John says he's not sorry for kissing Sam all the while saying he has it good with Natalie and his son?! Seriously?! This is coming from a man who would kill anyone who "innocently" kissed Natalie like he kissed Sam. Explain that to Natalie on the phone and see how fast she drives over to Llanfair, drops off her brat with momma Vikki and hops on a plane to Port Charles to kick the S@*T out of Sam and break John's neck!!

As for the DUMB DUMB DUMB search with the hounds and the PCPD in the woods, all I can say is WTF?!! Anna is searching for a body with these highly trained dogs and they go crazy by a SHED IN THE WOODS and she says its nothing without checking on it TWICE?!! Come on, Cartini!!! You can write better then this!!! Why even bother having the dogs go near the shed?! Why not just have Luke spy Anna off in the distance through a window but since the dogs are going after Anthony's scent they don't even bother with the shed?! No, to build up suspense and then to utterly show Anna to be AMONG THE DUMBEST DETECTIVES SINCE MAC WAS ON THE FORCE and since Dante JOINED THE FORCE and SINCE John CAME TO TOWN just made all of these characters a true waste of time on the program!

WHY have anyone working for the police department if they can't even do their jobs? Spinelli and Olivia will solve this mystery. Soaps are being written for people with IQs under 50 by people with IQs under 50!! Cartini and Maria Bell must be having lunch together every day saying "ah, duh, whats we writes today?!!"

One more reason why if any other soap is cancelled this year it won't be a surprise.

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And the PURE fact that they have TODD walking around spewing off all that is wrong with other people after STEALING one newborn and tossing another dead one away, his premeditating (attempted) murder of his brother, rape, and a whole laundry list of deeds is just a lazy way to write THAT HE IS A TOUGH GUY!

There are better and more believable ways to do that, like just having him threaten Johnny without making a list of Johnny's deeds. As it is, Johnny really hasn't done much worse than Todd, and actually has done less. Starr's family's death was an inadvertent result of Johnny trying to get rid of his psycho father because the PCPD couldn't do the job NOR could Sonny or Jason. Johnny then killed his father because he knew it as the right thing to do FOR EVERYONE and not just himself.

When you add up all that Johnny has done and put it side by side with Jason, Sonny and TODD, Johnny comes out a saint or closer to the pearly gates of heaven than those 3.

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One thing I noticed in today's show is how Carly sounded so much like Blair Cramer (I guess that's why Kassie isn't being brought on full time! Ron's already got a "Blair".)

So many of Carly's line's were classic Blair: "You don't get to come to Johnny's place of business and insult him, TODD. YOU DON'T GET TO DO THAT!" "Johnny's trying to be a better man. WHY DON'T YOU TRY IT, TODD!" The way she was Blairing those lines at Todd, she was classic DePaiva!

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Those pills Patty is taking don't give you the sweats. But if I had the dumb blonde duo in my house,I would be getting high too. Anyhoo Just hand JT an Emmy. The Liason kiss would have been sweet if Jason wasn't an ass. Glad he groveled hot forgiveness. Punk.

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They were finally writing Anna as a smart and capable woman, and then this episode happened. First of all, if a cadaver sniffing dog gets a hit at 2 spots, police will check and dig up both spots. If there is one body there could be more. Also, even if there is only one body, they would still tear apart the other location to look for evidence relating to the murder. It was ludicrous to have Anna and all of the officers there just walk on by the shed. In reality, the grounds around the shed would have been dug up and the shed would have been searched with a fine tooth comb for evidence. It was just plain stupid, sloppy writing.

Now on to Liason! Squeeeeel! I just love their chemistry and their natural ease with one another. I also liked how it was Jason that made the move and that he then acknowledged that Liz has just been trying to be a helpful and supportive friend. The way Jason looks at Liz is unique, soft and special. It's a side of Jason that I've only seen with her and Robin. I just hope that if they do go with Liason (pretty pretty please), that the build up is slow and that there is not another kiss until Jason and Sam are nail-in-the-coffin over.

As for McBam, they are the most sober drunk people I've ever seen! No slurring words, no stumbling around, no rambling on spouting nonsense. Those two were not drunk. They were lusting after eachother and then blamed the few sips of whiskey for their cheating. I didn't really expect much more from Sam, though. Her actions are always blamed on everything and everyone but her (moment of weakness, alcohol, grief, etc.). I didn't watch OLTL, but I guess McBain is the same kind of person. I also agree with mecasey about her observation that Sam never mentioned her feelings for Jason, except for at the end when she said that she didn't want to do anything to dishonor her marriage. Gee...like kissing another man? That seems like it would dishonor your marriage.

I also picked up on the fact that she told McBain to lie to Natalie. Hmmmm, just like Liz asked Jason to lie to Sam. What a coincidence.

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Separate post for JT. He was phenomenal, amazing, heartbreakingly good. He is all raw emotion. I can feel the sadness, pain and overwhelming grief just rolling off of him. If it were possible he would get an emmy, a golden globe, a tony, and an oscar for his work lately! EGOT for JT!

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Ditto, js3557!

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TV Gord, once again, you took the words right off of my keyboard. I was thinking the very same thing when Carly was saying those very same lines. If she had said the same things a year ago to a completely different character -- say, Jax, as he goes off on Jason -- I wonder if it would have had the same Blair effect.

As for the whole Johnny vs. Todd thing, I still don't understand why anyone thinks that Carlivati is trying to whitewash Todd at Johnny's expense. Todd himself listed his recent misdeeds today -- killing both his mother and his twin in cold blood -- almost as if he was bragging about them. Actually, he WAS bragging. Todd is certainly not being portrayed as an angel, just as bit of a hypocrite (a common soap defect), as Johnny pointed out. Someone here recently pointed out the biggest difference between Todd and Johnny, and I wholeheartedly agree: Todd owns his character flaws while Johnny hides behind the tortured antihero pose. Don't get me wrong, I love Johnny, and I love Todd, despite their flaws, which, in my opinion, are being spotlighted with equally intense laser beams. And as I've said before, if Johnny doesn't get the girl, no big loss. It's not like Carly is some great catch. (P.S. And Johnny was doing very despicable things before Carlitini arrived in Port Charles, like enabling Lisa Niles and blackmailing Steven and going along with Kristina's stupid revenge plot against Sonny, so it's not like he just discovered being a douche.)

Jason Thompson has become the strongest actor on GH, but his scenes with Lulu and Maxie seemed somewhat awkward to me. I agree that it would have made more sense for someone closer to Patrick to lead the intervention. Had he and Lulu even met before these scenes?! Also, I agree that JMB played the scenes a bit too harshly, with zero compassion, which is pretty much what she does. That said, it's always nice to see her out of Dante's orbit. He drags her down like Jason drags down Sam.

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Jason Thompson is just knocking scenes out of the park left and right, he has really grown and I hope ReRon continues to utilize him on the canvas. I always enjoyed JMB, I don't think JMB played it harshly, she played it as a woman who already witnessed how substance abuse can damage a person and their relationships. When someone is dependent on something you can't exactly be all nice and polite about it, you have to be harsh and stern until they come to the realization that what they're doing to themselves and the people who care about them is harsh.

As for the kisses, I am a HUGE Liason fan, but um EWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! Jason get your douchey lips off Lizzy Beth, I wish Liz would have pulled away, but I get that there's a deep connection there. As for McBam's TWO McKisses,holy hotness batman! I love these two together, I like Sam a whole lot better when she's away from Jason, and McBam just heat up my screen.

I was a little upset that Anna didn't hear Luke considering how loud she was, but I kinda like that Luke has to suffer a bit so I'm okay with it lol

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One little note about the cadaver dogs... the dogs led them up to the cabin door, where the planter is where Todd switched out Sam's alive son with Tea's. Before they switched them, Todd had taken Tea's baby into the cabin. I'm not trying to be morbid, but I don't think the dogs were picking up on Luke, because they are cadaver dogs and are trained to zero in on special scents.

Oh, poor, poor, poor, put upon Saint Jason. I don't feel sorry for him at all. Heck, I was glad he had a flashback (quickest flashback ever!) of the kiss because I was happy to see it again.

JT is still killing it as grieving Patrick! As much as I loathed him when that whole crapfest with greasy Lisa was going on, I love, love, love him now. SB could take a few lessons from JT about how to show real pain and emotion.

Is Todd taking over Sonny's job of threatening Johnny now?

Oh man, I really wish I didn't like John and Sam together this much. I never get the couples I really want. John did not want to let Sam go. All the touching, and even holding hands the entire time after he helped her up when she thought she heard something (even though the fireworks were going the entire time... really? LOL!), and then the standing up kiss. Then they know they messed up and they broke apart and the hits came... " I think I would miss it if it were gone" "Why does it feel like all we ever do is say goodbye?" and "I'll miss you". Good gracious, I think I'm strange because I think I liked their conversation better than the kisses because they realized that something was there that they didn't realize before. I'll tell you what, if that man was looking at me that intensely, and he was hovering inches away from me looking like he was wanting to touch me for most of the conversation I wouldn't be able to make sense either. She wasn't worried about her marriage because the damage has already been done to hers. She was worried about him. She let John work out what he wanted to do, he told her he loved his family, and that was it for the both of them.

Now he's leaving again so I'm going to have to go through withdrawals.

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Hey, GHteenybopper. You're absolutely correct re the tough love needed to respond to addicts. That's why I think Lulu was miscast in that scenario. Since she has absolutely no relationship with Patrick (and really, she had none with Robin either), she struck me as being particularly strident with a touch of self-righteous. I feel like the last two writing regimes haven't really known what to do with Lulu. Her drinking problem was suddenly dropped, and what happened to how good she felt having that gun in her face?

I think Epiphany could have come in and played the scene the same way, and it would have seemed different to me because of Epiphany's existing relationship with Patrick. I know she was busy bumbling the Luke rescue mission, but I think Anna would have been perfect for that scene. Finola Hughes excels at playing tough in a compassionate and still-likable way.

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I would love for Patty to send Robin packing when she comes back. She was willing to die in front of her husband for the town hit man.

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jezza wrote:
As for the whole Johnny vs. Todd thing, I still don't understand why anyone thinks that Carlivati is trying to whitewash Todd at Johnny's expense. Todd himself listed his recent misdeeds today -- killing both his mother and his twin in cold blood -- almost as if he was bragging about them. Actually, he WAS bragging. Todd is certainly not being portrayed as an angel, just as bit of a hypocrite (a common soap defect), as Johnny pointed out. Someone here recently pointed out the biggest difference between Todd and Johnny, and I wholeheartedly agree: Todd owns his character flaws while Johnny hides behind the tortured antihero pose. Don't get me wrong, I love Johnny, and I love Todd, despite their flaws, which, in my opinion, are being spotlighted with equally intense laser beams. And as I've said before, if Johnny doesn't get the girl, no big loss. It's not like Carly is some great catch. (P.S. And Johnny was doing very despicable things before Carlitini arrived in Port Charles, like enabling Lisa Niles and blackmailing Steven and going along with Kristina's stupid revenge plot against Sonny, so it's not like he just discovered being a douche.)

Personnally I don't see how anyone can doubt that Johnny being thrown under the bus just when CarJohn was really picking up and RH was signing a contract to come to GH without KDP is a coincidence! Of course Cartini want to pair Carly and Todd! And of course they needed to get Johnny a criminal record as bad as Todd because he was SO FAR BEHIND before those wonderful Cartini showed up!!!!!

I totally disagree with Todd admitting his flaws and Johnny "hiding behind a tortured antihero pose". Todd is the one who will never admit what a selfish bastard he is and what a horrible person he is. He always think of himself as this victim who is entitled to do everything now in the name of his love for Blair and Starr (I have never seen his love for Jack and I was disgusted by the way he used little Sam and was ready to kill his own brother and Sam's dad when Sam was so nice and protective of him). Todd alwyas only think of himself.

Johnny on the contrary always thought he didn't deserve any good girl or any happiness and has always put Lulu in front of everything (was ready to risk the death penalty for her for a crime SHE committed) and same for Olivia (risked his life in Sonny's organization to protect Dante's cover for Olivia's sake... BTW, he should have run to Sonny to tell him the truth when you see how those damn Falconeri are grateful...). He protected Michael many times and even talked in favor of Michael during his trial when Michael had killed his own beloved sister and Dante betrayed him. He broke up with Lulu because he didn't want her to have to side with him when the truth about Claudia being responsible for Michael's coma would be revealed (because of the freaking DVDS of Ric). He saved Spinelli's life and took two bullets for him. Just because he considered Spinelli a friend. Yes, he protected Lisa and that was stupid but remember that Lisa reminded him of Claudia and that he wanted to save her as he had not been able to save Claudia (but Johnny had saved Emma and Robin's lives when they were lost in the woods even if he never got even a thank you from Patrick and Robin).

The Steve blackmail, the organ donor ring, the Anthony's killing, the Hope and Cole death, the DID pseudo rape... ALL THAT IS ON CARTINI!!!!! Or "how to ruin a character in less than 3 months". Should Johnny have killed Anthony it wouldhave been the night he learned about Claudia being his mom. And not as a lazy attempt to ruin the character months later with w timeline which is not even working (Johnny was compeltely drunk AND with Carly but he was able to get up, find Anthony, shoot his tires while still being drunk and come back to Carly just because he got a nightmare about Claudia???? Do Cartini think we really are THAT dumb?).

Todd has always been a selfish bastard. Johnny-pre-Cartini always put the people he loved before himself. That's the difference between the two characters... before Cartini wrote Johnny so OOC.

I can understand Todd fans being ready to find anyway to support him but really not seeing that Johnny's character has been suddenly totally destroyed at the exact time Todd was showing up and needed a strong pairing like Carly to get some roots in PC? Please... If you want to drink the kool aid fine, but I am certainly not drinking it and seeing how more and more people are angry about the Johnny's treatment so that Todd can be Carly's hero in the end, I am not alone.

But I guess we will see what will happen. If Todd and Carly end up together, it will just raise our case. And I am ready to bet anything that it is what will happen! The agenda is so obvious...

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Interesting perspectives on Lulu in these scenes. Here is my take:

Lulu learned a lot during Luke's addiction. At that time, she was the classic co-dependent. However, having been through that, she learned many lessons and is now BETTER qualified than many to understand the process .. and the damage ... of addiction. As well, she also knows first hand the effect of an addict's life on the addict's children. Another very good reason for her to be there. And a third reason - sometimes it the person who is not family - who is more detached - who can the most objective and productive in providing help.

I thought she was freakin' awesome and that her tough love was good for Patrick. The closing scenes showed that she also has the intelligence and experience to know that this is not the end of Patrick's problem.

As for the whole kissing merry-go-round - some heat, some interesting emotion - but, overall, just let me off this ride. RC and FV have overplayed their hand with so much air time for these characters. Wish I felt otherwise! I have learned that I prefer to see more of an ensemble cast that the strong use of "leads." JMHO.

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Madithusa, GREAT ANSWER!
Of course Johnny has been sacrificed so that Todd could take his place next to Carly as the CarJohn pairing was too popular (and still is) to Cartini's taste. I even believe that Johnny would be dead now if not for the big uproar since the week end the rumor that Brandon Barash could be out spreaded everywhere. Cartini apparently thought that by ruining Johnny, people would not be that shocked when he would be killed off (and they got Super Todd to replace him in Carly's bed soon!). BIG MISTAKE!!!

Since then I have the feeling that Cartini are doing damage control. First Valentini stepped up to cool down everyone by saying that BB is not going anywhere and then out of the blue we get a JoLu sighting (which got big buzz) and association at the HS. Like ETT wrote it (I think it was EET) I'd like to think that we don't see BB a lot lately (zero appearance last week and only one the week before) because they are rewriting Johnny's storyline. We'll see. If Cartini are not too dumb, they will find a way to redeem Johnny and smooth angry GH fans. As other posters said it already many times, the ratings keep falling since mid May and they have not been able to achieve a 2.0 since March Sweeps and Robin's death (while Days did it several times in the past weeks).

They should stop antagonizing the old GH fans (like me) by giving us the feeling that they are favoring OLTL characters. Getting the three OLTL in the Top 7 in the monthly number of episodes since March is not right. getting Mac Bain or Todd as Number 1 is not right. I like Mc Bain much more than on OLTL but I disagree with him appearing the most in GH episodes. Same for Todd (in June). And the more we will get scenes like yesterday where judgemental Todd comes in to warn and trash Johnny in front of Carly, the more I will dislike Todd (that I already didn't like that much on OLTL).

I think it was nickskelon (?) who wrote a great post yesterday about the balance which is needed on GH and why some GH fans have more and more an allergic reaction to the OLTL transplants. If it was working, we should see new OLTL viewers adding to the existing GH ones and the ratings should increase not decrease! So time to find a way to please the GH fans so that they don't give up while satisfying also the new OLTL fans and what I see on my screen right now is certainly not the way to succeed!

Finally just a word on Jasam/Liason. I don't care about both as a pairing. I find Rebecca Herbst to be very beautiful and to have great chemistry with Steve Burton, much more than KeMo who has great chem with Michael Easton. But please I don't want Liz to be ruined by running into Jason's arms, a man who wants his pregnant wife to give her rape baby (or pseudo rape baby) for adoption even though this pregnancy was a miracle and he is the reason the pseudo rape happened. No woman except Lisa Niles deserves such a jackass.

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What a great show all around. Anna finding Anthony's body but coming close to finding Luke, McBam steaminess, Liason, MARR aka Michael and Starr, Johnny vs. Todd, Patrics vs. Lule and Maxie, I was in soap haven. Performer of the day has to go to Jason Thompson who continues to blow it out of the water as a greiveing drug addicted widower. Thompson conveys all the emotions of someone who continues to mourn the love of their life. Bravo performance!

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I think GH has become really...soapy, in the last five months. We have a lot of new and old soap couples in the mix, vets, characters sharing scenes (Patrick/Maxie/Lulu) etc that we typically don't see. I enjoyed Lulu in the scene with Patrick and Maxie since Luke and Lucky are both addicts.

Sam is busted! She so wanted John to pick her and not Natalie/Liam.

Lawd. Jason really needs to STFU and stop whining about Sam. Jeez. SBu is crying these days as much as JJ did last year!

Liason is so effing pretty! Sigh. Jason really changed with his last brain fart and that is not a bad thing.

Luke can stay tied up in that cabin until Heather gets tired of his tush and burns the place to the ground.

I, too, thought Carly sounded way TOO much like Blair in dialogue with Todd over Johnny. I love me some Blair Cramer and one is all that we need.

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Jason and Liz!!! Woo hoo! *\0/* *\0/* <--- My little Liason cheer leaders!

Ok, carry on... LOL

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I like that Liz was the most responsible of the 4 and the only one of them not cheating. She had one date with Ewan. If that is cheating , I have been cheating on my prom date for 30 years. Seriously that is a stretch

Lulu had every right to confront Patrick as Maxie's friend and I liked that she was stepping up for maxie who didn't seem comfortable Confronting him.

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How many times can you watch a YouTube clip before they bust you for cyberstalking? Big smile

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Seeing the picture that DC posted with Perkie's Obs of SB and RH kissing is nauseating! How anyone sees any chemistry there is beyond me!!! All I see are two friends sharing a very chaste kiss with no passion, no fire and zero chemistry. Except that Elizabeth was pawing Jason and quite literally draping herself all over him. It was disgusting and it was her actions that led to the kiss!!! Jason apologized immediately for the impromtu kiss but Elizabeth didn't say boo about leading him on by saying all the right things while practically having sex with his arm! Talk about a two-faced skank!!! And neither of them thought about Sam or Ewen or that their actions might cause either of them pain.

On the other hand, Sam and John were both feeling down in the dumps and were a little intoxicated and giddy from the fireworks. And after kissing (an extremely passionate kiss), they realized their actions were wrong, immediately apologized to each other and expressed regret for 'crossing the line' and for risking causing their respective partners any pain. Although I find KeMo and ME's chemistry to be off the charts (they are SMOKING HOT together), I was pleased to see that they came to their senses and talked about not hurting Jason or Natalie. The same could not be said for Elizabeth or Jason!!

How in the world could Anna or that police officer not have heard Luke screaming? Not only were the dogs going nuts at the cabin but he was making enough noise with that chair and his screaming to raise the dead. And even if Luke hadn't been in that cabin, I would think Anna and the forensic team should have looked inside just to see if more evidence in the AZ murder might be found. Cartini gets a failing grade for writing a story full of obvious holes!

I thought the Starr and Michael scenes were sweet.

Patrick's scenes with Lulu and Maxie were heartbreaking! This has been JT's year with one outstanding performance after another!!!

Not liking Todd barging in on Carly and Johnny like a deranged bull!!

And who was out on a boat taking pictures of Sam and John kissing or could they have been seen from Spoon Island, since they were sitting/standing on the edge of the dock? I guess it had to be Heather, so now she owns sophisticated camera equipment and a boat and somehow knew that Sam and John would be together on the docks? We all know she was with Luke at the cabin and then at Kelly's during the fireworks, but yet she somehow managed to find and follow Sam and John (who showed up at the docks separately), and then get herself and her camera equipment out to a boat or the island to take the pictures!! And lets remember that she doesn't have a car or a driver's license. Once again, Cartini gets a failing grade for writing a preposterous story full of enormous holes!!! Tired