General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations


Luke wakes up to find Lulu at his bedside. He asks about Anna. Lulu reassures him that Anna’s fine and dealing with Heather.  Lulu apologizes for not realizing something was off, especially when she found Heather at the Star.  She tells Luke that she believed the forged note. She thought he was a coward and doubted her own marriage.  Luke tells her that Heather knows how to manipulate and not to concern herself. 

Anna stops by to see Luke, relieved that he’ll be alright.  She tells him that he saved her life, but Luke points out that she saved his first, which means they are responsible for each other’s lives.  Luke says he needs to tell her something about how Robert left.  Anna interrupts, asking what if Robin didn’t die?  Anna tells him what Heather told her, but Luke feels it’s just Heather being cruel. She’s trying to make Anna crazy and he doesn’t want Heather to win.  Anna finally agrees that he’s right. 

The nurse brings real Robin her meal and finds the bed empty.  Robin hits her and runs out.   The orderly grabs her and returns her to her room, kicking, screaming and ties her to the bed.  Robin pleads for Patrick and her parents to come find her. 

Lulu asks a nurse about Olivia and Patrick’s status, but the nurse tells her that Patrick didn’t check himself into the hospital. 

Patrick answers his door to find Ghost Robin, who tells him that he needs to get rid of the drugs.  Patrick says he doesn’t know what he’s doing without her, that everywhere he looks is empty.  Robin tells him that he doesn’t need the pills and it will hurt Emma. Patrick says no one understands what he’s going through; the pills make him stop feeling and she has to help him.  Suddenly Ghost Robin says that Patrick needs to help her. 

Patrick asks how he can help her, but Ghost Robin goes back to talking about hurting Emma with the pills and that he doesn’t need to take them because he feels her everywhere.  Patrick says it’s not enough for him and Robin spits out that she’s alive. This makes Patrick happy and claims she’s not in his head. Lulu shows up and Ghost Robin disappears.  Patrick looks for her, but Lulu says Robin isn’t there that he’s seeing what he wants.  Lulu wants him to check himself into the hospital and get treatment. It’s what Robin would want and to listen to her.   

Heather’s happy to see Steve at the PCPD, thinking that he’s there to help her. However, Steve says he’s not there to help her get out, but to make sure she’s stays locked up forever.  Heather is shocked, but Steve points out that Olivia might not recover and that he wanted to believe Heather.  Steve says she’s certifiable, which makes Heather angry.  Steve calls her a murderer and tells her that he knows she killed Maggie.  Heather swears she did it for him; otherwise he’d be in prison.  Steve tells her that he’s revoking his guardianship because she should never have gotten out in the first place.   

Todd ignores Heather’s call, but locks the DNA letter up in his safe.  Starr shows up, concerned about him because she cares.  Todd assures her that he’ll bounce back, but Starr’s worried he’ll retaliate.    Todd blames McBain, saying Blair would have forgiven him and feels John needs to be eliminated, something Starr tries vehemently to discourage.  Starr tells him to find another woman. 

A pensive Johnny tells Carly that he’s thinking about Kate and explains about her visit with Sonny and how she wanted to remember his visit to the PCPD.  Johnny tells Carly that Connie kissed him, but he broke it off and wanted Carly to know the whole truth. 

Michael arrives and mentions Carly being out late, because he and Starr overheard her and Johnny in the office. Carly denies that and figures he was likely distracted by Starr.  Michael explains that he’s meeting Sonny for breakfast to tell him about Starr.  Starr shows up and mentions she’s worried about her father, which piques Carly’s interest. 

Sonny and Kate wake up together all lovey-dovey.  He asks her to join him and Michael for brunch.   At the restaurant, Michael’s surprised that Sonny brought Kate. Sonny’s surprised at Starr’s presence.  Kate offers to leave, but Starr won’t let her.  Sonny’s curious about this meeting. Michael tells him that he and Starr are dating.  Sonny’s a little concerned, but Michael says Starr has apologized for what she did. Starr hopes Sonny will get past it. Kate says Starr has been gracious towards her, but hopes someday to remember what she did.  Michael wants them all to put the past behind them. 

Todd has the picture of John and Sam kissing on the docks and decides to mail it to Natalie.  Carly arrives and reminds Todd that he promised not to go after Johnny. She says that right now he has one friend in her, but won’t have that if he does something.  After she’s gone, Todd watches the video of Johnny’s office and sees Connie’s visit. 

Luke calls Tracy, saying they need to talk.  Lulu leads Patrick out of the house and he turns to see Robin, but closes the door to her. The nurse hooks real Robin up to an ECG machine to shock her.  Anna goes back to the PCPD and orders Heather to tell her about Robin. 

36 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Perkie
    Perkie

    I’ll admit it, I squeeled when I saw MY Robin smack the nurse and take off. Loved that she’s finding her inner Scorpio. Love that she’s somehow projecting herself to PAtrick and a little to Anna. And I think I would give my first born, if the show somehow got MY Tristan Rogers back, saying Robert’s back in town because he had feelings about Robin.

    Loved the LUlu/Luke scenes. They always do well together.

    Having said that, now Lulu’s involvement with Patrick is starting to get a little creepy. I was fine with it at first, mostly because JT and JMB were bringing it, but now, I’m wondering why she isn’t telling anyone else, especially Anna, whom she likely spent the night at the hospital with.

    I liked that Todd thought to send the photo to NAtalie but I dont’ want him messing with Johnny.

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    The_Moustache

    i hope there’s a Robin/Patrick/LuLu triangle in the future! them two fighting over Patrick would be hot.

    NO ONE wants Olivia to recover. it’ll be no big deal if she’s in a hospital for a prolonged period of time. ADIOS!

    WHERE IS BOBBIE SPENCER? should’nt she be looking after her brother who almost was burned to death and then almost shot to death?

    I wonder if Robin is being held in that secret lab that’s 100 ft under General Hospital. The one where Helena had Stavros in??

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    stefanstavros

    WHERE IS BOBBIE SPENCER? should’nt she be looking after her brother who almost was burned to death and then almost shot to death?

    I agree. Even though everybody makes fun of Jackie Zeman for all the plastic surgery she’s had, they need to bring her back on canvas. At least give her a few scenes with Luke and Carly.

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    CarsonGH111

    stefanstavros- “WHERE IS BOBBIE SPENCER? should’nt she be looking after her brother who almost was burned to death and then almost shot to death?”

    Where was she when Luke hit and killed Jake? Where was she when Luke had the intervention?
    I’ll tell ya where, She’s where Robin is.. in the secret laboratory below General Hospital. Just like where all the other veterans who disappeared are! (Alan, Monica, Edward, Laura, Scottie, Audrey, Leslie, Jeff, Lucky etc)

    Well, forgive my rant, just needed to get that off of my chest!

    Anyway, Loved the Lulu/Luke/Anna scenes, fantastic actors with fantastic dialogue always helps. Lulu/Patrick, I’m not so crazy about.

    However, lovin’ the Robin/Patrick scenes, and of course the Robin held hostage scenes. I just keep wondering who’s behind it. Faison? Unlikely, considering Cartini team is all for leading to one thing, then switches story lead-ons, on the fans.

    Was I the only one cheering ‘Steven Lars’ on when he corrected his mother about his name, among the other, dare I say ‘CRAZY’ things, that she’s done?

    Todd/Starr and Todd/Carly was flat out boring. SKate, CarJohn, Michael/Starr are just getting boring to me. I honestly believe this is potential for a great story, but I’d love to see it actually go somewhere instead of the occasional Johnny guilt scenes. I also believe Todd is a great character to add to GH. He’d make an even better one if he wasn’t shown every waking minute!

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    JASAMMABBY

    OK- to be honest I think Todd is quirky and fun. I want to hate him for taking Sams baby but I like watching him.. However since I wasn’t an OLTL viewer I am not one to get excited over him and Blair.. I hate Luke for killing Jake with a passion. So to sum it up this week with Luke and them I have watched but with out passion.. My little bit of sunshine coming from JT- should be a flipping leading male, (I need him all over my screen) and FH- she is so awesome… Then today you give me MY ROBIN!!! Yes!! This I am passionate for- My Scorpio family!!! Please as Perkie said have my Robert come back.. I flippin loved it all.. Ohh yeah but keep that scrub a#$ Luke away from my Anna.. So done with Luke!!

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    samanthadelayed

    Well they needed to bring Blair back for a bit so Todd can unleash his full angsty-ragey self on PC. Everybody DUCK. ;)

    Poor Steven Lars… Mama done made a fool outta him…
    Heather is awesome!! Delusional ’til the end!! I want her to escape!

    I am so in love with this show right now I just can’t find anything to complain about.. I know that is boring, but I can’t help myself.

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    westvirginiafan

    The concerns about the continued ABC pattern of all rape, all dead babies, all women being victimized is still justified. But there are some real glimmers with the way women are written in recent weeks–

    –of course Anna is simply one of the most complex, intelligent, stand up characters in daytime as always
    –Lulu is tolerable–and showing her own backbone with doing something that she wants to do (haunted star) instead of following dante around like a puppy, pushing Patrick to do what is right, challenging her dad, having thoughtful relationships with both anna and tracy
    –Tracy has had the best material in years and years
    –Maxie making some attempt at growth (but not losing her manipulative streak all together–her playing up going “out” with Patrick on the phone so spinelli would be jealous is classic Kristen storms behavior–it will be good to have KS back, but JL has been very good (and well survived really nasty fans)
    –Heather–psycho with a heart and more twists up her sleeve
    –Carly actually showing herself capable of some self awareness about how much unforgivable stuff she has done (it would be nice if sometime she and todd could trade evil they have done and she’d actually talk about what she did bobby and tony, jax, etc, etc.
    –and a robin siting, complete with some genetically inspired daughter of wsb agent moves
    –Sam not knee jerk taking jason back
    –Blair opening up about the complexities of her feelings for Todd, but making a decision based on her own survival instincts
    –Molly sticking to her guns bout teen love
    These are all women showing themselves capable of acting in a role that is not the mob girlfriend which has been about 90% of GH’s use of women in the past decade

    Is there room for growth–sure–its great to see Alexis a lot–but her caving to christina is not very believable and its still hard to believe that she hasn’t kicked sonny out of her kids lives all together. Connie/Kate has some strong scenes (cartini write good bad girl DID lines) but there is something really creepy about the between the sheets with sonny….Starr has grown as well and her scenes with Michael are very sweet….but she is no singing sensation and they really need to minimize that whole plot (we get that cartini love the feisty little girl that grew up on their sets and Starr and lucky and robin are about the only examples of really good child actors that got to keep their roles)–but keep her to the young love plot and downplay the rest)

    For people who resent the oltl characters–look at how beloved gh characters have actually shown some growth and are getting their best scenes in years in interaction with them.. Lots of us left GH during its all mob all the time years. I applaud the use of history (heather and lsd???)and the plots even with the mob characters that aren’t all mob

    But mostly, I like that we’re seeing a lot of women with backbones and lives beyond their mob king and henchmen boyfriends–we are actually seeing characters its possible to care about

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    soapjunkie88

    Bobbie should at least be mentioned somehow. I would love to see Jackie Zeman again.

    Anyway it was another great show!

    Seeing THE Robin was great. And Perkie, I would love to see Tristan Rogers back in Port Charles and I don’t know which agreement (or maybe even contract) he has with Y&R but the whole Robert still chasing Ethan should be over by now. I would like it if Robert would return because he had such strong feelings about Robin. Then I could almost forgive him for leaving town so quickly in Winter.

    I like that Luke wants to be honest here and for once doesn’t try to lie himself out of everything. Even though he didn’t tell Anna about the lie he told Robert, I thought he started nice on it. I hope he brings it back up again.
    And then he even called Tracy, wanting to talk to her. Many might say that Luke has been completely ruined by the previous regime … but I really love the effort Ron’s trying to do here. And should go not without saying.

    LOVED Lulu in this episode. First with Luke and then with Patrick. JMB and JT killed their scenes together. AMAZING! Creepy that Lulu isn’t telling anyone else about Patrick!? Not now … but if Patrick once again can’t bring himself to go into detox, then it would be weird if Lulu doesn’t start talking to Anna or even Mac.

    Todd breaking up John and his girlfriend is fine … it’s necessary for ME to stay in Port Charles for good, but I don’t want him going after Johnny. I want this storyline taken care of in another way. There were some good spoilers … I hope some of where Johnny is concerned turn out to be true.

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    Karissa

    I am going to get flamed but I really don’t want Robin back not of she is going to be the same shrewish self – righteous character she was. If the turn those characteristic way down she can come back

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    soapjunkie88

    Always saw Robin as a loyal supporting character that voices her opinion. Never had a problem with it. And like Perkie said, with the current storyline Robin seems to find her inner Scorpio. Loved the resent scenes with her!!!!

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    mipeony

    I’ll take Robin back over Jason and Sonny any day of the week! Loved that she was crying out for Patrick, her mom and her dad, and not Jason! How refreshing is that? Any other time in the last decade and this would’ve all been about Saint Jason saving the day.

    I’d love for Robert to come back even if only just to see the fallout caused when Luke’s lie about Ethan is exposed. And speaking of that, since Luke wasn’t able to tell Anna about that today, who will be the bearer of that bad news to Anna? Tracey? Heather? I can’t wait. This is the good stuff.

    Oh, and I thought Luke was a little off telling Anna that Heather was just going to plan B with her head games. Of all the people in the world, he knows that sometimes a child isn’t dead but being held captive (Lucky).

    I loved Todd saying he was not going after Sam, just McBain as he was stuffing that photo into the envelope. Now, bring me on a newly single McBain!!!

    I love JT, and he’s an awesome actor, but he’s encroaching on the too much of a good thing JJ crying mess from last year. Get help Patrick, and go find Robin, she needs you!

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    Perkie

    [quote; mipeony]I love JT, and he’s an awesome actor, but he’s encroaching on the too much of a good thing JJ crying mess from last year.[/quote]

    I’m going to disagree, I don’t think he’s reached JJ levels yet, only becuase JJ would cry for no reason, in scenes that didn’t require it. So far, Patrick seems to be keeping his emotions in check while at the hospital, and in conversation with others that aren’t Lulu and RObin. If his eyes had welled up in that conversation with Dante about Olivia or a couple of days ago, with Anna at her hotel room, then we’d be starting to reach annoying levels.

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    SZima

    [quote=Karissa]I am going to get flamed but I really don’t want Robin back not of she is going to be the same shrewish self – righteous character she was. If the turn those characteristic way down she can come back[/quote]

    I won’t flame you…I agree. I wasn’t a big Robin fan, so it really didn’t matter to me when she left the show. And because Kimberly chose to leave the show to pursue other projects, it seems unlikely that she’d come back full time. So I really don’t understand where they are going with this SL…unless her directing projects failed and she needs the work.

    More and more I’m liking the chemistry between Jason and Lulu and think they could be a good couple. I know, Lulu is married, but I can see the strains on Lante’s marriage becoming insurmountable. If they were to break up, I could see her and Patrick becoming a great couple.

    I just wish we didn’t have this “Robin is alive” thing casting a shadow over everything and affecting so many storylines. Why can’t a person just stay dead anymore?

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    doodleynoodle

    Kimberly McCullough has an internship with ABC for her directing projects so her appearances on GH are not contingent upon whether she succeeds or fails but rather a matter of logistics.

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    GHteenybopper

    JT is just excelling it all his scenes, I love to see my fellow Canadians shine! It’s weird because I know Robin is alive and will eventually reunite with Patrick, but if the writers for whatever reason went with a Patrick/Lulu pairing, I would be so into it, I like that Lulu is finally mixing it up with other males on canvas who aren’t named Dante, JMB has chem with everybody, she’s just awesome. I’ve been really enjoying GH for the last few weeks, and I hope it resonates in the ratings. I especially love that Jason and Spinelli haven’t been on it what seems like a week, and that JT was finally given material to showcase his talent.

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    TV Gord

    If the plan is to split up McBain and Natalie, I’m interested is seeing how they do that without bringing Melissa Archer to GH for a show or two. I’m not saying they should (as much as I liked her on OLTL, I’m feeling compassion for the long-time GH viewers who are saying ‘enough already’ with the OLTL transpLlants), and there’s no buzz that she’s been asked. I just wonder how they will pull their breakup off without a few scenes. Just having John return to Port Charles will feel as though we’ve missed out on something, don’t you think?

    I suppose he could show up in a rage to face off against Todd, and that would springboard the new storyline, but it would still feel to me that something is missing.

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    bishbay

    Jason Thompson has given many interviews stating that he does not consider himself Canadian, only American. He has said to various outlets that he was born in the wrong country and that he thinks that Canada would be better off ceding its sovereignty to the United States. He’s a strange guy.

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    thecourt99

    [quote=SZima]I won’t flame you…I agree. I wasn’t a big Robin fan, so it really didn’t matter to me when she left the show. And because Kimberly chose to leave the show to pursue other projects, it seems unlikely that she’d come back full time. So I really don’t understand where they are going with this SL…unless her directing projects failed and she needs the work.
    More and more I’m liking the chemistry between Jason and Lulu and think they could be a good couple. I know, Lulu is married, but I can see the strains on Lante’s marriage becoming insurmountable. If they were to break up, I could see her and Patrick becoming a great couple.
    I just wish we didn’t have this “Robin is alive” thing casting a shadow over everything and affecting so many storylines. Why can’t a person just stay dead anymore?[/quote]

    I am a Robin fan, and I agree (not necessarily Lulu though). KC chose to leave, and while I believe that RC wanted to have a better solution to the end of the story…it leaves JT in limbo. Assuming that KC will never fully return and is still alive, then how can they explain Robin not returning to her family? If she is dead, then they can show the grieving and have Patrick move forward. But as long as she is alive and trying to get to Patrick, any future relationship story with him won’t really get any wings.

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    TV Gord

    [quote=bishbay]Jason Thompson has given many interviews stating that he does not consider himself Canadian, only American. He has said to various outlets that he was born in the wrong country and that he thinks that Canada would be better off ceding its sovereignty to the United States. He’s a strange guy.[/quote]

    Can you provide a link to one of these stories? It sure doesn’t sound like the Jason Thompson I’ve seen interviewed in the past. He owns two nightclubs in Alberta, not far from his hometown.

    I’m not saying what you say is untrue. I’d just like to read at least one of the interviews for myself. I’ve tried Googling, but have found nothing.

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    Angie Lucy

    Love your post, WVFan!

    Robin is not one of my favorite characters. Actually, I hated her as a child (we’re around the same age, so she’s like the cousin you don’t like but have to play with). I loved her with Stone and Jason. I enjoyed her snarkiness with Sam when Robin came back to the show. But she is more often than not self-righteous. However, I thought the decision to kill her off was a horrendous mistake. So I’m grateful that Ron C. turned it into a “death.” And it’s about flipping time Robin tapped into her inner Scorpio/Devane. Now if only she’d escape and find Alan Q. tied up in the next room. While I don’t want a slew of undead characters like the Orpheus project that wrapped up AMC, I do want Alan back. It’s kind of like Stuart’s death on AMC–no story can be ridiculous enough to right that serious injustice.

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    JASAMMABBY

    I want Alan and Georgie back!!!!!! Killing Georgie off never felt right with me- I have always loved Robin, Maxie and Georgie…

    We all have a right to like or dislike characters- to each his own. However I have always adored watching Robin. Being her age I enjoyed watching her grow up- I played sick when Stone died just to watch.. Fell in love with Jason with her. If I can’t have my Jasam I would love to see a remix of Jason and Robin.. Her dialogue was so spot on also. At the end when she was saying something like I don’t consent to this as a patient.. Just brilliant as usual- she has always been a smart well put together character. IMHO I always felt her character was thrown under the bus for Carly but oh well. I am just happy to see her again..

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    mipeony

    [quote=JASAMMABBY]I want Alan and Georgie back!!!!!! Killing Georgie off never felt right with me- I have always loved Robin, Maxie and Georgie…

    IMHO I always felt her character was thrown under the bus for Carly but oh well. I am just happy to see her again..[/quote]
    ————————-
    I so agree with both these sentences!!! I loved all of Mac’s girls! I want Alan and Georgie back with all my heart, but they can leave Emily dead, dead, dead. And I too felt they threw Robin under the bus for Carly (that’s when my love for Jason started dying), and then later IMHO they threw Georgie under the bus for Lulu.

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    JASAMMABBY

    In total agreement with you Mipeony. Robin and Georgie were written with truly beautiful souls. I still remember Georgie taking Lulu to the clinic after Lulu slept with Dylan.. Those are the women I want to see..

    I could never get over Carly coming and sleeping with Tony.. Then Carly being the only female character written with a POV. I have read in articles that Kim has said they wanted her to vamp out as a teenager- be hotter. I think they knew they couldn’t recast her like they did with Emily- so they wrote her second to Carly always.. I always hated her having to loose to Carly.. In terms of characters here was Robin I grew up with- watched her contract HIV- she was so wonderful in that story. I still remember when Alan came and told her.. Then she was somehow never written as well as Carly!! Beautiful and smart- Robin spent her life trying to make the world better.. Then I would look at Carly who only ever cared for Jason and Sonny.. Again oh well- I am just happy to see her character again.

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    curacaoman

    Will Robin’s story tie in to the clinic she went to in Seattle?

    I bet it is Alan Quartermaine who has her and this situation is related to his research.

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    Miry

    Definitely want Alan & Georgie back as well!!
    A long time ago I came up with a story that had Georgie alive, and Frisco was doing Faison’s bidding b/c he was keeping her.

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    SwanQueen59

    Yep…I’m a week late on this one…but there was lots in PC this day…

    He listens to Heather’s threats for the umpteenth time, shutting the DNA results into his safe. “That woman is going to ruin my life.” His daughter catches the tail end of his mutterings. Knowing what’s transpired with her parents, she says the obvious. “…Mom?” Where I find KA’s work with KdeP (forgive me), boring, when she’s with RoHo the dynamic between them is well defined, delivered with sarcasm and sincerity, offering room for some great one liners. Especially when it comes to Todd’s settling on McBain as his “blame game go to” guy: “…the look on his face a cross between glee and having to go real bad.” (had to be improv) “…John is not responsible…” Losing Blair compounds his disappointment even as Starr urges him “…open up your heart…meet other women.” “You sound like a greeting card.” Despite the humor here, you know he won’t listen to her about McBain. And when she finds out about his part in the baby switch, I’m sure she won’t listen to him. And you know he’ll probably find a way to blame McBain for that…

    The most I’ll say about Kate and the bully waking up in bed together is that KSul had a truly confused “Where the h**l am I and why?” look when she opened her eyes…

    BrBa is one of a handful of actors on GH who have a great ability to look
    pensive. Very appropos for John, considering what he’s hiding and how he’s got to keep it that way. Not to mention who it will cost him if it ever comes to light. “You look serious…” Split second calculation. He goes with it. “Kate.” In answer to Carly’s query, he again calculates. Hesitates, then goes with a spin on most of the truth. “”Connie” kissed me…I pushed her away. I don’t want to keep things from you.”
    “…unreciprocated kiss…? I…can handle that.” Dodged that bullet. Up next, Jr. with his innocent “We heard you in your office.” statement. John should thank Carly that she catches this one without knowing it, teasing her son about his time frame oblivion because of “something or someone.”
    “Mom. Don’t be weird.” The light moment masks his relief even as he enjoys sharing in Carly’s amusement at Jr.’s expense. When Starr arrives, there are warm congrats all around to go with her slight dread of the coming sit down with Jr.’s father and her real concern for Todd. The bully and his surprise guest causes not just awkwardness but consternation. Enough that John can’t help but make sure his ears are in a good spot during brunch…

    The bully is the male equivalent of Debby Downer. (Although, more recently Jason has held that title. I digress.) Give props to the kids for A) Honesty: “Starr and I are together.” and B) Not backing down: “…We don’t need your permission.” Props to Kate, too, for diffusing the table tension. While it’s difficult for her and Starr, the bully still has a massively bruised ego as a result of this “little girl” who almost got the best of him. Jr. going to bat for her is bad enough. His girlfriend restraining him while he bristles is it’s own reward to watch. And John listens…

    Todd letting McBain off? Nah. Just zip that lip lock snap shot off to “She’s not my favorite niece” Natalie. Probably thinks he’s doing her a favor. Same as Carly thinks she’s doing Todd a favor by being his one friend. Yeah, like that’s gonna last. Can you say “streaming video”?…

    She’s at his bedside when he wakes up. “Hey.” A weak upturn of his lips.
    “Hi, darlin.” The whispery greeting combined with a blossoming smile. “Hi!
    How are you feeling?” “Like I swam the English Channel.” He stops her from going to get a nurse. “How’s Slim?” “Anna’s fine.” The fact that Heather’s in custody cheers Luke but sets L on an apology tour. “I should’ve known
    …I’m your daughter…” “You did nothing wrong.” “…she forged a
    letter…I thought you were…running…” “…been a lot of that…”
    “…not this time…had me doubting my marriage…What’s wrong with me?” “Stop it!” Firmly. “Heather knows…what to say to get…what she wants.” His assurances soften her annoyance with herself and when Anna appears she vacates to let them talk. She gently kisses his brow, promising to be back. “I love you.” “I love you.” She slips out, Anna fondly gazing after her. “…sharp as a tack, that one.” “Yeah.” Proudly. Bar none, JMB and AG have the best father/daughter tandem going in soaps today. Rich and detailed, based in respect for each other as artists. Totally believable and satisfying to watch…

    “You have a guest.” Heather thinks it’s Todd, come to get her a** out of the sling she’s put herself into. Au contraire. “Steven Lars! You’ve come to help your mother.” Uh, no. “I’m here to make sure you never see the light of day…” Well, h**ls bells! What took you so long? (I’m sure SR was asking too, but hey, RM’s a hard act to let go of..) Best reactions? Heather’s complete bewilderment then flash of anger. “…I wanted…to
    believe you were better.” “I am…” “You’re certifiable.” “Watch your mouth! I am not crazy!” Whoa! Better duck! To his credit he doesn’t. His gut punch comes at the end: “I’m revoking my guardianship…” “You can’t…!” A glimmer of fear from her? But she recovers and tries the mom card again. “I’m your mother.” “Not anymore.” He turns, walks out in silence. She has no words. Her son has, belatedly, grown a backbone…

    As far as putting them together (or not), as a pair, I can’t (and won’t) quibble with FH and AG when they’re playing off each other. From her entrance into his room, being caught up in the very real bond of having saved each others lives, to his trying to help her make sense of Heather’s
    “Robin revelations”, these two (along with JE and RM), offer master classes in how to wring drama out of a simple set up. The outgowth from his attempt to tell Anna about his deception, indicates a real desire to be honest with this woman he’s grown more than fond of. Her feelings for him, returned though they are, have to be back burnered, in light of the now nagging possibility that Heather has dangled in front of her. “What if she knows something? What if it’s true?” “It can’t be…Don’t do this to yourself…” That he details the intended LSD injection and subsequent mind games tells me he’s concerned for her as more than just a “friend”. That she breaks down in front of him clues me in to the fact that she’s more than willing to let him see her in a vulnerable state. When his lie about Ethan (good intentioned albeit foolish writing), comes out, it’ll be
    messy and dramatic. But, let’s find Robin first. By the way, better call Tracy…

    He’s still reeling, still using. Still seeing Robin. “You’re back!” She’s disappointed. “…because you need me.” Taking him to task for popping pills, turning away from those who would help him. Patrick is filled with excuses and (understandably), the self pity that’s crippling him. She’s not warm, fuzzy or sympathetic. “…you’re hurting yourself…you’re gonna
    hurt our daughter…” His desperation rises. “…ya gotta help me.” “Help me first.” Pleading, urgent. Clearly a double meaning which he’s not aware of. Yet. “I’m still alive.” Just the inflection in her voice convinces him “…you’re not in my head, you’re not gone…” And he’s right. Only he doesn’t know it…

    I love Robin’s spunk. We didn’t get to see a lot during that Lisa drivel we had to endure. It’s a bummer to not be able to see her trying to get away from her captors on a regular basis. I’ll take what I can get. Seeing those electrodes being secured and Nurse Fletcher (is her first name Louise?), calmly proceeding under orders, only increases her (and our), growing anxiety. Then the horrified realization of what they intend to do. To say nothing of why. KMc’s combination of angry tears and defiance made these scenes a gloss on “One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest” and “A
    Clockwork Orange”. What comforts me is that Patrick and Anna (and others to follow), will soon be gathering forces to find the other half of
    “Scrubs”…

    “Patrick. Stop.” She repeats herself, finally breaking through to him. He roughly swats her hands away, angry at L’s presence. “Get off me!” Shedding himself free from her to find his wife. “Robin is not here!” Firm. Loud. “She was just here..” “…like on the boat…” He grows more insistent, desperate to believe. L is earnest and unknowingly uses Robin’s
    own words to get through to him. He wavers. “…Don’t listen to me. Listen to Robin…” And he stops fighting, spent, almost docile. She takes his
    hand. “You ready?” It’s limp, just as he is. “…everything will come into focus…” A last look at his wife, eyes red, physically exhausted. Her eyes begging him to “find her” and believe he can get well. The door closes…Continuing wonderful work from JT and JMB…

    She’s being transferred past Anna at PCPD. She makes a snap decision to “…talk to the prisoner.” She locks the door. Adjusts her sleeves. Cracks her neck. Faces her nemisis across the table. “You’re gonna tell me what you know about Robin.” A chess match with two grand masters is about to begin…

    We’ll jump ahead next time we chat…
    Swan! 0:)

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