General Hospital: Perkie's Observations



Jerry explains to Joe Jr. that the world squanders its water supply and needs to re-examine their priorities. He needs Joe to have his men ready at the reservoir.

Carly tells Todd that Jax is back and needs his advice.  Todd claims the only thing he can do as her friend is to listen better and have a shoulder for her to cry on. 

Johnny comes to the hotel to look for Carly. He finds Jax and wonders if he’s stealing Joss.  Jax says he’s in town to take care of his daughter and wonders why Johnny is there.  Johnny admits to being Carly’s boyfriend and that he’s legit now, as a club owner.  Jax says he’s cares about Carly and won’t let her get hurt.  Johnny swears he’ll protect both her and Josslyn. 

Carly’s surprised to find the two together. Jax complains that she never told him she was dating Johnny and that Josslyn could have been targeted by one of Johnny’s enemies.  Carly reminds him that he has his own list of enemies. 

Jason shows up at Liz’s to talk about Ewen. He is surprised to find out Ewen spent the night.  Jason apologizes to Ewen about the Wyndemere stuff. However, once Ewen leaves Jason tells Liz that he wasn’t wrong and that there seems to be a connection between Ewen and Jax.  Liz admits that Ewen knew all their names, including Jerry. Jason thinks Jerry is involved since he’s injected Nikolas in the past.  Liz says Jerry is dead, but Jason wants to follow up.  He tells her not to say anything to Ewen and to be careful because he’d be upset if anything happened to her. 

Luke’s at the Switzerland clinic, disguised as Dr. VonSkimmerman and looking for Anna.  The doctor explains that they admitted her, but that she was caught rifling through files and needed to be restrained.  When Luke is allowed into her room, Anna lets him know that it’s all a ruse and she’s fine.  Anna tells him that she’s looked around and found nothing concrete, but wants to check the guarded area.  Luke says he believes in her and they kiss.  Anna figures Heather probably lied to her, but she needs to know for sure and Luke agrees to help her.  When the doctor returns, Luke says he wants to continue treating Anna there. 

Patrick assures Steve and Olivia that she’ll be fine, because there are fewer hallucinations. However, when given a glass of water Olivia hallucinates that’s its toxic and reacts.  Steve’s worried, but Patrick assures him that they need to find the right blend of medication for Olivia. He points out that Robin was on meds every day. 

Ewen drops by to check on Olivia and when she looks at him, she hallucinates the devil and freaks out again.  Ewen tells Patrick that she’s not ready to go home and may never be and that Olivia may need to go to Shadybrook.  Patrick tells him there’s still hope and that Ewen is a good doctor. 

Tracy drops off a new shirt for Joe and he offers to model it for her.  They make small talk and then start kissing. Tracy pulls back, since this isn’t who she is. Joe figures they’re simply enjoying each other’s company and getting to know each other better.  After they make love, they turn on the television.

Jason stops by the hospital to see Patrick, who wants nothing to do with Jason unless it’s medically related.  Jason says it’s about Robin.    Anna lets herself into a room, thinking she’s found Robin.

Jerry drops by Todd’s room and wants to buy his cable franchise.  Todd isn’t interested until Jerry hands him a briefcase full of cash.  After Jerry leaves, Todd turns on the TV. 

After Johnny leaves, Jax wonders why Carly didn’t sign the divorce papers.  Carly says she hasn’t dealt with the divorce yet.  Josslyn comes out to watch TV. 

Ewen stops by Liz’, upset about what happened with Olivia and wanting to spend the day with her.  Steve and Olivia turn on their TV. 

Jerry has taken over the airwaves in hopes of getting everyone’s attention. 

 

 


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Perkie's picture
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I did not like seeing Tracy lowering herself and bedding Joe Scully Junior. Gross.

Is Jerry's genius plan to put junk in the water supply then tell people two seconds later that he's done it? Shouldn't he wait til people have started drinking it? Won't they simply just not drink it now? And do people still drink tap water anymore?

So the all knowing Jason is back? We had a reprieve for a little while and now it's over.

It is so good to have Jax back.

Am I the only one who thought Ewen was going to cry when Olivia called him the devil!!

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I'd love it if Jax was back for good! I miss him! I know there is some love for Carly/Johnny but I have never really felt them as a couple. I've always really liked Carly/Jax!

I like that Liz isn't just blindly doing as Jason says, but I also like that she isn't completely sold on Ewen's 'innocence'. Even though she wants to believe he is a saint, there is something in the back of her mind, a nagging thought, telling her that there is something off about him.

I hated the fact that Tracy hopped into bed with Joe Jr. She is SO much better than that.

And I really don't like Luke/Anna as a romantic pair. Friends, yes. Couple, no.

I sort of laughed when Jason presented his findings to Liz. To paraphrase-'But he is Australian....and he went to Alaska...'

Ewen did look like he was about to break down when Olivia called him the devil. Perhaps his conscious is eating away at him.

And of course the Liason fan in me absolutely loved the Jason/Liz scene.

Excellent points about Jerry revealing his master plan as soon as he set it in motion Perkie! Another example of GH not understanding the concept of time passing.

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GH in the day used to be written so intelligent. The beat of the drama was so good. I think the writing has gotten lazy across the board on all the soaps. There isn't anymore suspense, no more edge of my seat moments and no OMG I never saw that coming twists. Characters have no distinct personalities and I miss the relationships, I miss relationships between friends and
Families. Where are the stories like BJ's death and Maxie's heart transplant? They wrote that slowly and let it evolve, the audience felt all that pain and fallout for a long time. I wish they could write a show that the audience invested in. Get rid of the useless characters. The Kristina's, Trey's, Joe Scully's. No one cares about these people, they are FF material. Give the audience back the characters we have spent the majority of our lives caring about and write them as the people we have come to know.

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Perkie Im guessing that the issue is its in everything...jax showered, liz showered, todd showered and drank. I was thinking even though i hadnt showered this am (i showered last night and then early this evening) and I drank bottled water, I put a tablespoon of water in my eggs earlier today. All the docs at the hospital would have washed their hands a bunch of times. etc. etc.

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Todd and Carly are a must couple. Hate Jax. Can't believe Jason didn't think of Jerry instead of Jax.
Like Tracy away from Luke but Joe is a horrible actor. Need more Shawn and Alexis. It must be Faison behind this, and the person Jerry is reporting to.

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But something Jerry said the other day made me think the poison would work if injested, so I assumed he wanted everyone to drink it. I just don't see how washing in it would cause harm. But then again, I don't know how someone can put twelve vials of poison in a giant reservoir of water and it not be completely diluted to nothing!!!

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Actually I only know this because of my FM but taking an average shower is the equivalent of drinking 8 glasses of water and you ingest it through your skin which is the bodies largest organ. If you put anything on your skin its basically like eating it thus drinking bottled water and then taking a shower in unfiltered water defeats the whole purpose of filtering your water.

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Water is used to brush your teeth, drinking, bathing, cooking, cleaning, feed your crops,etc.

Tracy had a ONS! You go girl! I am so glad that Tracy is not sitting around waiting on Luke to bring his pasty self back into her arms. Blech.

I am so glad that Liz is not just jumping on Jason's train that Ewen is the bad guy.

Anna romantically with Luke is just so gross. Blech.

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Thanks for the enlightenment EET! I never thought that taking a shower could make you feel so unclean! lol

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woooo! go Tracy!

let that old man get your va-jay-jay!!!

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Yep its a good idea to have a filter on your shower - which reminds me im overdue to change mine. Also its a good idea to look at the list of ingredients in any product you put on your skin because you are essentially eating it. If most of the ingredients sound like they come from a chem lab I usually take a pass, especially with things like body lotions.

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Long-time reader, 1st time writing.

Sad to see Tracy degrade herself with the grossness that is Joe Jr.

Who does Anna find in that bed? Too soon to be Robin--maybe it's another "Scorpio"--Georgie! That would complicate things for Spinelli and Maxie. And maybe make Spinelli tolerable.

So the LSD made Olivia psychic? Does that mean Lulu really is pregnant?

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Long-time reader, 1st time writing.

Sad to see Tracy degrade herself with the grossness that is Joe Jr.

Who does Anna find in that bed? Too soon to be Robin--maybe it's another "Scorpio"--Georgie! That would complicate things for Spinelli and Maxie. And maybe make Spinelli tolerable.

So the LSD made Olivia psychic? Does that mean Lulu really is pregnant?

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Welcome Lucy D. And technically speaking she was but L'S (Lulu) pregnancy was a "chemical pregnancy" that registered as a false positive... Innocent

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Thanks SwanQueen59. I saw that, but i think there's more to it. Seemed too fast.

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Tracy's Tryst: On the one hand, I think this is a great thing. Joe might be "gross" to us the audience, but objectively speaking he's sort of the kind of guy who would be right in her wheelhouse....so to speak. I also love that it shows Tracy as a vibrant, sexual being who still can get hot and bothered instead of being relegated to the Soap Opera Women's Asexual Old Age Home & Infirmary. BUT, on the other hand, there might be more going on here than meets the eye.

Despite complaints about Tracy "lowering herself," it's not like Tracy knows who Joe, Jr. actually is, now is it? Yet, the way they've been playing their scenes, it is very clear that Joe Jr. knows exactly who Tracy is....which leads me to this bit of non-spoilery speculation:

There is a bit of history going on here to keep in mind: do people not recall that Tracy Quartemaine actually headed up the mob after marrying old man Gino Soleito back when she lived in New York (on a little show called "The City")? Tracy Quartermaine was a mobster and at the end of that series, a pretty gleeful one at that! This is the same Gino Soleito, who impregnated Claudia Zacharra who had Johnny...which makes Tracy sort of Johnny's step-mother.

Also recall further that since Joe, Jr. was long gone and banished from New York by the time Tracy showed up there and became The Original Mob Princess, she would not know him. But he would definitely know her.

To that end, let's also keep in mind that Anthony Z. (may he rest in....er...) found out about Tracy's mob embezzlement from the Soleito's to help rescue her daddy's company, which was his leverage to blackmail her into marriage in the first place — in an effort to launder money through ELQ.

It was only a couple of weeks ago that Joe Jr. made a very specific pitch: he tried to convince Johnny that as a half-Zacharra/half-Soleito, they should join forces to resurrect the Zacharra/Soleito/Scully empire to take down Sonny once and for all. Although Johnny declined, the Solieto angle was played very heavily in those scenes, which leads us to...

What if Joe Jr. (who has been keeping tabs on quite a few things) is looking to finish what Anthony started as part of his own plan to reclaim the Scully empire and destroy Corrinthos: get Trey to marry Kristina as a buffer between himself & Sonny, make money to through Jerry to help fund said plan and get as close to Tracy as possible to get his hooks into ELQ.

Just a thought.

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LMAO off when Tracy was rubbing all over Joe's chest on Thurday's show. Hot damn. I, too, enjoyed seeing a woman Tracy's age getting a little "something something" early in the morning from Joe Scully, Jr. Party

I really wish GW had not changed Johnny's mother to Claudia, because Tracy would have been a better choice. Can you image Tracy Quartermaine Soleito giving up her mob baby in order to have money to save ELQ? Johnny would have been a Quartermaine & Soleito heir with a hatred for Mommy Tracy.

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hi J Barnard Jones, hi gurl!

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I find Joe Jr to be so sexy. The way he loves Trey and when he called him he kissed the phone. That was cute.

I love that Tracy is getting some. I just hope Joe Jr isn't evil and using her. I want Tracy to find someone who really likes her. I don't want her pining for Luke at ALL!

Also, thank gawd the actress who plays Tracy never had plastic surgery. She looks good and young enough to be with Joe Jr. (who is Sonny's age!)

Luke kissing Anna made vomit come out my ears. I can't take that.

Jason telling Liz he doesn't want to lose her made me happy. I can't lose Liz either Jason.

I really don't understand the whole Carly/Jax/Johnny thing. First Jax's daughter is sick so why wouldn't he be back. Hated Johnny talking crazy to Jax. Carly/Johnny needs to end. Not only did Jax come back looking fine as heck but the Carly/Jax chemistry is too strong. Jax brought out the best in Carly. I loved Carly and Jax and they need to be together. Otherwise I would go for a Liz/Jax pairing. I just need Jax back, peroid. We need a good romantic guy. Jax was written as prince charming especially the way he saved Brenda when she was crying in the rain. Guza tried to ruin Jax but he is still prince charming and we don't have one on the show anymore.

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@EET: I need a link to all of that! Yes, definitely toxins can be absorbed through your skin but what the what!?! about all that other stuff!

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I had no problem with Tracy getting some, my problem was that it was with Joe. Partly because I think he's playing her, which means she has blinders on yet again, and partly because it seemed as though she was on the rebound. Luke was going after Anna so she turns to the first guy she comes across, which happens to be oily Joe.

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I thought yesterdays epi was good. Can't wait for monday to find out who Anna finds on the stretcher. I have to work monday so gonna have to find a tv somewhere Smile So this thing with Olivia, she have a little esp or something? But the water isn't tainted yet right? So why was it glowing green already? Confused by that.

I also thought it was fast for Tracy to sleep with Joe. Someone i think clearly knows who she is.So who do we think Jerry was talking to on the phone? Partner Faison? I hope. He makes the most sense.

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I have no problem that Tracy slept with Jr. mainly because for me while I love the character I have no delusion about Tracy she has done a lot of very not nice things over the years and so a little payback is ok (if that's where this story is going) Besides I love that it was on her choice and she was lusting for him before Luke went off to save Anna.

Holy Bare Chest Day Batman...personally Ewen can walk around PC topless everyday and twice on Sunday

Can Olivia foresee a hairdresser in her future

God how I've missed Jax..him and Carly just have it

Bring on Monday

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The show starting off with great looking guys with no shirts was awesome!

I don't know why that it didn't bother me that Tracy hopped into bed with Joe. Especially, since I have fast forwarded thru most of his scenes before his Jerry connection. Mostly,I think it's fun! Any scene with Tracey is worth watching!

Would have loved more scenes with Jerry and Todd. More resistance from Todd or something.

So, I'm thinking that Oliva can see into the future with her new "mind". She thought LuLu was pregnant, Ewen is a bad guy, the water is poisonous....
It's a curious plot twist.

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See now, I think it makes perfect sense Tracy would fall into bed with Joe Jr. Luke basically dumped her for Anna who would be younger than Tracy and "more sexy" if you like that sort of type. What better to make Tracy feel still desirable?! I hated that while Luke flip-flop. Tracy and Luke were so funny together. Once people started getting on-board they just drop it. Then again, same with all their other couples I guess. Johnny/Olivia, Jason/Sam, Christina/Ethan, Maxie/Spinelli, Lucky/Liz, Alexis/Mac... all were, at one time or another, full of rooting power and then "poof"-- for unexplained reasons they are not only broken up by the writers but then they just go off with other people and never look back. (Well, except Jasam who are torturously given dumb material such as being soooo in-love and then Jason totally turning his back on his raped wife!)

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Is there anyone out there who is not happy to see Jax back? I don't think so.

I would like to see a Carly/Jax/Todd triangle. I don't care for Johnny at all and never have. He needs to go swimming at the reservoir.

Alot has been said about Joe Jr. But, you have to give him kudos for raising Trey on his own. Trey seems to be a good, unspoiled,kid,who, unfortunately, believes in his father who is not at all what he seems. Joe Jr. kept his background and current activities away from Trey. Michael and Morgan have grown up knowing who Sonny is and what he does. Michael even wants to emulate him so he can take over the bizness. Trey seems like a rather law abiding individual who is going to be hurt by learning how his father is using him. After Michael and Starr stop the wedding and the "truth" comes out, I'd like to see these four plan and work together to stop the impending war. As far as Trey being Kate's son, SO WHAT! She has no place in his life and should not have. (Still wonder if Connie was sleeping with Joe Jr. all along.)

Speaking of Trey: lots of chemistry with Starr and none at all with Kristina. I'd like to see this Kristina tested with Johnny. Michael and Starr have very little chemistry also.

I like Luke with Anna as friends with benefits. Since Tracy has become a caricature with her focus solely on HER money, she really isn't doing anyone any good -- or bad either. I thought her scene with Joe Jr. was just a little too virginally awkward. I can't believe that Tracy was blindsided by lust.

I thought there was supposed to be a Jason story line that involved changes in his StoneCold personality.

Looking forward to the return of Kristin Storm as Maxie.

Also looking forward to the unraveling of the Jerry Jax story: why did he do this? who is paying him? Jerry is money motivated, even when exacting revenge. Do he have an motivation other than money for destroying Port Charles?

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Jane Elliot just brings it. But yeah, I'm conflicted, too. On the one hand I'm enjoying mature, sexually-liberated Tracy as she kicks Luke to the curb. On the other hand, I'm kinda creeped out that she's doing it with that patronizing skeezer Joe Jr.

Speaking of Richard Steinmetz: I swear, I almost never bash actors, (so please forgive me), but he could really up his game if he used a little Denture Cream once in a while. Whew! I've wanted to say that for a LONG time!

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Love to see Tracy in almost ANY story. She raises the game of those around her and finally made joe jr. an interesting character.

SOOO happy to see Jax back on the canvas. As Ive been saying from the first rumor of todd coming, we now need lorenzo, skye and blair. what a hell of a sextet that would be. We desperately need "good guys" on the canvas and I didnt quite realize how important the character was to the show until he was gone, especially if he is written as he was back in the day (when my jax love was IMMENSE and NOT as the douchey jerkface he was a lot of the time in the last few years before guza dumped him.

I like luke and anna on a mission but not as a romantic couple. the kiss was all kinds of ick.

Why doesnt liz trust Jasons judgement after all the years they have been friends?

I think the girl in the bed is Emily. Just my gut. I hope that means more Monica.

Now that jerry has said he is jerry craig on local television and he is copping to the water crime they cant have him roaming around the city for a storyline down the road. If hes caught he should be prosecuted for the MC hostage crisis. I hope jax doesnt make ANY excuse for him this time.

I liked the carly todd scene. I hated the johnny jax scene.

I liked the cgi effect with ewan.

I get where they are going with olivias hair - shes in the hospital and cant get dolled up - but I find it odd that nobody just brushed her hair in to a fugly ponytail.

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The shots of Ewen as the devil totally creeped me out.

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I am surprised that no one here has yet mentioned Tracy's rumination about how she does not normally have one night stands, like "SCOTTY or Monica". Interesting, huh, when one considers that Kate invoked the name of Lucy Coe when talking with Todd on a recent episode; AND when the rumor mill has is that actress Jen Lilly may come back as Lucy, Scott and Dominique's daughter Serena Baldwin.