General Hospital: Perkie's Observations



Jax tells John that the dead man’s hand played a big part in his family. His father acquired the cards and thought they brought him luck. His father lost the cards and eventually his will to live.

Anna doesn’t understand why Luke lied to Robert. Luke tells her about Helena being after Ethan and Robert trying to end his own life. Anna wonders how it helped to give Robert a replacement child. Luke says she kept it together after Robin’s death, but that it broke Robert. Anna complains that it was all a lie. It sent Robert after a pretend son, while she was alone to bury her real daughter.

Luke again says he was trying to save Robert’s life. Anna asks why he never told her the truth at the time or certainly before they slept together. She says this will hurt Robert. There’s nothing worse than chasing a lie, as she did. What Luke did is no different than what Heather did to her.

Anna wonders what happens when Robert finds out the truth. It will be like losing another child. Luke says time will have healed those wounds. Anna feels Robert will be furious and Luke needs to fix this, which he promises to do. Anna says she needs to go home, to her job and deal with life without Robin. Luke wonders what happens with them, but Anna doesn’t know.

Jason gets a hold of Spinelli, who has followed Ewen’s trail from Alaska to Arizona, where he became John Jacks’ psychiatrist. Jason tells him that Ewen grabbed Liz and about the phone call. Spin asks to hear the recording of the call and places several different sounds. He tells Jason where he thinks Liz and Ewen were during the recording.

Ewen’s taken Liz to a farm that he owns and explains that he lost his childhood home thanks to John Jacks. He destroyed Ewen’s father and then prospered from it. Ewen explains that his father owned the cards, that they were worth a lot and that father Jacks stole them. The Keenen family lost everything and lost their farm. His father died a broken man, while the Jacks family became billionaires. Liz asks what Jerry has over him, because she doesn’t want to die without knowing why.

Liz begs Ewen to tell her what he did. Ewen says he kept tabs on the Jacks and followed them to Alaska. His intent was to steal the cards back. He became John’s psychiatrist and travelled to Arizona with him, where he lost his will to live.

Todd wants to know what Jerry wants in exchange for the antidote. Jerry tells him the amount and claims it has a great significance to his family. Jerry points out that Todd is wealthy and might have a family he needs to save. Todd says his family is out of town and he’s not that rich.

John kicks Todd out. Todd wants them to raise the money to give Jerry. John says then all the crackpots will pull this to get money. John says doctors are trying to figure out the counter agent, but Todd leaves in disgust. Sam asks if John knows where the counter agent is. John asks if she knows where the cards are.

Jax asks Jerry why this is about the dead man’s hand. Jerry sarcastically says it meant a lot to dear old dad. Jax says their father loved Jerry too. However, Jerry says he loved Jax more and Jerry took the brunt when father’s schemes didn’t work out. Jax says their father asked for him. Jerry says he was there, but Jax didn’t recognize him since he’d had the surgery done to his face. Jax says they could have found the cards together. Jerry says he’s the one who stole the cards from their father in the first place, with AJ’s help. Jax says their father lost his will to live because of that and that he killed their father. Jerry complains that Jax put all his faith in the psychiatrist, who happened to be Ewen Keenen.

Via flashback, Ewen explains that Jax was with his father at his bedside and heard him say he was going to get the cards back. Jax asks Ewen to make sure his father held onto hope. Ewen promised to give his father the best care he deserved. Jerry catches Ewen injecting his father’s IV with a drug, but allows his father to die. He says he won’t report Ewen, but will use this against him.

Ewen tells Liz that it was about honor and a promise to make John Jacks pay. Liz asks if he killed Jerry and Jax’s father. Ewen admits it. Ewen says Jerry has been blackmailing him with it and made him do unspeakable things, but he can’t tell her what. Liz asks if he’s going to go and shoot Jerry. Ewen only wants the antidote so he can save her. Liz asks to go with him, but Ewen doesn’t want her near Jerry. Jason arrives, gun blazing.


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liason4real's picture
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Ghvetfan,,,

1) Sam was in the scene in order for KeMo to reach her minimums for the week.

2)I have no idea. I thought the mention of DMH was to indicate how Jerry met Ewen which is totally lame. Seriously. Ewen should have figured out after eavesdropping on Jax/John that the DMH cards had been stolen over and over with each family eventually losing their wealth.

3)Jason has poor timing! Ewen was about to let out all of his secrets.

4)I don't know why Jason was talking to Spinelli, when the one scene at the PCPD interrogation room had a police officer already looking for Liz.

5)Anna would never let Luke any where near her lips or body. Luke is gross!

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Vet we actually agree - i wanted ewan to spill and i wanted anna to smack lol

Maxsmom im holding out judgement til we get further in. we only are really on day one of the cards reference. Im going to wait to see if it ties in or what.

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Sam was at the pcpd because her mom was there trying to get info out of jerry. I think too that john must have asked her there because I believe she said she was expected.

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curacaoman wrote:
I am sure lame base stories like this is the reason the ratings keep tanking. Sure there is great use of the whole cast and the suspense is built up amazingly. The underlying stories are CRAP though. Say bye, bye to GH very soon!

*****

Well said. If you could watch the show without any understand of the underlying plots, it all looks good. But if I were to try to explain this plot to a soap or non-soap fan, I think they'd laugh.

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Well I hope they find something for Sam to do because this looked like she was simply following John around. She has already done that for oh about eight years with Jason. If they cannot find her a purpose, I hope they gave Kelly Monaco a chance to choose the couch in McPains apartment. She will be sitting on it an awful lot.

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Yeah Sam sits on the couch from time to time but she also jumps off buildings, dangles from bridges, rides motorcycles, shoots villains, jumps in to exploding buildings, escapes exploding boats and tackles bad guys. So much better than having a story line where all you do is carry a clipboard around and nose in to other peoples business.

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Love EET Thanks for saving me the trouble.. For me I never get the couch sitting thing with Sam. The only time I saw her there was when she and Jason were knockin boots and when she was of course planning her wedding because he put a ring on it.. That was her home- and I can hardly blame Jason for not being able to keep his hands off her..

At the police station she wasn't just sitting there. Todd, John and Jax were asking her opinion. Todd trying to get her on his side. I enjoy it because these are looking like the new big dogs on the set. So the fact that she keeps being in scenes with them makes me very happy- and she of course has a ton of chem with both. She has been all over the place with all these new characters..

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Pfft. The only "dangling" Sam has ever done on this show is to hang onto the testicles of Jason, and now John. Sam showed up at the PCPD because of John and not her mother. She wants to make sure that her new man does not run off before she pulls out the peepshow costume, negligee and bikini outfits!

Liz works at the hospital, if visitors show up and want to discuss their personal business in her environment that's their fault and not hers.

I worked in an office for years and the stuff that co-workers would discuss in the hallways and open areas was bizarre! Big smile

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Liason - the information you can pick up in the restrooms and the cafeterias is amazing and the elevator is out of this world.