General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations


Jerry tells Jax that Ewen killed their father. Jax refuses to believe at first, but Jerry explains about seeing Ewen injecting their father with a slow acting poison, because their father stole the cards from Ewen’s.  Jax is angry that Jerry stood by and watched. Jerry says it was too late, that their father was too weak to fight.  

Jerry says he didn’t stop Ewen and then used it to blackmail him.  Jax doesn’t understand why he never saw that Jerry was a sociopath. Jerry says he grieved for their father and is sorry for the pain he caused Jax.  Jax is angry that Jerry wants to wipe out the town. Her says he’s a murderer for money.  Jerry yells that it was never about the money, but doesn’t explain what it was about.  He swears that once he gets his money, that Jax will get treatment.  A policeman arrives and Jax declares that he’s ending things now. He fights with the cop, grabs his gun and gets Jerry out. 

Ewen’s angry that Jason found them and warns that he’ll kill Jason.   Jason wants to know where Jerry has the counteragent. Ewen swears he doesn’t know.  Liz swears she believes Ewen, who claims only he can get the antidote from Jerry.  Liz tries to reassure and placate him.  Jason says he knows about Ewen’s connection to the Jacks family. Ewen admits to killing daddy Jacks.  Liz assures him that he’s not a killer, that he simply made a mistake and begs him to put his gun down. 

Jason tells Ewen to let Liz go.  Ewen says that he loves her and that he’ll be the one to fix this, not Jason. He shoots Jason in the leg. 

Joe’s getting sicker as Tracy’s feeling pretty good and doesn’t understand why.  Todd shows up and tells Tracy that he needs 17, 622, 000.00 from her in order to give Jerry his ransom. Todd mentions the amount Jerry wants. Tracy realizes Todd’s only asking for 1/5th and wonders who the other three suckers are.  Todd asks who’s the richest 1% in town are other than Sonny. 

Johnny tells Carly that looters have hit the Star and taken everything. Carly asks about the safe. Johnny says that was Luke’s and he can’t get into it.  Carly worries about Josslyn being without parents. She is reassured that her boys aren’t infected.  Johnny hopes the police will give Jerry what he wants.   Both Carly and Johnny get a text from Todd to meet him at the Q mansion.  

John thinks Jerry might have hid the cure with the cards and wonders where they are.  Sam says she got rid of them because she realized they were bad luck. The last person she knows that had them was Tracy.   

Sonny tells Kate that he warned Joe to leave town.  He gets a call from Todd to meet him at the Qs and heads off.   Kate is surprised when Steve tells her what Ewen has been up to.  She remembers that Ewen wanted to tell her something, that he was conflicted. She’s certain Jerry is forcing Ewen to do this.  She’s certain that Ewen won’t hurt Liz.    

Sonny, Carly and Johnny show up at the Q mansion. Todd explains that he needs their money.  At first, everyone balks that they can’t get their hands on that kind of cash.  Carly says her money is all in the hotel. Todd points out that she’s still married to billionaire Jax.  Todd asks Johnny about being heir to a mob fortune. Johnny says he’s a club owner now and has no access to that money anymore.  Sonny says he’s only a coffee importer.  Todd says they can’t stand by and do nothing and let Jerry win

Sam and John show up at the Q mansion, asking Tracy about the dead man’s hand.  She tells them that Luke had it last, likely at the Star. 

Liz yells at Ewen, saying she doesn’t love him, but that it has nothing to do with Jason.  Ewen says he trusted her and is distracted enough for Jason to shoot him.  Jason tells Liz to grab Ewen’s gun and manages to untie herself.  Liz checks on both men’s wounds and claims Ewen needs to get to a hospital. 

At the hospital, Kate’s angry that Jason shot Ewen.  Steve doesn’t care about Ewen. Kate tells him that he took an oath to help.  Jason reminisces about all the times that Liz has saved him.  He tells Liz that she knows how he feels about her and he wouldn’t have let Ewen hurt her. 

Sonny agrees to the ransom demand, as does Johnny. Johnny says he’ll do it for Carly, but that it will hard to pull together.  Tracy says Edward holds the purse strings. Todd points out that they’ve all lied and stolen from loved ones before and they need to do this to prevent people dying.  All four make their calls. 

Joe goes to the PCPD as Jax is taking Jerry out.  The two fight and Joe manages to get Jerry out and to Ewen’s safe house.  Joe says Jerry owes him. 

The group of 1% show up at the PCPD to see Jerry, but find Jax roughed up. Jax says Jerry has escaped. 

Sam and John find the safe at the Star and Sam cracks it open and finds the cards.  She says she also found something else and John asks if it’s the counter agent. 

38 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Perkie
    Perkie

    I love Todd. I know I shouldn’t and yet, he cracks me up and I want to marry him and have his sarcastic babies!!!

    There were so many good one liners today, it’s hard to pick the best one. Although Todd spitting out Tracy’s gross soup and JOhnny telling his guy to put the money in a brief case, not a bag, were also right up there.

    Aww Jax, you big handsome dummy.

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    CinLee

    One of my fave lines: Sonny to Kate: Kate, I wouldn’t use my own car.

    Todd had so many great lines that I can’t choose one, but I loved the touch of looking at his hand each time he wanted to tell someone how much they had to put in. For someone who’s done such bad things, Todd is so downright lovable!

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    CinLee

    Oh! I remember the one I liked from Todd “Where I come from, they say it’s easier to ask forgiveness than permission.”

    Johnny (or was it Sonny?) “They say that in Pennsylvania?”

    Todd: “The Amish say it all of the time.”

    Too funny!

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    Tris Drake

    Johnny yelling at the guy on the phone was a hoot. And I hated scummy Joe manhandling my eye candy Jax. This show needs Ingo back for good. And I really Wish Kate would drop dead with all her Ew pom pom waving.

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    Clifford

    Tons and tons of classic lines today:

    Johnny to Todd when asked for money “I’m out of the business.” (meaning the mob)
    Todd to Johnny “Right, right…but as soon as you get out ‘they suck you back in’, isn’t that how that goes?” (in his best wiseguy voice).

    Todd yelling at Carly, Johnny, Sonny and Tracy “We do nothing and Jerry wins. And then he laughs at us with his funny accent and we’re all dead!”

    Todd to Sonny “Hey but you’re saving the town, right? So it’s kinda like ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’…starring Joe Pesci.”
    (Okay that last one really had me laughing, HARD)!

    Nice job on the dialogue today GH!

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    logan_echolls

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way Todd talks about Jax. IMO, he is talking about the Jax that first came to PC before Guza tried to ruin him. I can totally understand Todd having a crush on Jax, who doesn’t!

    Hate that after a wonderful week, they made Joe Jr evil again. Him and Tracy were perfection and now he’s pissed he gave her the cure. I totally can understand why. He feeling the pain now he regrets giving it to her. I still think he could have shared that with her.

    How could anyone NOT laugh when Todd told Johnny he can eat from the kid’s table. When he basically called Sonny Joe Pesci. Todd was perfection!!!!

    But the scene with Jason and Liz when she was patching him up was priceless. I needed that scene before SB leaves and Liason is no more. Jason bring up how many times Liz has saved him, Liz brings up the first time she found him. :) bestill my Liason heart.

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    soapjunkie88

    An episode full of great lines. I absolutely loved it.

    I love Todd. What a fun character. The Billionaire’s meeting at the Q mansion was awesome.

    Stupid move Jax … but I love you anyway.

    Liason!!!! :love: :love: :love:

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    maxsmom

    Ingo has returned looking better than ever. I wouldnt call myself a fan of the character or actor but damn, unemployment sure agreed with him.

    As a huge Roger Howarth fan, I am a bit biased but he was easily the best part of a very good episode.

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    GHFan777

    I LOVED my Liason scenes and also that they acknowledged the past when they were there for each other. However, I still feel bad for Ewen and the bus tracks on his back.

    Todd and the show dialogue were stellar yesterday. I laughed through the whole episode.

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    pjc722

    Sure, an episode filled with TOdd Manning throwing out one liners left and right. Hilarious to watch those scenes but then when you contrast them with the other scenes where there was drama… melodrama BIG time… it just made the episode uneven.

    I just wish there was more to the story than a deck of cards, a hairy chested doctor with a ‘funny accent’ killing Jax’s dad, and it all now being in a safe that no one can open. It all seems a bit flat when you look at how easily everyone in a short period of time have been able to deduce that the cards are in Luke’s safe that Jerry spent all this time plotting for the demise of a small town in upstate NY… EXCUSE ME, but I think the US government or NY state troopers would be WATER BOARDING JERRY, or interrogating him endlessly to find the antidote instead of say ALLOWING HIM TO HAVE VISITOR UPON VISITOR in his jail cell!

    It seems a bit far-fetched seeing that the town of Port CHarles has only a few hours left for several and the cops are bringing Jerry his meals and guests to chat with.

    I hope there is a bigger twist to this story when it comes close to the end. I am glad that this is not a HELENA CASADINE story because if I had to see that 80 yr old woman hold men at knife point who are a 1/3 her age and then she escapes I would be done with GH. Let’s just hope Jerry doesn’t disappear this time around.

    Speaking of helena and her knife, that blade must be SOOOOOO dull by now since she is always running her fingers along the edge and never a cut and holding it up to throats and barely a scratch! People of Port Charles, when Helena Casadine shows up again DO NOT WORRY, the blade of the knife is DULL. It won’t hurt you! And if you have been to the gym once or twice in the last 5 years you can take this 80 yr old woman EASILY!!! Just do it!

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    Ravennite613

    Thanks to all that went before me for summing up a perfect GH day for me.

    Todd you are too much and this is why I adore Roger H and why I followed him to ATWT and I am beyond thrilled he is on my GH.

    My Liason loving heart was on fire and I want to thank Cartini for giving me this chance to see them one last time. While I still believe that JaSam would have gotten together and Cartini would have found a way to turn Liz into the bad guy (though now I will never know) I commend them for giving me something and for that reason I will watch this show forever.

    Joe Jr. I can get why he would have second thoughts I mean when you finally get sick it opens your eyes, but I don’t think for one moment that his choice would have been different.

    The 1% club OMFG how hilarious were those scenes….Todd had me at “I thought you’d be taller” and sealed the deal with “you know where Jimmy Hoffa is buried”

    Cartini had me until…SuperSam opens the safe (I guess carrying his baby somehow allowed SuperJase’s power to passed along)…please this is Luke’s safe and while I know she was once a safe cracker…a safe of Luke’s would never be that easy to break into. I mean the girl took longer to break into Todd’s wall safe.

    Ok we are running low on pretty boys to look at..

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    Perkie

    Loved the JAx/Jerry scenes and their intensity. Good work from both Ingo and Sebastian. SR usually plays JErry as the mustache twirling villain, but here he was showing anger and resentment and doing a beleivable job.

    I was fine with Sam breaking into the safe, since it wasn’t about breaking in, so much as it was about what’s inside. But it did seem odd that she got in so quickly, considering how much effort she needed to put into gettting into Todd’s safe and that Johnny had just told Carly he hadn’t managed to get into it himself. Can’t play both sides like that, writers.

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    js3557

    Liason…sigh. Loved them and the nod to their history. I also loved how Jason told Liz, “You know I how feel about you”, because the last time they told eachother how they felt it was that they loved eachother but were afraid of “the danger”. He still loves her and always will.

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    GHvetfan

    I don’t care that Sam opened the safe. I find it hard to believe that Luke would keep anything valuable on a ship heno longer owns. Also, are we supposed to believe that Luke has had these “lucky” cards through the years of running down a child and almost burning to death. He lost Lucky to drugs. He hasn’t been having much luck. It kinda detracts from a story that wants me to believe that Jax got rich while his family owned them. How has the Spencer family prospered?

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    ANGELWENDY15

    Roger Howarth had me laughing thru all his scenes. I wonder, are his lines written or is there a lot of ad-libbing? His Joe Pesci remark and many others just made me laugh. He is such a HUGE plus to the show. I have mixed feelings about the whole Jerry Jax, poisoning the water/Cards storyline. But there have been great scenes between Jax and Jerry. With Steve Burton leaving, they should do all they can to keep Ingo on the show. He is looking hot (LOCE how Todd described him!). The scenes with Jason and Liz were nice, you can see there are still strong feelings between them. It’s sad in a way Jason will be leaving soon. I have a feeling Patrick will be Liz’s next love interest.

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    Perkie

    GHvetfan, Luke may have forgotten he had the cards stashed there. The last time I remember them being Luke’s possession, he had them framed and up on the wall, for the reopening of the Star or something. Once he let the place go to pot and Lulu bought it, she might have put the cards in the safe and Luke had no idea they were there, nor did he care about them anymore.

    The Jackes family got rich despite the cards not because of them, but daddy Jackes assumed his riches came from the cards, and therefore beleived he was going to die without them.

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    logan_echolls

    I totally get that Daddy Jacks thought of those cards as his good luck when really it was him that did it. But still, how can the Spencer family go through all that bad luck if Luke had the cards? He killed a kid! Ewen said those cards is what helped his family and without them his father went bankrupt. I still believe those cards should have helped Luke a little better. It just doesn’t fit with the storyline.

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    GHvetfan

    I want all of those things but I would never believe that Luke who is everything you said would ever leave anything valuable on a ship he no longer owns. So , yes, I want further information. I love the use of hostory and the vets as well as the returning faves. I don’t see where I was complaining about any of that in my post .

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    J Bernard Jones

    I find it hard to believe that Luke would keep anything valuable on a ship heno longer owns. Also, are we supposed to believe that Luke has had these “lucky” cards through the years of running down a child and almost burning to death. He lost Lucky to drugs. He hasn’t been having much luck. It kinda detracts from a story that wants me to believe that Jax got rich while his family owned them. How has the Spencer family prospered?

    AND

    I totally get that Daddy Jacks thought of those cards as his good luck when really it was him that did it. But still, how can the Spencer family go through all that bad luck if Luke had the cards? He killed a kid! Ewen said those cards is what helped his family and without them his father went bankrupt. I still believe those cards should have helped Luke a little better. It just doesn’t fit with the storyline.

    That is way too much of a literal interpretation of what’s gone down so far.

    As of yesterday’s episode, it was not established that the cards are actually in the safe that Sam cracked. They might be, they might not. But it has not been established that Luke has had them all this time; McBain & Sam asked Tracy and she said that Luke was the last person that had the cards as far as she knew.

    The other thing is that the notion in this context that the cards bring anyone “luck” is incorrect. Various people believe that these cards bring good luck or bad luck, but there has been nothing that establishes any real “magical” powers that these cards might have.

    Finally, the only reason why Luke would have the cards — if he has not sold them already — is because they are valuable, nothing more or less. Luke is both an avowed, proud atheist and has professed on multiple occasions that, while he believes in chance and coincidence, he does not believe in such a thing as “magical thinking” or actual “magic.”

    I just wish there was more to the story than a deck of cards, a hairy chested doctor with a ‘funny accent’ killing Jax’s dad, and it all now being in a safe that no one can open.

    There is. I keep reading the responses of many who “hate” that his story uses the little loved (and not wholly memorable) “Dead Man’s Hand” storyline from several years ago. But, as I think others have pointed out, Carlivati is doing everything that soap fans claim they want: he’s weaving in the history of the show (it might not be the history some fans would like, but history is history) to create an umbrella storyline involving literally the entire canvas (after years of criticism of GH being too mob centered) with a plot using current concerns (bioterrorism is a real threat in the real world). In so doing, Carlivati has managed to bring back 2 more popular characters (Jax & Jerry) for more than just an under-five cameo at somebody’s anniversary party, somewhat further humanized a totally unsympathetic one (Joe Jr.), provide backstory for a previous blank slate using said history (Ewen), re-revitalized Tracy (has Jane Elliot looked better & sexier in recent memory?), continued the recent Liason flirtation/bond and is using the story as a catalyst to spring Alexis back in the action and propel her toward a new romance with Sean. It is also ingratiating Todd & McBain more firmly in the canvas, while at the same time using a MEDICAL crisis — yes, we’ve seen virus/contagion stories before but it’s not another mob story — on a show called General Hospital in the old canvas-wide action/adventure/mystery vein that was the hallmark of Gloria Monty 1.0’s historic turnaround of the show.

    So, yep, more than just a deck of cards, a hairy chested doctor, and a safe — which, on balance, has a whole lot more realistic substance to it compared to GH’s history with left handed statues of little boys, global freezing machines, Aztec jewels, pop up Asian ghettos and Abercrombie & Fitch space aliens.

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    SwanQueen59

    J Bernard-Thanks for your perspective. It is much appreciated. I may not have a whole lot of love or interest in the Dead Man’s Hand aspect of this umbrella story, but if it’s helped to bring IR and SR back to the canvas I’ll be more than willing to pay attention. ;) Even if the original airing caused me to glaze over at times… 0:)

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    J Bernard Jones

    GHvetfan, I was responding to multiple posts (as quoted), not just yours alone.

    I would never believe that Luke who is everything you said would ever leave anything valuable on a ship he no longer owns. So , yes, I want further information.

    But, once again, there was nothing on yesterday’s show that actually established that the Dead Man’s Hand is in Luke’s safe on the Haunted Star.

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    js3557

    Actually….they did show John McBain and then Sam holding the cards at the end of the episode. Unless today they say they are fakes, the cards were in the safe. Either way, the card storyline was dumb then, and it’s dumb now…IMHO

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    J Bernard Jones

    js3557 wrote, in response to my response to GHvetfan:

    Actually….they did show John McBain and then Sam holding the cards at the end of the episode. Unless today they say they are fakes, the cards were in the safe.

    One of the beauties of the digital age is the ability to re-watch a show taped or streamed online. In my case, the ABC.com iPad app. So, just fired it up at the end of yesterday’s episode and you are…CORRECT….to a point:

    Sam opens the safe and says, “There they are.” (She should know, right?)
    McBain: “Let’s have a look.”
    She pulls out a small wooden box and hands them to McBain, who pulls out some flimsy looking playing cards without any fanfare or drama.
    Sam: “Anything else?”
    McBain: “Just cards.”
    Sam: “Whoa, there’s something else in here.” (Could this be what Jerry was alluding to in his confrontation with Jax when he said there was more to all of this mess than just the cards?)
    McBain: “The counter-agent?”
    Sam doesn’t answer but sighs.
    Smash cut to black.

    Is that really The Dead Man’s Hand? We’ll see. Until then, I stand corrected on the point that cards were actually shown.

    Methinks The Dead Man’s Hand is one of Hitchcock’s Macguffins, not one of Chekov’s guns.

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    liason4real

    Cards. Diamonds. Rabbits. Left handed boy. Whatever. I was more interested in the human aspects of the story than anything else. John Jacks and Ewen’s father both believed that the cards were lucky, but at no point did Ewen take a step back and realize that both men’s fixation was boarding on an obsession. Jerry just let Ewen get away with killing his father (yes, the man was on his death bed)in order to blackmail him down the road. That is totally messed up!

    The look on Jax’s face when Jerry told him that their father stole the cards in the first place from the Keenan family. Poor Jax may realize that his father and Jerry are cut from the same cloth.

    Liason is so pretty! I, too, enjoyed the nod to their history. It’s the third time that SBu has left the show just as Liason was about to get the middle of their story told. Sigh.

    Ewen is hot. Yep, I am fixated on the hot man! :)

    The 1% club was hilarious! Johnny just doesn’t cut it in the same arena as Todd/Carly/Jax!

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    Steph570

    @J Bernard I personally find the humanization of Joe Jr. to be sickening. Soaps have a long sordid history of redeeming rapists and I’m really not up for another one. I find it disturbing that after witnessing Kate’s graphic and shocking reenactment of her rape by Joe Jr., I’m supposed to have warm and fuzzy feelings for this guy. I would not put yet another reformed rapist on the list of things this soap fan wants.

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    GHvetfan

    Regardless of whether the cards were in the safe, John and Sam believed they would be. Why? Luke doesn’t own the club. Why are the two of them going to Tracy and asking for them and expecting her to hand them over without explaining? The dead man’s hand never made sense and still doesn’t.

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    GHvetfan

    Perhaps people are simply using DC for it’s intended purpose of discussing their thoughts, questions, concerns, and yes the parts of the show they enjoyed. Perhaps, I am simply confused and DC only wants our likes.

    Even if someone only posted negative comments everyday, they are still showing an interest. That is a positive.

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