General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations


Tracy’s having more blood taken, in hopes of helping the doctors find the cure. Monica tells her there’s been a fatality. Tracy assumes its Edward until Monica says it’s Cook.

Todd covers Johnny’s face with his handkerchief, but Lulu arrives looking for Dante. She yells at him to use his jacket to stop the bleeding. When Carly shows up with the car, Lulu says she’s going to search for Dante. Carly orders Todd to drive them to the hospital.

Alexis asks Jerry to let her go, since Sonny and Jax will be hunting them down. Jerry explains about the bomb and that they’re leaving. Alexis agrees to go willingly, if he deactivates the bomb and give hers girls the serum. Otherwise she says he’ll have to sleep with one eye open. Jerry says she can’t hurt him. She reminds him of her Cassadine roots and not to underestimate her. Jerry swears he’ll deactivate it once they’re safely gone.

John figures they need to diffuse the bomb before they can bring the serum to the hospital. Neither he nor Dante know how. John calls a buddy on the bomb squad. Lulu shows up, determined to be with Dante to the end. The two help John with the bomb.

Jax tells Sonny that he’ll save Alexis, since it’s on him to deal with Jerry.

At the hospital, Johnny tells Carly that he needs to confess something to her. Johnny’s taken into an exam room and Carly wonders what Johnny was going to confess. She asks Todd what they were arguing about. Todd says Johnny doesn’t deserve her, he lied to her and hasn’t changed. Steve tells Carly that Johnny is stable, but may not make it to surgery and to spend time she has left with him.

Patrick tells Monica he’s got the cure, but only one dose. It took a long time to make and they don’t have time to make more to save everyone. Joe wonders who’ll get the dose. Patrick gives it to Monica and says he’s going to spend his time with Emma.

Tracy says Edward needs the serum but Monica says she has to follow federal guidelines and give it to a doctor who can then save others. Tracy says the serum came from her blood and she wants to save her father, but Monica refuses.

Patrick sits with Emma and admits to her that he’s sick too. Emma asks if they don’t’ get better will they see Mommy. Edward is wheeled in and spots Patrick and Emma. Tracy shows Edward the vial and tells him to drink it.

Monica goes to Patrick to complain that Tracy stole the vial from her to give to Edward. Tracy comes out and tells them that Edward wants Emma to have it, that he refused it. Patrick says there’s protocol, but Tracy says what the Qs steal, they own and it’s hers to give. Monica chooses to look the other way and Tracy tells Patrick to give Emma the medicine which he does and thanks Edward.

Jerry ties Alexis in the boat and heads out. Jax gets the keys of the boat and demands Jerry let Alexis go. He says he’ll protect Jerry, because he still loves his brother. Jerry says he can’t be protected, because he’s dying. He explains that when he was shot the bullet gave him radiation sickness. The cure came at a high price that he’s still paying off. Jax asks again for Jerry to go with him, but he refuses. Jax throws the keys in the water. Jerry gets angry and the two fight, until Jerry gets the best of Jax.

Sonny and Shawn band together and find Alexis and get her off the boat. Alexis tells them about the bomb in the briefcase. Shawn takes Alexis away but Sonny stays behind to deal with jerry. Alexis thanks Shawn for helping save her life and the two kiss.

Jerry declares he’s going to blow Jax’ head off, but Sonny shoots him in the arm. The the two start shooting at each other. One of them hits a gasoline tank, which then catches on fire.

John decides he’ll stay to finish taking the bomb apart, so Dante and Lulu leave. John looks at a photo of Liam and Natalie and cuts the red wire. An explosion goes off.

18 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Perkie
    Perkie

    I cried so hard at the Patrick/Emma/Tracy/Edward scenes. John Ingle looked so frail. I’m sure Edward will die from this, having saved Emma’s life. Jane Elliot certainly seemed like she was playing that scene likt it would be the last time we see Edward and they did say there would be another death other than Ewen’s.

    Well done by everyone today.

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    JASAMMABBY

    I loved, loved, loved Edward, Patrick and Emma. It was so Edward to have done that for Robins little girl. I just loved the whole show today.. So well done. I said it in another thread but I can not think of many actors who can make me ball with just one line. Really just Tracy doing his dialogue and him waving at little Emma. Ohh-Emma is just such a little gem. This episode is totally what makes a soap for me.

    I do hope that won’t be the last I see of Edward. I loved Monica thinking of Cook as family. I am sad to say for a minute I thought she was talking about Alice and I did cry.. Loved Lante- Lulu’s- “We live or die- either way we are doing it together”. McBain telling Natalie and Emma goodbye. Even Jax and Sonny working together..

    So well done- and alot of my thanks go to Edward, Tracy, Monica, Patrick and Emma.. Thank you for having those scenes. Thank you for renewing my connection of Robin and the Q’s. Ohhh and Tracy breaking down when she was talking to Monica.. The best!!!

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    tfcocs

    I admit it—I started crying when I saw the now gaunt and ill John Ingle (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0408834/) roll into the hospital in a wheel chair. My heart broke into a million pieces when I heard his now raspy voice struggle to tell “Tracy” that he loved her. The man is an actor’s actor, managing to convey emotion silently, as his illness and ageing constrict his ability to ply his trade.

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    soapjunkie88

    Edward’s scenes were heartbreaking and it may be the last time we saw John Ingle as the Quartermaine patriarch. I cried during the scene with Tracy and Edward winking back at Emma just got to me. It wasn’t just Edward that looked frail – it was John Ingle. I wish him that he gets better … I so hope that we haven’t seen the last of Edward. It would just be so sad. John Ingle is a pro and I’m thankful for his return – even with his health problems. As of now this 20 yrs with him as Edward have been nothing but fantastic. Always at his A game. A true actor who you just know loves his job and someone who loves this industry. I don’t want to make this sound like a goodbye or something … just share my opinion about this wonderful actor and amazing unique character.

    Today’s episode was a good one.

    I believe that Johnny is the one going to die. I don’t see them killing off Edward right now. But Johnny … would make sense. And it would fit with Brandon Barash’s contract being up. Don’t want to spread any rumors. I just have a feeling it could be him, considering someone other than Ewen is supposed to die and Johnny just seems in very bad shape. I could see him confessing to Carly about what happened to Hope and Cole before dying. Carly as of now has three men in her life. This is at least one too many. So I believe they go for a Jax/Carly/Todd triangle IF Jax is going to stay.

    The cliffhanger was great. Now that was an ending that I expected last week. ;)

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    Tris Drake

    I was crying the minute Jax told Jerry he still loved him. By the time they got ro Patty,Emma and Edward I was a mess. If only Sonny had the decency to shut up and die. Him yapping about going after Jerry was a joke and distracting.

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    Steph570

    I loved today’s show. The pacing was perfect, the dialogue and acting were spot on and it was great to see John Ingle once again. Today made me laugh and cry, bravo!

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    sweetiepie

    I had read that today’s Eli might very well be the last time we saw Edward QUartermaine. I was prepared for some great dialog between Tracy and Edward. I was not prepared for a very frail John Tingle doing his last scenes with Jane Elliot. The emotion in the scene where Tracy asked her father to take the antidote were raw and real. The scene at the elevator was wonderfut too, it all just worked so well. BRAVO to areally good episode!!

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    logan_echolls

    Been watching GH for years, this really hurt to see Edward so so and sick. I still think of the PC of the 90’s when Edward went around deceiving ppl, lying, scheming, etc. To see him barely able to speak really hurt my soul.
    This happened very quickly. He was just on like 6 mos ago. I know he had a skin cancer thing that’s why he always had to wear the hat. Does his sickness have anything to do with that skin cancer? He can barely talk!

    I really loved that Sonny told Jax to stay down. For me that was a huge moment. Even though Sonny is always trying to kill Jax, he really needs Jax in his life. Sonny needs an enemy to hate. Sonny needs Jax.

    I even loved the Lante moment although I still wish for a Lulu/Johnny reunion. I loved them. Loved the Alexis/Shawn scene. Liked seeing Shawn in all his glory. Sonny struggling to stand up really got to me too. First time I’ve seen Sonny weak. If they were Guza, Sonny would have been walking on water toward the boat and just melted Alexis’ ropes with his stare.

    I just hope somehow Joe Jr and Tracy become a great couple. I just love them. I do like that Edward gave Robin’s daughter the serum.

    Carly loves Johnny? I’m so over this relationship because it’s so contrived. I don’t care if Kate was really Connie, JOhnny was still Johnny and he slept with her. The real Carly would never forgive that. She went crazy when Jax was raped by Jerry’s old girlfriend. So if today wasn’t telling, Natalie is for sure coming to GH and I can’t wait to see Sam v Natalie!!!!!!!!

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    Ryan-Scott

    Wonderful episode. I pray for John Ingle. That poor baby. Tracy’s voiceover at the end was perfect.

    “This isn’t off the rack” from Todd was great when Lulu asked for his jacket to stop Johnny from bleeding.

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    Clifford

    Wow…very well done episode today. It stayed constant to the plot throughout the hour (meaning it was nice not to have the “Sam’s baby” sub-story inserted). Thanks for keeping up the Daytime Drama GH, looking forward to tomorrow. Thus far a great week of GH viewing!

    It was thrilling and heartbreaking at the same time seeing John Ingle but I think the writers, show, and actor are handling his health as best they can in giving due credit to this long term character. How amazing was it to see Tracy try and save her father’s life with the antidote considering decades ago she denied him his medication and watched him have a heart attack in front of her! Talk about full circle. The Tracy/Monica elevator scene was a nice touch as well. Really enjoyed the “balance” of this episode and the character usage throughout it.

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    js3557

    The JI scenes were amazingly heartbreaking. I haven’t felt this way since Alice Horton died on DOOL. Before that, the last time I felt that way was when Tom Horton died on DOOL. You don’t realize how attached you are to these characters until they are gone. So sad.

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    ANGELWENDY15

    I have to agree with everyone, I also cried during the scenes of Edward and Tracy, and then him giving the antidote to Emma. I heard John Ingles was ill, but I was shocked how frail he looked. I wonder if he had a stroke, because they tried not to have him speak much. Kudos to him for coming on the show, he was always a class act, and you could see the love between him and the always fabulous Jane Elliot. I wonder too if Edward will die. But, I’m glad we got such loving, emotional scenes, which is very typical of Ron C.’s writing. Loved the whole show, even though, some of the action scenes were a bit over-the top. But, this is a soap opera, and I accept it.

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    CinLee

    I wondered too if he had had a stroke, but a few months ago, my father was doing very poorly and he sounded much the same. I’ve always loved John Ingle and to me he is the true Edward Quartermaine…oh I liked the original but JI just gave it something more. I would love to hear him harrumph and call Luke a reprobate again. I’m glad he is getting better treatment than Anna Lee did and if this was indeed his last scenes, I’m glad we all got the chance to say goodbye together.

    I also think the action scenes might have been better not in that episode, instead focusing on the victims at the hospital. I caught myself wondering about the wisdom of a bio-terrorism story so close to 9/11.

    My heart is still breaking, and as much as Edward loved Robin, it was the perfect touch and so Edward-like to insist her daughter have the antidote. It was classy all of the way and every time I think about the Edward scenes I start crying.

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