HomeTVGeneral HospitalGeneral Hospital: Perkie’s Observations Perkie October 9, 2012 General Hospital, TV Recap 18 Comments Luke makes his grand return to Port Charles and decides to catch up with Lulu. She tells him about Heather’s escape, and in return, he tells her about Anna’s trip to Switzerland. Luke says they became closer, but things went south when he confessed about Robert. Lulu’s proud of him for telling Anna the truth. Luke also informs his daughter that he found Robert and told him everything. Robert didn't take the news well either. Lulu asks if Luke saw Ethan. Luke tells her that Ethan is happy, but likely won’t be coming back because of Helena. Lulu hopes Anna forgives Luke. Anna demands to know who is the mysterious, but familiar looking man in front of her. Duke tries to convince her that the man who died in her arms wasn’t him, but an imposter. Anna doesn’t believe him, so Duke tells her to kiss him and she’ll know for sure. He then tells her to get Robin, because she’ll recognize him. Anna tells him Robin is dead, just like Duke should be. Anna explains about going to the clinic to find Robin and quickly becomes enraged. She decides to arrest Duke for fraud and break and entering. Duke plays to Anna's emotions and recites a few memories, word for word, that only he would know. He tells her that he remembers everything and those memories gave him hope to return to her. Anna realizes that it really is Duke, and the two hug. Dante tells Olivia that they’re looking for both Joe Junior and Heather. Olivia says she had another premonition and thinks Heather’s in town. Olivia wants to assist in finding Heather and promises to let him know what else she sees. Then, she excitedly says she has a premonition of him and Lulu and a baby. Heather says she’s brought Steven a new baby brother. He tells her that it’s wrong and she needs help. He wants to check the baby, but realizes that she doesn’t have the baby with her at all. He violently takes out the blankets stuffed in the carrier. Steve asks if she left the baby alone somewhere, because he could be in danger. Heather assures him the baby is safe, but if something happens to her, no one will find him. Heather wants them all to be a family, but Steven says they aren’t the baby’s family. He firmly tells her Sam is the baby's mother. Heather doesn’t think Sam deserves the baby and decides she’ll do this alone if Steve won’t help. Steve backtracks and says he doesn’t want her to disappear. He believes they can make this work and be a family. He asks Heather to take him to the baby and Heather agrees, but leaves the room to freshen up. Steve quickly tries to call Dante, as Heather looks on from the shadows. John tells Todd he knows Sam’s baby didn’t die, but was switched with Tea’s. Todd claims to be shocked that Heather would have done something like this and wants to be the one to tell Tea. John tells him the baby is gone, and Heather kidnapped him. Jason explains to Sam that Heather was at the shack where she left her baby, and Todd happened to deliver Tea’s baby near there. Thus, setting up the situation for the babies to be switched. Jason says he couldn’t listen to Sam blame herself anymore and needed to get the baby back for her. Sam asks if he’s positive about the baby and Jason assures her that he is, but didn’t want to get her hopes up. He explains that John helped in getting the DNA sample and gives her the results. Dante gets home and finds Lulu waiting for him for another baby making session. Luke arrives at the hotel to find Anna and Duke hugging. Olivia returns home and finds Steve knocked out on the floor. Sam wants to go to Llanview to see the baby, but Jason tells her that's impossible because Heather has kidnapped the child. Heather promises the baby she won’t leave him again and it’s just the two of them from now on. She swears they’re going someplace where no one will find them. . 18 Responses curacaoman October 10, 2012 Steve: the MasterDunce! What a waste of space! Log in to Reply sassysdreams October 10, 2012 I don’t know how TPTB did it but baby Daniel is the spitting image of Jason!!! Finally Jason decides to tell Sam that her son is alive!!! He was so angry when she didn’t tell him immediately about Robin dying or that Franco was his twin, there is no possible excuse for him to have sat on this news for as long as he did! It’s not as if she just had brain surgery! I wonder if he will see what a hypocrite he has been and how that partially led to him treating Sam so poorly while she was pregnant and dealing with being raped? Which then set everything else that happened with Sam and baby Danny into motion. And of course it didn’t help that he was delayed even further thanks to Elizabeth’s machinations and lies!!! I hope Sam learns about Elizabeth’s part in the delay and how that delay gave Heather the time she needed to kidnap her baby!!! Watching Sam was heartbreaking. I could see every emotion flash across Sam’s face and in her eyes as Jason went through the process he had taken to find out that her baby was alive, what had happened and where the baby was now. At first anger, then shock and disbelief, then hope, love, fear and determination. Beautifully done by Kelly Monaco!!! I’m looking forward to seeing John arrest Todd and to Carly learning about his part in baby Danny’s kidnapping! And that this wasn’t his first time stealing a child away from its mother! Heather needs to be put in a maximum security prison and not back in a mental hospital that she continues to escape from! I really enjoyed Luke and Lulu’s talk!! Loved everything Anna!!! Log in to Reply Hate Sonny October 10, 2012 Jason Morgan can not leave town fast enough. If only he were taking Sonny, Carly, Michael, Kate, and Luke with him. The eternal Liz vs. Sam and “Who is Jason’s great love?” debate can be put to rest. Honestly, does anyone really think Jason’s great loves aren’t himself and Sonny, anyway? Liz and Sam both deserve better than a bargain bin wannabe thug with one expression and the emotional availability of a toddler. Log in to Reply Tris Drake October 10, 2012 Sam bored me,I was expecting more. Oh well. Luke walking in on Lulu was kinda gross. Sure she wasnt wearing lingerie but still. Todd even sounded guilty. He won’t pay so I’m not getting excited. Log in to Reply thecourt99 October 10, 2012 The baby reveal was blah….the Duke reveal was full of emotions, and this is from someone that wasn’t watching when Duke was on the show. Todd played well with John. He knew exactly how to respond. Granted, John doesn’t believe him, but there is absolutely nothing but circumstantial evidence. Todd can easily blame Heather and she can blame Todd. Both are certifiable…and there is no hard evidence that Todd knew that the baby was switched. There is also no evidence that Heather switched the baby. All they can prove is that a switch was done…unless they put Johnny’s henchmen on the stand. Log in to Reply liason4real October 10, 2012 IMO GH was on fire up until the time switch last month and the return to JaSam pimping. Ugh. Yes, there have been several worth while scenes over the last month, but the show has come to a grinding halt. Jason may as well told Sam that he was going to start wearing low rider jeans and a thong, because the duo sucked in their emotions about the baby being alive. Sam spent months in agony that her baby Jason Jr. the replacement for Jake was dead (insert eye rolls) and was emotional that her son really was alive, but the scenes showed the same enthusiasm that I have in watching this pairing suck wind. Anna and Duke on the other hand were passionate and full of emotions when they had not seen each other in over twenty years. Log in to Reply JASAMMABBY October 10, 2012 Another perfect episode for me.. I think Sam played everything perfect. One of the reasons I love Kemo is her huge acting range and I got to see so much of it flash across her face today. Her eyes are so expressive! The Jasam I had on todaay was also the Jasam I love. Together- the way they play off each other is so natural.. Lulu was such a cutie in that jersey. Hopeing to see Ethan again. Loved when Luke saw Duke.. His expression was priceless! The way the conversations played between Steven/Heather, Todd/McBain, and Jasam went so good. But really Steve- he couldn’t have hid the phone. Heathers “Mistakes were made” comment had me laughing.. Sam’s baby is so stinkin cute!! Log in to Reply stefanstavros October 10, 2012 Finola Hughes is PURE GOLD. I already loved her, but after yesterday’s monumental reunion with Duke, I simply adore her. Anna and Duke were my favorite couple back in the 80s when I first started watching GH. When the two of them were together, it was magic. I always thought Ian Buchanan’s dark hair, foreign brogue and sophistication made him the perfect complement to Finola’s striking beauty and electrifying charisma. As typical, she hit every beat yesterday in her performance. Loved the flashbacks, equally for those of us who watched them when they originally aired and for newer viewers so they could see how the two of them looked back then. At the end, of course, I felt the joy along with her the moment she realized it really was Duke. It was so sweet! The rest of the show paled in comparison, except for RM’s Heather, of course, who is always great. The reveal to Sam about her baby was anti-climactic, in my opinion. You would think she’d have been overjoyed and beaming uncontrollably before she knew the baby had been kidnapped. I just thought the buildup of all these months warranted a bigger payoff when she learned. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 October 10, 2012 I want to start by saying that I expected something completely different. Sam was supposed to get to me with her story and emotions … but instead it was the reunion of Anna and Duke that had me at the edge of my seat. Finola Hughes is just such an amazing actress. She keeps it so real. Even in crazy situations like a supposed-to-be-dead husband staying in front of you. AMAZING!!!! Log in to Reply GHvetfan October 10, 2012 The baby reveal seems rushed. I wasn’t impressed at all with either Sam or Jason. They could have been reviewing a grocery list for all the emotion put into those scenes. KM was doing her look into space routine and SB looked like he couldn’t wait for it all to be over. I certainly didn’t see every emotion or really any. It feels like they have x amount of days left with Steve Burton and are rushing things. I never liked Duke and now I hate him. He was twisting the knife by asking for Robin. It reminded me of Sam gloating to Liz over Jake being kidnapped and suggesting he was dead. Why? There is no excuse. He has to be a fake because he cannot possibly love her to hurt her this way. Steve Webber is an idiot. Log in to Reply soapbaby October 10, 2012 [quote=liason4real]IMO GH was on fire up until the time switch last month and the return to JaSam pimping. Ugh. Yes, there have been several worth while scenes over the last month, but the show has come to a grinding halt. Jason may as well told Sam that he was going to start wearing low rider jeans and a thong, because the duo sucked in their emotions about the baby being alive. Sam spent months in agony that her baby Jason Jr. the replacement for Jake was dead (insert eye rolls) and was emotional that her son really was alive, but the scenes showed the same enthusiasm that I have in watching this pairing suck wind. Anna and Duke on the other hand were passionate and full of emotions when they had not seen each other in over twenty years.[/quote] /// ^^^JaSam was beyond dull despite the DBL-reveal. Nothing could make this pair interesting when together. I am only interested in seeing Florencia Lozano’s performance as Tea when she has to give up baby Victor. It’s terrible that Tea had to lose her baby to give JaSam story. Just one of the better characters sacrificed to prop JaSam (see Elizabeth and Todd.) I would love an cameo by Trevor St. John to tie up Tea’s story on a happier note. I shuddered at the mention of Ethan. A character better left forgotten as he only existed to piss all over the legacy of Luke & Laura. Can Tony Geary be put into retirement until Genie Francis returns as Laura? There is no joy in TG’s self indulgent, uninspired acting style and lack of chemistry with the divine Finola Hughes. Luke ruins everything. I cannot stomach Luke these days and knowing he had a confrontation with Robert OFF-SCREEN! WTF?! I mean the story was damning to Robert and his history but the fall-out happened off-screen. I’d trade Tristan Rogers (who is underrated) for Tony Geary (who is overrated) any day! Any way, I love Anna. I was not impressed with Duke and Anna’s reunion although I didn’t watch back in their hay-day. I didn’t appreciate him asking her about Robin and how her life turned out. It was cruel. Todd v. McBain was okay. Steven Lars ruins most things with Scott Reeves’ distracting heavy breathing. Dante and Lulu are adorable. I like newly-improved Olivia. Log in to Reply ANGELWENDY15 October 10, 2012 Everyone is entitled to their opinions but geez, please, all GH viewers, let’s be grateful we still have a show to watch. I still think it is better today then it was under Guza/Phelps, not perfect, but I love seeing more of the vets. I want GH to survive. Katie Couric’s show is a TOTAL bore. They should never have cancelled OLTl. Now, all we have is The Chew, GH, caught in-between two boring shows. Will GH be cancelled because Katie isn’t getting good ratings? Her show STINKS! I will watch GH to the end. Log in to Reply maxsmom October 10, 2012 RebeccaHerbst @RebeccaLHerbst Btw, Thank You, @bareMinerals for finally making a powder foundation in my color. #goldenfair I never thought the day would come when I was watching DWTS and not watching GH, I am still taping everyday and I am curious about what is going to happen with Duke, a character I didnt like originally but at least is a tie in to a time when I couldnt wait to watch each day. Log in to Reply liason4real October 10, 2012 I, too, have been enjoying DWTS this season and Becky’s enthusiastic tweets with her kids. Log in to Reply engradypind October 10, 2012 GH stories are still moving too slowly with too much emphasis placed on repetitious dialogue. I can’t imagine viewers enjoy hearing the same information again and again and again. Let’s get those stories moving forward. I imagine we are going to have to endure more of Sonny in the days ahead. The Sonny character has become a soap opera caricature of boring proportions. He is never going to find a woman to be what he wants her to be. He is definitely a loser in the love game. I am looking forward to Jason’s exit from the Port Charles landscape. I only wish he was taking Sam with him. Neither of these characters is compelling and when together they are a perfect snoozefest. I am really hoping that GH does nothing more with Starr-Michael and Trey-Kristina. These two couples are weak imitations of what their parents represent and cannot sustain viewer interest. I am looking forward to the Anna-Duke story as it will result in Robin’s eventual return. The return of AJ should provide some very good scenes for all the Quartermaines. When will we be seeing Lucy Coe back in PC? Log in to Reply J Bernard Jones October 10, 2012 GH stories are still moving too slowly with too much emphasis placed on repetitious dialogue. I can’t imagine viewers enjoy hearing the same information again and again and again. Let’s get those stories moving forward. Yesterday’s episode alone: Duke re-enters Anna’s life and explains what happened and she realizes he is who he says he is, Luke returns thus setting up a potential triangle, Jason reveals to Sam that her baby is alive and that he was kidnapped, Heather brings the baby to Steven (Lars) and thus back into Port Charles and John directly confronts Todd with his role in the baby switch. Yep, these stories are moving WAY too slowly. Log in to Reply Cyberologist October 10, 2012 What turns me off about B/B is the whole show dialogs about Steffy/Hope/Liam and what bores me with GH JaSam episode with nearly every single character dialoging about the baby and Heather this storyline fell flat for me its like what else can happen to this baby (ultimate victims) Oh Wait! lets kidnap him… Re: Story pacing has been slow (for me) yes yesterday somethings happened after being sluggish … for me many times lacks momentum, the length of the stories Thank goodness for Anna/Duke my reprieve …did Luke say “David Haywood” or “David Hayward?” Re: GH’s survival? Based on fan comments?… They don’t give a hoot (or acknowledge) fan comments except for Jason/Sam fans … I’m doing what they want “watching the show.” So I’m good. Log in to Reply luvinggh October 10, 2012 Cyberologist, I believe Luke said “David Haywood” also. 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