General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations


Monica is thrilled to see AJ finally return home.  The two discuss, via flashbacks, how AJ came to be alive again. After Dr. Thomas tried to kill him, Steven’s attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. However, Monica’s love brought him back.  AJ is grateful that his mother kept him out of prison. Monica smiles and admits she never told Alan the truth, because he always wanted AJ to pay.  AJ thanks her for putting her career on the line for him, and Monica informs him she isn't the only one because Steven helped as well. 
 


Connie visits Trey and tries to convince him she’s concerned about him. Apparently, she knows all about losing a father.  Trey accuses her of faking sympathy and wonders what angle she’s working.  Connie says Sonny hates them, but she’s glad Trey stood up for her and didn’t sign the papers.  Trey thinks the only reason Connie came to see him is because she knows he could have her committed at any time.

Connie appreciates Trey’s theory and comments he got his backbone from her.  Trey wants to know who left him for dead, Connie or Kate?  Connie claims it was Kate, and defends her by saying she was young and raped.  Connie apologizes for Kate, so Trey asks her why she said those terrible things to him. Connie swears that also was Kate, and is tired of being accused of everything. 
 
Connie can’t undo everything she’s done.  Trey tells her he's not an easy target, and doesn’t believe a word she’s said to him. Connie warns Trey that he doesn’t want her as an enemy. 
 
Starr’s still angry with Johnny for marrying Connie and betraying their friendship.  Starr accuses him of being in love with a monster and can't believe he would hurt her this way. Johnny claims to love Connie, but stresses his friendship with Starr means a lot to him. Starr tells him to have Connie committed to help Kate, and Johnny refuses. In turn, Starr quits as his singer.  He gives her the CD they made together. 
 
Carly shows up at the penthouse, determined to help Sam, who isn’t interested in Carly’s help.  Carly says Jason would want her to take care of Sam, and she needs to help somehow. Sam believes she can handle things on her own, and wonders how Jason would feel if he knew Carly was defending Todd.  Carly maintains Todd's innocence in the baby switch, and puts her full support behind him.

Sam slyly says she believed Johnny all those months too.  Carly has seen Todd with his daughter, and doesn’t believe he's capable of keeping a mother away from her child.  As Carly’s leaving, she admits she came to the apartment for herself because all she has now are memories of Jason.  She even kept Jason’s last voicemail in her phone, so she can listen to it at any time.  Sam doesn’t have one, so Carly gives her the phone. 
 
Michael’s concerned about Sonny, who can’t stop thinking about Jason’s death and Kate’s situation.  Michael still can’t believe Jason’s gone, especially after all he sacrificed.  Michael tells Sonny about his visit with Monica and her feelings about his father.  Sonny claims Monica always had a soft spot for AJ, but thinks no one should outlive their children.
 
Michael says he’s been thinking of the organization’s next move, and they need to find the second shooter. With Jason gone, the family is vulnerable and needs to be protected. Basically, Michael wants to help with the family business again. Sonny agrees they need help, but does not want Michael involved in any part of it. He wants better for him. Sonny asks Michael to drop the idea, and Michael agrees.  Sonny tells Michael to stay safe, and pay Monica another visit. 
 
Steve walks in his mother's room to check on her and leaves Olivia in the hallway. Suddenly, Heather appears behind Olivia and she freaks out. Olivia grabs an axe and yells at Heather to stay away. It turns out, Olivia was hallucinating again and Todd is the person she thought was Heather.   Olivia worries this means Heather will wake up soon, and explains her track record with her visions.  Todd laughs it off, and gives Steven some of Heather's belongings she left behind at work.  The bag includes a book, and when Todd pulls it out, he makes sure the DNA paper falls out.
 
Olivia opens it and reads the results that name Jason as Daniel's father. Todd pretends to be shocked.  Steve points out the other test looked legitimate as well, and there’s only one way to find out if this test is real.  Steve checks with the lab and finds out they are holding the true DNA results.  Olivia is sad Jason never knew he was the father.  Todd thinks Sam should know the truth. 
 
Connie tells Johnny she tried to do damage control, but they need to prepare for a war.
 
Trey visits Sonny and agrees to have Connie committed. 
 
Todd gloats to a comatose Heather that Sam will know the truth, and it won’t be traced back to him. He knows there's nothing she can do to stop him now.  Unexpectedly, Heather opens her eyes and grabs his arm. 
 
Sam is listening to Jason's old phone message when Steven shows up with the DNA results. 
 
AJ apologizes to Monica for all her recent losses: Emily, Alan and Jason.  Monica has no regrets, but wishes the two of them had more time together.  AJ’s surprised she wants him to leave so soon.  As he’s leaving, Michael arrives looking for Monica. 
 
 
 

33 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Perkie
    Perkie

    My memory is pretty foggy, but was Steven even in town when the AJ stuff happened?

    Loved Todd’s craftyness.

    Loved the Carly/Sam scenes and carly’s need to do something. Although I did laugh when she pulled out the pledge can and started cleaning. I’m surprised Carly would even know what that was or what to do with it.

    Good Connie/Trey scenes. Love that he’s smarter than she gave him credit for.

    Sort of annoyed with Starr and her high and mighty-ness towards Johnny.

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    soapjunkie88

    Oh it’s so good to have AJ back. I liked the flashbacks and it’s good to see so much of Monica these days. I can’t wait how the storyline is progressing with AJ then sharing scenes with Michael, Carly and Sonny.

    I was pretty much annoyed with the rest. They finally need to finish this Connie/Johnny mess. It’s been going on for way to long. And Starr once again appearing with the words “how could you do this to Cole and Hope” doesn’t make it better. Enough with all the teasing …

    One other reason is the character of Carly. Once an intelligent scheming woman herself, Carly seems to be beyond stupid these days. First putting her trust in Johnny who plays her for the fool she is and then she puts her trust in rapist/murderer Todd who promised her to her face to have nothing to do with the switch … so it must be true. Yeah right. :/

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    logan_echolls

    The one problem I had with how AJ survived was that Guza and Co. left an out. They had Monica do the autopsy, she is a heart doctor! No one saw the body except Monica and Steve. Instead of this stupid kiss that makes him come back, they could have had Monica inject something into his heart to make him come back. She is a heart doctor.

    This pod Carly is annoying. She’s like the stupid girl who doesn’t get it.

    I have never liked Starr. She always acts so high and mighty.

    Sick of seeing Sonny box. So over that.

    Good to see AJ though.

    Hurry and commit Kate and get her OUT OF HERE!!

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    Yoryla

    Loved all things Quartermaine!

    The best thing for me personally, is to see Monica back front and center, where she truly belongs! Also love that AJ is back, and specifically played by Sean Kanan.

    Love the fact that Heather is still in play!

    However, Steven Lars needs to go. I’m sorry but he contributes nothing for the show, and Scott Reeves is a one-note actor, at least in this particular role. I can’t imagine why they chose HIM to supposedly be so smart as to keep AJ being alive a secret for all these years. If that is supposed to “wow” me somehow, it doesn’t. It just seems like a desperate attempt to make him look relevant as a character. In stead, it only looks stupid.

    It is time for Connie to go. She is such a polar opposite of everything refined in GH. She is not befitting to the landscape, or interacting with the other characters on GH. Please, go away.

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    FoxyMegan

    Well, this scared me when I read it today at soapzone.com .. It’s reported as gossip only, but still:

    [quote=CarolBanksWeber]With hints of the return of Nurses’ Ball, expect to see more familiar past favorites, heralding the approaching end of GH—as secretly scheduled all along.[/quote]

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    SZima

    I hated the fake flash-back scenes with Monica and AJ. How hokey was that? I had to FF through most of them (unfortunately).

    Please update me…Was Steve really around AND a doctor at GH when AJ was killed off? And having Monica and Steve look exactly the same as they do today, instead of how they would have looked in 2005, was really jarring. They could have at least changed up the hair a little. It looked like they were even wearing the same clothes we just saw them in a few days ago. WTF?

    I realize that Billy was playing the role when AJ died, but if they felt they had to do flash backs, it could have been done MUCH better. But of course they had to re-write history, so I guess anything goes?!?!

    I also had to FF most of the scenes with Connie, Sonny & Michael and Starr. I really can’t stand watching any of them anymore. I know I’m probably missing out on some important information by doing that, but I’m just preserving my sanity, so FFing is the way for me.

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    really

    ok Connie/Kate/Ronnie/Monnie I don’t care what they are calling her but she and her god awful acting has to go, I mean really she is doing a parody of soap acting. Its like Joey from Friends. KSu SUCKS, I think she may be the worst actress this show has hired in a long time. Please take her off. I mean I admit to fast forwarding but since she is so obviously a pet my finger is tired.

    Also I am being nice about the OLTL transplants and have fully welcomed Todd, even feel sorry he is stuck with one note Cujo, that will ruin another great character: Tony, Jason, AJ, Sonny, Jax now Todd. But they need to stop putting Star in dramatic scenes that little actress just can’t pull it off. Its just so over the top and screeching, and no one send her to LW for advice no that won’t fix it. FH could help her. I like her when she is being supportive or having fun scenes but these Cole/Hope drama scenes nope those make me want her on a bus back to Llanview.

    I love love love love love love having AJ back. I am even going to ignore some of the Alan bashing rewrites because I am so happy. I have always loved SK’s AJ, loved him and Brenda, him and Ned, him and Jason (sad they won’t get a scene), AJ and Emily (pre borgification), AJ and Lila, AJ and Keisha, AJ and Stone/Robin, AJ and Lois, AJ and SJB’s Carly were sexy but LW is no SJB and AJ and Sonny. Remember when they played basketball competing for Brenda? It was so good! I need to go watch fun AJ youtube clips. AJ is back and he doesn’t have to prop the loser she beast or the borg because he is dead dead dead!!!! God this is so exciting.

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    TV Gord

    [quote=CarlyCfan]Yes, i can’t stand this dumbed down version of Carly either. Ron doesn’t know this character AT ALL.[/quote]

    Announcer: “The role of Blair Cramer is now being played by Laura Wright.”

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    alstonboy4315

    Loved the Carly/Sam scenes. I have enjoyed the Sam/Carly rivalry over the years and I don’t want–or expect– for them to become BFFs, but I am glad to see some maturity shown on Carly’s part and them coming together as WOMEN and mothers who shared a common bond and a common loss.

    I still really wish these writers would ship Starr out of town. The character is NOT needed and her histrionics and constant whining and feeling sorry for herself are justifiable………yet still tedious and annoying. They should have brought Natalie or Jessica to town instead b/c Kristen Alderson continues to grate my nerves.

    The Monica/AJ scenes were good, and I am enjoying having Sean Kanan back on the show, but I would rather have Billy Warlock back as AJ. I would have preferred for Sean to come on as a Jason recast. Oh well…….what’s done is done. But I must say that Sean Kanan is the SPITTING image, almost of Chad Duell, so from a physical standpoint, this casting is right on the money.

    And though I have said it before, it bears repeating, all the jerks on Twitter who have been so mean and cruel to Sean Kanan need to slap themselves………….HARD. Multiple times.

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    thecourt99

    I can’t really comment on AJ backstory other than to say that I am happy for a Q story.

    What bothers me…is the butt hurtedness of Starr Manning. She barely knows Johnny, becomes insta friends with him, and she expects him to show some type of loyalty to her? Why? Why does she have that expectation? What is it about their “friendship” makes her believe that Johnny wouldn’t hurt her…when he betrayed the woman that he loves. Why do we have to work so hard to emotionally attach Starr to Johnny?

    Ugh.

    Connie is just ugh. There is a lot that is just ugh. The only story holding my interest is AJ, and the only character holding my interest is Shawn (actually more hope than interest since he is never on). I like Liz to, but she is no where to be found, and this version of Carly isn’t interesting.

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    really

    @Dinah I miss Megan Ward I loved her Kate, she was smart classy and fun. I didn’t think she had chemistry with MB but honestly only VMG and TB (a little) did so that is on MB more then any actress that was paired with him. I loved her with IR they sparkled and she was such a contrast to every other woman that was on the canvas at the time. Plus her friendship with Alexis and Diane was great. She reminded me of the characters in the 90s. Now Kate is weak stupid and whiny and I just want her to die, I hate that RC and KSu has destroyed a great character.

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    logan_echolls

    [quote=really]I love love love love love love having AJ back. I am even going to ignore some of the Alan bashing rewrites because I am so happy. I have always loved SK’s AJ, loved him and Brenda, him and Ned, him and Jason (sad they won’t get a scene), AJ and Emily (pre borgification), AJ and Lila, AJ and Keisha, AJ and Stone/Robin, AJ and Lois, AJ and SJB’s Carly were sexy but LW is no SJB and AJ and Sonny. Remember when they played basketball competing for Brenda? It was so good! I need to go watch fun AJ youtube clips. AJ is back and he doesn’t have to prop the loser she beast or the borg because he is dead dead dead!!!! God this is so exciting.[/quote]

    Yes the Alan bashing rewrites pissed me off. It was Monica who was still berating AJ and praising Jason. Even after AJ shot Alan, Alan still didn’t blame AJ. After Alan that AJ was sober, Alan had his back the whole time. Monica never never did. That rewrite pissed me off so much.

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    really

    Yes the Alan bashing rewrites pissed me off. It was Monica who was still berating AJ and praising Jason. Even after AJ shot Alan, Alan still didn’t blame AJ. After Alan that AJ was sober, Alan had his back the whole time. Monica never never did. That rewrite pissed me off so much.[/quote]

    I know it was really really annoying. I will always wish that it was Monica that was killed in the MetroCourt Hostage crisis of course no one would have cared they would have been like oh yeah Monica too bad. I have always hated her. But I am so freaking happy to have AJ back and under a regime that doesn’t worship the borg, the whore, and the tiny mobster. HE could actually win!

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    soapbaby

    I am fine with the re-introduction of AJ and the ludicrous backstory because: a.) a Quartermaine returning after the family was unnecessarily killed off by Guza & Co. and b.) there’s a lot more story to tell for AJ, Monica and The Quartermaines. I found the idea that she “revived” AJ with a kiss to be hokey but that’s Carvialti’s writing style. What I am not okay with? The use of Steven Lars! I resent Steven Lars getting more story, let alone being a character on the show at all. Scott Reeves is a dreadful actor and Steven Lars is an unethical doctor.

    I am no fan of Kristen Alderson, but I think Starr and Johnny have chemistry. I wish the s/l had been they started a romance then she finds out he was responsible for her family’s death at the their engagement party. That would have been soapy and dramatic, instead we got months of chemistry-free Johnny/Carly and Starr/Michael.

    FFWD Carly/Sam, Sonny/Michael and Connie/Trey but LOVED all things Todd! Can’t wait for his talk with Heather!

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    Marcelle

    Perkie, I was just about to share that same clip, LOL. It also seems the scene played out back then, as it played out in the ‘flashback’ from yesterday. The only clips on YT from back then are from jason/sam fans, so the clips cut out stuff from that ep w/o them in it, but there are a few that have bits of the cut scenes still in them.

    Steve did give cpr to AJ in attempt to revive him, and Monica did come in after that. She was wearing the same suit, and same hairstyle as in yesterday’s ‘flashback’ LOL.

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    alstonboy4315

    Perkie,

    Thanks for that clip. God, I remember Jennifer Bransford as Carly. Good actress, God bless her heart, but I swear she looks manlier than Steve Burton does in these clips………… :tired: :p

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    Tris Drake

    Steven Lars Just got a hundred times more interesting. I would accept almost any rewrite at this point if it meant getting AJ back. And Sonny admitting he was selfish? Yeah,putting a man on a meathook and tauntinf him with vodka is pretty bad. Too little,much too late for me. And Sam! I’ve never liked her but had become indifferent to her. I’m sick of her attitude. Feel free to go look for Jason. Far away.

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    soapbaby

    [quote=alstonboy4315]I remember Jennifer Bransford as Carly. Good actress, God bless her heart, but I swear she looks manlier than Steve Burton does in these clips………… :tired: :p[/quote]

    Now alstonboy, you are one of my favorite posters but why is it okay to comment on Jennifer Bransford’s appearance and not for others to comment on Sean Kanan’s appearance?

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    alstonboy4315

    Soapbaby—

    I stand corrected. Chalk it up to one of my bad attempts at “humor…….” I can admit when I’m wrong. :beer: :beer:

    And I also understand that criticizing an actor’s looks is not allowed on this site, so I apologize to Jamey, Luke and the other administrators as well in advance. I just slapped my own wrists……..(both of them!) ;)

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    soapbaby

    @alstonboy: I was not trying to shame you at all! I am far from the morality police and surely not politically correct! I love a little cattiness and engage with it often. ;-) I think the amount of plastic surgery featured on B&B should be outlawed!

    With regards to Sean Kanan’s return, upon seeing him I did think about the parade of bloated, puffy-faced actors that have worked on GH over the years as leading men and I think actresses in the same positions would be shuffled off into the background. Just my opinion on the industry’s double-standard.

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    wiggum

    The flashbacks with NuSteven LArs was jarring to me as well. I don’t remember Scott Reeves being that bad as Ryan on Y&R(but he was more beautiful back then before the face work(?))He is horrible but the character did get more interesting(I guess)

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    liason4real

    You can tell that GH has way too many OLTL writers on staff trying to turn Cujo aka Carly into Blair Cramer.

    Starr, Starr, Starr. I used to love little Starr, but she’s become so annoying on GH that it is time for RC/FV to have the character discover that Cole/Hope are alive on some remote island and send her out of town, permanently.

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    TV Gord

    I feel bad for the people who don’t like Starr, but she signed a two-year deal. Does anybody feel bad for those of us who are Starr fans, who have to read two year’s worth of constantly pleading for something that’s not going to happen?

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