General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations

Dante finds Lulu getting ready for The Haunted Star Halloween party.  Lulu brings up adoption, but admits she’s not sure about it.  Dante says it's love that counts, and they both want a family.  The couple agrees to keep adoption as a definite possibility. 
Anna tells Duke she’s still trying to find the second shooter, but is starting to get discouraged. Duke assures her that she’ll get her man like she always does.  He informs her he’s working the Halloween party, and asks her to join him. Anna declines, because she doesn’t want to get in the way on his first day.   

Luke shows up at Todd’s hotel room wearing a hockey mask, and accuses him of being Heather’s accomplice.  Todd denies it, but Luke is sure because of the expensive shoe prints found on the scene.  Luke wants to see Todd’s shoes, but Todd asks for a warrant, so Luke leaves. 
Emma and Patrick wish Maxie a happy birthday.  Maxie tells Patrick that she’s decided to move out, and cites her life being in limbo as the reason for the change. She feels she needs to get out on her own to start a life with someone else.  Patrick asks about Spin, but she says he has someone else right now. Maxie hopes once her divorce is final, Spin will see she’s serious about being together. 
Patrick agrees Maxie needs to get on with her life.  Maxie thinks he should as well, but Patrick's not ready yet. Maxie knows Robin would tell him life doesn't stop when a loved one dies.
Michael and Starr enjoy a make out session on her couch.  He wants to move things to the bedroom, but she hesitates.  Starr finds the photo of Jason and AJ and mentions their resemblance.  Michael complains that AJ was a screw up, and explains his biological father's sordid history. Starr says her father has done horrible things as well, but she still loves him. 
Michael doesn’t see AJ as his father, because the only father he's known is Sonny.  He wonders how he’d feel about AJ if he were still alive.  Michael wants Starr to come with him to the Halloween party and she agrees. 
AJ is hiding out in his childhood bedroom, but Monica wants him to leave as soon possible. AJ refuses, because he wants to get to know Michael.   They talk about life and growing up until an irate Tracy bangs on the door. She threatens to call the police if whoever is inside doesn't open up. Monica comes out and says she was talking to her sons, since she never had a chance to say goodbye.  Tracy understands her grief, but reminds Monica of her not so stellar past as a mother. 
Tracy sees AJ’s picture and claims he was a train wreck, but Jason, despite his faults, was a saint by comparison.  Monica loved both her sons and wants Tracy to leave.  Monica tells AJ again to stay put. 
Carly and Josslyn stop by Todd’s.  She spots the hockey mask and asks about it, since he supposedly sent it to his son.  Todd lies and says his son returned it.  Carly wants Todd to come trick or treating with her, but he turns her down. 
Luke runs into Anna and Duke at Kelly’s.  The men go back and forth for a minute before Duke leaves for work and runs into Patrick and Emma.  He notices that Emma resembles Robin, and Patrick introduces them.  Duke offers condolences about Robin and tells Emma he knew her.
Luke wants Anna to go to the party as his date, but she refuses. Luke says they’re friends and roommates, but he wants her to meet him halfway. Before she can answer, Patrick and Emma show up and mention their run in with Duke.

Tracy bumps into Luke and complains that Monica seems to be losing it.  Luke tells her to give Monica a break. He changes the subject to his favorite topic as of late, Duke. He would give anything to be a fly on the wall at the party to spy on Duke and Anna.  Tracy advises him to go in costume. 
Lulu introduces Dante to Duke.  Duke hears Dante tell Lulu they’re still trying to find the second shooter.  
Patrick returns home to find Maxie leaving.  She thanks him for rescuing her when she needed it and feels he deserves to be happy. 
Carly goes back to Todd’s room and says she came back to spend the night with him. 
Monica enters AJ's room to find him missing. 

16 Responses

  1. Profile photo of soapjunkie88

    I have to say the scenes at the Q Mansion make me very, very happy. Reminds me of the 90s when the Quartermaines still were front and center. So many memories come back… Can’t wait for Tracy to find out that AJ is alive.
    And I have to say that it really was a heartbreaking moment when Monica asked/begged AJ that this time around everything is going to be different.

    I know that Carly and Todd already have some fans out there but I still don’t want to see them as a couple. They work as friends but that’s it. IMO. Besides I don’t like how Carly is written these days. She was acting stupid in her relationship with Johnny and now seems to make the same mistakes again. Carly used to have a brain. She was always suspicious of everything and everyone. I miss that Carly.

    In the beginning I was excited to see Duke return. I don’t know. The story has been way too plot-driven in my eyes. One minute Duke seems to have enough influence to hide Robin & try to get into Sonny’s business … now he has to work for the daughter of his rival. I hope this story gets some nice development when Robert comes back to Port Charles.

    Little Emma is just the cutest. I hope they never dare to SORAS her.

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    Okay, how wonderful was it to be in AJ’s bedroom?! Seeing Monica there I could just picture how she would sit and reminisce of better times. And the way she brought AJ a tray with milk and other items – it was like 20 years 1993 again!

    I am SO happy to not only have AJ back, but to have Monica being front-and-center again. In honor of that, Les Charleson is in my avatar!

    Some said this episode was boring, I didn’t think so. This was a good lead-in episode for tomorrow and Friday. Looking forward to see how things progress with AJ.

    I am ready for Sam to start accepting Jason is gone. We need closure for that storyline.

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    Now THIS is General Hospital. I’m thrilled to see so many fan faves at once, and I love that they are re-building core families. I squeed when I saw AJ. I love having Monica so much in play. I hope it continues. Leslie Charlson is hitting it outta the park in all her scenes, and she looks fabulous. Tracy and Monica are great together. They’re the bomb! I love it when they face off against each other using ancient family history Good Times!

    They just need couple more core characters to come back, while they ditch some of the fringe characters, and GH will be cookin’ with gas.

    That GH feel is coming back, and I love it.

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    I have to agree with everything soapjunkie88 and Yoryla said!

    I thought the show was a good set-up for Thursday’s show…it’s just a day late. This should have been Tuesday’s show and Thursday’s should have been Wednesday’s…ON Halloween. Not real good timing/planning, but I am really looking forward to the big party.

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    TV Gord

    I’m not finding much to like about AJ yet, but when he said, “There’s definitely one person that I do not miss”, about Tracy, I just had to shake my head. I guess he couldn’t stand how much TRUTH she was saying about him. Keep preaching, Tracy!

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    Tris Drake

    Emma was gorgeous. But poor Joss got to be corn? That little girl looked miserable. MiStarr have NO chemistry,please make it stop. It seems to me that Patrick has been dumbed down beyond belief. His brain is all over the place. Robin has been “dead” long enough in the soap world,let’s keep it moving and get over it. By the way,did Robin never tell him Duke was dead?

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    I do like how things are progressing. All the right “beats” are being played to lead up to good exciting story. I loved the AJ bedroom scenes. It makes me sad every time Edward is brought up. I wish he really was “puttering around” the mansion…. :-(

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    When AJ said that’s one person I don’t miss about Tracy, all I could do is remember the battles between him and Ned. I started to miss Ned so much at that time. After AJ left, it was just weird with Ned just there with no one to fight with. With AJ back, Ned has to come back ASAP.

    I’m still upset Monica is the one with AJ during this time when it was Alan who had his back for the past 10 years but still I just love having him around.

    I love that older Michael is thinking about AJ and wondering what kind of relationship they would have.

    I still don’t like Todd and Carly. There is no spark. I loved how Duke saw Emma and said Robin. I loved how he spoke of Robin, then I remember, he had her kidnapped and shocked.

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    [quote=Tris Drake]Emma was gorgeous. But poor Joss got to be corn? That little girl looked miserable. MiStarr have NO chemistry,please make it stop. It seems to me that Patrick has been dumbed down beyond belief. His brain is all over the place. Robin has been “dead” long enough in the soap world,let’s keep it moving and get over it. By the way,did Robin never tell him Duke was dead?[/quote]

    I had a laugh over Joss being a stalk of corn. If I am not mistaken… when this little actress took over the role, many people said she looked like she belonged in that Steven King movie, “Children of the Corn”. I think they dressed her up as corn as a joke….Showing us they have a sense of humor AND read these blog sites LMAO.

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    J Bernard Jones

    poor Joss got to be corn? That little girl looked miserable.

    When does she not?

    I think they dressed her up as corn as a joke….Showing us they have a sense of humor AND read these blog sites LMAO.

    Apparently everyone was in on the joke but her.

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    Tris Drake

    Love your avi,777! It would be pretty cruel to dress this girl up as the butt end of a joke. However,it would not surprise me. I expect more for Jasper Jax daughter.

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    Thank you Tris, I love this pix too. JT tweeted it a few days ago. I agree Jax’s daughter deserves better…but I know people made comments about that Corn movie…So for me that is the only thing that makes sense, for why she was dressed in such an unusual costume. Cartini are supposedly known for their off beat satirical sense of humor. Obviously they are reading this site.

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    Logically, why doesn’t Monica want Tracey to know AJ is in the house?

    Monica is holding a secret for Tracy (about Joe Jr.). She could use an ally. Tracey has experience harboring fugitives. So what gives?

    Also, why is Tracy suddenly so anti-AJ? I can’t remember anything that he did to her.

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    I think it makes for good story that Dr Drake is clueless to the meanness of his date. She gets away with her remarks because he is never around to catch her. It is not that he is dumb, it is that she is cagey and she is a manipulator. She is saying everything when he is not around. How can he pick up on something he is not witness too? Think about it.

    I am surprised but glad they are revealing AJ quickly. Thank heavens he is not going to be lurking around for weeks. I would like to see him with Carly. I do not like Carly with Todd. I just don’t see any spark. For me this is LW’s last chance on this show for chemistry. Maybe she is trying toooooo hard.

    Time for Sam to move on as commented on another post.

    I am glad that LuLu and Dante are talking adoption and not some other indepth medical story. Thank God. There are adopted children in past soap opera stories that have become iconic characters. ie, Phillip Spaulding of Guiding Light. But I also don’t want them to adopt and then find out a month later he is so and so’s child. Develop the character and then develop another story further down the road. Remember back in the days where soap operas had stories planned years ahead. That is when they were at their best.

    This show has been really good lately. I wouldn’t mind having David return for Anna. VI is amazing.

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    AJ and Monica scenes are tearing down the house! Sucking me in this storyline like quicksand.

    Like seeing the vets in top tier story more than a drive by. Monica definitely deserves a storyline. Just being in the Qs mansion made it seem like hey this is General Hospital gave me a warm and fuzzy.

    Great scenes w/Patrick/Emma/Duke/Anna.

    Even Michael/Starr was tolerable today…even the Jason Jason Jason mentions were dialed down a notch for me today…I thought the children of the corn costume was a hoot… and who says Carlintini doesn’t listen to fans.

    LuLu/Dante are getting some great script for their storyline and written to work scenes between them.

    I enjoyed the show today.

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