General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations




Maxie walks into her old apartment and declares that she’s moving back in. Starr and Trey are shocked. They quickly point out that Maxie gave the place to them, and said they could stay indefinitely. Maxie says her name is on the lease, and they were only subletting, but offers to let one of them stay.  Neither can decide, so Maxie flips a coin, which Starr wins. Starr decides she’d rather move out as well, so Maxie now has no roommate at all. 
 
Sam wants to know what John found out about Joe’s accomplice. John tells her that Jerry got Joe out of Atlantic City, and that Joe was working with Jerry during the water poisoning. Sam is certain this means Jerry was the second shooter, but John reminds her that Jerry is supposedly dead. Sam says Jerry’s body was never found. Both Jax and Sonny survived the same explosion. Maybe Jerry just wants everyone to think he was dead?
 

Sam wants to tell the police this new information, but John stops her. He says they need proof, but Sam is now certain that Jason is alive and Jerry has him. Sam says the key is to  follow the money,  the $88 million will lead them to Jason!

John reasons that Jerry wouldn’t pick up that kind of money, only to return to PC to kill Sonny’s accountant.  Whoever was working with Joe has a bigger agenda than Sonny’s money, he warns.

Sam feels she owes it to Jason to continue to look for him, even though the police have given him up for dead. John warns her to be careful now that she has a child to take care of. That second shooter will be dangerous. Sam says she’ll find someone else to help her, but John promises he’ll be there if she needs him. 
 
Duke and Lulu make small talk until Dante shows up. He tells his wife he emailed her an application for adoption. The two fill out the forms, which go well until they’re asked for a complete family history.

Lulu points out that both grandfathers are criminals and both grandmothers have issues with mental illness. Dante mentions the aunts and uncles aren’t much better, with Michael having done prison time, Ethan being a grifter and Lucky being a recovering drug addict.  Ultimately he says they should tell the truth. Lulu agrees to send the email, but then decides to make changes. 
 
Sabrina tells Liz about the pictures Emma showed her of the Nurses' Ball.  Liz recalls how Lucy Coe was the hostess, and they all performed.  She mentions one act she did with Emily and Juan . At this point, Sabrina reveals she's Juan’s cousin.  She asks why they stopped having the ball. Liz said it became too expensive.  Sabrina finds it sad that there isn’t enough money to continue Robin’s legacy.  Liz has a flashback of one of Robin’s speeches at the ball. 
 
Anna shows up with Emma's birthday present, which is a play telephone.  As her granddaughter talks about wishes, Anna flashes back to a young Robin talking to Duke about the same thing.  When Emma leaves the room, Patrick and Anna discuss how hard this first birthday without Robin, is.

Anna reassures Patrick that he’s doing a good job with Emma.  She then asks about his love life. Patrick informs his mother-in-law about Britt's offer to go home with her, and how he didn't accept. Anna says Robin would want him to be happy.
 
Emma returns with a DVD that Robin made on her birthday the year before and asks to watch it.  Anna and Patrick cry when they see Robin on screen.  Emma kisses the screen and tells her mother she loves her.  Anna gets a call from Duke to meet at the Star.  Emma talks on her pretend phone in front of Patrick. 
 
Duke gets a call from Dr. Albright. Robin is getting stronger and harder to control.  Duke calls the airline to get a flight.  When Anna gets there, he lies and says Washington wants him to come back for more debriefing. 
 
Robin gets out of her room, but is stopped by Dr Albright.  She assures the doctor that she’s strong now and needs to go home to her husband and daughter. She worries that Emma may have forgotten her. Robin knocks the doc out with a chair and steals her phone. 
 
Ellie tells Spin she needs to hire him as a P.I., because her building has been condemned.  Spin admits he's been staying in various places lately himself. A call from Sam interrupts their exchange. His pal wants him to help with her latest lead on Jason. 
 
When Maxie comes to the hospital to put up notices for a new roommate,  Ellie applies for the spot.  
 
Sabrina stops by to give Emma a birthday present. While Patrick is distracted, the phone rings and Emma answers it — its Robin!   
 

29 Responses

  1. Avatar of Perkie
    Perkie

    I love how some days are endless and yet others are an amalgamation of several days. “Yesterday” was HAlloween and it spanned several real days. Yet “today” is the day after, which means November 1st, but Emma’s birthday is November 4th and election day is November 6th, which were all occuring at the same time “today”.

    Man, I love Emma. Adorable little actress. Excellent Patrick/Anna scenes.

    Love that MY Robin is channeling her Scorpio genes and getting out of there, as best she can. And she looks darn good for being comatose for a while!!

  2. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    I hope they are making process in this Robin storyline. I don’t know for how long Kimberly McCullough is back but I would like for them to finally move forward. This story got so messed up with Duke’s involvement I would like to get some answers. From Ewen Keenan, some connection to Jerry Jacks to Duke seems to be a long stretch.

    I loved Elizabeth and Sabrina talking about the Nurses Ball.

    LOVED Anna, Patrick and Emma together.

    Didn’t like that Maxie wants her apartment back all of the sudden & is possibly moving in with Ellie. I liked the combo of Starr and Trey much more.

  3. Avatar of logan_echolls
    logan_echolls

    Emma is on par with Cam as the best little kid in daytime. I wish I could get some Emma/Cam scenes.

    Now on to this Sabrina news. Seriously, she’s related to Juan??? Of all the old characters. Then she said Juan told her to go to GH. So why didn’t Sabrina tell Liz when she first got there. That could have established Sabrina with a friend instead of as a Patrick stalker. It just makes no sense to me.

    After seeing that flashback with Robin and Duke, there better be a great GREAT logical reason for Duke having her kidnapped and thought for dead. I don’t understand that at all. I’m liking Anna and Duke together. They look good together. Anna and Luke, not at all!! Loved Robin knocking that heifer out.

  4. Avatar of SavePortChuck
    SavePortChuck

    As glad as I am to see Robin back, I’m vey frustrated with Kimberly McCullough. Does she want to be on GH or does she want to go off and be a Director? I wish she would make up her mind once and for all cause her indecisiveness is making for too many messy plot lines.

  5. Avatar of mipeony
    mipeony

    I loved the Duke/Robin flashback in this episode! That’s the Duke I want to see on my screen, not this weird bad version of Duke that RC is writing for.

    Loved Robin getting Emma on the phone. I’m sure the little girl got her birthday wish after all.

    The Jason “dies” storyline kind of put a damper on my McBam loving heart. I had such hopes for them getting together and now I’m wondering if the writers plan is to completely drag their feet with the story in order to bring on Natalie in a couple of months and then pick things back up. I just wish they would’ve had Jason just go off on his own and leave everyone instead of this mess.

  6. Avatar of liason4real
    liason4real

    The Jason “dies” storyline kind of put a damper on my McBam loving heart.
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    IA. Liz/Ewen and Sam/McBain should have moved forward as couples instead of both women being held hostage because SBu chose to leave the show. RC spent months bonding McBam and even had Liz/Ewen in each other’s orbits before he threw Liason fans a bone by having our couple share scenes. SBu supposedly gave a 90 day notice to leave the show which meant RC did not have to turn Ewen bad or have Liz tamper with the paternity test. There was more than enough time for a JaSam divorce with McBam hitting the sheets long before Sam found out her baby was alive.

  7. Avatar of soapbaby
    soapbaby

    @mipeony: I completely agree with you on the McBam-front. I have never liked Sam but I have liked her with McBam…until now. I had to FFWD their scenes because I knew they were focused on Jason. The acting/story dealing with Robin’s “death” is so much more powerful and interesting than the acting/story of Jason’s “death.” It’s like the show comes to a complete halt when Jason is mentioned.

    Overall, loved the episode because it featured my favorite GH characters: Liz, Anna, Patrick and Emma! And they were are so great. I am glad Liz was given a moment to reflect on Robin. That was sweet and unexpected. I am not sold on Sabrina at all and I think her being Juan’s cousin was a nod to Rebecca Herbst being married to the actor that played Juan in real life. Like a “wink-wink” to the audience. I am thinking Sabrina may not be connected to Lucy Coe after all. Still, if Sabrina can resurrect The Nurse’s Ball, I’ll give her a pass. Her introduction was horrible and her pining for Patrick is not only inappropriate but obnoxious.

    Loved Lulu/Dante but hate that she may falsify their adoption application. I really like Ellie/Spinelli and find Maxie to be super-annoying all over again. And I am ashamed to say this, but, I kinda found Starr/Trey to be cute. ;-) I am not a fan of the characters individually but I see the chemistry.

    Finally, Robin is AWESOME. I’m not enjoying Duke at all.

  8. Avatar of p3wong
    p3wong

    Emma is SO precious!

    Can DC do a count of those onscreen that were once presumed dead? I want whatever they are drinking, b/c I don’t think anyone ever dies? Even Luke was at one point presumed dead before as well, no? Anna, Duke, Robin, AJ, Todd, (Michael, for some)… I’m thinking pretty soon, there will be more dead folks on the show than live ones (with Robert & Helena back – who else?) Maybe in the end – they’ll realize they actually ARE all dead!

  9. Avatar of tfcocs
    tfcocs

    [quote=logan_echolls]
    Now on to this Sabrina news. Seriously, she’s related to Juan??? Of all the old characters. Then she said Juan told her to go to GH. So why didn’t Sabrina tell Liz when she first got there. That could have established Sabrina with a friend instead of as a Patrick stalker. It just makes no sense to me.[/quote]

    I took that reference to be something of an in-joke. After all, Becky Herbst is married to Michael Saucido, who played Juan. IIRC, Juan was Miguel and Lily’s love child, which makes her (sort of) related to Sonny, in a very indirect fashion (Uncle Sonny?).

  10. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=tfcocs]I took that reference to be something of an in-joke. After all, Becky Herbst is married to Michael Saucido, who played Juan. IIRC, Juan was Miguel and Lily’s love child, which makes her (sort of) related to Sonny, in a very indirect fashion (Uncle Sonny?).[/quote]
    As I understand it, Sabrina would only have to be Juan’s adoptive cousin as he was adopted by the Santiago family.

  11. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    [quote=soapjunkie88]As I understand it, Sabrina would only have to be Juan’s adoptive cousin as he was adopted by the Santiago family.[/quote]

    Not to be snarky, but I HATE seeing “only” and “adoptive” in the same sentence. Just pointing that out.

  12. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    It suggests that an adopted child is ONLY an adopted child, and somehow less than other children. That’s the way it comes across when it’s expressed that way, anyway.

  13. Avatar of bishbay
    bishbay

    I think soapjunkie was making the point that Sabrina and Juan wouldn’t have any ties to Sonny because they were part of a different family (not Lily’s or Miguel’s). I hope so, anyway. If it was meant the way TV Gord thought it was then I completely agree that it is not an appropriate sentiment.

  14. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=bishbay]I think soapjunkie was making the point that Sabrina and Juan wouldn’t have any ties to Sonny because they were part of a different family (not Lily’s or Miguel’s). I hope so, anyway.[/quote]

    Yes of course I was.
    I didn’t mean to offend anyone by saying the word “only”. It was just to make the point that Sabrina has no ties with Sonny whatsoever.

  15. Avatar of THEBEST
    THEBEST

    They do need to wrap the “Robin’s alive” story. Love Jason Thompson, but I say let Kimberly come back to wrap the story & leave town with Patrick & Emma.

  16. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    I think Robin’s “death” and the subsequent turns have been handled beautifully. As opposed to some other storylines (Kat/onnie, Cole/Hope, etc.) this particular story not needed to rush to and end. The pacing is just right, it gives Patrick the option of exploring other things. And we all know Robin will eventually turn up, so it is all good. Mostly I guess I am happy for Jason Thompson, for getting such great material, and indeed explore life a bit without Robin.

    Also I love how this storyline has brought little Emma to the forefront. I swear, she has to be the cutest little girl I have seen in GH – right after Robin herself! It was so nice and befitting to see a flashback of young Robin and then have scenes with little Emma! Loved it!

    The use of flashbacks have been outstanding on the show anyway. The Monica & Alan flashback was awesome! Really reminded me what a spitfire Monica always was.

    Jason’s death need to be resolved so they can hold a funeral. I want Sam to come to terms with it so she is able to move on with her life.

    Love Maxie! I’m sorry but she should never have scenes with Starr, cause, well Starr is kind of out of her league there.

    There just HAS to be something off about Ellie! She is waaaayy too nice and perfect. I could totally see that she is working for someone to get intel on people.

    Lulu & Dante discussing their messed up families was a hoot. So Laura is currently in Paris, huh……..? ;)

  17. Avatar of Tris Drake
    Tris Drake

    Why doesn’t Patrick have caller I’D? I’m pretty happy Robin is being kept from Emma. Now she knows how AJ. Jason,Monica and Alan have all admitted they did AJ dirty. Robin only fessed up out of jealousy. Even the great Jason was kept from Jake. I’m Just really tired of seeing her here and there. Is she in or is she out?

  18. Avatar of liason4real
    liason4real

    I hate to sound like a wet blanket, but actors (KMc, SBu, and JJ) that choose to leave the show should not hold their ex co-workers (JT, RH and KeMo)hostage while they are living their dreams. Unless JT, RH and KeMo want to leave GH then there is no need for these people to lose their jobs because of their ex co-workers.

  19. Avatar of Cyberologist
    Cyberologist

    There was more than enough time for a JaSam divorce with McBam hitting the sheets long before Sam found out her baby was alive.

    This gave me a chuckle do you honestly think they would write the over propped/pimped princess to hit the sheets unless she believes Jason is firmly dead? No way she doesn’t get this kind of (Elizabethan) writing they have carefully honed the writing for Sam years and years of it I saw the orchestration beginning around 2007-2008. She is being written now as “proactive” They can glue John McBain to her just like their pseudo triangle with Jason they dragged Elizabeth in to give her reason…

    Sam will get the writing to have a dang good reason to hit it w/McBain … ya see she thinks Jason isn’t dead she’ll (like the lapse in judgment) have it explained away …like “a moment of weakness” after grieving for her husband they certainly wont write her the merry widow with Jason Morgan’s seed. Just before they do the deed Jason will rise like a phoenix and walk the water of the port…and interrupt them.

    This is the kind of writing JaSam gets. They will have McBam making goo-goo eyes at each other until St. Jaysus parts the sea… errr.. parts the port.

    None of that nonsense Elizabeth and Nik went through at the beginning the dialog was so bad for them scriptwriters couldn’t even come up with an explanation which is why they had very little dialog then.

    I’m hoping they do more with McBain then serve as a JaSam prop (as most characters do)……like they did Elizabeth seems like he needs something else to do. He’s been circling around Jason/Sam since his first scene on the job.

    PS I’m liking the AJ storyline seeing Monica/AJ/Cook/Tracey’s response is priceless,

    Enjoyed the Emma/Robin scenes with her little telephone. Also with Anna and Finola got to dance the tango with Duke..I’m actually looking forward to the show….I know I know ReRon this and that but I give ole boy is props and Kudos when he’s writing right…

    Hey Ron can you put Elizabeth on your storyboard now?

  20. Avatar of liason4real
    liason4real

    Cyber,,, SBu gave a 90 day notice that he was leaving the show which would have been around the end of June. SBu publically announced his leaving around the end of August to TV Guide. There was plenty of time to have a JaSam divorce and McBam hitting the sheets before SBu’s TV Guide interview. RC turned Ewen cray cray with faking Robin’s death and kidnapping Liz instead of allowing Liz/Ewen to date since SBu was leaving the show. I would rather see Liz out on fun dates with Ewen instead of having to prop JaSam.

    When you look at the B&B tribute to Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) after being on the show for 25 years, Jason’s “death” has been so lackluster and just a blip on the screen with no flasbacks of SBu’s 21 years on the show.

    Sonny, Carly, Michael, Monica and Liz barely act like Jason is dead, while Sam ( :D ) takes her baby out on stroller rides to the docks where the man died.

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