General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations

Faison expresses his discontent with Duke for lying to him, but Duke thinks he got what he deserved.  Faison reminds Duke he found him rotting in a prison and brought him to a better place. However, Duke feels the hospital isn’t any better than prison. Duke says he complied with all of Faison’s demands, but Faison disagrees. He knows Duke gave him a false memory, and can't trust him anymore. Duke wonders if things aren’t going as planned in Port Charles, but Faison assures him Anna doesn't suspect a thing.

Duke says Faison is doomed to fail because he didn't give him just one incorrect memory.  Faison vows to repay Duke for lying. Duke will die satisfied knowing Faison will join him soon. Faison agrees to keep Duke alive for now. Duke says Anna will never fall for Faison, but he plays Anna’s voice message and claims she’s already fallen. 
As Anna leaves a voice message for Duke, Dante ushers AJ into the police station. Anna can't believe it since AJ is supposed to be dead. AJ counters by bringing up Anna's return from the dead. Dante shows her AJ’s list of charges, which include, kidnapping, fraud and attempted murder.  Anna says to book him, as Michael arrives to keep AJ company.  Michael says Monica is calling a lawyer, but he wants to call Alexis. AJ points out Alexis won’t help him since she’s Kristina’s mother and works for Sonny. 
Dante advises Michael he doesn’t owe AJ anything, and his criminal father should put in prison. AJ tells Dante to stop meddling in his family affairs, but Dante says he’s family as well, since he’s Michael’s brother via Sonny. 
AJ claims Sonny bought Dante’s way onto the force, and implicates Sonny as the culprit in the meat hook incident. Dante says Sonny never kidnapped children, but AJ disagrees because he forcibly took Michael away from him.  Dante asks for proof and AJ accuses Dante of expunging Sonny’s file.  Anna tells Dante he’s too close to the case and he should go home. 

Carly wonders why Monica can’t see AJ for who he really is.  Monica believes AJ was desperate thanks to Carly and Sonny.  Carly affirms AJ deserves to be in prison, and she doesn’t regret any of her actions.  Carly goes through AJ’s laundry list of crimes, and berates Monica for watching Michael suffer when she knew AJ was alive.  Monica admits she was desperate because her grandson was stolen, and AJ had been put through the ringer. 

Carly claims AJ destroyed his own life, and won’t get a chance to have a relationship with Michael now.  After she storms out, Monica informs Alice that AJ has been arrested.  Alice expresses her sympathy, but feels they have bigger fish to fry because Tracy is free. 

Milo confesses to Sonny that Kate came onto him at the bachelorette party.  Sonny knows it wasn’t Kate, but Connie.  Trey stops by to apologize for not getting Connie committed.  Sonny assures him it's not his fault, and Kate wouldn’t have abandoned him. He wonders if Trey wants to get to know his mother. 
Connie forces Johnny to sign some papers, and heads out. Lulu shows up and Johnny invites her in. Again, Lulu asks Johnny what Connie has on him.  Johnny admits Connie is holding something over his head, but he can’t confide in Lulu because it would put her in a bad spot with Dante.  Lulu realizes it’s bad and wishes she could help.  Lulu tells Johnny about her adoption agency fiasco. Johnny offers to make some calls, but Lulu doesn’t think it's a good idea. She mentions Dante’s suggestion of surrogacy to Johnny.
Lulu says surrogacy is expensive, but there is no other choice than to let a stranger into their lives.  Johnny knows she needs to fill the hole in her heart, and thinks it's a good idea. He's confident she'll love the child no matter what.
Starr begs Todd not to tell Carly about AJ, and he promises he won't.  Connie pops up, and Starr angrily wonders why she isn’t in Shadybrook.  Connie explains her recent victory in court, and tells Todd she wants her magazine back.  Starr says her father isn’t giving the magazine to a monster, but Connie says he’s bound contractually. She shows him a form signed by Johnny that has a note telling Todd to give the magazine back or else.
Todd agrees to give her the magazine, and Starr storms out. Connie asks for the office, but Todd refuses to give it to her. He mentions he could have gotten rid of her, and Connie agrees to share the office with him.  
Tracy storms into the house, determined to get back at Alice. The two have an epic fight involving an oar and a fire poker.  Monica finally gets them to stop, and Tracy decides she wants to call the police on AJ.  Monica tells her Carly already did, so Tracy calls the police on Alice and Monica. Anna arrives to arrest them, personally. 
Carly interrupts Sonny and Trey's conversation, and informs Sonny that AJ is alive. She also tells him Dante arrested AJ.  Sonny figures the cops can handle it and only hopes Michael doesn’t hear about it, but Carly says Michael already knows.  She claims AJ played on Michael’s emotions and painted himself as the victim.  Sonny vows that AJ won’t take Michael away from him. 
Dante finds Lulu and tells her he was given the night off.  Lulu admits she’s been looking into surrogacy. 
Starr calls Michael to apologize that Todd knows AJ is alive.  Michael tells her Carly turned AJ in to the police.
Sonny visits AJ in his cell. 
Faison dons another Duke mask, and heads back to Port Charles. 


30 Responses

  1. Profile photo of nysam

    Johnny & Lulu were great together today. Would like to see them together and phase Dante out.

    Once Monica gets out on bail she better kick Tracy to the curb.

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    Blah- I just couldn’t stand Dante defending Sonny. While I love MB and LW I am sick of their characters getting passes on everything. How childish does Sonny sound- He isn’t taking my son. I wish people would realize Michael is an adult- he can’t be “taken”. My biggest wish is to see a Q Thanksgiving with Michael, Sam and Danny there. Michael taking on a role of protector for Danny and protecting his interest in ELQ..

    I just want Carly to shut it- and maybe for Monica to slaap her again..

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    J Bernard Jones

    You know what else was something to behold? Milo telling Sonny about stripping at the party, Sonny saying he didn’t want to hear about it — then a beat — Sonny looks at Milo’s sweaty wet chest — and asks “What stripping?”

    I howled! LOL

    Plus, Anders Hove is marvelous!

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    [quote=curacaoman]Pompous Ass Dante is back! I am glad that Michael reminded him that his own father shot him.[/quote]

    I was also glad Michael reminded him Sonny shot him in the chest. They need to get Dante out of the police station. He acts like a hypocrital fool when he defends Sonny. Also he acted butt hurt when Michael said AJ was his father. He got all jealous.

    So over Sonny “boxing” Also I can’t believe that CuJo actually said AJ pushed her down the stairs. Anyone looking at that clip can see he let go of her arm and she fell down the stairs. She was the one who made herself fall down the stairs. I so hope Michael and AJ bond.

    Love the Faison and Duke scenes. The one thing I noticed, both Robin and Duke said Anna wouldn’t fall for Faison’s fake Duke. I just hope Anna figures it out herself and not have Robert come to save her.

    I want Johnny/Lulu back together. I just can’t stand Dante. LOVED Tracy today. LOVED IT!!!!!

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    Another great episode! Has Leslie Charleson had a day off in the past month?? I’m afraid I may lose my mind from being so excited about the Quartemaines being front and center after a decade of being destroyed by Phelps and Guza. Ron is achieving a brilliant mix of humor and drama with the Q’s. This is EXACTLY how the greatest family in soap history should be written!!! Hoping a few more Q’s come back to the fold.

    Love how every episode gives us some hilarious dialogue. Fave from this episode…
    Sonny “What year is it?”
    Milo “Fall”
    Sonny “Close enough”

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    This has always been my issue with GH and DANTE. Dante is Sonny’s son and Sonny is a murderous mobster and criminal. Dante knows all of it. Dante has turned a blind eye to Sonny shooting out Johnny’s bedroom wall when Johnny was in bed with Connie/Kate. Dante has turned a blind eye to Sonny brandishing a firearm and shooting it. Dante has turned a blind eye to Sonny shooting him at blank shot range only to discover he is his father. Dante has lied for others who have committed crimes.

    YET he arrests AJ and makes it seems as though AJ is as bad as Jerry Jax or even Sonny or Jason. This has always been the problem with Dante in that he is selective in his HOLIER THAN THOUGH stance on so many people because he gives a free pass to others left right and center. Shall we not forget that even though AJ may have kidnapped a child, it was his own child and that child was “manipulated” out of his custody. AJ attempted to murder someone while Jason, Sonny and others have done far worse and Dante has given them freedom to walk.

    Long ago I voiced my concern over this and now its coming back and makes Dante look weak and pathetic because he acts as though he is the only COP in town with a conscience when he is truly just a “bad cop”.

    The less Dante is “tough cop” the better.

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    Tris Drake

    Monica on the floor with that vase! Good times at the Q mansion. I was rolling! And as if Sonny could knock Milo out. Love AJ getting all this airtime. I’m actually loving Michael.

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    I just want someone to ask Carly why Sonny and Jason never had to go to jail for murdering people, but AJ has to go to jail for kidnapping? And I want that person to insist on an answer from Carly. And yes, AJ coming back and the news that Robert is coming back has me watching again. Damn…this show is like crack.

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    I’m going to defend Dante here. Granted, when he was talking, I wanted to tell him to shut it. But the thing is, everyone in town has aided and abetted someone at some time or other, including my precious Anna with everything that Luke pulls on a regular basis. So, no one has any right to stand on a moral high ground and no one has the right to insist one person be brought to justice over another.

    Carly has been the worst over the past two days. She’s going mental on how AJ has to go to prison to pay for his crimes, and yet she’s given Sonny and Jason a pass for a billion years. It’s one or the other, you can’t pick and choose like it’s a buffet.

    Having said that, AJ did kidnap three children and he did shoot his father in the back and getting away with that completely, doesn’t sit well with me.

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    I am not a Dante fan, but why is everyone crapping on Dante? Dante doesn’t know AJ for anything else but his rap sheet. Further, what Sonny did has no bearing to what AJ was going to jail for. So what? They are both criminals. There is proof to what AJ did (I assume), but not for Sonny. He is going with the information that he has.

    Further he understands the emotions that Michael is going through. The need to get to know his father, versus the reality of who his father is. Dante immediately rejected then forgave, Michael is still in the middle. What Dante is trying to do is push Michael away so that he can think and gather his bearings.

    I saw nothing wrong with what Dante did.

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    I have to say everything was grand with this episode and the shocker was with Connie and Todd. The fact that they may have Connie run Crimson may attract Kate fans back. And both Todd and Connie sharing an office will be fantastic. There will be much chaos. Again I am thrilled that they are bringing back Crimson and hopefully Connie can come up with a Brooklyn Bensonhurst (Snookie inspired)line. FV and RC are winning me over.

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    I have not yet watched the episode but it sounds like people are upset that Dante arrested AJ because he didnt arrest Spnny. Does that mean he has to let every arrest slide because he let Sonny slide?

    Carly is the one that bugs me. How can she applaud Jason and Sonny literally getting away with murder? She has aided and abetted. She has lived off the spoils of their crimes and raised children in the center of mob wars. She has participated in defending territory. She needs to check herself before ever trying to hold any moral highground.

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    Another great episode. How I am loving seeing the Q’s, and Tracy’s last line,” Ya’ll don’t come back now, here?” (Beverly Hillbillies). I sometimes can’t believe it’s the same show, that was once so dark a year and a half ago. Love how the writers put characters together, like Todd and Connie (Kate Sullivan has been awesome in the role), working in the same office, I’m sure there will be funny scenes.
    Kudos to Frank V and Ron C for rejuevinating a once dark, boring show. Bringing back characters from the past, giving the vets more to do, less Mob, and some really funny dialogues. GH should be the #1 soap, not Y &R (good luck to them having Jill Phelps running the show now).I look forward to watching GH every day now, which shocks even me because I could barely watch it the last 2 or 3 years.

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    I have to agree with thecourt99 in the sense that D does have a bead on the AJ vs. the bully situation as it is (still) evolving with Jr. And, yes, what he knows is what he sees on paper. It doesn’t come as a surprise to me that he would deal with this from a place of leaning towards the bully specifically because he has been the only “father” Jr. has known for the majority of his life. I take some encouragement that D didn’t voice the tired old bully mantras that usually crop up during scenes like this: “When he shot me,he didn’t know I was his son.”/”He loves his kids.”/”He’s a good man…”. (Personally I find that last one laughable and pathetic. :| ) Taking into account the conflict of interest, I’m glad that he didn’t protest Anna telling him to “..Go home.” That he shows up at the Star, plops himself down next to L, asking her how she’s doing emotionally shows me, as much as he’s concerned about the Jr./AJ/bully confab, his wife is the most important person in his life. And for me, that meltingly sweet little scene between them, inching towards the surrogacy discussion, crystalizes and encapsulates this picking up speed baby quest.

    Anything that gets JE, LC, and BW roaring through the rooms of the Q mansion is fine by me. The only thing I would’ve enjoyed more would have been Alice putting Carly in a choke hold/headlock like she dealt on Tracy :bigsmile: .

    And speaking of, I have to give LW props for presenting Carly as she truly is: The most self righteous female hypocrite currently on the GH canvas. And I’ll probably be thinking the same thing about the bully when (going on previews here), he visits with AJ in lock up. But that’s me… 0:)

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    Well, finally Jason is gone. That character never made sense to me especially on a soap opera. I noticed these writers still have the drama. I think that is because GH the last 15 years have had this stuff. It was not as central on the other shows. I have to admit I don’t care about the Duke/whats his name stuff. I am not longtime fan so for me, who cares? Bringing back old favs may be bringing old fans back.

    I hope they don’t go into all the options of couples to have babies with Dante/LuLu. I was thrilled because they had introduced adoption but it seems like they are going in another direction. Yucko. Leave the education to the medical shows and news type shows. Have them adopt or accept they will not have children.

    I agree that on this show it is crazy how Sonny/Jason always did the same things that other have done but it is all accepted. Crazy. Even good writing does not let this make sense. It never did.

    I will say they are moving towards the old soap opera stories of relationships. Wasn’t that the signature of soaps anyway.

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    [quote=thecourt99]I am not a Dante fan, but why is everyone crapping on Dante? Dante doesn’t know AJ for anything else but his rap sheet. Further, what Sonny did has no bearing to what AJ was going to jail for. So what? They are both criminals. There is proof to what AJ did (I assume), but not for Sonny. He is going with the information that he has.

    Further he understands the emotions that Michael is going through. The need to get to know his father, versus the reality of who his father is. Dante immediately rejected then forgave, Michael is still in the middle. What Dante is trying to do is push Michael away so that he can think and gather his bearings.

    I saw nothing wrong with what Dante did.[/quote]

    ^^ I couldn’t agree more! I can’t understand the hate for Dante. I could understand the hate for Dante from 2009-2011 but he is a far better character under these writers. He’s super adorable, a supportive, loving husband and makes Lulu tolerable (I find her generally cold.) He’s doing his job in arresting AJ and being protective of his little brother. The Sonny Factor of getting away with crimes has no bearing and Sonny’s ALWAYS gotten away with his crimes, no matter who the law enforcers. I don’t hold Dante anymore accountable than Mac, Taggert, Lucky or Anna!

    Overall, I enjoyed the episode but could have done without the Konnie stuff. I am annoyed by Todd being written as a buffoon. The idea of Konnie and Todd being office-mates is stupid. In fact, the Konnie stuff is ridiculous, repetitive and brings the show to a standstill. As much as I like the actors, I am beyond over Konnie and Johnny. I wish they would leave and never come back.

    Loved the action in the Q mansion and the Tracy v. Alice combat made me double over in laughter!

    Edited to add: It seems Sonny/Carly-hate is so strong it encourages AJ-love! Don’t get me wrong, I love that AJ is back because it’s good storytelling but that doesn’t mean I think he should get a pass for his heinous crimes which include shooting his father in the back and kidnapping children!

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    I loved Michael tossing the fact that Sonny shot Dante right in his face right in the middle of the police station. Hilarious. I’ve defended Dante quite a bit on this board, but his entire family (including Michael most the time) acts like they can do no wrong and that everyone else is accountable to them and it’s gone on for so long that many of us are tired of hearing it.

    Tracey was hilarious in her scenes today.

    Why didn’t Alice choke hold Carly like she did Tracey? I have to laugh anytime I hear Carly say that Aj kidnapped Michael, when she and Jax knew that baby Spencer wasn’t really Jax’s son with kung fu Barbie and was really Nicolas Cassadine’s kid and they kept him from Nic for a good long while.

    Isn’t it amazing how Sonny can always waltz back and visit whatever prisoner he wants anytime he wants? I’m probably going to tune out his entire conversation with AJ today because all Sonny ever does is threaten people and he pretty much has the same conversation with all of them (Joe, Johnny, Jax…. whomever else he’s gone up against the last 10 years or so)… it’s always how wrong they are and how they’re going to go down for something and how he’s always so perfect and innocent. I’m so over the deja vu.

    AJ didn’t push Carly down those stairs years ago. They were arguing, she got in his face, he grabbed her arm, and she jerked away from him causing herself to fall. They were both at fault, but AJ did not push her. I hate it when she tells people that.

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    I can only speak for myself right now- but just because I didn’t like his dialogue doesn’t mean I hate Dante. I usually like him most of the time- I just disliked the way he was taking a stance yesturday. I did love when Michael tossed in the part of about Sonny shooting Dante. Yes AJ has done aawful things but I hate that people think he is more awful or had worst crimes than Sonny… I also wish people would stop treating Michael like he is a kid that could be brainwashed. For years I have wondered why Sonny and Carly act like it’s so awful to be a part of the Q’S.. So it would be awful that Michael has a chance to run a corporation- a nice normal life..

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    did Sonny really say that no kids have been harmed around him?

    Michael shot?
    Kristina nearly blown-up by him?
    Didnt he shoot Alcazar and hit Carly in the head while she was preggers?
    He SHOT Dante in the chest.

    That’s just one for each ‘living’ kid.

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    Daniel St. John

    The thing I have always hated about the AJ vs The.Unholy Trinity dynamic is how AJ’s every fault and crime is constantly used to define him as a loser or monster but no one does the same with Sonny/Carly/Jason or if there awfulness is brought up it is discounted as being sour grapes or not as valid as AJ’s indiscretions.
    AJ is a hot mess…everyone in PC knows it and he is ever allowed to forget it. But he is no greater a scumbag than the majority of the citizens of PC and he is definitely not worse than Sonny who is a murderous thug no matter how hard the various writers of GH try to sugarcoat it.
    So for Dante to go outside his role as a cop and start being personally judgmental of AJ’s actions when he is actively covering up the similar actions of Sonny is where he deserves to get criticized.

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    Ron & Frank know daytime. These two should be in charge of every soap opera still left on the air. I love how they have fused some of Llanview’s favorite residents into GH. I love how they listened to the fans and are featuring the Q’s more and have brought back various fan favorites for story arcs, like Heather, Duke, Faison, etc. They are even bringing back the Nurse’s Ball- and Lucy Coe for a bit. The show is balanced. Sonny is still part of the show, but isn’t the show. While I miss Jason, there is still plenty for me to tune into! Keep it up, Ron & Frank. I am loving it!

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