General Hospital SPOILERS: Battle For ELQ Begins and Skye and Carly Are ROCKED by Identity of Blair's Groom!

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As the Quartermaines mourn Edward (the late John Ingle), battle lines are drawn over the future of ELQ this week on General Hospital. Elsewhere in Port Chuck, Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) vows to save Anna (Finola Hughes) from whatever nefarious plot "Duke" (Ian Buchanan) has in store for her!

Skye and AJ vs. Auntie Tracy: AJ's (Sean Kanan) sense of self-worth could use a pick-me-up. The back-from-the-dead scion worries he isn't worthy of an inheritance from Edward. Look for his adopted sister Skye (Robin Christopher) to have his back. Considering Skye knows all about the dirty mob money Tracy funneled into the family firm, she could prove quite the ally to Junior in his fight for control. Expect Skye to seek out Johnny (Brandon Barash) to fill in the blanks regarding Tracy's shady moves.

Skye and Carly Wonder Why Blair is Marrying Alcazar!: When Skye isn't helping her brother, she'll be reconnecting with fellow former Llanview resident Todd Manning (Roger Howarth). Don't expect these two to chew the fat about Messica's latest shenanigans back home, or the gossip at the Bonjour Cafe; Skye still hates Todd as much as ever and vice versa! This puts her on a dangerous, crash course with Todd's biggest defender — Carly (Laura Wright).

Skye isn't thrilled with Carly's treatment of AJ, or Jax (Ingo Rademacher) for that matter. However, when the two women discover the striking resemblance Blair Cramer's (Kassie DePaiva) intended husband bears to a mutual—and supposedly dead—ex of theirs, it's time for a road trip!

Robert is on "Duke's" case: Anna Devane is the most sought after woman in upstate New York. Not only does she have the captive attention of former husbands "Duke" and Robert, but ex-lover Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) got himself jailed in a Turkish prison because of his concern over her! As the audience is already privy to, Luke and Robert's concern is more than warranted. The question is, will Robert be able to prove that "Duke" is up to no good before Anna consummates her relationship with Cesar Faison (Anders Hove)?

As with the brewing battle for ELQ, Johnny Z. proves an integral piece in this particular puzzle, all because he spies a masked Faison doing something very un-Duke like — smoking! As both Robert and Anna start to notice things being a bit off with "Duke", look for Faison to become murderously desperate...

The Helena Factor: Everyone's favorite, 70-something lady villain is back! Remember how Helena (Constance Towers) and Faison teamed up to make Luke and Laura (Genie Francis) believe their child was dead? Get ready for some Déjà vu. Poor, poor Robin (Kimberly McCullough).

Skate-frontations: After kidnapping Connie (Kelly Sullivan) and forcing her into psychiatric treatment, Sonny (Maurice Benard) finally realizes why Kate's alter hates him so much. How will the Dimpled Don take learning how much the woman he loves blames him for being raped as a teenager?

Maxie to a Barren Lante's Rescue: Lulu (Julie Marie Berman) and Dante (Dominick Zamprogna) are understandably wary when Maxie (Kirsten Storms) offers to be their surrogate. Look for Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) to have major concerns as well.   

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