General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations



 

The Quartermaines say their goodbyes to Edward in the crypt, but soon begin squabbling about AJ and his many mistakes. Michael steps up and stops the argument.   Tracy seems to be the family member struggling the most with Edward’s passing. AJ says a few words about Edward, and claims that his own ‘death’ changed him into the man he should be. He promises to make Edward proud.  Tracy places Edward’s cap on his tombstone. 
 


Molly and Kristina run into Sam at the funeral and invite her to dinner.  As they’re leaving, Kris runs into Trey, who’s been living and working at the church since Maxie evicted him.  She offers to buy him lunch. 
 
Maxie has no interest in Spinelli now that he’s chosen Ellie over her.  Spin updates Sam on Maxie's latest confession, and the outcome of the situation. Sam asks what Spin would have done if Ellie wasn’t in the picture, but he doesn't think it matters. He changes the conversation topic to Jason’s investigation.  Sam admits John thinks Jason is dead, and wonders if Spin thinks the same thing.
 
Spinelli points out there is no proof that Jason is alive. He wants to believe in Jason's return, but he doesn’t have Sam's faith.  Ellie arrives, and apologizes for being late.  Spin introduces her to Sam and the baby.  She asks if Maxie was able to comfort him for the funeral in her absence, but he admits Maxie didn’t. 
 
Maxie wants Lulu to tell her what to do with her life, since she has no job or purpose.  Lulu explains about the failed adoption and the possible surrogacy.  Lulu says they met with potential candidates, but didn’t feel comfortable with any of them.  Maxie offers to be the surrogate for Lulu and Dante.
 
Molly joins Starr at Kelly’s, and tells her that she finished writing her novel.  Starr wants to check it out, and is thrilled with what she reads.  Starr asks if Molly will try to get it published, but Molly is sure no publisher would care.  Starr says her father is a publisher, and offers to get him to read it. 
 
Kristina wonders what Trey has planned for the immediate future.  He says he came to town to do the show with her, but is thinking of leaving since his father is gone.  Trey is unsure of his next move.
 
Diane arrives at the Quartermaine mansion for the reading of the will.  Diane lists the grandchildren, which include Skye, Jason, Ned and Dillon, but not AJ.  Michael points out that AJ is also a grandchild, but Diane mentions he was dead when the will was made. However, the will states, ‘living grandchildren' and AJ is now alive, so Diane includes him.  They receive 60% of Edward’s ELQ shares.  Tracy is shocked, since this leaves her with 40%. 
 
Diane continues on that 30% of the shares will be divided between the great grandchildren, Maya, Lila Rae, Michael, Brooke and Danny.  Tracy can't believe she's only been left with 10%, but Diane breaks it to her that the remaining percentage is to be split between Monica and Alice. 
 
Tracy is shocked her father left her nothing.  Ned asks about the dispersal of Edward's cash and material possessions.  Diane says 50% goes to Habitat for Humanity, and the rest to PBS.  After everyone leaves, Diane pulls out a box and admits Edward left her something.  Tracy opens it, and finds a jar of Lila’s homemade relish.
 
 

37 Responses

  1. Profile photo of nysam
    nysam

    It appears to me that Edward left Tracy one of the best gifts possible….his and Lila’s legacy of Pickle-Lila. Edward knew that his daughter could build a succesful company so he left her with the jar of relish to get her thinking about the business and to reboot it!

    Annoyed that they named every single Q relative(even the Wards)yet they ignored Edward’s other living child, Jimmy Lee Holt. Jimmy Lee was last seen in 1986 when he married Charity and became stepfather to her son, Jonah. In the 20+ years they have been off screen I’m sure Jimmy Lee has fathered a few more Q heirs.

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    TV Gord

    I ask this as someone who hasn’t seen any interaction between Edward and Tracy in years: is this something Edward would do to his daughter? It seems unnecessarily cruel.

    It would be nice if all of the shareholders in the family would now move back into the Quartermaine mansion and revitalize the Q family storyline. I love boardroom intrigue, too!

    I like Alice being a shareholder, by the way. Today’s will reading has hopefully set up a nice new status quo on GH.

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    soapbaby

    @TVGord: I like Alice being a shareholder too! I thought AJ given a share despite being “dead” was silly. I think Heather may have had something to do with the will as a way of getting revenge on “Spanky.” Still, I like nysam’s idea better about Edward believing in Tracy’s ability to build a company from the ground up.

    Besides the Q interactions, I found the episode dull with the focus in Spixie and the return of The Davis girls. I had forgotten about Kristina so I was particularly unhappy to see her. I do generally like Molly because Haley Poulos is adorable. Kinda wanted to see TJ.

    Wasn’t that the regular priest they have on GH? I like the continuity.

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    robertscorpio

    [quote=TV Gord]I ask this as someone who hasn’t seen any interaction between Edward and Tracy in years: is this something Edward would do to his daughter? It seems unnecessarily cruel.

    It would be nice if all of the shareholders in the family would now move back into the Quartermaine mansion and revitalize the Q family storyline. I love boardroom intrigue, too!

    I like Alice being a shareholder, by the way. Today’s will reading has hopefully set up a nice new status quo on GH.[/quote]

    It didn’t surprise me that Edward would have done that to Tracy due to their history. Also, he could have made the changes after he learned that Tracy had put ELQ at risk when she revealed something about commingling ELQ funds with mob money.

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    robertscorpio

    After seeing today’s episode and the reading of the will, I’m wondering if the secret that Heather teased about last week was that Edward left Tracy nothing or did Heather take one of the pages of the will that holds a secret. It looks like they are setting up an ELQ showdown. And not to bring up OLTL but if this storyline is anything like the Dorian taking control of BE enterprises a few years ago resulting in Nash’s death, then we are in store for some good soapy drama.

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    Marcelle

    Was perusing the General Hospital about page on Jimmy Lee Holt at about.com, and wonder if THIS is the big secret Heather’s holding onto:

    “When a man named Crane Tolliver came to town, he had papers proving the entire Quartermaine clan was illegitimate because he and Lila were never officially divorced. He conspired with Susan Moore (Gail Rae Carlson) (Jason Quartermaine’s mother) to blackmail the family.

    …Robert ended up shooting Tolliver, but on his deathbed, Tolliver managed to give the incriminating unsigned divorce papers to Jimmy Lee Holt. Jimmy Lee then started to work with the devious but dumb Heather Webber on blackmailing the Qs. However, the papers were destroyed in a fire before anyone could cash in.”

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    TV Gord

    It would be interesting to see Robin Mattson and Steve Bond together again. I never saw them work together on GH, but I remember when they played brother and sister on Santa Barbara.

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    SoapyBitch

    Seeing the Q living room full of family was great. They are in desperate need of beefing up that 20-something set though because Michael’s dour mug does not cut it. I hope they bring back Dillon and I never took to the recent actress that played Brooke Lynn, but Star (is she still trying to sing) needs a Pizzazz to play off of.

    Marcelle, love that image. It brings instant joy to my face. I am just trying to remember what Sophia says when she walks in. I will need to youtube.

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    J Bernard Jones

    @Marcelle and Gord: Well, see……Crane Tolliver’s name HAS been dropped quite a few times the last couple of months, hasn’t it? LOL

    I think it is one of the top ten best soap names ever! LOL

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    J Bernard Jones

    The divorce papers were signed & Filed between Lila & Crane. Then Lila & Edward married at the Q Mansion. Lila & Edward are/were legally married when Lila died

    But…but…but….Carlivati does have a way of rewriting history! (Not a spoiler, just joshing around.)

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    Marcelle

    [quote=SoapyBitch]Marcelle, love that image. It brings instant joy to my face. I am just trying to remember what Sophia says when she walks in. I will need to youtube.[/quote]
    I have all seven seasons of this show on DVD, LOL. Now you make me want to pull out this ep, and find Sophia’s exact line, LOL. I remember she walks in with Dorothy though.

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    Nat Guy

    [quote=Marcelle]I have all seven seasons of this show on DVD, LOL. Now you make me want to pull out this ep, and find Sophia’s exact line, LOL. I remember she walks in with Dorothy though.[/quote]

    Sophia says: What they do is their business, but if I ever see your hand on Rose’s behind it will kill me!

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    J Bernard Jones

    Bombshell will readings are all the rage — can’t have a high profile soap death without at least one nuclear detonation — but Edward’s last will and testament was all sorts of greatness! Tracy’s mourning/bitterness/anger/snark was….epic! 60% of ELQ cleared off the decks from the jump! 30% dished out at the kiddie table! 5% to Monica! 5% to Alice! Let the games begin!!

    Gord asked:

    I ask this as someone who hasn’t seen any interaction between Edward and Tracy in years: is this something Edward would do to his daughter? It seems unnecessarily cruel.

    Short answer: yep….(unless there is more to be revealed….hee hee)

    Random Tidbits:

    • LOVED Baby Balkan’s reaction to Ellie! He was all “Who the f**k is this crazy chica??”

    • Diane’s handling of the will reading was completely fierce! I was half expecting her to say to Tracy, “Ho, have a seat. In fact, have several.”

    • Really liked Trey. There was a sad humbleness to him that was rather touching in a way, a far cry from the arrogant lil SOB who first appeared in Port Chuckles.

    • PBS GOT A SHOUT OUT!! Thank you, Carlivati for the thinly veiled yet hilarious sideswipe at the election year antics of “Oscar the Grouch”!

    • Have to agree with nysam about the lack of mention of Jimmy Lee Holt. Perhaps this is a wildcard being held up their sleeves? If done right (and if ABC keeps the show on the air), this story has been set up for YEARS to come….

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    jezza

    It was the episode where the old couple from Italy visited Sophia with their daughter, claiming she was Sophia’s and Dorothy was theirs. Sophia and Dorothy walked in on Blanche and Rose dirty dancing and said, “What they do is their business, but Dorothy, if I ever catch your hand on Rose’s behind, it’ll kill me.” LOL!

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    Yoryla

    This was a great continuation for the Thanksgiving episode. They were very clever that they didn’t actually show the funeral being held, but instead everyone leaving the church dressed in their blacks. That fulfilled the feeling that there was a service held. What a moment when Tracy put Edward’s cap on the tomb……..

    It’s official. I love Diane, and I love her as the Q lawyer, hoepfully she stays that way. I kept telling Tracy to please be quiet so that Diane could read the whole will in it’s entirety, lol! I do have to say it was too harsh. Tracy should have gotten at least 5 % of the ELQ stock. As much as I think Tracy can be a witch at times, she has given her heart and soul to that company, not to mention to the goal of pleasing her Daddy. It goes a little far for Edward to punish her even in his death. Then again, Edward never was any shying flower. He knew how to be ruthless. So: maybe it is like it’s supposed to be.

    The only thing that bothers me: What WAS the thing Heather was chanting about? She didn’t change anything in the will, did she? Oh please tell me she didn’t. I can’t go through another “forged will” storyline.

    I have to say, I FFd through everything else. I could care less about Kristina/Trey, Starr/Molly (a novel, really???), and Ellie/Spinelli. I do like Lulu and hope she gets her baby someway, but I’m waiting if they mention Maxie having a heart transplant…

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    ANGELWENDY15

    I was a little disappointed in today’s show after that great Thanksgiving episode and tribute to Edward. Loved the Q’s, but everyone else, Spinelli, Maxi, Trey and Kristina was a bore. I am surprised that Edward left Tracy with nothing in his will. I wonder too if Heather did something to the will, may-be she took a page with her. That is why she kept saying she knows a secret. As predicted by many, it looks like Maxie will be the surrogate but I hope also they bring up her heart transplant and that she has to be cautious with her health.

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    soapjunkie88

    Everything besides the Quartermaines was terribly boring. I’m a little bit speechless where Edward’s will is concerned. That he’s leaving nothing at all to Tracy seems a bit harsh. I don’t think that Heather had the time to do anything to the will. Besides, it looked like Edward only had a copy in the house and Diane came in with the real thing. Another thing that would speak against Edward’s will being forged is what he indeed left for Tracy. It would make no sense if the will was forged to hurt Tracy. And besides that he left her nothing, there weren’t really any surprises.

    Jimmy Lee didn’t have anything to do with the family in years. I’m not shocked that Edward left him nothing.

    I LOVED and also was kind of annoyed that Tracy had to comment on every single person named in Edward’s will and constantly interrupting Diane.

    I hope we see more of the Quartermaines. And I really hope that Skye and Ned stick around. Especially Skye. Now that A.J. is alive and some interesting stuff coming up, she just has to stay in Port Charles. I would even go that far to say that they need to put Robin Christopher under contract again … instead of some mean & annoying doctor.

    The rest of the episode … SO BORING! Maxie as a surrogate for Lulu and Dante’s kid!? Really??? I just can’t picture Maxie being happy about a pregnancy if it involves her … especially for someone else. Hope this doesn’t happen.

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    Perkie

    [quote; J Bernard] LOVED Baby Balkan’s reaction to Ellie! He was all “Who the f**k is this crazy chica??”[/quote]

    That kid has the most adorable WTF look on his face whenever someone new shows up!! Also loved that he sat there, happily munching his Cheerios while KeMo and BA did their scene.

    [quote]• Diane’s handling of the will reading was completely fierce! I was half expecting her to say to Tracy, “Ho, have a seat. In fact, have several.”[/quote]

    See, this bothered me. I normally like Diane and enjoy her snark, especially when it’s directed at Sonny. But this was over the top unecessary. Tracy just lost her father and she’s grieving and Diane is reading the will like it’s a shopping list instead of a will.

    Hated the fact that Tracy got nothing from her father. JOhn Ingle (not Edward Quartemain) reminded me a lot of my own father, who I lost two years ago, so JE’s brilliant portrayal of a woman in grief really resonated for me. So, seeing Tracy saddened by the fact that he ignored her in his death (as her sons and granddauther ignore her in life)really bothered me.

    I get they are likely setting something up, where Tracy has to climb back up the ladder, but still.

    Also, how was the math supposed to work out if AJ had still been dead? He got 12% which made everything add up nice and tidy, but that was after the will had been written. I think it would have been better, funnier, if Tracy, Monica and Alice had the same amount and were forced to deal with each other in the running of the company.

    [quote]• Really liked Trey.[/quote]

    Me too. I started wondering why we needed to lose him, especially since were gaining an unknown soon enough.

    Having Maxie as the surrogate is pretty silly. She’s a heart transplant recipient and I’m sure must take anti-rejection meds everyday. Yet, she’s willing to put her life at risk and LUlu will be willing to put her friend’s life at risk, all because Lulu didn’t click with a potential surogate? If you didn’t click with a surogate then maybe you aren’t ready to have a babay. My boss and her husband just had a baby via surogate after 12 years of trying to have a baby and while it was no picnic, not having any control over the pregnancy and dealing with someone else experiencing all the changes, they were mighty happy in the end to have their son.

    Having said that, seeing Maxie pregnant and experiencing the symptoms could be funny. KSt could pull that off.

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    DanielAvery

    I assume Edward and Diane had previously worked together on the writing of the will, so if Heather had tampered with it the other day, Diane would have recognized it was not saying what it said back when Edward expressed his wishes. As for “the secret” that Heather knows and the Q’s don’t, it would have to be something other than Tracy’s being (basically) disinherited, since Heather had to know that the will would be read soon and everyone would know its contents soon enough. Her secret would have to be something along the lines of the Jimmy Lee thing mentioned upthread, but probably with some sort of spin on it that we don’t know yet.

    Lulu and Dante couldn’t simply have a *private* adoption? I’m not keen on Maxie as surrogate mother, esp. with the heart issue. And I don’t think I could endure nine months of her whining about stretch marks, swollen ankles, the lack of high-fashion maternity wear, etc.

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    Coconutty

    Here’s something I caught when Heather was looking at the will, but have no idea what it might mean… The attorney that signed that will was not Diane. I think it was Philip Drummond, or something like that.

    The will Diane read would have been more recent and nullified the will Heather looked at. I’m going to guess that it would have revealed a secret.

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    curacaoman

    Something does not add up. Didn’t Tracy get Alan’s shares when she forged his will? All of the sudden Edward owns 100%? Was the fact that Tracy forged Alan’s will ever revealed?

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    katehhoward

    I read somewhere that Rick is coming back temporarily. That would be super great.

    Yes Edward would be that cold to Tracy. Tracy did hold daddy’s heart medication while he was having a stroke. I love the way this story is going. We are going to see Tracy the big bad bitch. Tracy is going to take down the others one by one. This story is going to be so much fun.

    Lulu and Maxi were cute but I really wanted Maxi to go back to working at Crimson. This is like when Lucy was the surrogate for Scott and Dominique. It will be a boring story. What would of really been soapy is if Heather sneaked into the lab and blackmailed one of the MDs to impregnate her with the embryo. That would give her a ticket out of jail.

    I enjoyed Trey to-day. It was so real and sincere. I hope they can find something for him, if not than recast him with a younger, hunkier hipper replacement. I love nu-Kristina but she needs something riveting. We need a Latin hunk to come in to sweep her off her feet. Thomas’ son perhaps?

    Spin and Ellie are meant to be together. Only problem I have with the actress is that she really needs botox. I mean those forehead wrinkles are a serious distraction for me. I never thought I would find someone who needs Botox as a medical necessity. Regardless Spin and Ellie are so cute I want him with her and I want them to develop the story. There is more to Ellie than we are given.

    PLEASE BRING BACK JASON QUARTERMAINE. I WANT STEVE BURTON BACK BUT AS A QUARTERMAINE. I MISS SEEING HIM WITH SAM. I KEEP THINKING HE MIGHT RETURN. I WOULD WELCOME THE RETURN OF JASON QUARTERMAINE. Imagine Jason returning as quartermaine and Carly and Sonny thing Jason Morgan is back until Jason lashes out at them for turning him into a killer when his whole life he wanted to save people. OMG how awesome would that be.

    LOVE THE MAYA WARD AND DILLON SHOUT OUTS.

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    J Bernard Jones

    Perkie wrote

    I normally like Diane and enjoy her snark, especially when it’s directed at Sonny. But this was over the top unecessary. Tracy just lost her father and she’s grieving and Diane is reading the will like it’s a shopping list instead of a will.

    I don’t disagree with you here. I should have clarified that I loved Ms. Hennesy’s performance. What I took from the way Diane read the will was that she was relating it the way Edward might have dictated it. I can see Edward — who really could be cruel, cruelly mischievous, or mischievously cruel — chuckling with Diane about Tracy’s reaction. And also knowing Edward there might be more to come; he often revealed his motives or that he knew certain things long after he had already set things in motion.

    Hated the fact that Tracy got nothing from her father.

    I’m curious to where it is all going. Lila’s pickled relish has a deeper meaning going forward, I’m sure….or at least I hope.

    JOhn Ingle (not Edward Quartemain) reminded me a lot of my own father, who I lost two years ago, so JE’s brilliant portrayal of a woman in grief really resonated for me. So, seeing Tracy saddened by the fact that he ignored her in his death (as her sons and granddauther ignore her in life)really bothered me.

    First, let me extend my condolences for your loss; my father died about 3 years ago; my mother about 31 years ago and the death of a loved parent can still be bracing regardless of the time they have been gone. So, in that regard, I’ve been completely enthralled with Jane Elliott these last few episodes, more than usual. She’s had to play so many emotions so quickly over such a short period of time that it has been nothing less than astounding. I think, as nasty as Tracy can be (and the death of a loved one really can bring out the worst in people), there is a great deal of sympathy also being portrayed both in the writing (and direction/editing) as we see almost every single crack in Tracy’s facade and in Elliott’s excellent performances.

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    JASAMMABBY

    I just love baby Danny.. He is so stinking cute- the way he watches the camera men- then the way he stares at people talking. He seems so at ease chillin in Kemo’s lap. I think a new theme on this show should be Danny in every scene just listening eating his cheerios. Enjoyed seeig the friendship between Sam and Spin. Loved my SpinEllie..

    Loved how the will was read. Not sure if this was answered but what would have happened to the 12% that AJ got. Did Edward know he was alive?

    I just can’t imagine Edward being that cruel to Tracy. I hope that he was just really showing her that she is like her Mother. She can build anything she wants- just like Lila go their fortune back..

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    J Bernard Jones

    A GH HISTORY QUESTION: For those far more knowledgeable than myself, what ever happened to the company Pickle-Lila?

    From what I’ve been able to gather, Lila founded it after Monica & Sean bankrupted ELQ. Pickle-Lila was a huge success and it helped bring the family back from disaster. But….does anyone know if ELQ bought out Lila for Pickle-Lila or did Lila just fron the money to Edward & the clan to get ELQ back on its feet, leaving Pickle-Lila (or its remaining fortune) in Lila’s control?

    (Mind you, I haven’t seen today’s episode and won’t until later tonight, so I don’t know if it has been addressed on today’s show.)

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    spudfarm

    [quote=Perkie]Also, how was the math supposed to work out if AJ had still been dead?[/quote]

    I wondered this too, but I just figured that it was set up that the 60% will be divided between the grandchildren, and therefore Diane did the math in her head to change each person’s 15% to 12%.

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    liason4real

    I loved the fact that Tracy only received a jar of Lila’s pickle relish, since she and Luke stole Jake’s inheritance when Alan died. And yes, we all know that Liz/Jason/Jake had no idea that Alan left the little boy an inheritance.

    JE as Tracy Q has been the bomb the last few weeks, so here’s hoping that the actress continues to be front and center where she no longer has to wait on AG’s Luke for a story line.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    I agree with perkie. thought it was unnecessarily cruel since apparently he didnt even explain in the will why she got nothing. Im also baffled about the percentage. tracy did steal the inheritance that really should go to danny now that jake is dead as well as the shares alan left skye and it stands to reason that if alan had shares tracy would have been given some shares in her own right as well. with her shares, the jasons baby shares, the skye shares through alan and ned and dillons support that should give her control of the company. Im also confused as to how the shares work out if aj wasnt accounted for in the 12 percent and now he counts. Finally what happened to sonny and jax having shares. didnt sonny have jasons shares and jax have shares at some point. And didnt paul hornsby have shares. i suspend a lot of reason at times with soaps but if you are going to tell a story where who has what shares matter, then those shares should be explained even with a throw away line like tracy saying she sold her shares to keep them out of anthony’s hands. I can tell you for example on bold and the beautiful who exactly owns what shares of the company.

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    Perkie

    When Alan’s will was changed, didn’t someone find out what Tracy and Luke had done and have it changed back? For some reason I’m remembering it that Tracy didn’t get away with it. Although that could totally be something that I made up in my head, which I did plenty in the horrid Guza years!!

    I think the problem with the whole Edward not leaving Tracy anything has more to do with John Ingle, for me. The last we saw of Edward he was this frail old man, willing to give up his antidote to save a little girl who isn’t even a part of his family. He also seemed to be in a good place with Tracy at that time. I can’t picture that man leaving nothing for his daughter.

    I think if JI hadn’t passed and they were simply getting rid of the Edward character by having him pass, and the last we saw of him was his old curmudgeonly old self, yelling at Tracy and Alice, then I can picture that Edward being cold hearted.

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    JASAMMABBY

    I thought it was just Alans ghost coming to make her feel guilty..I don’t think they were caught. At the time that they changed the will did Tracy know about Jake? I thought Luke told her after Liz told Laura?

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    EricasEvilTwin

    I thought they all knew tracy changed the will but couldnt prove it and given that no one wanted to run the company they just let it stand. They didnt know about jake at the time so it wasnt like monica had a grandchild to fight for, she had no love loss for skye at the time so she wasnt apt to go to bat to benefit her (vs. tracy who she has a long history with) aj had to stay hidden so monica wasnt going to go to bat for him, and jason didnt want to run the company. those were the people that got cheated from the change and thats why i thought they left it.

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