General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations


Felicia visits Maxie and expresses her discontent with Maxie's decision to be a surrogate mother.  Felicia says she almost lost Maxie as a child, but Maxie is quick to reassure her mother the doctor will know about the transplant.  Felicia worries Maxie won’t be able to walk away from the baby, but Maxie points out that Felicia had no such problems. She immediately apologizes for the comment, because it's all in the past now. Felicia is still distressed about the situation, but promises to stand by Maxie. She even offers to take her to the hospital for her appointment. 
 


Robert asks for Dante’s help in uncovering Duke's true identity. He wants Dante to bring Duke into the station, and see how he reacts when asked about Faison.  Dante is certain Faison would see right through him, and beat the system.  Robert brings up plastic surgery, and wonders if Dante can get a warrant.  Dante agrees to help Robert because Robert’s name still carries a lot of weight at the station, but warns Robert to let him do things his way. 
 
John tells Anna that he needs a job in order to appear more stable for his son.  He asks for a position in Port Charles, since he can’t get one in Llanview.  Anna thinks he could he could be Dante’s partner, since Officer Padilla has left for New York.  John agrees, and his first assignment is to find out who shot Jason Morgan.
 
Dr. Albright’s in town, and Duke updates her on Robert's suspicions. He orders her to get rid of Robert.  She mentions if something were to happen to Robert, all fingers would be pointed in Duke's direction. After Duke leaves, Robert breaks into his apartment.  Dr. Albright hides, and makes a quick escape when Robert goes into another room. She calls Duke and tells him about Robert.
 
Sabrina’s excited about her breakfast date with Patrick to discuss the Nurses’ Ball.  She confides in Felix about Patrick, and they discuss the details of the Nurses’ Ball.

Lulu informs Patrick of her decision to allow Maxie to be her surrogate. He sings Maxie’s praises, and assures her that Maxie is a wonderful choice.  Britt walks up, saying she’s Lulu’s doctor and they need to get started.  
 
Tracy invites Sam to the mansion for tea, but AJ quickly tells Sam that Tracy is after the Morgan’s 18% shares in order to get control of ELQ.  Sam questions the shares Jason already had, but Tracy says all other shares were subordinate to Edward's. He reacquired them all prior to his death.  Tracy knows she’s done an excellent job as CEO, and accuses AJ of trying to solicit Sam’s shares.  Sam soon realizes her votes hold all the power in the battle for ELQ.

AJ reminds Sam of how Tracy treated her in the past, and things she could gain some serious payback by having her fired. Tracy tells Sam that ELQ is Danny’s legacy, and she shouldn't let AJ manipulate her.  After Tracy leaves, Sam informs AJ that she doesn’t want anything to do with ELQ, and believes Tracy has been doing a good job.  AJ asks if she’ll join him for tea, and Sam agrees. 
 
Sam thanks him for calling her when Edward was dying so he could meet Danny.  AJ confesses his desire to make Edward proud, and get things right.
 
John stops by the Quartermaine mansion to ask Tracy about Joe’s involvement with Jerry.  He wonders if she ever overheard Joe talking to someone who would have been in charge.  As Sam is leaving, she apologizes to John for snapping at him the last time they were together.  John tells her it's okay, and she was right. He’s got a job on the PCPD force, and is officially on Jason's case.
 
Sabrina and Patrick meet, and she conveys her plan to ask the Port Charles One Percenters to donate to the Nurses’ Ball.  Patrick bursts her bubble a little when gives her some background of the crew and their money. Carly's money is tied up in the hotel, Sonny and Johnny's money is dirty, and Tracy has already turned her down. He doesn’t know about Todd, but feels he wouldn’t want to donate.  Sabrina is surprised to hear about Sonny's mobster ways, since she saw photos of him and Robin together.  Patrick brings up his unresolved feelings about Sonny shooting a gun in his home, and Sabrina holds his hand in comfort. 
 
Maxie and Dante arrive at the hospital and join Lulu for the doctor's appointment. Britt begins by assuring Maxie they will be monitoring Maxie’s anti-rejection medications, but the transplant should not interfere with the surrogacy.  Britt goes over the entire procedure in detail, and tells them it will have significant demands on all of them, especially Maxie.  Maxie and Lulu are sure of their decision, and hold hands in preparation to get things started. 
 
Duke runs into Anna, and presses her about going away on their trip.  He gets the call about Robert from Dr. Albright, and tells Anna that someone has broken into his place. He needs the police, so the two head over there.  Anna catches Robert red handed, and is furious he illegally entered Duke’s apartment. Duke claims he won’t press charges, and Robert tells Anna that she’s being played.  Anna accuses Robert of being arrogant, and trying to dictate her life.  Robert says he’s trying to save her life, and ousts Faison as Duke.   
 
 
 

43 Responses

  1. Profile photo of soapbaby
    soapbaby

    I am going to dedicate this post to the introduction of Felix:

    LIPSTICK!!! Seriously?! That was extreme. I’m all for representations of gay men even if it approaches some stereotypes but the first thing we learn about this character is that he carries lipstick and offers to give a woman a makeover ala Queer Eye! What if an African-American character was presented speaking broken English and craving fried chicken and watermelon?! What if a Latino character was presented wearing a sombrero while eating a taco?! Why is that some stereotypes are justified and others are completely unacceptable by writers and the majority of viewers?

    A representation of an effeminate gay man does not have to rely on widely-held stereotypes of gay men. A BIG problem for me in Ron Carvialti’s writing is that he crafts caricatures more often than actual characters. I like Ellie because she is an exception. She could have easily been a stereotypical nerd but she was quickly shown to be smart, spunky and forward. Mousy Nurse and Bitchy Doctor are just caricatures and not real characters. Sabrina and Britt have no motivations beyond hounding Patrick. Sabrina is nice and Britt is not nice (even mean to Emma ala Cruella DeVille.) I wish the writers would thread storytelling and lay foundation for quality characters or not introduce the character at all. I mean Liz, Patrick, Alexis, Mac and Felicia could use MEANINGFUL story instead of crowding the already full canvas with superficial characters and insultingly stupid stories. It’s really indefensible and I tried to defend Felix because he is super-cute but his introduction hurts alot. Character development please!!!

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    nysam

    For a minority that is rarely represented on TV why in the world do shows most often present the gay as a walking stereotype??? Most gay men are not Paul Lynde or Carson Kressley! Carlivati & Valentini are both gay men and should know better. Lipstick? Nurse? Sassy & quick witted? Ready to perform a makeover? This isn’t only insulting to gay men, but it is also more of rip-off of UGLY BETTY and the over the top gay sidekick.

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    bishbay

    I can deal with a gay character being a sassy nurse–but carrying lipstick and going into makeover mode? REALLY? This show has a gay EP and gay headwriter? What’s going on? Is Felix actually going to end up being bisexual and married to a woman, with a baby on the way?

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    logan_echolls

    Thank you so much for mentioning the lipstick. Seriously who carries lipstick on them? I know plenty of gay men who carry lip gloss but that’s something completely different. That was so freakin cliche.

    This Felix is a contract character and I do like him but that was too much. At least he says Dr. Westnile

    Also I didn’t think this was possible but I’m hating Sabrina more and more. It’s bad enough they have Liz pimping this character but now they bring on a new character (Felix) to pimp this character. If you need this many characters to pimp one character, then this Sabrina is an epic fail! I was watching the movie Sabrina this weekend. She is initially obsessed with David but later falls in love with Linus. I hope this happens so we can get over this whole Sabrina in love with Patrick crap.

    Well, finally Maxie’s MOTHER finds out about the surrogacy. Maxie went through the whole phone book telling everyone except her mother. Glad to see Britt is not only a peds doctor but an endocrinologist(?).

    Robert, super spy, don’t just break in. First listen and look to see if someone else is in there.

    Like Sam and AJ talking. Sam should know about second chances. The girl use to be a hooker! So glad she is seeing AJ trying to change and is giving him a chance. THANK THE SOAP GAWDS I got to see a Sam/John scene. Thank you!!!

    Hey Anna, could you stop telling Duke/Faison cop business.

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    tealita

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    At the risk of being beat up over it, I’m gonna admit that I liked Felix instantly. I ROFLMAO at the whole makeover thing, and Patrick’s laughter at the lipstick on Sabrina’s teeth had me in stitches.

    I laugh at a lot of stereotypes. I love the high-larious shit that people dream up, and I’m always glad when people can laugh at themselves. If this leaves you questioning my taste level, it wouldn’t be the first time, nor will it be the last. I like to think I know the difference between what’s zany, and what’s mean-spirited. I’m sure I’ve gotten it wrong before.

    I loved Ugly Betty. Do I think that Cartini’s similar attempt at satire is clumsy compared to it; that it’s not as fresh? Probably. But I busted out laughing, and I’m glad for that.

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    robertscorpio

    [quote=nysam]For a minority that is rarely represented on TV why in the world do shows most often present the gay as a walking stereotype??? Most gay men are not Paul Lynde or Carson Kressley! Carlivati & Valentini are both gay men and should know better. Lipstick? Nurse? Sassy & quick witted? Ready to perform a makeover? This isn’t only insulting to gay men, but it is also more of rip-off of UGLY BETTY and the over the top gay sidekick.[/quote]

    I didn’t believe the Felix character was insulting to gay men. Now while most gay men may not be Paul Lynde or Carson Kressley, Paul Lyndes and Carson Kressleys do exist out there so having a flambouyant gay character is not a stretch from reality. I think the character wouldn’t be seen as stereotypical if there was a wider of range of gay characters represented on daytime, but that’s not Carlivati and Valentini sole responsibility. As an African American, I wouldn’t cry stereotype if I saw a black maid character introduced and that’s mainly because more and more you are able to see African Americans in positive roles on TV. I think the same progress will have to be made with the portrayal of gay men and women on TV. And as a quick reminder, Carlivati and Valentini introduced two positive gay men in a loving relationship on OLTL and gave them a frontburner storyline so I think they do know better.

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    SavePortChuck

    Felix a stereotype? So does every gay character on soaps have to act uber-straight and be portrayed by straight men to be a true representation of a gay man??? That’s absolutely ridiculous.

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    TV Gord

    How many gay characters on TV act uber-straight? I haven’t seen a gay character portrayed on TV in years who didn’t “telegraph” the gayness in one scene (and I know I’m probably going to be proven wrong…I welcome the suggestions). I’m surprised more people (gay and straight) aren’t offended by it.

    It always astounded me how the gay community embraced Will and Grace, because I always thought they were the worst offender.

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    pjc722

    Where are all the PAID soap critics when it comes to General Hospital?! Carolyn Hinsey gets on her soap box and preaches to the choirs OVER AND OVER again when newbies are given more airtime and less introduction on every other soap but she has been silent with GH. The same with Logan at TV guide.

    No one is calling out GH for the stunt casting that happens every two weeks to the determent of character development of other characters and stories on the show. Not one storyline, except Robin’s… which has been bounced from one evil STUNT cast to another since the water poisoning… , has had any follow through with it. The water poisoning occurred and the actor who plays Jerry left along with Jax. NO NEW STORY FROM THAT. Teafinds out her child is not hers and she leaves PC and returns to Llanview and NO STORY. Even Todd basically has gotten off free. Now, we have Faison/Duke and Helena all in story and nothing will occur once these characters are gone.

    NONE of it makes for a lasting impact on the show. None of it makes for my desire to come back to the show and watch it next week. Soaps are not about explosive promos and 2 weeks of stories and then they are done. ESPECIALLY when the stories have no development.

    Then throw in 3 characters… Brit, Sabrina and now queer eye Felix and we have 3 characters thrown into the stories with main characters and NOTHING AT ALL ABOUT THEM do we care about. We know they all know one another but we don’t know them. Don’t get me on Molly writing a book and not telling anyone or that Connie will have it on shelves in 2 weeks or that the Connie/Kate story is still going. It’s all just too much with too little.

    The only bonus to the new regime is that the writing is better, the pace of each episode (not the stories) is much better and WE HAVE less Sonny every day (even though he is still written like an ass!). I’m not a fan of CONTINUOUSLY funny Todd, especially when there is drama going on but it does add to the show. As for the rest, I am not so sure.

    Demos are up but ratings numbers are overall flat. When OVERALL ratings go up then that is something to crow about. As for the 3 other soaps, see me in a year and let’s bet on which one is canceled next. Will it be Days which is a mess or will it be Y&R which is unwatchable and has the MOST HORRIBLE sets on daytime next to Days. At least on Days, the Dimera and Kiriakis mansions look like they are owned by billionaires whereas the new Newman Penthouse is no bigger than Phyllis’ place and Avery’s apt has so much more personal character. The ranch needs to be rebuilt (which they don’t plan to).

    In a nutshell, IT’S TIME FOR TV CRITICS LIKE CAROLYN HINSEY TO STOP BEING NICE AND TO START CALLING OUT THE SOAPS… INCLUDING HER FAVORITE, GH… ABOUT HOW STORIES ARE TOLD, CHARACTERS ARE DEVELOPED AND HOW THE SHAPE OF THE SHOWS ARE OVERALL. IT’S SCARY HOW LITTLE NEGATIVE THEY ARE PUTTING OUT SO THAT THE WRITERS AND PRODUCERS HEAR AND MAYBE CHANGE.

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    Steph570

    My main issue right now is here we have another actor put on contract, with a really thin resume, who can barely deliver his lines. The “West Nile” joke was nearly lost because of that and it was the only decent line in the whole conversation. I think the girl who plays Sabrina could actually have some skills but she’s trapped in a horrible story line. But this Felix is not only played by a really green actor, but the character appeared out of nowhere and wasn’t even introduced properly. I’m guessing he’s a nursing student too? I’d much rather see Sonya Eddy on my screen who is full of awesome and not even on contract at the moment. I’m just starting to FF through all the hospital scenes at this point.

    I also wanted to mention in the conversation between Patrick and Sabrina at the Metrocourt today, Patrick told Sabrina that Robin “didn’t hesitate to forgive Sonny” after he shot a gun in their house and injured Robin. Holy revisionist history Batman! She not only told Sonny to take a walk but had continued her stance against him (for the most part) at the time of her “death”. That irked me. Not to mention that whole conversation completely wiped out Sonny’s past donations to the AIDS cause, including an entire wing at GH. We all know that Patrick hates Sonny now, but that whole conversation irritated me.

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    TV Gord

    Hmmm, let’s see…what makes me want to come back and watch the show next week (and beyond):

    Who’s going to gain control of EQ?
    Will the Quartermaine Family find rejuvenation in a post-Edward world?
    What does Heather know that the Qs don’t?
    What will Anna do when she discovers she’s been duped by Faison?
    Will she find out Duke really is alive?
    How will the Robin situation work out (considering she is ultimately leaving)? Will her mother and husband ever find out she’s alive?
    How is Maxie going to screw up her deal with Lulu and Dante?
    When will Starr find out that Johnny is responsible for the deaths of Hope and Cole?
    Which way will Michael be pulled in the daddy tug of war (and will Starr’s view of him change because of it)?
    Is Todd going to continue to flirt with Carly while pursuing Blair?
    Will Lucy have a connection with Sabrina beyond their similar personalities?
    Will Skye be back?
    Is Natalie going to show up in Port Charles with a showdown over her baby with McBain?
    and last, but not least, what’s going to happen at the Nurse’s Ball?

    Oh, and is Felix really on contract???

  12. Profile photo of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    Huh, he IS on contract. I’m surprised.

    Still, the jury’s out on how “thin” his resume is. According to imdb, he’s been acting longer than Jason Thompson, for instance. He also has theater experience.

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    soapbaby

    @pjc722: I’m in agreement. After watching the scenes with Felix I started to imagine how the soap pundits (specifically here at DC) would justify this character’s introduction. It seems Ron Carvialti gets a pass on the poor because his good is great. I applaud RC & Frank Valentini for clearly loving the genre but it does not absolve them from being critiqued.

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    DonnyA2001

    I called it a couple months ago!!! I made a post about how Sabrina was going to get made over not by Liz, but by a gay male nurse and look what happened! I’m getting good at this :) If he is indeed on contract, I would like to see him get a love interest of his own and Valentini/Carlivati go all the way with the storyline! Loved him calling Britt Dr. Westnile. Felix was harmless fun, yes having lipstick was a bit stereotypical, but it’s a stereotype for a reason. All groups of people are stereotyped on tv, especially soaps. Sometimes people just have to let these things roll off their backs, it’s harmless fun. He’s a character and he has his quirks and I wanna know more about him. Would be fun if Felix was a drag queen…maybe THAT’S why he had lipstick

    FELICIA! Finally, there’s the Kristina Wagner we all know and love. She’s been getting better and I just thought her scenes with Maxie were wonderful. Something I have been waiting to see since Kristen Storms came back to town.

    I’m not gonna lie, I think I’m gonna like AJ and Sam. Throw Caleb, ugh, McBain in there and it’s gonna be good.

    I am kind of hoping this Duke/Faison thing goes somewhere pretty soon. I love all the players involved, but there’s only so long Robert can continue to be suspicious and Anna not believing anyone. They just need something big to happen.

    I also pose another question to you all, we’ve seen plenty of Llanview transplants crossing over to Port Charles, when we gonna see someone from Pine Valley? (Skye excluded) Do you wanna see someone from Pine Valley? I’d like to see one or two…the most likely would be Dr. David. Talk about the ultimate super soap :)

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    nysam

    Logan & Tealita, are you gay men? I am one and have 20 years experience. I don’t know any of my gay male friends who carry lipstick or lip gloss. That was a bit cartoony. As for the question, do gay characters have to be uber straight? The answer is NO, but it would be nice to have an accurate depiction of gay men on TV. Paul Lynde, Charles Nelson Reilly, Carson Kressley, UGLY BETTY characters, MODERN FAMILY couple, WILL & GRACE, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, PARTNERS are not representative of what most gays are like, yet in the TV landscape they are presented as the majority. When a minority isn’t represented in numbers it would at least be nice to have the few that are represented being fair and accurate portrayals. What I saw of Felix yesterday day harkens back to the days of black face.

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    FaisonFanInTexas

    As a lifelong Felicia hater, the highlight of my day was Maxie’s last words in the apt. to her “mother” about leaving the kids behind. I have never wanted to high-five Maxie more!! :love: :love: :love:

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    logan_echolls

    [quote=nysam]Logan & Tealita, are you gay men? I am one and have 20 years experience. I don’t know any of my gay male friends who carry lipstick or lip gloss. That was a bit cartoony. As for the question, do gay characters have to be uber straight? The answer is NO, but it would be nice to have an accurate depiction of gay men on TV. Paul Lynde, Charles Nelson Reilly, Carson Kressley, UGLY BETTY characters, MODERN FAMILY couple, WILL & GRACE, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE, PARTNERS are not representative of what most gays are like, yet in the TV landscape they are presented as the majority. When a minority isn’t represented in numbers it would at least be nice to have the few that are represented being fair and accurate portrayals. What I saw of Felix yesterday day harkens back to the days of black face.[/quote]

    I’m not a gay man but I’m friends with plenty especially living here in Dallas. I work in hospitals and the two hospitals I have worked in so far here in Dallas, one of my gay male co workers wore lip gloss. The he would carry it with him and pull it out. But all the rest of the gay men I know here, I had no idea they were gay because they were so masculine, especially my homeboy here. But what you say about it harkens back to the days of Black face is so true.

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    logan_echolls

    [quote=tealita]
    I loved Ugly Betty. Do I think that Cartini’s similar attempt at satire is clumsy compared to it; that it’s not as fresh? Probably. But I busted out laughing, and I’m glad for that.[/quote]

    Please watch the movie Sabrina. The 1995 version because I think this Sabrina storyline is more based on the remake.

    This Sabrina character wears the same glasses as Sabrina in the movie did. She wears her hair EXACTLY like Sabrina in the movie did. This character is based on Sabrina the movie character not Ugly Betty. Watch that movie and see how they should do the storyline. In the movie Sabrina evolved into this glamorous beautiful woman on her own not from some gay sidekick who gives her a makeover.

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    Steph570

    @TV Gord this kid playing Felix has never had anything more than guest spots and voice work. From what I can tell from his IMDB page, his most steady work was a two episode run on NCIS. That’s quite insulting to Thompson, a two time Emmy nominee to compare him to the kid who played Barista #2 ;-)

    By the way, just FYI I’m finding out who’s on contract through the GH cast Wikipedia page, I’m assuming it’s accurate. Not sure if there is a better source?

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    michaelmurmur

    All in all, a fairly dull episode. The Felix schtick was, indeed, way over the top. The actor’s flamboyance was a)not very well done and b)foolishly stereotypical. That’s just silly about the lipstick. Who wrote that scene? Compare that to some of the truly clever dialogue written for Helena, Heather or Todd. Was this the B tier of writers on this episode? That, and I still find Kristina Wagner’s acting skills to be woefully lacking. Time for her visit to end. I must be feeling negative today ’cause I also saw that Maurice Bernard’s contract was renewed…. why???

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    TV Gord

    It’s not insulting at all, Steph. I found his demo reel on YouTube and he’s quite versatile. When Thompson started on GH, he hardly had anything on his “thin” resume. What I’m saying is not to dismiss a young talent. Not Thompson. Not this “new guy”. It’s not mandatory to always focus on the negative, even on the internet.

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    stefanstavros

    Speaking of following through on storylines, could someone please help me follow or understand the whole Faison/Jerry Jax/Joe Scully Jr storyline? I would love a recap of the original motivation and how all that manifested into the myriad of subplots. So I gather that Faison hired Jerry who hired Joe Jr.. The water poisoning scheme’s goal was to get a BUNCH of money wired to Faison? But didn’t Tracey say she got her part of the money back? And then Jerry was the intermediary to abduct Robin so that Faison could eventually give her back to Anna and be the hero? And then Joe Jr. got son Trey to marry Kristina so that after he killed her all her (or Sonny’s) money would go to Trey? But then we found out the money and power was actually going to go to Faison, who said he wanted everything Sonny had? And that’s what prompted the hit on Bernie? I mean do you guys get my drift? Talk about convoluted! And now many parts of what I just mentioned haven’t even been talked about again by Faison….

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    SwanQueen59

    stefanstavros-Regarding follow through with Faison/Jerry/ Scully Jr. I’m still puzzled about how/where/when with Faison and Jerry. But we were led to believe Jerry had worked with Scully Jr. to assemble the assassins crew for the Metro Court take-over/explosion that ultimately resulted in Alan being taken away from us. And that disaster also had TK’s Lorenzo Alcazar involved… 0:)

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    J Bernard Jones

    TV Gord wrote:

    Hmmm, let’s see…what makes me want to come back and watch the show next week (and beyond):

    Who’s going to gain control of EQ?
    Will the Quartermaine Family find rejuvenation in a post-Edward world?
    What does Heather know that the Qs don’t?
    What will Anna do when she discovers she’s been duped by Faison?
    Will she find out Duke really is alive?
    How will the Robin situation work out (considering she is ultimately leaving)? Will her mother and husband ever find out she’s alive?
    How is Maxie going to screw up her deal with Lulu and Dante?
    When will Starr find out that Johnny is responsible for the deaths of Hope and Cole?
    Which way will Michael be pulled in the daddy tug of war (and will Starr’s view of him change because of it)?
    Is Todd going to continue to flirt with Carly while pursuing Blair?
    Will Lucy have a connection with Sabrina beyond their similar personalities?
    Will Skye be back?
    Is Natalie going to show up in Port Charles with a showdown over her baby with McBain?
    and last, but not least, what’s going to happen at the Nurse’s Ball?

    DING DING DING! WE HAVE A WINNER!

    As for others’ criticism about the “thin resume” of the actor playing Felix, that’s some bullshit. Every actor in the history of acting was new at some point and every actor who was ever on soaps were either new actors or new to the genre. So criticizing this young man based on that is a desperate grasping at straws to have something at which to be mad. This is far different than criticizing how the character was introduced (personally, I was both delighted and cringed) or the validity of the character or even the actual acting. But getting upset because the actor has a “thin resume” is as laughable an excuse as I have ever seen in terms of criticizing a casting choice on a soap opera. What’s one’s excuse when veteran actors of stage and screen or even other soaps come on your favorite show and give poor performances or struggle through the material or or can’t handle the quicker pace they were used to elsewhere or fall short of their award winning reputations or don’t ignite the same fire & passion that they did on Soap X or Prime Time Drama Y? But the young man has a “thin resume” is a strike against him?? Have a seat. In fact, have several.

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    katehhoward

    SHUT UP. THEY ARE DOING A GREAT JOB AND I HAPPEN TO LIKE THE ADD-ONS. JUST SEAT DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE. PEOPLE LIKE YOU WILL ALWAYS COMPLAIN REGARDLESS OF WHAT TPTB DOES. THEY COULD BRING BACK AS MANY OLD CHARACTERS PUT PEOPLE YOU LIKE IN FRONT BURNER PLOTS YOU WOULD PROBABLY STILL BE UNHAPPY. SO ZIP IT IT AND TAKE A CHILL PILL.

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    katehhoward

    I LOVED FELIX. I ENJOY THIS NEW NURSE HE IS SUPER FUN. I CAN SEE HIM HYPING UP THE HOSPITAL WITH HIS FLARE. WE NEED SOMEONE BESIDES SPINELLIE BEING THE COMIC RELIEF. JUST BECAUSE HE IS GAY DOES NOT MEAN HE NEEDS TO BE STRAIGHT ACTING OR WHATEVER. I HAPPEN TO LIKE THE FACT HE CARRIES LIPSTICK WITH HIM. HE REMINDS ME OF VOGUES LEON TALLEY.

    PEOPLE WHO ARE TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY NEED TO SHUT UP AND TAKE A DAMN CHILL PILL.

    IT IS AMAZING HOW I FEEL GH HAS BEEN DOING GREAT AND SOME VIEWERS ARE STILL HATING AND NITPICKING AT EVERYTHING. IT ALMOST AS THOUGH THESE POSTERS ARE PAID TO COME ON HERE AND TRY TO SABOTAGE THE SHOW. LET RC AND FV DO THEIR THING. WE HAVE THE NURSE’S BALL COMING BACK, LUCY COE, FELICIA, ANNA, ROBERT, ROBIN, MONICA AND TRACY, AJ ALL THESE GREAT DEVELOPMENTS AND YOU PEOPLE ARE STILL HATING. I AM BEGINNING TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A PLAN TO TRY AND THROW GH UNDER AND SOME OF YOU COMPLAINING ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM. IF YOU DO NOT LIKE GH AND ARE NOT A LOYAL FAN LIKE SOMEONE LIKE MYSELF WHO HAS BEEN WATCHING SINCE 1984, LEAVE AND GO WATCH PEOPLE’S COURT.

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    Steph570

    Okay seriously people would a little respect for others be too much to ask in this forum? People can’t have their own opinion without getting bashed like this? I’ve been to to “have a seat” “seat down” and “zip it”? That’s hilarious. Seriously, this is what gives soap fans a bad name.

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    Perkie

    katehoward, I don’t take the time to write and post a column to have someone speak to their fellow posters in that tone, so please refrain from doing so. This is meant to be a friendly place to discuss our likes AND dislikes. Also, all caps indicates yelling.

    Thank you.

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    soapbaby

    Thank you Perkie.

    I’m curious what your impression of Felix was? I’m stepping back from jumping to conclusions about the character but him being tacked onto the story of Mousy Nurse v. Bitchy Doctor where they also had horrible introductions and zero had after development. My big concern is that with so few gay characters on soaps and none on GH, Felix will be a comedic prop for Mousy Nurse, being her “fairy godfather.” I’ll try not to be too pessismistic about this.

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    Perkie

    [quote; soapbaby]I’m curious what your impression of Felix was?[/quote]

    To be honest, he simply came across as a plot point to me, a way to pretty-fy Sabrina for her “date” with Patrick. Unfortunately, he didnt’ succeed, because I thought Sab looked worst after, the lipstick being too dark or too thick or something.

    I was surprised to hear he was on contract when we have other characters who have been around longer and who aren’t. But I get the feeling that even if he gets his own story, apart from SabBritt, that it will be brief and then he’ll be gone.

    Meh.

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    tealita

    [quote=logan_echolls]Please watch the movie Sabrina. The 1995 version because I think this Sabrina storyline is more based on the remake.

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    I gotcha. I was just referring to programming that satirizes stereotypes in general. :)

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    katehhoward

    My apologies I did not mean to come off as though I am being mean. It is just exasperating reading all these negative comments about the only soap left on ABC. You have these writers and poor workers doing everything to try and keep GH on the air and to have commentators write such ridiculous petty things on this site and others are frustrating. I am sorry for the rudeness. It was uncalled for.

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