General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations

Anna’s upset to see John and Robert, and they both explain Faison is alive. She tells them about the incident with Duke and Faison in the same room, which disproves the plastic surgery theory.  Duke’s angry the men are interrupting up his night with Anna.  Anna admits she was knocked unconscious for a bit, and Faison was gone when she woke.  

Robert mentions Dr. Obrecht claiming not to know Duke, and Duke doesn’t recall her either. However, John brings up the call Dr. Obrecht made to Duke, and dials the number on her phone. Duke’s phone rings, and Anna starts to become suspicious. Duke tries to change the subject, and fusses about John and Robert busting up his plans with Anna.
Anna wonders why it’s suddenly so hot in the room, and John admits he turned up the heat. He points out Duke’s face isn’t sweating.  Robert brings up Faison being a master of covert ops, and thinks he made a likeness of Duke’s face.  Duke angrily says he’s leaving, and asks Anna to go with him.  She agrees to leave, and mentions a place they were snowed in years ago.  When Duke remembers, she admits she made it up. Duke thinks Anna is siding with John and Robert instead of him. He tries to leave, but Robert pours hot fondue over Duke’s face. 
Carly and Joss run into Johnny, and Joss is thrilled to see him.  Johnny thanks Carly for not turning Joss against him, but Carly assures him Joss will soon forget about him.  Johnny misses her, but Carly feels he doesn’t have the right.  Johnny apologizes, and confesses he wanted to spend his life with her. He also acknowledges that he hasn’t told her the real reason he married Connie. 
Todd tells Molly and TJ the book is being published under Connie’s name.  Molly can’t believe Connie stole her manuscript, but Connie claims she wrote it herself.  TJ wants Todd to stop this, but he’s more interested in the payoff from the book. Molly orders Connie to return her book, but Connie refuses. 
Lulu’s worried about Maxie after she has an allergic reaction, and takes her to the hospital. Britt runs some tests, and reassures them the reaction was due to food and not the hormone injections.  Maxie remembers accidentally eating blackberry jam, and Lulu chews out Maxie for not being more careful.  Britt reiterates that everything is fine, and Lulu apologizes to Maxie. Maxie expresses regret for being so careless, and the two make up.
Alexis and Kristina bring Christmas decorations to Sam, including at tree, which Trey delivers. Trey’s still doing odd jobs for the church, and asks Kris to join him for a drink. 
Alexis asks Sam about the case she’s working on, and wonders if it has to do with Jason.  Sam says John is helping her with it, and things are fine between them now. Alexis reminds her that finding Jason’s shooter doesn’t mean finding Jason. Sam still has faith he will return.  Later, Alexis brings in Danny dressed as Santa, and Sam thanks her mother for being there for her.  Molly arrives and wants Alexis to sue Connie.
Trey tells Kris he’s leaving Port Charles after the new year for a Production Assistant job on the new David Vickers film. Kristina admits she’ll miss him, and Trey asks her to go with him.  Kris is surprised and unsure she can leave her family. Trey needs to change his life’s direction, and feels the David Vickers gig is the way to go. He asks Kris to think about his proposition, and they kiss.
Todd interrupts Johnny’s attempt to tell Carly the truth, and warns Johnny to keep his mouth shut. Johnny storms off, and Carly gets angry because she wanted to hear what Johnny had to say. Todd asks if she would ever take Johnny back. Carly refuses to go backwards, but wonders what Johnny could possibly have wanted to tell her. 
Johnny goes to Connie, who tells him she’s about to be a published author.  When Johnny becomes irritated with her, she taunts him about killing Cole and Hope. Johnny’s tired of her threats, and realizes he needs to confess to free himself of their marriage. 
Anna is concerned about Duke’s face, until it peels off and reveals Faison in the flesh. He swears he did it all for her.  Anna’s angry Faison has stolen another part of her life, and calls him a monster.  Faison swears he loves her, and only wanted her to love him back.  Interpol arrives to take Faison away, but not before Anna uppercuts Faison.

15 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Perkie

    I so wanted Robert to rip Faison’s mask off, but to have him melt it off with a pot of fondue is way more soapy goodness than even I could have imagined. Loved everything Robert/John and them raising the heat in the room and noticing Duke’s face wasn’t sweating. Loved Anna punching Faison in the face and Robert’s little smile as he pulled her off. Loved it all. I want a Robert/John spinoff so I can watch them all day!!

    Loved Danny in the Santa suit. That child is just so flippin’ cute!!

    Loved the look of WTF-ness on Dante’s face when Lulu and Maxie were all wack-a-doo, followed by I love yous.

    Johnny better be confessing for real, because I’m tired of the will he/won’t he, just to have him back out.

    Molly needs to find her inner Cassadine-Lansing roots and go awf on Connie.

    Show, don’t tease me that Kristina is leaving unless you mean it. It would actually make sense for her to go with Trey since there is nothing keeping her in the city and they can recast and bring her back at a later time.

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    Lulu is boring now.

    I’m just waiting for next week. That whole Faison scene WILL be on The Soup!

    That was so campy. I think Ron and Co was watching Wizard of Oz and was like, let’s do the witch scene with Faison!! That would be a great way to expose him.

    Molly needs to call her daddy to deal with Connie. Molly is Alexis and Ric’s daughter yet she’s the biggest punk ever.

    Please go away Kristina. Be with your love.

    Carly better get back with Johnny because Josslyn misses him. I can see Josslyn in the mirror saying “Redrum Redrum make Johnny come home”

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    D and Maxie? Oh, no. Don’t think so. Despite some reservations I have with regard for medical inconsistancies the surrogacy storyline has, the heart (no pun intended), behind it, is in the right place. Maxie and L share a great friendship, rare for two women on a soap these days. L&D are beautiful for the commitment and faith they have in each other, those elements being a base for their love, also rare on a soap. It’s a refreshing change to see JMB and DZ (along with KS), bring their characteristic depth and grace to what is a very real, very tender, subect for a lot of people. And personally, I’m interested in the track of this story because a friend of mine is currently prepping to be a surrogate for her college roomate who is unable to have a child. Where some might find a dalliance with Maxie a “boredom chaser”, it would be tawdry and out of character for D, given where he and L have come from and where they are now. But that’s me. The writers dropped the ball when they sidestepped Maxie and John Z and the possibilities there… 0:)

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    I loved the whole Duke, Faison, Anna, John, and Robert scenes. So soapish!!! Ian B did a great job of slowly changing the character from Duke to Faison. Loved Anna’s reaction and her slap and the end with Robert giving a big smile. Please Trey, take Kristina with you!! I feel bad for anyone who loses a job, but the actress just did not work in the part. And Kristina is not really needed now. I’d rather have Ric Hearst back for Molly. I know how much the soaps have to budget now so I’d rather have actors that actually CAN act then the newbies. I feel bad for Scott Reeves because he seems like a really nice guy. But, his character of Steve never really caught on and isn’t really needed. I wish they would put Tristian Rogers on contract. I like him and John as partners in crime. They have that funny saracasam between them. Loved how Johnny finally stood up to Connie. Brandon B is a great actor, I hope they can keep him on the show somehow after all the bad things he did. But, so did Todd and I doubt he will be taken off the show. Love baby Daniel in the Santa suit and grabbing at that ornament. What an adorable baby, and I love the Alexis and Sam scenes.

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    I thought baby Danny had blue eyes (like Daddy) I wonder if one twin has blue and the other has brown/hazel

    Since all that has been said about Non-Duke I wont add more

    I just want Johnny out of this mess with Connie..and I want Carly to have to deal with being lied to by Todd, and I want Sam to know the truth and I want Michael to be pissed at Starr for hiding that truth.

    I hate Johnny having his B—S squeezed and Todd can casually stand around all condescending. Everything else is moving along why not this.

    I would sooner have Johnny in jail than having to live like this one more day. Cartini you threw Johnny under the bus NOW FIX IT!!!!

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    I was surprised that Faison reveal occurred in this episode versus a Friday or Monday. I enjoyed the Anna/Faison/Robert/McBain scenes. I wish Robert would stay and I look forward to Anna being reunited with the real Duke.

    Molly, you in danger girl! I just had to get that out of my system…LOL. I hope Molly calls up her father and he returns to hand Konnie her ass.

    I thought the story was moving toward softening Johnny toward Konnie but it seems that’s not happening. I kinda think Konnie & Johnny have more chemistry in their brief, civil moments versus Konnie/Sonny or Johnny/Carly. Honestly, I forgot about Johnny/Carly until they met up in Kelly’s. I wish the writers would forget about Johnny & Carly too! As much as I enjoy Brandon Barash as an actor, the character has not worked for me for the better part of the year. On a recent DC podcast, Luke stated that he would have preferred a Johnny/Starr romantic pairing and I agree. There would have been a lot more story for Johnny if he were in love with a woman who he had unintentionally hurt so severely. And the reveal would be high-stakes and dramatic. As it stands, the story has no punch and the reveal won’t matter as much. Plus, I think Starr & Johnny have chemistry where Starr & Michael seem more like platonic friends or siblings.

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    I have to give huge props to ian b. As he was getting closer and closer to the edge, he really channeled his inner Faison perfectly. He mimicked the arrogance and the mannerisms that anders hove imbues in the character to a tee and the writing was so well done. I mention him first because I dont always find him so gifted – perhaps because he plays with the heavy hitters and hes sometimes (for me) not quite up there, but today he brought his A game and then some.

    I just adore anders hove. what an incredible actor. When he confronted anna in the scenes with duke bound, we saw all this arrogance and pride laced with pure evil and then as his face melted around him, he was just this shattered man who had basically done this horrible thing because his love for her was just that deep. I actually momentarily forgot just how disgusting faison truly is and felt sorry for the man that has ripped his heart out and put it on a platter for this woman who just never wants it. To get me to feel an ounce of pity just shows what a tour de force performance he had offered up.

    Then there is the awesomeness that is Finola Hughes. Anna has ALWAYS been my absolute favorite character – I know most people think its sam and she is number 2 on the list, but it has ALWAYS been Anna) She was amazing and I absolutely FLOVED that anna didnt chick slap him – no chick slaps are for the likes of carly, skye and blair – anna punched his clock. OMG I cant say how much I just went crazy for that. Total AWESOMENESS and then some.

    I also liked the dynamic between robert and john and I think it they were pitch perfect in that they added to the scenes but didnt detract from the others having the big moments in the script. Only talent knows when NOT to overact and draw attention away. Sometimes you are the show and some times you are the window dressing. knowing when you one or the other matters and ME and TR were spot on.

    Just loving this show for the most part. I share ravens frustration about johnny. I just think the mistake was that tptb are always putting him around the 30 something people and really I thought johnny plays better younger. Johnny and maxie are fire and I even like his dynamic with starr and kristina. He is easily redeemed if they bring on victor and we find out that the secret agency snatched hope and cole out of the car before it went up. That his recklessness cost them their lives is terrible, but I could care less about him offing anthony. undo cole and hope and johnnys crimes are far more acceptable.

    LOVE DANNY EDWARD MORGAN!!! Best baby evah!

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    I just loved baby Danny in that Santa suit so stinking cute!! I love my Davis girls!! I am a huge Sam fan- but her annoyance in the beginning was bugging me. I was so happy when she finally apologized to her mom. I liked that Alexis didn’t back down and basically said I am giving my Grandson an awesome first Christmas..

    Loved everything going on in that hotel room. I hope Robert stays on- him and John worked so well together. It awesome to see Anna whack Faison.. There is my super spy!!

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    I also share the frustration over Johnnys character. I just adore BB- he makes the character for me and he is being wasted. They totally missed the bus on Maxie and him.. During the time he worked at Crimson he and Maxie were great together. I especially hate seeing someone like Todd judging him and giving him crap..

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