General Hospital: Perkie's Observations

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Anna is upset she allowed Faison to fool her yet again.  Robert thinks she wanted to believe, and was played by the best.  He also points out her grief over Robin leaving her vulnerable to Faison's mastermind. Anna wonders if Duke is alive, and Robert laughs her off. However, Anna replays the moment when Faison and Duke were in the same room, and thinks the real Duke could be out there somewhere.
 


Robert feels Faison had one of his henchmen wear the mask, but Anna remembers Duke's Turkish prison story checking out. When Duke and Faison were present in the room, she’s sure it was the real Duke. Robert thinks they should head to the clinic to get some answers.    
 
Robin talks to herself about Patrick, Emma and Christmastime.  Dr. Obrecht brings her lunch, and Robin notices she seems a bit out of it. She wonders what's going on.  Dr. Obrecht admits Faison was captured, and Robin knows Anna had something to do with it.  Robin warns her to cut her losses and release her. Dr. Obrecht doesn’t care about Robin’s suffering, and has faith in Faison.  Robin tells her Faison is a treacherous man who will save himself and blame her. 
 
Dr. Obrecht decides she needs to get rid of Robin before Robert and Anna come looking for her. Robin says they will owe her if she keeps Robin alive.  Dr. Obrecht informs Robin she isn't the only person she has to handle at the moment. Robin demands to know whom else the doctor is hiding.
 
Maxie is telling Mac about her nervous feelings toward the upcoming embryo implant, when Olivia arrives. She goes on and on about being a grandmother, until she receives a vision of a puppy sitting in a high chair. Maxie realizes Olivia had a vision, and forces her to confess its contents. Olivia tells her about the dog, and Maxie complains that she’s going to give birth to a puppy.
 
Lulu and Dante are ready for the procedure.  Felix gives Dante a cup and asks for a sample. Lulu gets upset when Felix tells her to leave, because she doesn't want Dante to use other supplies to help him. Dante promises to think only of her. 
 
Sabrina’s excited about the Nurses’ Ball, and informs Patrick about Felix and Lucy Coe’s involvement.  They hug, and Britt quickly breaks it up. Felix wants Sabrina and Patrick to come with him to New York to see Lucy, but Patrick has plans with Emma.  Later, Felix talks about the possible romance between Sabrina and Patrick, but she says Patrick is still grieving over Robin. 
 
After Olivia leaves, Maxie wonders what the vision meant, since they’ve been pretty accurate. Mac assures her premonitions are subject to interpretation, and expresses his concern for Maxie.  Maxie’s worried she’ll screw up somehow, and mentions eating the blackberry jam.  She doesn’t want to disappoint Lulu and Dante, especially since they've put so much faith in her. Mac knows she’ll be a great surrogate, but reminds her that she doesn't have to do anything she doesn't want to. He promises to support her either way. 
 
Olivia goes to the hospital, and walks in on Dante giving his donation.  After she leaves, Dante hears everyone’s voices and decides he needs Lulu’s help.  He tells her making a baby is special, and she should have a part in everything.  Maxie runs into Olivia at the hospital, and admits she has some to say to Lulu and Dante. 
 
Britt wants to join Patrick and Emma, but a flashback of Robin from Christmas last year puts things on hold. Later, when Patrick returns home, he sees Robin in the living room.
 
Anna and Robert confront Dr. Obrecht at the clinic about the real Duke. They demand to know if he's alive.  Anna decides to check all the rooms, and gets the shock of her life when she opens one particular door.


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Robin's kidnapping was the one story I thought Cartini would do right. It started off excellently and it was a brilliant way to accommodate Kim's on again off again schedule as she pursues a directing career.
But the entire Faison is Duke masquerade has been a completely ridiculous waste of time.
This story is not only completely implausible, it really makes Anna look like a weak idiot. And it also wastes Tristan Rogers as Scorpio. It's been a huge disappointment. I expected a big adventure story with great twists and turns and this is an episodic bore. The scene the other day with melting mask was the stupidest, most hilarious junk Ive seen in years. It was like the wicked witch of the west melting on The Wizard of Oz.
Kim tweeted that she just got her first directing job. Hopefully she will move on with her life and GH will wrap up this ridiculous story for good. Write Robin off the canvas permanently and let Patrick move on with someone like Liz.
That ignorant story with Brit and the dentally challenged nerdy nurse Sabrina is very stupid and not worth of the talents of Jason Thompson. But this is the junk for which the press, and soap fans praise Cartini. I dont get it. But oh well, thats what the FF button is for, lmao!

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It's funny how everyone has different opinions about the show but that's what's so great about this board. I've been enjoying GH so much lately. After the last 2 years of mob stories, exploding cars, shootings all the time, that awful woman in white story and the crazy nurse, I like a lighter type show and the comedy.
With the ratings still not that great, there is no way we are going to see a big adventure story. I think Frank V is trying his best with the budget he has to follow. That's why sometimes you don't see all the people that should be there, like at a wedding or party, because they can't afford it. Those glory days of soaps, like Luke and Laura's wedding, are gone. I am just happy to see Anna and Scorpio and the Q's getting more of a storyline because under Guza and Phelps we hardly ever got to see them.

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The Guza 'reign of terror' was in fact decent storytelling with astounding writing and acting (see results of Daytime emmys). But the new campy nature of GH is welcome because it is fun and gives you something to look forward to on each day you tune in. It is as if the storytelling has gotten more exciting and faster-paced at the expense of good writing and acting. It is a balancing act that mostly leans in favor of the new regime.

Maybe they will be able to tie things together well by the 50th anniversary but we may just have to get used to campy, exciting yet poorly-woven together tales for the foreseeable future.
I'd love to know if OLTL fans liked this type of flow..?

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Lukeistheman wrote:
I'd love to know if OLTL fans liked this type of flow..?

I've been watching soaps since 1966 and "The Guiding Light" -- yes, it had a "the" in the title and was only 15 minutes long! -- and the final five years of OLTL were as good as any soap I'd ever seen. Everything from the acting and pacing to the satisfying storylines and production values was remarkably good. Especially when you consider that CarTini were bringing the show in under budget year after year.

I used to be surprised that OLTL was mostly forgotten at Emmy time during those years, but then I started to research which shows they were submitting for consideration and, well, whoever was doing that really dropped the ball. (For example, in 2009, they submitted the fantasy episode in which Blair and Dorian were living in squalor a la "Grey Gardens." Ugh.)

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Lukeistheman wrote:

I'd love to know if OLTL fans liked this type of flow..?

Some of us most definitely did not. But somehow I'm liking it on GH.

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Yes, OLTL's choices of scenes to submit for the Emmy's was always a huge WTH? Any way, OLTL was very entertaining from Dorian's big gay wedding to a dog talking to a baby! Wink

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soapbaby wrote:

I love how committed Lisa LoCicero is as an actress...I'd be open to seeing Olivia chem-tested with Sonny, Robert, Mac, AJ, and even Johnny again.

I thought that there was a great deal of chemistry when "Olivia" met "Robert" for the first time. Her whole demeanor changed, as if her hormones started percolating the second he walked in the door. She was so transfixed on him that I expected her to say "Steven who" when she noticed her current paramour standing right next to her in that hospital conference room.

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Lukeistheman wrote:
The Guza 'reign of terror' was in fact decent storytelling with astounding writing and acting (see results of Daytime emmys). But the new campy nature of GH is welcome because it is fun and gives you something to look forward to on each day you tune in. It is as if the storytelling has gotten more exciting and faster-paced at the expense of good writing and acting. It is a balancing act that mostly leans in favor of the new regime.

Maybe they will be able to tie things together well by the 50th anniversary but we may just have to get used to campy, exciting yet poorly-woven together tales for the foreseeable future.
I'd love to know if OLTL fans liked this type of flow..?

Yes, The Guza Reign of Terror was just that, a decade of the complete dismantling of General Hospital and making the show unrecognizable. Soaps are their history, you can't destroy entire back story, rewrite the whole history of the show, fire all the vets, and focus on three characters. Even though I didn't use the phrase Reign of Terror, whoever did was going light on Bob Guza. At least with Frank Valentini and Rob Calvereti, the show resembles the General Hospital the audience has tuned in to watch for nearly 50 years and with the ratings up half a million people since Guza left they must being doing something right. I'm not saying they are perfect, but at least its watchable.

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I also watched OLTL and the last year it was on was one of the best . It wasn't perfect, like that awful Stacy Marasco story (one of the worst soap characters ever)with that bag of blood and I didn't like how they quickly ended the Fish/Kyle gay story. But I always loved how they mixed comedy with the drama. Tina's talking dog, Roxy, and the always funny David Vickers. The last few weeks of OLTL were fabulous, especially Vicki's beautiful speech about family and the soaps.
Yes, Guza did have some great shows that won Emmy's, but GH always had some of the best actors. He was great with the big action shows, like the Hotel hostage. Problem was, you'd get a few really good shows and the rest of the year was the same crap over and over. It was like he would only make an effort to do good writing when he felt it would win the show an Emmy. How many new Mob enemies, car explosions, shoot-outs, could they possibly keep doing and watching Sonny, Jason, Carly everyday at the expense of the other great actors on the show became unbearable. That made Jason, a hit-man, into a saint, which was wrong. I'd rather watch characters with real life problems and stories and I think Ron C writes with heart. GH isn't perfect, but I find myself looking forward to watching it everyday which I haven't felt in a long time.

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I LOVE Anna Devane! Now that she has realized how she was duped, she is kicking herself and making sure she keeps her wits one hundred percent sharp. And it showed: Loved her pushing Dr. Obrecht against the wall.

I am very concerned about how this story will move forward though. KMc is not returning, and I believe it means Robin will not be found. It feels stupid to be trapped in a storyline that will not be resolved in the near future. And also if KMc has stated she is not coming back, fine, but let her go. Don't tease the audience with her and then yank her back.

And that also means the awful Britt/Patrick/Sabrina -triangle will move forward with full steam. I still have a hard time believing these cartoon characters are even on the scene. Please, make at least ONE of them someone's daughter! That would salvage so much.

Mac had a hair cut. He looks good as ever. I wonder why they couldn't have Felicia in with the conversation.

The surrogacy thing is getting a bit too detailed, and graphic for my liking. Where I appreciate them for being realistic and accurate, I don't need to know every detail of how it's done. Did we really have to have a scene where Olivia bursts in on her son getting a sample? That was kind of...much. Lol.

The jackal puppy is uber-cute!!! I totally want one for Christmas Smile

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Todays show just pissed me off.

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Nothing has made me feel for the LuLu/Dante pairing as much as the text "Get in here. I need you."
That felt REAL. And I bought into their connection for the first time.
I'm pulling for Team Lante now.