HomeTVGeneral HospitalSPOILERS: Will All of General Hospital’s Horses and All Their Men Be Able to Put Trey’s Head Back Together Again? Jamey Giddens January 4, 2013 28 Comments Will the truth set Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson) free from her diabolical daddy on General Hospital? Doubtful. Check out next week's GH spoilers after the jump! Todd and Johnny make peculiar cellmates: Now that Starr knows Johnny (Brandon Barash) was responsible for the death of her loved ones, there's nothing stopping Mr. Zacchara from dropping a dime on Todd (Roger Howarth) for switching Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Tea's (Florencia Lozano) babies. As Todd and Johnny are carted off to the PCPD next week, one question remains: Will Starr and Carly (Laura Wright) ever be able to forgive them? Trey's got a headache THIS big: An aneurysm ruptures in the budding filmmaker's dome, resulting in him being declared brain dead. Look for Connie's (Kelly Sullivan) long-dormant maternal instincts to kick in. Trick will show up at Port Charles General Hospital demanding the docs save her tyke's life! Too little, too late, sisterfriend. Carly has some 'splainin to do: We all know how much Carly hates being proven wrong. When she learns Todd did knowingly rob her best friend Jason (Steve Burton) of months with his son, she heads off to see Sam (Kelly Monaco). Will Mrs. Morgan accept an apology from her missing hubby's BFF? Ellie, Spinelli and Putting Something Back in Maxie's Belly: Okay, so Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) thought Ellie (Emily Watson) stood him up on New Year's Eve, so of course he decided to get busy with a freshly-miscarried Maxie (Kirsten Storms). Sidenote: Is that sanitary, not to mention medically sound? What Spin didn't realize is that his nerdy gal pal was lying dead down Old Decatur Road, following a bloody battle with carpetbaggers. Wait, that was Mister Kennedy in Gone With The Wind. Ellie was mowed down like a stray blade of grass by Cuckoo Connie! Look for Ellie to come through her surgery alright, but not in time to stop her man from doing a little penetrating elsewhere. Let's SKate Awhile: Sonny (Maurice Benard) is there for a frazzled and guilty Connie next week. Will this mean he's actually getting through to Kate Howard? Look for the Dimpled Don to ask his boy Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) not to throw the book at the blonde fruit loop. Father and Son vs. Auntie Dearest: Michael (Chad Duell) agrees to help AJ (Sean Kanan) do whatever is necessary to oust Tracy (Jane Elliot) from ELQ. Tell her there's a sale on pantsuits at Wyndham's, and that will keep her out of the office for weeks! Scarface is Pissed: Nothing encourages Todd to transition from making charming-if-slightly-antisocial-remarks, to plotting murder, like someone effing with his relationship with Starr. Looks like Johnny will need his pillow fluffed… Never Been Kissed: Betty and Daniel will be awkward with one another, after almost kissing at Mode's New Year's Eve party. Whoops, wrong set of fictional character again. What I meant to say, er, type is that McDreamy and Meredith will be awkward with one another, after almost kissing at Seattle Grace's New Year's Eve party. Still no? Okay, Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) will be…you know the rest! John McBain in 'The Grief Counselor': John (Michael Easton) tries to get Sam (Kelly Monaco) to accept that Jason has gone on to the Black T-Shirt Close-Out Sale in the Sky. Luke Makes Contact: Tony Geary returns for the actual two months out of the year he appears on General Hospital next Wednesday. Luke will phone home to Anna (Finola Hughes), as guns blaze in the background. Meanwhile, Duke (Ian Buchanan) learns what shocking fate has befallen Scorpio (Tristan Rogers). Connie and AJ, Sitting in a Gutter: Help me, Soap Jesus. Connie's silly behind is going to try to get AJ drunk next week. Photo credit: ABC 28 Responses lance_prentiss January 4, 2013 [quote=Jamey Giddens] Tell her there's a sale on pantsuits at Wyndham's, and that will keep her out of the office for weeks! LOL! I almost peed on myself! Connie and AJ, Sitting in a Gutter: Help me, Soap Jesus. Connie's silly behind is going to try to get AJ drunk next week. Why couldn’t Connie have fallen off the cliff? Cartini insists on writing for this expendable character and yet nothing mentioned in the spoilers regarding legacy character Elizabeth Webber. HELLO!!! Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 January 4, 2013 I didn’t like Trey or Erik Valdez, but I hate that they are killing off this character. Sending him out of town with Kristina, who is equally as pointless of a character, would have been a decent ending. I didn’t like him killing off Hope and Cole, and now I get the “pleasure” of having to watch my two LEAST favorite GH characters, Starrless Wonder and Connie Falcoloony, chewing up my screen 14 days a week. I am sick of these two dominating this show. Both are annoying and overrated. Ron, please stop letting your pet projects drag this show down! Send Starr back to Llanview and put Connie in the loony bin permanently. Then bring back Megan Ward. Enough is enough of this foolishness!! Log in to Reply soapbaby January 4, 2013 ^^ alstonboy, YOU SAID IT ALL! Plus, now we will have to suffer through Lindsay Morgan as Kristina mourns Trey. Ugh. I usually enjoy watching Roger Howarth and Brandon Barash. The rest of the spoilers do not jar interest. Log in to Reply alstonboy4315 January 4, 2013 Soapbaby- I am glad you agree. Too bad my pleas will fall on deaf ears since Frank and Ron think that GH is perfection on a stick…….. :~ Log in to Reply Soap Lover January 4, 2013 I can’t stand what they are doing with my favorite characters! Lulu and Dante deserve way better. He’s a cop and sonny’s son, she’s a spencer. Are you telling me this is the best they can do with these characters?! I saw (with probably everyone else) where the baby story was gonna go and now that it is finally unfolding I can’t watch them anymore. It’s just upsetting so hopefully GH wont drag it out. Next…Patrick should be given more for a new love interest. Can’t stand Britt and the babysitter is cute but seriously? Robin will walk through the door and he’ll drop Sabrina on her rear and never give her another thought. Give him a character that GHers love. THere’s Liz for one (I know people have issues with her but I’ve loved her since ’96) . She’s not doing ANYTHING!!!!!!! She’s in fact turning in to Nurse Amy! if GH gives him someone to connect with it’ll be harder when Robin comes home and that’s a soap opera! I think that’s a sufficient rant I’m sure I’ll think of other things later. Log in to Reply Daniel St. John January 4, 2013 [quote]Help me, Soap Jesus. Connie’s silly behind is going to try to get AJ drunk next week.[/quote] Ugh! I was so hoping that AJ would avoid the whole Connie mess. And they should have killed Kristina in the accident. It would have been just the thing to dovetail into a who shot (and killed) Connie/Kate storyline since it would have added Alexis and Sam to the long list of people who can’t stand her while also adding some angst to the whole Sonny and ConKate storyline which has grown stale. I am sorry but him using the promise of some good sex as a way to bring Kate back as the dominant personality is just stupid. Log in to Reply Soap Lover January 4, 2013 Totally forgot….. Couldn’t stand Trey and the new Kristina has been totally miscast. I like Kristina as Alexis’s daughter but maybe she could just be re-cast. I like the actress who plays kate/connie but i don’t like watching the storyline at all. And why AJ is she gonna be that bored?? Also can michael wake up and smell the manipulation. AJ KIDNAPPED YOU AND FAKED YOUR DEATH!!!!!! I know Sonny isn’t father of the year but come on! Log in to Reply soapbaby January 4, 2013 [quote=alstonboy4315]Too bad my pleas will fall on deaf ears since Frank and Ron think that GH is perfection on a stick…….. :~[/quote] ^^ It’s not just Frank & Ron, it’s a great many that think GH is “perfection on a stick.” I definitely think GH has vastly improved from Garin Wolfe’s reign and this team is doing a lot right by the fans. No soap is perfect (although I think Guiding Light from ’90-’93, As The World Turns circa ’87 and several seasons of Knots Landing might qualify as perfection) I am frustrated with Ron Carvialti’s lack of depth, lack of character development and the casting decisions from OLTL and now GH. Just like with OLTL, GH has mostly poor story featuring poor actors but there’s an attention to the show’s history and manages to deliver some high-quality moments and big surprises. At OLTL, this writer penned The Morasco Fiasco, Parts 1 & 2, which were featured stories with poor writing and acting amuck! Andrew Trischitta was hired and featured. And although fun to watch, Marty Saybrooke’s character was assassinated. Clint Buchanan was nearly destroyed and saved by Jerry Ver Dorn’s talent. Ron C. and staff are capable of writing great stuff (see final week of OLTL as evidence) and fun dialogue but mainly rely on lazy writing and plot-points versus strong character-driven story. Case in point, “Mousy Nurse v. Bitchy Doctor over Dr. McSexy.” I think the actors portraying Britt and Sabrina seem capable but months of being on canvas and there has been zero character development. What motivates these women besides inappropriately fawning over a widow? The storyline is insultingly shallow and it doesn’t have to be! Sabrina could still be a shy, student nurse who after working with Patrick develops a crush on him. She could also have a family member who died of AIDS complications and felt it important to revive the Nurses’ Ball. She could have interests, like dance or art which makes her have something in common with Liz and they develop a natural friendship that is mutually-beneficial rather than Liz being her “talk-to.” Britt could be a women with a chip on her shoulder from a previous broken heart and decides she can be as sexually-liberated as any man. She could be promiscuous but powerful and not degrade herself over Patrick at every turn (showing up to his home naked after he has already rejected her advances.) She could be a smart, funny, bitchy, highly-skilled doctor who challenges Patrick and the other men she interacts with. Yeah, she could rub people the wrong way but that is one-side to her. She should be more than a one-note Cruella DeVille! As far as Kannie…it’s a bust and should have been dumped before it started. I do not blame Kelly Sullivan, who I think is a good actress but the DID aspect NEVER worked! Ron C. never wrote it well on OLTL and if Garin Wolfe initiated the story it should have been dumped like “The Lady In White” storyline! Log in to Reply SavePortChuck January 4, 2013 Looks like I am in the minority here but after 10+ years of GH being the darkest, most depressing show on television—not to mention its continual, pathetic and embarrassing attempts at the daytime version of The Sopranos—I am having a BLAST watching GH again! I race home from work to watch it every night like I used to race off the school bus to watch it back in the 80′s. So it’s not perfect but it is one hour a day that makes me forget everything else I have going on. The ratings certainly indicate that I am not alone. Log in to Reply liason4real January 5, 2013 Spinelli banging Maxie after her miscarriage one hour later was all kinds of nasty. :Sp I, too, think Sabrina/Britt are a waste of space and should have been brought on as Dr. Sarah Webber or even Tommy Hardy, Jr., nursing student. Starr needs to go back to Llanview, and I say this as someone that liked the character over on OLTL. What’s the point of a multiple car accident or even a poison water story line if you’re not going to kill off at least four to five characters? Trey and Kristina could have easily left town, Connie died in the accident, and Ellie saved the day! Log in to Reply MKC January 5, 2013 So this is the second person that Kristina knows who dies with an aneurysm. The first being her friend on the school bus crash. What is it about her that makes someone’s brain want to explode? Log in to Reply logan_echolls January 5, 2013 I see nothing about Liz in these spoilers! What happened with Monica asking Liz to be AJ friend? Why would Connie even be interested in AJ? What benefit would it be to a storyline? What is the point of this character if only to start trouble? Why is this trick even around AJ!! I wish GH had someone like Tyler from Y&R on this show. That boy is just…I honestly can’t describe him. Log in to Reply liason4real January 5, 2013 I hate that Liz does not have a story line, Steve is about to leave the show, sweet little Jakey is dead, she’s propping and pimping Sabrina, and does not have a love interest. Log in to Reply soapbaby January 5, 2013 [quote=logan_echolls]I wish GH had someone like Tyler from Y&R on this show. That boy is just…I honestly can’t describe him.[/quote] Absolutely. Then again, Shawn is hot but rarely seen, poorly acted and poorly written. I think Ewen was he last really hot guy on GH and that was botched up. Still, no one holds a candle Y&R’s Redaric Williams in daytime or prime time! Log in to Reply bishbay January 5, 2013 [quote=MKC]So this is the second person that Kristina knows who dies with an aneurysm. The first being her friend on the school bus crash. What is it about her that makes someone’s brain want to explode?[/quote] Slow-clap for this brilliance right here. The Maxie/Spinelli nonsense is soooooo gross. Log in to Reply Ravennite613 January 5, 2013 Maxie Maxie Maxie I have been in your corner for years..thru the sleeping with Logan, hating Mommy and beloved Georgie dying but this is where I may have to draw a line in the sand… Miscarriage sex was just beyond nasty…and Spin even if the evil liquid was flowing thru your veins how could you…. LooLoo so you expect Maxie to be celibate for 9 months, wow I would have put in the contract that if I cant have sex neither can you. I swear I am waiting for Liz to break out in a song and dance professing the greatness that is Sabrina Nice to see that bad cop Dante will make an appearance to help Daddy out with his cray cray Log in to Reply blake3b January 5, 2013 I don’t normally watch GH, but it’s on one the tv’s at my gym when i’m there and it really is interesting to watch. First off the look of it is great (especially for soaps these days, and this is with budget cuts!) And everything that goes on, these disasters that happened at new years are interesting to watch. The actors look great, I mean man Laura Wright hasn’t aged since she joined Guiding Light in the mid 90s! She looks awesome! I’m looking at the show these days, I have not in many years. Probably since GH had Jagger, Brenda, Karen and Stone on. To me it hasn’t been that interesting between that time and these days. Log in to Reply TV Gord January 5, 2013 [quote=SavePortChuck]Looks like I am in the minority here but after 10+ years of GH being the darkest, most depressing show on television—not to mention its continual, pathetic and embarrassing attempts at the daytime version of The Sopranos—I am having a BLAST watching GH again! I race home from work to watch it every night like I used to race off the school bus to watch it back in the 80′s. So it’s not perfect but it is one hour a day that makes me forget everything else I have going on. The ratings certainly indicate that I am not alone.[/quote] I don’t think you’re in the minority. I think it’s just that those of us who are enjoying the show don’t see the point in wading in about the same tiresome things every day that the people who are unhappy with certain things do. I mean, come on. ‘Liz doesn’t have a storyline.’ Well, she hasn’t had one in ages, and that’s not going to change. She’s just punching a time clock because her fan base was able to save her job a while back, but that doesn’t make the writers want to write for her. ‘Starr needs to go back to Llanview.’ Well, she has a two-year contract and the show loves her, so she’s not going anywhere. Don’t people ever get tired of posting the same thing every day? I’m having a blast watching GH every day, too. Sure, you can poke holes in the pregnancy/miscarriage sexcapades, but it’s not a documentary. No, it makes no sense to be able to poison the water supply of one small town in upstate New York and not have it spread to neighboring communities…or have it make the national news! It’s a soap. It’s an hour of escapist fun. The people that get complained about the most on here are the ones that I love! Connie is hilarious, and I hope she never stops being Connie, but she’s probably going away soon to make way for Kate. Does that make me angry? Nah, not really. Something else will happen that will be just as much fun, and I’ll always remember some of the Krazy-with-a-K things she has done. That’s the way I enjoy soaps. They aren’t going to make me happy all the time, but I’m not the only one watching, so I sit through the stuff that I don’t like that YOU might like, because in the end, we’re ALL getting a pretty damn fun show to watch right now. Log in to Reply bishbay January 5, 2013 Gord, I’m surprised to say this, but: I agree with every word you wrote. Great post. Log in to Reply TV Gord January 5, 2013 Happy new year, bishbay, and thanks. Maybe this is the beginning of a beautiful new friendship! NAH!!!! Log in to Reply engradypind January 5, 2013 I look forward to watching GH these days. The loss of Steve Burton’s character, Jason Morgan, has made the show much, much, much more interesting. Now characters have to try to fix their problems themselves. Sam is in charge of her own happiness now, Carly has to work through her mistakes on her own, Sonny may want to tell Sean to take care of things for him but we all know that Sean isn’t up to taking care of things for Sonny like Jason was. Even Michael is demonstrating a new maturity without Jason around to help him out of bed each morning. I do wish the show runners would stop trying to tell so many convoluted stories at the same time which insures that justice is done to none of them. The Lulu/Dante/Maxie/Spinelli/Ellie/baby story with puppy and now the engagement takes away time from the AJ/Tracy/ELQ/Lucy/Nurses Ball/Sabrina/Patrick/Dr. Westbitch which takes away time from Carly/Todd/Johnny/Connie/Starr — you get what I mean. Frankly, with the long drawn out storytelling I tend to lose interest. It gets to be a case of “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” So, why do I keep watching and enjoying GH more than I did several years ago? The show is no longer mob-centric. There is no Jason fixing everyone’s problems. Sonny is often absent and when he is shown the character has been relegated to caricature status — totally blind to all that he has done. Things actually do happen on the show — when the characters are not snogging or doing the horizontal boogey. I am hoping that now the holidays are over more things will happen on the show. We just had a wreck. Starr learned the truth about her own wreck. There are now possibilities that the thoroughly crazy and tacky Connie will be stopped even temporarily. Carly is going to get the rug pulled out from under her with no Jason to pick her up, kiss her broken patoot, and make everything wonderful for her again. AJ and Tracy are going to go head to head again. And at some point, we are going to learn more about Robin and her travails. I understand we can expect the ever-crazy Heather to return to facilitate Steven Lars’ exit from the show. Then, of course, we have Maxie making yet another one of her mistakes. I guess what I am saying is that I like GH when things are happening. If I wanted all romance in the afternoon with bed-hopping and love angst I would be tuning in to Days of Our Lives to watch Sami Brady bounce between the men in her life. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin January 5, 2013 TV Gord THANK YOU and AMEN. liz makes more sense in the patrick story to lose to robin on robins return, but i think the problem is scrub fans wont accept him with anyone knowing robin is alive. Unfortunately Liz has no chemistry with anyone else and no point in any other story line on the canvas but shes getting paid so they are shoehorning her in here and there. My guess is britt will turn out to be evil and sabrina will either get written off via the same broom closet lisa niles friend went in to last year or she will catch on and be pushed in to the younger set. I dont see her on long term though because ellie has caught on more it seems. That will leave the deck clear for scrubs so maybe they are just using these two characters to keep him on screen til kim wants to return? Im not sure though why some people can only enjoy the show if liz is front and center. Ive missed sam being on the last month, but Im loving anna being front and center. Im bummed that johnny hasnt been on as much but Lucy Coe is BACK. I hate that robin is still mia and they havent figured out a way to lure her back, but the Qs are being featured regularly. Im sure robin sam and johnny will get there turn again soon enough, but in the interim there is plenty of other things to enjoy. im over spixie and i hope they stick with spellie. I hate this story – for me i wanted the lante baby story to be more about, um I dont know, heres a crazy thought – how about LANTE? lol. i would rather see maxie with johnny and if they write off johnny while revisiting spixie im gonna hurl. Spellie brings us more of that sweet young love that this show is sorely lacking and i see them as a bit of an older version of tj/molly who I adore. I hate the idea of aj/connie but only because he knows shes mentally ill. I hated johnny sleeping with her but at least there he did it because she essentially said bang me or die and still it felt like rape or at least as close to being rape without being rape as you can pretty much possibly get. The difference is that at least I love johnny and he was pushed. If aj knowingly sleeps with her just to stick it to sonny, i will be all sorts of angry. Now if they hook up before he knows who she is or he pretends to be in to her to rile up sonny and then falls for her only for her to be integrated – so that half of her loves sonny and half loves aj – that might work but he cant sleep with her. And if michael is okay with aj assuming he does sleep with connie, i will be furious with michael. Cant wait to see the johnny todd carly sam starr fallout. gonna be GOOOOOD. Log in to Reply J Bernard Jones January 5, 2013 TV GORD wrote: The people that get complained about the most on here are the ones that I love! Connie is hilarious, and I hope she never stops being Connie, but she’s probably going away soon to make way for Kate. Does that make me angry? Nah, not really. Something else will happen that will be just as much fun, and I’ll always remember some of the Krazy-with-a-K things she has done. That’s the way I enjoy soaps. They aren’t going to make me happy all the time, but I’m not the only one watching, so I sit through the stuff that I don’t like that YOU might like, because in the end, we’re ALL getting a pretty damn fun show to watch right now. Although the above portion is quoted, the entire post is an awesome summation of how I feel as well. Cheers and Happy New Year! Log in to Reply JASAMMABBY January 5, 2013 I am really missing Sam right now- but I unserstand in the world of soaps that’s the way stories are told. Back when I was a kid and it was balanced especially. So I am OK with not having my fave front and center all the time.. I feel like if you are watching for just one character then you are always going to be unhappy. It is a ensemble cast afterall. Not a half an hour weekly show. So while I am not seeing some of my faves I have enjoyed something going on everyday. I do thank FV for bringing lightness back to the show- and an array of new and old characters that I am enjoying.. The show is so much better than it was when it was just the Jason, Sonny and Carly winning it all show. I do like those three characters- but not at the expense of all the characters I lost because of them.. Log in to Reply dsmwmn January 5, 2013 Why oh why is Trey brain dead!!! Love EV! Can they just replace his brain with Kristina’s? She never uses it anyways. Log in to Reply pumpkin January 7, 2013 TVgord that is great post. I also agree with the comments. Log in to Reply LizM January 7, 2013 Excellent post, TV Gord. EET, so nice to see you back with your thoughtful commentary. Log in to Reply darqueman January 9, 2013 TV Gord I agree with you 1,000%! General Hosptial is a DAYTIME SOAP OPERA not a true to life docu-drama on Discovery Channel. There needs to be some form of kraziness and NO WAY that can’t happen to keep it interesting. I think we all watch it for entertianment and relief from the real world we live. Again I must agree there are things that GH is doing that I don’t like and sometimes FF through (Todd making out with Carly!) that millions of others love. So if I LOVE Connie and all her KRAZINESS I wish fans would shut up and suck it up cause overall this show is on FIRE!!! Some one else posted that they find themselves rushing home each night to watch like they did in the 80′s. That’s exactly how i feel. GH has so musch interest and spirit that it has lost in the late 90s. Can’t say I agree with you on Star. I’ve loved the actress and character ever since she took over the role many many years ago and claimed to have an alternate personality named Suzie!! I also love how LARGE the canvas is with characters from the past who pop in and out (Now that’s just like real life…your old friend or trouble making cousin comes to town for a breif visit). Ron and Frank have not only brought life to GH but I believe they have changed the genre and revitilized it. Mark my words there will be new daytime soaps in the future. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.