General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations


Anna finally reaches Luke, who’s still in the Turkish prison, but has been allowed phone privileges.  She updates him on fake Duke, Faison and Robert being drugged. 


Patrick wants to discuss New Year’s Eve with Sabrina, and Britt overhears about the almost kiss.  When Patrick leaves to check on Ellie’s test results, Britt confronts Sabrina. Britt tells Sabrina that Patrick was mortified about the almost kiss, and it could cause trouble for him if Monica found out.  Britt advises Sabrina to distance herself from Patrick. 
 
Spinelli admits he was with Maxie after Ellie didn’t show up, and she’s relieved he wasn’t alone.  Before Spin has a chance to confess his sin, Patrick comes in to examine Ellie.  Patrick touches her feet with a medical instrument, but she doesn’t feel it. She begins to panic, and Patrick explains the accident caused a spinal injury. Unfortunately, she may be paralyzed from the waist down.  Patrick assures Ellie they’ll reassess her condition in a few weeks when the swelling has gone down. 
 
Lulu and Dante arrive at the apartment per Maxie’s summons.  Before she has a chance to tell them about the baby, Lulu gets a call from Luke. He informs her of his current prison situation, and Lulu tells him about the baby. Luke becomes distracted by a disturbance at the prison, and the call is disconnected. 
 
Sam begs for a sign from Jason, when John McBain shows up at her door.  She questions him about being MIA lately, and John explains about Faison and Switzerland.  John informs Sam he knows who shot Jason.  John tells her Faison shot Jason, and dumped him in the harbor. He even watched him sink like a rock.  John is now certain that if the bullet didn’t kill Jason, the water did.  Sam thinks Faison may know more, but John feels Faison would have used the information to help himself.  Sam wonders about the body, but John says it could have washed up anywhere. 
 
Carly asks Todd to be honest about the baby switch. Todd obliges, and explains exactly what happened. Carly believes he took the easy way out, and left Sam behind with a dead baby and Heather Webber.  Todd begs for her understanding.  Carly feels Todd humiliated her. Todd claims the only reason he lied was because he didn't think she would have forgiven him. He wanted more time with her, and didn’t want to lose her.   He asks Carly’s forgiveness.
 
Todd pulls Carly closer and kisses her forehead. Todd tells Carly she’s important to him.  Carly can’t get over all the time Jason lost with his son due to Todd's actions.  Todd mentions he still thought Franco was the father at the time. Carly asks if he knew the truth about the paternity before Sam. Todd is forced to admit that he did.  Carly decides she’s done with him. She calls Todd a horrible person, and defriends him.
 
Robert’s doctor informs Anna that Robert is comatose, and his brain may have been deprived of oxygen. The doctor is unsure Robert will ever recover.  Anna speaks to Duke and declares Robert won’t die, because he's too mean and she needs him. Anna’s upset everything could have been avoided if she had just listened to Robert in the first place. 
 
When Duke touches her, she recoils. Anna quickly apologizes, but Duke understands she still sees Faison when she looks at him.  Anna asks for Duke's patience in this difficult time.
 
Lulu and Dante decide to go to Turkey to find Luke, but are concerned about Maxie.  She reassures them she’s fine, and wishes them luck on finding Luke. 
 
Ellie’s glad she has Spin to help her though her paralysis.  He promises they’ll deal with everything together.
 
Sabrina tells Patrick that due to her other priorities, she won't be able to baby-sit Emma anymore. 
 
Sam admits out loud Jason is gone and never coming back.  She and John share a tearful hug. 

14 Responses

  1. Avatar of Perkie
    Perkie

    Why is Anna even listening to this unknown doctor at this wacky Swiss hospital, when her own son in law is a neurosurgeon. Have Robert transferred to PC and see if Patrick can do something for him. I’m sure this is because TR is gone right now, but I’d rather have Robert offscreen in PC than in Switzerland.

    Please, can Sam move on now?

    Maxie, for the love of pete, spit it out. I don’t know how it works with surogacy and the hormone stuff, but if she’d said something, they might have been able to implant another embryo before Lante left to find Luke. Stupid Spixie.

    Is there no one else in poor Ellie’s life other than the snivelling little hypocrite?

  2. Avatar of katehhoward
    katehhoward

    Britt lost a fan today. She is evil. The Sabrina scene break things off with Patrick and Emma was sad. Sabrina has some fire and that fire needs to come out soon. I recently heard that Anna and David Hayward had a daughter that passed, could it be possible that Sabrina is that daughter?

    I was so glad to hear them mention Holly, I wish Emma Samms would be on board to return for the 50th Anniversary episodes. I have always liked Holly and Robert. If there is a new Ethan returning they really need to bring a younger version with Holly escorting him back home. Christopher Riggi would be a phenomenal replacement. Please look him up he is dreamy.

    They need to establish Ellie more. She must have other family members, Spin is playing her and it is not fair. I think Ellie’s ex will return. I hope we are not going to see an Ellie that is a bit nuts and dependent entirely on Spin. When she realizes she can walk she won’t tell him. I think TPTB maybe going down the road of Poison Ivy. Ellie may seem nice but because of Spin and Maxie she will be transformed into a manipulative bitch. Who else thinks this might be what they’re planning.

    Lantexie was boring.

    The whole Carly, Todd, Sam, and John stuff was amazing. I really felt Sams realization that Steve, I mean Jason was not returning. Am I one of the few that feels that the role should eventually be re-casted? Steve was great but I think he is only in it for the money and is a fame whore. He will now be the face of Y&R. I feel sorry for those other actors who do not see what’s coming. If he does well they may ask Maurice to go over, hopefully not. He is too important and Brenda and Sonny 2.0 under FV and RC will work. If LW gets tired of playing Carly we all now that SB and TB is available so she won’t be stupid enough to leave that lovely paying role.
    The role of Jason should be recasted by another actor, who won’t be asking for half the shows budget as their salary.

  3. Avatar of bishbay
    bishbay

    I’m actually starting to like Britt because the character is so outlandish and larger-than-life bitch that I find myself watching just to see what nasty crap she’s going to pull next. She didn’t disappoint today with all the lies she told Sabrina.

  4. Avatar of MysteryStory
    MysteryStory

    I liked the episode although, I would have preferred seeing John get get that information- Jerry jacks was in it with Faison, Faison killed Jason, the plot to use Bernie and Kristina to get Sonny’s money, etc. instead if him telling Sam. Even though I know Anders Hove (Faison) was only available for a short time, I think the scribes missed a chance at great acting, storytelling, and reveal, by not showing that. BTW, does Anna even know all what John just told Sam? Also, did they ever reveal why Jerry/Faison/Joe Scully chose Sonny of all people to get the money from?

    Someone commented on why Anna doesn’t have Robert moved to the States to have Patrick work on him. Two things- I wonder if Robert is stable enough to be moved and perhaps Robert will be moved to PC later on in the storyline.

  5. Avatar of Daniel St. John
    Daniel St. John

    This level of bitchiness is a long time coming from Britt. Until this episode she had been a very lame bad girl.
    Still don’t give a rat’s hind quarters about this Britt/Patrick/Sabrina triangle though.

  6. Avatar of soapbaby
    soapbaby

    Didn’t enjoy this episode very much after not enjoying the show after the past few weeks. My favorite part of the episode was Lulu’s sweater-dress (I thought it was EVERYTHING.) After all of the surrogacy issues, I’d doubt Lante would leave to Turkey to enter in to unknown dangers even for Luke. Is Lucky not able to be contacted? Ireland is closer to Turkey than Port Charles. Perhaps, Julie Berman and Dominic Zamprogna are getting time off and a reason for Lante being offscreen had to be given.

    Maxie has not had one reasonable reason to not tell Lante about the miscarriage. Maxie has enough self-interest to not tell Spinelli that Ellie had intended to meet him on NYE. I’m not feeling sympathetic to Maxie or Spinelli. Ellie needs a universe that includes family and friends and does not revolve around a new boyfriend. I like Ellie and the actress but having her revolve around Spinelli does not bode well for the character.

    Another character I do not feel sympathy for is Sabrina. The idea that she would believe Britt (who hates her) about a “fraternization policy” at GH_ as Britt dates Patrick, including showing to his home naked_ is ridiculous. This entire storyline requires that no one thinks, including Patrick and the audience. We still have no reason to care about Sabrina or Britt. This storyline might have worked with Molly, TJ and a new character because it’s so “junior high.”

    I think Todd & Carly have a ton of chemistry. I hope that the chemistry between McBam can be re-captured now that she seems to believe Jason is dead. Side-note: I think it’s reasonable that Sam refuses to believe that Jason is dead considering she spent months being told her baby was dead oy for her child to turn up alive! Laura Wright and Kelly Monaco look beautiful, now it’s time for Carly and Sam to gain some of the fire attributed to them (yet, not seen in action) and stop whining.

    Even Anna & Duke could not salvage this episode. Another side-note: I think Anna has worked as police commissioner for a total of two weeks since being reinstated months ago. Now, Dante is off to Turkey. PCPD has a generous time-off policy.

  7. Avatar of ANGELWENDY15
    ANGELWENDY15

    I liked the scenes between John and Sam. Kelly can really bring on the tears. I still see a chemistry between the two. Laura Wright , as always , was amazing. There is definite chemistry with her and Roger Howarth, the way they look at each other! Please GH, bring on the romance!

  8. Avatar of GHteenybopper
    GHteenybopper

    Olivia got a dosage of LSD and became psychic, Ellie got hit by a car and is now paralyzed which can only mean one thing…she’ll have mind reading powers like Professor X from the X-Men. It was nice to finally see Anna and Duke after what seemed like a month of them being off-screen. As for Sam…..can the writers give her something to do that doesn’t involve the girl crying a river every other day. And when will Liz get something to do? Other than that I’ve been enjoying GH, I never thought I’d like the show more after Jason left, before the whole JaSam 2.0 I was a huge JasonFF, but it’s awesome too see a balance.

  9. Avatar of bishbay
    bishbay

    Kelly Monaco and Julie Marie Berman are actively working the writers and Cartini to make sure that Elizabeth Herbst gets no stories. Cruel, cruel women.

  10. Avatar of SavePortChuck
    SavePortChuck

    GH gets 3 MILLION viewers during Christmas week!!! Hits 2 year high!

    Ratings for week of Dec 24-28…

    Total Viewers
    1. Y&R 4,851,000 (+510,000/-234,000)
    2. B&B 3,550,000 (+346,000/+134,000)
    3. GH 3,017,000 (+217,000/+590,000)
    4. DAYS 2,547,000 (+252,000/-164,000)

  11. Avatar of Grimm
    Grimm

    [quote=katehhoward]
    They need to establish Ellie more. She must have other family members, Spin is playing her and it is not fair. I think Ellie’s ex will return. I hope we are not going to see an Ellie that is a bit nuts and dependent entirely on Spin. When she realizes she can walk she won’t tell him. I think TPTB maybe going down the road of Poison Ivy. Ellie may seem nice but because of Spin and Maxie she will be transformed into a manipulative bitch. Who else thinks this might be what they’re planning.
    [/quote]

    I think DarkEllie is the only way I can see this storyline playing out.
    ***PURE SPECULATION/(NON)WISHFUL STORYTELLING****
    Maybe at some point she catches on that Spin/Maxie betrayal and uses her paralysis as a way to stick it to Spixie…making the preggers Maxie wait on her in a reversal of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane”…at a crucial juncture in Maxie’s pregancy Maxie collapses and we discover that Ellie has recovered from her paralysis and she stands over the helpless Maxie in full villainess mode and refuses to help…or WILL her good nature re-assert itself???
    :-)

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