General Hospital: Perkie's Observations

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Lulu is reading a newspaper article about Johnny receiving a 20-year sentence to Pentonville, when Mac stops by to purchase tickets to the Valentine’s Day dance.  She feels bad for Johnny because he lost everything. Now, Lulu is forced to run The Haunted Star by herself.  Mac complains about Frisco showing up in town to visit Maxie. Lulu worries about the stress on Maxie, and reassures Mac he’s the better man. 
 


Frisco visits Felicia, and complains about Maxie ignoring his calls.  Felicia says Maxie doesn’t trust him, since he always takes off after getting her hopes up.  She advises him to prove his love to Maxie.  Frisco claims to know how important Maxie and Felicia are in his life now. He admits he's come back for them.  
 
Frisco confesses he’s loved Felicia since day one, but Felicia doesn’t think constantly being dumped is love. She's realized over the years he has no room in his life for family. She wants to know why he’s suddenly changing the rules.  Frisco urges Felicia to admit she still loves him, but Felicia says she’s with Mac.  Frisco thinks she’s settling, and knows what they had was special.  
 
Johnny asks to see Starr before being shipped to Pentonville.  She doesn’t want to hear any remorse from him, since it won’t bring her family back.  Johnny knows he can’t bring them back, but can give her something that may help.    
 
Laura watches as Anna and Luke kiss, but quickly leaves.  Anna feels she's not thinking straight, and has no faith in her judgment.  Luke wonders if this is the end.  Anna says having Duke back reminded her of how it used to be, and she wants to feel that again. She believes Luke had the real deal with Laura, but he claims his life with Laura is long over.  Anna thanks him for everything he did when Robin died, but ends their relationship.  
 
Molly hides Rafe in her room, and offers to make him some food.  While she’s gone, Kristina knocks on the door. Rafe panics and hides under the bed.  Kristina is concerned she may be capable of murder, because she wanted Connie dead.  She and Molly talk about Johnny, and Kris mentions she will perform her community service at Pentonville.  
 
TJ expresses his concerns about Molly and her feelings for Rafe to Shawn.  TJ checks his phone, and reads a message stating Rafe is no longer in police custody.  He worries about Molly and calls her to tell her. However, she already knows and assures him everything is fine.
 
Dante demands to know where John has been, and asks about him taking Rafe out of his cell.  John denies Dante's allegations, so Dante shows him the security footage.  John wants Date to talk to Carlson, but Dante informs him Carlson was murdered. He mentions the eyewitness fingered John as the culprit.  Dante tells John the weapon used to murder Carlson was the same one used in Alison's murder. John knows it was down in the evidence room.  Dante shows him the footage of Caleb leaving the room.
 
Lulu is thrilled when Laura shows up at The Haunted Star.  Laura says she came as soon as she heard she was going to be a grandmother.  Lulu asks about Lucky, and Laura informs her that she saw him last year in Ireland.  Laura asks about Luke, and if he’s seeing anyone.  Lulu mentions Anna, but isn’t certain where they stand.  
 
Mac’s not happy to see Frisco back at the bar.  He reminds Frisco of the hurt he caused his daughters, and warns Maxie may not be so forgiving this time.  Frisco feels it’s up to Maxie and Felicia to give him a second chance. He wants to have dinner with them tomorrow.  Mac doesn't think the dinner will happen, because he and Felicia have plans for the Valentine’s Day dance.  Frisco tells Felicia to work on Maxie, because he’s not giving up on either of them.  
 
Rafe thinks he should leave, because he’s putting Molly in danger. Molly doesn't think so, and wants him to stay.
 
Starr visits Lulu, and is overjoyed to meet the infamous Laura.  Laura heads out, and Starr informs Lulu that Johnny gave her his half of the Haunted Star. She and Lulu are official partners. 

Despite the video footage, John swears to Dante and Anna he didn’t steal evidence or escape with Rafe. However, Anna can't go on his word alone, and has no choice but to place him under arrest. 
 
Laura makes a call and informs a mystery person she’s safely in Port Charles. She tells the person they should go ahead with their plans.   


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NERescuer's picture
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I totally agree, I hated the Anna and Luke pseudo romance.

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Is it me or is anyone else having an issue with Laura not being blond? She looked MORE like Laura on Y&R than she does on GH!

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Re: Felicia & Frisco, perhaps I will get onboard with the pairing once the couple's flashbacks are aired. Right now, Frisco comes off like a douchebag. Another thought is that if Frisco can be somewhat repaired, he and Felicia would seem like a viable option as a couple. A few flashbacks from F&F's past would help a lot and I feel are coming.

Thinking about flashbacks does energize me for the 50th anniversary. The flashbacks chosen for Robin's "death" were good. The show has major popular couples back (Luke & Laura, Anna & Duke, Felicia & Frisco.) not to mention, Scotty, Lucy and Kevin and Bobbie, so hopefully there will be plenty of flashbacks.

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@KatheHoward....are you serious? Age issue? You do know that Brandon Buddy who played OLTL's "Cole" to Alderon's "Starr" was 6 years older than her...meaning when their romance took off on the soap she was 16 and he was 21.

You do know that the greatest love story ever told on daytime has an age difference of 15 years? Genie was 17 and Tony was 30 when they become daytime's "it" couple.

Age has nothing to do with why TJ and Molly were broken up.

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@SavePortChuck: Genie Francis looks better with blonde hair. She was very blonde on Y&R. IMO she looked better on Y&R while her character was awful. Y&R has better production value than GH.

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And I want to comment on Johnny...why is my man the only one who pays for his crimes....I also DO NOT want this version of Kristina anywhere near my Johnny...Please please please recast for the love of all that is holy do not taint my Johnny with this version

I live in the land of denial where TJ/Molly are together, Spin Spawn is still Lante's, Anna/Luke never ever had sex and Patrick is really with Liz until that fateful moment when Robin appears again and not involved in HS Musical the Hospital Edition

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Loved seeing Laura, and all things around her! Loved the Laura/Lulu scenes and them talking about Lucky. It was also a very nice nod to make Laura be the person who Lucky saw at the graveyard in his last scene. Also, loved that Starr came in and referred to Laura as "The Laura" and a legend. It's true Smile

Thank YOU Cartini for ending the horrible Luke/Anna pairing (has there ever been a more approriate portmanteau than "AnaL", lol?). It was ridiculous to begin with. Not all male/female relationships have to turn romantic anyway.

Although, it was kind of sudden for Anna, wasn't she just last week saying how she still sees Duke as Faison?

Loved the Frisco/Felicia scenes! Frisco didn't annoy me one bit. So glad Felicia is finally in a storyline and we get to see her - to me I felt KW's emotions were really coming through with her acting in this episode.

I also loved the scenes between Mac & Lulu, and Lulu shipping him totally as the wonderful guy he is.

Not sure how I feel about Starr having half of the HS. I thought it was a nice gesture from Johnny, but I just instantly assumed she would sell it to someone. I don't think I want to see Starr trying to co-run that place, imo that would only lead into trouble. I haven't thought of a good partner for Lulu though.

Pretty much FF'd through all the Molly/Rafe/TJ/Shawn/John/Dante stuff.

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I think a Johnny/Kristina pairing was the main reason GH went "sexier" with the recast for Kristina. While very pretty, Lindsay Morgan cannot act. I do not look forward to Johnny/Kristina which is pretty obviously telegraphed.

I think Johnny should pay for his crimes. He should not be absolved because others have gotten away with crimes. Johnny shot and killed Anthony at point-blank range, actions led to the deaths of Cole & Hope (3 y.o.), he framed Konnie, knowligly had sex with a mentally-fractured Kate who was horrified about the event, he ran a black-market organ trafficking ring! Johnny has been taken to the extreme and no more redeemed than Todd or Sonny. He has a 20-year sentence he will not do a fraction of. I think pairing him with Kristina seems like punishment enough. Lol.

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logan_echolls wrote:
I'm not sure people ever heard of the term, my opinion. That's when someone says something others may not agree with but that person believes it to be true. Therefore, it's MY OPINION that CarTini doesn't like or doesn't feel comfortable writing for Black people. I believe that to be true and I'm sticking to it. There is NO reason to have a third party involved in Molly and TJ's romance. But CarTini isn't comfortable with TJ and Molly so they are going to whiting it up.

I think people have heard of the term, my opinion. That is why we gave ours on your statement that Cartini hates Black people.

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Loved seeing Laura back. Fix your family girl, and stay away from that wretched Luke!!! I so want Stefan Cassadine to show up now with Nic right behind him. I'm sure we'll see Laura visit Liz within the next couple days to see her grandkids!

Loved seeing Anna decide to walk away from a romance with Luke.

The Lulu/Maxie surrogate story for me falls flat for many reasons, but the biggest one for me is that Maxie may be way too selfish, but she knows the pain of her father (and mother later on in life depending on how one sees it), deserting her. I do not believe for one second that Maxie would give up her own child after all the pain she's felt from the abandonment of her father.

Yay for Mac telling Frisco how it was!

Like others I think we'll be seeing a Johnny/Kristina pairing soon, but also like others, wouldn't mind them recasting Kristina.

Doesn't Caleb have a bit longer hair and a different style of coat than McBain does?

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soapbaby wrote:
I think a Johnny/Kristina pairing was the main reason GH went "sexier" with the recast for Kristina. While very pretty, Lindsay Morgan cannot act. I do not look forward to Johnny/Kristina which is pretty obviously telegraphed.
I think Johnny should pay for his crimes. He should not be absolved because others have gotten away with crimes. Johnny shot and killed Anthony at point-blank range, actions led to the deaths of Cole & Hope (3 y.o.), he framed Konnie, knowligly had sex with a mentally-fractured Kate who was horrified about the event, he ran a black-market organ trafficking ring! Johnny has been taken to the extreme and no more redeemed than Todd or Sonny. He has a 20-year sentence he will not do a fraction of. I think pairing him with Kristina seems like punishment enough. Lol.

Dayum are we in trouble if they think she is "sexier" lol

I know he has to pay but it just hurts because Sonny gets away with everything Sad

but you are dead on about Kristina being punishment enough...too flipping funny

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They have barely shown Molly and TJ as a couple, they seem more like friends. There really isn't much drama to this triangle.

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I totally agree, SavePortChuck! What's with the mousy brown hair?! I'm a big fan of GF/Laura and, though we owe the new regime for TOTALLY re-charging GH, I want them to handle the Laura character with extreme care. They also lit her poorly yesterday and, please, blonde her back up! I had hoped for a more riveting return to the canvas for her but maybe we just need to bide our time!

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Rebecca Herbst was 5yrs older than Jonathan Jackson, she was 20 and he was 15.

i'm sorry but johnny isn't the only one to pay for his crimes,johnny did his knowingly Matt was drunk and pretty much committing self-defence and he's in jail and we won't see him. Liz has been publicly shouted at for things that everyone else on the show did but have never been outed or yelled at publically.

and really maxie you would rather "ruin" sabrina than tell looloo and dante that you had a miscarriage that really wasn't your fault. i think they would have understood and yes they would have been sad, but they could try again.

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I love Genie Francis's new hair color. Love it! I recall GF being more of a dark ash blonde in her teens, which I loved. This is very natural looking and flattering to her skin tone.

Anyway, light buttery (brassy) blondes are kinda out now. They are showing lots of dark blonde/ light ash brown colors, which IMHO are beautiful. Allure magazine refers to it as a "brond" and says that it's highly coveted among Victoria Secret models, but is not that easy to achieve.

Some pics of Genie when her hair was a darker blonde. As you can see, she's beautiful.

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQMRN3CSpEMD4YfaQS6ZdsqIOaBPgLP0...

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT5PATnjyoi44p-GIgjWZ9t1Zht6urWf...

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katehhoward wrote:
It is not a color issue...rather an age discretion. The actor TeQuan is like 20 years old they can not really have him and Molly hook up because that would be illegal. CarTini was smart enough to keep the actor around because he is good at his craft but they needed to bring in a mix because they new the age difference was an issue. This new development will at least have the actors refraining from making out. That little girl portraying Molly is like 15 years old. I am sure there will be another girl added to the fold to even things out. But really dear it is not a color issue.

The kid playing Rafe is 18 so he is no more age appropriate to be playing Halley Pullos' boyfriend as Tequan Richmond by those metrics.
And what exactly do you expect to happen between the Molly and TJ characters that would make their scenes illegal? It's a soap not porn.

NERescuer wrote:
Cartini if you ever watched OLTL had one of the most ethnically diverse casts on Daytime. To say that they hate Black people is ridiculous and unfair. I never saw Molly being involved with TJ for long, not because he is Black but because he and Molly have very little in common.

What does she have in common with Rafe that we have been shown other than his having read a copy of Streetcar Named Desire that he found on the street?
This whole Rafe/Molly thing is being so heavy handed and telegraphed that it makes me not like either character. This storyline desperately needs to add another teenage girl to the mix to alleviate the butchering of TJ's character and make this saccharinely vomitous budding romance between Molly and Rafe into something I don't want to fast forward through.

nysam wrote:
I know the PCPD isn't played as being that smart, but today's episode with Anna, Dante and John had me annoyed at how poorly this show is being written. How many months ago was Anna fooled by Faison pretending to be Duke by wearing a fake mask? Was it 2 months? 3 at the most? Why in the world wouldn't any of these cops stop and think that Faison or a cohort of his is up to the same thing by impersonating John? Why didn't Anna lunge at John and try to rip his face off? She just had a scene minutes earlier saying her judgment is totally off. Why wouldn't John offer up that someone is impersonating him as his defense? Anna & Dante would more than likely believe it based on what just happened with Faison/Duke scam.

I was screaming this same stuff at my TV while watching this episode! Aside from the recent fake Duke stuff, it's not like there hasn't been a parade of identitical twins strolling into Port Charles for the last umpteen years. To automatically assume that John McBain of all people is a murderer just makes everyone look like bumbling idiots.

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Mac has not exactly been the most civil person either with Frisco's return - from the very start when he did not want to shake Frisco's hand, Mac has been very insecure and hostile towards Frisco.

I have no issue with Mac - I actually liked his character much more when he first arrived in Port Charles. That being said, much like Colton and Felicia, Mac and Felicia could not, can not, hold a candle to Frisco and Felicia. Yes, Frisco has a lot to answer for - but it sure doesn't look like Felicia doesn't want Frisco back - she's just afraid of what might happen if she gets him back.

Mac should just steer clear of this situation - she's dumped him how many times? I never understood why he and Alexis didn't pair up...they still could - I could buy that coupling.

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Just a question-Would a student nurse like Sabrina really have that type of responsibility in the ER? I would have thought an actual nurse, like Elizabeth or Epiphany, would be ER nurses not some barely legal student nurse.

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I will just say that I love Molly ... I think she is cute, smart, and realistic. I am apparently in the minority. I think Molly is good with TJ or Rafe.

As far as the lack of "cultural diversity" why does it have to be a race thing? Some characters connect, others don't. Think of all the white characters that have come and gone over 50 years without much notice or remembrance.

I do not like Shawn the character. The character is just boring ... but it's also partly the actor. I'm not sure it would matter what he was saying or doing because he just doesn't have much presence, in my opinion.

I love Felix because he is interesting! Where is he by the way? Wasn't Epiphany supposed to yell at him for not showing up to work one day?

I feel like this is very touchy territory, so I will tread lightly. But it just seems that as soon as a african-american character appears on canvas, it's like, "OK, get ready for the interracial romance story" regardless of whether there is a suitable romantic possibility even available. Alexis and Shawn are a good example. Except for the fact that he is beyond HOT, there is little to no reason she would be interested in him.

Felix is different, in my opinion. A romantic storyline for him isn't being forced. When it happens, it will seem normal, whether it's a black guy or a white guy ... but it would seem that he would be white since I'm hoping for a return of Lucas Jones!

I'm not sure I've made any kind of point here ... and I've kind of made arguments for both sides. But those are my thoughts.

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I haven't seen the ep yet but my opinion on Starr accepting the HS is that it doesn't make sense, Johnny must feel like he "owes" her something but half interest in a casino in exchange for killing my child? Why would I allow him to assuage his guilt even just a little?

My other objection is once again RC ignores the fact that Starr should be RICH. She should be in college preparing to takeover Manning Enterprises, her mom's nightclub or just earning a degree in business so she can finally get that recording career up and running, not operating a nightclub. So far she has been represented by a porn producer and a gangsta, not too bright. KA is 21 so maybe Starr is too, and it's legally okay for her to run the HS but it makes no sense to me.

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MysteryStory wrote:
Just a question-Would a student nurse like Sabrina really have that type of responsibility in the ER? I would have thought an actual nurse, like Elizabeth or Epiphany, would be ER nurses not some barely legal student nurse.

no she wouldn't and on today's show patrick said steve was the head of the er. my sister was an er nurse at mayo for 20yrs and ers have their own staff, the floor nurses don't work in the er, the training is different. patrick wouldn't have been in the er,he's a neurosurgeon he wouldn't be hanging out in the er. they would send the patient up to patrick he's not a trauma dr. and when they brought the patient in, the emts took him straight to a floor not the er, which isn't what they do and a student nurse wouldn't be giving the vitals or all the info.

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I like Genie's new hair color. If you look at a lot of the actresses in Hollywood now they are getting away from the brass blonde look, and more of low-lites to their blonde shade. Genie is on Katie Couric today. Saw a commercial and she looks fabulous!