General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations


Heather tells Rafe she is Danny’s nanny, and has come to take him away.  Rafe refuses to give her the baby, so Heather threatens to call Alexis or the police. Rafe feels cornered, and gives up the baby.  
 


John wants to work with Lucy to find Rafe.  Alexis doesn’t like the idea, but Anna offers to guarantee Lucy’s safety.  Alexis orders Lucy to help the police find Rafe. 
 
Sam knocks on the professor’s door, but doesn't get an answer. Soon, the professor’s assistant arrives and offers to open the door for Sam.  Both are shocked to find the professor dead.  Anna receives a call about the professor, and informs John that his alibi is dead.  
 
Carly visits Starr to see if the news about Johnny giving her the club is true. They chat for a bit, and the conversation soon turns to Todd. Carly admits Todd told her goodbye, and asked her to run away with him.  Starr wonders if she wishes she’d said yes.  Carly confesses she would have forgiven Todd if he’d told her the truth.  The two toast to Todd, and wish him luck on his trip.  
 
Todd wants the boat captain to hurry up and load the boat, so they can leave.  The captain says he’s waiting for Heather.  After much back and forth, the captain changes his mind and orders Todd to find another way out of the country.  
 
Kristina is suspicious of Molly, and thinks she is hiding TJ in her room.  Kris warns her sister to be careful and use protection.  Alexis returns home, and Kris gives her mother a recap of her community service at Pentonville. She reassures Alexis everything will be fine. Kris also tells her mother to talk to Molly about teenage girl stuff.
 
When Molly gets back to her room, Rafe tells her the nanny took Danny.  Molly runs out and informs Alexis that Heather kidnapped Danny.  She asks what happened, and if Molly actually saw Heather.  Molly says she wasn’t there, but can’t explain what really happened.  Rafe comes out, and confesses Heather took the baby from him.  
 
Anna shows up at the university, and Sam updates her on the situation.  Anna finds the scissors Caleb used to kill the professor.  Anna’s confused due to the previous surveillance footage, but knows John did not commit this murder.  
 
John asks Lucy about the ring, and explains why he went to see the professor.  He points out the professor was killed while John was in custody, which means there is someone out there trying to frame him.  Lucy still claims he’s Caleb, and has mesmerized everyone.  John feels if he had the power, he would have mesmerized everyone to let him go. John swears he has nothing to gain from being stuck in lock up. 
 
John believes Caleb is benefitting the most from he and Lucy being locked up, because no one is looking for him. Caleb has free reign to do whatever he wants. John asks who Caleb would be most after.  Lucy names Rafe and Livvie, and wonders why she should trust John.  John says he trusts her, and believes there is a Caleb. 
 
Heather and Danny show up on the pier and await the boat captain.  Caleb arrives, and asks about the baby.  Heather says he’s her baby, and she won’t let him take the baby away.  Todd watches, as Caleb grabs Heather and tosses her in the water.  Todd stops Caleb from leaving with the baby.  He thinks Caleb is John who’s lost it, but Todd refuses to let him steal the baby.  
 
Sam and Anna receive a call about Heather kidnapping Danny. Anna also receives a call about Todd and Heather on the pier. Sam and Anna head to the pier, as Caleb and Todd are about to fight over the baby. Before the action begins, Caleb hears the sirens and disappears.  Anna and Sam arrive at the pier in time to see Todd with the baby.  

32 Responses

  1. Avatar of Perkie
    Perkie

    JUst how big is the lakehouse that Heather leaves with a stroller and no one, not Alexis, Kris or Molly see her.

    Love that Todd was willing to save Danny, but I really wished Anna and Sam had seen him trying to save Danny from Caleb.

    Love John and Lucy putting their heads together.

    ME’s version of Caleb is quite……flamboyant? The hand movements in the scene with Heather was quite something. Colour me shocked that he actually tossed Heather into the water, then spit on her.

  2. Avatar of iowaninmn
    iowaninmn

    I busted out laughing when Caleb tossed Heather into the water! We never see Heather getting beat at her own game, so that was funny. I had to wonder … will she find Jason somewhere down there???

    Loved the Lucy-John scenes as well.

    Excellent scene where the TA said that it looked like a vampire had bitten the professor, only to have Anna pick up a pair of scissors with blood on them. They’re playing with us! Wish people would just relax and enjoy … but that’s MY OPINION.

    I said this in another post, but I’ll repeat. I thought it was odd that there was no Valentine’s Day activity today. Another poster said the episodes are running behind because of pre-emption and that the Valentine’s Day episode will air Feb. 15. The last time I can think of the show being pre-empted was for the Newtown shootings … the show is still not back on schedule? I just find it odd is all. Nothing romantic on Valentine’s Day. DOOL was all about Valentine’s Day today.

    Also, so disappointed that we didn’t see Laura today … doesn’t seem fair that we have to go more than one day without her on screen after all the build up to her return.

    Still, loved today’s show … was really fun, IN MY OPINION.

  3. Avatar of soapbaby
    soapbaby

    ^^ Days of Our Lives had an actual Valentine’s Day episode with actual romantic moments, including a marriage proposal. I’m not as concerned about the episodes airing “on-time”, I just wish General Hospital featured romantic moments in general.

  4. Avatar of soapbaby
    soapbaby

    Heather told Rafe that her name was Susan Moore yet her name tag read “Georgia Price.” I could understand him being duped by Heather but I cannot understand him handing a baby over to a woman who threatened him. He’s bold enough to evade the cops but not bad-ass enough to stand up to this woman. Given Rafe has lived in the run and been homeless, you would think he’d be street smart.

    Molly is the worst. She’d rather maintain a lie for an escaped, accused killer versus spill the beans to offer clues in finding Danny! I generally like Molly but I hated her today. Add Kristina’s “wisdom”, Sam’s blandness and Alexis’ irrelevance…The Davis Girls’ are awful wastes.

    I FLOVE Roger Howarth! He makes everything better. Even those tiresome scenes with the boat captain.

    I was surprised when Caleb pushed Heather into the water. Not sure how I felt about him spitting in the water afterward. It was a bold choice.

    I enjoyed McBain & Lucy.

    I did not enjoy Carly/Starr scenes. Carly Jax is NO Blair Cramer and the comparisons are rather heavy-handed. Starr should be in college. Rather than Starr coming to Port Charles and her family being killed off, I wish she had come to Port Charles after being accepted to PCU. She could study biology or one of the sciences and eventually enter medical school. Instead, we have Starr co-owning a bar. There is no way she should have accepted that from Johnny as “reparations” for killing Cole & Hope. Starr is SO shoe-horned on the canvas.

    So, no follow-up to Lulu’s reaction that Starr was her new partner? Last time we saw Lulu she looked displeased with the news (but that could be JMB’s default expression…kidding ;-)

  5. Avatar of nysam
    nysam

    Couple comments…

    Guess the wardrobe dept. was digging through some closets. Heather’s name tag read “Georgia Price”. “Georgia” was a nurse at GH back in the late 80s. Nice, elderly nurse. I have a feeling that the powers that be had no idea about this and simply grabbed a name tag from the prop’s dept.

    When did Star become old enough to drink? Her daughter who was no more than 3 when she died last February and Starr gave birth to her when she was 16. Starr just graduated from high school a couple years ago.

    The continuity on this show is terrible.

  6. Avatar of Lucy D.
    Lucy D.

    On Twitter Ron C implied they were several days behind, so I don’t think we’re going to see Love in the Afternoon tomorrow (the 15th).

    Glad Anna produced the scissors. Obviously telegraphing a message to the naysayers.

    Overall, with a few exceptions (notably Britt & Sabrina sucking the life out of Patrick) and the obvious “miss” on the Nurses Ball (Elizabeth could get the money in a minute from Nicholas) I like this version of GH SO MUCH MORE than the Phelps/Frons/Guza version.

    And if it’s true the vets (Laura and Frisco) are only on the canvas for a few days, I have no problem with spreading out their appearances.

    As for the doubters about Pickle Lila, artisanal foods are very in right now, and people are making fortunes from things like cheese, ice cream, and yes, pickles.

  7. Avatar of SwanQueen59
    SwanQueen59

    Have to agree with soapbaby. I’m really irked by “Starrfish” (to use Connie’s pet name for her ;)), being a half owner of the Haunted Star. Call me selfish, but I’d rather have had John Z. sell his share back to L, with an option to buy back in at a later time. I can understand his sincere gesture to assuage his guilt over Hope and Cole. And I don’t doubt that he has a genuine concern for her. But I can’t help but think that Starr whould be insulted, almost as if he was trying to “buy her off” with a nightclub as if that would be able to offer some sort of comfort having lost her child and boyfriend. Beyond that, I’ve come to see Starr as an unwelcome interloper that is being moved around the GH canvas trying to “fit” in. That they dropped her into the middle of the tender reunion between L and Laura was just jarring. Not only did it disturb what was a beautifully rendered series of scenes with legacy characters (and one of the best sympatico mother/daughter teams in JMB and GF who were firing on all cylinders), it was another glaring example of a plot point meeting, that came off as one “newbie” trying to ingratiate herself with a martiarch member of PC “royalty”. Maybe this having her as the new half owner will be revealed as a plot point diversion. Personally, I’d love to see L run the Haunted Star on her own, becoming an independant business woman, a PC mover and shaker as well as being a tentpole for the Spencer-Falconeri part of the canvas. But that’s me… 0:)

  8. Avatar of stefanstavros
    stefanstavros

    [quote=nysam]

    When did Star become old enough to drink? Her daughter who was no more than 3 when she died last February and Starr gave birth to her when she was 16. Starr just graduated from high school a couple years ago.
    .[/quote]

    I thought the same thing when I saw the scene! I looked it up and KA is 21, so I guess they’re using that as Starr’s age, too.

  9. Avatar of soapbaby
    soapbaby

    ^^ Well, we know Kristina’s not yet 21 and she was downing shots at Kate’s bachelorette party a few months back! I guess ages to be damned when it comes to having Kristina or Starr featured far too often! ;-)

  10. Avatar of J Bernard Jones
    J Bernard Jones

    When did Star become old enough to drink? Her daughter who was no more than 3 when she died last February and Starr gave birth to her when she was 16. Starr just graduated from high school a couple years ago. The continuity on this show is terrible.

    and

    we know Kristina’s not yet 21 and she was downing shots at Kate’s bachelorette party a few months back!

    Maxie was born on October 31, 1990; she should be 23 years old. However, her birthday was revised to October 31, 1986, when she was aged to 16 in 2002, meaning she is now 27.

    Kristina was born onscreen November 19, 2002, meaning she should be 11 years old. Her birthday was changed to November 19, 1992 when aged to 16 in 2009, making her now 21 (and therefore old enough to drink at Kate’s party).

    Micheal was born December 29, 1997, making him 16 years old. But his birthday changed to December 29, 1991 in April 2009 and he is currently 22.

    Molly was born on-screen on November 10, 2005 and should be 8 years old; birth year was later revised to 1996 and she is now 16.

    Show me any daytime soap opera that hasn’t played fast and loose with SORASing and I’ll show you a show that’s not a soap. Therefore, it is perfectly reasonable to assume that Starr is now 21 years of age (same age as Kristen Alderson), old enough to both drink and hold a liquor license in the state of New York.

  11. Avatar of ANGELWENDY15
    ANGELWENDY15

    First I have to rant a little bit. It was Valentine’s Day and NO romance on GH?! DOOL was all about romance, no wonder their ratings have been rising. I understand GH may be a day or so behind but why did all the other soaps manage to celebrate the day and they were preempted as much as GH was?
    I still say the problem with GH right now is that there is just no romance, no hot couples at all. They should have showed Mac romancing Felicia, Lulu and Dante and even Duke trying to woo back Anna. He should have taken her to dinner and take her out on the dance floor for a sexy tango again. They have to start bringing more romance on the show. I understand with the 50th Anniversary and bringing back all the old favorites that some stories may be off a bit so I won’t harp on this whole thing because I love seeing my old faves again. And with Todd and John having to leave the show for awhile I guess they had to rush their stories in. But it just seems there are too many stories going on at once, and their never seems to be a closure to them.

    Todd had me laughing as usual. Did anyone else pick up on the lines they used from the movie Jaws? The Captain was called Quint, he said the line about Todd’s hands, exactly like in Jaws and the “Here’s to drinking with bow-legged women”. Made me laugh. So glad Todd will be returning to GH. I think he and Laura Wright really like each other ALOT!

    I think a lot of you are right about Caleb may-be not being a vampire (I love this board because I enjoy reading all your opinions and a lot of you are right-on about certain stories. I remember a few months ago someone wrote that when Olivia had her first premonition seeing the dog, that it was a jackal and that Maxie would wind up carrying Spinelli’s baby and you were right! You guys are so smart!!). Anyway, so far we haven’t seen any fangs and the wounds on the professor’s neck were from scissors. Very curious to see where this story will go. May-be Caleb is just a deranged psycho killer. I thought the same thing when Caleb threw Heather in the water. May-be she will meet up with Jason-Ha!

    Watched Genie Francis on Katie Couric-she looked fantastic! I like the lo-lites in her hair. She was also on Eyewitness News. I’ve been wondering about Tony Geary, if he’s happy about Luke and Laura again. He’s made comments in the past and he doesn’t seem to want to do any publicity about them. Wonder if he’ll be the next to leave like Steve Burton. I’m hoping that Laura and Scotty are together, just to drive Luke nuts.So glad Rachel Ames will be returning, even if it’s just for a day. There was a time years ago when she was the main female lead of the show, with Steve Hardy. Glad she is being recognized.

  12. Avatar of thecourt99
    thecourt99

    Okay…when Rafe was hiding under the bed, didn’t he hear Alexis tell Molly that she had to watch Daniel?

    If a nurse was hired to watch him, wouldn’t Alexis have said that?

    That was off the chain.

  13. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    Soapbaby, your comments are about the most ON TARGET i’ve read in about 2 weeks, and i scroll many boards! Keep it up. I posted a small rant on the GH FB page earlier…

  14. Avatar of mipeony
    mipeony

    I FLOVED Caleb tossing Heather into the water and then hocking one in after her. I wasn’t expecting something like that at all, and I laughed so hard. I don’t think the character of Caleb is a vampire now, just a huge friggin ass, but he’s entertaining while he’s doing it so I’m good with it for now. I guess they will spin it so that Todd trying to save the baby from Caleb will get him out of trouble.

    I find it hilarious that both Carly and Starr will bad mouth Johnny, but it’s okay for the two of them or their family members to do anything they want and for that to be okay.

    I hope we get to see Laura again tomorrow, and I hope Anna starts to believe that McBain is innocent.

  15. Avatar of JASAMMABBY
    JASAMMABBY

    I loved this episode. Little Danny’s expressions were so delightful when he was watching Caleb, Heather and Todd argue over him.. It was like so you are the cray crays for this week.. Cool.

    I was annoyed at Molly also in this episode. Why didn’t she just bring Danny with her to the kitchen. Even if she thinks he isn’t a killer he still is a stranger.

    Loved Anna and Sam working together. The scissors were a great touch. I never watched PC but for some reason I am very excited to see Caleb see Sam for the first time.

    I really hope RoHo and ME will be back- I totally love watching them!!

  16. Avatar of JASAMMABBY
    JASAMMABBY

    @Mipeony- You totally nailed why I can’t stand the Johnny bashing on GH.. Sure he has done some bad things- but sorry in my book he isn’t bad at all. He actually is more of tortured soul and when you look at his upbringing you can see why. Meanwhile the ones who bash him will protect their loved ones who’s crimes are far worst and more deliberate. Johnny has never tried to hurt someone who is innocent or not onvolved in his world. He is the only character I ever see really suffer from guilt.

    Of course I just love BB so he could pretty much do anything and I would love to watch him!! I would love to see story between him and Liz.

  17. Avatar of soapfan616
    soapfan616

    [quote=soapbaby]^^ Days of Our Lives had an actual Valentine’s Day episode with actual romantic moments, including a marriage proposal. I’m not as concerned about the episodes airing “on-time”, I just wish General Hospital featured romantic moments in general.[/quote]
    *****
    Even with all of the passionate GH disagreements, I think we can all agree that soaps need romance and GH is sorely lacking in that department.

  18. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    Thanks — If you can tell me how to make that image clearer i’d love ya forever! :) I tried my best…and yes, Northrup was filet mignon; Hogestyn is mere hamburger.

  19. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    The worst thing about Starr now being a co-owner is that my long wish of a Johnny /Maxie pairing will never happen, i doubt JZ and MS will ever cross paths again :( I thought BB and KS had great chemistry! Jmo…

  20. Avatar of Aurora2
    Aurora2

    [quote=SwanQueen59]Have to agree with soapbaby. I’m really irked by “Starrfish” (to use Connie’s pet name for her ;)), being a half owner of the Haunted Star. Call me selfish, but I’d rather have had John Z. sell his share back to L, with an option to buy back in at a later time. I can understand his sincere gesture to assuage his guilt over Hope and Cole. And I don’t doubt that he has a genuine concern for her. But I can’t help but think that Starr whould be insulted, almost as if he was trying to “buy her off” with a nightclub as if that would be able to offer some sort of comfort having lost her child and boyfriend. Beyond that, I’ve come to see Starr as an unwelcome interloper that is being moved around the GH canvas trying to “fit” in. That they dropped her into the middle of the tender reunion between L and Laura was just jarring. Not only did it disturb what was a beautifully rendered series of scenes with legacy characters (and one of the best sympatico mother/daughter teams in JMB and GF who were firing on all cylinders), it was another glaring example of a plot point meeting, that came off as one “newbie” trying to ingratiate herself with a martiarch member of PC “royalty”. Maybe this having her as the new half owner will be revealed as a plot point diversion. Personally, I’d love to see L run the Haunted Star on her own, becoming an independant business woman, a PC mover and shaker as well as being a tentpole for the Spencer-Falconeri part of the canvas. But that’s me… 0:)[/quote]

    Thank you for expressing so well the total wrongness of the interloper Starr interrupting the long-awaited reunion between Laura and her daughter … and the further insult of this child being given half ownership of the Haunted Star. She should NOT have been shoehorned into this situation and there is no reason other than blatant favoritism.

  21. Avatar of sodsince16
    sodsince16

    J. This is one of the most brilliant comments I’ve read. I love it when fans can educate each other on details without seeming harsh or pedantic.

    It reminds me of the old questions in SOD – before every issue had a question about an obscure former soap actor in tv episode that could have been answered by IMDB,rather than writing a magazine and waiting for a reply in publication form; but I digress. Thanks

  22. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    “deflowered Kayla”, as played by Mary Catherine Stewart (Catherine Mary?? lol), the first but not the best Kayla LOL! Ur too funny. Yeah, Josh’s cowboy delivery was hawt in the 70s with corporate climber Mary Anderson (LOVED Barbara Stanger, the BEST Mary Anderson) but so not hawt today. He needs to remain Ken Corday’s golf buddy and that’s IT! :(

  23. Avatar of soapbaby
    soapbaby

    [quote=IOWAHAWKEYE]Northrup was filet mignon; Hogestyn is mere hamburger.[/quote]

    ^^ Than Josh Taylor is a pig’s foot!

    For the record, I like Drake Hogestyn’s Roman/John Black but I cannot abide Josh Taylor’s Roman Brady! He played Chris Cositchek, the man who deflowered Kayla and was a groomsman in Roman & Marlena’s first wedding! Plus, Josh Taylor is a horrible actor.

    Regarding your avatar’s image, I am the least technical person alive!

  24. Avatar of J Bernard Jones
    J Bernard Jones

    Okay…when Rafe was hiding under the bed, didn’t he hear Alexis tell Molly that she had to watch Daniel? If a nurse was hired to watch him, wouldn’t Alexis have said that? That was off the chain.

    1. Just because Alexis didn’t mention a nurse didn’t mean there couldn’t have been one. Even when Rafe saw her, he was completely unsure as to what to believe about her story.

    2. (Other complaint seen here): Even though Heather was wearing the “wrong” nametag, where would she have gotten a nametag for Susan Moore, who has been dead for a few decades? One might say she shouldn’t have been wearing a nametag at all, but the fact that she was wearing one with the name “Georgia Price” is really a small quibble.

    3. The key part here is this: Rafe didn’t hand Baby Balkan over to Heather because he thought she was a nurse. In fact, it is very, very clear that he wasn’t going to hand him over to Heather at all. It wasn’t until Heather threatened to call the police on him that he handed Baby Balkan over to Heather.

    Rafe was afraid of going to jail (and getting Molly in trouble for having him in the house) more than outright buying Heather’s story.

  25. Avatar of Daniel St. John
    Daniel St. John

    My God, Rafe and Molly annoyed me in this episode whether they were in scenes together or with other people. Her immediate devotion to him and his acting range of slackjawed yokel and sad faced slackjawed yokel drives me nuts.

    Caleb tossing Heather into the harbor like an old soda bottle was awesome.

    And everyone in town being so resistant to the idea that John has a doppelgänger considering all the long lost twins and lifelike mask wearing villains that have strolled into Port Charles over the last 50 years requires more suspension of disbelief than the idea of vampires being in town does.

    I do still like how Lucy treats John like he is the Prince of Darkness.

  26. Avatar of spudfarm
    spudfarm

    [quote=Lucy D.]Elizabeth could get the money in a minute from Nicholas)[/quote]

    I’m not entirely sure, but I believe it was implied during Helana’s visit that Nicholas and Spencer were in hiding from her, and Robert is the only one who knew how to contact him, so I can excuse not going to Him for the money. Jax on the other hand is an ob vious choice for both Elizabeth and Patrick to consider. Both know he was good friends with Robin, and as far as I can recall, neither has any personal issues with Jax that would prevent them from wanting to ask him.

  27. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    Say what you want about this Caleb/possible vampire storyline, Caleb is WAY hotter than John McBain. And I have to give kudos to ME’s acting range – he can slip effortlessly into a sexy, psychotic villain. Wow.

    I wasn’t buying Todd’s sudden interest to protect the baby he just six months ago kidnapped and gave away. It seemed heavy-handed.

    Caleb throwing Heather into the harbour was hilarious, and I’m sure satisfying for many people – and we all know she isn’t dead so. It did kind of feel strange why he would hate her that much. How did he even know who she was?

    I am not pleased with Starr actually working at the HS. I thought immediately she should and would give half of the business somewhere else. Or that she could at least be a silent partner. I do not want her to cause any trouble for Lulu. HS should be a Spencer-run business, or at least someone who is connected to them. And yes, Starr should be in university, or at least further her singing career.

    However, I did enjoy Carly & Starr bonding scenes. Somehow I buy the fact that Blair & Carly are alike (if not the same person) and Starr would connect with her easily. Plus there is two connections, Todd and Michael. So it’s plausible.

    I am NOT amused by seeing Lucy portrayed as a constant lunatic. That is one the many reasons I want this storyline to end. I want to see the magnificent, fabulous Queen that she is.

  28. Avatar of SZima
    SZima

    How can Johnny just give his half of the HS to someone without consulting with Lulu since she was the owner who allowed Johnny to buy into it? There’s no way that would legally be allowed.

    I, also, though it was disconcerting to see Starr boozing it up with Carly. She shouldn’t be “of age,” but she’s been shown drinking with Michael, so I guess she’s old enough now. However, seeing her pouring/drinking at a bar in the middle of the day is NOT a very good example for the younger viewers out there.

  29. Avatar of liason4real
    liason4real

    Todd wanting to protect the baby sounds about right since no one that he “loves” aka Tea was about to lose a child.

    I really wish RC would get off of this kick on having Starr mirror Blair with the singing and owning a night club. Starr was in college on OLTL months before the show went off the air in 2012.

    The hospital really needs a few young candy strippers since the last ones were Georgie and Maxie back in 2006.

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