General Hospital: Perkie's Observations

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Luke wants to know why Scotty’s in town. Scotty says he’s here for Laura, because she’s his fiancée. Luke doesn’t believe it. However, Laura admits it’s the truth; she and Scotty are getting married. Luke thinks Scotty’s taking advantage of Laura. He admonishes Laura for having anything to do with Scotty. Laura says she loves Scotty and wants to marry him.

Anna discusses McBain’s case with Duke, as she’s trying to figure out if there are two Johns. Anna says she’s known John for years and doesn’t believe him capable of murder, but can’t explain the evidence. Duke reminds her that the same thing happened with him when Faison took his identity. Anna’s afraid to use her gut. Duke tells her he’s still in love with her. Anna tells him that she broke things off with Luke because he wasn’t the love of her life. The two lean in for a kiss, but are interrupted by a call.

Down in the jail cells, Todd, Rafe and John discuss the case. Todd is sure the man on the pier was John. He saw him throw Heather in the water. John insists it wasn’t him, but someone named Caleb who looks like him. John points out that he was in lockup when Heather was tossed in the water. He insists people are in danger if Caleb is out there. John plays on Todd’s past with him so Todd agrees to believe him, if John believes he wasn’t planning on taking Danny.

John wonders why Caleb wanted the baby and asks if he said anything to Heather before dumping her in the water. Todd remembers the man said he wanted to get to the mother. John realizes Caleb is going after Sam.

Steve assures Olivia that he’s fine; she heard the mirror break, but he has no scratches. Olivia is concerned, since all her visions come true and he could be the serial killer’s next victim. Steve knows John is in lockup and not coming after him. Olivia is still concerned about Heather and her possibly resurfacing.

Alexis and Shawn show up at Sam’s, only to find her and Danny missing. Alexi’s worries that Heather survived the drop in the water and has come after them. Alexis calls Anna and lets her know what’s happened.

Sonny’s shocked to see that Kate is back. He explains she’s missed 5 months. Kate wonders why Connie wasn’t in Shadybrook. Sonny explains why she married Johnny. Kate suddenly realizes that it means Sonny was having sex with Connie. She wonders if Connie tricked him into it. Sonny admits he knew he was sleeping with Connie and that things between them are different now. Kate’s upset that Sonny would substitute her and runs out. She shows up at Olivia’s.

Anna and Alexis come down to the cells to make sure both Todd and John are accounted for. John is certain something bas has happened. Anna admits that Sam and the baby are gone.


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Roger Howarth as Todd makes EVERYTHING better! I so enjoyed the the jail scenes between Todd/McBain/Rafe.

I also enjoyed Luke/Laura/Scotty up until the men brought up how each has brutalized Laura in the past. WTH? Laura should have stormed off!

I look forward to Scott seeing Lucy! Lucy and Scott were great fun back in the day.

(For me, Scotty when with Laura and Scott when with Lucy! Wink )

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If his is how they're going to write Laura, we can say goodbye again to Genie Francis. Once again she is a good-looking football between two men who could hardly show themselves more unattractively if they tried. Laura should kick them both to the curb and take up with Frisco, or Duke or Shawn for some sturm-und-drang soap drama.
They're writing her with all the spirit and sex-appeal of a Hello Kitty pillow.
Has Laura EVER had a storyline where she was the focus, and not a possession being torn apart by two-or three-men? I don't remember one.
She's always raising, nursing, nurturing and fighting for others, smoothing ruffled feathers on whatever peacock she's entangled with at the moment.

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I knew that stabbing scene with Steve was just another one of Olivia's premonitions. I'll be glad when Steve really does get stabbed...maybe then Olivia will Get.Over.It. I'm really hating her character these days. Angry

It was SO much fun having so many veterans on yesterday. For the first few scenes, that's all we saw. Hopefully, before most of them leave, they will teach the awful newbies a thing or two about acting!?! We can only hope.Smile

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Another great episode! Simply fantastic!

Loved Todd, John, and Rafe Jr. Todd crack me up all the time...something tells me he's going to somehow save the day and all the charges against him will be cleared. Stupid soap world.

Steve and Olivia were very good too. I guess this means Steve is going to eventually die, which is a shame.

I am just okay with the whole Kate/Sonny/Connie triangle, but it just so screams OLTL during the whole Tess/Nash/Jessica traingle. It's basically playing out the same way.

J'ADORE the Anna/Duke and Luke/Laura/Scotty scenes. It was so classic soap! I hope Anna and Duke find their way back to each other real soon, especially now that she's done with Luke. Bringing in Scotty as a foil to Luke is BRILLIANT! It was also great they referred to the past things they've done to Laura and I gotta say, it's a testiment to Laura that she's not batshit insane by now. I am hoping Laura and Scotty stick around for awhile....a Luke/Laura/Tracy/Scotty quadrangle would be gold! And maybe throw Lucy and Kevin in their for good measure. It's like a family reunion and I love it!

So this whole vampire thing has me in complete wonder, which is great. A lot of stories on soaps can be predictable and for once, I have NO IDEA what's going to happen. So Caleb kidnapped Sam, but is she really Livvie? Are Caleb and Livvie two seperate people? We already know that John and Caleb are two seperate people...or are they? I don't know and I LOVE IT!

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I am so thankful that Laura came on as strong and not some hand on a rocking chair we will see for a week. Loved Luke getting told that her and Scott are together.. He is such a scrub!!

Loved Anna and Duke. However I still can not get the imagine of him taking a rubber mask off. It gives me the yicks.

Loved John, Rafe and Todd going bck and fourth. Mixed in with Alexis looking for Sam and Danny.. Perfect soap goodness for me.

The flat part was Sonny, Kate, and Connie. Ohh well- thems the breaks!!

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Carlivati is obsessed with DID stories but can't tell them respectfully, let alone in an entertaining fashion (perhaps the two aren't compatible, but I'm not convinced). This story could have come to a satisfactory conclusion if it was settled once and for all that Kate was the alter; instead, we're pretty much back to square one and have no idea when Connie will be back to stink up the joint. And didn't Jessica come back once Tess slept with Ford Ford on OLTL? zzzzz

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Dear Laura,

You just stood there while both these men tossed you around like a broken Muppet! Scotty threw your rape at Luke, Luke threw framing you for killing your father at Scotty, who by the way is partly responsible for your breakdown... and you just allowed it! What-the-HELL woman?!?

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Why would Laura marry Baldwin? Is he still holding the Lulu killed his son Logan over her in order to get Laura to be with him? Genie Francis wanted to return to the show a stronger woman, I didn't see that yesterday. Based on the history she has with Baldwin, marrying him seems a stretch. It also seems like she's in "damsel in distress" mode. She didn't seem confident and in charge, at least to me, due to the fact I know the history there and it seems, well, out of place.

Granted, I know we are early in the story and this could change, but am I the only one who's brain curled back a little watching that whole Scotty-Luke and the evil they have done to Laura fest while she just watched?!?

Having said that, I'm still thrilled with the GH turnaround! Well, maybe one small complaint... when they kill Steve off, can he be holding both Olivia and Connie when he gets whats coming his way?!? [win-win]

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Thank you CarTini, for giving me what I want: Lautty! Scotty and Laura's reconnection was the one amazing storyline of the Luza's era.

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If Genie wanted to play a stronger and confident Laura the writers should have broken her out of the Luke/Laura and Scotty/Laura pairings. Genie looks fabulous and is younger by 10 years than Kin and 17 years than Tony. How about Laura coming back to town with a HOT, successful 40 year old French Doctor who helped her to get better. Re-Ron is simply recycling the been there done that Luke/Scotty/Laura story. Same with the DID story, the vampire story and it looks like the ice princess. Let's get some new material!

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nysam wrote:
If Genie wanted to play a stronger and confident Laura the writers should have broken her out of the Luke/Laura and Scotty/Laura pairings. Genie looks fabulous and is younger by 10 years than Kin and 17 years than Tony. How about Laura coming back to town with a HOT, successful 40 year old French Doctor who helped her to get better. Re-Ron is simply recycling the been there done that Luke/Scotty/Laura story. Same with the DID story, the vampire story and it looks like the ice princess. Let's get some new material!

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I'm thrilled by your comments. I'm so happy that someone sees the difference between using the show's history to give credibility to new characters/stories AND simply re-hashing stories because of an absence of creativity, laziness or the rushed nature of soap production (or some of all of the above).

We know Luke hates Scotty and vice versa. We know both men have abused Laura. Where's the story? How are we moving this forward? Or will this "emotional" exchange just bleed into another over the top post camp ludicrous re-telling of the Ice Princess story?

And once again on GH, I thought the story was too much about the abusive men and NOT enough about the woman. I will hold off judgment as this story is in it infancy but I'm sick of hearing about how violent and abusive men are impacted by their own and others' abuse. It's like having to watch endless sad eyed close ups of Jason during what was presumably a rape story about Sam. Ditto for all the times Sonny has endangered one of his women or children. Ditto for rapist Todd and Johnny. While this regime deserves endless praise for ending Luza's holy nightmare trinity of mob stupidity, they've certainly continued his and Phelps' tradition of making stories of women's abuse about the men!

Nostalgia is ALMOST enough to make me enjoy any scene with Luke/Scotty. But I'd like a little more. Maybe I'm greedy.

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LMAO @ the Connie Kate thing her overdramatics were hilarious when she discovered Sonny had slept with Connie Im like you're the same freaking person! lmao

You can tell Laura doesnt love Scotty genuinely shes only with him because she feels like she cant have Luke.

Stevens premonition was great I pretty much expected it would be something like this considering they are killing him off soon on the show in the first place.

The mystery is who will be the one who does it? Caleb? Or someone else?

Could Heather still possibly be alive also? Her body hasnt surfaced as Olivia said.

The Todd John scenes were hilarity personified and his repertoire between Rafe was even funnier lol.

Especially his I know dog and yo comments trying to sound hip and with it lmao

The Duke Anna scenes were as usual boredom city and added nothing whatsoever to the storylines .

I think Alexis should have called Anna way faster then she did if it were my child id be johnny on the spot if they were missing and I actually had a child to begin with lol

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LnL is what saved GH years ago, so I have no doubt that RC is looking to reunite the couple. IMO, Laura should have taken a shot gun to Luke's loins after he raped her years ago. Big smile

OLTL's Ford slept with Tess and out popped Jessica just in time to catch Natalie and Brody in the after glow at Llanfair.

Instead of another round of DID, it would have been nice if Kate had gas lighted Sonny's ass for dumping her after she was shot in order to marry Claudia and then Brenda. I would have been happy to see Skate married while Kate did everything that she could to destroy Sonny from the inside out. Wink

I like Scotty! Here's hoping that Scotty ends up the winner along with Laura, because Luke is still a child killing rapist!

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I also have got to add the YUCK factor to this once again.

The writers of GH were on crack when they created a storyline of a girl getting raped then marrying her rapist. W T F was that all about?

Even funnier is she has 2 suitors the guy who raped her and the other one who abused and blackmailed her I believe.

Shes one lucky girl! End sarcasm of course.

LOL @ the comment about Steven holding the hands of Olivia and Connie when he gets whatever is coming his way thats priceless lmao

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@Liason Couldnt agree more about Luke this dude has been up on a pedestal for years and the women flock to him Tracy Anna Laura etc...

Maybe its just me but a rapist is not a turn on at all.

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Blech. I have never been turned on by Luke. Any who, Luke was redeemed (sort of) by Laura's love, so I could simply ignore him over the years. However, Luke under the Guza/Phelps/Frons years made the character so vile and nasty with the cons, drunkenness, whores, stealing Jake's inheritance from Alan, duping Tracy into thinking that they were married for years, refusing to recognize Cam and Jake as his grandchildren, and finally shrugging off the fact that he ran down a four year child makes me sick that the character had Anna, Heather, and Tracy wanting to be with his nasty ass. Angry

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liason4real wrote:
Blech. I have never been turned on by Luke. Any who, Luke was redeemed (sort of) by Laura's love, so I could simply ignore him over the years. However, Luke under the Guza/Phelps/Frons years made the character so vile and nasty with the cons, drunkenness, whores, stealing Jake's inheritance from Alan, duping Tracy into thinking that they were married for years, refusing to recognize Cam and Jake as his grandchildren, and finally shrugging off the fact that he ran down a four year child makes me sick that the character had Anna, Heather, and Tracy wanting to be with his nasty ass.Angry

I love reading GH post...you go...alot of spilt between fans..know the druge of not happy but happy..... Hat

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Loved all the Luke/Laura stuff, I most DEFINITELY believe Laura has been brainwashed using the Ice Princess to think she is in love with Scotty. To the posters who said Laura isn't acting strong enough, I agree in the sense that she is not acting herself. She could never ever look Luke in the eye like that and claim she really loves Scotty. But I think we will see a big story unfold from here. Really eagerly looking forward to it!

Also loved Duke/Anna. Although I have a question: Is EVERYTHING going to happen at that ugly Pier 52 set now? It's fine for shady dealings and deaths (like we have had) but please, don't have romantic scenes there! I mean, come on, Laura friggin Spencer comes back after 5 years and THAT'S the place you put her in first?

LOL @ Anna thinking "COULD there be two John McBains?", when Duke, the living reminder, is right in front of her!!! Umm, yes, Anna, there can!

I swear to God, I could care less whether it's Kate or Connie or Bonnie or Ronnie or...! She's been Connie for so long, I can't even notice the difference in KSuls acting when she's supposed to be Kate. Please, go away, character.

I'm actually really glad we are seeing Steve a little more before he goes.
As I've said before, I don't like the fact that the namesake of Dr. Steve Hardy is exiting the screen - but I totally get the axing decision. Scott Reeves I will not miss.

I have really grown to like Olivia! I kind of wish she and Steve will have a deathbed wedding and she'll become Olivia Webber.

The jail house scenes were so boring.....FF.

Alexis had better hair than usual, that's about it for those scenes. FF.

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I really liked SR when he first showed up and had lots of scenes with Becky, but then things slowly went down hill. Sigh. I, too, hate that Liz is about to lose another family member which makes absolutely no sense at all as we head toward the 50th anniversary.

OLTL recast the legacy son of Viki Lord and Joe Riley at least 99 times! before they finally got it right with Dan Gauthier. If SR was not cutting the mustard, send Steven Lars off to join his parents at Doctors Without Borders until the right actor can be found for this legacy role.

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Such wonderful people on this site they attack anyone who so much as disagrees with them great people I tell you end sarcasm.

Anyways I guess this is the part where I agree with all of you so as to not get attacked or bullied rolls eyes.

Thats basically it I agree with all of you I have no opinion of my own perish the thought of that ever happening HERE especially.

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I disagree. Laura has a long history of turning back to Scotty. I am not saying that Luke and Laura aren't "meant to be" but it's easy to understand why she'd turn to Scotty for comfort and support. He's loved her a lot for a long time. I am prejudiced since I've always been a Scotty fan (bummed when they did that lame stuff with Logan, that storyline had potential).

And as much as I hope Laura does NOT end up with Luke, and as much as I am NOT a Luke or Anthony Geary fan, it's a little too late to get up in arms over the fact he raped her more than 20 years ago. They became a super couple after the rape, so it's kind of a moot point. (I am in no way excusing the rape).

As for all the nasty things posters here say about Todd, I didn't watch OLTL so I don't know he's a rapist or any of the other sordid details (other than he didn't kill his brother). I'm just trying to enjoy General Hospital, because IMHO it is SO MUCH BETTER than it was under Frons/Guza.

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^^Say Whaaaaaaat? *shakes head in confusion* Anyway...

I'm a Spencer girl. First and always. I'm over the moon that GF is back. But let's face it: Laura has a lot to forgive here. A lot.

I loved Luke (and Anthony Geary) with all my friggin' heart. I forgave him EVERYTHING; everything that is, until SOMEBODY at GH...Guza...Geary & Guza (Geary got his Emmy) made the decision to send Luke down that last miserable path that cost us Jake and pushed Lucky to burn Laura and Mary Mae's house down--after they turned the place into a bordello. A bordello!

I'm also very happy that Kin Shriner is back. Scotty and Laura came first, so there's that. But Scotty was a miserable shit at times, too.

I really want that big blow out. I want Laura to ask questions and I want Luke to answer them. That does involve Lucky and Nikolas somehow; with a mention at least, if they are not coming back.

I'll go along with a Luke/Laura/Scotty triangle, although surprisingly, I don't have a horse in that race. I would have put Laura with someone new and made Luke and Scotty both squirm. But I want GH to address the unresolved Spencer Family business.

ETA: I mentioned in a different thread that I missed some of what happened with the Ice Princess, and that I thought the scene continuity was off. I re-watched those scenes and found what I missed. It looked to me like Duke threw the same material that Luke crumbled up from the Ice Princess into the Harbor. Now I know what Duke's self-satisfied expression was probably about. Glasses

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My bad that was a response misdirected from another thread where a group lashed out at me for having my own opinion about another soap.

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Todays GH was really good the Lucy John Molly Rafe part was especially interesting.

I still dont understand why Kate is mad that Sonny slept with Connie Connie is a part of Kate and in all honesty the way they slowly made it look like was Kate was the alter not Connie.

After all when you look back at the history Kates name WAS Connie when she was young then she changed it to Kate.

Its really confusing to say the least.

AJ and Tracy were a hoot especially her not giving a damn about his panic attacks even so much as laughing at him while he was having one shes so delicious lol

AJ and Elizabeth seem to genuinely care about one another but Im still on the fence considering AJs past but everyone deserves a second chance but if I remember correctly AJ has gone way past 2nd chances.

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^^ onelifetoliveforever, pay no mind to the complainers.
There are some people here who spread like virus to every thread and seem to have an opinion on everything. It's just attention seeking on their part. You are just as welcomed here as everyone else. Just keep on posting and expressing your opinions, in whichever way you see fit! Smile

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Did anyone else notice that Duke looked a bit strange, after Anna left and he was alone looking out at the water? I wonder... He has those eyes and expressions that make you think that there is more going on. Ian B was also on Port Charles, and played a bad guy who was obsessed with Allison. Could he be, just like John McBain , who has a look-a-like Caleb, could Duke have a look-a-like in Joshua? There was something about that scene that made me think.
When AJ was having his panic attack, I noticed Sean K is a bit bloated looking. Nothing against him but I laughed at that show when Tracy told him you could lose weight. I like that he sent Liz flowers and I want to see her romanced, but now, in a more old-fashioned way. I would also like to see AJ have some competition. I am surprised Ric Hearst hasn't been back on the show. He is such a great actor, and Molly definetly needs her Dad now. If Todd can be constantly redeemed, what about Ric, and he always had a thing for Liz. Just my opinion.

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^^ I would love it if Ric Hearst returned. He's one of my favorite daytime actors.

I'd also agree that Sean Kanan looks very bloated and the extra weight actually makes him look older to me. Yesterday, my sister commented that he should really wear jackets more often and I agree that jackets are more flattering on him. I admit that I am not that engaged with the actor, so I probably focus in his appearance more than I should.

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Ty so much sweetie its nice to meet someone nice here for a change. Smile

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Spoke too soon I see you joined in with those others on that lily tries to reassure cane damn there isnt one single decent person on this site .Whatever.

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I am so happy with the actors on GH... The story not so much. I love Lucy, love John and Sam, was a big Caleb and Livvie fan so I'm loving the return but happy if its only for a bit, love Luke and Laura and Scotty I can't wait for their story to start beyond nostalgia into something new and exciting with a stronger Laura worth fighting for! Love having Frisco back and defending Maxie, mixing things up briefly for Felicia and Mac so they get screen time too. I'm really not into Anna and Duke right now but I love any scene with Anna, just wish she was with Robert! I hope Lucky, Nicholas, Ethan and Helena return for a big ice princess storyline (maybe even tying in the Davis girls since they're Cassadines too!)

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onelifetolive, it wasn't directed at you! I was just so shocked to see all that commotion. Believe me, if I had wanted to butt in to that conversation, I would have been on YOUR side.