General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations


Rafe shows up at John’s motel room after having been beaten up at the group home.  He decides he’s not going back.  Rafe wants to stay with John.   
 


Molly’s worried about Rafe, since she hasn’t heard from him since he went to the group home.  Sam calls and finds out Rafe was in a brawl and left.  She calls John, who informs her Rafe is with him.  Molly insists on checking things out.
 
Felix is shocked to learn Patrick and AJ are not interested in Liz and Sabrina, respectively. However, both women want to forget about it.  Lucy arrives and is ready to plan The Nurses’ Ball. The others are confused by Lucy's happy state concerning the ball.  Lucy tells them she’s partnered with a charity, and will make sure they hit their target date. Felix reminds her they lost the funding, therefore the ball has been canceled.  
 
AJ’s upset Ellie hasn’t reconstructed the recipe yet.  It turns out; Spin’s stomach acids destroyed the original paper.  Spin has an idea on how to get Ellie to remember the recipe.  
 
Starr confesses to Michael that Carly and AJ aren't together. She tells him Carly is trying to put off Todd. 
 
Todd drops by Carly’s, and tries to convince her to tell him the truth about AJ.  He attempts to bribe Joss for information, but Carly quickly stops him. Todd understands Carly thinks he will hurt her again, but he wants her back.  After Todd leaves, Carly gets an Easter delivery she believes is from Jax, but ends up being from Todd.  Todd watches Carly and Joss from a camera in a bunny. 
 
Liz runs into Kevin and the two get reacquainted.  Spin, Ellie and AJ soon arrive, and Spin asks for Kevin’s help in hypnotizing Ellie into remembering what she wrote on the paper.
 
AJ once again tries to explain his situation with Carly to Liz, but she isn't interested in hearing it.  AJ gets a call from Carly to meet her at her house.  
 
Sam bumps into Todd, and becomes infuriated because he has gotten away with kidnapping her child.  He doesn’t understand Sam's anger, especially since Danny was returned to her.  Sam wonders what Todd would do if something happened to his family. Todd gets another call from his other daughter, Dani.
 
Lucy insists financing the ball is not an issue, and wants everything done right.  Felix reminds her the ELQ funds have been frozen, but Lucy shows them a check from an anonymous donor.  
 
Kevin hypnotizes Ellie into remembering what was on the paper.  
 
Sam and Molly stop by John’s to see Rafe.  John decides Rafe isn’t going back to the group home.  
 
Todd watches as AJ and Carly discuss how they’re faking their relationship to fool Todd. 

54 Responses

  1. Profile photo of tmac
    tmac

    “Felix is shocked to learn Patrick and AJ are not interested in Liz and Sabrina, respectively.”

    If you are listing it respectively then you’re saying Patrick isn’t interested in Liz and AJ isn’t interested in Sabrina? Might want to correct that, Perkie.

    I found Todd to be even more annoying than usual Friday. Even Roger Howarth’s delivery of his lines was getting on my nerves. He thinks that talking fast and low makes the lines funny. Not. And the stupid conversations with Dani on the phone can stop now. We get it, that’s how he’s going to get drawn back to Llanview.

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    Viva Futbol

    Don’t ever get into a staring contest with Rebecca Herbst. She burned a hole through AJ’s chest with her eyes for five straight minutes. It’s ridiculous that everyone involved in the Carly/AJ relationship knows it’s fake except Liz. AJ could find Jake alive, and it would probably still not be enough to get back into Liz’s good graces. By the way, she was looking amazing in her scrubs as she was killing Junior softly.

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    logan_echolls

    Liz has the best B-face in daytime. Those eyes can beat a person down and have them begging for mercy.

    I can understand Liz not believe AJ. Even though Carly and AJ have horrible history so it would make no sense for them to be together, Liz only knows the terrible things AJ has done. Yeah Emily use to tell her stories of how AJ use to be but really Liz only knows the bad. So I can see why she wouldn’t believe AJ. Although I really want Todd to tell her the truth. I want to see Todd/Liz get them to stop this fake relationship.

    So over Molly. After TJ stood up for her and with that whole book thing, the first thing her fast behind does is run to Rafe.

    I am so hoping Kevin hypnotizes Elle into forgetting Spinelli! Why isnt’ she mad that he stole it in the first place?!

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    pjc722

    I absolutely HATE HATE this relish storyline! It’s as if the entire show is being played for laughs!!

    But if I remember correctly EDWARD left the jar to Tracey so in a legal sense he left it ownership… Meaning the recipe. It’s Tracey intellectual property or something. I will love for AJ to pronounce he has the recipe and to then have Tracey hand them a legal document signed by a judge that the recipe is hers and either to hand it over or everyone is charged with theft or accessory. ANYTHING TO GET IT OVER!!

    Molly’s voice is one of the most annoying on daytime. I’m sorry.

    Love Liz just give her a better story.

    Someone shoot Todd down. I’m tired of his presence on the show. I could enjoy all the other stories if I didn’t have to see Todd walk in or for that matter Starr. Neither one has a true chemistry with the actor they are paired with. Michael seems like a lacky when around Starr and AGAIN WHY WOULD ANY WOMAN FALL FOR TODD THE RAPIST?!!!

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    tmac

    Yes, Felix does need a life of his own. Even more reason to bring back Lucas Jones. He’s apparently the only other gay male in Port Charles so naturally they would date.

    pjc, legally the recipe for Pickle Lila is still an ELQ asset. While Edward left a jar of it to Tracy, that’s all she owns.

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    pjc722

    SoapBaby, I agree with you wholeheartedly! I am not interested in watching the TEEN set if their stories and the locales they are showing them in are for the ADULTS! Great, Molly wrote a book but why not have it be more of a teen love story then gross it up with Connie adding in SHADES OF GREY to it?! It just seems dumb. And then to have Molly and TJ at a bar?!

    Last time I checked, in the state of NY, ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 21 is not permitted into a bar. I am 43 and I am still carded every single time I go to one. (Granted that only makes me feel better about my young-ish face and advanced age! LOL) Why so many scenes with these kids are in that bar as opposed to KELLY’s or simply a coffee house.. the one spot that EVERY TEEN hangs out in these days… is beyond me.

    Todd putting a camera in the bear SHOULD SCARE THE LIVING BEJESUS out of Carly! It goes beyond STALKING since Todd… sorry, I will type it again and again… IS A RAPIST!!! If, after Carly discovers the camera, STILL goes for Todd, than CARTOONY has no idea what women want in men and what they find attractive!!!

    TMAC, How is PICKLE LILA an ELQ asset since it was given to Tracey by Edward?! For one thing, I have said it over and over again, if ELQ was saved by this recipe once… WHY isnt’ the product still on the market making them millions still and WHY don’t they have this recipe under lock and key somewhere?! Do you think COKE lost the secret recipe to the ONE product that made them BILLIONS?!!!

    It’s a comedic story that has been taken from fun for a moment to ABSURD for far too long. AND why is everyone saying that Spinelli stole from his girlfriend Ellie, when she should be fired for doing outside work while patients are dying in that hospital?!

    Dial down the comedy, turn up the drama AND, for cryin’ out loud, KILL OFF CONNIE!!!

  7. Profile photo of SZima
    SZima

    [quote=tmac]I found Todd to be even more annoying than usual Friday. Even Roger Howarth’s delivery of his lines was getting on my nerves. He thinks that talking fast and low makes the lines funny. Not.[/quote]

    [quote=pjc722]Someone shoot Todd down. I’m tired of his presence on the show. I could enjoy all the other stories if I didn’t have to see Todd walk in or for that matter Starr. Neither one has a true chemistry with the actor they are paired with. Michael seems like a lacky when around Starr and AGAIN WHY WOULD ANY WOMAN FALL FOR TODD THE RAPIST?!!![/quote]

    [quote=soapbaby]Friday’s episode was actively annoying. I’m not sure who was more obnoxious…actually I am sure: it was Todd! I normally love Todd because of Roger Howarth but he could not salvage Todd’s OTT behavior, hiding a camera in Carly’s home. In the stuffed bunny given to Josslyn no less! A.) It’s stalking and B.) it’s illogical as Josslyn would likely have the gift in her bedroom and not monitoring Carly’s conversations. It’s been mentioned by other commenters, but today I felt like I was watching a OLTL script for Todd & Blair when watching Todd & Carly.[/quote]

    I couldn’t agree more with the three of you!! I liked Todd up until a few weeks ago, but now he has turned into “Sonny Lite” thinking he is God’s Gift To Women…irresistible…a ladies man that can get any woman he wiggles his finger at. When did Todd, the rapist, turn into this man? I guess he’s still got that rapist mentality…he won’t stop when a woman says “NO.”

    I am finding Todd so obnoxious these days, I can’t stand to watch him anymore. I really wish his…and Starr’s… return to OLTL was a permanent move. Neither one of them are working on this show any longer (not that Starr EVER did).

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    soapbaby

    Friday’s episode was actively annoying. I’m not sure who was more obnoxious…actually I am sure: it was Todd! I normally love Todd because of Roger Howarth but he could not salvage Todd’s OTT behavior, hiding a camera in Carly’s home. In the stuffed bunny given to Josslyn no less! A.) It’s stalking and B.) it’s illogical as Josslyn would likely have the gift in her bedroom and not monitoring Carly’s conversations. It’s been mentioned by other commenters, but today I felt like I was watching and OLTL script for Todd & Blair when watching Todd & Carly.

    Competing with Todd for most obnoxious was Molly’s whining over Rafe and Spinelli being Spinelli.

    Molly and TJ were united against Konnie yet she is sitting in a dive bar droning on about Rafe and had to be reminded by Sam that TJ existed. Sam looked as disinterested as I over the whole thing (although “disinterested” is the actress’ default look. Lol.) Sam seemed more “disapproving” of Todd versus “infuriated” and he completely shrugged her off. Why are Molly and TJ having so many scenes at the bar versus having conversations at Kelly’s? I understand why they were at the bar for Konnie’s book release but every other time is unreasonable.

    Spinelli behaves as if he lost Ellie’s favorite pen when he stole her work from her! Jokes about him digesting her work are not funny.

    Oh, I also found Lucy pretty obnoxious too. She didn’t feel fabulous and eccentric to me but rather odd and kooky. And it seems Sabrina had thrown in the towel regarding the Nurses’ Ball since Patrick didn’t reciprocate her feelings! And Felix needs a life beyond monitoring the love lives of Liz & Sabrina.

    Liz’s glare at AJ nearly saved the entire episode! She gives great face and it was directed to such a coward. AJ looked pathetic and his reason for not filling her in on what’s really going on with Carly makes no sense. And I don’t want her to forgive such a weak man. Versus using his own wits to build ELQ, he has resorted to stealing Tracy’s inheritance and becoming a “strange bedfellow” with Carly? Why should I root for AJ to win? Where’s the good example for Michael? Michael has distanced himself from Sonny’s corrupt world to go along with AJ’s corrupt world!

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    liason4real

    Todd has become so, lame.

    Elizabeth’s death glare at AJ had me LMAO. :party:

    Ellie should have ran over Spinelli with her walker and then kicked him to the curb.

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    acespencer

    I am just sitting her watching or rather often FF through many of the episodes the past few weeks, probably since February I am patiently waiting to see what comes of March 28th and the month of April. I pray that we get a big pay off storyline and hope that some of these story’s are wrapped up nice and tight. Hopefully something big will happen like Kate dying and Emily being alive or something crazy. Sadly I am sure it will just be Lulu’s kidnapping. LOL!

    Side note everyone should be interested to see what ABC Daytime does as Frank and Ron’s contracts are up in April, or so I believe. If I recall correctly in April of 2012 just days before they announced that OLTL was cancelled, after AMC was already cancelled, they sent a press release that they were signed for two years thus allowing us to think OLTL had at the least two years.

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    liason4real

    RC and FV were let out of their ABC contracts in order to go work for PP, and then rehired by ABC in late 2011 with a start date of 1/8/2012. I don’t see RC or FV going any where, because GH ratings are up.

    I’m enjoying most aspects of the show (the older vets). Connie/Kate stuff needs to come to an end and Todd has become a big fat joke with his “instant” love for Cujo.

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    liason4real

    I forgot to comment on the Todd & Sam scenes at Jake’s (I will never call this place the Floating Rib!).

    Sam: Todd, you got away with stealing my baby!

    Todd: Pffftt. I heard you not only watched a baby being kidnapped, you tortured all three parents into believing that the baby was dead, seduced one of the baby’s father out of spite in order to get back at the mother, and then hired armed thugs to go after a baby, his mother and younger brother.

    KeMo: Ron! Frank! Brian Frons promised me that NO ONE would ever mention how Sam terrorized Jason’s son! This is not fair! Sam is a saint, hero, ride or die chick, and more importantly, all of her past sins have been bleached and the audience trained to forget her previous actions!

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    Yoryla

    Wow at all the negativity in here! I can’t believe so many didn’t like Friday’s episode, I enjoyed it. The only scenes I FF’d through were the John/Rafe scenes. I actually was prepared to FF, almost wanted to do so, since I had other things to do, but found myself unable!

    So glad we have the Real Lucy Coe back, all fabulous and (Nurses) ballsy.

    I agree that Felix needs a life of his own, especially if it’s a contract character. But I don’t like the idea that he should be paired with Lucas just because he’s the only other gay man on the face of the earth (PC).

    Next week Laura is going to be on EVERY day! Yippee! :) It’s about time!

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    soapbaby

    [quote=liason4real]I forgot to comment on the Todd & Sam scenes at Jake’s (I will never call this place the Floating Rib!)[/quote]

    ^^ I am right there with you. I just refer to it as “the bar” or “the dive bar.” I don’t enjoy the bar’s renaming because:

    a.) Luke’s buying it out to change the name to alleviate his guilt for drunkenly mowing down Jake Spencer was disrespectful (he only claimed to Liz’s face that he did it for her but initially stated his reason for changing the name of the bar in a scene with Anna.)…btw/ Luke is back to drinking!!!;

    b.) It was Ron C’s way of saying to the audience, “Hey, look at me, I know GH’s history!” versus writing a compelling story; and

    c.) I think “The Floating Rib” is a stupid name.

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    nysam

    If Carly forgives Todd for stalking her and her daughter when this story wraps it will just continue Carly’s chararacter assasination. The spying bunny is totally creepy especially from a character who is a convicted rapist.

    I think Cartoony should make a vow not to have Spinelli, Connie, Molly, Kristina or Starr on the same day. Sprinkle them over episodes and don’t have them in the same show.

    The team also has to dial back on the bad comedy. Humor is good, but it shouldn’t be 50% of the show at the expense of mystery, ROMANCE (name 1 romantic coupling we are rooting for),drama, history, family. Cut the comedy to about 20% and up the other factors.

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    bishbay

    The Liz-glaring-at-AJ scene was HILARIOUS. And I loved how it was shot so that Spinelli’s nonsense dialogue (redundant?) was completely ignorable. Just get rid of that character, please? He’s terrible.

    I didn’t watch the rest of the episode, because it all sounded terrible. Carly/Todd is beyond forced and will have no payoff because Todd is leaving. Also, the creepercam that Todd sent to the house in a gift for Carly’s child should be a sign of how deranged Todd is but instead will be played for laughs and/or proof of how devoted Todd is to Carly. Ugh.

    Molly and Rafe need to be shipped off to boarding school–or military school for Molly since she has no idea how to behave.

    Carlivati needs to go. Valentini can stay.

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    liason4real

    Yes, old sleazy azz Luke the child killing rapist is drinking again. Luke and Tracy both stole from baby Jake when Alan died and that fact has not been brought up by Monica. Also, why in the world would Monica allow Luke within ten feet of her home? Luke strolls in and out of the mansion like he owns the place. There is no way in hell that I would allow the person that mowed down my child or grandchild in my home, especially when he picks up a drink and act like he did NOT kill a child! |(

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    Lucy D.

    Seriously, we’re questioning Molly’s behavior? How can she do this to TJ? How can she worry about Rafe? She’s 15. This isn’t Twilight, she’s not imprinted on the first guy who kisses her.

    And I agree with liason4real. No sympathy for Sam from me. Her holier-than-thou attitude goes no where.

    How long will the OLTL people be off screen? I didn’t watch OLTL, so while Todd’s actions might offend those of you who did, I can’t work up the outrage. So many of you keep saying he’s a rapist–and that is awful. But so is Luke (who’s also a thief, as is Tracy–stealing from Alan’s will). And Sonny’s a murderer, as was Jason. And it’s a soap opera. Do you all want Roger to quit working? What’s your end game? Todd’s not allowed to fall in love (albeit, much too quickly) with a character on this soap, because he’s in love with one on another soap, that’s not on television anymore?

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    pjc722

    Yoryla, I don’t necessarily see anyone else’s comments as being negativity JUST BECAUSE you liked the episode. All of us deserve an opinion. Most of us are saying we love this show and the characters… Well except Connie not sure who liked her, maybe you?… But want more from the show.

    I don’t think the ratings are up that much to make us rest on our laurels. I like the fact that some are voicing our pleasure with the show and others are voicing some of our displeasure. None of us are saying cancel it so that’s a good thing.

    With all the talk abt soaps sticking around, the re-upping of AMC n OLTL broadcast soaps need to rethink the traditional and give us something a little different.

    I love GH and Y&R and enjoy B&B from time to time. Days I could do without though I love anything with Alison Sweeney. Soaps just need to be smarter ALL THE TIME. Be an even mix of drama, romance, scandrouls and vixens and have a comedic edge. Right now some have way too much of one and lil of the others.

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    pjc722

    Yoryla, I don’t necessarily see anyone else’s comments as being negativity JUST BECAUSE you liked the episode. All of us deserve an opinion. Most of us are saying we love this show and the characters… Well except Connie not sure who liked her, maybe you?… But want more from the show.

    I don’t think the ratings are up that much to make us rest on our laurels. I like the fact that some are voicing our pleasure with the show and others are voicing some of our displeasure. None of us are saying cancel it so that’s a good thing.

    With all the talk abt soaps sticking around, the re-upping of AMC n OLTL broadcast soaps need to rethink the traditional and give us something a little different.

    I love GH and Y&R and enjoy B&B from time to time. Days I could do without though I love anything with Alison Sweeney. Soaps just need to be smarter ALL THE TIME. Be an even mix of drama, romance, scandrouls and vixens and have a comedic edge. Right now some have way too much of one and lil of the others.

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    DanielAvery

    Todd sounded so ridiculous. It appears that he planted the camera at Casa Carly to get proof that the whole AJ/Carly charade is in fact a charade. Well, Todd, you’re already 99% sure they’re faking. What possible benefit do you get out of having proof via surveillance? His dialogue made it sound as if he believes that if he presents her with proof that she’s not with AJ, that somehow she will confess to the charade and be forced to take him back. Errr, NO. Even if he has concrete proof, she is under no obligation to take him back. All she has to do is say “So the heck what?” and slam the door in his face again.

    This is not like the time he planted that camera to collect blackmail info on Johnny Zacchara. There are no legal ramifications for Carly and AJ faking a relationship, and in fact the only legalities involve unlawful surveillance devices…

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    tealita

    *Someone* at GH should have put the kibosh on Creepy-Bunny. I’m not the duty-expert on who approves what on soaps, so far be it from me to suggest just who should have put the brakes on this mess, but….instead, that someone probably said, “Oh, look at the bunny.”

    Sam looked gorgeous. Her makeup and hair were flawless. Anyway, why wouldn’t KeMo look well-rested?

    I can’t wait for this coming week. I’ve got my chips and Coca Cola ready! But it’s been an uphill climb to get to this point. ;)

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    Yoryla

    pjc722, My post wasn’t directed at you, or anyone else specifically. I was just surprised to read so many negative comments on Friday’s show, which I thought was pretty good. Actually, I usually don’t even read what others have posted until I have made my own post, but this time made an exception.

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    mfarris70

    If you can’t give the show time to play out a story, or you decide that the minute a story starts you’ve got it all figured out and you hate it, what’s the point of watching? In my opinion, GH has the best cast and the best writers currently working in daytime. Is the show flawless? No, but that’s all subjective. It would be impossible for any show or any writer to create something that every viewer will love. Even if I don’t absolutely love a particular storyline, I still enjoy seeing the performances of these talented men and women.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    My issue with Tarly isnt so much that he still loves blair – all though thats part of it since he only proposed ON GH six months ago – but its that I havent understood what draws them to one another aside from the “we are both screw ups” angle (and yeah thats a total rip off of the whos the biggest loser stuff with todd and blair back when they first got together) If carly had used todd the way she is now using aj and in spending tons of time together they realized they had something in common I would get it. And yes, when ARE they going to talk about Blair so i understand why he let go so easily – so not todd. I also dont buy that she is so flippant about the fact that his actions cost jason time with his child. If todd had come clean jason would have gone to his grave at least knowing that danny was his. The Carly they have written for more than a DECADE would never gloss over something like that. yes, the actors have chemistry but if both characters have to be written OOC to make it works, the writing is on the wrong track. (btw I wish someone would tell carly about liz’s role as she is JUST as guilty)

    Liz being mad at aj – they had ONE date and even that was a quasi date with him just dropping by. She told him off once for carly continuing to glare daggers is silly.

    Did Pickle Lila belong to ELQ or was it produced as a partnership? I think a good case could be made that the relish belongs to Tracy so the fact that they havent addressed that with a scene or some throw away lines about tracy having called diane bugs me.

    As for sam – so liz is entitled to be angry with Sam for jake (which she was for years) but sam cant be mad at todd even for a few months. PFFT whatever. ALL characters have to have their crimes whitewashed or the show doesnt go on. The difference IMHO is the degree to which a character takes ownership of the wrong doing, apologizes for it and seeks to atone for it. of the three characters mentioned certainly Sam is higher on that scale than todd and both are head and shoulders about Luke. As a todd fan I wish he had apologized and mentioned that he at least tried to protect danny with caleb instead of acting flip given how we saw him agonize over his actions post birth.

    I agree that some characters need to be spread out so they are not all on in the same day – the relish stuff, the connie stuff when its OTT, all things starfish, and the sabrina is a nurse and dang nurses dont have love lives needs to be spread out.

    Im liking the tj/molly/rafe stuff because I see her tie to both boys. So excited to see lucy coe save the day. Disappointed to see that the committee was so apt to give up on resurrecting the event. Now lets get back to laura, robert/Anna/Duke (when the heck is he coming out of the coma) frisco and mcbam please.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Im going to say again about alans will – is it even relevant? I mean the stock tracy stole from jake (and really danny too since it would have gone to any child he had) seems to be meaningless as its now played as if tracy has no stock in the company. It seems from the explanation edward did something that made alans will irrelevant which is why no one mentions it. If it mattered, wouldnt tracy, skye and monica be talking about it given the split. And why cant tracy just take back her proxy with the stock? Why isnt michael convincing sam to take back her 9% from tracy making the missing heir meaningless. Jason didnt care that tracy did it – certainly with five million in a trust he figured jake would be wanting nothing (not anticipating liz’s stupidity in breaking the trust and investing in ONE company) Skye didnt want ELQ so she squawked about it a bit but let it go as did monica. If none of them were concerned, should I really care all that much that tracy and luke were never punished for it.

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    nysam

    @EricasEvilTwin…..I like your post. Well said.

    The audience never saw the build up for Todd & Carly so I find it hard to believe that either one of them would be so attached and devastated. These are 40 something year old adults who have been around. Their tortured “love” story that we never really saw and the way they are behaving is incredibly immature and more suited for younger characters.

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    season_1217

    So you meet a boy who’s so hungry that he’s willing to eat stale bread that was literally for the birds. On that very same day he witnesses his mother being murdered and is charged with the crime himself. He’s later exonerated but finds out the person who did kill his mother was the father he never knew. He’s then put in a group home, which please, being in jail was probably more comforting. And Molly’s an asshole because she’s feels sympathy for him and wants to make sure he’s okay?

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    DanielAvery

    I thought Molly’s strange about-face with regards to TJ and Rafe was laughable, like a Connie/Kate change of mood. But that whole thing may very well have been a product of their shooting out of sequence. In one episode TJ and Molly showed up at the Floating Rib and caused a ruckus about her book, and all the while they seemed like a very happy teen couple. Rafe was not even mentioned once; if you watched the ep you would not even think they were having a “triangular” problem. But in the very next episode, TJ has dropped off the radar and she’s singularly obsessed with Rafe’s (admittedly pitiful) dilemma. The thing is, the second ep was a continuation of the same scenes/situation–she was still in the Floating Rib–but the about-face from Molly was almost like an alter showed up. Viewed back to back, the two eps make this shift even more pronounced.

    So part of it might be that whole teen fickleness, but part of it could very well be bad “flow” from episode to episode due the shooting schedule.

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    SoapyBitch

    Mark this show’s date down because that was the best acting (eye stare) I’ve seem from Becky in maybe 5 years. Put that on your reel for next year.

    I loved Elizabeth when she first came on through the Lucky romance, but I just cannot get into the character in 2013. She’s a combo Debbie Downer / patronizing preschool teacher. I find that she talks to everyone like she used to talk to the (no longer around) curly haired Cameron. I had such huge hopes when Jonathan Jackson came back, but all I remember from the affair denouement storyline is drunk-sober-sober-drunk. I don’t recall Becky or Tyler bringing it all back then, but it may just be my memory.

    Anyways, she made me laugh out loud and for that I thank Liz today. Monday, I don’t know. A screenshot of just that stare should have been the pic for this episode recap.

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    pjc722

    Hi Yoryla

    I hope it didn’t take it as an offense. I was just trying to get a point out there that there are 2 great sides to being a fan of any of the shows and find that both can learn something from the other.

    I do. And I definitely didn’t mean for my comment to be directed personally at you.

    I didn’t take yours as an offense on me.

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    liason4real

    If I remember correctly from one of the interviews either with Becky or Tyler, their characters were not given any substantial dialogue during their confrontation with Lucky, because it was all about JJ and nothing else. IMO, Liz should have ripped Lucky a new one after his affairs with Sarah, Maxie and Sam, and had no right to comment on,”Liz crawling through the bushes in the snow”, considering he’s the ass hat that stood her up for the Valentine Day’s dance…rant over.

    And yes, Liz/RH gave AJ the best glare that had him squirming like a fish on a hook.

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    Ravennite613

    Count me in as one of the very few who thoroughly enjoyed Friday’s episode. I did not FF thru a damned scene

    For the first time I saw something between AJ/Liz – the staring between these two was part death stare and part I really like you. I was sold right there

    I have never wanted to scalp another human being but MY GOD did Sam’s hair look Sublime. I need a screen shot to take to my hairdresser.

    I am more than ok with Sam being upset with Todd and even as a huge Liz fan who knows Sam never paid for her decisions with Jake – I would be more disappointed in this girl if she didn’t want to rip his head off.

    Molly Molly Molly – Meet Port Charles next 3 baby daddy mamma (kidding, maybe not)

    I am mad that Ellie is letting Spin off the hook, I know the end result is what matters but even a half day mad would have been better than half a heartbeat.

    I like Rafe and McBain – and Lord break out the fire extinguisher for the heat that radiates off of McBam.

    I adore Todd – but the stalker angle hit me the wrong way – I want romantic not creepy – and while I believe he will always love Blair this is fine with me because he lost so much of his life, that and the fact that Carly always put Jason/Sonny before everyone else in her life – It’s about time she sees how it feels.

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    ANGELWENDY15

    I was watching the old episodes of OLTL on Soapnet this morning. It was about Nora and Bo’s wedding, which at first turned out to be a disaster. Nora chips her tooth on food, trips and hurts her ankle and then goes to Foxy Roxy salon for a hair dye and her hair turns green. It hit me that this is the way Ron C. is writing for GH now. He does do comedy well, but it takes some getting used to watching it on GH after all those dark, mob stories. I just wish his writing was more balanced. I love the comedy but I also want to see drama and love stories to even out the show so it doesn’t become like a cartoon.

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    ANGELWENDY15

    Ravennite613-
    Have to agree with you about Sam’s hair.She is so tiny but beautiful and as a brunette I’d love to have her hair!! Wish there was more romance with her and McBain. Also like that look Liz gave AJ- please bring on the heat between these couples!

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    Cornfed

    Since pjc and soapbaby have said it all, i have very little to add. Let’s just summarize that THE MONTHS OF SWEEPS FEB (AND THEN MARCH) MAKE LAST SWEEPS NOV SEEM LIKE MASTERPIECE THEATRE! Thank you, i feel better.

    It’s Todd overload as RH should FINALLY be out the door heading to CT to shoot OLTL any minute now, but for obviously not long enough. Glad to see others see what i noticed about Todd from the beginning — obnoxious, OTT and hence, nothing to root for. He’s a caricature. I heard him say the name Dani in that low, mumbled conversation, but unbelievably i forgot who that was, and i was even a OLTL viewer! I also FF’d thru all of Sam and Todd (and another half of the whole episode).

    Glad to see everyone else wonder WTF happened to Kelly’s? The last time that set had any action was when Sonny upended the table over Cawnie, or Maxie gave Mac the news about her pregnancy. It’s been at LEAST 3 months, while we were suffocated by the vampire story.

    Kevin and Lucy were the only things worthwhile in this episode, in addition to lovely, wonderful Rebecca Herbst.

    Question: Why is Re-Ron tweeting that GF will be on the next 5 days? Does that mean he’s also aware the show totally sucks in its current format? (And comparing Guza to CarTooni is not a good enough defense anymore…)

    Shoutout to AngelWendy, she’s right. I remember the Bora Wedding, and it was an FF fest too, tho Hillary B Smith was a tad bit funny with the black tooth, a sight gag at the very least. But GH has too much of this in its current format. The show needs some family and romance added, along with some heavy drama.

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    Cornfed

    @ Soapybitch — I admire you having the courage to say Liz has been a Debbie Downer — YOU ARE 100% right. I echoed this same sentiment to my Liz fanatic friend a couple month ago. But RH is so lovely, it’s hard to care, but they do need to lighten up this character, make her more fun.

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    logan_echolls

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMoH1rXXz5M Death stare at 2:38. You can just see the chemistry between them. AJ wanting to tell her so much. Liz giving that “I can’t stand your stank behind right now” look. I loved it.

    I am a Liz STAN!!

    I will admit Liz has been a Debbie Downer lately but attitude Liz has always been my favorite Liz. That’s one of the reasons I hated they gave Liz kids. Before the kids, Liz kept an attitude and a chip on her shoulder. That’s why her and Carly had the best fights. After her kids, Liz became this homely person but if she can be the nice, kind loving Liz w/attitude, I would be so happy. I want my Liz 97-2004 back. I adored that Liz. She was perfect.

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    liason4real

    Kelly’s diner is being remodeled. At least I vaguely remember seeing pictures a few weeks ago. I have no idea why the diner is being remodeled, since it was burned to the ground and remodeled during the Russian story line in late 2008.

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    J Bernard Jones

    liason4real wrote:

    Kelly’s diner is being remodeled. At least I vaguely remember seeing pictures a few weeks ago. I have no idea why the diner is being remodeled, since it was burned to the ground and remodeled during the Russian story line in late 2008.

    I’ve been joking about it for months, but Kelly’s (like many of GH’s sets since Valentini came on board) has been undergoing lots of changes for a long time, mainly adjusting in size and configuration from month to month (and smaller, too). At one point recently, Kelly’s went down from like 8-10 tables to 4. The back brick wall and right side wall (entrance) were moved forward several feet, too; in one episode the front entrance to Kelly’s was jammed so close to a table that Molly or TJ almost knocked it over when one of them entered. The basic reference points remain the same., but part of the genius is that most of the sets continue to look close enough to what they previously looked like and are shot from different angles that disguise how much smaller and/or their various reconfigurations if one isn’t looking or paying attention:

    Sonny’s house is far more compact than it used to be (and I’m always chuckling at how the sofa changes to match each new size!); Michael’s apartment changes constantly; the police station/interrogation room set has undergone about 12 different redos in the last year (!); the Quartermaine mansion was significantly expanded, but the foyer was compacted quite a bit; the various sets used for the Metro Court suites and Steve’s apartment shift here and there; The Metro Court lobby itself seems to be about half of its original size (try having a weeklong sweeps stunt hostage crisis there NOW!); Johnny’ apartment changed so much it was like a Rubic’s Cube; even Carly’s long absent house set (which looks for the most part the same) was reduced just a little.

    None of this is a criticism; I am impressed with the ingenuity that they use to reconfigured these sets while mainly keeping the essence of what they are or were in order to save some much needed moolah! I wouldn’t be surprised if Kelly’s winds up looking like a mini-Johnny Rockets before it is said and done. LOL

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    Cornfed

    J Bernard, LOL, you’re right. B/c they know they their priority is to at LEAST show these characters having homes; that’s priority #1. On DOOL they had Carrie and Austin in a 2×2 hotel room their entire 6month run on the show, as was Carrie and Rafe’s office. They could stand to have some of FV’s flair. I’m assuming FV brought along Roger Mooney, the award winning set designer from OLTL, but i’m not sure.

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    angrierblackerman

    [quote=liason4real]Kelly’s diner is being remodeled. At least I vaguely remember seeing pictures a few weeks ago. I have no idea why the diner is being remodeled, since it was burned to the ground and remodeled during the Russian story line in late 2008.[/quote]

    It’s probably going to look just like the Diner from OLTL (Carlotta’s).

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    tealita

    JBJ–There it is: the “lemon house.” Thank you! I don’t know anything about set design, but I agree with you in that GH *looks* fabulous these days. The lighting is beautiful and everything is very clean and fresh. Carly’s house is gorgeous.

    I also noticed that all of the props and equipment at the hospital look fairly state-of-the-art. They’re definitely not still using EKG machines from 1982 or dusty IV bags

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