General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations


Laura is shocked when Scotty announces his desire to get married right away.  She wanted something special, but Scotty informs her that he already has the license. He also tells her Lucy will be the maid of honor.  Laura says she wanted Lulu in that role.  Scotty wonders if she’s hesitating because of Luke.  Laura mentions Luke isn’t with Anna, and then realizes Scotty was lying to her all along. He knew the truth about Luke and Anna. Scotty claims he panicked, but swears he loves her. He wonders if she will still marry him.  
 


Lulu declares Laura still has feelings for Luke, but Luke argues she loves Scotty now. He knows they are done.  Scotty calls Lulu, and tells her to get down to the courthouse for the wedding.  Lulu tries again to convince her father to go after Laura, and stop the wedding.  Luke says they’re going in different directions, and he’s not Laura’s keeper. Lulu mentions Scotty could be dangerous for Laura, but Luke feels it’s up to Laura to find that out.  
 
Carly and Sam discuss their respective break ups.  Carly admits it hurt to walk away from Todd, but knows they would have destroyed each other.  Sam believes the timing was never right with John, and the guilt of how they came together would have torn them apart.  Sam admits Carly deserved better than Todd.  Carly counters by saying Jason would want Sam to be happy.  Carly is glad she made the decision not to destroy her life.  Sam tells her to choose better next time, and then confesses she misses John.  
 
Anna shows up at John’s motel, and tells him the bureau is recalling him for a case.  John points out he’s no longer in the FBI, but Anna informs John he has no choice. He's being called back tonight.   John asks her to keep an eye on Rafe while he’s gone.   Anna asks about Sam, but John tells her they’re done.  John pulls out a bottle, and the two toast to each other.  Anna begs him to be safe on his assignment. 
 
Lucy wants Kevin to stand up for Scotty, but he has no interest in doing it.  Lucy swears there’s nothing between her and Scotty, and begs Kevin to do this for her.  When Kevin complains to Mac, Mac takes Lucy side. Kevin eventually agrees to Lucy's request.    
 
Michael is surprised Starr has to go to LA right away.  Soon, Todd arrives in an angry mood because Carly dumped him.  Starr understands why Carly did it, and Todd apologizes to his daughter for screwing up. However, he doesn’t want to lose her too. Starr tells her father she’s leaving for LA, so Todd offers to take her in his jet because he’s on his way to Llanview. Todd asks Michael to tell Carly he may not be back.  Starr promises Michael she’ll be back. 
 
Dante and Olivia explain her dizzy spell to Patrick.  He agrees to run some tests. While she’s waiting, Olivia has a vision of the bear with the clock ticking. She admits to Dante that it felt ominous.  Patrick returns and informs them the tests are all negative. He thinks Olivia hasn’t been taking care of herself.  Olivia tells Dante to go home and check on the bear.  
 
Laura agrees to marry Scotty.  Lucy and Kevin arrive and are ready to stand up for them.  Laura says they’re waiting for Lulu.  Luke arrives at the courthouse.  
 
Lulu changes for the courthouse, and is surprised to find Luke gone.  The bear rings and Lulu passes out. 

31 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Perkie
    Perkie

    Loved everything about the ANna/John scenes. FH and ME were brilliant and I wish the show had hooked them up instead of Anna/Luke, because they would have been on fiyah.

    Hated Laura’s dress. What was that? Not sure about Lulu’s dress, seemed a bit too cleavagy to stand up for your mother.

    Good Lulu/Luke scenes. JMB has always worked so well with TG and I’m sad to see her go. I’m also pissed that her final scenes were not with Dante.

    Carly and Sam drinking and commiserating together was odd. Not bad, just odd, considering.

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    liason4real

    I did not buy Carly and Sam drinking like BFF’s. Cujo aka Carly hates other women, except for Courtney who is now dead. There is no way that Carly would just accept that Jason is dead without calling out the military, hiring her own divers, hell, even jumping into that nasty water off of Pier 52.

    Scotty has been in love with other women besides Laura. Has Scotty even bothered to mention Serena or Cristina?

    I still think Laura needs to cut her losses with Scotty and Luke, and find herself a hot young stud. ;)

    Yes, Anna and McBain or Alexis and McBain would have been a lot nicer than Anna with old crusty child killing rapist Luke Spencer. Sam and McBain need to speak up, and drop all of that whispering nonsense. It is not in the least bit sexy.

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    soapbaby

    I, too, think that Anna/John being paired romantically would have been interesting but I was not feeling their scenes at all. Anna was just too damned weepy for my taste.

    I didn’t mind Carly/Sam but it became boring quick. Both actresses looked pretty and I liked the camera angles in their scenes.

    I got a kick out of Kevin’s reactions to Lucy.

    Laura’s agreement to marry Scott on a whim…meh. I wish she had mentioned Lesley. I wonder if Lesley will return for the show’s impending 50th anniversary?

    I have loved Todd on GH but he’s become so obnoxious the past few weeks, I am happy for the break. Starr has never worked for me, so her exit was welcome. I truly hope she never returns but somehow don’t think I’m that lucky. ;-)

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    tealita

    Genie Francis is a beautiful woman. She always looks very sharp in interviews. That dress was fug. Is it the one Lucy gave Laura to wear? If she handed it to her, I didn’t see it. I thought Laura said she wouldn’t wear what Lucy gave her. Maybe it was meant to convey her real feelings about not wanting to marry Scotty.

    It’s going to be interesting to see if Olivia’s vision about the bear means that she is pregnant, or if the bear only references Lulu going missing and the Spencer adventure. Is it “tick tock,” or tick tock? Hmmm…It’s kind of a shame that the bunny was all about Todd and Carly, cuz a bunny vision would have been funny for Olivia. I’m not saying I want Olivia to be pregnant or that it wouldn’t be hard on the Falconeri family if she were, but if GH gives it to us, I guess I’ll roll with it. I guess?

    JMB’s Lulu is so smart, and she has a great sense of humor. I hope that doesn’t diminish with Nulu.

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    logan_echolls

    So glad Starr is gone. Her and Michael made my eyeballs hurt especially their :O love scenes…

    Carly and Sam scenes just didn’t work for me because Carly is there mourning the loss of Todd. The man who kept Jason’s baby away from him. I remember when Jake was born. Carly wanted to go through hell and back to get Jake and Jason together but Jason stopped her. So for her to just gloss over the fact that Todd helped keep his baby from him is just too OCD for me. So Carly fell in love that hard and fast that she was willing to forgive him for that if he just told her? It was too unbelievable. Also what are they going to do with Carly right now? Her whole storyline has been just her and Todd. Keep her away from Quiz!

    McBam just tore my heart out. I love when they whisper talk. I can understand Sam wanting him but feeling guilty about wanting him. Their relationship was the realest. They had a connect from the start and that’s what they feel guilty about because they were with other people. I can understand Sam being at the bar and missing him. Poor Sam.

    Can’t get into anything with Ms. Brooklyn Cleo.

    So over Luke and Laura. So over Scotty and Laura. Stefan, hurry and get your woman!

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    Yoryla

    Another great one.

    Loved all the Spencer stuff. It’s true: Laura dress was hideous! Are you telling me a cosmetics queen would bring her a dress that looks like a Ferncliff patient gown?

    Loved Laura’s response to Lucy being her matron of honor and Kevin’s to being Scotty’s bestman! Lol! So glad they are playing all the beats between the legends. Also loved that Kevin asked Lucy “Have you forgotten Serena”? Could have been the audience speaking there. And what about Cristina?

    Why did they have bring in a dizzy-spell for Olivia? It’s clear she’s not pregnant. Unnecessary drama, if they just did it to get her to GH.

    So why did Lulu pass out? Hopefully that will be explained.

    Loved the Anna/John scenes. So organic, they have a great bromance. I however don’t see anything romantic about it. Loved Anna telling John “Hell yeah” on drinking the scotch, and then saluting him as “Agent McBain”. Very military-like.

    I enjoyed Carly & Sam drinking together, in the sense that it gave us a normal girlfriend scenes. The way they talked was exactly like real life would have been. Maybe they shouldn’t be this close but I saw it as poetic somehow. The two former Guza-era leading ladies, pretty alone these days lol. And let’s face it, they don’t really have many friends do they?

    Goodbye OLTL-ers!

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    ANGELWENDY15

    I also liked the Anna/John scenes. She looked genuinely sad that he was leaving. Her eyes were filled with tears. I think a lot of them feel bad over Micheal, Roger, and Kristen being forced to leave. I know Roger is suppose to come back, after launching OLTL, but I haven’t heard anything yet about Micheal and Kristen. It almost seemed like it was the ending of the McBain character.
    Didn’t like Laura’s dress either. Couldn’t they have come up with something nicer? It still seems like Scotty has some kind of strange hold over Laura because she seems to follow everything he says.

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    curacaoman

    So both of the Haunted Star’s owners go AWOL on the same night? I pity the poor souls that work there. Todd Manning Enterprises also appears to be without anyone at the helm. Businesses in PC manage themselves?

    Have we seen the last of Johnny? If so, what a horrible send-off. Shame on you Cartoony!

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    MysteryStory

    Perhaps I’m just a stickler for formality especially at a wedding, but I couldn’t have been the only one that thought it was sloppy writing when Laura said she wanted Lulu to be her maid of honor. Lulu, as a married woman, would be the “matron of honor” standing up for her mother, not the “maid of honor”.

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    pjc722

    SOOOO happy that Starr is gone, Todd is out, and John has been sent inexplicitly to serve his country!

    Why it couldn’t be staggered is beyond me but that’s just my gripe in storytelling that they put it all into one episode for all 3 characters, basically. And none are associated with the other directly.

    But that’s my only negative… sort of.

    THE BEST was we were CONNIE FREE! But the writers better get Sonny into a story of his own before Maurice Bernard starts taking offers from the likes of Jill Phelps. He’d make a great dad for Chavez and Adriana and a perfect romantic partner for either Phyllis (a great love triangle there with Jack… seriously!!!) or even with Victoria or shall we mix up the races a little more?, with Leslie!

    I’m just saying. I mean, folks, when was the last time we have seen Maurice with such a lull in storylines and NOT being central to it all! Michael is no longer his cheerleader and has sided with AJ, Carly barely sees him and Jason… his secret paramour… is supposedly swimming with the fishes!

    REUNITE this couple, Jill, Hire Maurice!!!

    But loved everything else about the show. Can’t wait to see the dramatic climax to it all in April. (Oh, end the relish story NOW! It’s like Connie in a Jar. It just stinks)

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    ANGELWENDY15

    pjc722- I read Maurice Bernard is making a movie, that his wife is producing so he needs time off the show (he also will be growing a beard I heard for the movie). Anyway, I do like Maurice but after all those years under Guza/Phelps where the mob was the main storyline like EVERYDAY, I like having a bit of a break from Sonny. Maurice just signed a new contract so he’s not going anywhere, he says he likes Cartini and GH. I am looking forward to Brenda’s return, even though it will be short, but I know her and Maurice love working together and at least it will be a break from Connie.
    I will miss Roger Howarth, though it may be good to have a break from Todd for a little while. He can be overwhelming at times, I think the writers just let him do his own thing (just like Tuc Watkins on OLTL), but I like his ad-libbing and he makes me laugh. I also hope Micheal Easton returns because I just always liked him and his “Clint Eastwood” type acting.

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    Ravennite613

    I thought the scenes between Carly & Sam were done quite well they even threw in the line at the end about not doing this again because they wouldn’t people to think they were friends…that had me laughing

    My only issue with those scenes was the music was too loud in certain places and I could not hear some of what Sam was saying

    I hope the premonition was just that this will have something to do with LooLoo’s disappearance as when Olivia saw the bear the clock was on 7pm the same time the clock went off and LooLoo passed out. But I for one cannot stand Olivia acting as if this was one of her first visions, everytime it’s her acting as if the item is still going to be there.

    Anna-John scenes had me all verklempt she was so sad that I almost forgot I was watching a soap

    Kevin makes me loves him more and more

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    nysam

    I love Laura and Lucy, but why would the uber talented Lucy put lovely Laura in a wedding dress that is a cross between a straight jacket and something the flying nun wore? Was it inspired by her time at Ferncliff? UGLY dress.

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    SwanQueen59

    [quote=Perkie]Loved everything about the ANna/John scenes. FH and ME were brilliant and I wish the show had hooked them up instead of Anna/Luke, because they would have been on fiyah.

    Hated Laura’s dress. What was that? Not sure about Lulu’s dress, seemed a bit too cleavagy to stand up for your mother.

    Good Lulu/Luke scenes. JMB has always worked so well with TG and I’m sad to see her go. I’m also pissed that her final scenes were not with Dante.

    Carly and Sam drinking and commiserating together was odd. Not bad, just odd, considering.[/quote]

    Perkie-You’re right about Laura’s dress. Reminded me of something that a mummy might have been wrapped up in. Total miss for dressing this stunning woman. As for Julie and Dominic’s L&D, without spoiling anything, they do have a last scene today :(( … 0:)

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    DanielAvery

    The dress was not constructed very well, either. You’d think it would have extra foundations/lining in her bust area, but you could practically see her nipple-bumps.

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    Cornfed

    Well, I marked my calendar yesterday and re-wound the first 5 minutes a few times b/c i FINALLY felt that CarTini may love the character of Laura as much as i do. I liked the music cues, and Genie’s acting in what i’ve seen so far. (I haven’t yet finished this episode). I liked Scotty fessing up to his keeping the truth from her.

    Loved the Luke/Lulu scenes. I’ve had other conversations with folks re: Luke & Laura’s chemistry — or lack there — but i’m going to hold out hope that it evolves.

    I forgot what it was like to actually watch a full episode of this show!

    I agree with Liason4real — i can’t hear half the sh!t coming out of KeMo’s mouth. I didn’t mind their scenes commiserating, but it barely made sense. Did we even see how they both ended up at The Floating Rib in the first place?

    Okay, I am starting to warm up a bit to Olivia. LLo seems to understand the character and she does enough quirky things that keep me somewhat entertained. And i actually like that beauty mark on her lip LOL. The way she went back and forth betw Patrick and her son was cute.

    Liked the bonding of Kevin and Mac.

    I wonder if AG cares how many viewers hate Luke’s guts!

    Big THUMBS DOWN for the day, and i gotta go with soapbaby on this one — Roger Howarth grated my very last nerve. His non-stop, self-absorbed yammering and carrying on, i could barely take another minute of it. I don’t know what meaning the actor was trying to portray, but he was screeching and highly irritating. GO AWAY RH. If he wanted to leave a lasting impression, he did. But not the good kind.

    I started to see the scene with Anna tearing up, and i thought it was HIGHLY inappropriate, bad actor’s choice here. She’s worked with him what, 6 months??? They’re not in love, nor have any long formed bond. But i’ll give Finola the benefit of the doubt on this one.

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    soapbaby

    [quote=IOWAHAWKEYE]I started to see the scene with Anna tearing up, and i thought it was HIGHLY inappropriate, bad actor’s choice here. She’s worked with him what, 6 months??? They’re not in love, nor have any long formed bond. But i’ll give Finola the benefit of the doubt on this one.[/quote]

    ^^ I couldn’t agree more! I had to FFWD there scenes because of Anna’s blubbering. She was as much a mess in these scenes as she was about Robin’s death! I love Anna and Finola Hughes but she is a bit weepy in general and yesterday, she was over-the-top!

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    Cornfed

    ROTF to pjc’s whole post! :party: :beer:

    Ditto about the music with Sam and Carly — i watch on my smartphone and couldn’t hear half the conversation, but that’s nick picking…

    Can’t wait to see Laura’s dress after all the ranting here LOL

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    tvlover01

    [quote=soapbaby][quote=IOWAHAWKEYE]I started to see the scene with Anna tearing up, and i thought it was HIGHLY inappropriate, bad actor’s choice here. She’s worked with him what, 6 months??? They’re not in love, nor have any long formed bond. But i’ll give Finola the benefit of the doubt on this one.[/quote]

    ^^ I couldn’t agree more! I had to FFWD there scenes because of Anna’s blubbering. She was as much a mess in these scenes as she was about Robin’s death! I love Anna and Finola Hughes but she is a bit weepy in general and yesterday, she was over-the-top![/quote]

    Actually Anna has know John for years she was his mentor when he was first in the FBI. They were good friends and confided in each other and he was kinda like her right hand on the force. I think anna and John had some great chemistry missed chance.

    I liked the carly/sam scenes but the music was way too loud.

    Loved the court house scenes and Laura was beautiful but I hated the dress she had on. Hopefully Helena is the one with LuLu. Was those JMB last scenes are Laura and Luke gonna find her as newLu (EMR)

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    GHvetfan

    Anna’s watery eyes reminded me of Lucky’s blubbering with Jonathon Jackson. I never thought she was all that attached to John. Strange acting choice.

    Carly and Sam were hard to understand. I thought maybe that was my audio but if others felt the same I guess it wasn’t me.

    I have a growing fondness for Olivia. Is it possible they could hook her up with Patrick after the dust settles and Robin is gone for good? I liked his approach to her bear with a clock ramblings.

    Laura is my all time favorite GH character and I am not liking this tug of war with Luke and Scott simply because they always give the impression that she is not necessary to their squabble. She deserves more. If Mac loses Felicia, I want Mac for Laura.

    Anna is my second favorite character and I want Robert back for her. Duke is icky.

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    GHvetfan

    Anna’s watery eyes reminded me of Lucky’s blubbering with Jonathon Jackson. I never thought she was all that attached to John. Strange acting choice.

    Carly and Sam were hard to understand. I thought maybe that was my audio but if others felt the same I guess it wasn’t me.

    I have a growing fondness for Olivia. Is it possible they could hook her up with Patrick after the dust settles and Robin is gone for good? I liked his approach to her bear with a clock ramblings.

    Laura is my all time favorite GH character and I am not liking this tug of war with Luke and Scott simply because they always give the impression that she is not necessary to their squabble. She deserves more. If Mac loses Felicia, I want Mac for Laura.

    Anna is my second favorite character and I want Robert back for her. Duke is icky.

    I didn’t like Laura’s dress or Lulu’s. I love Lucy and everything she wears. She is my third favorite.

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    Cornfed

    And it goes w/out saying that Starr can STAY GONE! Pllleease….

    @GHVetfan — yeah, i hate to agree but Robert is the masculine guy that tough Anna need imo…IB ain’t quite cutting it, tho he and FH are cute to watch at times :(

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    soapbaby

    I think Anna & Duke are adorable together and wish they were given a real shot. Duke needs to be developed more as a character. There’s been no exploration of his years of imprisonment. As far as Robert, I wish he were back in Port Charles and could see him romantically paired with Alexis or Olivia but like him and Anna as friends.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Tvlover thank you for having posted that and you are exactly right – anna was supposedly johns mentor for years during his fbi days. I fanwonked it that she figures she wont see him again for a long while and realistically if the assignment is that top secret, he could die carrying out his duties.

    I love sam/carly. I think they are awesome frenemies and the show clearly needs more female friendships. We rarely see maxie/sam these days, they killed off courtney so carly has no one, we only see maxie/lulu with the baby stuff – if your bff is carrying your child dont you think we would see some solo scenes with them maybe eating ice cream or rubbing maxies feet like a hubby?, and we have liz hanging out with felix and sabrina even though they are way younger than she is because they killed off emily and robin. Even alexis and diane have only had that one scene about rafe – past that I cant remember the last time they went out for a girls night. Yeah the music was too loud, but it makes sense that whatever jealousy carly felt over jasam ended with jasons death and sam, in light of jason being gone, probably feels that hanging with carly brings her closer to him and allows her to look after her the way he would have if he were still alive.

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    Cornfed

    @tvlover01 – thanks for the correction — yes i do remember some mentions of an FBI past. I can agree that the chemistry/camaraderie betwn FH and ME — plus romantically with KeMo and to a lesser extent the chemistry with DZ and ME — is why he’s the best fit on the canvas of the OLTL’ers. MAYBE if FH shed a tear at the very last second of the scene, it could be excused, but to blubber off the bat was a bit too much i think.

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    Cornfed

    To EET — aren’t 2 mentions of Courtney in one day 2 too many? ;) She was an FOJ if one remembers, from their good ol’ AW days, good riddance!

    @soapbaby, maybe you’re right. Anna and Robert made good sparring partners, maybe that’s all they should be…I do agree they need to work more on developing Duke.

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    WillowLake01

    I started watching GH a little over a year ago because of the OLTL characters. I enjoyed the show for a while but it has really started to just coast along for me. Not sure I’ll be sticking around although I am intrigued by the upcoming nurse’s ball. You don’t see too many really big shindigs on soaps anymore where the majority of the cast are in the same scenes all dressed up. I may check things out again around that time and hopefully it will be catalyst to a new storyline that will get me invested again…

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    SouthernGirl59

    Does anyone know the name of the song and the artist that was playing while Carly and Sam were talking in the bar? It said something like ♫ “nothing ever sounded so sweet, oh I just’t can get them out, oh the melody, oh the melody.” Then they said something like “we can take on anybody, when you’re fragile we’ll keep going. They can’t stop our love from showing.” ♫ HELP! HELP! HELP! I think it is a beautiful song!

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    tori87dec

    Yes,please have Stefan return to Laura. He will always be the only real man for her! He loved and cherished her and her children,put up with her still having feeling for Luke,romanced her and would and did anything and everything for her putting her first and foremost in his life. Luke treated her and Nikolas like dirt for years because he was so jealous and walked out on her whenever it was convenient for him. Scott whines after Laura but she’s not in love with him but feels sorry for him. Luke is ancient next to Laura and deserves to be with Tracy whose more his type. Laura needs to be rescued from these two losers asap! Stefan and Laura 4ever~

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