General Hospital: Perkie's Observations

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Carly stops by Brenda’s room, and is surprised to see a food cart set for two, since Jax left the night before.  She lets herself into Brenda’s room, and berates Brenda for spending the night with a stranger.  Brenda claims it isn’t a stranger, and Carly immediately assumes it's Sonny. She pulls the blanket back, and finds Michael in Brenda’s bed. 
 


Carly is furious Brenda slept with her son, but Brenda points out Michael is an adult. Carly yells Brenda did it to get back at her, and explains to Michael what happened. Michael calms Carly down, and says he needs to deal with this on his own. Carly reluctantly leaves, but not before she throws a glass of water at Brenda and calls her a whore.  
 
Liz and AJ talk on the phone about the great time they had at the ball.  AJ hopes for a second date, but understands her focus is on Nikolas right now.  Liz thanks him for his support. 
 
Bobbie finds Scotty sitting around the hospital waiting to hear from Laura.  She convinces him to go back to the hotel to rest. 
 
Mac and Felicia visit Anna’s for an update on the Spencer clan.  She tells them all the Spencer’s and Dante are still unaccounted for.  Mac asks Anna if she needs any help. Anna tells Mac his help isn't necessary yet, because Frisco is back with the WSB and they are on the case.  Mac tells Anna that Felicia proposed, and Anna is thrilled for them.  Felicia wants to congratulate Anna on getting back with Duke, but Anna still isn’t certain. 
 
Anna says Faison ruined all of her memories, and she wants to reclaim them. Anna admits she and Duke kissed, but things still aren’t resolved.  Mac tells her Duke wants to be with her, but Anna’s not sure where things are headed.  
 
Luke and Laura wake up in bed together, and quickly find themselves locked in the room. They attempt to piece together what happened on The Haunted Star, and how they ended up in the room.  Luke figures whoever came for them was getting retribution for Helena’s death.  Laura worries about Ethan, but Luke is sure he made it out okay. Luke is more concerned for Dante and Lulu.  
 
Laura looks out the window and recognizes her surroundings.  She informs Luke they are on Cassadine Island in the room where Stavros kept her prisoner. She gave birth to Nikolas in the room, as well. Luke doesn’t know who could have done this, since Mikkos, Helena, Stavros and Stefan are all dead.  Luke finds an invitation to dinner, along with formal wear for the evening.  
 
Liz and Alexis sit by Nikolas’ bedside, and tell him all about the Nurse’s Ball.  Liz feels Nik squeeze her hand, and Nikolas wakes up.  Liz asks if he knows the year, and who she is. Nikolas utters hello to both Liz and Alexis. 
 
Liz asks if Nikolas remembers what happened before he was shot. She quickly reminds Nik that he was in Port Charles to tell Laura something about Lulu.  Nik says Lulu is in danger.  Alexis explains Lulu has been taken, and they think it was Helena’s doing. She mentions Luke, Laura and Dante have gone off in search of Lulu. Nikolas reveals Helena isn’t the one who has Lulu. 

AJ and Duke are waiting for Michael, so they can discuss the next step with ELQ.  The two discuss the Nurse's Ball, and AJ admits things are going well with Liz. However, she seems very wrapped up with Nikolas at the moment. In turn, Duke admits he’s not sure how to have a future with Anna.
 
Michael apologizes to Brenda about Carly, and worries about what happened between them.  Brenda reassures Michael he has nothing to be ashamed of, and he didn’t take advantage of her.  Michael doesn’t remember what happened, but mentions he’s late for a meeting with AJ.  Brenda advises him not to worry about what happened, and declares she can handle Carly.  
 
Carly screams at her manager to call security and have Brenda thrown out.  Scotty and Bobbie arrive, and Carly updates them on the Brenda and Michael situation. Carly believes Sonny is going to kill Brenda when he finds out, and decides to call him. Bobbie stops her, because killing Brenda would hurt both Sonny and Michael.  Scotty reminds Carly that Michael is an adult, who makes his own decisions. He also doesn't think she would want to jeopardize her relationship with him in any way.  Bobbie warns Carly not to do anything she’ll regret. 
 
Michael shows up at the mansion, and apologizes to AJ for being late.  AJ notices he’s in last night’s clothes, and asks what happened.  Michael confesses he spent the night with Brenda. 
 
Brenda finds Carly, and gives her Michael’s tie. She rubs it in that Michael left it in her bed.  
 
A dressed to the nines Luke and Laura are led down to a dining room. Luke wonders what any of this has to do with Lulu. 
 
Liz tries to get Nikolas to calm down, but he insists Helena doesn’t care about Lulu. He reveals his father has her.  
 
Luke and Laura turn to see exactly who kidnapped them, and are shocked to see Stavros.  


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Perkie's picture
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Well hello, Robert Kelker Kelly!! The entire hour, I was hoping it would be RKK's Stavros that was holding Luke and Laura, so I squeeled when it turned out to be. Such soapy goodness.

Loved the Alexis/Liz/Nik scene when he first woke up. Too cute.

Brenda/Michael; he clearly doesn't remember, but what she says makes me think nothing happened between them, but she's certainly going to continue to make Carly think that they did.

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I don't think Brenda actually "slept" with Michael, I think the opportunity to drive Carly insane presented itself and she just chose to use ambiguous words about what had happened! I thought the entire thing was hilarious and classic Brenda. Carly ranting to her Mother how Brenda slept w/ her son to get back at her should have gotten the response from Bobbie "you slept with my husband to get back at me"... pot-kettle-black-B*tch!

Stavros is back... how many times can one character come back from the dead?!? He's just to popular to die it seems! I was glad to see him, my hope is there are more living-dead to be found there!

Great episode!

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Fire!!!

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NathanHastingsSr. wrote:
Fire!!!

Beer

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Loved the camera work at the end as Stavros was entering the dining room. So much suspense leading up to the big reveal! GH is giving me the same chills and thrills it used to back in the early 80's.

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Stavros is back! And Robert Kelker-Kelly looks HOT. I love that it is Stavros. I truly enjoy this new take on the Cassadine/Spencer feud. Helena's games were really getting old. So I hope that Stavros can take it to a different level. The episode today certainly was excited.

Oh obviously Brenda didn't sleep with Michael but I LOVE that she is playing with the idea to drive Carly crazy. Such good scenes today. I also loved Bobbie trying to talk Carly down, so that she wouldn't call Sonny.

LOVED A.J.s reactions when Michael told him that he spent the night with Brenda. I hope A.J. and Brenda see each other before she leaves town again.

Alexis/Liz/Nikolas scenes were good as well.

Overall, I enjoyed everything today.

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Great episode. The Stavros reveal was tons of fun, and yes, Robert Keller-Kelly is as handsome as ever. I wonder if he'll be as theatrical as he was in 2001.

Did anyone else notice that when Luke mentioned Stefan, he finally pronounced his name right? For years, Luke would call him "Ste-fen" and for years I would shout at my television, "No Luke, it's Ste-fan." Party

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I have had a crush on Robert Kelker-Kelly since he first appeared as Sam on Another World in a black speedo!! This man is HOT and a great brooding villian!!!

let's hope his stay is longer than a couple of weeks!!

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RKK's Stavros is amazing because he's just the perfect amount of camp without going over the edge, pun intended.
I've been calling this for weeks. So thrilled.

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Solid hour today. Loved the Anna/Felicia/Mac scenes too. Stavros was a great twist that didn't leak beforehand. Kudos to GH. Brenda torturing Carly was fun and wicked. Bobbie needs to stay!

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I don't think Brenda and Michael had sex, either, but whenever this happens on a soap, it always makes me laugh. Unless she ran him under the shower, he would be able to tell whether he's had sex or not. Of course, it's a soap, so he won't be that bright. Lucky for Brenda. The "Starrs" really aligned for her last night! She was great, though. That smug smile on her face was fun to watch!

It's always impressive when they can keep a big reveal under wraps, and they sure pulled off a big one today! I know zero about Stavros or Robert Kelker Kelly, so this will be interesting to see.

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It's a red-letter day when one of my two namesakes returns for my viewing pleasure! Welcome back STAVROS!!! WHHHEEEEEWWW!!!

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TV-Gord--The s/l is referred to as "End-game 2001" and starts by revealing (to the audience) that Lucky was brainwashed my Helena during the time he was presumed dead, Tony being forced by Helena to develop a certain serum or see Lucas die, and ends with Stavros being thrown (or rolled, I don't remember) down an elevator shaft. It was a lot of fun.

Rumor had it that Tony Geary came up with the idea for the s/l, but I think he later denied it.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9F31320C277786A7

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RKK! I'm hearing Salt 'N Pepa's "What a Man" in my head just looking at his fine self. Thank you, Cartini.

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@ Regarding whether Tony Geary made up that End Game storyline, he did. I use to have a subscription to Soap Opera Digest and I remember him saying he had the idea for that storyline but they had to cut it short because of 9/11. I guess Starvos was suppose to blow something up so they ended it early.
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Anyhoo, How beautiful is RKK. That man looks good with that gray beard. I can NOT believe no one has begged this man to get back on daytime. You don't have someone who looks like that not on tv. Seriously, he is too pretty!!

Elizabeth: Do you remember me? Nik:Hi Elizabeth...swoon. How great was those scenes. The more Elizabeth touched him the more he just kept staring at her. I don't know if it was the direction or that is how they were suppose to play it storyline wise but Nik and Liz stole my heart all over again. Those were some great scenes. I love Niz.

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tealita, thanks very much for the Cassadine-Spencer 101 course! That's very helpful (and entertaining). Thanks to logan_echolls for the additional info, too! Smile

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^^YW, Gord. Smile

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I love that Brenda has put one over on Carly. I hope her head explodes. I liked the vibe between Brenda and Michael and that he snuck out on Carly. I couldn't tell if Scott had seen him in the lobby and shifted the conversation physically to help Michael escape on purpose. Way to go Scott!! I still wonder why Brenda is staying in Carly's hotel.

Nice spit take by AJ!!

I fear AJ and Liz's entire relationship will play out off screen.

Liz and Nik have fab chemistry and the actors are very easy together. I like it.

Why would Stavros have Nik shot??

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This episode was pure FIRE!!! So glad to be back to "normal" after the Ball.

STAVROS! What an amazing surprise, and a great coup for GH! I just did not think RKK was returning to soaps anymore. Thank You for proving me wrong! And yes, this is the perfect time for him to return and take over Helena's empire, if she is now truly dead. And yes, time has treated RKK well, he looks very good.

Laura looked beautiful in that dark blue gown Smile

Loved that Nikolas waked up too, just in time to say it's his father. Also love that Alexis is enmeshed in all the Cassadine drama aswell!

Loved Mac & Felicia being happy. Felicia looked great. Their talk with Anna juxtaposed with Duke & AJ's male bonding was great. Really love seeing friendships on this show. Especially Duke & AJ is somehow fresh to see.

Loved AJ's spit take. I really hope he has a scene with Brenda coming up.

Bobbie looked great in the beige outfit.

I don't think Brenda & Michael slept together. I am still Team Carly on this one. I don't blame her one bit for wanting to tear Brenda limb from limb. Even though yes, Carly was wrong to barge in her hotel suite and rip the covers off. But if Brenda HAD slept with Michael, it would be everything Carly said: vile, disgusting, and using him to show up Sonny & Carly. And she is using him still now, by not telling him they didn't do it. What's the endgame here?

On another note, I find the whole notion of a Brenda/Michael affair mostly just funny. Most people have noted that Michael's a little bit "twinky", and it's kind of hard to believe Brenda would be interested in him. I like Michael but I just can't see him with an older woman.

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I hope that if it means we have Stavros that Nicholas and he will be sticking around the port town for a while.

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pjc722 wrote:
I have had a crush on Robert Kelker-Kelly since he first appeared as Sam on Another World in a black speedo!! This man is HOT and a great brooding villian!!!
let's hope his stay is longer than a couple of weeks!!

OMG yes Sam Fowler was my obsession. RKK is sex on a stick, he looks amazing and I for one am thrilled that this baddie is back on GH

And if this isn't for the long haul can DOOLS come to their senses and bring him back as Bo

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Oh yeah - forgot about the rest of the episode which was for me flawless

Loved Brenda and laughed when Carly thought that Sonny would kill her for sleeping with Michael. I am sorry Carly, Sonny doesn't kill anyone that was Jason's job...shoot the last time a gun was used in Sonny's hands he shot his own kid.

My ever loving Niz heart was beating like cray-cray yesterday, just the way he looked at her and how she was with him. I still cannot believe that my girl FINALLY has a story and it involves not 1 BUT 2 hotties.

and then to end with Stavros, I swear it felt like a Friday cliffhanger

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I love how you condemn Carly, but there is one big ol difference. The difference is, 20 year old sleeping for revenge who grew up and knows it's a mistake vs a 40+ woman who knows right from wrong. even as a joke on Carly, the line was crossed.

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Its funny how a decade or more can change everything for me.. This time around I am rooting for Michael with the Q's and for Stefan to shank Luke!! He is one handsome devil- I am cheering with excitement over the Cassadines. Hopefully this will lead to more about Sam's dad!!

I have not felt alot of fire with Liz and AJ.. However I would have loved a real chance at Niz.. The first time with the sneaking behind Lucky;s back.. Then Liz chasing Nic while he blew her off... It was just a waste of two characters. Seeing them together yesterday made me realize how much more I would rather see Niz than Quiz..

So excited to watch today!!!

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I'm loving seeing the old Brenda back. So much better then her last return with Guza's AWFUL Balkin story. I know Brenda is only back for a few shows but I'm loving the Carly/Brenda rivalry. This is what soaps are all about!
Liked the whole slow entrance of Stavros and I think finally Tony and Genie are getting back into the whole Luke/Laura thing. At first I felt some negative vibes between the two of them when Genie first came on and I know Tony doesn't want a Luke & Laura reunion as a couple. I actually like Laura with Scotty and would like to see them get married and deal with everyday marriage issues, and yet, she still has that connection to Luke. I'd like Stephan to return too!

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Awesome episode but the last scene with Nicolas adlibbing was a hot mess. Then here come RKK oh so hot. Hopefully, he has not forgotten how to act.

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I adore RKK. I love his acting. I think he is hot as hell. To top it all off, he is a sweetheart in person. I met him at a DOOL event when I was in college and he was sweet and funny. I was in a bidding war with another girl for an autographed script/photo and a hug from him, but I was outbid because I was so broke. My friend yelled out that I was a huge fan and was working 2 jobs to put myself through college. RKK came running over, gave me the most amazing hug and kiss on the cheek, and then signed a photo for me for free. I loved him before that day, and I have adored him since that day.

I hope he sticks around for a long time!

I loved the Niz scenes. I see chemistry between both Quiz and Niz, and I would be happy with either couple.

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Loved yesterday's show (agree with everything Yorla said pretty much) Smile

Tyler was swoon-worthy yesterday, totally awesome. Love Alexis getting more to do than mother her boring girls.

Loved the RKK reveal, i totally wigged seeing him at the end. Nice sets for the Cassadine island.

Brenda/Carly - awesome. Wish that Vanessa would STAY!!!

Not to sound like a broken record, but loved all the Felicia/Mac/Anna stuff!

Probably the highlight for me were the Carly/Bobbie/Scotty scenes. They are giving JZ multiple things to do, and using Carly's mess to grow a bond between Scotty and Bobbie. Hope KS and JZ stay!!

The entire hour was a bit hit. Genie looked great at the end, and once again this is the BEST her hair has looked in 20 years!

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IOWA - Smile Beer

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That was a phenomenal episode not only in terms of us getting final confirmation that the real Brenda Barrett is back but also with the surprise return of Stavros Cassadine. I LOVE the editing between Nikolas’ revealing who’s behind all this and the appearance of his crazy daddy. I hope this means that Witchiepoo Helena is really, really dead.

Frank and Ron are serving up great classic soap and I love it. Every scene in this episode was on point and the best thing about it is that it’s only the beginning. My favorite story of the day, hands down, was Brenda pulling a page out of the Dorian Lord bitch play book by “sleeping” with Queen Busy-Body Carly’s young son and I LOVE IT. I can’t stand Carly and enjoy it immensely when she’s suffering, especially at the hands of her mortal enemies Brenda and Robin. Vanessa Marcil has some of the best bitchy smirk facial expressions and she was giving it today in spades. Also, A.J.’s water spitting action was priceless. Tomorrow – CAT FIGHT!!!

This is what you get when that fat ugly Brian Frons is not around mucking it up and Frank and Ron is making it look so easy. Bravo to them both!