General Hospital: Perkie’s Observations

Tracy asks Nik why they aren’t going to The Chew.  Nik tells her destroying AJ would hurt Liz, and he promised her he’d back off.  Tracy decides she’ll do this on her own, but Nik has two bodyguards stop her from leaving.  Tracy begs for a chance to save her family legacy. However, Nik informs her that his future is with Liz, and not the relish.  

AJ and Liz are backstage at The Chew.  He’s thrilled he is close to saving ELQ.  Liz is glad she’s sharing AJ's big day with him. She admits she almost wrote him off as a faithless jerk, but was wrong.  
Carly runs into Anna, and asks for her help in finding Morgan.  Unfortunately, Anna has no jurisdiction in Nashville, and advises Carly to hire a PI.  
Morgan pretends all is well with Michael on the phone, but Michael quickly informs him they know everything. He promises to help get Morgan out of this mess.  Michael wants Morgan to come home, but Morgan doesn’t want his father fixing his problems.  Michael swears he has Morgan’s back. Michael asks where Morgan is, so he can join him.  
Sam spots Rafe’s black eye, and doesn’t believe his excuse that he walked into a door.  She asks if TJ is responsible, and Rafe swears he has things under control. He promises to clear the air with TJ. 
TJ deletes "Molly's" text to Rafe, as Molly arrives looking for her lost phone.  She checks for a text, and TJ wonders if she’s expecting something from Rafe.  Molly swears she and Rafe are just friends.  TJ has something important to tell Molly, when Rafe arrives. Molly is shocked by his black eye.
Rafe lies, and says the group home kids jumped him again.  Molly insists they tell someone.  TJ admits he’s the one who hit Rafe because he texted Molly.  He also confesses to deleting the text. Molly is upset TJ set a trap for Rafe.  Rafe claims TJ sucker punched him, and ran.  In response, Molly angrily tells TJ she isn’t going to the prom with him.  
A stagehand checks in on AJ, and asks about Tracy. He also mentions the episode is actually about a taste off of both relishes.  AJ wonders what happened to Tracy, but Liz thinks Nikolas stopped her from coming.
Anna and Duke sit at Kelly’s, and enjoy some Pickle Lila. They also celebrate their new relationship.  Duke jokes if the relish doesn’t save the company, he’ll have to turn to a life of crime. Anna helps him tweet about The Chew. 
Carly goes to Sam, and asks for help to find Morgan.  She gives Sam all the details, and complains about Anna not helping her. Sam points out Anna has no jurisdiction outside of Port Charles, but offers her help.  Carly is upset Morgan still ended up part of Sonny's life after she worked so hard to shield him from it.
Carly feels Michael would be able to handle things better than Morgan, because Morgan is reckless.  Sam sends Morgan a text and claims to be JeromeAroundTheWorld. Carly doesn’t think Morgan will fall for it.  Morgan responds, and texts he’s talking to his brother. Carly immediately heads home to find Michael gone.
Liz is surprised when Nik arrives at the studio.  He tells her that he stopped Tracy from coming, because Liz asked him to stand down. Nik feels AJ will crash and burn without any help from him.  Liz believes AJ has changed, and stresses she’s here with him.  Nikolas is not pressuring her, and will back off. However, he won’t back down.  He feels they have something real, and doesn’t want to give up.  AJ finds them together. 
Tracy tries to leave, but the guards won’t let her.  Tracy tries to appeal to their business sense, and claims the Cassadine’s are in near ruin. She thinks the goons would be better of with her, as a company on the rise.  She offers them a head of security position, but they don’t bite.
Tracy feels defeated, and speaks to Edward.  She tells him she understands he wanted her to save the company, and make him proud. However, she has failed, and AJ is stealing the victory.  Tracy begs her late father’s forgiveness for wasting this last chance. 
Tracy hears a thud at the door, and finds the two bodyguards knocked out. She quickly runs away.

Morgan thinks Michael has arrived, and opens the door to discover two goons ready to pound him.

41 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Perkie

    My goodness, nuMorgan is dumber than a box of rocks. I guess that makes sense since he shares Sonny’s DNA, but Jax did most of the raising, and I would have thought his intelligence would have rubbed off a little.

    Loved Tracy’s scenes, especially her talk to Edward.

    Funny line of the day:
    Tracy: “What in the name of Richard Simmons happened here”

    I liked Sam showing her smarts by texting Morgan. Although, as mentioned above, it doesn’t seem to take much to outsmart Morgan.

    I’m assuming Luke knocked out the bodyguards, but I’m getting a kick out of thinking curmudgeon Edward kicked their asses.

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    When did false imprisonment become acceptable? I’m Team AJ, but no one should be able to hold someone against his or her will.

    TJ punched Rafe because Shawn, his guardian, is a mob enforcer and solves problem by using violence. Sonny regularly sucker punches his rivals or pulls his gun on an unarmed rivals. Everybody then runs around and comments on how badass Sonny is for basically taking cheap shots. Are viewers suppose to believe TJ is going to be more mature than the adults around him?

    After watching Morgan for the last two days, I going to refer to him as “Slow Mo.” There’s no way Slow Mo got into Vanderbilt University on his own merit. Sonny and Carly must have paid for a new library and recreation center.

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    Michael, Krissy and nuMorgan are all 21 years old? :( At this rate, Cam is going to be nine years old for the rest of his life!

    I really enjoyed Quiz scenes, however, AJ needs to step it up in the romance department once he finishes his round of STD shots after sleeping with Carly.

    It’s hard to believe that Quiz started off with this slow burn that has now morphed into AJ acting like Liz is just any old friend. Jeez. Dude get it together and romance the woman! AJ should have taken Liz out to dinner and just as they entered her hotel room we find a naked Nik looking for some action.

    Liz eyeing the cookies, finally eating two grapes, and then sneaking two large cookies had me rolling with laughter. I am simply amazed at how Becky Herbst does not look like she had her third baby three years ago!

    Nik is really an ass hole.

    nuMorgan is huge. I am so looking forward to nuMorgan and Michael both staring down at the little moobster! :party:

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    What TJ did was not a sucker punch. And if you kiss someone’s S/O you should probably expect that person might want to put hands on you. Anyway, standing in front of someone, stating the offense and then decking them isn’t a sucker punch, fights tend to not have formal invites. He also likely didn’t do it because of Shawn’s employment. Lots of teen boys punch other teen boys and there aren’t that many mob enforcers around.

    Imprisoning someone so you can curry favor with, let’s be charitable, an ex isn’t my idea of romance but maybe I’m out of date.

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    I didn’t make my point as clear I should have. Shawn is TJ’s legal guardian and his role model. He sees what Shawn does and thinks it’s okay to solve problems with violence. When you takes teens and put them into volatile situations with no moral compass, you’re asking for trouble.

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    Morgan thinking that was Michael at the door? What did he think, that Michael used the Maglev train from Port Charles to NYC?

    It’s funny how they are now giving Morgan characteristics that he never exhibited as a child. Maybe SORASing does stuff to your brain?

    And Sonny’s genes are tainted, all his bio children are dunces!

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    TV Gord

    When Sam said to Rafe, “I’ve seen my share of black eyes”, did anyone else think she said, “I’ve seen my share of black guys”? ;-)

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    Well Sam did have Shawn back in the day when he went by another name.

    I love Nik but I was upset he locked Tracy in that hotel room although I did wonder why Tracy just didn’t open her purse, grab her cell phone and call the police. Or she could have used the phone in the room to call the front desk. I don’t recall them grabbing her phone. Nik could have just called the Chew and canceled their appearance.

    Soon AJ will have to start wearing helmets if he has another panic attack. But I soooo agree, where is the romance with Liz and AJ. AJ has not done ONE romantic thing. Can we see him take her to an elaborate dinner, take her shopping, surprising her with a romantic stroll, something! He keeps saying he wants Liz but Liz just look like a cool friend of his.

    Morgan use to be so smart when he was a kid. FF the teens. WOW was that Anna and Duke!! They still in Port Charles? I thought they were in the Quatermaine attic.

    Liz..when there is free food and you have kids at home, you don’t grab 2 cookies, you grab the whole tray and put it in your purse!

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    I never remember Morgan as being reckless. He was Jaxs boy always level headed. I hope they aren’t going to change him up. It was sort of funny to hear him calling Mikey out for being unable to lie. I am curious to see them together. I also really want to see Morgan calling his parents out on their BS. He is totally validated to feel cast off and left alone..

    Carlys little rant about if Emma ran off verses Morgan being missing how far away had me laughing. Thank goodness Sam corrected her and really when has Carly needed the police. I loved Sam trying to help first Rafe and now Carly knowing she needs Sam’s help. always like the vibe with Carly and Sam.

    Team Niz here!! I can’t tell if AJ keeps thinking about Carly because of guilt or he is hot for her.. The chemistry between Carly and AJ is crazy off the charts. You can tell they really enjoy working together.

    I can’t say much about TJ/Rafe/Molly. I like all the characters but I feel someone is going under a bus..

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    I missed GH this entire week due to work and trying to keep up with Y&R. Not sure which was a better decision, watching Y&R and missing GH or vice versa.

    I am bummed that I missed Maura West entering the fray on GH. She is one of the dynamos of daytime! Can’t wait to see her go up against Carly.

    But that being said… and apologies that I am only get this characterization from the synopsis’ on here, but if they bring Maura West onto the show as already being hated (for either her Mrs Robinson portrayal with Morgan or even hiding him out) it will become extremely hard for the show to turn her into likeable. Y&R brought Maura on as Diane and instantly she was hated by everyone and the character could never gain traction and found herself lying in a stream face down.

    Sure, Ava (I think her name) can become a great character on the show but people (characters) have to eventually dislike her but like her in the beginning so that by the time we despise her we didn’t realize it had happened and we LOVE to hate her and NOT HATE HER OUTRIGHT!

    OLTL did that with Stacey when she was brought on as Gigi’s sister and INSTANTLY brought on to HATE and not get to hate. And what happened to Stacey? She died pregnant face down in a frozen stream.

    GH has Britt, who was instantly hated and fans JUST DON’T like her or her story. Instead of bringing her on, having her develop a relationship with Patrick and then slowly we discover she is evil. Now, she’s just a caricature and I am sure she will be found dead in the harbor of Port Charles face down and a murder mystery will begin.

    SORRY… I guess my rant is more that I don’t like that she is connected to NOT ONLY Morgan’s story but by coincidence she is connected to the Q relish story! CARTOONY is so ridiculous in their “life’s lil coincidences” that it just never rings true to me because even though the world is small and we are all sort of connected by 6 degrees, those degrees are minimal by the time we catch the connection. THIS DEGREE is one on CARTOONY soaps.

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    [quote: Lucy]How is Ava connected to the relish story?[/quote]

    Her daughter is Lauren Frank, whom both Tracy and AJ want on their side.

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    pjc, you’re absolutely right that it’s very hard to rescue a character that makes every other character on the show wrinkle their noses like they smell something bad when they see her or him. Between Braeden’s diva crap and how badly her Diane J. was introduced, West didn’t have a chance on Y&R. I don’t want that to happen to her again–there’s only so many more soaps she can try to break into, and she deserves a long-term role!

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    I had to laugh at Liz in the green room. It was so real to look at the cookies, eat a piece of fruit, then basically saying screw it, I want a cookie. One for now and one for later?, I agree with the poster who said when you have kids at home, take the whole tray. I,m pretty sure between working at the hospital, propping Sabrina and Patrick and taking care of two small children she isn’t baking many cookies and brownies anymore.

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    Lucy D.

    Thanks Perkie. While that’s true, but it’a a pretty tangential “connection” since almost everything on a soap opera is related to another.

    I think Jane Elliot is amazing, but she has been bellowing too much. And she dislikes everyone but Luke–so I am not rooting for her in the ELQ battle.

    Also IF RH comes back as the REAL Franco then he has a vote as well.

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    [quote; Lucy]And she dislikes everyone but Luke–so I am not rooting for her in the ELQ battle[/quote]

    Personally, I’m rooting for Tracy in the battle since she’s run ELQ for years whereas AJ walked in after years of playing dead and demanded it from her, without earning a minute of it.

    [quote]Also IF RH comes back as the REAL Franco then he has a vote as well.

    Please tell me this rumour is false. Franco was a terrible character and should remain dead.

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    Lucy D.

    I couldn’t agree with you more Perkie. I was hoping never to hear about or from Franco again. But I guess we’ll find out Monday.

    Don’t remember Ava Jerome mentioned he was dead when she was talking about him.

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    Perkie, since when does the actor’s age matter on soaps? Sonny, Olivia and Connie went to high school together yet Maurice Benard is 50, Lisa LoCicero is 43 and Kelly Sullivan is 35. I’m not sure what age they are all supposed to be playing. I guess since Dante is mid 20s they are supposed to be 40-ish as Olivia got pregnant when she was 15. So Maurice is playing a good 10 years younger than he really is.

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    I don’t think I mean actual physical age but more look wise.

    To me, Franco (James Franco’s version) comes across young, even childish. Crazy wacky psycho, but young, imature. To me, he’d be in the same category as AJ, Nik and Jason, in terms of looking that age, even though I’m sure SK, TC and SBu are older.

    As for RoHo, I’ve only seen him as Todd on GH since I never watched OLTL, so to me, he comes across older, father-like, in the same category as Sonny, Carly, Jax, even though MB, LW and IR are different ages.

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    If RH is playing Franco, then maybe he’s the real Franco, and James Franco was an imposter? Or the real Franco’s brother? RH’s already played the murderous/rapist part. Why saddle him with that again?

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    If RC/FV are the ones that nixed James Franco’s continuation on the show then why continue with this Franco crap? Why turn Franco into Jason’s twin which was really silly if you don’t want the actor that created the role on the show?

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    [quote=logan_echolls]Well Sam did have Shawn back in the day when he went by another name.

    I love Nik but I was upset he locked Tracy in that hotel room although I did wonder why Tracy just didn’t open her purse, grab her cell phone and call the police. Or she could have used the phone in the room to call the front desk. I don’t recall them grabbing her phone. Nik could have just called the Chew and canceled their appearance.

    Soon AJ will have to start wearing helmets if he has another panic attack. But I soooo agree, where is the romance with Liz and AJ. AJ has not done ONE romantic thing. Can we see him take her to an elaborate dinner, take her shopping, surprising her with a romantic stroll, something! He keeps saying he wants Liz but Liz just look like a cool friend of his.

    Morgan use to be so smart when he was a kid. FF the teens. WOW was that Anna and Duke!! They still in Port Charles? I thought they were in the Quatermaine attic.

    Liz..when there is free food and you have kids at home, you don’t grab 2 cookies, you grab the whole tray and put it in your purse![/quote]
    LOL. I would have filled my purse to the brim with the food on the table and then looked around for plastic bags! :bigsmile:

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    [quote=Perkie]Plus, isn’t RoHo too old to play Franco? Franco would be late 30s/early 40s-ish?? RoHo is mid 40-ish??[/quote]

    Roger Howarth is nine years older than James Franco. While I disliked the character of Franco and the whole JFP era of GH, I think that Carlivati is good at reworking old “bad” stories the fans disliked and making them turn out well. Maybe Heather was lying about Franco and RH is now the real Robert Franco. Or maybe he and Ava are running a con to make people think he is Franco, like David Vickers did on OLTL.

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    Although I agree that nu Morgan looks a lot like a dark haired FORD brother, I don’t buy into the scenario of a FORD CONSPIRACY! For one thing, that would mean that CARTOONY are a lot smarter in real life than they are in writing/producing this soap.

    BUT my only problem with the story with Morgan is that we already went through this story with another bratty Corinthos spawn and just got rid of her! Kristina came back to town PISSED like the entitiled brat she is that her parents went through hoops and paid extra to get her into a good college… since the idiot could barely make it into community college without their help. NO ONE… not one fan.. liked her or the story. It was hard to find one person praising the story that followed with her.

    That story involved the spawn of another character, Connie/Kate. The coincidence there was annoying ESPECIALLY since that spawn didn’t really know his true connection to Sonny while doing the ‘reality’ show.

    Thankfully, one is dead and the other is grounded forever in her bedroom. (Did they say where she went?!)

    ANd now we have Morgan. He doesn’t want his parents fixing his problems (hmmm, sound familliar?)

    He left the canvas a smart kid… smarter than Michael, that’s for sure, as did Kristina… only to return having had a SMART DEFICIENCY issue. OMG!!! SO did Kristina (but to his defense, Kristina’s deficiency seemed way more advanced).

    NOW, here is where the two Corinthos spawns stories TRULY become IDENTICAL to me… at the same time that Kristina was fawning over Trey, Sonny was looking for Joe Jr… Who happened to be Trey’s daddy. Since we all know the story, Trey is Connie and Joe’s kid through rape and a dresser drawer. All that Blah blah blah.

    With Morgan, at the same time that Morgan comes back to the canvas BOTH LUKE AND SPINELLI are looking for the Q-spawn of Franco (still scratching my head over why they are doing this) and come upon Ava (the great GREAT MAURA WEST)’s door. Just so happens Morgan is staying there. They are looking for Lauren, the spawn.

    and Just like Kristina, Morgan doesn’t want mommy or daddy’s help and it seems that he may have parent issues… just like Kristina. PLEASE… no more fighting spawns with their parents! Its not drama! Not every kid in SOAPDOM has to hate their parents to create story so I just hope this is not the direction.

    Can someone please explain to me the need of CARTOONY (whomever came up with this nickname on this blog for the CARLIVATI and VALENTINI combo, thank you because it’s so easy to reference now) to replicate the scenario’s of stories JUST to have story?! It was always my reason when watching OLTL over the years that I would stop, go away, and then come back because of the silly similarities with stories or the convoluted coincidences within them.

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    With such a great cast of veteran actors in Laura Wright, Maurice Bernard and now Maura West to bring in the young newbie into the fold, couldn’t they come up with a more current and topical storyline that could show a new range for all three veterans instead of what we all know will happen.

    For me, it would have been great to have had Morgan as Lauren’s girlfriend and that she just died or something and Morgan comes back depressed and Carly struggles to make him feel better and get happy. It could involve Sonny with his own mental issue to show a more caring side.

    Then with Ava (Maura West) her devastation could turn into survival and the discovery that she owns 6% of, well, isn’t ELQ broke because they are hoping to have a relish save the biz? Anyway, have her come on as a bitch. (I love Maura as a bitch). But one we sympathize with.

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    [quote=logan_echolls]Liz..when there is free food and you have kids at home, you don’t grab 2 cookies, you grab the whole tray and put it in your purse![/quote]

    I loved that bit! Rang so true to me :)

    (I also love that I don’t have to add numbers in order to post a message anymore. *Tilting head a la Barbie* Math is hard!)

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    What I have never understood is why we need to find some chick named Lauren Frank when Maya Ward is never mentioned. I don’t understand why they need to invent a character at the expense of a legacy character.

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    True, Morgan was always the sensible one, but let’s not forget that he likely has a lot of resentment at his parents for sending him away. In that time, he could have become really reckless and nonchalant, not to mention bitter. If Ron and Frank don’t make him a cake boy, I am guessing he will be paired with Lauren Frank…but it would be more scandalous if he gets with Ava Jerome!

    In a weird way, Morgan reminds me of Jason (Steve Burton)physically. Look at his face in the main header pic.

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    Viva Futbol


    Maya has been mentioned, and she had sided with Tracy.

    Team Tracy (50%)
    Ned 12%
    Dillon 12%
    Maya 6%
    Brook Lynn 6%
    Alice 5%
    Lucy Coe Less than 1% (recieved from divorce settlment from Alan)
    Half of Danny & Jason Morgan shares 9%

    Team AJ (50%)
    AJ 12%
    Skye 12%
    Micheal 6%
    Lila Rae 6% vote by proxy through her mother, Skye
    Monica 5%
    Half of Danny & Jason’s shares 9%

    All of Edward’s grandchildren received 12% of ELQ stock; the great grandchildren received 6% of stock. Sam didn’t wanted to be involved in ELQ fight, so she divided Jason and Danny’s 18% of ELQ stock between AJ and Tracy. Edward’s Will left Tracy the last jar of Pickle-A-Lila and no ELQ stock. Jimmy Lee Holt, one of Edward’s illegimate sons, was disinherited.

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    @PJC — wow, for not watching much of GH last week you hit the nail on the head! :bigsmile: My GH friend, her first soap comment today was, didn’t we JUST GO THRU THIS w/another bratty, entitled Corinthos spawn that everyone hated from the get-go? (Kristina 2.0) Add to that the Ford factor and they gotta recast — and REWRITE — this kid pronto. I say de-age him…i’m sorta depressed b/c once Starr — i mean Lauren — enters the scene, there will just be WAY too many youngins to FF thru.

    OTOH, i am still working my way thru the GH marathon, i’m currently up to July-ish 1980, and there isn’t ONE tween in these stories. Maybe that’s way i haven’t FF’d thru one scene yet!

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    Team TRACY all the way. AJ didnt ask for an opportunity to prove himself at elq he wanted to come back from the dead and run the company and he cried to mommy to make it happen. I like AJ dont get me wrong (especially SKs AJ) but if he had been humble and asked for a chance and she shut him out, then I might see things differently. I also disagree with locking someone in a room against their will even if I like niz way more than quiz. Um yea, that technically is kidnapping and if I were tracy i would sue for whatever the profits might have been.

    As for RoHO. If he comes on as a q or a cassidine great. If he comes on as the real robert frank okay not my first choice but ok. If he is playing franco with a different face Im going to freak. Yes this show is full of antiheros and yes jason and sonny kill people but they never drugged an unwilling woman and raped her and the never set out to kill innocent people for sport. If hes franco with a new face, i honestly cant imagine the amount of retcon they would have to do to even begin to make me like him even with roho playing the role. Plus franco was cray cray – as in psycho – not cray cray as crafty and evil. the franco we saw could never say be involved in trying to steal elq for years, he would just wait for aj or tracy in a dark ally and kill them week one. If this is the role, i have to wonder if they only have roger for a limited engagement instead of a multi year contract.

    Yes in some ways morgan and Kristinas story was the same but as sweet as LM seemed to be the one thing that differentiates the story is that she couldnt act and I think he seems to have potential.

    I love tj and yes he is getting tossed under the bus to make the triangle but there is never a justification for punching some guy for something he did days ago and molly already said she addressed. sorry but if my guy hit him after I said i took care of it, I wouldnt have gone to prom either. Not only was what he did unnecessarily violent it was disrespectful to her in that he didnt trust her to have set the appropriate boundary. Now if rafe said something snarky and then grabbed molly in front of him, i could maybe see some fists but days later – no go.

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    I learned that it’s quicker and less time consuming to read the synopsis some weeks and if I am excited midway through reading a day I pop onto ONDEMAND on my cable and watch that episode.

    Last week I was not impressed enough to do so.

    As for Aldersen coming back… GAWD, I wish they would give her a rest for good! Sorry, the girl was an adorable actress as a kid but once she gave birth on OLTL, she became a mom and lost all the delicious deviousness of her mother Blair (who is now nice too) and her diabolical father(s) Todd and Victor.

    And with that her acting talent. She is a nice woman, but she doesn’t have the chops to drive a story. For me, she is the Katherine Heigl of daytime. A star who gets loads of story but gives us loads of stinky POO.

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    I gotta learn how to do that ONDEMAND thing on my cable, i honestly have no clue and know it’s a real lifesaver for some ppl! The Katherine Heigl of daytime, ROFT! Yeah, there are a million head scratchers out there in terms of those who get great roles yet are undeserving…

    @EET — RoHo being Robert Frank WOULD make him a Q, someone please correct me if i’m wrong?

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