General Hospital: Perkie's Observations

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Scotty begs for Lesley’s forgiveness about the past. Lesley wonders if Laura feels more gratitude and nostalgia than love.  Laura assures her mother she does love Scotty, and feels he never gave up on her. She swears Scotty kept her safe. Lesley finally gives her blessing, but with a warning to Scotty to never hurt Laura.  

 
Dante continues to try to get Lulu to remember their relationship. By flashback, he reminds her of their first kiss.  Dante wants them to kiss to see if she’ll remember, but Lulu’s not falling for it. Dante leans in for the kiss, but Lulu pulls back.  Lulu gets a call from Laura asking her to come to the wedding.  Dante convinces Lulu to go. 
 
AJ calls Liz to apologize again for the tainted relish.  Tracy grabs the phone, and tells Liz that AJ is a cheat and a liar. However, before she can say any more, AJ stops her. Off the phone, Tracy warns AJ she’ll tell Liz about Carly, since he didn’t take full responsibility for the tainted relish.  AJ confessed to Mario Batali, but Tracy wants him to exonerate her relish and issue a press release.  AJ decides he’ll tell Liz about Carly before Tracy can.  
 
Luke’s drowning his sorrows in alcohol, but Mac decides he shouldn’t be drinking and reminds Luke of his intervention.  Luke claims Jake’s death was an accident, and he wasn’t impaired.  Mac refuses to continue to serve Luke, who angrily leaves.  
 
Nikolas and Spencer pay Liz a visit.  Nik wants the boys to get reacquainted. He tells Liz that Laura is getting married, and wants all of the family there.  AJ arrives, so Liz accepts Nik's invitation on the condition she can bring AJ with her.  AJ tells Liz he has something to tell her, but is interrupted by the boys.   
 
Roger Howarth’s character is on his way to Port Charles, and strikes up a conversation with someone about the relish fiasco.  Roger claims whoever was responsible likely wanted to screw with ELQ, so they could take over.  
 
Luke heads to the mansion to complain to Tracy about being kicked out The Floating Rib. Tracy notes Luke came back to Port Charles sober, but isn’t anymore. She's concerned about him, because she cares about him.  Luke and Tracy kiss. 
 
Felicia talks to Mac about their upcoming wedding, and all the plans she and Maxie are making.  Mac doesn’t want a wedding now, since they’re together anyway. Felicia gets upset, until she finds an engagement ring.  Mac gets on one knee and proposes.
 
Nik and Spencer arrive for the wedding.  Scott thanks him for corralling the family members together.  Liz, AJ and the boys arrive.  Laura’s worried Lulu won’t show up, but she and Dante walk through the door. 
 
Laura asks Lulu for a hug, and thanks Dante for bringing her.  Cameron runs over and hugs Lulu, who gets emotional about this being her family.  Dante promises to support her through this. 
 
Lesley introduces herself to Lulu, and tells her that she’ll get her memories back soon. Lesley is positive Lulu will remember how much she’s loved.  Lulu declares she wants to remember.  Lulu admits to an amused Dante she doesn’t like Scott.  Lesley questions Nik about Liz dating AJ.  He’s certain it won’t last.  
 
Scotty tells Laura they may not be able to get married today. 


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is Roger Howarth playing a recast Franco or possibly, the REAL Franco??

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is Milo wanting to get into Lulu's pants and doing everything he can to keep her away from her husband/family the same way that Ford took advantage of a memory-less Jessica on ONE LIFE TO LIVE?

whats gonna happen when Lulu bangs Milo? will it be considered rape or something since real-Lulu would never have given him a second look pre-amnesia??

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I'm warming to Emme Rylan as Lulu finally. I loved her on GL as Lizzie but this recast is taking some time to get use to. However they're doing a great job recreating the flashbacks...dialogue, wardrobe, everything is identical to the original just with NuLu now

I'm having a love hate relationship with GH right now. Overall it's pretty decent but needs more balance...BEYOND happy that the majority of the relish story is behind us (*fingers crossed*)

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Also, RH is looking a lot like his Paul Ryan days with that ridiculous blonde hair. I actually didn't mind him on ATWT but that hair needs to go!

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AJ walking into Liz's house without knocking reminded me of Brotha Man from Martin. I feel like E.F. Hutton after calling out Nikolas' stalker tendency about three weeks ago. AJ and Nikolas' rivalry just makes me laugh, and Liz being caught in the middle just makes it even better.

Liz and her kids were adorable when they were all dressed up for the wedding,
and AJ fixing Cameron's tie was just a great moment.

Lesley is still hating on Monica; AJ was born at least 40 years ago in the show's continuity. Rick Webber must have ball so hard in his prime. Monica is having visions of his ghost. Lesley can't stand AJ because Monica is his mother, and she hates Monica so much for sleeping with Rick.

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This episode more than made up for a very crappy week.

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Ok. I love all those kids. Aiden can't stop talking. I love when he was like Hi Nik. I love AJ fixing Cameron's tie. I like that Liz doesn't put her kids in clip on ties. Spencer is the best find. When he brought those flowers to Liz, that was so cute. Then when Scott asked him to tell him that story again, Spencer started telling him about some baseball thing. Then Cam running up to Lulu to hug her. Those kids were perfect today.

I also liked that Lesley is on Nik's side. She was disgusted that Liz was going out with Monica's son. Yeah the same son Monica accused of being Lesley's husbands. I can't wait to get a Monica/Lesley scene. Love that Liz played Nik at his own game. Even Nik admitted it. Luv Niz!!

Loved Lante today. Every Lante scene where Dante isn't being Dante and he's just being charming like he was when he first met Lulu are so cute. I love their chemistry but it's also making me hate Milo. I wish Milo wasn't in it.

Thank you Mac for bring up the fact that Luke is a baby killer. He was drinking when Jake died. And Mac looks stunning in that t-shirt with those guns sticking out.

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curacaoman wrote:
This episode more than made up for a very crappy week.

It sure did. It made up for a lot of things.

First of all, I adore Leslie, and all of her scenes were spot on. She was warm and loving to Laura and Nik, and it lovely to see Leslie to hold Lulu again. Also, the way she went all tiger-granny on Scotty cracked me up I don't think I'll ever see another dung beetle without picturing Scotty Baldwin! LOL!

Dante and Lulu were adorable. ER and DZ do have chemistry, IMO, and they seem to be fitting together in quiet, little ways. Dante is such a good hubby. I know some fans are still mourning the loss of JMB and her vital, crackling energy, and I understand that. Swan, I thought of you, and I hope that you're hanging in there.

In the words of someone on Twitter, "Mac was not about to take Luke's bullshit." I needed someone to finally address Luke's drinking. I thought Mac handled himself very well. He was blunt, but not mean. Now, if only Luke and Laura could broach the subject and discuss how damaged Lucky was by it.

Mac & Felicia's engagement scene made me cry.

General hospital really knows how to pick babies and little kids. Spencer just shines. It was cute to see all the little ones together.

With all the drinking Luke did today, it made me wonder if something bad might happen to him and that it could derail Laura & Scottie's wedding. I know that TG is packing it up for the summer, so I just guessed (I'm more or less spoiler free again) that they might tie the two stories together.

I don't know if I've ever seen Liz look more beautiful than she did today. That red lipstick was gorgeous on her.

Yep, it was a nice family-oriented camp-free day.

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This was a really sweet episode. I actually sat through the whole thing.

Mac and Felicia was the icing in today's episode. My one concern is that Frisco will be back in time for the wedding but I have a feeling he may come back in tow with Georgie. If RH is the real Franco, then maybe fake Franco never killed off some of the women. Maybe he fake killed Georgie and Frisco discovered Georgie.

I was frightened that RH would be portraying a grown version of Dillon...ish!!!

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What did Franco have to do with Georgie's death? She died long before he came on the scene. Diego Alcazar, the Text Message Killer, killed Georgie.

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This week was a litlle boring, between the new Lulu which make me not care about her story, since I hane no emotional bound to her yet. Between A J being the same old looser without any reddeming vulnerability that the previous AJ brought. Between Laura marrying Scott the sleazy, who cares? And between Morgan front and center, again no emotional tie to yet.

Wrong mix of stories.

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I enjoyed the show today. I was great to see Liz with her boys again. She looked beautiful yesterday. I find it funny that Nik who has been in her life forever, knocks on the door when he comes to her house, and AJ just walks right in LOL. All the kids were adorable yesterday, and it gave the show a family feeling. I still miss the original Cam, but the recast is cute, and little Aiden and Spencer could be scene stealers given half a chance.

Still not feeling this nuLulu, but on the other hand Dante is making me fall in love with him. I love the love he has for Lulu.

Loved Leslie yesterday...giving Scott a hard time, and then later horrified that Elizabeth was with "Monica's son". Her return has been pretty great so far. I love the faces Laura makes in response to what her mother says also.

RH's look is not growing on me. I still think he looks ridiculous. The hair color and the length...his poor ears are flapping in the breeze. Now we know why he always wore his hair over his ears.

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OH I almost forgot. I am glad that Mac addressed Luke's drinking. The show has really dropped the ball in this area. They had Luke run over and kill his son's son. I won't even call him his grandson, as Luke never paid any attention to these kids. Then they wrote TG a big story and Emmy reel about how his drinking was the cause of this. They staged an intervention, it caused a big fallout with Luke and Lucky...and the fact that Jake died became a side note to this story. Now....TG is drinking in scenes like he has never had a problem,...and they were going to let that go...except the show received flack about this. Luke was never even arrested for drunk driving, let alone vehicular manslaughter...To allow this character to drink is such a slap in the face to all the people out there in TV land that lost love ones to drunk drivers.

You can say...oh this is just a soap...blah blah blah... BUT the fact is soaps are always claiming that they like to address and deal with social issues that matter...Well in my book...this matters...

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He's basically playing the same character he plays on every show (Todd Manning) just with a different name. Throw in some "devilish humor" for fun....

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I am so sorry I was mixed up. Your are right Diego killed Georgie....Too early to be writing lol.

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Yesterday's episode was the best of the week. That is what bothers me about GH right now. The show is so unbalanced. There are days that are really good and heart-warming, and then you get the shows that seem so cheaply put together and cartoonish. Wish GH had a better balance,
Anyway, Liz's children and Spencer are just adorable. GH seems to find the best child actors out of any soap. Look at Emma and even a Baby, Danny, is adorable! I also thought Liz looked so gorgeous! She has the most beautiful skin I ever saw and that pale skin and red lipstick, with her hair pulled back in a ponytail-the woman never ages. I still say she should write a beauty book. I have pale skin like hers and reddish hair and would love to know all the beauty products she uses.
Loved the Mac and Felicia scenes, her tears seemed so real. Glad Mac gave it to Luke. What I would like to see is Luke going to AA Meetings. It would be so true to life and show he has more remorse about killing Jake instead of always denying his drinking.But I think Geary likes to Play Luke always on the dark side.
It seems like Roger H is Franco, by the way he's acting. Perhaps he's the real Franco Q. , not James Franco. They are really playing the mystery on his character.

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I loved how the writers paid tribute to the legendary Lesley-Monica rivalry by acknowledging Lesley's shock that Lucky's ex is dating Monica's son! BTW, I'm an A.J. supporter though I supported Lesley back in the day. Also, the engagement scene with Mac & Felicia was sweet, let's hope they get a decent wedding. Also, they need real jobs- why not have Felicia join Sam & Spinelli's firm- she is a licensed P.I.! As fpr Mac- make him head of GH security!!

Regarding this new guy RH is playing: what if Susan actually had TRIPLETS?????

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so will Monday's episode actually be the cliffhanger Friday epsidoe??

is the schedule still messed up because of all the pre-emptions of last month??

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What if RH's character is really one of Jimmy Lee Holt's grown up sons furious that Edward disowned that part of the family and has decided to sabotage ELQ? I have no interest in anything Franco related.

Luke is an ass. He drinks at Jake's and then rushes over to drink at Monica's home? Monica is Jake's grandmother!

Liz and her boys looked gorgeous. I miss the old Cam with his brown curls.

Loved, loved, loved seeing Leslie back on our screens. However, Leslie needs to tone it down about Scotty since Luke raped Laura on the floor like a dog while she was married to Scotty.

Nik got played! Yeah. Nik and his stalker tendencies when it comes to Liz a rape survivor who told him "No" to a relationship is all kinds of wrong. Nik needs to back off with the stalking and manipulation.

AJ/SK cleans up nicely in a suit and tie!

What is it with the Cassadine's brainwashing first Lucky and now Lulu not to remember the people that they love?

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I think GH is still two episodes out of whack.

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i thought RH was playing Alexander Quartermaine-Cassadine?

the son of Alexandria Q. and Tony C. ???

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Does anyone know who the guy was sitting next to Roger Howarth in the plane scenes? He was really familiar but I can't place him.

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That's Kelly Perine. He has been a character actor for more than two decades. Here's his bio -- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm555-5555/?ref_=tt_cl_t4.

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I was thrilled that the writers made a point to have Lesley realize AJ was Monica's son. I wish they would have gone a step further to have Lesley point out that she is the doctor who delivered AJ when he was born ... only minutes after Monica blurted out that Rick was actually the baby's father! That is such an amazing episode! Loved seeing it on the soapnet marathon.

There were so many things to like about Friday's episode. History is being acknowledged, the importance of family is obvious. The legacy families of this show were ripped apart by the former regime for over a decade. Finally a roomful of a multi-generational family -- great-grandma Lesley, grandma Laura, her children Nik and Lulu and ex-daughter-in-law Liz, grandkids Spencer, Cam, and Aiden.

I thought maybe there would be a surprise visit from Scotty's parents, Lee and Gail. Does anyone know if they're still living and/or acting?

I also cried watching Felicia and Mac. What a powerful scene with those two!

The scenes with Luke/Mac and Luke/Tracy were amazing.

I hear a lot of people say that the show hasn't been realistic with Luke's drinking. I don't know if that's necessarily the case. In real life people stop drinking all the time because bad, even terrible, things happen to them and their loved ones. But a lot of them start drinking again. And family members often don't want to rock the boat ... they don't want any fights or confrontations (like Tracy said, which was extremely realistic). Seriously, who wants to fight with someone like Luke Spencer about his drinking? From the scene, it's obvious Luke's return to drinking has bothered Tracy for some time, but she hasn't been able to confront him about it. I'm not sure that's how the show really meant to play it this past year as Luke has been guzzling down the Quartermaine booze, but that's how I chose to see it as watched the episode.

Luke looked so isolated sitting at the bar ... no wife, no family, no friends to speak of ... all he had was his booze. And then Mac took that away. So he went to Tracy ... who he is suddenly interested in when he can't get booze at the bar but he can get it at her house. Hopefully Tracy isn't taken in by his sudden affection for her. But Tracy could be taken in by that ... she wants to be loved so bad. I thought it was am amazing episode.

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liason4real wrote:
I think GH is still two episodes out of whack.

Actually I think it's one episode behind, Monday should be the Friday cliffhanger

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iowaninmn wrote:
I hear a lot of people say that the show hasn't been realistic with Luke's drinking. I don't know if that's necessarily the case. In real life people stop drinking all the time because bad, even terrible, things happen to them and their loved ones. But a lot of them start drinking again. And family members often don't want to rock the boat ... they don't want any fights or confrontations (like Tracy said, which was extremely realistic). Seriously, who wants to fight with someone like Luke Spencer about his drinking? From the scene, it's obvious Luke's return to drinking has bothered Tracy for some time, but she hasn't been able to confront him about it. I'm not sure that's how the show really meant to play it this past year as Luke has been guzzling down the Quartermaine booze, but that's how I chose to see it as watched the episode. Luke looked so isolated sitting at the bar ... no wife, no family, no friends to speak of ... all he had was his booze. And then Mac took that away. So he went to Tracy ... who he is suddenly interested in when he can't get booze at the bar but he can get it at her house. Hopefully Tracy isn't taken in by his sudden affection for her. But Tracy could be taken in by that ... she wants to be loved so bad. I thought it was am amazing episode.

iowaninmn--Your whole post was amazing, but these paragraphs were especially good. I really appreciate your insight and your tender understanding of Luke & Tracy.

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A superb episode all around. Emme Rylan is really making Lulu her own with help from the reconstructed flashbacks. Tony Geary conveys so much with a stare. And Jane Elliot-- we get so used to her screaming antics that when she's quiet and subdued it is surprising. She should be a movie star and threat to Glenn Close by now! The Tracy/Luke/Laura triangle is one of the best because there is no easy solution. I love the way AJ is being written-- he's trying to be good but these things keep happening and he looks like a jerk when he's trying not to be.

Totally off subject-- I'm still convinced that Ellie is short for Lauren...

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I hope Ellie is short for Lauren(and is the real Lauren Q) but Ellie knows Spinelli is looking for Lauren and she didn't flinch at all! If Ellie is the Lauren, why is her last name Trout and not Jerome though?

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iowaninmn- GREAT post! Made me understand why Tracy didn't confront Luke about his drinking earlier. No one can tell Luke what to do. It has to be his decision to stop drinking and Tracy realizes this. Sometimes if you hassle someone about their vice, they will do it even more. Everything you said was spot-on.

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Luke is an ass. Monica slapped the piss out of Luke at the hospital for killing her grandson, and the man has repeatedly drank booze from the Quartermaine living room. Let's all have Luke show up at Liz's home either drunk off his ass or help himself to an alcoholic beverage either in her presence or at her home and see if she smacks him for killing Jake. The intervention was really staged as another Emmy reel for AG and had nothing to do with turning Luke's life around. Angry