General Hospital: Perkie's Observations

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Roger’s character hears Sam walking through the door, and hides in the kitchen.  Once she goes upstairs, he tries to leave, but Spinelli knocks on the door. Roger's character ducks in a closet, while Spin and Sam chat.


AJ tells Tracy there is no reason for her to tell Liz about Carly.  Tracy admits she wouldn’t tell, but someone else might.  When AJ presses, she suggests Carly might feel the need to unburden herself. AJ doesn’t believe Carly would feel that way.  Ava arrives for a meeting with Tracy, and slides up to AJ. So, Tracy quickly informs Ava she has the money, and advises her to leave AJ out of it.  
 
Nikolas has something to tell Liz about AJ, but she doesn’t want to hear it.  She tells him things came easy for him, but she admires AJ’s drive to start over.  Nik feels she deserves the truth. 
 
Dante’s thrilled Lulu has agreed to talk with Kevin.  Kevin reassures Lulu it’s safe to talk to him, and asks her about the memory flashes she’s been having.  Lulu tells him she remembers being dragged onto The Haunted Star. 
 
Carly visits Sonny and the two speak about Morgan. She explains about Kiki being in town, and expresses her dislike for the girl.  Sonny doesn’t seem worried about any of her concerns. 
 
Kiki catches Michael looking through her purse.  Michael tells her he’s trying to watch Morgan’s back, and feels that Kiki is hiding something. He doesn’t trust her. Morgan accuses Michael of being jealous, and Michael storms off.  
 
Kiki thinks Morgan’s family hates her, and feels she should leave.  Morgan assures her everyone will get over it, and Michael simply feels the need to take care of him.  He promises everyone will like her, and the two have sex on the couch.  
 
Ava wants her money, but Tracy demands Lauren’s signature first.  She promises Ava will get her money, as soon as she gets the signed shares.  Ava heads over to Michael’s apartment, and finds a shocked Kiki in the afterglow.  
 
Dante runs into Olivia while waiting for Lulu.  He hopes Kevin will be able to help her, and feels Lulu is blocking something really bad.  
 
Kevin asks about Lulu’s memories.  She confesses during Laura’s wedding, she heard a voice and saw herself marrying someone on the boat.  Lulu thinks it was Stavros.  Kevin assures her it wasn’t legal, but then asks if something else happened.  Lulu claims she can’t remember anything else and leaves.  Lulu tells Dante nothing happened, and runs off to get ready for the party.  
 
Spin wants Sam’s help in his attempt to locate Lauren Frank, but she’s not interested. Sam spots the DVD player open, so Roger frantically sends his message.  Spinelli, Sam, Liz, Michael, AJ, Carly and Sonny all receive a text with a photo of Jason and the message reading, “Haunted Star, 8pm.  I’ll be there, will you?”
Michael and AJ wonder who sent them the text, and decide they’ll be at the party.
 
Carly breaks down and cries after receiving the message. She misses Jason, and thinks of him all the time.  Sonny worries it may be a trap, but Carly is determined to go to the party.
 
Liz is shocked by the message, and explains to Nik how Jason died.  He points out a body was not found. Liz will be at the party.
 
Sam is floored by the text, and wonders if it’s from Jason.  Spin reminds her Jason is dead, and Sam acknowledges she knows it.  Sam declares she’ll be there, and Spinelli follows suit.


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Wow, what a bad photo.

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For anyone interested in the ratings... Looks like GH is on a downward spiral (see below) with the intro of all these new characters...Ava, Kiki, Morgan, Silas, Nulu "The Man" and characters we still don't care about...Britt, Sabrina, Felix while marginalzing the vets

http://www.welovesoaps.net/2013/05/daytime-ratings-good-week-for-b-bad-f...

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Thanks, NYSAM, for showing us this link. I have been saying that it doesn't matter if the ratings are UP big time one week if they can't keep them up the next week and the week after and continue to increase viewership. I've seen this ratings UP and DOWN since Cartini came on board and have to say that's its all based on the stunts they pull off and then don't really deliver anything else to keep those new viewers.

WIth this OLTL redux with the characters, we have to hope that what they have planned works. As it is, the vast majority of people JUST ON THIS ONE POST, do not like the possibility of ANY of Roger's possible characters, aren't enjoying KIKI, and can't understand the need for Silas.

Good luck'

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GH did say in a statement that none of the "Llanview Three" were playing recasts. So I don't think RH is Jason, Jerry Jacks (too young anyway) or Franco... at least not the Franco we knew. I'm sticking with the theory that Heather switched Susan's babies and RH's new character is either the real Jason or the real twin that Heather claimed was Franco.

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P.S. The idea that Franco is not a Quartermaine and therefor neither is Lauren is great.. keeps the drama going.

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Thanks for sharing that Nysam!

The ratings may be up and down, but at least GH isn't in the 1.8 and 1.9 range that it was before Cartini took over, I don't like the introduction of the new OLTL actors (I wish they could just remain as their OLTL characters), and how the vets are on like once or twice every other week, but I'm happy that we get to watch GH on ABC, and not on hulu or iTunes

It didn't even feel like GH had a may sweeps, it was just blah, I have a hate/love relationship with Cartini, sometimes I like the stories and sometimes I don't, right now I have to force myself to watch GH, but I'm hoping it'll get to that point where it gets good again.

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Gagging about the atrocous spelng comnet!!! LOL

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anyone else notice that when the OLTL characters left the story lines seemed to pick up,now with the return of the 3(in new characters) the story lines seem to have slowed down somewhat, i agree with all that has been said about KI KI (is KA trying to make the most annoying character ever?) as for RH he is a great actor,i will be fair and give him,along with the other 2 "new" characters some time and not rush to judgement

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It's not that the stories slowed down its that CARTOONY brought on 3 BRAND NEW CHARACTERS on the same day AT THE EXACT same time and basically started THREE BRAND NEW STORIES at once.

Where is the belief on soaps any more that you must allow the fans to like the characters, get to know them before you create a show around them? This has been BIBLE to the basic premise of soaps and almost all of us have railed time and again over being forced to accept a character without blending them in naturally.

Sure, with the exception of Rogers character who may have been established before, Kiki and Silas (especially his story since it was on PORT CHARLES... Yes his back story), Kiki and Silas are brand new characters and should have been slowly added to the cast.

Sorry I don't believe one actor or two make a soap. It's an ensemble piece but right now cartoony seems to be paying attention to these three actors more than, I'm, lets say ANNA MONICA ALEXIS SONNY LUKE N LAURA, etc.

Balance

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Thank God this isn't the age of Soaps heyday when secrets would be secrets for years not days...A little patience please these are the people who brought this show back from the brink, brought back our beloved veterans and have leveled the mob-hospital playing field

I really hate this instant gratification society that social media had brought out. Nowadays people can't go a week without a full disclosure of every freaking storyline or character.

Now on to the show -

I do not need to see Morgan and Kiki nor do I need to see his chest it was bad when I had to look at Mikey but with Morgan I feel like it child porn

I don't know who I want Roger to be but with that invite list it makes me think Jason, but the whole Heather thing throws me off -

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I agree with mfarris70.

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or the real twin that Heather claimed was Franco.

This is probably the one that I would accept most easily but it still gives me questions. When did he learn he was a Q twin? His conversation with Heather indicated that they've known each other awhile, so if she told him he was a Q twin, why didn't he come out of the woodwork before now to stake his claim? Is he's not the real Franco and Franco wasn't the Q twin, why would he feel that he needs to make amends with Sam or anyone in town.

The tagline that "a madman wants to make amends" brings me back to him being a recast Franco, artist, sociopath, psychopath, serial killer. Bleh.

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I wouldn't necessarily say that general hospital was saved from te brink of cancelation. For one thing ABC brass would never have cancelled all three soaps at one and they opted to cancel the most expensive ones first. AMC and OLTL were filmed in NYC where production costs, especially for large castes shows are greater than in la or even Connecticut.

And it wasn't CARTOONY who saved GH or even brought back AMC n OLTL. It was us fans.

I think we are all justified in complaining and guessing who or what these characters are that were all dropped on our laps in one day and have been on every day since while other characters and stories that could be told are not being told or running second to Kiki Silas and roger whomever he is.

I think it's a good time for all of us ... The positive n negative posters... To start taking credit for all the shows on daytime still being on. Cartoony would both be unemployed if it wasnt for our cries of joy and frustration.

WAY TO GO, everyone.

I don't think it's Jason, or Franco... Or Jerry. Fingers crossed cartoony actually paid attention and wrote something that will make us all go "wow, they got me and I want expedting it!!!"

Did any one think that maybe it's lucky? Lol he did say to lulu "you don't recognize me" or something like that the other day.

Lol

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AMC had already moved out west when the show was cancelled. OLTL reportedly was always under budget. As for cancelling three soaps at the same time, the DC crew reported that Anne Sweeney wanted AMC, OLTL and GH gone, but Frons talked her into keeping GH because of brand recognition.

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At this point, I'll be OK as long as it's anyone but Franco. Because even if he didn't actually attack Sam, he WAS a serial killer, and is therefore irredeemable. I'm hoping he's Eva Jerome's husband, who kept Lauren from Franco which helped drive him crazy (ergo the making amends.) Would Heather know the Jerome crime family members?

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Viva Futbol wrote:
Nikolas
Are you attracted to AJ?
Liz
I admire AJ.
Wow! That's a gut punch. Nikolas is right. Liz feels sorry for AJ. I like Quiz as a couple but only if it's a mutual attraction. The writers are making a AJ look like a charity case.

That exchange between Nik and Liz completely removed any rooting interest in AJ and Liz. Carlavatihas really dropped the ball with this triangle by not spending enough time showing Liz and AJ growing to care about one another before introducing Nik into the mix and then the fact that, despite the writing being slanted toward Nik, mr. Cassidine is coming off as a condescending, entitled jackass with ver little respect for Liz as a grown woman capable of making her own decisions that should be respected.
I want it to just end, put Nik and Liz together so I can fast forward their scenes altogether and throw AJ into something with Carly and/or Ava.

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Daniel St. John wrote:
Viva Futbol wrote:
Nikolas
Are you attracted to AJ?
Liz
I admire AJ.
Wow! That's a gut punch. Nikolas is right. Liz feels sorry for AJ. I like Quiz as a couple but only if it's a mutual attraction. The writers are making a AJ look like a charity case.

That exchange between Nik and Liz completely removed any rooting interest in AJ and Liz. Carlavatihas really dropped the ball with this triangle by not spending enough time showing Liz and AJ growing to care about one another before introducing Nik into the mix and then the fact that, despite the writing being slanted toward Nik, mr. Cassidine is coming off as a condescending, entitled jackass with ver little respect for Liz as a grown woman capable of making her own decisions that should be respected.
I want it to just end, put Nik and Liz together so I can fast forward their scenes altogether and throw AJ into something with Carly and/or Ava.
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Remember when Liz was into Ewen and RC tossed Jason into the mix? Once again, Liz had a potential romance with AJ and instead of allowing the couple to grow feelings for each other, RC brought in Nik and Carly as angst. Why would I want to root for Quiz when the HW has not bothered to write them as couple because he's too focused on making AJ the bad guy versus Nik?

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If any joe to think that it was nothing more than budget... MONEY ... That the shows were canceled would have been listening to a lie.

Sorry, but its true. Talk shows are cheaper (except Katie) and game shows even cheaper. AMC n OLTL killed off to save ABC money.

GH was kept because they knew they could not cancel all 3 at once and not see ratings for daytime plummet to the ground. GH could have been canceled if WE, fans, didn't yell that it was wrong to cancel them.

PP saw that as evidence of a built in audience. The reason they reduced shows was money, too.

Cartoony has only helped in pr and bring up some ratings.

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It's a business, we all know that. Soaps have been losing viewers for years. GH got a reprieve likely because at first they didn't want to kill it so close to its 50th anniversary. Then the show that originally replaced OLTL tanked in the ratings. Then ABC wised up and fired the people who were killing GH, a writer and EP who were fixated on 3 characters and spent every day glorifying the mob and solving every problem with a shootout and a head of daytime who pumped up his favorites sacrificing storyline and fan favorites.

Guza, Phelps and finally Frons were fired. ABC hired the people they thought could save, or at least sustain GH until it hit 50. But despite those who continually demean them Cartini improved GH immensely. I might not like everything that shows up on my screen everyday, but it's better then the sludge I was being fed before Ron and Frank came onboard.

And yes while the fans were PARTLY responsible, Ron & Frank saved the show. They showed it could be better. Ratings are up. And ABC has faith in them. So we can call them names or diss their talents. In the end, without their contributions we'd be getting ready to say goodbye to Port Charles.

PP's obvious struggles to make a go of it online with AMC and OLTL only prove the point. Not enough people are tuning it.

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Well said Lucy D.

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Actually ratings aren't up. They have dropped over the past several weeks once the 50th promos ended.
They have improved but not to the point of rejoicing.

Plus it's funny that you mention that THREE CHARACTERS were fixated on 3 characters when most on here are saying that CARTOONY is fixated on 3 actors to the detriment of an entire cast.

The show isn't as balanced and as good as it could be. I'm glad the mob is gone but time will only tell whether GH moves forward for the better.

I don't think anyone on this post has DEMEANED the pair running the show now any more than Guza and phelps were before and still are.

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Apologies. Don't mean to make this an argument. I see your points and think they're very valid.

Unfortunately I seem to be on the other side of it.

Lol

;^}

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So sad that Bradford is leaving, I loved my little Spinelli. Now all of the members of "Port Chuck" no longer live in Port Chuck:( I actually hope RH is Franco and that James Franco was an imposter, RH could make Franco his own character and not have to bare the burden of the actions his imposter caused.
I for one miss the mob days, I felt the show was exciting then. However, without Jason and Johnny it just wouldn't work anymore.
All in all I'm gunna stick it out, I believe in this show and I won't give up on it.

*I'm hoping that on the DVD that RH is planning on showing to his guests at the Haunted Star, indicates that Jason Morgan is still alive, making it vague, but still giving hope to Jason's loved ones*

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I dont see aj as the bad guy in the triangle at all. I see aj as being a guy who has self esteem issues because of the hellish way he grew up and so he is reactive to things and internalizes things as reflective of him personally when things dont seemingly go his way. Is he weak? Sure. Is he a bad guy - i dont think so. He wasnt with liz truly when he slept with carly and from what we have seen they never had a convo where they discussed who the other one has been with and when they were last together. The only time I think he truly looked like a jerk was when he threw liz's affair with nik in her face but he apologized for that repeatedly. He SHOULD tell Liz about carly and if i were liz I would be pissed that he didnt reveal the truth, but i dont think that makes him a bad guy. In fact, I wasnt wild about liz portraying nik as basically blessed vs. aj. in some ways i think this character is getting most of the shafting in this. She said he is good looking - isnt aj? he said he is rich and therefore often entitled - um isnt aj too. She said things come easily to him - lets see, he had a deranged father, a controlling uncle, a murderous grandmother, an infamously evil grandfather, no mother for most of his life, a wife who died young and who's marriage was plagued by tragedy, and a child who was ripped away from him for most of the first year of his life. How the hell is that blessed or easy. I think were nik not the man he is he would be as crazy as stavros after all that. Now i guess its going to be played that hes the bad guy for wanting to tell liz that aj is keeping a secret. Personally i think he is the bad guy if he doesnt. Doesnt she have the right to know before she gets further in? Why would you want to root for Quiz? I dont think you are suppose to though im sure many are. I dont think they are the end game. I see liz pushing nik away because it brings up her bad actions with him in the past and she doesnt like thinking about who she was at the time not because she doesnt want to be with him. She will dump aj as soon as the truth comes out. I have to believe niz is the end game at least as much as any couple is an "end game" and though she will be mad at him in the short term eventually they reunite. I wouldnt be surprised to see lucky show up while nashville isnt filming and give his blessing.

As for the new characters - i think they should have staggered the returns. Not loving the idea of franco. if its franco why do i think that when they see the fan reaction they do a 180 and we find out that jason was brainwashed in to thinking he was franco with a new face or something dumb like that. i cant see the fans ever warming up to franco, rape or no rape.

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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN....................

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katehhoward wrote:
PJC can you please STFU... I am sorry for being rude ...

katehoward, who the hell do you think you are??? First of all, you are not at all sorry for being rude, because all I seem to read from you are hateful posts aimed directly at other posters who disagree with you. Yes, I am among them. Who made you the arbiter of who gets to express their views and who doesn't? YOU are so filled with hate, I'm sick of reading YOUR posts. I'm not so arrogant and yet insecure, however, to demand that you shut the fuck up. You have real problems, don't you? You must, or you wouldn't be distracting yourself from the real world to be bitching online to people you don't even know.

I am not sorry for being rude. You deserve this.

God fucking damn it!

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Thank you, TV GORD, for that. I was about to respond but you expressed exactly what I was thinking.

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We don't always (or even often) agree, pjc722 (and isn't that what message boards are all about), but I still love your icon.

In this case, those eyes say it all! Laughing out loud

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pjc722 Keep your chin up. No one should have to be spoken to like that no matter how much you disagree with someone.

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No worries, all. I have a tough skin. I appreciate all the supportive words though, TV GORD and Tealita!

Plus, there is always that FLAG AS OFFENSIVE button attached to that person's moronic and vile post.

That being said... WHO DOESN'T LOVE MAURA WEST?!!! I love love love her!! She brings a certain CONFIDENT BITCH to her roles with a little bit of sensitivity! She was amazing on ATWT as Carly. I liked her a great deal on Y&R as Diane but the character was not thought out more than to have sex with anyone they could think to pair her with on the show. (She even played a CORPSE amazingly!!!

And now, Ava, seems to be cut from the same fabric!

Let's just hope she crosses paths with Sonny but doesn't succumb to his "charming stutter" and doesn't become his newest "LOVE OF MY LIFE" partner!

(sssshhhhhhh... don't tell KateHhoward that I said something positive. She/he may actually think I am nice. LOL)