General Hospital: Perkie's Observations

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Dante and Lulu sit and talk to Olivia in the hospital.  Dante mentions the first 24 hours are critical.  Lulu reassures him that his mother is tough, and will get through this. Dante tells her Anna took Sonny into custody, because Franco was the target.  Lulu agrees Sonny had motive, but points out so did a lot of others.  
 


Sam catches Silas trying to get information on Danny’s condition, and warns him off.  Silas tells her what the diagnosis will be, and the treatment necessary.  Sam accuses him of not having empathy, and orders him to leave her alone.  Silas tells her to call him when she ends up needing the best care for Danny.  
 
Carly tries to get information on Olivia, but is stopped by Shawn. He warns her that she won’t play him again.  Shawn accuses her of manipulating him, and informs her Sonny knows the truth.  Shawn had to lie to Alexis, but knows she’ll figure everything out soon enough. However, none of that may matter if Sonny comes after them.  
 
Anna wants Sonny to tell her about the hit on Franco.  She knows he didn’t pull the trigger, but asks which of his men did.  Anna points out Jason would have been the trigger man, normally, but someone else had to step up in this case.  Sonny claims he didn’t do it, and won’t admit to anything. He begs Anna to be allowed to go check on Olivia.  Sonny wants his lawyer, and accuses Anna of violating his rights.  Anna lets him go, but not before warning him she will get the shooter no matter what.    
 
Franco runs into Alexis, and talks her ear off. He ends up telling her about Olivia's shooting incident. Alexis is surprised to hear Sonny was arrested.   Franco informs her Sonny was on the terrace, but one of his men must have done it.  Alexis flashes back to her earlier conversation with Shawn. 
 
Diane wants to talk to Alexis about the custody case.  Alexis tells her Sam won’t be in court, because they’re waiting for Danny’s test results.  Diane agrees to a continuance.   
 
Sabrina and Patrick wake up together in complete bliss. He gets a call about Danny’s results being in, and heads to the hospital.  
 
Sonny gets to the hospital in time to overhear Dante say Sonny will pay if he’s responsible for what happened.  Sonny swears on his children’s lives he didn’t have Olivia shot.  Sonny spots Carly and storms off.  Lulu tells Dante to focus on Olivia, and heads out to find a doctor.  
 
Alexis calls Anna to ask about Sonny, but Anna tells her that he was released.  Alexis asks about the shooter, but Anna refuses to give out anymore information.  
 
Anna asks Shawn in for questioning.  She asks him to account for his whereabouts when Olivia was shot.  Anna points out Shawn was hired to protect Carly from Franco, and he now works for Sonny.  Anna knows none of Sonny’s men could have taken that shot, except Shawn.   She brings up his dishonorable discharge after the friendly fire incident. She notes it’s a similar incident to what just happened. Anna wants Shawn to confess to his involvement.  Shawn has nothing to say, and Anna warns him not to leave town.  
 
Sonny tells Carly he told her to stay away, and she went behind his back anyway. Now, Olivia is fighting for her life.  Sonny warns her if Liv dies, so does Carly.  Lulu sees them talking heatedly, and runs back to Olivia’s room.  
 
Diane asks Silas for a continuance, because of Danny's condition. However, Silas refuses. He wants a ruling today. 
 
Patrick tells Sam and Alexis he has the results, but wants to wait for Dr. Singh.   Sam begs for an answer, and Patrick admits Danny has Leukemia. Now, they need to discuss treatment.  Sam lists all the things Silas already told her. 
 
Franco runs into Carly and Sonny, and says he’s there to see Olivia.  Sonny warns him to stay away.  Franco mentions they already tried to kill him, but his lips are sealed for now.  


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I absolutely adore Anna Devane. Love that she wouldn't' let Sonny have a stupid tantrum and that she knew immediately which one of Sonny's guys had done the hit.

I was really hoping that Lulu had overheard what Sonny said to Carly and reported back to Dante. I want them to know that Carly ordered the hit. Let her get some come uppence for once.

Why is Silas such a horrible human being?

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Of all the people who have a right to hold something over Carly's head, Franco shouldn't be one of them. Another reason I'm hating this storyline.

Sam, just deck Silas already.

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I was warming up to Silas a tiny bit after the funny bubble bath joke he told Sam. But my gawd this guy is like a cold-hearted borg or something ... his personality really sucks big time!

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I like Silas. He's blunt and to the point and totally unlike John McBain. I will give ME credit that he is not channelling John McBain the way that RoHo is coming off like Todd. We all know that at some point, Silas will have a deep dark secret that makes him seem cold and unfeeling which will be about the time that Sam falls in love with him.

Anna is the bomb.

Sonny and Carly deserve each other.

When are we going to get a break from Franco?

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I'm warming to Silas also coffeebean. Even though Sam and McBain were hot, I think/hope that watching Sam and Silas build a relationship (that isn't totally negative like it is now) will be a better story in the long-run.

The whole setup of this "hit" seemed kinda dumb, but I do like the drama that it is creating for Carly right now. She has always been one of my love-to-hate characters, so I enjoy watching her schemes blow up in her face. As long as I don't have to watch it 5 days week. However, it is totally unbelievable that Sonny would intentionally kill her.

I like Olivia and I'm not a huge fan of the Franco stuff, but that line about who wouldn't want to kill Olivia because of her cloying accent made me laugh.

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Sonny threatening Carly, the same dude who does have anger issues, but has always maintained that he would never harm a child or a woman, threatening the mother of his children, the same woman that he shot in the head while she was giving birth to one of said children over a plan that HE started that Carly just decided should happen on her time...yeaaaah not believable to me. Give me a break with that. Black Jason should've called to confirm.

Great to see Anna again, I feel like it's been a month since she's been on, I hope they don't dumb her down like they do the rest of the PCPD.

My favorite part of the episode: THE HAIR!!!! IT HAS BEEN FREED! I think Silas probably lost a child to this disease or a patient that he was very close to which would explain his straightforward approach with Sam. He's so aloof but it's a nice change from John McBain who was the sweet always has to rescue the damsel in distress type of character. I actually like the character lol...I know..shocking! Obviously there's backstory there that will hopefully explain why he's so blunt and aloof.

As for Patrick and Sabrina....ew. Her wearing the glasses again just made me think that it was a gender reversed version of Ms. Robinson...awkward. If Sabrina were more mature the ick factor wouldn't be so high.

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I like Silas, too. I figure that Carlivati is going out of his way to make him unlikable for a reason. I'll wait it out and see what happens.

It's a shame, though. They aren't going out of their way to make Frodd unlikable. He just is--for me, at least.

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I am warming to Silas now that I have gotten past my own issue of wanting him to be more McBain-like.
The guy is smug, aloof and a bit of a bastard but I'm interested to see the reasons why.

Alexis' sudden attack of scruples over Shawn working for Sonny is just ridiculous. Aside from the hypocrisy of her being Sonny and Jason's lawyer for years, what exactly did she think Shawn's duties were? The guy is an ex-Marine sniper and mercenary! A crime lord doesn't hire a guy with that skill set just have around as a driver.

I did enjoy both Shawn and Sonny tearing I to Carly. No one deserves it more and I always get a kick out of Carly being put in her place especially since it happens so seldomly.

I am going to need the writing for Franco to start reeling in the quirky, devil may care, weirdo vibe. If the point of recasting RH in this role and retconning the characters past misdeeds is to make Franco viable then the character is going to have to start behaving less like a campy short-term villain and more like a relatively normal long term soap villain/anti-hero.

And I am so glad they are not writing Anna like a bumbling idiot in her job as police commissioner. She is on the ball with all of her investigative leaps in this case. Poor Mac would have still been probably arrested Sabrina for Olivia's shooting with how incompetent Guza used to write him as the commissioner.

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I like Silas. He can be harsh but Sam should be grateful for his diagnosis and the info he gave her so she can get Danny treatment ASAP. She should not be concerned that he is not sugar coating things and worrying about her feelings. Patrick was hesitant to give her the bad news because he knew it would be stressful but Sam begged him to tell it to her straight. I hope she will realize,sooner than later,that Silas is doing what is best to help her son.
It would be a full circle moment if Kristina is the match for Danny since it was Lila's stem cells that saved Kristina.
I like Sabrina and Patrick separately but not sold on them as a couple yet.
Love Anna not putting up with Sonny's b.s. Loving the aftermath of the shooting except for Shawn. He looks so inept and him wanting to strangle Carly because she made him look like a fool? He needs to take responsibility of his own actions, and Carly hers.

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I too like Silas. Obviously his attitude is a set-up of what's to come. He can't arrive on the scene as a caring individual, there'd be no drama in that.

LOVE Anna (I may say that every day she's on screen).

Sonny's reaction to Carly is, in my view, absolutely within his reality. He's mad someone dared to go against his orders. I don't think he would carry through on his threat to Carly, but it's totally within him to say he will.

Alexis also threatened to kill Franco. I'm not keeping track but on a soap don't all these threats usually lead to a who dun it? I doubt that will happen in this case--since it's Roger, but it's an interesting tactic.

Yes Patrick and Sabrina are ick! But I don't pay much attention when they're on screen together, though I will enjoy Sabrina letting Britt know what happened. I'm hoping that will somehow spur Britt's mom to do something that will bring Robin back to us.

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I don't mind Silas but don't understand his motivation in insisting on the custody ruling.

BUT why on ABC soaps is ONE DOCTOR the only one who has a cure OR IS THE go to guy for all diseases. It was always David on AMC (again its him on Hulu) and Silas or Patrick on GH.

Who would think that if Silas is so great he'd be at the mayo clinic or ST JUDE'S HOSP for children or something. I wish they would add some context to these characters level of super doctor! We met silas with a mop in his hand in a disgusting hospital in NYC, for cryin out loud.

I'm not for the vampire story but lets hope that's what he is and his "u will need me to save Danny later" proclamation will be that he breaks his skin and lets Danny drink his blood to cure him with his vampire blood.

Otherwise... Someone deck this jerk for Sam! Sam take your child to st Jude's where they have a bed side manner.

And I really liked this episode. It was good fun drama. Make someone pay and it will be even better for me.

Lol Franco blackmailing Carly. Can't wait for his trial where she forgets all his bad deeds.

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Anna Devane is DA BOMB! I just love her. Total kick ass! What fantastic scenes with her and Sonny in this eppy. It is almost a sacrilege that these same Anna/Sonny, scenes were aired in the same episode as Puketrina sex scenes....which were just plain yucky. Praying for a miracle that FV and RC realize that Puketrina isn't working for a lot of the viewing audience....and move her a long to someone else. I don't actually mind the character of Sabrina...just not with Patrick.

I kind of like that Silas is such a jerk, because this character is at least A LOT different than John.... The differences help him to come off more believable as a new character...UNLIKE Tranco/Frodd, who is Todd in Franco clothing...RH is amusing..but his one liners are purely Toddesque.

Silas and Sam have some heavy dislike going right now...should be interesting to see how the writers turn this around. I am actually looking forward to this story line with poor baby Danny.

Hoping that Carly has to pay some kind of price for ordering a killing....because Anna WILL figure this out.

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I also loved Anna standing up to Sonny and Shaun. I love seeing a strong woman on soaps. I have to say Maurice has been doing some good acting the last few days. He hasn't had much story-line lately and he seems to really be getting into it now, with those dark ,killer looks. I don't think I've heard him mumble over his lines in the last few days.
ME's hair is finally back!!!! He looks SO much better. He's got great hair, love it long and with those blue eyes. I think he is playing Silas so cold, as to be completely opposite from John McBain. I predicted we would see a transformation with his hair and I still think little by little, Silas will lighten up and show more feeling, thanks to Sam. There is probably more to Silas Clay then meets the eye.

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So agree abt stronger woman on soaps!! Christ the shows are basically geared towards women and the small amount of men-gay or str8- who watch them!

I hope they see this through to a verdict at trial. Fans deserve seeing someone pay even if Shawn takes the bullet for carly and Sonnys revenge.

Loving Anna.

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This kind of "fallout" episode after the action always highlights a soaps strengths, both acting and writing. GH did not disappoint. Carly really showed the most despicable side of personality, lying and refusing to accept blame for her actions. So glad that Anna is a smart cop and quickly figures things out. This episode gave Maurice Bernard some great material for his Emmy reel.

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I loved Anna digging the knife in Shawn: "It's just like that time with the friendly fire isn't it" and "what did it feel like to see the bullet rip through Olivia's flesh and bones instead of Franco's"

Although I wanted to see a bit of fear/worry on Shawn's face. I wish direction would have had SB show something a bit more than cockyness because Shawn just botched a hit and law enforcement are onto him in a matter of hours. There should be fear there as well as anger towards Carly.

I'm still giggling over Sonny throwing stuff on the floor and Anna smoothly telling him to calm down as she non challantly picks up the chair from the floor. No yelling back like Mac or Taggert or even Lucky may have done.

I love when Alexis got all lawyery with Anna about Sonnys' rights and Anna was all, "I could hold him for 48 hours but only held him for 8. That's showing restraint". I could almost hear the mental "bitch please" running in Anna's head.

I think Laura Wright did a bang up job of looking scared. And I'm so looking forward to an Anna/Carly scene. Please show, give that to me!!

In other words, I loved Anna/Finola Hughes!!!

As for Silas, I get that some people think this is a lead up to the Sam/Silas super couple-occity, and that at least ME is playing different than JOhn, but there has to be a middle ground between John Mcbain and Silas Clay because right now, I see nothing redeemable or rootable with him. At least Franco's giving me some funny one liners. Too many, but still.

Silas is acting like Sam's keeping Danny from medical treatment in a trailer somewhere. She had an appointment with her pediatrician to chekc his rash but Silas spotted it first. She went straight to the hospital to have Danny checked the minute Silas scared her about it. She agreed to all the tests and spent the night at the hospital waiting for the tests. What the hell more does the man want?

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Perkie wrote:
Why is Silas such a horrible human being?

That's what's keeping me tuned in tomorrow! Glad to see commentors are moving past their initial reactions and seeing the possibilities of this new character.

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I hate McSilas' hair. It always looks dirty and it's not flattering. I am biased, however, because I have always hated long hair on men.

Sam should get over McSilas' cold demeanor and be grateful he recognized what was wrong with Danny. I get not liking him, but he's already proven that he was right to be concerned about Danny's health, so telling him to go to hell is a bit bitchy and definitely ungrateful.

Patrick and Sabrina = gross and boring

Anna was great, but she too made that all too common mistake of the PCPD because she jumped to the conclusion that Sonny ordered the hit. The PCPD always blames Sonny when he doesn't do something and always ignores or can't prove when he does do something.

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Anna was downright chilling and spot on with her portrayal through the questionings. Anna rocks.

I agree with Perkie re: Silas being unrootable. At least Franco, with RoHo at the wheel, is entertaining.

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I like Silas, too. I figure that Carlivati is going out of his way to make him unlikable for a reason. I'll wait it out and see what happens.
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His insistence on knowing what's happening with Danny and his heartless need to get Rafe from Sam tells me he probably lost a son in his backstory, probably to leukemia. That's what made him so cold and it will be Sam who gives him emotion.

Let's remember John McBain was not a real beacon of emotion to begin with.

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Just when I think I can't watch anymore, I'm hooked again. The show is getting so good again.

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GHteenybopper and Luke Kerr: That's one hell of an impressive smackdown! Well done!

LOL thanks...this is what happens when I watch basketball and my team loses and I'm all hyped up in the middle of the night

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Sam should get over McSilas' cold demeanor and be grateful he recognized what was wrong with Danny

That would be fine if he was her doctor, or the specialist brought in, but he's some random a**hole, who looks like the guy who tried to kill her and is trying to take her foster child away. Why would she beleive him much less be grateful to him? At best, all he did was speed up the diagnosis by a day or so since Sam was already on her way to having Danny checked out.

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he probably lost a son in his backstory, probably to leukemia.

But if he's too much of a douche then I won't care. First impressions are everything especially in tv land where attention spans are short.

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I love reading this board because so many of you have such great ideas and some stories wind up being what you said. I also think that is why Silas Clay is so cold. Somewhere in his past he lost a child or patient from the same thing that Danny has. That is why he's put such walls up, to block out any emotions. I somehow think Sam will break those walls down eventually.
Maurice and Laura W. have been spot-on in their acting these last few days. The anger in Sonny's eyes, and Carly looking at him with such fright. Great acting! I really am liking Roger H as Franco. Every time he's on, I just watch to see what he will say or do because he ad-libs alot. Some people say he chews up a scene, yes, but, he's different, and I like that. I can't wait to see today's show with him and Lauren.

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I am so darn happy that they finally let ME's hair down, that I almost didn't pay attention to the rest of the episode. Almost. I love me a man with long dark hair and pretty eyes. My last serious relationship was with a man who looked like a cross between Rob Zombie and Kid Rock, so heck, ME could let his hair go way longer and I'd be happier still. It's a very nice change when all the other men on the show have short, short hair for the most part. Diversity is a very nice thing!

Okay, Silas is still an ass. Yes, sure he told Sam what was wrong with Danny, but he was a caveman ass the entire way, and he didn't have to be. There had better be something coming soon that explains what a royal ass he's being, or his character is going to go in the same no-return-from spot in my view as Greasy Lisa was in from the moment she started messing with Robin. Personally I would love it if old Silas went on staff at GH and both Liz and Epipfhany (sorry about the spelling there folks) and maybe Patrick also got a chance to yell at him about how to treat patients and their loved ones better. My guess is the judge won't like him still pushing the custody thing while Sam's son is in the hospital, so he makes a concession that Silas has to move to PC and start work at the hospital here to get to know Rafe gradually. It's just my guess though.

Sonny threatening Carly was off to me. I liked that it happened, but Sonny threatens to kill so many people that it was kind of a eh moment for me. Why do they seem to be playing it that Olivia is the long lost love of Sonny's life and not Kate like they've been telling us for years? Personally I think Brenda is the only true love of Sonny's life, but it looks like they're going to be switching up the Bensonhurst broads right now.