General Hospital: Perkie's Observations

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Molly wonders if her mother knows who shot Olivia. The young teen knows Sonny deals with his enemies in a certain way. Rafe shows up, only to be told there is no prom. Alexis gets a call from the judge, who informs her Silas was granted custody of Rafe. Molly and Rafe are shocked to hear Rafe will leave tomorrow.  Molly wants to appeal the case, but Alexis says they have to abide by the judge’s decision.  
 


TJ tells Shawn the prom was cancelled, because of the shooting at the Metro Court.  Shawn tells him about Danny being sick, and TJ decides he should check in on Molly.  Taylor arrives, dressed for the prom. She's upset to hear there isn’t going to be one, but manages to convince TJ to take her out somewhere special.  TJ asks Shawn to check up on Molly.    
 
Tracy finds Luke helping himself to some Metro Court alcohol, and asks about his test results.  Luke didn’t find out, and Tracy wonders if he has a death wish.  Luke badmouths the medical industry.  He stops Tracy from calling his doctor, and she accuses him of being a coward.  After she’s gone, Luke places a call to the doctor.  
 
Kiki calls Morgan from the mansion, and tells him that she’s moving in.  She tells him to pack up his stuff to move in, as well. Kiki will send someone to pick him up.  
 
Michael and AJ discuss Franco and his shares, which control more than Lauren’s.  AJ wants Michael to get close to Lauren to try to convince her to side with them.  Michael promises to head over to the mansion and talk to her.  
 
Alice tries to prevent Franco from entering the Quartermaine mansion, but he claims it’s his family home now. He ends up pushing his way in. Franco is thrilled to see Kiki.  Kiki asks Alice to pick up Morgan.  Kiki wants nothing to do with Franco, but he wants a connection with her.  Franco explains his anger towards Jason, but assures her the evil in him died when Jason did.

Morgan uses Michael’s credit card for some online gambling.  When Michael gets home, Morgan tells him he’s moving in with Kiki’s family.  Michael tells him that he needs to make friends with Lauren in order to help AJ.  
 
Alice picks up Morgan, who recognizes her as a wrestler, but not as the Quartermaine maid.  When Morgan gets to the mansion, he realizes where he is.  
 
AJ interrupts Franco and Kiki, and she runs off. Franco is not pleased with AJ. Tracy arrives, and tells Franco to side with her to get back at AJ.  
 
An upset Kiki returns to the apartment.  She tells Michael she can’t live at the mansion, because of her father.  The two hug. 
 
Shawn checks in on Molly.  Alexis accuses him of being the person who tried to kill Franco.


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See, here's the problem. Yesterday's episode was excellent. Soapy, dramatic, all actors firing on all cylinders, people behaving like normal people do.

Then you have today's episode. People behaving stupidly and conversations that make no sense. AJ tells Michael that Lauren goes by a different name, but doesn't take the extra 4 seconds to spit out Kiki. Morgan doesn't recognize Alice. Alice doesn't recognize Michael's address or Morgan. Neither Michael or Morgan realize that they're talking about the same person and the same situation.

Then you have both TJ and Molly who are dressed for a prom that they aren't going to.

Ugh, I can't sometimes.

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Hmmm... So far my predictable predictions are 2 for 2. First I called it that Franco would get something to hold over Carly's head. Now Franco lives at the Q mansion.

It's like day times version of DUMB N DUMBER.

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Today's show was horrible, and a complete BORE. I can't believe what a downward spiral this show has taken since the anniversary show....AND it got worse when the OLTLers returned....I guess we could blame it on the fact that maybe RC didn't have enough time to write them back on GH as completely new characters...Maybe if he had more time, and staggered their returns, it would have worked better for all involved...Story lines could have been fleshed out, and pacing would be better...Heck maybe if he staggered their returns and didn't have them all show up at once, they would have meshed better on the canvas...We will never know now...too late. So instead vets and other story lines have fallen to the side...and we get these newbies on everyday to advance their story.... Are we ever going to get a break from Tranco/Frodd?.

Even the Tracy/Luke scenes were subdued and lackluster today. I usually enjoy these two together...sigh

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Even though I believe Sonny was written out of character with him threatening Carly, it would've been nice to see some follow up with the Sonny/Carly scene at the hospital yesterday. No followup with Sam and Danny's results.. Todays episode was boring as heck, the FrankenTodd/Lauren scenes have been done before ad nauseam with Todd/Star on OLTL, and Franco would never become so soft even if he was interacting with his daughter, not the same diabolical psychopathic killer that first popped up a few years ago.

TJ/Molly/Rafe/Taylor....snoozefest....glad that Silas got custody of Rafe, I actually wish he was really taking Rafe somewhere far far away from PC.

How big is the metro court supposed to be? Are we to believe that a shooting would shut down the whole prom, are there no other reception areas in the place? I know they probably couldn't air prom because of the budget, but as Perkie said why bother have the kids dress up for nothing.

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I'd like to see Taylor and Molly get into a cat fight and watch Taylor beat Molly's ass.

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A small slice of real life, actually--in real life I'm sure parents would be up in arms if their children were having their prom at a place where a (possible) mob shooting occurred the day before. Thought it was a nice, organic excuse to cancel the prom, though I would think the prom organizers would announce it was postponed until they found a better venue.

Forget AJ, Tracy, and the Franks--at the rate Felix's sister is going, SHE will be the CEO of ELQ by Christmas. Wile E. Coyote is missing a steamroller.

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The writers are trying to hard to keep Kiki's identity a secret, and it's turning the reveal into a farce. Michael and Morgan can't be this dumb. Didn't Morgan go to Vanderbilt University before running away from his gambling debt?

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Is GH still behind an episode? Was today supposed to be a Thursday episode?

It'a always a nice day when we see Alice "The Dominator" Gunderson! I love her to pieces. Just one scene with her opening the door or something, and I'm set for the day. I thought her scene with Morgan was very cute. Party

Of course I'm upset that Silas got custody of Rafe, but hopefully that's an excuse for Silas to move to Port Charles. I meant to mention this the other day, but I DO think that Silas and Sam have chemistry despite their differences. I can't wait to see how this all plays out.

"Franco & Kiki?" SSDD.

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I tried to watch the entire episode, but I flipped channels during the Franco mess. I just couldn't get with it. The rest was just okay.

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It's pathetic at how they are writing Franco. Sorry to all those who like the actor... He'd be fine as another character... But to see the character rationalize what he did with that "evil dried up in me" was ridiculous.

It's insulting to fans.

Why CARTOONY just didn't say that Franco was in a mental hospital during all this time and I might might say he paid a little and that he came back to make up for it. But like Todd or any other sinister character CARTOONY wants to portray on their shows they think the fans will accept anything at all.

And sorry, the secret of Kiki is just as pathetic.

Only saving grace was the great scenes with Tracey and Luke. And the slightly humorous scenes with Tj and Felix's vapid sister.

But either its the writing or the actor but why wasnt Shawn looking guilty or remorseful whenever someone mentioned Olivia being shot?!!! Honestly from today's scenes alone the guy should be sent up the river for his crime.

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I normally wouldn't like a character being completely different just because of a recast but in this case I am enjoying it and even grateful. I hated Franco so much. I would ff through most of his scenes. Not sure if I hated the character or just the way James Franco portrayed him but I remember when it was announced he was coming back I was actually angry, lol. I love Faison, Helena, Jerry Jacks,etc but Franco,no. I even liked Manny (? -tattooed guy). And I see pjc's point. I would not like any of those characters to be anything else but who they are. But for me, RH as Franco is the exception and I will gladly erase JF's version out of my mind.

I thought today's episode was lackluster compared to yesterday's but it was nice to see Alice again.

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Couldn't they hold the prom in the same ballroom they held the Nurses Ball? This show is so ridiculous sometimes.

And since when is Michael such a dunce?

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prettyflower10001 wrote:
I'd like to see Taylor and Molly get into a cat fight and watch Taylor beat Molly's ass.

I would love to see this!!!

I'm sorry, Sam is dealing with her son being sick and Alexis is worried about her grandchild, Rafe is so not important. Why does Sam need to fight for a boy she's only known for a month? She has to think about her son. She has no time for that boy or his hairline. Who carries an old duffle bag with them to a prom. What was in there, his tissues and hair gel? Send that boy to boarding school ASAP. Love Taylor and her vapid self.

Alice doesn't know Morgan? I honestly believe Cartini lied when they said they were fans of this show. Yeah they brought back fan faves but that doesn't mean they know anything. Alice knows Morgan. I hate when they have characters stupid just to advance a newbie, which KiKi is. How does Franco think he can tell ALice what to do in Monica's house just because he's a Q? So what he's a Quatermaine, u can't just walk into someone else's house whenever u want. Also it makes NO sense for Monica to allow those ppl to live in her house. So what they have shares in ELQ, they dont have to stay in Monica's house!

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I Love Brenda 2.0 Taylor...lol.

Today was Thursday episode. Michael will find out about Kki on Monday.

Rafe is so adorable...look at blue eyes in that Tux.....AWWWWW. I hope he turns out to be gay and they find him a nice boyfriend.

Hey Molly not happy with the courts ruling i believe I know someone who is conniving and just as heartless as Diane, his name was Rick Lansing you know your DADDY! I am surprised she never throws the fact out to her mother. Hey mom I know someone who could actually do something, my dad!

TJ looked so annoyed....lol. The teens had me grinning from ear to ear. Morgan is an idiot. Line of the day comes from Michael walking in on Morgan, "Let me guess, porn?" oh how true that too bad he doesn't know Morgan is using his credit card...lol.

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Alice doesn't know Morgan? I honestly believe Cartini lied when they said they were fans of this show. Yeah they brought back fan faves but that doesn't mean they know anything. Alice knows Morgan. I hate when they have characters stupid just to advance a newbie, which KiKi is. How does Franco think he can tell ALice what to do in Monica's house just because he's a Q? So what he's a Quatermaine, u can't just walk into someone else's house whenever u want. Also it makes NO sense for Monica to allow those ppl to live in her house. So what they have shares in ELQ, they dont have to stay in Monica's house![/quote]

Let be fair people, the last time Alice saw Morgan he was like 13 years old. Morgan is now 19-20? Alice would not remember. I have relatives i have not seen since they were 12 years old and are now 19...they look completely different. They go through that awkward stage and come out all nice. I make sense Alice who rarely saw Morgan when he was a kid would be able to recognize him as an adult.

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Thank you, Katehoward!

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@Logan_echolls....Totally agree with your Alice assesment in that she should know Morgan and that her memory of him was simply erased to accomodate sloppy writing. I second that Monica would never allow these strangers in her home.

@pjc....great idea about Franco having been in a mental hospital for the past couple of years. That makes total sense. Of course, CARTOONY wouldn't think of that because it does make sense.

I love Tracy. I have since she first appeared in the 70s, but there is NO WAY she would form an allegiance with Franco over AJ. What's the line about the devil you know vs. the one you don't know? Based on Franco causing Michael's rape, kidnapping and tying a bomb to Lulu among numerous other crimes Tracy wouldn't be in cahoots with this guy. What would make more sense is if Tracy and AJ came together with the other Qs to shut Franco and Kiki out. Where's Skye? Ned? They would never allow this to happen.

Nothing on this show makes sense and is character driven so I guess it won't start now.

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Why would Alice have ever even seen Morgan? He's not a Quartermaine, he is Sonny and Carly's son. I doubt he's ever been to the Quartermaine mansion. So it makes sense they wouldn't recognize each other. And knowing Michael's address? I doubt there are many maids that know the home addresses of their employer's adult grandchildren. That's not exactly information the hired help needs to know.

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I totally disagree with the evaluations of yesterday's episode. I thought that the extended reveal of Kiki's identity was classic soap farce plus we got to see Alice. Speaking of which, why should Alice know Morgan? When would he ever be at the Quartermaine mansion? Michael was hardly ever there and Morgan was a pre-teen when he went to boarding school. Plus the scene wasn't over yet. Maybe Alice is going to recognize Morgan when Michael shows up. Alice has enough to do cleaning up smashed Ming vases and keeping Tracy's strays out of the house. I want to see how it plays before I start ripping the writers to shreds.

The scene between Franco and Kiki was great, loaded with subtext and informed by Roger Howarth and Kristen Alderson's previous characters and real life relationship. A rare occasion when KA stole the scene out from under RH.

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katehhoward wrote:
Rafe is so adorable...look at blue eyes in that Tux.....AWWWWW. I hope he turns out to be gay and they find him a nice boyfriend.

Rafe is such a cutie! I want Rafe figurines in different outfits to put on a shelf. But I doubt that GH is going to explore sexuality with a minor. Everyone knows that kids under 18 don't think about sex and never have it until they're married.

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...but I DO think that Silas and Sam have chemistry despite their differences.

There's a thin line between love and hate! I hope that when Sam and Silas get together, they're going to be the fun, action couple with witty dialogue. The Thin Man, Hart to Hart, Mr and Mrs Smith. I think we're all hoping for Sam to be happy and smiling again.

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I doubt there are many maids that know the home addresses of their employer's adult grandchildren. That's not exactly information the hired help needs to know.

Kiki came to town and went straight there as did Ava. But Alice, who lives in that town, and probably eavesdrops on everything ever said in the Q mansion, doesn't know where Michael, the prodigal grandson, lives? I don't believe it. It's a plot point and one that doesn't work for me.

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but there is NO WAY she would form an allegiance with Franco over AJ

COMPLETELY AGREE. Especially since we had an excellent scene a week ago when Tracy found out what happened to Michael and she was nice to AJ and offered him anything he needed. Now, days later, she's all over Franco? Pfffft. Plot point number two that pissed me off.

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Couldn't they hold the prom in the same ballroom they held the Nurses Ball?

I thought someone said the entire Metrocourt was off limits, although you wonder what happened to the guests, if they were sent to a different hotel.

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in real life I'm sure parents would be up in arms if their children were having their prom at a place where a (possible) mob shooting occurred the day before

It was an excuse that made sense, but I did wonder sarcastically why the prom people didn't have a back up venue just in case, since this is PC and it is the Metrocourt where shootings are regular occurences!

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I DON'T GIVE A FIG IF ALICE KNEW MORGAN when he was 19-20 or 13 yrs old or 6 months old... the pure fact is that the direction of the story is PURE IDIOCY! (I actually like the character of Alice and thought the best part was Michael saying he likes wrestling! I wonder what else he did with his roommate on their sofa?!! lol)

For one thing, until AJ walked into the living room as if Franco was just another relative sitting with his daughter made my blood boil. First we see Kiki... or shall I start calling her STARredux?... just about to hug her father Franco after he babbled out some lines about now that Jason is dead THE SMALL PART OF HIM THAT WAS EVIL died.

THE SMALL PART?!! Are we fans that stupid?!! Please someone list the judges litany of crimes that this STUPID character committed! CARTOONY, we will buy Franco over time NOT OVER NIGHT!!! Kiki should have stood up and basically said that you may be my "father" (and hand gesture quote marks) but you are not going to be a part of my life. THEN have her list out what he has done to him, express how her mother spent a life time protecting her from him and being both MOM and DAD and that in the end, they will never be anything but UNFORTUNATELY BLOOD RELATED.

A year from now I might believe she softens to him. A week? After having NO relationship at all with him in 20 years... NO EFFIN WAY so stop making us just accept it.

As for Michael NOT putting 2 and 2 together while his "I used to be the smart brother" Morgan is telling him how his girlfriend KIKI just discovered she has a wealthy family in Port Charles and she's moving her there, just makes Michael the IDIOT again since he knows that his NEVER BEFORE MET cousin is moving in.

Since, Cartoony loves having STARredux paired with Michael, the dunce, then I will have to err on the side of those who hope that Ellie turns out to be a Quartermaine. I would love to see her as one even if it means her father is Franco. They need a sweet ingenue in the Q house now that Emily is only returning in ghostly form.

AND ANOTHER PREDICTION... if Ellie is a Q and Franco's spawn, eventually she will tell Franco about her suspicions of Maxie carrying Spinelli's kid and how it will ruin her life/relationship and Franco will switch the baby with Britt's kid who will sadly pass away or have an DNA test to "prove" its not Spinelli's.

Just my prediction.

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BTW, if Ellie is Franco's kid, it would go further to explain WHY Ellie doesn't want children. It would be all because of her family history with be BONKERS!!!

Plus, for me, to warm up to Kiki, she needs a sibling who can guide her even if she stays as unfriendly as she is right now. And it would be fantastic to see Maura West more with 2 adult daughters causing her grief as much as she causes them grief.

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It was odd and frustrating, as well, that we saw NO REMORSE or a guilty look on Shawn's face as Felix's spoiled and dumb sister spoke of missing SOMEONE else's prom because someone was shot!

It would go a long way for the show to start showing Shawn with remorse and being riddled with guilt that he shot someone he has considered a friend all because he is the WORST SNIPE SHOOTER in the history of the world.

Even if the plan to kill Franco was one of the WORST PLANS in the history of the world, why doesn't Sonny Just walk up to him and shoot Franco DEAD? If Diane can get Franco, Todd, and every other baddy out on a dollar's bail and Sonny can blackmail a DA into doing just the same, then WHAT'S TO STOP Sonny from JUST killing the guy?!!

Someone explain my stupidity in that scenario of mine?!

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I have stopped trying to over-analize the show, I think, more then year ago, today viewers question more. What about the ice-princess story, a man was suppose to freeze the world??? They could easily have had the Prom somewhere else, in reality, but I keep telling myself, it is a soap. I am getting used to the routine. When we get really good shows, there are always a show or two that is just dumb and cartoony. I want GH to stay on the air, and will take the good with the bad.
I think Maurice B has done some great acting the last few shows. Just those dark looks with those eyes are scarey. The look of fright in Carly's eyes seemed so real. Both Maurice and Laura have been great . When Maurice is bored I notice he tends to mumble and forget lines but the last few shows he has really gotten into it.
I have to say I like both ME and RH. I think there is a lot more to Silas Clay that will eventually come out. If we have to have Franco back, I SO much prefer RH in the role, because he lightens the character with a bit comedy, then having James Franco and his pyscho smile back. To me HE chewed up the scenes, and played the character so crazy and awful (that clapping monkey still haunts me).
I have faith in GH because they have some darn good actors and it has been my favorite soap for years. I also watch Y &R, which I love, but look at Steve Burton on that show? He is a big DUD and was so much better on GH, even though he was one of those who ate up the show.

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I agree with those who believe Alice would not recognize Morgan. Aside from not seeing him in years, how often do adults virtually ignore children in group gatherings. She may never have paid attention to him, even if they were in the same room.

As for those who say the prom could have been held in another part of the Metrocourt (assuming it wasn't ordered off-limits by the cops), it's logical that the rest of the hotel's facilities would be booked, too. What are they going to do? Cancel someone's wedding reception for a prom?

Aside from all of that, I've been entertained by all of the nitpicking. It sure beats watching Dr. Jack Van Impe, which I accidentally recorded overnight instead of what I really wanted to watch this morning. Wink

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andddddddddd, you know that Todd/Franco will be the one with the bone marrow to save Danny --- he will be redeemed --- we can write this stuff!!!

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I'll start off with the things that I loved on Friday's show. 1) Taylor and her relationship with Felix. The actress that plays Taylor is spot on as a vapid and self absorbed teenager, and big brother Felix totally annoyed at his little sister.

2) AJ. This guy goes to work every day at ELQ and for some reason we're suppose to think he's the bad guy compared to Sonny, Carly, Luke and FrankenTodd?

3)TJ being overwhelmed by Taylor's personality.

Now, for the bad.

1) Todd. I'm no longer going to even mention Franco, because RoHo is playing Todd Manning Lord (OLTL)Robert Franks Quartermaine aka Todd Franks Quartermaine. Sigh. The scenes between Todd and Starr were horrible today. I don't care about StarrKiki or ToddFranco. RoHo should have come on as Jimmy Lee Holt's oldest son looking for his piece of the Quartermaine pie.

2) I hate it when the women on this show look like they need to eat a couple of juicy bacon cheeseburgers with fries, so the comments about AJ hitting the gym is a tad amusing, but I hope SK takes it all in stride.

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Am I the only person skeeved out that Michael is living in dead Abby's old apartment? Did Michael and Starr and now Kiki and Morgan have sex in Abby's old bed? Gross. Sick