General Hospital: Perkie's Observations

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Tracy wants Luke to take her with him on his journey to find Jerry Jacks. She believes he'll need her help. Luke’s worried for her safety, and the fact that she’ll be leaving ELQ behind.  Tracy calls Luke her partner in crime, and feels she needs to help him.  Luke agrees to let her come with him. 
 


Franco accuses Carly of trying to kill him, but Carly denies it.  Carly shows him the newspaper, and tells him there was a second shooter.  Ava quickly mentions Carly could have hired both shooters, and Franco agrees.  Franco wants Morgan to stay for Kiki, and Carly thinks Franco is trying to blackmail her.  
 
Nikolas and Laura are thrilled when Lulu informs them the baby is a girl. Lulu then tells them how Stavros wanted to consummate the marriage. When she refused, he ordered the hit on Nikolas.  Nikolas apologizes for everything his father did, and is grateful Lulu is fine.  
 
Liz receives flowers from AJ, and heads off to find Nikolas at Kelly’s.  Liz returns his phone, and expresses her anger that he didn’t tell her AJ slept with Carly after they’d broken up.  Liz feels Nik left it out on purpose. Nik refuses to defend AJ when he wants Liz for himself.  
 
Michael wants AJ’s help in staying away from Kiki.  He wants AJ to send him out of the country, but AJ refuses. AJ tells Michael he is not only his son, but also his friend.  He updates Michael on the Liz and Carly situation. Michael is shocked to hear the news about his parents, but AJ swears it was only one night and meant nothing. Liz stops by the Quartermaine mansion to see AJ. 
 
Shawn tells Alexis he didn’t shoot Olivia, but Alexis doesn’t think that changes the fact he tried to kill someone.  Alexis wants Shawn to quit working for Sonny, or she can’t be with him.  In exchange, Shawn wants Alexis to quit being Sonny’s lawyer.     
  
Lulu tells Laura she saw Luke, and felt something was off. She wonders if Luke was covering for Tracy.  However, Laura thinks Tracy may be covering for Luke, and both decide to check on Luke.  
 
Franco brings Morgan back in the room, and Carly decides he can stay at the mansion.  Morgan is surprised, and wonders what Franco and Ava have on Carly.  Ava claims Franco is not a threat to Morgan.  Carly vows to hold both of them responsible if something happens. 
 
After Carly leaves, Ava is thrilled they got the best of her.  Franco doesn’t believe Carly hired both shooters, and thinks Ava was behind one of them.  
 
Tracy returns to the hotel to find Luke already gone, and a letter telling her to keep things quiet.  Lulu and Laura show up to see Luke.


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Perkie's picture
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Happy Canada day to my fellow Canadians!!

Was that really supposed to be Luke's handwriting in the letter? Seemed awfully flowery.

I also don't believe Carly would allow Frava to blackmail her. The Carly I know would have grabbed Morgan and told him that Franco was blackmailing her and with what.

Loved the Lulu/Nik/Laura scenes.

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I hope the show keeps up with family scenes like Laura, Lulu, and Nik. Michael's reaction to AJ's slip was funny. "Hey, at least you aren't thinking of your cousin now."

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Under previous regimes all characters were sacrificed on the altar of Sonny, Jason and Carly. Strange to see Sonny, Carly, Monica, Tracy and AJ now sacrificed on the altar of the Cartoony Pets.

Where did Tracy go pack? It can't be at the Mansion or was she so distracted that she didn't notice the mess in the living room?

And where the hell is Monica? All this disgusting mess going on in her house and she says nothing?

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Funny you should mention the handwriting thing Perkie because it was the first thing i thought of - in fact my initial reaction was did Luke go to Catholic School because the only men I know that put pen to paper that pretty are Catholic School boys

I for one at least want to see a real hot and steamy scene with AJ & Liz because then and only then will I be able to stop my Niz loving heart. I want a sex scene either that or move on already -

Liz my love it's true that AJ did not cheat on you but he LIED, and this is not NIK's fault - How the hell was he suppose to know that you guys were on a break.

Jane Elliot is other worldly good, and Maura West is amazing - but yesterday I finally saw what people were talking about when it comes to Emme Rylan she did nothing for me and I was sad - I wanted so much more when she was explaining what stavros wanted her to do

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I have never really liked Carly, but even I was like "Who in the what now?" when she let Todd and Ava blackmail her. They didn't even have any proof. She could have easily said that they were full of crap and then dragged Morgan out of there. This is not the Carly I know and dislike.

The look that passed between Nik and Liz when she entered Kelly's was pure sizzle. She is in complete denial if she thinks that she wants that weak, immature, mama's boy AJ. I liked Quiz at first, but the choices AJ has made since the Nurse's Ball have turned me against them. Plus, Niz has a billion times more sexual chemistry than Quiz.

I, for one, am sick of all the fat jokes. AJ and Laura look like healthy, normal people. Talk about the media and tv causing eating disorders. If you are sitting at home watching all of these characters basically call healthy looking people fat, what is that doing to your perception and self-image? Not to mention that it is outright bullying by the writers.

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Ravennite613 wrote:

Jane Elliot is other worldly good, and Maura West is amazing - but yesterday I finally saw what people were talking about when it comes to Emme Rylan she did nothing for me and I was sad - I wanted so much more when she was explaining what stavros wanted her to do

Agree wholeheartedly about Jane Elliot and Maura West. They are just wonderful. As for the recast...yup...I expected...something...anything more than what I witnessed and sadly, Puzzled speaking only for myself (as I am want to do), these scenes showed me an L that is descending into a caricature, someone I don't recognize...Heavy sigh.... Innocent

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@Ravennite613 -- welcome to the club, with open arms! Beer Party Yeah, like i stated when the recast news hit this site, ER's the wrong fit for the crucial role of Lulu. WRONG WRONG WRONG. If she hugs one more person, i'm gonna throw a whole six pack of PBR at my screen. I feel ZERO legit warmth between Genie and Emme. The most exciting thing i see watching this Lante is a seeing DZ in a shirt that finally is NOT navy blue. Sad

Tho i most often praise Jane Eliot and Maura West thru this awful GH drought -- since the Nurses' Ball -- the person who is consistently rewarding for me is Laura Wright, tho i do agree that all characters are sacrificed at the alter of "The OLTL 3 That Ate Port Charles". Get comfortable at the bottom of the ratings, GH!

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Tyler Christopher needs to go back to the Hair Club for Men and get an adjustment. I keep wanting to reach into the TV and fix the left side of his head.

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Emme Rylan is a joy to have on the show. I think she can be a bit over the top but I recall JMB being a bit over the top as well but in a more stubble fashion. People need to let go of their love of everything JMB she was very unhappy with the show. She was not enjoying herself and it was VERY EVIDENT...in the last times she was on GH. When she came out and said she was leaving I was joyful because she looked miserable. I wish her the best in her endeavors but I am fine with Emme Rylan taking over the role. All this negativity aimed at ER is pointless when the original person did not WANT the role.

The show was alright. If Shawn wants to work in an exciting venue why doesn't he join the PCPD or else go work for Sam and Spinelli's detective agency?

Ava and Franco looked like two psychopaths. They took Carly down and it was shocking. Carly and Sonny have nothing on Franco and Ava. I am fearful that Sonny and Carly have met their match. Sonny is too busy with Olivia to even get involved with this whole Franco and Ava crap. I could see Carly and Jax going up against Ava and Franco but without a smart manipulator Carly has no one else to have her back. Unless we get a Carly and AJ pairing?????
Aj and Carly Vs. Franco and Ava is explosive.

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Jane Eliot, Maura West, Laura Wright and Finola Hughes (when we can see her!) all give me reason to watch GH.

I wish I could say that watching a once much-loved younger character - Lulu Spencer Falconeri - still gave me reason to watch. Sadly - and I NEVER thought I would say this - I now find myself close to fast-forwarding Lulu scenes. I haven't yet because I have been holding out hope I will become interested in her again.

However, yesterday was just so disappointing to me that I'm becoming doubtful of this hope being realized with Emme Rylan in the role. I was turned away by the-over-the-top, almost manic perkiness and the weak portrayal of the Stavros reveal. The latter were scenes which I felt should had some depth and elicit some emotion. They did nothing. In theory, I liked seeing Nik, Laura and Lulu together. In reality, I felt much less emotion than I had hoped to feel.

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@katehoward -- are you ANYWHERE seeing me go on and on about JMB returning to the show? I'll answer that -- NO, you're not. If she needed to leave, i wish her well. I've just stated point blank from the get go that ER was not the person to fill her shoes. I stand by that assertion.

Edited: @aurora2 - i have not finished yesterday's episode, but this Stavros reveal sounds similar to a moment when Lulu inadvertently hurts Milo when her memory returns, and she just closes the door behind her, and we the viewers feel...NOTHING. I stated that the acting choices in this scene were as if she forgot to tip the delivery boy. EPIC FAIL, even in crucial, small moments.

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"Aj and Carly Vs. Franco and Ava is explosive" -- um, NOT with the version of AJ we currently have. "Panic Attack AJ" is no match for the 24 hour hard- on TPTB have for Frodd/Howarth.

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curacaoman wrote:

And where the hell is Monica? All this disgusting mess going on in her house and she says nothing?

THAT'S whats missing with the new population in the Q Mansion. Without Edward and Lila (or even Reginald) to anchor the new additions to the Quartermaine family, they are just as much adrift and isolated as if they were a separate family. Name dropping ELQ isn't enough, the feel like strangers suddenly wandering the mansion.

Tracy (or better yet, Ned) needs to wander into the middle of the fracas in-progress in the living room (while looking to get an afternoon libation from the bar) and give snarky commentary, upping the ante of the scene.

The episode where Monica is asked to leave the room to accommodate a FrancoQ scene is (unintentionally) meta-symbolic of the cohesion-impairment happening now.

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If the current boring and uninvestable stories don't start picking up the pace, GH is going to do more than bleed viewers.

The Franco story is corrupting GH with poor writing which lacks history and credibility. RW may be a remarkable actor but all I see if Todd with a bad dye job. There is NO PLACE ON GH FOR THIS ACTOR OR HIS CHARACTER.

Maura West is fantastic as Ava Jerome. She needs a story that does not involve Franco and the Q's.

The new Lulu passable. This is a Lulu who has gone through hell once again and is trying to process it all. I think she will grow on us as she finds motherhood overwhelming.

I am really bored with Alexis and Shawn, as well as with Sam and Danny.

Let's get the stories moving so they can be resolved and new ones brought on board. In other words, get finished with the Franco BS and write something interesting.

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IOWAHAWKEYE wrote:
"Aj and Carly Vs. Franco and Ava is explosive" -- um, NOT with the version of AJ we currently have. "Panic Attack AJ" is no match for the 24 hour hard- on TPTB have for Frodd/Howarth.

You know AJ hasn't had an attack since he bumped ugly with Carly.
Maybe he just needed to get laid.

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@ lcrtorch -- LOL, that's entirely possible!

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I love JE when she gets to sink her teeth into such good material as she got in this episode! Luke is a fool, for always, always, always leaving her behind, whether it's him running off out of town or just as life passes by in general.

Why has Monica let the fake Q's and the Jax/Corinthoses take over her damn house? Kick them all out! Where'd Monica go anyway? She's got a ton of deviants squatting in her place, she's chief of staff and hasn't said anything to Tracy about Luke's condition yet, she hasn't been seen with Sam or Danny in months.... bring Monica back folks!

Sean could go to work for Spin and Sam, that would be a lot better than him working the deadman's watch for Sonny.

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I have really been enjoying the show. There are some things that get me a little like yes- where is Monica. One thing about Danny is he is a very connected little one. I enjoy that so many of the major players are invested in him. With that said him being sick- while sad- opens up a way to bring my favorite characters together. Hoping to see more of Alexis and Monica bonding over him. AJ and Michael getting tested for bone marrow..

Ava and Franco getting over on Carly- had to scratch my head on that one..

As always JE is a soap goddess!!

IMHO ER is doing great as Nulu. JMB was a very talented young lady and granted hard to replace. However I often felt her portrayal was a tad cold for my taste. I think ER brings a softness and I enjoy it.