HomeTVGeneral HospitalGeneral Hospital: Perkie’s Observations Perkie July 25, 2013 General Hospital, TV Recap 26 Comments Laura tells Scotty she’s going off to find Luke, and explains the situation. Scotty reminds her they’re supposed to be sharing a life together, so Laura asks him to go with her. Scotty is running for District Attorney, and wants to build a life in Port Charles. He asks about her partnership with Lucy, and worries about their marriage. Laura asks if he’s giving her an ultimatum, and declares she values their marriage. She feels her kids need closure, and promises to come back to him if he waits for her. Kiki visits Michael to tell him about her engagement. Michael doesn’t understand how Morgan went from furious to fiancé. Kiki tells him that he needs to move on, and is surprised when Penny comes out of the bedroom. Michael introduces Kiki as his cousin. Kiki storms off. Morgan tells Ava that Kiki’s gone to the hospital, and she gets upset that Kiki may run into Silas. Morgan decides they need to get married sooner rather than later. Felix accuses Brad of blackmailing Michael, and scheming with Britt. He believes it’s about the paternity. Felix threatens to tell Monica, but Brad says he’ll tell Monica about Michael kissing Kiki. Morgan overhears, and tells them he’s getting married. Sam thanks Carly for saving Franco and Danny, but wonders why Carly didn’t let Franco shoot himself. Silas explains Franco could be a match. Patrick explains to Sabrina about Franco’s tumor, and his concern for the procedure. Sabrina reassures him that he’s the man for the job. Diane visits Franco, and is upset at the trouble he caused overnight. Franco insists on seeing Carly, and Diane finds her. Diane doesn’t understand why Franco would snap. Silas tells her about the tumor, and Diane's tune changes. She's happy, because she can use the tumor to help Franco’s defense. Sam thanks Silas for staying with her, and making sure Danny’s okay. Ava sees them holding hands, and interrupts. When Sam leaves, Ava wants to make sure Silas understands Kiki is Franco’s daughter. Silas tells her about Franco’s tumor. Ava reminds Silas he swore earlier Franco was faking, but Silas assures her that he still doesn’t believe anything she’s told him. Franco asks Carly what happened at the bridge, and if he hurt Danny. He wonders why Carly stopped him from killing himself. He asks why she told him she loves him. Carly admits she was talking to Jason. Carly tells Franco he has a brain tumor. Sabrina stops Felix from punching Brad. Felix tells Sabrina about Brad’s blackmail, and deduces it must be about the paternity test. Felix goes to Michael to ask for his help. Patrick explains to Franco if he doesn’t have the surgery, he will die. However, the surgery could kill him as well. Franco agrees to the procedure. Sabrina gives Patrick her mother’s stethoscope for good luck. Kiki runs into Morgan by Franco’s room, and is shocked to find out he’s having surgery. Carly assures her Patrick is the best, even if it’s a risky surgery. Carly is shocked when Morgan announces he and Kiki are getting married. Ava asks Franco to sign some papers before his surgery. He wonders what they are, and she tells him they’re a proxy to vote his ELQ shares. She asks him to trust her, because she has his best interest at heart. Ava helps him sign. As Franco is being taken into surgery, Brad tells Silas and Sam that Franco is a match. 26 Responses Perkie July 25, 2013 Wow, that Ava, evil and crafty all rolled into one. Drinking game: every time a character says the word “tumour” in the next several days!! Oooh, Carly’s head is going to explode. Morgan won’t know what hit him. Kiki, when you say you have to stay away from someone, you have to follow that up by, you know, staying away from them. Today was the first time I saw some spark between Sam and Silas. Log in to Reply The_Moustache July 25, 2013 Slowly but surley, Sam & Silas are re-capturing the sparks that Livvie/Caleb and Sam/John had. more of Ava and less of KiKi please! still don’t see the sparks with Carly/Franco that Carly/Todd had. maybe when the tumor is taken out and Franco gets a new personality and a dye-job or something. Log in to Reply dannyro July 25, 2013 Ava really is a lot of fun, I just wish she’d interact with Anna and Duke a little more. Of all the new characters she’s the most interesting. Seriously, we need to see more of the vets. Log in to Reply J Bernard Jones July 25, 2013 Wow, that Ava, evil and crafty all rolled into one. I thought that whole last scene with her was quite brilliantly written, directed and played by Ms. West. Ava’s faux concern was par for the course, but whipping out that proxy was quite the delightful icing on the cake. Then that final little touch where Franco and Ava’s hands lingered as he was being rolled away was very ambiguous: was there a real hint of concern about Franco or was she hoping he would die on the table? Loved it! Log in to Reply curacaoman July 25, 2013 All Morgan does is eavesdrop. Lousy writing. Why is Genie Francis being written off? She is hardly on anyway Log in to Reply The_Moustache July 25, 2013 Maura is being treated better on GH than she ever was on Y&R. Log in to Reply The_Moustache July 25, 2013 Log in to Reply coffeebean July 25, 2013 I’m kinda liking this slow build-up between Sam & Silas but too bad that nice moment was so rudely interupted by that slithering femme fatale wannabe Ava. Ava is really like one of those cartoon villians with her facial twitches and sneering ….I’m sure if she had a moustache she would certainly twirl it just to show her unsubtleness. Log in to Reply js3557 July 25, 2013 I missed half the show due to a press conference in my area. I wasn’t even upset when I realized that I was only missing the same crap from the last few days. Are Anna, Mac and Felicia still on the show? I have come to realize that I don’t really love (or even like in some cases) any of the leads on this show any more. Is it worth watching every day to see a few minutes of my faves every 4-5 days? Time to assess whether the time I give to this show is worth what I get in return. I dvr my soaps. I used to watch GH first and then DOOL, and if I didn’t get to DOOL it was no big deal. Now the order has switched. I feel kind of sad about this because I have watched GH for 30 years. Log in to Reply GHvetfan July 25, 2013 This is the only soap I have left. I ask myself daily why I put myself through it. Are they writing Genie out? Is she leaving only to return when Tony comes back in September or will he return sooner? I miss her already. They just do not use any of the vets enough. I am much more interested in Scott than Silas. I would rather see Felicia and Mac plan their wedding over watching nuMorgan eavesdrop. I like Kiki and Michael and their interactions with AJ and Tracy but Tracy and AJ need to do more than prop these kissing cousins. AJ and Liz are far more interesting than Sam and Silas. Those two are just ridiculous. Log in to Reply katehhoward July 25, 2013 You know maybe the vets want to be on part time. Genie Francis has a family and with this schedule she can devote more time to her family. The other vets may want the same thing. Those taping schedules are grueling and some of “THE VETS” may not be up to those hours anymore. SO KNOCK OFF THE FREAKING BANTER” The show was much better today. It was entertaining. Loved Ava, what a hoot. I enjoyed everything on today’s episode. I think Felix needs to take it down a notch. I know Brad can be gross but still calm down. I agree the show needs a lot of work but folks need to stop with all the bs about bringing on the vets full time. This is 2013 not 1980. We need the new characters…if we did not have new people we might as well of cancelled gh a long time ago. I am all for seeing felicia, mac, anna, duke and I would love to see them bring back Sean But lets chill for awhile and stop knocking the show every single day!!!! Log in to Reply Yoryla July 25, 2013 Genie Francis is not being written off, nor she does only want to be on part-time. She wants to work, and to act. And honestly, I was expecting TPTB to cast her off after the 50th celebration. Luckily, this did not happen. Hopefully she will have many more storylines to come. I agree that it’s not realistic to hope that the show will only showcase the vets in front-burner storylines, but that doesn’t stop the fans from wanting it. THOSE are the people the fans know and love. Just like in real life, on soaps aswell, it takes years to really get to know a person, a character. That’s what gets people loving, hating and caring. Log in to Reply GHvetfan July 25, 2013 [quote=katehhoward] I agree the show needs a lot of work but folks need to stop with all the bs about bringing on the vets full time. This is 2013 not 1980. We need the new characters…if we did not have new people we might as well of cancelled gh a long time ago. I am all for seeing felicia, mac, anna, duke and I would love to see them bring back Sean But lets chill for awhile and stop knocking the show every single day!!!![/quote] I think it might be a better idea for “folks” to stop policing other people’s posts and just state what they like and dislike about the show. Who was knocking the show? The good news is people are still watching to comment on what they do like and dislike. Why would you want that to stop? Log in to Reply mipeony July 25, 2013 Loved Carly’s comment to Morgan at the very end. I fully expected her head to turn completely around Exorcist style when she heard the news. LOL! Silas finally showing some emotion with Sam is endearing me to his character. Loved him rushing to her the other day when him and Carly came into the penthouse, and loved their interaction today. I was not expecting them to do the hand holding thing yet, and loved that Ava saw it. I’m still waiting for some backstory to tell us how they possibly cared for one another when all we’ve really seen between them is venom. We know Michael and Kiki are going to turn out not being related to one another, but shouldn’t they themselves be grossed out by their feelings for one another thinking that they are cousins? I don’t really see shame portrayed by either of them. I can’t stand Scotty half the time, but even I can understand why he would be upset with Laura. Log in to Reply DisillusionedGHfan July 25, 2013 One episode doesn’t usually win me over, but I found myself invested in some characters today that I haven’t been able to enjoy before. Maybe it’s a fleeting moment of very good writing, time will tell, but my hope is that things could be turning around? Genie Francis, I believe, wants to have the summers to devote to her kids and family. I was under the impression that TPTB have granted her the ability to have a flexible schedule as part of her agreements to remain with the show. something she wasn’t afforded with the last regime! Now, if they would just write Laura the way she asked for, when she came back, that would be even better. Log in to Reply GHteenybopper July 25, 2013 Does anyone else think FrankenToddSon being a match is a red herring, it’s way too predictable to be him. Could it be that simple? Making Danny sick as an attempt to redeem the atrocity that is FrankenToddSon…hmmm I LOVE Ava, if they want to force feed a character to us, I’ll choose her over whoever RoHo is attempting to play. Maura West is flawless..wonder if we’ll have a Ava/Slias/Sam triangle or something. Question to the 80s viewers: was Laura/GF always so boring? Log in to Reply Cyberologist July 25, 2013 Yoryla they use the vets for buZZZzz and/or to support their favs in storylines (for the most part), then they disappear or regulated to supporting a storyline unless they are attached to KiKi, Franco, Silas, or a newbie they have little to no screen time. GH has too many characters that’s why you see characters once every three/four weeks and too many newbies all coming on simultaneously I’m exhausted watching them get established to the canvas. I had to go through 9 characters with the crossovers/then their redux alone and there are more coming…vets are struggling for air. GH is not into multigenerational storytelling.. ————————— As for Scotty why did he marry Laura? I mean they’ve been together for a minute and now “I’m worried about Luke” “This is not like Luke” “Come with me to find Luke” I mean really she sounds like a parrott stuck on stupid of course she will be vilified because he’s in trouble but just saying on Scotty’s end. As a fan, I’m sorry this regime continues to write him as the fall guy for Luke and Laura so Luke can take pot shots at him in dialog (and Lesley) after 30 years they can’t come up with anything different for Scotty Baldwin. He’s being written the same way as Guza wrote him with no growth just stuck in Luke and Laura hell. Log in to Reply sweetiepie July 25, 2013 I am so sick of Laura, she made her choices, she needs to let Luke go. It is one thing to show concern for the father of your children, it’s totally different to take off to God knows where to bring him back for the birth of his granddaughter. Log in to Reply Yoryla July 25, 2013 The only person Scotty should be with is Lucy. They have great chemistry and she is just kooky enough for him. And that would be a 100 % given, if it weren’t for Kevin. Once Kevin ultimately exits, put Lucy and Scotty back together and/or make a triangle. That’s Scotty’s best bet. Log in to Reply blueskies July 25, 2013 Ava is a great new character – six degrees of separation of so many on the canvas. She is in the Quartermaine orbit with ties to the Corinthos clan. She has history with Silas and is thrown in the Davis circle (more so if rumors of Sam’s dad are true). Since she is a Jerome that will put her up against Anna and Duke(can’t wait to see that story)and is connected to Bobby Spencer via Lucas. I think GH is interesting and I am intrigued at the stories they are setting up. I do wish they would speed some of them up a bit and not wait for sweeps to have everything come together. Log in to Reply Daniel St. John July 25, 2013 [quote=GHteenybopper]Does anyone else think FrankenToddSon being a match is a red herring, it’s way too predictable to be him. Could it be that simple? Making Danny sick as an attempt to redeem the atrocity that is FrankenToddSon…hmmm I LOVE Ava, if they want to force feed a character to us, I’ll choose her over whoever RoHo is attempting to play. Maura West is flawless..wonder if we’ll have a Ava/Slias/Sam triangle or something. Question to the 80s viewers: was Laura/GF always so boring?[/quote] I think Franco is going to be the legit bone marrow donor but the twist is going to be that after the surgery removes his tumor Franco will undergo the same memory loss/personality transplant Jason did and having no idea who any of these people in PC are Franco will refuse to donate his bone marrow. You can count me in as a fan of Ava who doesn’t mind seeing her on so much. MW is great in the role and this type of slinky, devious diva is one of my favorite types of characters and I am looking forward to the Ava/Silas/Sam triangle. And to me Laura has always been more interesting when she is in peril or involved in some type of adventure. Regular, every day Laura never interested me much. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin July 25, 2013 I am really starting to love sam/silas. I had a question about the other day on the bridge. There was a quick scene where they showed franco having two fingers on the trigger. i wasnt sure if that was suppose to show us that he was going to pull it or if the one thumb was in the way of him being able to pull the trigger – suggesting he knew he could use his brain tumor to gain sympathy and the stuff on the bridge was all a game Log in to Reply Cornfed July 25, 2013 [quote=katehhoward]You know maybe the vets want to be on part time. Genie Francis has a family and with this schedule she can devote more time to her family. The other vets may want the same thing. Those taping schedules are grueling and some of “THE VETS” may not be up to those hours anymore. The show was much better today. It was entertaining. I agree the show needs a lot of work but folks need to stop with all the bs about bringing on the vets full time. This is 2013 not 1980. We need the new characters…if we did not have new people we might as well of cancelled gh a long time ago. I am all for seeing felicia, mac, anna, duke and I would love to see them bring back Sean But lets chill for awhile and stop knocking the show every single day!!!![/quote] I don’t know if this post is naive, baiting, or just plain insane, or all of the above. If the show sucks donkey balls every day, ppl have the RIGHT to complain every day. Katehoward, please do yourself a favor & watch an ep of DOOL and see — believe it or not — THE RIGHT WAY TO DO A SOAP. You have the opening of a school that seemingly affects almost every person in Salem. EVERYONE and their brother was there for this opening (when’s the last time you’ve seen this on a soap?), excluding Jennifer’s family and John Black. It was the Bradys, Kirakisis’s, and the DiMeras. The core families that people care about. Every single story beat is touched upon. The person that said DOOL became the priority on his/her dvr has it right. It’s shocking to say, but so true. I wish Ron would do himself the favor of watching a week of Days. It ain’t perfect (yet) but is giving me 10x more satisfaction CONSISTENTLY than any daytime soap in over 5 years. And i can’t believe i’m writing this! When i scroll thru Perkie’s summaries the past 2 months and see Franco or Felix or Silas or Ava in almost EVERY SINGLE PARAGRAPH, there is a huge-ass problem. If you want to blame the lack of vets on something, at least blame the budgets. But don’t say it’s b/c they DON’T WANT TO WORK. You’re not that clueless… We have discussed here ad nauseam how to INTRODUCE new characters. The way you don’t do it isn’t bringing on 5-6 new characters OR actors in the same week, and then throw a bone once a week to the remaining characters, the ones people care to see. My point being — like many have suggested here — they could’ve tied all these new characters into EXISTING FAMILIES! That being said, I have MAD RESPECT for all of you hanging in there with this show! Log in to Reply GHFan777 July 25, 2013 Hey EET, I was curious where you stood on Sam/Silas. I for one loved McBam, but I wasn’t feeling Siam or whatever they are calling it. I am still not sure, even though he is acting more “Johnlike” and less “Silaslike” now. I still think they need to stop casting women, and cast a few hot men between 30-45. They need to fill the void of not having any real hot men on the show right now. For my taste at least. Log in to Reply mackenzie2184 July 26, 2013 I don’t think anyone was knocking the show, but I do have to say that it needs to work on tying in these brand new characters with core families and not have viewers play “guess the family” for months on end. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin July 26, 2013 777 Im getting there now that you are right silas is acting less asshat/silas like and more compassionate/john like. I saw heat today (though i will say i wish sam and johnny had enjoyed at least a short lived tryst. Too much yum). I think ava will be angst and may even be a danger to sam down the road which will give them a rooting factor. I wish they would bail on patrick sabrina and maybe throw in a little patrick/sam screen time while we are waiting for robin to return. Im still dying to know about that scene with the fingers (or what looked like two fingers on the trigger). odd scene. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.