General Hospital: Perkie's Observations

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Carly demands to know why Sonny would allow Morgan's marriage to happen, especially when he said he would take care of it.  Sonny tells her Morgan loves Kiki, but Carly informs him Kiki has feelings for Michael.  Sonny updates Carly on his earlier conversation with Morgan, and his need to prove to Morgan he truly loves him. Sonny feels he has to support the marriage. 
 


Carly is trying to protect Morgan, and can’t let him make a mess of his life.  Sonny feels Morgan should make his own mistakes, and figure stuff out on his own.  Carly doesn’t agree with Sonny. 
 
Silas tells Sam and Alexis that Franco is not an option to save Danny, because some cells may be cancerous. It would be too dangerous to give Danny the marrow.  Silas tells her to look elsewhere for a donor, and he’ll recheck those who have already been tested.  
 
Dante is surprised when he finds out Morgan and Kiki are getting married. Morgan assures him Sonny has given his blessing.  Michael claims to be happy, so Morgan tells him to prove it by agreeing to be his best man.  Michael finally agrees, and Morgan’s happy they have each other’s backs.  Morgan and Kiki head to the hospital to see Franco.  
 
Duke finds Ava at the Quartermaine mansion, and comments on her loss at ELQ.  Ava’s not thrilled he’s in her face, but Duke tells Ava he’s done research on her and her gallery. Apparently, it appeared out of nowhere.  Ava has a silent partner, and Duke wonders if they’re silent because they are criminal.   
 
Ava is not happy Duke is prying into her life.  He still thinks she’s part of the Jerome crime family that wreaked havoc on Port Charles, and his life with Anna.  Ava tells Duke he’s wasting time on her. 
 
Connie tells Derek to leave her office, and mentions she co-owns the hotel.  She reminds him they had an agreement, and threatens him with Sonny.  Derek doesn’t take her threat seriously, and asks about the story at ELQ.  Connie admits there is a story there, but she promised not to spill the beans.  Derek tells her to break her promise, and get the story. Otherwise, she will be unemployed.  He gives her a day to decide what to do. 
 
Anna tells Dante she’s receiving pressure from the mayor to close Olivia’s shooting case. The mayor wants to blame Sonny.  Dante doesn’t think it was Sonny, but has a hunch Carly ordered the hit under his name.  The two discuss the second shooter, and how it clearly wasn’t an amateur.  Anna suggests they should look at someone who’s recently come to town, and would have a grudge against Franco.  
 
Sam is upset Danny keeps getting sicker, and she can’t do anything about it.  She asks about her father again.  Alexis will hire a PI, and has the idea to start a donor drive to find a match in town.  
 
Silas finds Kiki’s donor sample, and takes his own mouth swab to run a DNA test.  
 
Connie runs into Michael, and sees he’s upset.  Michael assures her that he’s accepted Morgan’s marriage to Kiki.  
 
Duke tells Anna what he’s found out about Ava.  Anna wants to know if Ava is related to the Jerome's of Port Charles' past, so she can deal with her.  
 
Derek summons Ava to his office.  When she arrives, she addresses him as Julian.  
 
 


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Perkie's picture
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Too bad Ava and Julian-Derek are related because yowza there was heat coming off of that scene. Also loved the red dress Ava was wearing.

I took a break from GH during the Jerome years, is this Julian part of the original family or would he be a child/grandchild of the original recipe?

I laughed when Connie invoked Sonny's name and Derek was all, "ppffft whatEVAH"

Morgan's quite the manipulative little snot, isn't he.

About time Silas thought of checking Kiki's DNA.

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so is Julian the father of Sam or what??

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Morgan is written very uneven to me; just when I start to feel sorry for him he goes and ask Michael to be his best man.

Prediction: Morgan marries Kiki, She cheats and has sex with Michael one time and then doesn't know who the father of her baby is; just like Carly, AJ and Jason. I think that's why we got a trip down memory lane on Wednesday.

So why is Derek/Julian using two names? Also he's already Michael Cambius-ing Maxie and terrorizing all the Port Charles women he comes in contact with so who's going to be his love interest? Alexis? Tracy? Who...

Carly not bargining in on Sonny and talking to him like she has some sense for the first time instead of blowing up... "Could it be because he threatened to kill her and meant it in the moment?" lol

Connie is about to make the wrong decision; if she just waits a few more days Silas will blow the secret and she is free to do the story; but I know she will do it first and then everyone will hate her; so I hope her exit story is Sonny not forgiving her and she does a Brenda and leaves town; I really hope they don't kill her off.

Who was Duke looking at in the mansion; when Ava walked away?

Nice seeing the vets get some screen time today; I hate that they only get dragged out here and there now; We haven't seen Mac or Felicia or heard anything about their wedding since the fourth of July; but Seeing Anna and Duke today will have to do.

I don't remember the Jeromes either; they probably were on around the time I switched to Santa Barbra because that's the only time I remember me stop watching General Hospital for any long period of time. Never new Anna and Duke had a baby that died but good story telling gold. Finola Hughs looked ready for it.

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Finally Anna and Duke were on! All I have to say is that Maura West is a badass. She has chemistry with EVERYONE. She's one of those actresses on daytime that make you wonder why she's not in movies or on primetime tv. She is fantastic, even though she is on a lot, it doesn't bother me.

Are they setting up Michael and Morgan to be the new Jason and AJ? Which brother is going to become an alcoholic and which one will become a Borg?

I hope this Julian character isn't Sam's dad, but maybe an older Jerome is, Alexis said he was a older dude and this guy looks younger than NLG (no offence to her).

I get that Sam is dealing with a lot with Danny, but why couldn't she be the PI who finds her dad? Give her something else to do besides whine and cry for a change. I also wish we'd see Liz and Carly there for Sam more, it's like certain characters are restricted to only being in scenes with certain characters. I love both Liz and Sam and I enjoy scenes when they're cordial with one another. Carly should be more focused on Danny than worrying about Francoma.

I hope RoHo kicks so much ass on Californication that they offer him a contract and he leaves GH.

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Julian was part of the original Jeromes. He's the father ( unless Robert was lying when he looked at the DNA results ) of Bobbie' s adopted son Lucas. Which could be fun if they brought him back.

The Duke/Ava scenes were fun. Could she be his daughter with Olivia? I thought when Olivia arrived in town back then, she had a past relationship with Duke. I guess we'll get a clearer picture today. Hopefully the Jeromes will pull in other people they have a beef with, like Lucy ( Jerome patriarch swallowed some gem he got Lucy after she rejected him, choking to death).

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Ava and Duke was intense.

Anna thinking about what the Jerome's did to her and Duke was intense.

GH is on fire and that is all I can say. I have watched everyday and so far this week has been sizzling.

Luke returns today with Laura and Holly in tow.

I can not believe this Morgan and Michael storyline. I have a feeling Morgan will be the Sammi Brady of GH. Morgan is more like his parents and Michael is more like a Quartermaine. The differences between the two brothers is so obvious. But Michael is a murderer and has that anger issue he spoke to with Jason about. If Morgan pushes Michael too far, Michael will retaliate.

If I were really Carly and Sonny I would make Kiki disappear,,,,LOL.

I hope Silas does find out about Kiki.

Connie, Connie, Connie, all of a sudden your more like Kate than Connie. Why is it Kelly Sullivan is now pulling the off a good Kate persona before they kill her off?? This is the Kate I would of been invested in.

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Another thing Kelly Sullivan has wrapped up shooting at GH. I was never a fan because I loved Kate Howard portrayed by Megan Ward. But I think Kelly would be a perfect substitute Kristen on Days of our Lives, while Eileen takes a break. Who else thinks Kelly would make a good Kristen Blake?

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Like Perkie, I didn't watch during the Jerome years. Was Julian presumed dead? Who was responsible for the death of Anna & Duke's unborn child? Did Sonny ever have anything to do with the Jeromes (trying to sort out PC's crime families.)

Assuming the Jerome's are filthy rich. Why does Ava need Quartermaine money?

Does this mean Lucas is headed back to PC? Could he be Kevin's mystery patient?

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This new "Julian" Jerome cannot be the actual Julian, he's to young. It would have to be a son [half brother to Sam, maybe?]. Otherwise he should be about Anna and Dukes age, not Carly-Sonny-Sam age. That would be weird!

I'd prefer a new generations of Cassadine's over a new generation of Julians, but if it gives Duke and Anna screen time, I'll work through it! It's to soon for me to decide if I'm on or off the train here.

As for FrankenTodd, well. that Elvis left the building forever ago!

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This dude isn't old enough to be Sam's father unless he has been kept on ice by Helena beside Stavros in her walkin freezer of dead people.

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All this talk about the age of actors and whether or not someone can play someone else's parent on shows that SORAS children/characters all the time. So actors playing roles can only play roles their age? I don't get it.

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It has only been one day and already the Jerome haters come out. For christ sake can we just wait a few weeks before we begin to judge the story line. I swear some soap viewers are just anal ocd types.

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Well, Alexis had Sam when she was a teen (14 I think), and I would imagine that Julian Jerome also had to be fairly young if he is indeed Sam's father. So, I could totally buy William Devry as a man in his 50's.

Soap casting and recasting requires a certain suspension of disbelief to make things work. If the actor is good, they can sell it. Although I still can't see Emme Rylan as Lulu...but I digress...

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angrierblackerman wrote:
Well, Alexis had Sam when she was a teen (14 I think), and I would imagine that Julian Jerome also had to be fairly young if he is indeed Sam's father. So, I could totally buy William Devry as a man in his 50's. Soap casting and recasting requires a certain suspension of disbelief to make things work. If the actor is good, they can sell it. Although I still can't see Emme Rylan as Lulu...but I digress...

THANK YOU, abm, although I disagree with your Emme Rylan comment. Tongue

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Even though she is a little too young for the role, I can see her as Kristen. I love ED dearly, but DAYS needs the role of Kristen IMO. That character does so much for that show. It obviously is a very emotionally draining, full throttle, pedal to the metal role....so it would take a very strong actress to recast it successfully. Others: Cynthia Watros Anne Heche (i know i'm dreaming here) Michelle Stafford Maura West (after what I've seen on GH......which is totally different than her Carly on ATWT)

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I've Got It! Stacey Haiduk (spelling- sorry) that played crazy Patty on YR. She could probably deliver an exceptional Kristen Blake IMO...

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You guys really need to stop focusing on the actual age of the characters.
I think I read yesterday that this Julian Jerome (Derek), is only 8 years younger than the original actor. I was too young during the 80s, but didn't I read Julian was presumed dead? He is definitely Sam's father. They already confirmed that on twitter last night. They can justify the younger look with plastic surgery. Maybe Julian needed surgery after he 'died' and decided to take a few years off.

Looks like September will be a month of the vets like the month around the Nurses Ball. Hopefully everyone will be happy! This show is 1000% better than it was under the last two regimes.

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Please let there be more Duke/Ava scenes. I would love to see a triangle with Anna also. I find Ava much better dealing with Duke than involved in the whole Franco/AJ/Tracey mess.

So Ava and the new dude are related.... does Julian/Derek know Silas then? I can't wait. I'm interested in seeing how ME plays off against his character. This guy looks so familiar to me... Is this the guy who played Bianca's rapist on AMC????

Morgan has turned into a little punk. Ulgh, they totally did a 180 from who Morgan was before he was sorased. I can't stand him now at all.

I totally agree with Perkie's comment about Connie invoking Sonny's name and Derek/Julian's reaction. LOL!

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Word,samIShot, word!!!

People have to have something to complain about and blame Ron C. for. So now it's ages on the soaps. Something that's existed forever. The guy looked old enough in his scene with Maxie to be Sam's dad.

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What I don't understand is with all the out of work actors out there, why do they have to cast someone that doesn't fit age wise? I have less of a problem with him portraying this back from the dead Julian, than I do of him portraying Sam's father. Kelly Monaco is 37 years old and looks it. Sorry but she does. She can't pass for late twenties or 30. Before people get mad, I do happen to like Kemo, I am just keeping this real. This new guy is only 8 years older than Kelly. Why cast him of all the actors out there to be her dad? They couldn't find a guy age 55 out there for the role? I just don't understand casting that tests the characters reality unnecessarily.

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I can't believe I'm excited about a mob storyline (never thought I would be post-Guza), but Ava and Julian are compelling characters and I can't wait to see what havoc the Jeromes wreak on Port Charles.

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^^ Exactly, GHFan.

There is no way this guy could realistically be the original Julian Jerome or Sam's father. The original Julian was last seen in 1990, and the actor was then 29 years old and looked about 33. So the character would now be at least 53 years old. Now, I guess it can be thought that this is a very youthful 53 year old - but why! It's exactly like GHFan said, why not cast someone who looks to be in the Anna/Duke age bracket? How can any fights between Duke and Julian be taken seriously now? (And there had better be those fights)

Also, wasn't the baby that Anna & Duke were supposed to have a miscarriage? Not a still-born.

Having said this, I'm glad they are beefing up the Jeromes. Now there is a real family from the show's history who need to be on the canvas.

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could it be this Julian is her brother from the father Julian, and maybe the father is dead or on his way but this Julian could be a match for Danny?

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GHFan777 wrote:
What I don't understand is with all the out of work actors out there, why do they have to cast someone that doesn't fit age wise? I have less of a problem with him portraying this back from the dead Julian, than I do of him portraying Sam's father. Kelly Monaco is 37 years old and looks it. Sorry but she does. She can't pass for late twenties or 30. Before people get mad, I do happen to like Kemo, I am just keeping this real. This new guy is only 8 years older than Kelly. Why cast him of all the actors out there to be her dad? They couldn't find a guy age 55 out there for the role? I just don't understand casting that tests the characters reality unnecessarily.

Co-sign!

It was just like when we were to believe that Sarah Brown's Claudia could be BBarash's Johnny's mom.

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Is this Julian supposed to be original recipe Julian or a decendant? If original Julian was "allegedly" killed, could this Julian be his son/grandson? I'm assuming that Ava is a daugher/granddaughter of someone and he's supposed to be her brother?

I'm actually surprised to hear that WD is only 45, because I thought he could pass as mid 50s, and I could easily see him as Sam's dad.

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I agree with you completely

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This was such a good episode!

The cat and mouse exchange between Duke and Ava was delicious and I loved Anna's reaction to Duke's suspicions about Ava. Anna should be wary of even the possibility that the Jerome Family is trying to make a comeback and her declaring that she wanted to deal with Ava herself was perfect. Can't wait till Fiona and Maura share some adversarial scenes.
And since "Derek" is really a back from the dead Julian I think it is pretty much guaranteed that he is Sam's dad. They can explain his youthful appearance on the extensive plastic surgery I am sure he underwent to hide his identity.
I wonder if this means that Lucas will be returning to Port Charles? I can't see Julian being too forthcoming with the bone marrow so it would be left to Uncle Lucas to be the last resort donor.

Now that Morgan's motivations have been made clear all of his actions now have more meaning. As someone already mentioned Morgan and Michael are set up to be a new generation AJ and Jason. I just hope that parallel does not go unnoticed by Carly and Sonny and that they both realize that Morgan is filling the AJ role in that rivalry. That act should make their heads explode.

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I totally agree about sam/julian. Sam looks middle 30s - maybe not quite 37 but close. (I would have put her at 33/34.) When you add 16 to that you are talking 50. Too, julian was suppose to be a little younger than robert when he bedded tiffanys sister. If lucas shows up and he is 25 doesnt that make julian somewhere in his late 50s or am i now suppose to view robert as in his late 50s. its just silliness.

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EET it amazes me how you remember all these details. There are so few details I remember. Tiffanys sister. A blast from the past. I have to call my sister to see if she remembers that.

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Julian looks more like a love interest for Sam, Carly, Olivia, Kate/Connie, Liz, Maxie, Lulu, Britt, Sabrina, Lucy and Laura!