Perkie’s Observations: Lulu Wages War on Maxie on General Hospital





Maxie and Spinelli are organizing their lives, preparing to take the baby home. They’re certain they will get their court order today. Maxie worries they don’t know how to be parents, but Spin reassures her the baby will feel their love.

Lulu worries they’ll lose and be forced to hand the baby over to Maxie. She feels they need to take the baby and run. Luke or Nikolas can help them.  Dante assures her Alexis is fighting for them. Lulu thinks Dante should go to Sonny for help in getting them to disappear. 
 
Delia denies any knowledge of the Jeromes, but Sam quickly guesses that she’s Victor’s mistress and therefore Ava’s mother. Sam promises she only wants answers in relation to her connection to Ava. Silas mentions  Ava has a daughter. Delia is quick to show her interest in a possible granddaughter and admits she is Ava’s mother.
 
Delia explains she gave Ava up for a better life, but she returned as an adult and was thrilled to find out who her father was. Sam and Silas discuss Kiki. Silas shows Delia a picture.  Delia is grateful to them, but warns them to watch out for the Jeromes.   
 
Julian wants to talk to Morgan about his father. He needs a guarantee Morgan won’t say anything. Morgan complains about Sonny chosing Michael again. He wants to take his father down. Julian warns him not to pull a double cross. Ava figures if Morgan had said anything, Sonny would have already come after Julian. 
 
Julian tells Ava about Alexis and Sam discovering Julian Jerome is Sam’s father via a DNA test. Ava is worried about who they tested. Julian doesn’t know. Morgan promises Julian can trust him. Julian says he needs to prove it. 
 
Sonny tells Olivia he needs to eliminate his Julian problem. She questions what exactly that means. Olivia warns Julian’s soldiers will retaliate. She doesn’t want to lose him like she’s lost Connie. 
 
Sonny wonders how he can stop Julian without violence. Olivia tells him to have a sit down with Julian, something Sonny scoffs at.  Olivia then tells him to go to Dante, but Sonny’s wary of police involvement. Sonny doesn’t want Dante in the middle of his bad business. 
 
Michael tells Kiki he's now running Sonny’s restaurant and Morgan is upset about it.  The two toast to his new position. 
 
Alexis tells Lante the judge turned down the court order. They will now file for full custody, but  Lulu needs to cast doubt on Maxie’s reputation. Alexis wonders if Lulu is prepared to fight dirty and destroy her friendship with Maxie. Lulu says she is and Alexis tells her to write it all down. 
 
Spixie are shocked when Diane tells them that not only did they not get the court order, but  Lante are claiming Maxie is an unfit mother. Maxie is certain Lulu wouldn’t do this. Spin tells her Lulu was adamant to him  she wasn’t going to give up the baby without a fight. 
 
Dante tells Lulu going after Maxie feels wrong. Olivia calls Dante, who heads out with the baby to see his mother.
 
Lulu’s starting her list when Maxie shows, demanding to know how Lulu could do this to her. 
 
 
 

15 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Perkie
    Perkie

    Kudos to the casting department for finding that sweet baby. She quite the cutie and I felt so badly for her when she started crying She looked like she could feel the tension in the scene and that set her off. Loved how DZ cuddled her and tried to calm her. Then during the scene with Alexis, ER had her and she was all curled up on her. Adorable.

    Loved the Lulu/Dante scenes and how he seems resigned to losing the baby while she’s determined to do whatever it takes, illegal or not, to keep her.

    Olivia telling Sonny to sit down with Julian is beyond dumb. I don’t hate Olivia but she wasn’t making any sense and needs to mind her beeswax and not drag her son into Sonny’s mess.

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    giogio

    I felt really bad for Lulu and Dante today. Dom Z just lost his mom a few weeks ago. I was wondering if that was the first time worked since her passing. He looked so sad. Condolences to him. Loved Delia. I hope she comes back.

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    House of Plantagenet

    I am on Team Lulu and Dante. Maxie caused this by her lies. She allowed Lulu and Dante to fall in love with this child and were going to let them keep her. Spinelli deserves some access to his child, but I don’t feel any sympathy for Maxie.

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    katehhoward

    I don’t feel bad for Maxie. She is an unfit mother. She was going to give her own baby away and never tell the father that she had done such a horrible thing. That right there is a horrible thing. Plus lets just run down the list of things Maxie has done to prove that she is unfit. Maxie will be the Sammy Jo of GH. I wonder how they will write Kirsten Storms maternity leave exit? And I am really hoping that they will bring Brandon Brash back on GH as a possible love interest when she returns.

    I enjoyed the scenes between Michael and Kiki, I find them to be cute.

    So Olivia is a psychic but she is unable to have a vision of Ava over Connie’s body. At this point I think people can start putting two and two together and realize that AJ was not for Alan Junior but for Ava Jerome.

    I am going to enjoy this new mob story. I want Julian to take over Port Charles. It will provide good story for most of the cast members.

    Where the heck is Ellie? I can’t wait to have Ellie and Tracy seat down to talk about their men troubles. I am still hoping that Ellie will be a Quartermaine.

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    Lucy D.

    Maxie is a victim of her well-intentioned lies. She lied in order not to disappoint Dante & Lulu. But once the truth came out it seems Lulu is the one with bad intentions. Dante looked uncomfortable with his wife’s obsessiveness. Like even he couldn’t believe Lulu’s behavior.

    And frankly has Lulu thought about this. SHE’s the one who killed someone. SHE’s the one who lived with a mobster. Her life is a little sullied. Her attitude is so entitled, and she’s acting as if Maxie set out to deliberately hurt her. Count me as team Maxie.

    Julian and Ava are in for a few surprises. They’ve toughened him, and softened her. Interesting to see what happens.

    Olivia, please shut up.

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    js3557

    My main issue with Lulu is that I just know, way down in my soapy bones, that Ben is going to turn out to be her baby, and she is going to demand that he be returned to her even though Britt gave birth to him, has bonded with him, and loves him. She will want both babies. She is such a hypocrite….just like all of the other Spencers. My other issues with Lulu is that Maxie didn’t do this out of spite, that Maxie isn’t any worse of a person than Lulu, and that she isn’t even considering that the baby is going to grow up and want to know her bio-parents one day.

    I also have a legal issue with all of this. So, let’s say that a judge finds Maxie to be unfit. What about Spinelli? If he is a fit parent and is the bio-dad, then he would get custody of the baby.

    I can’t stand Kiki or the actress who plays her.

    I have no sympathy for Morgan. He is a selfish, moronic, whine-bag.

    Olivia sounded like an idiot. Telling the mob boss to sit down and play nice with the other mob bosses was ridiculous.

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    soapjunkie88

    Olivia must be the biggest idiot on the plant right about now. Yeah, Sonny should invite Julian for a cup of tea and then they can talk like intelligent men. WTF!? Has that woman lost all of her brain? Sonny is a mobster. Killing people is in his job description.

    I feel no sympathy for Morgan either. What a stupid selfish whiny kid he is…

    If Lulu tries to trash talk Maxie, I hope that they writers make it work two ways. Maxie could tell just as much dirt about Lulu. Hope that doesn’t end being completely plot written.

    Sam and Silas in New York with Delia were my favorite scenes of the episode.

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    JASAMMABBY

    It seems like Lulu is being written on the road to cray cray town.. This is the type of behaviour she displays that I can not stand.. I wonder if they are setting her up for time at the crazy farm to recast her..

    I wish they were writing Morgan better. I love the idea of his character and the actor much more than Mikey. So if one of the characters is going to be sacraficed- lets go for Mikey!!!

    I can not stand watching Mikey/Kiki.. Every time they have them drinking wine together it bugs me to no end!! Kiki go away!! I would much rather see Ellie or Liz on my screen than fricken Kiki..

    Sam/Silas- loved it!!

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    fusqueenv

    I’m a bit concerned with the way the baby storyline is going. No matter which side you’re on, I hope the trial shows both sides. I would really hate if they spent forever talking about Maxie being an unfit mother, and not discuss Lulu’s checkered past. Also, is it just me, or should Maxie and Spinelli get married, even if it is just to keep their child? Just saying, if they have to do everything in their power to get the baby, marriage should be at the top of that list. Spinelli lives in his office for petes sake… talk about being an unfit father!

    Side note, I’m still not into the recast of Lulu. I don’t mind the actress, but as someone who has been watching the show for years… they way Lulu is being written/played just isn’t working for me. Theres just something missing…

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    LakeFairy

    I’m not loving how this whole current scenarios are being written. I get that this is a soap that is on 5 days a week and stories need to be drawn out until we are sick to death of them. You have to have something to fill that kind of demand. I’ve often thought about how hard that must be, to produce a show (for 50 years no less) every single weekday.

    I’m sure many of you look at spoilers just as I do in hopes that an end to a stupid story line is in sight.

    I’m not a fan of nuLulu (Marcy). Yes, I get that Julie wanted to move on. Everyone has a right to change jobs and explore new things. I just feel that the storyline about Lulu betraying Maxie was written for Marcy and would never have made it past the cut floor if Julie were still Lulu. I do think those two actresses truly loved each other in real life. I think it showed in their scenes.

    Lulu has a terrible history. Not only has she killed someone, let’s not forget that she too gave up a child to abortion. I don’t want to see these two women in a knock down mud slinging fight.

    Spoilers say Ben is Lante’s child. They also say that Lulu demands her baby AND wants to keep Connie. Gosh I hope this isn’t true. Julie didn’t paly Lulu like this uncaring spoiled brat. I hope the writers see how bad this is and rewrite it. I know they need to figure a way for Kirsten to have her baby and maternity leave. Can’t she decide to take her daughter on a trip to meet her grandfather? Can’t Maxie and Spin get married and go on an extended honeymoon? After all Bradford (Spinelli) has asked to be scaled back so he can pursue other things as well.

    Sad sad times. Guess the fast forward button is going to get a work out over then next few months.

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    Perkie

    [quote] I wonder if they are setting her up for time at the crazy farm to recast her..[/quote]

    Actually, I think that’s where Maxie is headed, to accommodate KSt’s pregnancy-mat leave.

    Isn’t that how they wrote out SB’s Carly for her mat leave, had her shoot Tony in court and go to Shadybrook?

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    FoxyMegan

    [quote] I wonder if they are setting her up for time at the crazy farm to recast her..[/quote]

    [quote]Actually, I think that’s where Maxie is headed, to accommodate KSt’s pregnancy-mat leave.[/quote]

    I remember 30-35 years ago on “Guiding Light,” Kathleen Cullen was pregnant and her character Amanda Wexler was written as crazy and spent several months not in a nuthouse, but upstairs in bed, with a blanket/comforter covering her baby bump.

    Every month or so, somebody would go upstairs to attempt a conversation with her, only to come out saying something like, “Yep, she’s still crazy.”

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    SwanQueen59

    [quote=LakeFairy]I’m not loving how this whole current scenarios are being written. I get that this is a soap that is on 5 days a week and stories need to be drawn out until we are sick to death of them. You have to have something to fill that kind of demand. I’ve often thought about how hard that must be, to produce a show (for 50 years no less) every single weekday.

    I’m sure many of you look at spoilers just as I do in hopes that an end to a stupid story line is in sight.

    I’m not a fan of nuLulu (Marcy). Yes, I get that Julie wanted to move on. Everyone has a right to change jobs and explore new things. I just feel that the storyline about Lulu betraying Maxie was written for Marcy and would never have made it past the cut floor if Julie were still Lulu. I do think those two actresses truly loved each other in real life. I think it showed in their scenes.

    Lulu has a terrible history. Not only has she killed someone, let’s not forget that she too gave up a child to abortion. I don’t want to see these two women in a knock down mud slinging fight.

    Spoilers say Ben is Lante’s child. They also say that Lulu demands her baby AND wants to keep Connie. Gosh I hope this isn’t true. Julie didn’t play Lulu like this uncaring spoiled brat. I hope the writers see how bad this is and rewrite it. I know they need to figure a way for Kirsten to have her baby and maternity leave. Can’t she decide to take her daughter on a trip to meet her grandfather? Can’t Maxie and Spin get married and go on an extended honeymoon? After all Bradford (Spinelli) has asked to be scaled back so he can pursue other things as well.

    Sad sad times. Guess the fast forward button is going to get a work out over then next few months.[/quote]

    Exactly. Except, I don’t fast-forward just in case I see something I’d like to critique/comment on, LOL! ;)

    And you’re right. There was a deep bond between Julie and Kirsten, personally and professionally, that carried over in their work, along with Dominic and Bradford. These four actors collectively could have made this turgid material compelling viewing as well as offering balanced rooting values between “sides” because of how they worked the nuances and layers of their characters. But that would have hinged on Julie being there. With the recast’s supposed “softer, sweeter” version, we now have an L that is, in her hands, unsympathetic and brittle, lacking in warmth, kindness, and humor. I’m disappointed RC chose to destroy one of the very few female friendships in soaps that offered comedy and good natured snark as well as heartfelt, true and consistent exchanges between two women who shared more than a few issues as relates to their respective parents and upbringings. Sad to see what has become of this “pairing”.

    I will say that DZ and BA are doing some excellent work in their respective scenes with the two women. Truth? I’m even not caring for Maxie in all of this either. I think D and Spinelli should co-parent that adorable little girl…. 0:)

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    logan_echolls

    I just can’t with Lulu anymore. I just can’t feel sorry for her or Dante because they keep talking about keeping the baby from Maxie because she lied not because she’s really a bad mother.

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    jeremy in chicago

    You guys said a lot of what I believe, too. But here goes:

    – Totally rooting for Lulu and Dante, and I’m not sure why. I have never liked NuLu and I have NEVER liked Dante. But now all of a sudden I really feel bad for them and feel they would be MUCH better parents than Maxie. I also basically hate Maxie with a passion and really want to see her suffer and be punished for her INSANE actions.

    – Prediction for Court Battle: They will dredge up Lulu’s abortion. Lulu will start to become unstable and she will NOT do a good job on the stand. Maxie will start to go mental. Spinelli and Ellie will GET MARRIED and THEY will be granted custody of Connie (who they will rename Georgie).

    – Maxie will have a breakdown and yes, that will be KS’s maternity leave. I can’t imagine any other way to get her off canvas. With Robin coming back, she would not just leave town.

    – When Maxie does return months later, she will petition for joint custody and they will restart the Maxie/Spinelli/Ellie triangle (yawn).

    – Lulu will also go a bit mental after losing custody, and she and Dante will be on the verge of divorce when they find out about Ben. In the process of suing for custody of Ben, Lulu will soften toward Maxie and forgive her.

    – I agree that Kiki and Michael are HIDEOUS and every time they touch each other or make out I literally cringe and scream. They are super disgusting. I think them being a real couple makes their PDA much more gross and icky. I also think they both look like twelve year olds. Are they really 18 or over? They don’t look like it or act like it. He looks like he’s in junior high, and she is either a midget or still in grade school. I guess that’s mean but Lord Have Mercy on us for having to watch them be so icky poop.

    – PLEASE bring Roxy – er, I mean, Delia – to Port Charles. Ilene is SO amazing, and I would really die to see her and Maura West together. Not to mention Ilene/Tony Geary, Ilene/Jane Elliot, Ilene/Cesar Fasion, Ilene/Lucy!!!! etc. GH needs her.

    – Just my opinion, but I think Easton has gotten really dull and lifeless again. And he and Kelly together are boring. They are starting to remind me of Jolie. :(

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