Perkie’s Observations: Ava Frames Julian on General Hospital





Ava wonders if AJ is dead, but Sonny checks and finds a pulse. Sonny laments over what he’s done. He failed Michael by breaking his word.

Ava tells Sonny he needs to finish the job, otherwise AJ will point the finger at both of them. Sonny figures AJ will bleed out. Ava takes the gun and wipes off the prints, leaving the gun by AJ’s body before leaving. 
 
Nathan explains to Anna how the pharmacist was found dead of an apparent overdose, while Silas and Sam were in town. He mentions Silas pointing the finger at Ava, but he doesn’t believe him.
 
 Anna points out Nathan may be so invested in Silas paying for what happened to Nina, he can’t see other suspects. Nathan counters Anna feels the same way towards the Jeromes. Anna gets a call that shots were fired at the Jerome penthouse. 
 
Sam and Silas discuss what could have happened to Nina. Silas is certain she’s dead. Sam feels she may simply have been moved, if someone thought they were getting too close. Someone is watching them. 
 
Michael asks Tracy if she’s seen AJ. He asks what happened with the intruder.

Tracy says AJ believes Sonny was behind it. Michael insists Sonny gave his word. He's certain it wasn’t him.

Tracy remembers Luke said he was going to see Sonny. She wonders why he isn’t back yet. 
 
Luke arrives and says he was going to see Sonny.  Michael points out Luke wasn’t at his father’s office.

Tracy says Luke’s story doesn’t add up.  Michael heads out to find AJ..

Tracy confronts Luke. He admits he lied. He didn’t go looking for Sonny. 
 
Ric shows up at the hospital to see Liz. He tells her he’s back to see Molly and wanted to see Liz as well.

He admits he thinks about her all the time. They discuss her boys. 
 
Ric says he’ll be in town for awhile, and asks if they can grab dinner. Liz isn’t sure. Ric tells her he’s done some growing up. 
 
Ava thanks Sonny for saving her life. She claims AJ was going to kill her, like he did Connie.

Sonny wonders why AJ was there in the first place.  Ava claims AJ was looking for a job with Julian, and got angry with Ava. 
 
Sonny worries about the police. Ava tells him Julian lives with her as well. They’ll think he did it. 

Ava was in New York earlier in the day, so has an alibi. She plans on returning to strengthen it. 
 
Ava says the gun was registered to Julian. She wiped their prints off of it, so it will be traced back to her brother.

If AJ dies and the murder is pinned on Julian, it will solve all of Sonny’s problems, Ava persists. Sonny says it’s possible Julian had his own alibi.
 
Julian meets with an unknown person, before heading home to the penthouse. He finds AJ. Julian picks up the gun when he hears a noise, only to have Anna and Nathan come in with guns drawn. 
 
Julian swears he didn’t do it. He found AJ and the gun.

Anna asks why he would pick up the gun. Julian says he was protecting himself.

Julian points out he isn't the only one who lives there — it’s also Ava’s place. Julian says he was meeting someone.  Anna asks who. 
 
Liz is shocked when AJ is brought into the hospital. Felix tells her to call the family. Liz calls Michael and tells him AJ has been shot.  
 
 

 

27 Responses

  1. Avatar of Perkie
    Perkie

    Julian, you silly silly boy. Why would you pick up the gun? I mean, every time I walk in on a dead body with the gun conveninently by his body, I never pick up the gun!! Why wouldn’t you high tail it out of there the instant you walked in and saw the body? That’s what I do. Every time!!

    Ava, goodness, calm your blood thirsty hormones there girl. Shoot him again. Finish him off. Eeesh. Although I find it hilarious every time she manages to manipulate Sonny and he’s too clueless to realize he’s being had.

    Liz and Ric: So pretty together. But I only want another round of LiRic if it’s about Liz and not some roundabout way for ric to get to Sonny.

    Sam/Silas: Something interesting needs to happen soon, because zzzzzzzz. Every time they’d switch over to the two of them, everything would come to a screeching halt. Pick up the pace on this story, Ron.

  2. Avatar of rjm118
    rjm118

    VERY slick to have Sonny do Ava’s dirty work.

    Very clever, but she is still being painted into a corner and is completely irredeemable, but I love her!!

  3. Avatar of js3557
    js3557

    Liric…swoon! I love the chemistry between BH and RH. They are magic. I also love Ric’s adoration of Liz. It’s about time someone romanced Liz and told her how beautiful and wonderful she is.

    Sonny is a moron. Julian is way too smart to have picked up that gun.

    Sam/Silas – boring

    Can I please get an episode of Liz/Ric/Nik, Patrick/Emma/Anna, Lucas/Brad, and Tracy/Monica? I wouldn’t have to FF anything!

  4. Avatar of Lucy D.
    Lucy D.

    So is it Ric funding Julian? The previews seem to indicate yes, but then why are they shrouding it in mystery. I was thinking it would be fun it were someone like Holly. And maybe tie in Luke’s current weird behavior.

    I didn’t watch during the Liz/Ric years. And from reading here I can’t tell if he was nice or psychotic to her.

  5. Avatar of tmac
    tmac

    In a real police investigation Julian would be cleared rather quickly since there would be no gun powder residue on his hand. But I doubt they do those tests in Port Charles.

  6. Avatar of Daniel St. John
    Daniel St. John

    Liz seemed a lot more broken up over AJ than I assumed she would be based on how Ron has written their past relationship as being almost nothing. And that seems to have not gone unnoticed by Ric either. I so desperately want Liz to be spared from being paired up with that walking Ambien Nikolas that I really do hope things switch to Ric/Liz/AJ and Liz forgets that she ever had the lapse in sanity that made her proclaim her love for The Douche Prince.

    Got a kick out of Anna asking Robert what he was doing in Wisconsin.

    Nathan, bless his heart, continues to be a block of wood. It is like you can see him thinking so hard about hitting his marks and remembering his lines that he forgets all about the acting part of his job. He is like a very pretty statue come to life.

    Sonny being so easily manipulated by Ava cracks me up.

    And Donna Mills cannot get onscreen fast enough to rescue this Nina Clay non-mystery. I need my Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner to hurry up and breath some life into this comatose story!

  7. Avatar of
    jezza

    tmac, I guess different soap police have different police procedures. On Days of Our Lives, gun residue played a major role in getting Will Horton accused of murdering Stefano DiMera, and it also figured into Michael Baldwin’s supposed “shooting” of Carmine Basco on Y&R, but on GH, it seems, the police only go for the obvious and then close the case. (Yeah, I’m looking at you, Nathan West!)

    You would think that Ava’s building has security cameras which would monitor all the comings and goings to and from Ava’s apartment. That would prove that Julian arrived after the gunshot was reported, and it would also show Sonny arriving and Sonny/Ava leaving. Of course, they probably won’t think of that until Ava has had a chance to destroy those tapes, too. Ugh!

  8. Avatar of mufasa
    mufasa

    No one has commented that Robin is just in NEW YORK where Silas’ wife is?
    THAT is where Helena and Stavros are?????
    Was it Jason and/or someone who looks like Jason?
    LOVED Anna taunting Obridt……
    see I think Sonny is stupid for not figuring that Ava killed Connie….I hope Shawn figures it out…..
    and it’s tv – I know – but Sonny would do anything for Sam, so why not ask for his help to clear Silas????
    Luke is now officially creepy…

  9. Avatar of Peterascal
    Peterascal

    Ric’s totally a red herring in regards to being Julian’s partner. They want you to think it with it’s obviousness. But then who is it? Someone that used to be in town and has an ex:

    Olivia Jerome- Would LOVE it, but then we’d have two women named Olivia running around
    Lily Corinthos- Ridiculous, but her maybe brother works for Julian
    Stefan- doesn’t have anything to do with the mob and the only ex in town is Bobbie.
    Jax- hates Sonny, but would be wildly out of character.

    Curious to see who it is. Don’t think it’s Donna Mills.

  10. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    [quote=js3557]Liric…swoon! I love the chemistry between BH and RH. They are magic. I also love Ric’s adoration of Liz. It’s about time someone romanced Liz and told her how beautiful and wonderful she is. Sonny is a moron. Julian is way too smart to have picked up that gun. Sam/Silas – boring. Can I please get an episode of Liz/Ric/Nik, Patrick/Emma/Anna, Lucas/Brad, and Tracy/Monica? I wouldn’t have to FF anything![/quote]

    Question: if i write a post as wonderful as this one, does it mean i’m not a Negative Nelly? ;)

    What i’ve found interesting the past couple days (Tues/Wed) is how they just rotated mainly 3 stories, IIRC. Meaning that there was a TON of Ava on Wed’s ep, especially, about every other scene was she and Sonny. It’s not really clear exactly WHY Ava is turning so hard against her brother, i mean all just cuz she’s hot for Morgan? I can’t recall if there’s a better reason…

    Loved LiRic and hoping for the best with these two :love: Felix, Felix nosy as ever, you’ll never learn!

    VERY curious what’s up with Luke and wondering if Geary will ever have a lead story again….

    Sam/Silas *crickets* What’s else is new?

    Julian looked smoking HAWT today, dayam! And i for one continue to see great chemistry between William and Finola!

  11. Avatar of Lucy D.
    Lucy D.

    I think they have laid out why Ava would turn against her brother. Julian pissed her off when he said he was in charge. She kept insisting it’s a partnership–and I even think he reminded her what happened to the last sister who tried to “share” power with him.

    It’s all about ego and power for her. She’s shown that all along–teaming up with Franco..

  12. Avatar of logan_echolls
    logan_echolls

    [quote=IOWAHAWKEYE]

    What i’ve found interesting the past couple days (Tues/Wed) is how they just rotated mainly 3 stories, IIRC. Meaning that there was a TON of Ava on Wed’s ep, especially, about every other scene was she and Sonny. It’s not really clear exactly WHY Ava is turning so hard against her brother, i mean all just cuz she’s hot for Morgan? I can’t recall if there’s a better reason…
    [/quote]
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    This!! Why is Ava turning on Julian? There is no logical reason. Heck she killed Connie to protect Julian now she’s willing to backstab him and over Morgan? It makes no sense. And why is she scared of Sonny? Ava knows Sonny isn’t going to kill her since he promised KiKi (why?) that he wouldn’t so why not use that to her advantage? This whole thing doesn’t make any sense. She’s already shot two of Sonny’s hoes, maybe that’s why she’s scared.

  13. Avatar of logan_echolls
    logan_echolls

    [quote=js3557]Liric…swoon! I love the chemistry between BH and RH. They are magic. I also love Ric’s adoration of Liz. It’s about time someone romanced Liz and told her how beautiful and wonderful she is.
    [/quote]

    This!

    For me out of all Liz’s pairings, LiRic was the best because Ric actually romanced her. Yeah he was crazy and drugged her so they can have Carly’s baby, bla bla bla but they were romantic. Ric wanted Liz to be happy. He had an art show so Liz could display her art. They were ice skating and don’t get me started on the Come Away With Me song. If there was one thing Guza did right was romance.

  14. Avatar of liason4real
    liason4real

    [quote=Lucy D.]So is it Ric funding Julian? The previews seem to indicate yes, but then why are they shrouding it in mystery. I was thinking it would be fun it were someone like Holly. And maybe tie in Luke’s current weird behavior.

    I didn’t watch during the Liz/Ric years. And from reading here I can’t tell if he was nice or psychotic to her.[/quote]
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    LiRic started out okay, I just thought Ric was way TOO old looking for Liz who was only 21 in 2003.

    Ric’s mistress Faith pushed a pregnant Liz down the stairs. Ric thought it was Sonny that caused the loss of his unborn child, so he kidnapped a pregnant Carly and hid her in a panic room in the home that he shared with Liz with the intention of stealing the baby. Ric drugged and had sex with Liz (a rape survivor) fed Liz birth control pills in an effort to keep HIS wife from having another baby and tried to smother Liz while she was in the hospital after finding Carly in the panic room.

    Liz can do better in the romance department than her psycho ex-husband or ex-brother-in-law!

    GH sucks in the romance department with a rapist (Luke), serial killer (Franco), psycho (Ric) and mobsters galore! I would not mind if Jax romanced Liz which would make Carly’s head explode!

  15. Avatar of liason4real
    liason4real

    [quote=logan_echolls][quote=js3557]Liric…swoon! I love the chemistry between BH and RH. They are magic. I also love Ric’s adoration of Liz. It’s about time someone romanced Liz and told her how beautiful and wonderful she is.
    [/quote]

    This!

    For me out of all Liz’s pairings, LiRic was the best because Ric actually romanced her. Yeah he was crazy and drugged her so they can have Carly’s baby, bla bla bla but they were romantic. Ric wanted Liz to be happy. He had an art show so Liz could display her art. They were ice skating and don’t get me started on the Come Away With Me song. If there was one thing Guza did right was romance.[/quote]

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    Once a man tries to kill you TWICE, it’s time to run and keep on running! :)

  16. Avatar of logan_echolls
    logan_echolls

    [quote=Lucy D.]Oh thanks @liason4real. Sounds like a peach of a relationship. (Truthfully I kinda like Nik, but a Jax/Liz relationship would be awesome.)[/quote]
    _____

    Everything liason4real said is the truth but you have to watch it. When you read it, yeah it sounds horrible but that LiRic storyline was just so good and juicy! I hated that Becky got pregnant because while she was gone they moved Ric with Alexis. Please watch the youtube clips of their storyline

  17. Avatar of js3557
    js3557

    Yes, Ric did some awful things…but he wasn’t trying to kill Liz when he gave her the birth control pills. He had no way of knowing that she was allergic to them. He did consider smothering her in the hospital to save his own ass, but he couldn’t do it because he loved her too much. Anyone who has watched Ric over the years knows that he puts himself above everyone else. To see him put Liz first and let her live knowing that she could put him in jail forever was a testament to how he feels about her. I know it’s twisted, but Ric’s a twisted guy. A romantic, gorgeous twisted guy totally in love with Liz. Hell, Alan and Monica tried to kill eachother more than once and they were an amazing couple.

    I also wouldn’t mind a Liz/Jax pairing. I think they would be gorgeous together and he would romance her like no one else.

  18. Avatar of ANGELWENDY15
    ANGELWENDY15

    Perkie, as usual, I agree with everything you said. I know from the past Ric was this twisted guy who was so jealous of Sonny but he seems to have real feelings for Liz. I like how he looks at her and was there for her in the hospital.He has that romantic look in his eyes whenever he sees her and God knows GH NEEDS some romance. I am hoping Ron writes Ric better then Guza did. I CAN see Liz with Jax. I remember years ago Ingo and Becky were engaged for a short time and Ingo had said in SOD that he would love to do more scenes with Becky. Carly would go nuts!

    Agree about Silas and Sam. These two sizzled on Port Charles as Caleb and Livvie, they have the chemistry so where are those hot scenes they used to have on PC?? Again, it’s the writing and their story is a bore!

    Curious to see what happens with this AJ/Sonny shooting. Have a feeling there will be a Michael/Sonny blow-up when Mike finds out his father did the shooting. Maura West is amazing, and that is why I am over-looking her getting away with all these shootings. The writing is over-the-top but the actors have all been amazing. Even Maurice is giving more then usual at times. And, what is up with Luke??? Is Geary may-be planning to leave soon that they are making his character so indifferent, with feelings?

  19. Avatar of Lucy D.
    Lucy D.

    [quote=logan_echolls][quote=Lucy D.]Oh thanks @liason4real. Sounds like a peach of a relationship. (Truthfully I kinda like Nik, but a Jax/Liz relationship would be awesome.)[/quote]
    _____

    Everything liason4real said is the truth but you have to watch it. When you read it, yeah it sounds horrible but that LiRic storyline was just so good and juicy! I hated that Becky got pregnant because while she was gone they moved Ric with Alexis. Please watch the youtube clips of their storyline[/quote]

    I’ll check it our logan_echolls, thanks

  20. Avatar of ChrisGa
    ChrisGa

    Best thing about the episode for me was Ric/Liz. Wasn’t watching the first go-round with those two but there is still definitely something there(and Rick Hearst and Rebecca Herbst are great together).

    Still not digging Sam and Silas. I like the two actors but that couple is like another Michael/Kiki for me–I don’t mind the characters separate, but together they’re deadly dull.

    So I guess I’m to assume that Sonny and Ava are essentially the Victor Newmans of GH? Only way to explain why they apparently get away with murder. Literally.

    @tmac–yeah, the thing with Julian jumped out at me as well. There’s no logical way he could be charged considering a simple GSR test would clear him. Lazy writing in (dis)service of plot advancement is what that is.

  21. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    My soap buddy commented to me, “where are Sonny’s handlers when he needs them?” LOL he just basically said, “yeah, okay, really? okay” while Ava was spinning one lie after another!

    I do remember that hospital scene when Ric contemplated smothering Liz! OMG. Hearst was really good.

    Yes, i do like to remind other posters that as much as Guza was despised, he DID write some great romance and is responsible for Scrubs!

    Btw, i’m having a horrible time finding eps on youtube, anyone else have this problem? I think ABC is removing every channel that starts up!

    Liason4real and Loganechhols, great posts! :beer:

  22. Avatar of Perkie
    Perkie

    [quote]Everything liason4real said is the truth but you have to watch it. When you read it, yeah it sounds horrible[/quote]

    Completely agree with this. On paper, Ric Lansing is a horrible human being that I should totally hate. Yet Rick Hearst brought something to the part that made me understand a lot of what he was doing and why. Especially once they brought in his horrible father (played by the amazing Steven Macht) and you realized how terrible Ric’s childhood was and how that shaped who he became.

    Now, I’m not advocating most of Ric’s sins, but for me, a lot of forgiveness of the character comes from the talent of the actor. The panic room story was terrible in the thought that Ric chained pregnant Carly to get her baby. But the talent of RiH, ReH and TB just knocked it out of the park.

    If you get a chance to see the clips of when Carly manages to get out of the panic room, a shocked Liz seeing her and then Ric finding her and losing his shit is some truly brilliant acting all around. I was never a fan of TB’s but I thought she brought it in that story.

    People are talking about wanting Michael to cut ties with Sonny once he finds out what happened. But I’m betting ten bucks Michael will never find out because in order for Michael to find out, Sonny has to pay/go to jail, and I don’t see that happening any time soon.

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