HomeTVGeneral HospitalPerkie’s Observations: AJ’s Fate Rests With Michael on General Hospital Perkie March 18, 2014 General Hospital, TV Recap 28 Comments Nathan is surprised to see his mother is in town. He reminds Madeline no one can know he’s really Nina’s brother. Nathan tells Madeline he’s determined to get justice for Nina. She is proud of him, but wonders why he hasn’t succeeded yet. Nathan says there isn’t enough evidence. The pharmacist was killed. He's upset he’s letting his mother down, but she’s certain he’ll find a way to put Silas behind bars. Michael sits by AJ’s bedside, unsure of what he should do. Sonny stops by. Michael explains it’s his decision as AJ’s power of attorney. Sonny is angry this has been put on Michael’s shoulders, but feels Michael will make the right decision. After Michael leaves, Sonny talks to AJ. He hopes he lives for Michael’s sake, but wants AJ to die, so he can keep his son. Sonny feels he’s the better father. Liz finds Patrick upset over Robin’s departure. She’s certain Robin left to help save someone. That’s the woman Patrick fell in love with. Patrick is trying to be strong for Emma, but explains how he got angry with her and scared her. Liz reassures him Emma knows her father loves her. Shawn is surprised TJ’s mother is in town. Jordan says she’s ready to take her son back. She’s upset at the turn Shawn’s life has taken. As Sonny's muscle, he's exposing TJ to violence. Shawn accuses her life of being worst. Jordan admits things were bleak right after her husband died, however, she has climbed out of that hole and is ready to be TJ’s mother again. Sam is certain Nathan has something to hide. Silas tells her about Madeline’s visit. Silas is tired of talking about the case. It’s consumed their relationship. All he wants is Sam. The two make love in his office. Molly and TJ find themselves alone. They want to finish what they started in the hotel rooms Molly declares she and TJ will have sex. Her mother needs to deal with it. Alexis agrees. She tells them to have at it while she waits. TJ decides to take off. Molly is upset with Alexis. Alexis is she’s tired of fighting. She doesn’t want Molly moving in with Ric. Alexis tells Molly she won’t stop them from doing what they need to do. Molly thanks her mother. Alexis is concerned by Shawn’s dangerous influence on TJ. Michael tells Liz and Patrick he’s decided surgery is the better option. Patrick agrees to operate. Liz wonders if his feelings for Robin will affect him. Patrick is certain he can rise to the occasion. Michael tells Sonny he’s decided AJ should have the surgery. He hopes he doesn’t regret that decision. 28 Responses Perkie March 17, 2014 So now that it’s been confirmed that SK is leaving, I’m assuming AJ will die on the table. Liz will blame Patrick for not being of sound mind when he operated. Michael will blame himself for deciding on the more aggressive surgery. Ava and Sonny will be completely off the hook. Again. Eh, I’ve seen that story before. What a waste of SK’s talents. And the Qs lose another family member. But who needs more Quartermains when you’ve got all of Nina Clay’s family. Oh look Nathan is Nina’s sister. Totally didn’t see that coming. Yawn. So far, I like what I see with Jordan. Please don’t hook her up with Sir Shawn of Boringham. Loved Alexis parking her butt and telling the kids to go have at it until dinner. Why is Michael all alone? I get that he needs to make the decision, but why is no one sitting by his side for moral support? Not his mother. Not either of his brothers. Not his girl friend. I’m pretty sure that if my son/brother/spouse was deciding what life saving treatment to give to their parent, I’d be there. Log in to Reply bobbyew March 18, 2014 Donna Mills once a gem is now a waste of money. Her son is like Barney Fife from Mayberry. This is the worse storyline. It was a train wreck watching those lines be delivered as they rehashed shit we already know. Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 March 18, 2014 It bothers me that Sonny once again gets to call AJ all names in the books, even while he’s fighting for his life. My guess also is that AJ is most likely to die on the table and bringing him back from the dead will have made no impact at all. Sonny is still the better man and the better father as he tells himself and that will most likely be it. Who knows in the end, RC might even blame SK for the way that story ends. We all know that it was KMc’s fault that Robin got such a shitty exit… :tired: At least Nathan didn’t find an excuse to run around without a shirt while being visited by his mother. Since the Qs are as good as dead, why don’t let the Reeves clan move into the Quartermaine mansion? RC sure finds a way to bring back Madeline’s supposedly dead husband – as he already suggested in a statement with TV Guide. Nina shouldn’t be far away either and there you have your new rich family nobody cares about. So far I’m liking TJ’s mom. She seems to be a good actress and is also good looking. Only hope that she doesn’t get to be paired with Shawn, who’s working for the mob but is still allowed to judge everyone else. I liked the Liz/Patrick scenes. Always like it when they have a scene together. Thompson and Herbst have good chemistry (and should have been paired together two years ago). Loved Alexis allowing Molly to have sex and wanting to sit in the next room while she’s doing it for the first time. LOL Log in to Reply bobbyew March 18, 2014 Excellent post soapjunkie. Yes, Alexis is probably is going to be the funny of the week. Log in to Reply ANGELWENDY15 March 18, 2014 Am I the only one getting more and more disappointed in GH? Not surprised Sean K is leaving. AJ was written so well when he first returned, loved seeing more Q’s, Tracy and Monica and loved the heat between him and Carly. Then suddenly, an abrupt back-face and turning the character back into a weak, sorry drunk. I’m sure SK will do well on B &B as that show has really been great lately. The writing on the show has been so off-balanced and too many characters. Don’t really care about the Clay family because there is no history of characters to make you care about them. I like Donna Mills, but she definetly had plastic surgery done, her lips are so tight she can hardly smile, a bit like Monica. There is just no history to these characters to connect to or care about. GH has a wealth of characters that have been on for years. Go back to their past and introduce new characters pretaining to them (LIZ?)instead of all these newbies. They make my head spin keeping up to what is going on and I just find myself bored lately with the show and not watching the whole hour anymore. TJ’s Mom is so pretty, if written right, she may be an added asset. I love seeing Alexis dealing with her teenage daughter and having Ric back, and the “what is going on with Luke thing”. Other then that, the rest of the show is dull. Just my opinion. Log in to Reply Cornfed March 18, 2014 Not watching…. Perkie & SoapJunkie — great posts, LOVED! Where are all the General Hackspital cheerleaders? *crickets* Log in to Reply Grimm March 18, 2014 Immediate reaction to the headline: “Oh AJ you are a GONER. Michael F*cks everything up!” Bending the storyline to my own fan fiction ends – Madeline raised Nathan and is the only mother figure he has ever known because his biological mother, Nina, has been in a coma all his life. Thus he calls her “Mother” and not Gran…. Log in to Reply jezza March 18, 2014 [quote=Grimm]Bending the storyline to my own fan fiction ends – Madeline raised Nathan and is the only mother figure he has ever known because his biological mother, Nina, has been in a coma all his life. Thus he calls her “Mother” and not Gran….[/quote] I’m almost certain this will be the case. Donna Mills — I mean, Madeline — was dropping hints all over the place, especially when she mentioned how close Nina was to Nathan, although they were so far apart in age. We’ve already seen a similar scenario play out on OLTL with Destiny, and we know Carlivati loves to repeat himself…. Log in to Reply J Bernard Jones March 18, 2014 Where are all the General Hackspital cheerleaders? *crickets* Actually, enjoying the show. Log in to Reply J Bernard Jones March 18, 2014 we know Carlivati loves to repeat himself…. Like every head writer in daytime has done since the dawn of the genre. Paging the ghost of Douglas Marland… Log in to Reply J Bernard Jones March 18, 2014 Is Shawn TJ’s biological father after all? Log in to Reply FoxyMegan March 18, 2014 [quote=IOWAHAWKEYE]Where are all the General Hackspital cheerleaders? *crickets*[/quote] If you’re referring to those of us who still like the show, I for one am still here. But I see no point in arguing with people in the GHC who have so much time on their hands they can watch and pick apart every moment of a show they don’t like. (If the show is such a waste of time, why are they wasting their time? I don’t get it.) But since you asked for an opinion, I’m enjoying most of the current storylines. I like the Jeromes, all of them (including Kiki and especially Ava. Maura West smolders like the film noir villainesses who sprang from the imagination of James M. Cain.) I can take or leave Sean Kanan as AJ. I’d prefer he not be killed off, but if he is, I’ll deal with it. And, I am loving the “new” Luke and can’t wait to see where this story goes. Log in to Reply Cornfed March 18, 2014 I have never seen more activity on this board until fans FINALLY got the chance to vent their frustrations over GH these past 2 days, it was like a wildfire out of control, both here and at TV Guide’s site. This site was crawling like a snail most of yesterday, freezing up all my pages, i got very little done! I can’t see GH’s ratings being maintained at this current pace. Maybe i’ll be wrong, and that’s very possible given how high Y/R still is, and half the cast are newbies. But YR are more die hards and can put up with the Steve Burton show, and the writing is supposedly a bit better than before over there. I enjoyed OLTL for a bit under CarToony, until it just got so ludicrous i didn’t even see the finale or the last few months, as they threw TSJ under the bus for campy buffoon Howarth. Ron C. has re-upped his contract and clearly is writing the GH he wants to write. More power to him, but i won’t be watching. I’m not going to personally attack anyone watching GH, but i gotta wonder what exactly one’s expectations are watching this show being *called* General Hospital. If nothing else, i finally see with the SK departure that many many fans feel the way i do/did. For a while there i was questioning my sanity! LOL Log in to Reply Daniel St. John March 18, 2014 Did anyone else notice that Nathan’s baritone was taken down to a whisper in his scenes with Madeline. It was like RP was subconsciously mimicking the way DM speaks. I found the whole thing hilarious! Sonny getting to vent about what a great dad he was to Michael conveniently glossing over the getting shot in the head and prison rape that all occurred because Sonny is a mobster. What a prick that character is and I can’t wait for him to get his comeuppance. It is way past due. I like the actress who is playing Jordan and hope she causes Shawn all sorts of problems. Silas and Sam’s sex scene was hawt! He was tossing Sam’s little self all over that office and then started to slap it, flip it and rub it down…oh no! The two actors just have an insane sexual chemistry. Log in to Reply john2124 March 18, 2014 [quote=J Bernard Jones]Is Shawn TJ’s biological father after all?[/quote] I believe that is where the story is heading and I am ok with that. TJ’s mom is a great actress and I love her in the role. I’m enjoying the show too LOL of course GH sucks. The introduce characters that have ties to older characters as well as new characters. God forbid we make new characters. Y & R is replaying several GH stories that happen a few years ago. I never waste time on things I hate or don’t like. Smh. Log in to Reply cmalt March 18, 2014 GH is a mess, n front of the camera and behind. FV sold the fans a bill of goods and apparently Sean Kanan as well. Tristan Rogers told them to take hike. Genie Francis knew she deserved better. Jack Wagner called it like it is. John Stamos was smart enough to stay away and not let them trot him out like a trained monkey so they could get some attention for the show, but continue to give us the Pet/Newbie hour. Any promise of a Quartermaine resurgence is dead, but it never really existed anyway. Only for a fleeting moment when they thought they could get Roger Howarth to be in charge of them. But really, what would we have gotten anyway. The same team would be writing the story. No depth, no drama,dropped storylines, characters written as idiots to advance plots, more holes than swiss cheese,plot points on a dotted line to nowhere. You can only get so far with promise and hype before the real quality of the show is exposed. That time has come. Fans are angry and vocal. Ratings for February were lower than December and January. It is all starting to catch up to them. Log in to Reply tmac March 18, 2014 If I remember correctly Shawn didn’t meet TJ’s father until they were in the army together, so I doubt Shawn is his father. Did anyone else notice how tan Michael and Sonny have gotten? Yet in the scene in Patrick’s office Michael was pale as a ghost and his hair was longer. I guess over his weekend he got a haircut and went to the beach. Log in to Reply Lucy D. March 19, 2014 Maybe I should change my name to Jiminy, since I’m one of the quiet crickets, like FoxyMegan and JBJ, who still enjoy watching. And I did comment the other day that no AJ was disappointing. I have long commented my hatred of Sonny. As for the whole show I still find it infinitely more entertaining than during the Guza years. And I will never understand people who proudly proclaim they didn’t watch, aren’t going to watch, but are happy to blast the show. Really IowaHawkeye, if you hate GH so much that you won’t even watch it, why are you calling us “crickets” out? Log in to Reply tmac March 19, 2014 Amen, Lucy D. Log in to Reply logan_echolls March 19, 2014 The lady who plays Jordan was on that show Being Erica that came on Soapnet. She was Erica’s best friend. I really like her and you know they are going to pair her up with Sean. I just hope she doesn’t become a Sonny apologist like everyone else. Where is Michael’s family and I hate that Sonny gets to bad mouth AJ, a man he shoot who was unarmed. I really hope Sonny receives some type of fallout from this. If not, Guza’s spirit is still in the writer’s room inhabiting Ron’s. This huffingtonpost article was really good regarding GH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ed-martin/general-hospitals-amazing_b_4981518.html Log in to Reply J Bernard Jones March 19, 2014 If I remember correctly Shawn didn’t meet TJ’s father until they were in the army together, so I doubt Shawn is his father. That wouldn’t prevent Sean from being TJ’s father. Log in to Reply MeltStuff March 19, 2014 I am so close to ending my tenure of watching GH and I’ve been watching since 92! I forgave a lot with this regime and I actually am a big fan of Ava Jerome. But I’m pissed about AJ leaving and about Ron Carlivati’s catty comeback to Sean Kanan. I’m also done with Nathan and Madeline and now TJ’s mother?!? Get rid of all of them and Franco (I love RH but seriously Franco was such a bad choice) and put Carly with Shawn. That’s a couple that never got a chance. Also, even though I’m not a HUGE Laura fan I love GF and was excited to see her return. I’m sure some sh–stuff went down there behind the scenes. She didn’t want to be a weak character running Deception Cosmetics. Whatever, I like Luke and Tracy together I’m just so over these unnecessary characters. Also Victor could’ve been utilized better. Would’ve loved it if the mysterious Nina was his daughter or granddaughter. Ok. Sorry. Rant over. Log in to Reply jezza March 19, 2014 [quote=J Bernard Jones] we know Carlivati loves to repeat himself…. Like every head writer in daytime has done since the dawn of the genre. Paging the ghost of Douglas Marland…[/quote] Yawn. Log in to Reply Cornfed March 19, 2014 @Lucy, i guess my point is/was, all of us who voiced our displeasure at GH the past year or more — at least going back to the months leading up to the 50th anniv — were referred to as the “GHC” or whatever the term was. So i found it ironic that once this SK thing hit the fan, there was just a ton of ppl crawling out the woodwork against GH, posters i hadn’t even heard of, or seen in a very very long time. Same thing on TVGuide site, i was speechless to see how ppl truly felt about this show, meaning it wasn’t just something strictly limited to Perkie’s thread. And when something like that happens, you’re naturally wondering where the flip side of that argument is (the pro- side), i guess just human nature on my part. Given the general direction of the show, there is way more bad than good imo. That being said, i can still remember some great scenes with Liz and Nic from last week, i haven’t forgotten. But IMO though the scenes were great b/c of the acting, not so much the writing. (Liz and AJ are apart a few months and she’s already over him? More like a projection on the writers’ part, since RON was truly over Sean Kanan!) But i digress… Log in to Reply liason4real March 20, 2014 [quote=IOWAHAWKEYE]@Lucy, i guess my point is/was, all of us who voiced our displeasure at GH the past year or more — at least going back to the months leading up to the 50th anniv — were referred to as the “GHC” or whatever the term was. So i found it ironic that once this SK thing hit the fan, there was just a ton of ppl crawling out the woodwork against GH, posters i hadn’t even heard of, or seen in a very very long time. Same thing on TVGuide site, i was speechless to see how ppl truly felt about this show, meaning it wasn’t just something strictly limited to Perkie’s thread. And when something like that happens, you’re naturally wondering where the flip side of that argument is (the pro- side), i guess just human nature on my part. Given the general direction of the show, there is way more bad than good imo. That being said, i can still remember some great scenes with Liz and Nic from last week, i haven’t forgotten. But IMO though the scenes were great b/c of the acting, not so much the writing. (Liz and AJ are apart a few months and she’s already over him? More like a projection on the writers’ part, since RON was truly over Sean Kanan!) But i digress…[/quote] ======= It really ticked me off at the half-ass love scene between Liz and AJ where fans only saw them in bed the next day versus we got to see AJ and Carly going at it in his bedroom. I think the scene pretty much showed me that RC had no interest in Quiz at all and then came the comment about Jake. Quiz started off this time last year being really flirty and cute, and now we have Liz in love (LMAO) with Nik. Log in to Reply Lucy D. March 20, 2014 Thanks for answering me @IowaHawkeye. yes so many people commented after the SK thing, but 2 weeks from now (or more if they kill off AJ) it will go back to the way it was. And when everyone is reveling in the “bad” those of use who still enjoy the show are more likely to remain quiet Log in to Reply testadoda March 21, 2014 I am on my way back to just not bothering about the show period. I dvr, read the boards and if its the same old same old I don’t bother. I haven’t bothered . SK is leaving what’s new.? You can’t blame him. he has been called names, shoved in a bottle. been made to look like a fool allowing Sonny to beat him up. When that didn’t make the fans hate him they had him say a horrible thing to Liz. After all we need more screen time for RH to chew the scenery, and spout out his stupidity. The last time AJ was sonnys punching bag, and Sonny won I just shut the show off. who are these people/ Nathan, donna Mills who cares All I can say is I actually do not like the show at all. It’s written by a mean girl in drag. He picks on the characters, the fans and anyone who has the nerve to disagree with him,. he does as he pleases. It pleases me, to not watch. see what the ratings are when he is the only one watching. I watched OL for about two months. The stories running then are now here. They started off good, got great ratings and full of themselves and ruined it. Log in to Reply Bizlet March 21, 2014 I agree have been watching GH on and off for nearly 30 years I took about an 8 year break before after I stopped buying VCR tapes and before I upgraded my cable to have a DVR. Now I am not working and I try to watch live every day. RC/FV show on whole has been more entertaining than the Guza years, bc they understand something Guza never did you build a real daytime drama around one or two characters and that was what Guza trying to do with Sonny and Carly. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.