Perkie’s Observations: Lulu FINALLY Learns Ben is Her Son on General Hospital!





Liz tells Lulu about Britt's lies. She has proof Ben is Lulu’s son.

Lulu doesn’t believe it, but Liz tells her Britt stole the embryos and had them implanted. Lulu reads the letter and is shocked by the truth. 
 
Lulu says she felt a connection with Ben and realizes it’s because she’s his mother. Lulu declares she’s going to get her son. 
 
Julian reminds Luke no one is supposed to know they’re working together. Luke berates Julian for not giving him results in taking Sonny down. 

Luke complains Julian failed in getting ELQ, saying he needs a controlling interest in a legitimate business. Julian says it will take time to dismantle Sonny’s organization. Luke says he has a plan. 
 
Ric wonders who Alexis thought he was meeting with. Alexis admits she thought it was Julian. 

Ric says he did her a favor by representing Julian in AJ’s case. He’s now dealing with Julian’s legitimate holdings, namely the gallery. 
 
Sonny arrives. Ric accuses him of sending Alexis after him. 

Ric says he used to give Sonny power, but he’s changed and doesn’t want bad blood between them anymore.  Ric is only Julian’s legal counsel. If someone is after Sonny, it isn't him.  Alexis believes Ric and tells Sonny he’s not Julian’s partner. 
 
Tracy tells Lucas she was with Lulu and Dr. Obrecht lied about Lulu needing to see him.  Lucas heads back to find Brad, while Tracy heads off to look for Luke. 
 
Dr. Obrecht pulls a knife on Brad, who’s quick to declare he won’t say anything about Ben to anyone. Liesl feels his will is weak. She wants a proper relationship with Britt.  Dr. Obrecht pushes Brad off the parapet, but he lands in a pile of hay. 
 
Lucas comes across Liesl pulling Brad out of the hay.  She claims he got dizzy on the parapet. 

Dante explains Lulu feels like an outsider regarding Ben and is trying to keep her distance. Britt tells him Lulu was just with Ben and didn’t seem upset. 
 
Julian questions whether Luke has problems crossing the line. Luke says he’ll do whatever it takes. 

Tracy overhears the conversation.  She wonders why he’s meeting with Julian. 
 
Luke claims he wanted to have a smoke. Julian crashed his party. 

Luke lies, saying he was telling Julian to do right by Lucas. Tracy leaves and Luke warns Julian to get results. After they leave, Spencer comes out of hiding. 
 
Tracy overhears Sonny telling someone he’s looking for Julian. Tracy tears a strip off of Sonny, saying he confuses brutality with power and, while he lasted longer than most, he’s nothing more than a thug.  Tracy tells him she saw Julian with Luke. 

Alexis tells Julian she was looking for him.  Liz tells Ric about Lulu knowing the truth.
 
Nik gives a speech to the gathering about what it means to him to have Britt and Ben join his family.
 
Lulu storms in demanding Britt get her hands off her son. 
 

58 Responses

  1. Profile photo of Perkie
    Perkie

    I wish Lulu would have brought the letter with her in the confrontation, otherwise, she’s just going to look like she’s lost her marbles. Until Liz backs her up or unless Britt admits it.

    I must say, I’m intrigued by the Luke story and who he really is.

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    tmac

    I’m thinking this is not Bill Eckert. I don’t remember him ever having a beef with Sonny since they weren’t on at the same time, or at least not for long. Sonny debuted in 1993 and Bill died that same year. This person obviously has a personal vendetta against Sonny.

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    logan_echolls

    I wanted Liz to stick a carrot in Lulu mouth to shut her up. It took forever for Liz to give her that letter.

    I’m so sick of hypocritical Alexis talking about Ric hanging with unsavory characters. She the one trying to bone Julian! Let’s not forget Jerry Jax who basically tortured Nikolas and she was still messing with him. I just wish next time Alexis, Sonny and Ric want to have that convo, they make sure a kid isn’t right behind them sitting on the couch. Poor Cam heard all of that. Oh and Sonny Ric is interested in art, he put on an art show for Liz. He loved Liz art.

    Why is Nik asking Sam and Silas where Liz is? Hmmmm

    Love all of Ric and Liz scenes. Especially Ric and Cam.

    So Luke is Bill? Does that mean his other relatives are coming back. Pls no

    Yesterday show really showed how pointless Olivia is. There is no need for her annoying behind popping up in scenes like Where’s Waldo!

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    The_Moustache

    Ron Cavalarti needs to stop pushing this gross/inappropriate/disgusting kiddie love fantasy he has going on with Spencer/Emma/Cameron.

    it’s not cute nor fun or funny on any level.

    sometimes i wish Jill Phelps, Bob Guza and Frons were back in charge!

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    soapbaby

    Per usual, I’m in agreement with logan_echolls! I love LiRic and wish that they were going to be given a real shot. It’s obvious, Niz is end-game. Tyler Christopher has returned to that disinterested, phoning-it-in mode of acting. I really enjoyed when Nik returned last year and then his rescuing Robin on Cassadine Island. Now, I find him pretty flat and boring. Hopefully, TC will bring it in when Nik confronts Britt (in her awful dress.)

    I wish Liz would have accompanied Lulu to the main room for the confrontation. Loved how Lulu and Liz hugged albeit brief. I miss them being “sisterly.”

    I’m not a fan of Alexis but I do like it when she shares the screen with Ric or Sonny. I just wish Alexis wasn’t often written as a buffoon. Too much reliance on comedy. By contrast, Tracy Quartermaine is written as being dignified with a great sense of humor. Loved Tracy’s subtle but potent take-down of Sonny. Jane Elliot is a gem!

    Is it mean that I had wished Brad fell to his death? At least when he was introduced he was edgy. Now, he (and Britt for that matter) is a big whiny, wimp. Where were these attacks of conscience when he stole Lulu’s embryos? I wish Brad and Britt were more bad ass.

    @The_Moustache: The kiddie love triangle is huge waste of time and not entertaining at all. I get what the writer is trying to do but it’s heavy-handed and not fun.

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    mufasa

    If Spencer will tell Sonny what he heard, then Sonny helping Spencer through a rough time will make sense……I hope that happens….
    it has to be Bill OR Faison – because again Luke didn’t remember meeting Britt……
    I just can’t like Lulu – sorry – she just isn’t that good…
    WHY can’t Olivia have visions again? At least when she had visions it was interesting – stupid that she didn’t see Britt lying.
    HOW is Dr. O going to cover for Britt?

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    soapjunkie88

    Jane Elliot was everything in that episode. I loved her scenes with Lucas, Julian/Luke and Sonny.

    Don’t get why Lulu would leave the letter with Liz but well…

    Obrecht telling Brad the story of Katherine had a nice touch. Never liked the character but it really was nice. I guess DC’s Luke cheered the moment Helena’s name came up and Obrecht brought her knife. ;)

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    The_Moustache

    sorry but I gave Marcy Rylan a chance to prove herself worthy of being Julie Bermans successor but she has fallen flat and is a flop.

    i liked her as Abby on Y&R and as Lizzie on GL but she should not have been cast as Lulu Spencer. This was a mistake by the casting department.

    I think she would’ve been a better recast as Maxie or Serena.

    :-(

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    stefanstavros

    Obrecht is a riot….Her comment about you Americans and your diction made me bust out. Maybe Luke is Gino Sollito? Another poster had that theory several weeks ago. I may be true especially since the name was dropped yesterday….

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    gslam

    I like the Spencer/Emma/Cameron triangle. I think it’s hilarious, and it’s setting up the kids for history down the line. What I find amusing is the question “How did Spencer learn to be that way? Nik is not like that.” How often we forget that children can and do have their own little personalities. I don’t think it’s at all impossible that Spencer, while moving around from country to country with this family member and that family member, has grown quite accustomed to the Cassadine lifestyle. You know he’s heard the stories of his family and their legacy…why would it be outside of the realm of possibility for a precocious child to act the way he does?

    Jane Elliot’s conversation with Sonny was A.MA.ZING.

    I’m intrigued by the Luke/Julian twist. I’m really hoping it’s not Bill Eckert or another mask. Plus, if it’s the REAL Luke, how would it make sense for him to have been funding the Jeromes this entire time? Plus, Luke doesn’t have beef with Sonny. I wonder if it could be Damian Smith with plastic surgery…

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    logan_echolls

    Lol Spencer needs speech therapy! That is so funny.

    I so agree about Brad and Britt being turned into whiny wimps. Ron needs to learn how to redeem his characters without changing their personalities. I just wish Felix was there to see Lucas being there for Brad. Felix can suck it! Glad Sobby Sabrina wasn’t there although her and Britt are friends now. Her not being on screen has been a blessing. Sam and Silas saying they liked the stables. I wrote on Twitter that Silas like the stables because that’s where he has his family reunions! Sam just met the family

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    soapbaby

    [quote=mufasa]WHY can’t Olivia have visions again? At least when she had visions it was interesting -[/quote]

    ^^^ Excellent points! I happen to agree and ask out loud about Olivia’s lack of visions all often. Was it ever explained onscreen?

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    soapjunkie88

    I think Emme Rylan is doing just fine in the role and the last episodes show that. It appears that she finally feels comfortable in the role after so much backlash from the fans.
    The thing I noticed is that the writing for the character has changed as soon as Rylan took over the role which might make it hard to even compare her performance to Julie Marie Berman’s.

    As far as this Luke storyline goes, I don’t really know who could be behind it. I suspect it to be someone from the Smith family. Gino Sollito is another good guess.
    Don’t want it to be Bill. That character should be in the past and never ever mentioned again like they do with Monica’s daughter since she died in the early 90s.

    Olivia is pointless. I don’t even know why they still keep her around. And not to wish that on Ms LoCicero, but why have her still on contract?
    It’s not like they write for her. They haven’t in years. Olivia is a supporting character that’s always butting in in someone else’s story. Nothing more.

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    mufasa

    I even thought the “Luke” was Jax?????
    but Jax has money…this guy said he needed money..they commented about Barrett Enterprises…
    Jerry? No, he’s sick….
    Maybe they did brain wash him….
    It better not be something stupid….

    and by the way GLAD that Sam mentioned Spinelli – who absolutely COULD find out about Nina/Nathan, etc. Miss Spinelli….

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    soapbaby

    I agree with soapjunkie88, Emme Rylan has done a fine job, particularly of late. I am not too confident in her ability to pull off the anger in her upcoming scenes as Lulu confronts Britt (Lulu confronting Maxie at Connie’s baptism fell flat for me.) She has definitely nailed Lulu’s despair over not being able to give birth. Not one false note.

    Emme Rylan and Julie Berman are worlds apart in acting. I don’t think it’s fair to compare actresses. For me, JMB excelled at anger and indignation (usually righteousness) and Emme Rylan has been excelling at the motherhood/loss of a child story (perhaps because she is a mother in real life.)

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    BrookeKKL

    Nice episode. And I agree with most of post here, but I don`t think that Lucas will stick with Brad when he learns that Brad involved in the whole mess with impregnating Britt with Lulu`s embryos. And I sure hope Lucas and Felix get together.

    Alexis was very hypocritical like always.

    And good for Tracy telling Sonny everything like it is.

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    soapjunkie88

    [quote=BrookeKKL]Nice episode. And I agree with most of post here, but I don`t think that Lucas will stick with Brad when he learns that Brad involved in the whole mess with impregnating Britt with Lulu`s embryos. And I sure hope Lucas and Felix get together.[/quote]

    Yeah I doubt they’ll survive this but I don’t want Lucas anywhere near that Gossip. Lucas is too good for Felix. :P

    [quote=BrookeKKL]Alexis was very hypocritical like always.[/quote]

    I didn’t even want to comment on Alexis. Her scenes make absolutely no sense. It’s not only the character that is acting very hypocritical, it’s also the writing that is very plot- and not character-driven.
    Alexis as Sonny’s spy is as unbelievable as her going after Ric after it was her that wanted him to be Julian’s lawyer. Very, very strange writing.

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    Cornfed

    [quote=The_Moustache]Ron Cavalarti needs to stop pushing this gross/inappropriate/disgusting kiddie love fantasy he has going on with Spencer/Emma/Cameron. it’s not cute nor fun or funny on any level. sometimes i wish Jill Phelps, Bob Guza and Frons were back in charge![/quote]

    I’m still on last Thurs’s episode, but i LOVE this post, mainly b/c i felt that if i riffed on the kids, i’d be called a hater, or President of the GHC. To ME, this kid love story is just Ron’s way of his rotating fascination with shiny new toys and right now Cam/Emma/Whoever is part of that. It’s a big whatever to me and a HUGE waste of screen time!

    I didn’t mind anything i saw in the Wed and Thurs eps so far, but nothing thrilling either. For whatever reason, i enjoyed Britt greeting all the guests, she was charming. And her scenes with her mom were great, LOVE Kathleen Gati. I always have to remind myself that i 100% appreciate Ron giving story to Nancy Lee Grahn — after a lllllong dry spell — and Kathleen Gati.

    My soap buddy off-handedly suggested to me the IDEAL JOB for Olivia would be working at Kelly’s, similar to that of the hotel, yes, but Kelly’s would justify her being in everyone’s business, she could chomp on some gum, and she’d get to do a little bit of everything. She has ZERO PURPOSE beyond that. And of course on recurring, not contract!

    I apologize in advance but I gotta give a small shout-out to the actress playing Molly. I’ve always complained about her, but she does do humor and snide asides really well, i seem to enjoy her most in this capacity. She’s cracked me up a few times, even if her voice is still annoying as hell!

    Edited: Just saw soapbaby’s post, and as usual great minds think alike! :) :beer: :party:

  19. Profile photo of SwanQueen59
    SwanQueen59

    @ soapbaby- With respect and no offense. Knowing this is your opinion, I must politely disagree that Julie wouldn’t excell at the “motherhood/losing a child” aspect of this version of L. I refer back to a poster who said basically the same thing in regards to KeMo not being convincing as Danny’s mother. (For the record I enjoy KeMo’s work with the children playing young Danny.)
    They then went on to praise Florencia Lozano’s work with the baby aspect, saying flat out that Ms. Lozano was wonderful because, yes, she surely is a mother in real life. It was later revealed by another poster, immediately following that Ms. Lozano has no children.

    As for the “losing a child” area, Julie lost her mother at a fairly young age, so this personal loss would not be something she was unfamiliar with.

    Please consider another take. As a classical ballet dancer/teacher, this discussion would be similar to one that might be put forth concerning all the ballerinas who have ever taken on the role of Princess Aurora in “The Sleeping Beauty”. Many of them, if not all, would be disqualified from being considered for the role because they are not of a “royal heritage”, ie how could they ever hope to portray a princess if they haven’t experienced that upbringing?….. 0:)

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    nysam

    Since the Cartoony regime loves to bring characters back from the dead, “Luke” is most likely…

    1)Victor Jerome who died circa 1989. Even though if he were alive he should be about 90.

    2)Damian Smith who died circa 1995. If it is Damian, hopefully it is a mask (even though I hate this plot device) because Damian was so HOT and I have no idea why he would want to look like Luke.

    3) Anthony Zacharra who died summer 2012. Would make sense why he would want to be near Tracy.

    4) Gino Solito. Did he die?

    Whoever it is can we please get a break from the mob stories?? I was never a fan of Jason & Sonny’s mob, but now with Luke, Sonny, Julian, Ava, Morgan, Max, Alexis, Shawn there are way too many mob stories. Enough please!

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    soapbaby

    @ SwanQueen59: No offense taken! I don’t think the “Perhaps…” in my statement should be overlooked. I have no idea what motivates an actor in some stories versus others. Just speculating…

    In my time posting, it’s pretty evident to me that you are quite loyal to JMB and haven’t taken to ER. I never stated that JMB wouldn’t excel at the “motherhood/losing a child” aspect of Lulu’s story but I don’t shy away from the inference based on my take on JMB’s style of acting.

    Apples and oranges. :-)

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    Cornfed

    ER is conveying the sadness/grieving mother stuff quite well — in a quiet, delicate manner — and by having her interact more with Lulu’s family, she’s finally given the chance to be more…..let’s say, APPEALING. Still not really Lulu to me, but the chance to distract viewers and possibly win them over taking another route. Still a miscast imo, but not as rough going as in the beginning.

    I gotta 100% agree with the poster who stated how F-L-A-T Emme was in the confrontation scenes with Maxie, it was Storms who sold that the entire way. ER is limited, IMO, but at least it seems Ron is giving her material she can sell more convincingly, and by doing that i don’t have to focus on the annoying speech patterns and lips (sorry!). Even if i hear her voice and i’m multi-tasking on another screen on my laptop, i’m still annoyed LOL. That’s just me. I still FF thru a majority of her scenes except those with Carnes LOL.

    In CarToony’s world, this isn’t really gut-wrenching material by any stretch of the imagination — the kind of stuff that JMB excelled at during the Guza years — and i believe the Lulu rewrite began even before JMB left. Last but not least, i’d never in a million years buy ER as a baseball fan. But that’s just me!

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    angrierblackerman

    Luke is probably Bill whatshisface…didn’t Luke used to play a dual role or another character back in the 80’s? A brother or a cousin?

    Why are people picking on Spencer, a child?! It’s really refreshing to see children on soaps who aren’t just cookie eating mutes! Most children on soaps seem like they were shot with tranquilizer darts, and rarely even emote.

    Now when we get good kids that can deliver lines and have timing, we bitch about it! Cut the kids a break!

    And I still haven’t warmed up to Emme Rylan as Lulu…she just hasn’t made the role her own yet. I think it’s the writing, Lulu needs a definitive storyline where ER can really show her chops. Sorry, Freezing Lulu didn’t cut it for me.

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    SwanQueen59

    @ soapbaby- Thank you for your clarification. And, yes, I am quite loyal to Julie’s version of L. ;) I sometimes feel the need to defend her take on the role in part because the character, for me, has always been special for the way she draws many of her qualities from her father. And for me, Julie was well on her way to balancing those two aspects (Luke and Laura), of her genetic make up quite beautifully. Having the character now being single-mindedly focused on the baby does a diservice to the character, because there is so much more to her than just this quest for motherhood…

    @ IOWAHAWKEYE- Love to you my friend. :)

    0:)

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    Cornfed

    @angrierblackman — I’m not a child hater by any means, and you have some great points (that they’re not cookie cutter, etc). I just think a lot if it is tiresome, and almost treated as a “A” story rather than something that really should be a toss-off on any given episode. Jmo.

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    Cornfed

    There are so many Liz fans on here, that part doesn’t need repeating! We all want Liz to have her own story AND her own man! (Altho i don’t think TV Gord is a big fan LOL)

    Nothing sparks these boards more than the Liz vs Sam discussions, yowsa!

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    stephanieleo

    The Britt and lulu and Dante baby storyline is a ripoff of the 80’s with Diana Taylor and Heather and Jeff and Peter Taylor haveing Steven lars and Heather and her mother new it because Heather sold her son and Diana dies and Jeff Webber found out what Heather as done but the 80’s storyline was way better written

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    Daniel St. John

    I was amazed at how little I found myself caring for the big reveal with Liz and Lulu. I don’t care about that baby really being Lulu’s mostly because it means Lulu and Dante will continue to be a couple which sucks and Liz will end up with Prince Douche which sucks even more.

    Tracy gave me life with her read of Sonny. Love me some Jane Elliot.

    Whoever Lukalike really is has become the one storyline on this show I am most intrigued about. Hopefully he doesn’t end up being someone lame like Bill Eckert or that Zacharra bozo. Hate that it just makes Julian look like an even bigger loser than Sonny has already made him look like though.

    Dr. O tossing Brad off that parapet was hysterical. Is it wrong that I hope Lukalike does the same thing with Spencer when he finds out the little runt was eavesdropping on his conversation with Julian?

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    Mets82

    I like the Emma/Spencer/Cameron triangle. I never saw anything inapporiate about it. I thought it was very sweet although Spencer is rich, spoiled, little brat. I think that should be taken to task. Not the triangle, but the fact this little kid shows no respect or no privacy to Nik, Britt or anybody else. I mean how about the scene where Nik and Britt are in bed and Spencer just barges in? Ever heard of knocking? I mean does this kid even get disciplined or even yelled at? Thats ridiculous.

    I havent seen this episode yet but it seems like a good one. I think Luke is Luke, its just he was drugged or pumped with something at Miscaviage, which is making him act like he’s acting. If anything, I kind of found Luke, a grandfather, hitting on Kiki more disgusting than the triangle but thats just me.

    Also, cant stress this enough, but Lulu has no room to talk being mad at Britt. Didnt she do the samething with Maxie’s baby? Didnt she try to leave the country with her baby, AFTER she found out it wasnt hers?

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    J Bernard Jones

    I like the Spencer/Emma/Cameron triangle. I think it’s hilarious, and it’s setting up the kids for history down the line. What I find amusing is the question “How did Spencer learn to be that way? Nik is not like that.” How often we forget that children can and do have their own little personalities. I don’t think it’s at all impossible that Spencer, while moving around from country to country with this family member and that family member, has grown quite accustomed to the Cassadine lifestyle. You know he’s heard the stories of his family and their legacy…why would it be outside of the realm of possibility for a precocious child to act the way he does?

    100% agreed. I find it hilarious that the kids are basically acting out not “sick kiddie fantasies” as their little triangle was called in another post, but rather mimicking soap opera romance tropes while essentially emulating the often tortured antics of their fictional parents and elders. How many times have we seen a grown up version of the little scene where the ingenue (Emma) is mistreated by the rich “bad” love interest (Spencer)and she (literally) runs (in)to the dull-ish good boy knight-in-shining armor (Cameron), only to have the latter win her over with a simple and kind gesture? Might as well have been Adam/Dixie/Tad on All My Children. I like that the kids are basically spoofing grown up soap romances while maintaining their own little personalities.

    Also, making fun of the little actor who plays Spencer? Not cool. It’s one thing when a grown up (not to mention, veteran) actor like Maurice Benard trips over his lines like a horny drunk in a Nevada cathouse, but mocking kids like that is, well, childish.

    Most children on soaps seem like they were shot with tranquilizer darts, and rarely even emote.

    However, this I agree with wholeheartedly. That’s not a reflection on the child actors but rather the writing & direction. I swear the kid CHARACTERS on the Young & the Restless would get lost on a water slide if someone didn’t push them down.

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    dwood37

    I think I know who it is: Harlan Barrett–Brenda’s father. When I watched him on GH in the early 90’s he always thought of himself as a “ladies man” which would explain “Luke” hitting on Kiki and speaking about how hot Britt was to Nicholas and noticing every beautiful woman he can point his eyes to. It would also make sense because Sean found out that Barrett Industries is bank rolling Julian and the Jeromes AND because Harlan dated Tracey and hired Bill Eckert–Luke’s cousin–who was a deadringer for him. Harlan also tried to take ELQ from the Quartermaines. The only plausible alternative would be that Bill is back from the dead, has gone rogue, and has taken over Barrett Industries and ran it into the ground. Either way, it’s one or the other. Case closed. :) Now, I think I’ll pour myself a drink!”

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    CapitalCrunch

    God, that photo looks awful. It looks like Liz is trying to seduced Lulu with her naked anorexic body while Lulu is trying not to throw up. Who freeze captured this photo?

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    BrookeKKL

    I am very intrigued with this Luke story. I have no idea who he is right now – very interesting post and suggestions about him. And I really found “Luke” hitting on and groping Kiki was disgusting.

    I also liked how Dr.O shove Brad over the parapet. And threatening him with a knife was priceless.

    I hope really hope that Niz do not happen. I do not see any chemistry between Liz and Nicholas. I do agree that Liz needs a man and an interesting story but can`t stomach the two of them together. As friends -yes, but not as lovers. I find more chemistry between Ric and Liz.

    And Olivia – what is her purpose on the show? She is judging everyone, she is not interesting at all. Where are her visions? Why is she not able to see who is targeting Sonny?

    Tracy was priceless today.

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    Daniel St. John

    [quote=Mets82]I havent seen this episode yet but it seems like a good one. I think Luke is Luke, its just he was drugged or pumped with something at Miscaviage, which is making him act like he’s acting. If anything, I kind of found Luke, a grandfather, hitting on Kiki more disgusting than the triangle but thats just me.
    [/quote]
    He can’t be our Luke because he has been bankrolling Julian since he was Derek Wells and before he first came back to PC. Luke only spent time at Miscavige the last 2 months or so.

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    twen_angst

    this is a personal bug bear – how people equate the ability to connect with material with personal experience. that’s rubbish. most actors who’ve played serial killers are not so in real life (at least, one would hope) – and then people say that yes, maybe they were angry at their bad teacher and wanted them dead and so they can relate. it’s like saying that you can relate to the death of your child because you had a puppy die. actors who play hamlet haven’t experienced 1% of what hamlet goes through. what i’m saying is that good acting is about IMAGINATION, not personal experience. it’s not therapy, it’s the ability to see the world with another person’s eyes, not to become that person. as a great acting teacher once said: “if you believe you ARE your character, you don’t belong on the stage, but in a padded cell” – so please, let’s stop referring to personal experiences or lack thereof to judge someone’s acting. i always bought lozano as a mother whereas other actresses, who do have kids, whom i shan’t name, i’ve always found flat and distant. rant over.

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    twen_angst

    i mean it would be fun if luke turned out to be someone else – fun to guess, anyway. but what if it’s luke’s body, but not his brain? what if he’s been tampered with.

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    maxsmom

    [quote=The_Moustache]Ron Cavalarti needs to stop pushing this gross/inappropriate/disgusting kiddie love fantasy he has going on with Spencer/Emma/Cameron.

    it’s not cute nor fun or funny on any level.

    sometimes i wish Jill Phelps, Bob Guza and Frons were back in charge![/quote]

    |( Bite your tongue. Get a tissue. Bite it again. Repeat. |(

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    liason4real

    Count me in as someone that likes the kiddie triangle a lot better than the adult ones! Cam/Emma/Spencer are cute.

    Liz looks fabulous all dolled up, now she needs a hot new man!

    AZ was way too short to be “nuLuke”.

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    TV Gord

    [quote=IOWAHAWKEYE]There are so many Liz fans on here, that part doesn’t need repeating! We all want Liz to have her own story AND her own man! (Altho i don’t think TV Gord is a big fan LOL)[/quote]

    Oh, who cares what HE thinks!?!?!

    :-|

    Someone had to say it! :-D ;-)

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    BoricuaAngel

    My favorite scene today was Tracy putting Sony in check, I LOVED IT!!! Haha Sony, you got punked!!! lol. I also loved that Rick (hopefully) is NOT involved in taking down Sony. I really hope Rick gets a story of his own that does not involve Sony; OR Rick would be the one to save Sony.
    Alexis, biggest hypocrite as usual. Luke, I’m liking everyone’s guess of him really being Damian Smith or Anthony Zachara. I wonder if Anthony Geary is enjoying the change in character??? I’m looking forward to seeing how this story develops.

    On a separate note – I really hope Sony goes down this time. The previous regime always had Sony winning every battle, and that got old real fast for me. I’m really hoping that won’t this time, especially with the many characters plotting his downfall. (fingers crossed). ;-)

    BTW – How sexy was Lucas and Julian??!!! Damn …so hot!!! :-)

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    westvirginiafan

    Only one way to explain “Luke’s” prissy face–he has been possessed by Helena (like the Lily Tomlin character in Steve Martin’s body in All of Me). The crude comments are Luke’s attempt to let people know that he is still in there as well (although if he makes leering comments to Lulu I wlll get creeped out). And Helena possessed Heather as a warm up act.

    That or Luke had a total breakdown after, while trapped at the asylum, he finally gave in to his decades suppressed lust for Scottie (where Scottie just shrugged it off as making “do” in the foxhole). PTSD Luke’s free floating lust is just his way of trying to assert his heterosexuality. And his ordering around Julian is him fantasizing that he is in the shower with him…and the shower dream will keep reasserting itself so Todd as Franko, Pickalila, and a number of other WTF Ron plot developments can be written out as only being part of Luke’s shower dream.

    Or, Luke will look into a snow globe of General hospital and we will realize that the last 40 years have all been part of a particularly sweaty dream of a young disco owner.

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    discomusic

    Still have not warmed up to the NULu Lu but I do think she has been much better lately. Please don’t let this odd/evil Luke be Heather(we have had enough of her) wow seems like every time on GH when there is a party, wedding etc.. there is some BIG reveal,shooting,stabbing,emotional drama, can we just have a quiet party folks? thankfully we have been Franco, Sabrina free for a few days.

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    ChrisGa

    I have to say I really enjoyed the hell outta the last 2 episodes.

    First, Jane Elliot as Tracy giving Sonny a nice, totally warranted read was indeed EVERYTHING and then some. Between JE and the mesmerizing Kathleen Gati–who was straight SLAYING in that dress and was the best dressed woman at that party IMO–Monday’s ep was on fire in every way’s that good.

    Second, I’ve noticed how divisive Emme Rylan as Lulu is to a lot of posters. Personally, I think she does a pretty good job(although I don’t think she’s killing the way she did as Abby on Y&R). Granted, I wasn’t watching when JMB was playing Lulu and I do agree that ER comes off as rather flat on occasion. But I do think she’s been great in the last couple weeks, particularly when she shares scenes with JE–no surprise there–and Ryan Carnes. And speaking of, looks like the writing’s on the wall for Lucas and Brad and while that definitely disappoints me, I’d hate to see either one of those guys paired up with resident gossip hound Felix.

    As for Elizabeth, considering what a complete dick Nikolas was to her on Tuesday’s episode, I hope she gives that douche the middle finger and finally moves on from his monotone ass. Preferably with Ric.

    And regarding the kiddie “triangle”, my main gripe with the whole thing is the Spencer character, who I find so unbelievably unappealing in every way that matters; that kid’s acting is beyond ripe and WAY over-the-top. He really needs to take it down a dozen or so notches.

    Lastly, many thanks to TPTB for allowing William deVry to lose his shirt at the end of Tuesday’s ep. ‘Nuff said.

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    wiggum

    [quote=ChrisGa]
    As for Elizabeth, considering what a complete dick Nikolas was to her on Tuesday’s episode, I hope she gives that douche the middle finger and finally moves on from his monotone ass. Preferably with Ric.
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    At least Nikolas hasn’t tried to kill Liz… TWICE
    That said, I always loved Liz and Ric together though

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    Aurora2

    Thank you IOWAHAWKEYE for speaking so well as to where I am with ER’s “limited” acting as she portrays Lulu. Yes, she definitely has improved and the words I would now use to describe her in the role are ones like “nice enough” or “adequate.” But her performances still fail to connect with me on any deeper level. So, yes, I still see her as a “miscast,” but “not so rough going as in the beginning.”

    And I very much agree that she has been given the chance to be more appealing – with material more comfortably in her range. Both the writing and editing have been well set up to feature her favorably, both by emphasizing her maternal nature and by making her very much the sympathetic victim in this “Baby Ben” story. In other words, the recent writing has given her every advantage.

    In fact, I’ve been rather amused at the obvious staging of her as the pretty little woman longing for a child … and unknowingly spending time with her OWN son. And, by the way, it’s well understood in the advertising world that cute babies sell products. In this story – and as part of making ER’s Lulu more “appealing” and sympathetic – cute baby Ben has definitely done his job.

    And I do agree that JMB excelled at the “gut-wrenching” dramatic material. I miss that feeling of total investment I used to get in Lulu’s emotional scenes – in both pivotal story line scenes and in smaller ones as well. I do think the rewrite for Lulu began with the surrogacy story before Julie left.

    However, rewrite for Lulu or not, acting is still acting. So, even if some of the stories and qualities for Lulu have changed, these stories and qualities still need to be performed. And we, the viewers, will still make our judgments on the quality of these performances.

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    Cornfed

    [quote=Aurora2]Thank you IOWAHAWKEYE for speaking so well as to where I am with ER’s “limited” acting as she portrays Lulu. Yes, she definitely has improved and the words I would now use to describe her in the role are ones like “nice enough” or “adequate.” But her performances still fail to connect with me on any deeper level. So, yes, I still see her as a “miscast,” but “not so rough going as in the beginning.” And I very much agree that she has been given the chance to be more appealing – with material more comfortably in her range….cute babies sell products. In this story – and as part of making ER’s Lulu more “appealing” and sympathetic – cute baby Ben has definitely done his job. And I do agree that JMB excelled at the “gut-wrenching” dramatic material. I miss that feeling of total investment I used to get in Lulu’s emotional scenes – in both pivotal story line scenes and in smaller ones as well. I do think the rewrite for Lulu began with the surrogacy story before Julie left. [/quote]

    Aurora2, thanks for the acknowledgment. It should be added that NONE of this material is that meaty under the CarToony regime, as the focus is more on camp, humor, OTT twists, short term payoffs. It’s the ACTORS that have to make Ron’s material more than what it is, IMO. I have to chime in with you that while i can be interested in a lot that i see, i don’t have the “total investment” i WANT to have. There are still some moments that click on a human level — Anna’s reunion with Robin, Lucas & Brad’s budding relationship — but they’re few and far in between. Even the biased version of Sam’s misdeeds — as told by Sam — are sold well by Monaco.

    The return of Rick Hearst is a HUGE shot in the arm to this show, as he’s a solid performer of mass appeal who adds more than what’s on the page. What keeps me returning to GH more often than not is a cast of MOSTLY appealing and talented actors, the best in daytime currently, imo. More often than not I tend to overlook story direction and plot twists.

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    Cornfed

    I should add that I’m almost thru Monday’s ep and would agree with Chris that Kathleen Gati and Jane Eliot were the highlights, along with some solid work by Rick Hearst!

    @ChrisGa, here’s some great JMB stuff if you’re interested. Tho i missed big chunks of the Guza era, the return of Genie for the Luke/Laura wedding anniversary 2006 was great, as Laura starts to decline and goes back to the hospital. Julie starts at the 2:20 mark

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjKAHmv7m9c

    Here’s some fantastic stuff when Genie returned again in 2008, they’re are both patients at the hospital. Another home run for Julie:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5UTb5uikdc

    Here’s also a montage of some of her stories over the years:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUt8xhPQ5CY

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