Perkie’s Observations: Sonny’s Swimmers Strike Again on General Hospital!


Julian tells Anna he answers to someone else, and wants to reveal his boss’ identity to her. However, she refuses to make a deal with Julian. Julian informs Anna he’s already spoken to Scott.

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Sonny reveals to Ava he has a recording of her confessing to Connie’s murder. Ava claims Carly doctored it, but Sonny won’t listen to her lies. He pulls out his gun with the intent to kill Ava. Ava quickly says there’s something he doesn’t know.

Nikolas talks to Alexis about his feelings for Liz, and how she’s more interested in Ric. Nik admits he wants Liz back, but Alexis wonders if he’s only trying to fill the void left by Britt. Nikolas vows he’ll always love Liz.

Liz and Ric end up in his hotel room. She asks him to promise not to hurt her again. Ric swears he’s a changed man. The two make love.

Tracy tells Luke she knows he’s planning their honeymoon and wants the details. Luke says they’re leaving tonight, but wants the rest to be a surprise.

Kiki visits Michael, and updates him on Ava and Sonny’s tryst. Kiki admits she didn’t tell him sooner, because he was dealing with AJ’s death. Michael tells her not to keep things from him anymore.

Scott tells Anna he’s giving Julian full immunity in exchange for the big boss. Julian confesses his boss’ identity, much to Scott and Anna’s surprise. Anna shows up at Ric’s hotel room door with a search warrant. Ric swears he isn’t Julian’s boss. Anna fires back Julian just named him as the head honcho.

Julian has a talk with Luke about naming Ric as his boss. Luke informs Julian he planted evidence in Ric’s room. He tells Julian he’s going on his honeymoon, and expects Julian to run the business. “Luke” goes to Miscavige to check up on the real Luke.

Ava reveals Sonny can’t kill her because she’s pregnant with his child!

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  1. Profile photo of Luke Kerr
    Luke Kerr

    Note: My apologies. I was doing site maintenance and mistakenly deleted a number of comments. My apology for any confusion this may have caused.

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    SZima

    Ava better be lying…and the only one I would want to see her pregnant with is Morgan IF they really go down this road. Sonny needs to get himself clipped!

    This BS with Ric better get cleared up quick. I do NOT want another relationship of Elizabeth’s going down this road. I’m not a huge fan of her character, but enough is enough already! She just went through this shit with AJ last year. When is this woman going to catch a break?

    I can already see the creepy/stalkerish Nic sniffing around Elizabeth again and I hate it. Those two should never be together. I’d rather Nic get back with Brit.

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    ANGELWENDY15

    Can’t believe I’m saying this but I’m anxious to see what is going on with Luke (I had no interest in the character for years under Guza’s writing). Liked the difference in appearances between the two Lukes. Geary has been spot-on in his performances lately. Maurice has also been impressing me with his acting lately. Loved the Ava/Sonny scenes. He can be menacing with those eyes! Wonder if Ava is really pregnant or just trying to save her life. Maura West is fabulous! GH has some GOOD actors!!!

    I feel bad for Ric and poor Liz. I liked their romantic dinner scenes. Can’t wait when eventually Alexis finds out Julian framed the father of her child!!! William DeVry is another great actor. Plays the smooth criminal so well.

    Tracy, I have to believe she is just blinded by love and does not see this is not her Luke. I wonder if this honeymoon trip is because Geary should be off soon on his summer hiatus.

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    doctormo77

    If this ‘baby’ turns out to be real and Sonny’s (two big hurdles here folks), then Sonny has finally put together a Corinthos Family Basketball team. Port Charles’ Parks and Recreation Department should be very afraid if this comes to pass.

    Second, I think Ron & Frank should pressure ABC (or ABC Family) for a GH spin-off tv show or webseries called The Real Baby Mommas of Sonny Corinthos. Could you imagine a camera crew following around Alexis, Ava, Carly, and Olivia. It would make for a juicy show!

    :-)

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    jezza

    It’s going to be really hard for the Julian character to be redeemed. First, he clearly realizes that “Luke” isn’t Luke at all, so he must be in on the stashing away of the real Luke. And now he’s participated in the framing of Molly’s dad. I’m sure Alexis will be thrilled once she finds out about that one.

    Also, I hope that Ava doesn’t try to say that the baby is definitely Sonny’s. How would she even know, since she and Morgan never took a break in screwing? It’s more likely Morgan’s. Although I’m not looking forward to a hot 20-year-old character being saddled with a kid (or for another “Who’s the daddy?” or another pregnancy or another baby, period — there are too many on the canvas as it is!), I think that’s the fresher story.

    But I doubt she’s pregnant at all, and Sonny is stupid if he doesn’t make her take a pregnancy test right there. Nothing in her demeanor leading up to this confrontation suggested that she is pregnant.

    Agree with the comments about the Liz character, but at least she’s on our screens several days a week instead of in backburner hell.

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    Katiebug9624

    You know we joke a lot about when 50 year olds get pregnant on a soap that’s the sign of the end but what about when older men get women pregnant? Don’t get me wrong Maurice is still hot for an older man but him having a kid at his age?

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    soapbaby

    There are many things about this show that just don’t work but Ava Jerome as played by Maura West is not one of them. Maura West is a great actress and gives consistently stellar performances. I even enjoy Maurice Benard when acting against her (save “crypt sex” obviously.) I thought the acting was really good in the Sonny v. Ava scenes albeit predictable.

    I really enjoyed Wednesday and Thursday’s episodes and looking forward to today. LiRic were glorious together, Nik/Alexis all always delightful together (Tyler Christopher looked great) and there was movement in the Fluke story.

    All of this, and yet the show fails on so many levels because the dialogue is weak and the stories have terrible pacing. Far too many characters on the canvas and zero focus. Tracy should never be so dumbed-down to gloss over the fact that Luke held a gun on Ned. I just can’t accept that.

    I like LiRic and think Rebecca Herbst and Rick Hearst have great chemistry but it’s clear that LiRic are just a pit-stop along the way to Niz. LiRic has been accelerated versus being woven in. It’s clear to me that Ric is the new “AJ” so why should I invest? I don’t like how Port Charles has vilified Ric while Sonny, Julian, Shawn, Britt, Brad and Olbrecht are walking around town without paying for their various crimes. I guess Ric is taking up AJ’s role as the whipping boy. Ugh.

    Julian/Alexis: Too accelerated. She’s already told him she loves him and he quit the mob for her after sex. I think the actors have okay chemistry but their story is told too swiftly. I don’t get why Julian is pulling his current stunt. It seems rather illogical.

    And then there is Kiki, Franco and Silas none of whom work. Kiki and Michael having sex was beyond stomach-turning. EWWWW. Carly and Franco are wastes (though I like Carly outside of this relationship); Silas and Sam are human Ambien…so boring and soon they will bring Nina to swallow up the show.

    Please show, cut the canvas in 1/2, get a co-headwriter with some focus.

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    logan_echolls

    I should dig up my great grandma and shoot her up with Sonny sperm. Not only will be come back alive but with twins!

    Julian is the biggest bastard ever. He’s a punk! What kind of mobster doesn’t get revenge on the man who shot his son. Trick a** b*tch!! He goes back to working for the bastard. Then that fool sets up Ric.

    LiRic scenes were perfection. The way Ric would kiss her and tell her he wants her. The way he layed his head on her chest. Beautiful. Then my Niz. Hearing Nik, with those pants fitting him like that and that new haircut, talking about Liz and how he always loved her. And auntie Alexis basically cheering on Niz. Loves it

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    maxsmom

    Julian is following the plan FLuke gave him off camera. In trying to figure out who FLuke is, he hates Sonny but he also seems to hate Ric. Who hates them both?

    As an Alexis fan, I wish Julian had been allowed to leave the mob only to have Alexis get bored with him 6 months later. She is attracted to bad men.

    As a Liz fan, I am going to enjoy my girl getting romanced, wined, and dined as long as it lasts. If the choice is Nik or Ric, I pick the Black doctor who simply disappeared into thin air during the Lisa Niles Chronicles. I pick Dr. Kelly who also disappeared into thin air. I know Liz hasn’t been revealed as a lesbian before but she wouldn’t be the first woman to come out in her 30s. Hell, I pick Nathan or the annoying Aussie over the just plain wrong Nik or the psychotic? sociopathic? Ric. But I don’t get to pick Liz’ love interest. I do get to pick enjoying seeing my favorite or worrying that the storyline is far from perfect.

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    Cornfed

    Missed you soapbaby! You almost make me want to see Wed & Thurs b/c i respect your opinion — ALMOST! How is Lucas’s *coma* coming along?

    One person missing from the bad ppl getting off list is of course, AVA!

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    soapbaby

    Hey IOWAHAWKEYE! I had to leave off Ava. I just love her and wish she committed more crimes! I’m a hypocrite! LOL.

    I enjoy Ryan Carnes. He’s gorgeous and can act but I just don’t care about Lucas at this time. Being paired with either Felix or Brad decreases the odds that I’ll watch many, if any, of his scenes.

    Now if Lucas were paired with Nathan…I’d watch his scenes. ;-) I know the actor playing Nathan is poor actor but my goodness, he’s beautiful. Think of a kiss or love scene between Lucas and Nathan. My TV screen would melt!

    @maxsmom: Good point about Fluke hating both Sonny & Ric. Setting up Ric to take the fall is one thing but he actually does seem to hate the man.

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    MotownKate4Soaps

    If Ava were really pregnant with the intention of keeping the baby, why would she be drinking away in PR? Unless she didn’t care. But it would be in poor taste of the writers to portray prenatal drinking like this. Hopefully, it’s just showing Ava trying to buy time.

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    Perkie

    [quote]who FLuke is, he hates Sonny but he also seems to hate Ric[/quote]

    Does he hate Ric or is he simply trying to find a scapegoat to protect his own identity? If it isn’t someone we’ve already met (Gino Solito, Bill Eckert) then it could be just about anybody. Some lover that Adella scorned or some such nonsense.

    “Luke” seems to hate every male and want to bed every female (except Tracy whom he seems to hate as much as the men). They needed to have shown us some sort of vulnerability, some way he can be taken down.

    [quote] First, he clearly realizes that “Luke” isn’t Luke at all, so he must be in on the stashing away of the real Luke[/quote]

    I don’t think so. I think Julian believes this is LUke. I don’t think there’s any reason for him to think this is an imposter.

    I don’t beleive for one minute that Ava is pregnant. She’s the femme fatale type who was sleeping with a much younger man. I’m putting money on her using protection for herself. This is a lie to save her butt.

    If Sonny were half as ruthless and effective as this show would like us to believe, Sonny would kill her even if she were pregnant. It’s not like he wants another child and certainly not one who’s mother is Ava.

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    jezza

    But Perkie, Julian should be familiar enough with Luke to know he couldn’t possibly have the funds to be underwriting their organization. Remember months ago, right before or right after Lucas came back to town, Julian had that confrontation at Kelly’s with Luke and Bobbie over Lucas? At the time, Julian still didn’t know that he was Lucas’s dad, and he didn’t regard Luke as his boss, or as anything other than who he actually was at the time. Julian was already working with “Luke” before Julian actually appeared onscreen, so clearly he didn’t think that the guy who was lying to him about his son was his boss.

    Another question I want to know is since Heather was responsible for stashing Luke at Miscavige, is she in cahoots with “Luke”? How did they even hook-up? After what that place did to Scott and Luke, you’d think they’d be under greater scrutiny. This story is too convoluted for words.

    The only person I can think of who hates both Sonny and Ric is Alcazar.

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    Perkie

    [quote] Julian was already working with “Luke” before Julian actually appeared onscreen [/quote]

    It’s possible though that Julian was working with “Luke” but hadn’t met him yet, that “Luke” was the boss in the shadows. Sort of like how Jordan or any of Julian’s men hadn’t met the big boss yet.

    Plus, Ron likely hadn’t written “Luke” as the big boss yet, so WD wouldn’t have been playing it with that knowledge.

    [quote]The only person I can think of who hates both Sonny and Ric is Alcazar [/quote]

    HOly crap!! If “Luke” pulls off his mask and underneath is Ted King I will squeal like a little girl!!! Ted King or Brandon Barash are the only people who would make this story interesting for me and make me accept Ric being thrown under the bus

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    Cornfed

    [quote=Yoryla]This show is just f***ing ridiculous! And again, it just jumped another shark![/quote]

    You know, why is that with James Reilly’s first round of shark jumping on DOOL, it was at least more addictive and watchable than anything CarToony has ever attempted on GH? JR jumped the shark SEVERAL times, but yet i watched, enthusiastically, while working 2 night jobs (one graveyard shift and the other on weekends practically graveyard as well) AND 32 hours of classes every week, plus taping AW, and for many consec years GL! I think — at least speaking for myself — that JR had some 100%, red hot, A-List superbabe heroines to keep me tuned in — Billie Reed, Kristen DiMera, Carly Manning and i’ll add to that list the fabulous Deidre Hall as Marlena and little conniving newbie brat Sami Brady. You could even add Jennifer Horton to that list, b/c i loved her run with Peter. (And you know Melissa did too! ;) But i digress..)

    Even tho JR’s characters were NOT 3 dimensional — but mainly black and white — it felt like the show had a soul, and it still had featured core families, but GH does not..

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    Perkie

    I think Ron’s biggest problem is that while he starts off with a decent idea, he never finishes them properly. He’s got writing ADHD. He brings the big names in to hook the viewers (Sean Kanan, Rick Hearst) then messes up their returns. He’s got fantastic actresses (Kathleen Gahti, Maura West) but he makes them do horrible irredeemable things but he can’t make them pay because they’re so talented he wants to keep them around. He refuses to see when stories or characters (Franco) aren’t working. He adds newbies to the canvas and lets others and vets stagnate. He stops writing stories and write plot points to make sure his square peg fits in the round hole. Then everything becomes a mess that poeple have to wade through to find a kernel of something decent they can hang onto.

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    bobbyew

    Now we have to wait months for Tony to come back from his gay cruise to find out who Fluke is. Cartini ya’ll real wrong for that SHIT. Who hates Rebecca, on that set? Liric was beautiful and they FUCKED that up. It better pay off big in the long run.

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    Cornfed

    [quote=bobbyew]Now we have to wait months for Tony to come back from his gay cruise to find out who Fluke is. [/quote]

    You mean the leather bars in Amsterdam? ;) Or so i hear…

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    Cornfed

    [quote=Perkie]I think Ron’s biggest problem is that while he starts off with a decent idea, he never finishes them properly. He’s got writing ADHD. He brings the big names in to hook the viewers (Sean Kanan, Rick Hearst) then messes up their returns. He’s got fantastic actresses (Kathleen Gahti, Maura West) but he makes them do horrible irredeemable things but he can’t make them pay because they’re so talented he wants to keep them around. He refuses to see when stories or characters (Franco) aren’t working. He adds newbies to the canvas and lets others and vets stagnate. He stops writing stories and write plot points to make sure his square peg fits in the round hole. Then everything becomes a mess that poeple have to wade through to find a kernel of something decent they can hang onto.[/quote]

    All great points Perkie. And i think what James Reilly still knew was to KEEP THE CORE FAMILIES INTACT. Heck, i don’t think he even TRIED to create his own family, did he? He knew it was the DiMeras, Bradys and the Hortons, and he worked with that foundation and just added more OTT villains whom we loved (mainly the original, one of a kind Louise Sorel), slow pacing, crazy dream sequences, etc. Actually the Reed family was Reilly’s creation, and i loved all 4 of them, including Lucas! Loved both actresses who played Kate…

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    That’s a good explanation, Perkie. I’d accept that. I really hope that it’s the case because I would hate it if Julian knew about real Luke all along.

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    liason4real

    [quote=Luke Kerr]Note: My apologies. I was doing site maintenance and mistakenly deleted a number of comments. My apology for any confusion this may have caused.

    – Luke[/quote]
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    Thanks. I could have sworn I posted twice on this thread. :)

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    J Bernard Jones

    You know, why is that with James Reilly’s first round of shark jumping on DOOL, it was at least more addictive and watchable than anything CarToony has ever attempted on GH?

    “It was a big May Sweeps for ABC’s General Hospital, the Nurses Ball along with the other major stories throughout the sweeps period gave GH its highest number of total viewers for the ratings period in seven years with 3.068 million tuning-in!

    In addition, according to ABC, GH nabbed its highest ratings in 3 years in Women 18-49 demo (747,000/1.2 rating) and the Women 25-54 demo (999,000/1.6 rating) – since May Sweeps 2007 and 2011, respectively – ranking as the #1 show in daytime in Women 18-49 (tied on rating).

    General Hospital also stood as the #1 program in Women 18-34 (252,000/0.7 rating), hitting a 4 year high in the demo – since May Sweeps 2010. The lone ABC soap also generated gains in key measures including, by 8% in Total Viewers (3.068 million vs. 2.851 million), by 6% in Women 18-34 (252,000 vs. 237,000) and by 4% in Women 25-54 (999,000 vs. 964,000).”

    http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/news/general-hospital-scores-best-may-sweeps-in-total-viewers-in-seven-years/2014/05/30/

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    logan_echolls

    Yeah well I don’t think ABC cares about GH ratings. They don’t issue press releases about GH anymore and the fact ABC/Disney is doing a Tyra Banks talk show really shows where their priorities lay. I mean Tyra Banks, seriously? Better work harder doing GH PR J Bernard

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    maxsmom

    In the past, I would announce the end of my relationship with GH after today’s episode. There was actual steam coming from my ears. This is the Thursday, May 29th thread so I won’t post but Damn, Damn, Damn.

    Edited to Add: Amen Logan Amen

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    liason4real

    The last time GH’s ratings was this high was in 2007 when Elizabeth gave birth to baby Jake! :) Jason rescued a bleeding Liz on the floor of the Spencer home and then got to hold his son for two seconds. Boo!

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    J Bernard Jones

    logan-echolls wrote

    Yeah well I don’t think ABC cares about GH ratings. They don’t issue press releases about GH anymore and the fact ABC/Disney is doing a Tyra Banks talk show really shows where their priorities lay. I mean Tyra Banks, seriously? Better work harder doing GH PR J Bernard

    Anyone who thinks networks don’t care about ratings for any of their programs is freakin’ delusional and completely disengaged from reality. Even making such a statement in a laughable attempt to “blame’ or “castigate” me for a story that Michael Fairman wrote up (complete with link) is kind of pathetic. No, correction: it is pathetic. Finally, the ratings news about GH’s May sweeps number comes via an ABC press release exposing your dunderheaded foolishness for what it is:

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/05/30/general-hospital-delivers-its-biggest-may-sweep-in-7-years-in-viewers-in-3-years-in-women-18-49-25-54/269121/

    Next time, push your bullshit off on Sara Bibel and Michael Fairman for reporting on ABC press releases, the ones you say ABC doesn’t release anymore.

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    logan_echolls

    Omg I wasn’t even trying to be mean. ABC use to tweet, have commercials and print ads about their daytime ratings. I don’t see them anywhere anymore. The first nurses ball ratings were all over the place. I even heard a radio ad about it. You use to see GH being advertised during primetime shows. Now that’s not happening anymore. But the fact you snapped like that shows you notice it also. Calm down, seriously

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    jujube1013

    [quote=logan_echolls]

    Julian is the biggest bastard ever. He’s a punk! What kind of mobster doesn’t get revenge on the man who shot his son. Trick a** b*tch!! He goes back to working for the bastard. [/quote]
    Jason Morgan, Luke is still alive after he drunkenly ran over Jake and saying it felt liberating

    I liked the Nik/ALexus convo. We don’t usually get Nik’s side b/c he has no one but Liz as a friend.

    I would have loved it if rc did something really surprising and had sonny just shoot ava after her declaration b/c he knew she was lying.

    I’m tired of the real bad guys never paying for their crimes.

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