Our Melodie Aikels is out in L.A., basking in the SoCal sun and running into celebrities, so I will be filling in this week with General Hospital spoilers. It seems I'm getting my wish for more Maura West, as Ava Jerome gets the order to do something unspeakable from Fluke (Anthony Geary) this week on GH.
Ava/Fluke: Just what does Luke Spencer's Skyping doppelganger want my current favorite soap bombshell to do? It must be pretty bad to make Ava squeamish. This is a woman who didn't even break a sweat busting a cap in Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) and framing AJ (Sean Kanan) for Connie's (Kelly Sullivan) death!
It appears Port Charles, New York's answer to Cersei Lannister thought she could handle "Luke". Unfortunately for Ava, she has no idea who she's dealing with! Watch for Fluke to give Ava his latest orders on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Sonny/Carly/Franco/Nina: Four of Ava Jerome's mortal enemies are too busy thinking about their complicated loved lives to worry about what Fluke has her up to this week. Look for Sonny (Maurice Benard) to ramp up his efforts to win Carly (Laura Wright) back.
Carly, who has been around this particular block with Sonny multiple times—and with multiple actresses—will do her best to fight her returning feelings for the Dimpled Don. She even enlists Mama Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) for help on Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Will Carly's efforts be enough, especially after Nina (Michelle Stafford) dropped a dime to an increasingly-jealous Franco (Roger Howarth) about CarSon's hospital tongue wrestling last week!
Ned/Olivia: There will be no tongue wrestling scheduled during Ned (Wally Kurth) and Olivia's (Lisa LoCicero) platonic movie date on Tuesday, August 19. Here's hoping NOLivia throws out their agenda and locks lips!
Britt/Nikolas/Liz: Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) finds himself between a Britch (Kelly Thiebaud) and a hard-on for Nurse Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) Monday, August 18 on GH. The prince has feelings for both women, but which brunette will be the first to tap his royal heiny again?
Nathan/Levi/Maxie/Lulu/Dante/Anna: Lulu Falconeri (Emme Rylan) really should find a new best friend. Seriously, home-girl needs to join the Port Charles Junior League or something. Being pals with Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) is hazardous to your health!
A GCPD rescue effort is conducted to bring the petite blondes home safely, following their kidnapping at the hands of Levi (Zachary Garred). Next time Maxie needs to find herself, she should just read a Jack Canfield book like I do.
The Qs: Alice (Bergen Williams) learns if she will be be ordering holiday pizzas in heaven on Tuesday, August 19. Meanwhile, Ned gets some dirt on Tracy (Jane Elliot) the following day. As if her son not having her back isn't bad enough, watch for Michael (Chad Duell) to catch his great-auntie mid-scheme before the week is out.
Sabrina's Homecoming: The R.N. returns from Puerto Rico, hopefully with all the dulces that spilled out of her piñata—following the death of her baby—having been gently put back into her cabeza!
Watch for Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) to learn about Rafe's (Jimmy Deshler) role in her son's death on Thursday, August 21. Oh and speaking of Bree-Bree, look for Carrrrrlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) to return to the canvas in the coming weeks.
Sam/Patrick/Silas/Nina: The only detectives on daytime capable of actually solving a caper, Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Patrick (Jason Thompson) zero in on clues Friday, August 22. The same day, Nina fills her devious home health worker, Rosalie (Linda Elena Tovar) in on her latest scandalous plot.