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AMC Recap – April 11 – April 15th

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Bad karma seems to be all around Jackson & Erica but they decide to ignore it. After Asher smashes the computer of some guy hitting on Colby, he’s taken down to the station. With some “help” from Caleb the kids chose not to press charges against Asher. Asher figures out that even though Caleb wasn’t invited to the wedding he was planning on going down to St. Bart’s to tell Erica how he feels. Kendall explains about the drugs to Jesse and Griffin requests a lawyer. Griffin tells Kendall that he never trusted anyone with something so personal and realizes now that doing so was a mistake. Kendall opens up to Ricky and hopes he will be able to help her figure things out. Playing the part wonderfully, Ricky calms her down and says not to worry; it’s his personal mission to make sure she relaxes for Erica’s wedding. Griffin tells Jesse that whoever set him up has done a great job since he’s got everyone fooled.  Maya wants a job at the Chandler mansion. JR tells her that once she gets herself checked out (since she just passed out) he will hire her. Maya meets with Frankie and tells him that she recently gave birth but had to give the baby away. She gets a clean bill of health and JR says she can start the next morning. Asher denies to JR that he wanted Maya to get a job at the mansion so he could hook up with her. Iris comes down hard on Jesse and insists he treat Griffin like a normal suspect. Angie encourages Jesse not to quit his job. Jesse says he wants to stay home just a little longer, claiming he wants to be with his daughter and the woman he loves.   Jackson thanks Ricky for all his help and says he feels like Ricky’s already part of the family. Kendall encourages Erica to talk to Ricky when she notices her mother’s reservations about the wedding. Caleb leaves Erica a message, claiming he needs to talk to her and will be arriving shortly. Erica deletes Caleb’s message after only listening to it briefly and tells Jack she can’t wait for their big day.

In an effort to get his family back together, JR gives Marissa the chip from the AA meeting since he couldn’t have been sober without her and she tells him that Reese agreed to full custody. Krystal’s upset when Jackson tells her the wedding is still on and admits to Tad that she does have feelings for Jack. Marissa asks Krystal about the wedding location and invites her to travel down to St. Bart’s to share the good news with Bianca and enjoy themselves. Caleb declares his love and asks Erica to take a chance with him. Cara ignores Griffin’s request for her to stay away from the bail hearing because of the danger and insists she will stand by him. He then asks Tad to keep Cara away from helping find out who framed him because it’s dangerous and Tad agrees. The bail hearing doesn’t go well and Griffin continues to worry about Kendall. Ricky works to get Kendall’s mind off Griffin. Ricky admits to Jackson that he has feelings for Kendall. Ricky gets a call that Griffin’s bail was denied and tells the mysterious person on the other line to kill Griffin in his jail cell.  Caleb makes his case to Erica on why she should go with him, and then waits at the airport hoping she will show. A torn Erica remembers times between her and Caleb and her and Jackson. Erica arrives for the rehearsal and sees Jack at the altar but before she can do anything someone puts a cloth over her mouth and she passes out. No one sees what happened and when she doesn’t show Kendall and Bianca go off looking for her. Opal tells Jack she might not have showed up because of Caleb. The tension between Emma and Greenlee continues as Emma decides she no longer wants to go to the ocean now that she hears Greenlee is going too. Jack advises his daughter not to give up on Emma. Ricky tells Kendall that Griffin wouldn’t have been denied bail if there wasn’t a strong case against him and assures her that she wasn’t wrong for ratting him out. Tad questions Liza on the real reason she won’t help him with an appeal for Griffin. Griffin is stabbed in the back and Cara watches as he collapses. Bianca’s grateful Marissa came to St. Bart’s to tell her the good news about Reese. Marissa admits that she kissed JR but doesn’t want to have feelings for him.

Jack thinks Erica was captured and goes off to look for her. Both Kendall and Bianca defend their mother and know she wouldn’t run off without a reason. When arriving at Krystal’s, Jackson sees Caleb who claims he doesn’t know where Erica is since he assumed she didn’t chose him when she didn’t show up at the airport. Kendall and Greenlee argue over the situation with their parents. Ricky consoles Kendall when she confides that maybe Greenlee was right that she gave up on Greenlee when she returned to town, maybe she’s doing the same thing to Griffin. Upon learning that Erica is not with Caleb, Kendall worries that the casino owners might have something to do with her disappearance. Kendall makes the decision to go back to PV to talk to Griffin after learning he was stabbed. Ricky will go with her while Bianca plans to stay behind in case Erica shows up. As Greenlee talks to Ryan about Erica being an evil stepmother, Emma claims now she knows how she feels. Erica is being held against her will and demands to know who kidnapped her. As Jake and Cara work to help Griffin, Amanda notices the closeness between them. Amanda shares her frustration about Jake and Cara with Tad and while he denies her paranoia, it’s obvious he’s a little bit unnerved as well. Amanda tells Jake the Castillo’s might get him into trouble.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Must Say Goodbye to Mike As Maurice Benard Delivers Heartbreaking Performance

Any of us who has watched their loved one slip further away from Alzheimer’s disease could relate to exactly what Sonny Corinthos (Mauice Benard) was feeling on Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital.

It is always a tough and horrific decision when families contemplate what to do with (in this case) a parent, and where is the best place for them to live out the remainder of their days.  Sometimes, it’s clear cut and easy, and sometimes it’s difficult.

In the case of Mike Corbin (Max Gail), Sonny and Carly (Laura Wright) gave him a home and safe place to be, but as the disease progressed and as Mike’s reality becomes his own, and has he has been losing more self-control. it becomes apparent that they need to be able to give him the best life they can now.

In story, Griffin (Matt Cohen) points this out to Sonny and Carly when they discuss the progression of the disease on Mike.  It is apparent that Mike wants to go live with, and be with his “girlfriend’ Yvonne at Turning Woods.  Sonny and Carly struggle to come to term with that fact, but know they must let him go.   It is tough for them to put Mike permanently at the care facility.  Sonny thinks he may have been too selfish by keeping Mike with them so long.  Ultimately, he arranges a room for his father at the facility.

Mike comes downstairs after packing his bags, and thanks them for taking him in.  Hey says, that they are nice people, but that Yvonne is waiting for him, so he is moving in with her.  Sonny tells his dad, he has a room at the Corinthos’ home any time he wants it.

In the most touching moment, Carly offers to drive Mike to get to Yvonne faster.  He really appreciates it, and Sonny decides to just let Carly do this alone, because it would be too difficult on him to watch his father check-in and have to leave him behind.

Before he heads out, Mike forgets his gloves and he goes upstairs to look for them.  Sonny decides to check Mike’s suitcase to see if they are in there, and begins to break down.  He sees the framed photo of himself and his father from the Nurses’ Ball last year, and packs it in Mike’s suitcase.  After Carly drives off with Mike, Sonny begins to cry.

We have to give kudos to Maurice Benard in these scenes.  Anyone who has been witness to watching a parent go through this most dreadful disease, could feel his pain.  It was a heartbreaking and raw performance.

So, what did you think of the scenes where Sonny must let his father leave his home and move into the care facility?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.  And in case you missed some of the scenes, check them out here.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: A Killer Can’t See & Maxie and Nina Visit Nathan’s Grave

On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, a now blind Ryan is freaking out, because as he is in the hospital (while Finn tries to figure out if the same virus that caused Anna’s temporary blindness caused his), he learns that Lulu is in surgery and still fighting for her life.  If she lives, she will name him as the culprit who stabbed her.

When Anna and Finn visit “Kevin”, Anna asks him if he ever worked for the WSB or DVX.  “Kevin” claims he did not.  Anna believes all of this is the handy work of a doctor who worked for the international spy rings.  Finn asks if “Kevin” had been in contact with something that wasn’t his recently, and it is then Ryan flashes to Lulu’s license, realizing he needs to find it and its in his coat pocket.

“Kevin” gets rid of Ava from his room, and attempts to get out of bed to get to his coat and locate Lulu’s driver’s license.  However, since he cannot see, the license goes under the hospital bed, and just as he is trying to grab it, Ava walks back in the room.

Meanwhile at GH. Jordan explains to Laura that the police found a bloody footprint going in the opposite direction from Lulu.  Valentin and Nina tell Charlotte that Lulu is in the hospital, and the little girl insists they go to her now.  Charlotte leaves with Valentin, Nina stays behind.

Elsewhere, Jason is underground trapped in some kind of built out setting to probably nefarious crimes. When Sam goes for help, the fire department shows up.   Sam calls her pal Spinelli!  She asks him to check the maps of pipes and tunnels under the city.  Spinelli reveals that the water system leads out to the harbor at Pier 55.  Jason also finds a small space that he is hoping to swim through to get to the other side of the pier.

Then, in touching scenes, Maxie goes to Nathan’s gravesite and reveals to her beloved late husband that she is getting closer to his brother, Peter.  She also admits she is scared to start a relationship with him.  She asks for a sign from Nathan if it is OK.  As she cries, Peter shows up with a handkerchief to wipe Maxie’s tears.  She admits she doesn’t know how to let go of Nathan and move on.  Peter assures her that Nathan will let her know when it’s time.

Later, Nina shows up and tells the duo about Lulu. They had to GH where Peter is then in question for the crime; being the last person they can substantiate that spoke to Lulu before she was stabbed.  Jordan also reveals to Laura that Lulu’s license is missing from her belongings.

Back at Nathan’s grave, a grieving sister, Nina, shares heartfelt moments with her late brother, missing him, and filling him on the latest in her life and Maxie’s.  One again, Michelle Stafford delivered in these scenes.

Finn shows up with results for “Kevin”.  He tells him the tests shows he has the same virus as Anna and he will need surgery to correct his sudden loss of his eyesight.  Finn also tells “Kevin” this good news: Lulu made it through surgery and will make a full recovery.  Ryan is in trouble and he knows it.

At the end of the episode as Sam makes it over to Pier 55, she spots Jason’s body in the water and jumps in to save him.  We fade to black.

Now, check out the emotional scenes performed by Kirsten Storms and Michelle Stafford below. Then, let us know, do you think Maxie and Peter should move forward with their relationship? How can Ryan get out of the predicament he finds himself in now? Will Lulu come to and identify “Kevin” as her assailant ? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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THIS IS US Delivers Stunning Episode As The Big Three Meet Their Uncle Nick

If you caught Tuesday night’s episode of This Is Us, you saw television drama at its best, and one of the best installments of this heart-tugging series, doing what it does best – intertwining past and present day storytelling, and revealing a shocking truth that will have a ripple effect for the Big Three and Rebecca.

The episode was a beautifully scripted hour of TV called, “Songbird Road Part 1”.  The title refers to the address of where the very much alive Nick (brother of Jack) is living 166 miles outside of Pittsburgh.

In the past, we see Jack receiving postcards from his brother under the alias “Clark Kent” or “C. K.” and reaching out to him over an extended period of time, trying to reconnect.  Jack hides all of the postcards.  When one of them shows up at his home mailbox, and it reads “Last one”, Jack decides to take a Saturday trip to see his brother, and lies to Rebecca as to where he is headed.

In the present day, the Big Three set out on a road trip to find their Uncle Nick, now that Kevin’s journey to Vietnam and back has revealed that Jack lied to everyone – telling them that his younger brother died, when he is actually alive.  Seeking the truth and to locate him, Randall, Kevin and at first a reluctant Kate, set out to the address on the postcard Kevin has.  Rebecca does not want to go, obviously, struggling with the fact that Jack never let on during their marriage that his brother was alive.

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