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AMC Recap – June 20 – June 24th

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Believing Jake and Cara had a one night stand Amanda tells JR she doesn’t think she can get past it. She’s struggling with the fact she isn’t Jake’s first love. JR relates to how she feels and tells her about his problems with Marissa. Krystal tells Marissa she thinks JR has changed. Marissa confides in Bianca about JR and Bianca tells her friend to follow her heart. Marissa apologizes to JR and says that was happened today was not his fault. Jake decides he’s going to tell Amanda what happened between him and Cara. When Amanda returns home he questions where she’s been. Jackson asks “Erica” what David wants from her. Jane/Erica says she just got information from him, nothing more. Jane signs the papers for the purchase of the hospital and Greenlee’s glad she sold it to “Erica.” David tells Jane now that she’s bought the hospital she must find a way to sell it to him. Jane seeks advice from Erica on how to be her. She wants to know how to cope with the pressure and demands put on her by everyone. Erica warns Jane that she is no match for David. She tells Jane she knows about the accident and points out that being her will not take away her pain. Jackson is shocked when Erica/Jane makes an announcement; she and David are now co-owners of the hospital.

“Erica” makes the announcement that David is the perfect partner to help her guide PVH. Jackson wants to look at the contract and find a way to break it but she insists it’s her decision and she doesn’t need his approval. Caleb gets in the mix and Erica/Jane tells both he and Jackson that they either trust her or they don’t. Jake questions Amanda on where she’s been. Tad calls with news of what’s going on with the hospital. Jake’s angry and won’t let David get away with this. Afraid of what Jake’s going to do, Cara heads to the hospital and Griffin agrees to go with her. Jake finds David at the hospital and rejects his peace offering. Jake starts throwing punches just as Cara arrives. Jane joins David for a drink at the Yacht Club. Jackson finds her there and she tells him she didn’t have a drink, just sparkling cider and while he isn’t mad, he’s concerned. Jackson realizes Erica is just “being Erica” and he realized he missed it. Angie tells Frankie it looks like David is his new boss and admits that David is a talented physician. Krystal and Caleb wonder how Jackson could stand by and “let Erica” do such a thing. Krystal’s also taken aback by Angie’s attitude towards the news. Amanda cries on Angie’s shoulder. She knows how hard things have been for the couple and Angie spills the beans on the trip Jake was planning. She encourages Amanda to go and tell her husband that she needs him. Krystal gives Jackson her resignation and thinks it’s best for both of them. Caleb offers her a job with him and she accepts.

Madison tells Ryan she isn’t his problem anymore and he tries to calm her down. Greenlee walks in on the close moment and compliments Madison on her work. She asks Madison to give a presentation. Kendall tells Griffin she has to stop David from taking advantage of Erica. David tells Kendall he won’t hold her shooting him over Erica’s head. While having a drink together at the Yacht Club, Kendall tells Griffin she is going to stop blaming David for everything. David tells Greenlee he bought the hospital to help people and she should be happy because now she’ll have time to focus on her personal life. He points out that his dark side helps him understand her in a way Ryan never will. Cara wants Jake to tell Amanda the truth and tells Tad that she just wants Jake to be happy and Amanda does that for him. Opal tells Cara she has what the family needs and hopes she doesn’t break Tad’s heart. When Marissa tells Bianca she wants to join her on her trip, Bianca says JR planned a trip for him and Marissa to the Grand Canyon and JR plays along.

Colby takes Asher to the Yacht Club and even though it’s closed for a graduation party, they get to hang out until the guests arrive. When Colby starts to sing Asher’s in awe of her voice. Colby admits she’s fantasized about being a singer. When Colby brings back a cupcake for Maya and tells her to kick back and relax with her and Asher, Maya strongly refuses. Angie is determined to get her sight back after David gives her a detailed treatment plan. Jesse’s suspicious of his motives but Angie assures her husband that David will not control her. David tells Angie he wants her back on staff but if she keeps listening to everyone else she’s going to remain blind as a bat. Angie slaps David but decides to start treatment. Angie interviews Maya for a babysitting position. Madison starts off doing excellent during the presentation but freezes in the middle of it when she is bombarded with memories of losing her baby. Greenlee steps in and finishes up and Madison admits she’s not ready to come back to work. Greenlee realizes that everyone at Fusion sees her as the bad guy and when Jackson shows up she seeks comfort from her father. Jackson reminds her that just because Ryan reaches out to others doesn’t mean he’s turning his back on her. Ryan wonders how David pulled off the acquisition of the hospital and he promises David he will figure out what he’s up to. Ryan meets with Jesse and informs him that he overheard a conversation between David and Erica and wonders if he’s somehow connected to Erica’s kidnapping. He’s even considered the possibility that David orchestrated Greenlee’s car wreck. Jesse thinks Ryan’s hunch is worth investigating. Ryan is upfront with Greenlee on what’s going on and promises that David won’t hurt her again. He realizes he’s been so focused on Madison that he’s turned his back on her and he’s sorry. Kendall admits to Griffin that she ran away because she was trying to get away from him. He reminded her of all that she’s survived this past year. While in the park with Griffin, Kendall spots Madison who is disoriented and showing signs of exhaustion. Madison freaks out when Griffin mentions taking her to the hospital but before she can object she faints. Griffin diagnosis Madison right then and there with extreme exhaustion. Kendall promises Madison that she’s going to help her get through this. Griffin tells Kendall she saved Madison.

Greenlee is surprised to find Madison at Kendall’s. She questions if Madison’s faking being ill but Kendall says no way. She tells her friend there’s no reason to worry about Madison trying to get Ryan back. Kendall’s comment strikes a nerve with Greenlee who’s convinced Madison’s just doing this to get Ryan’s attention. Kendall suggests she focus on how lucky she is to have Ryan instead. Madison tells Randi she doesn’t want to take time off because then she’ll be forced to face what happened. Randi relates to Madison and shares her story of a miscarriage. She suggests Madison call Scott but she refuses. While on the trip together Bianca is affected by her feelings for Marissa and says that she can’t do this anymore and plans to tell her why. Jake questions Amanda on what’s wrong. Colby finds Maya in a guest bedroom and Maya covers that she didn’t go home because she wasn’t feeling good. Colby reads the latest vlog on an abusive boyfriend and after Maya questions her on her response, Colby notices bruises on her arm. Maya’s phone rings and she jumps, causing Colby to questions what she’s so afraid of.

 

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General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’ As Ava Learns The Devastating Truth About Ryan

Last week on key episodes of General Hospital, the truth was finally out that Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Lindstrom) was masquerading as his twin brother, Dr. Kevin Collins, and that Ava Jerome (Maura West) was an unsuspecting victim in all of this.  As the week began, Ryan and Ava had gone over the bridge, but Jason (Steve Burton) was able to save Ava and pull her back to the bridge, and that set the stage for a powerhouse series of performances by West.

On the bridge with Laura (Genie Francis), who is trying to make Ava comprehend the harsh realization that she has been with a serial killer this entire time, and not the real Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), Ava doesn’t believe what Laura is attempting to tell her.  She believes that Kevin had a mental breakdown.  Laura explains to Ava that Kevin is at General Hospital, while Ryan has been posing as him.  In Ava’s version of the situation, she thinks the switcheroo happened in the last 48 hours when Ryan wanted to whisk her away to be married.  Laura then tells Ava that Ryan switched places with Kevin months ago, and she has never been with Kevin.

It is a horrifying reality for Ava to grapple with as she insists that Kevin loves her.  However, moment by moment, Ava can no longer deny that harsh truth that is right in front of her.  She had sex with her daughter Kiki’s murderer the night she was killed, and she has been sleeping with the wrong man this entire time.

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In heartbreaking scenes, Maura, along with another wonderful performance by GH icon, Genie Francis, illustrated the raw pain and devastation of a woman who has been so blindsided by love, violated, and deceived all at the same time.  The scene where Laura holds Ava on the bridge as she collapses with anguish was soap gold.  But, never underestimate Ava Jerome!  You know she will get her payback.

In another episode, a now drunken Ava heads to the GH to see Kevin for herself, but finds Franco (Roger Howarth).  First, she blames Franco, then he makes her understand that it was Ryan who murdered people and deceived everyone.  He was just helping the PCPD snuff out the serial killer.   She tells Franco that Ryan made her feel like a goddess and that he worshipped her and helped her in her time of need following Kiki’s death.  Ava tells Franco that she hopes Ryan’s still alive so she can kill him herself!

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And still in another moment, Ava runs into the real Kevin in the hospital hallway.  Ava loses her grip and slaps him in the face accusing him of killing her daughter.  Scott (Kin Shriner) pulls her off Kevin, and tries to get her to understand that Kevin was in surgery at GH when she was with Ryan in Niagara Falls.

Sitting down with Ava, Kevin apologizes for what Ryan did to her and everyone else.  Kevin thinks she needs to speak with a therapist, but not him and he will recommend someone.  Later, alone in the hospital corridor, Ava sees a poster of Kevin Collins and rips it to shreds as Scott comes by to calm her down. She sinks to the floor in sorrow over Kiki’s death, and how she ended up falling for Ryan.

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Scene after scene, moment after moment, you can’t get better than West.  Ava is a delicious complex character, who has been so unlucky at love, is so flawed, and at times so revenge-filled, and yet in the hands of the oh-so-skilled and talented Maura West, she has humanized Ava, so that we can’t help root for her to get back on her feet after she falls so far down, so we can witness what trouble she will stir up next.   All of this to say: Michael Fairman TV names GH’s Maura West the ‘Power Performance of the Week”.

So, what did you think about of Maura’s performances on  GH? Did Ava finding out the truth about Ryan live up to everything you hoped it would be? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ava Is Trapped With A Serial Killer

Ava Jerome (Maura West) got an eyeful on Thursday’s episode of General Hospital when she finds Carly (Laura Wright) gagged and knocked out in the trunk of “Kevin’s” (Jon Lindstrom) car.  Just then, Carly begins to open her eyes, but Ava is stunned when she finds “Kevin” standing behind her.   When Ava is trying to process what she just saw and her groom’s reaction to the sight of Carly in the truck of his car, he tosses it off, and lets her know he has a handle on everything and to go back to their motel room and wait for him.

Later, in their motel room in Niagara falls, Ava considers calling 911, but in that moment decides against, and begins to think that “Kevin” has had a mental breakdown as he has in the past.  When he shows up, “Kevin”asks Ava to trust him,  But when Ava asks why Carly was in the trunk of his car, he responds that it’s a wedding gift for his bride-to-be.

Meanwhile, the manhunt is on for Ryan Chamberlain as the real Kevin Collins has now been admitted to General Hospital.  Chase (Josh Swickard) fills Lulu (Emme Rylan) in on what is going down and she finally remembers it was Ryan, not Franco (Roger Howarth), who stabbed her, and she was his victim when Ryan hypnotized her to believe Franco was the serial killer.

Laura (Genie Francis)is on her way to Niagara Falls with Jason (Steve Burton), who is going to find Carly and bring her home as he is worried sick about his best friend.  Cameron (William Lipton) who is in the Falls with Joss (Eden McCoy)and Oscar (Garren Stitt), who has had a major seizure, runs into Ryan, but doesn’t know it, until he has a phone call with Liz  (Rebecca Herbst) who fills him in that Franco is not the murderer, but Ryan is.  Cameron has the tip to help all, with the name of the motel where Ryan is at.  Liz phones Laura and she and Jason head off to find the motel..

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When Jason and Laura arrive at the cabin, Laura stays in the car as Jason grabs his gun and heads to Ryan’s room.   When an unnerved Ava tries to  tell “Kevin” that he must let Carly go and bring her back to Port Charles safely before they get married, he informs  Ava there is nothing for her to worry about.  He has already taken Carly five miles east of the motel.  Next thing you know, the scene transitions to a shot of Carly lifeless on the ground.  We go back to Jason, who kicks down the  door to Ryan’s room with his gun drawn.

So, what did you think of Ava’s reaction to a kidnapped Carly in the trunk of Ryan’s car? What will happen when Ava realizes she is with Ryan Chamberlain? Share your thoughts as this story heads to its major conclusion, or is it?

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Carly Catches On To Ryan Leading To Dire Consequences

All of Ryan Chamberlain’s (Jon Lindstrom) recent machinations may come back to bite him this week on General Hospital. as all roads will lead to dramatic episodes of the ABC daytime drama series.  As GH Co-Head Writer, Shelly Altman tells Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue on newsstands now: “This is a can’t-miss week. So many trains are running down tracks that are certain (to collide) with a big bang.”

Viewers were left with an exciting cliffhanger on Friday’s episode which saw Carly (Laura Wright) standing behind Ryan in the parking lot now knowing that “Kevin” is Ryan.  How did we get here?  Earlier, after Carly finds Jason released from the hospital, she tells him about Franco’s (Roger Howarth) interview with Lulu (Emme Rylan) and that Franco called Ryan Chamberlain by the name of Tom Wilson.  She recalls the man in the room next to her when she was locked away at Ferncliff was named Wilson.  Jason (Steve Burton) begs her to stay away from the mental facility and to not put her unborn baby at risk.

Ava (Maura West) comes upon “Kevin” being bandaged at GH up after he claims Franco injured him when he went to confront him following Franco’s confessional interview of the serial murders, which was a set-up by Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) to lure the real killer out   After dancing around why he went to see Franco and “risking” his life, he asks Ava to run away with him tonight to Canada to get married.

Mac (John J. York) and Felicia (Kristina Wagner) try to help jog Lulu’s foggy memory about the night she was stabbed and attacked, and remember discovering there were two more potential victims in Ryan’s killing spree making it 9, when there used to be only 7.   Felicia asks Lulu how she learned about these new victims, and she explains Laura (Genie Francis) saw a list of Ryan’s victims in Kevin’s office.  Everyone wonders how Kevin got the names.  C’mon Lulu, get it together and remember what happened to you, the answer is right in front of you!

Liz (Rebecca Herbst) is stunned when Franco appears at her door, stabbed and bleeding out.  After tending to his wounds, she calls the paramedics, but before he passes out he tells her he did not do commit the murders, but Ryan Chamberlain did.   When Chase (Josh Swickard) arrives on the scene she relates what Franco said to him, but passes it off as Franco being delirious from his stabbing.

After Ava agrees to marry “Kevin”, she heads home to pack, but tells him she’ll meet him back at GH.  On her way to the elevator, Ava runs into Carly and announces to her enemy that she and “Kevin” are getting married, and exits.  Then, Mac and Felicia arrive as Carly thinks this is too insane to be true, and Felicia thinks Ava must be lying.

In Jordan’s hospital room, Nina (Michelle Stafford) goes through Jordan’s purse in order to get her keys so she can get Curtis (Donnell Turner) some new clothes while he is waiting for his wife to come out of surgery. However, she sees Jordan’s phone has a voice mail marked “urgent” and hands it to Curtis who looks very distressed.

In the hospital garage, Ryan stores his lock box containing all of his victim’s licenses in the trunk of his car.  When he closes the trunk, Carly is standing behind him.   Showdown time!

So, will Ava and Carly have to team up to bring down Ryan?  How do you think Ryan’s reign of terror will comes to a conclusion? Share your thoughts via the comment section below?

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