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GH Recap – April 16 – 20th

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Sam almost confides in Alexis but is stopped by an encounter with Heather.  Meanwhile, Sam goes off to open the test results privately – and runs into John McBain.  Jason tells Sonny about Kate’s bizarre behavior.  Sonny confronts Michael about his relationship with Starr.  Starr questions McBain on his personal interest in Sonny.  Another Vaughn’s girl suffers an attack, and Delores realizes Dante, Lulu and Ronnie have their suspicions. Dante and Ronnie return with damning evidence.

Sam runs into McBain on the docks, and she opens the paternity test results in his presence. She crumbles into his arms on the reveal: Franco is the father. The question remains: will Sam tell Jason the truth? Heather Webber comes close to telling Jason the truth herself, but she stops short. Sonny presses Kate on what she wanted to tell him (she was going to tell him about Connie). Meanwhile, Carly once again asks Johnny point blank: did he plant the gun in Kate’s office? Sonny is found not guilty, setting Starr Manning and Johnny Zaccharra off in front of the courtroom. Starr vows to make Sonny pay. Later, Michael finds Starr packing.

Sam comes clean with Jason, telling him the news that Franco is his brother. Jason grapples with the fact that not only is he related to a psychopath, he killed his own twin brother. Later, Jason wonders how this affects the DNA paternity truth … and Sam confirms his worst fears. Before Kate can reveal the truth about Connie to Sonny, Olivia interrupts. Kate finds herself in a losing battle with her alternate personality. After Connie emerges, she plans to give Sonny a memorable birthday. Hurt by Carly’s allegations, Johnny reminds her of his alibi: her. Their feelings for one another renewed, Carly tells Sonny to back off of Johnny. Michael tries to convince Starr to stay in Port Charles, pledging to help her find the real killer of her family. EOD, Starr shows up at Johnny’s door. Under duress from Johnny, Steve gets involved in shady mob business. Meanwhile, Olivia asks Sonny for help with the Johnny/Steve situation. Maggie makes the mistake of calling Heather “crazy.” Later, Heather charms her way through Ewen’s psychoanalysis.

After the bombshell that Franco is Sam’s baby’s father, Jason is reeling. He’s hit harder when he realizes Sam has kept all of this from him, just as she did with Robin’s death. As things settle in, Jason and Sam are in a private hell. Anna talks McBain out of taking revenge on Sonny. Later, McBain agrees to give himself 60 days to incarcerate Sonny according to the law. As Sonny assures Michael that Johnny is no longer a threat, we see Johnny fueling Starr’s hatred of Sonny — and they shake on a deal. Shocked by seeing how Patrick is living these days, Epiphany calls Patrick out on wallowing in his grief. Meanwhile, Spinelli tells Matt he thinks Patrick murdered Lisa, only to reverse his opinion by the end of the episode. Jason looks at the sonogram of his dead brother’s baby. Sam is worried that her baby might be evil. Jason wants to believe this child is his in every way but he makes it clear that he doesn’t want Sam to protect him. Sam thinks they should go to Sonny’s party.  Alexis drops off acquittal papers at Sonny’s as Connie tries to hook up with Johnny. Johnny tells Connie no again. Connie eavesdrops on Alexis and Sonny and later tells Alexis about the party tonight. Connie invites Sam and Jason to the birthday party. Everyone is gathering at the Metro Court for the party: Connie suggests a wardrobe change to Alexis. Michael tells Sonny that Carly is coming to the party san Johnny. Sonny tells Jason that Kate has stopped seeing her shrink. Connie attacks the birthday cake and leaves.

Dante and Ronnie bust a black market organ operation moving through GH. They pay Johnny a visit; tell him how they made this organ bust. Back at the PCPD, Dante comments that he’s isn’t so sure Eddie is the attacker.  Meanwhile, Lulu goes to see Luke. She believes the wrong man was arrested in the stripper attack case and that the real attacker is Ronnie! Luke’s advice is for her to talk to Dante about Ronnie. Lulu heads back to the PCPD and checks the duty rosters for a pattern when Ronnie wanders up.

Michael tells Carly about the birthday party Kate is throwing tonight at the Metro Court. Michael believes his mother is dating the man that tried to frame his father. Carly decides to go to Sonny’s party. Carly goes to see Johnny, who has trashed his penthouse after Dante’s visit. Carly admits she has real feelings for Johnny. She then leaves for Sonny’s party. Johnny calls Sonny and tells him he will get him where it most hurts. Later, Connie shows up at Johnny’s

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Disappointing, GH won’t bring Jack Wagner back as Frisco and Kristina Wagner as felicia. But they vring all these OLTL characters on the show. Not fair 🙁
Wish they bring him back.

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KRISTINA WAGNER is expected in port charles soon,I love the one life to live characters they are mixing very well with the general hospital people.gh is watchable again.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Julian & Sonny’s Showdown Ends Tragically; Cyrus Reveals His Past; Curtis & Jordan on the Rocks

Friday’s General Hospital left viewers in a free fall, literally, following the conclusion of the long-awaited final confrontation between arch enemies; Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Julian Jerome (William deVry).

Sonny tracks down Julian to the footbridge with gun in tow. He tells Julian the only way for him to get out of this alive, and for all his crimes, is to help him take down Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) and implicate him as the person behind the bombing a the Floating Rib. Julian says if he talks Cyrus will kill him, anyway.  Sonny says Julian will finally have some redemption if he does the ultimate sacrifice in order to bring down the drug lord.

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Next, Julian seems to agree and then collapses, and we are to believe, at that point, that he has died, but when Sonny reaches down to check his pulse, Julian lunges at Sonny! Then a fight ensues and the gun goes off.  We don’t know whether it was Julian or Sonny who was shot.

 

However, it is Sonny who is alive and Julian has been shot dead in the stomach.   Next, Jason (Steve Burton) comes across the two on the footbridge.  As Sonny and Jason see each other, the bridge collapses underneath Sonny and Julian … and they go overboard!  Jason yells “Sonny!”

Back in Port Charles, Curtis (Donnell Turner) is hurt and betrayed by Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry), because she hid the truth from him that Taggert was alive.  She says she is sorry, but she did not want anything to happen to her husband, so she kept him out of the plans and to not let him in on what she was doing to protect Taggert.  Curtis says she never gave him an option and it is not OK about her consistent lies when comes to Taggert and her feud with Cyrus Renault.  There looks to be real trouble in paradise here.

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At the long-term care facility in Vermont, Laura (Genie Francis) is an for an earful once Cyrus enters Florence’s room and he and his brother Martin (Michael E. Knight) go at it, reliving old wounds about their father.  Cyrus admits to Laura he figured out she was his half-sister and knew if he fed her bread crumbs she would make it to Vermont and figure it out.

Next, things get heated as we learn Cyrus was the odd man out in his relationship with his father, Gordon Gray.  Martin tells Laura that Cyrus intentionally ran down their father with a car.  Cyrus says it was accident.  in these scenes,  Jeff Kober delivered a top-notch performance revealing not only Cyrus’ inner pain and past, but leaving the audience and Laura still not trusting him and still fearful of him.

This episode seemingly marked the end of William deVry’s run of Julian Jerome who throughout his time in the role gave viewers memorable performances. William showed us the complexities of man caught up in the mob, but who loved his children in his own way, even through countless mistakes, bad decisions, and criminal moves.  And let’s not forget, Julian was one-half of the former fan favorite duo, Julexis with Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis).  Kudos to Will for a job well-done.

So, what did you think of the ending of Friday’s GH?  Will you miss Julian? What do you think will happen next to Sonny? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Laura Learns She Has ‘Family Ties’, Julian’s on the Brink, Trina Gets to the Truth

On Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, two characters were floored at some major revelations; while another continues to run for his life.

First, Laura (Genie Francis), who is snooping around the long-term care facility, is in Florence’s room, when she hears someone beginning to come in.  She hightails it to the bathroom, only to find out and overhear Martin (Michael E. Knight) speaking to his mother, Florence!  When he goes to get her some water, Laura has no choice but to pop out of the bathroom, just as Curtis (Donnell Turner) bursts through the door to tell Martin to keep quiet about everything from this point out.

After Curtis leaves to head back to Port Charles to help Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry), it leaves Laura and Martin to have a heart-to-heart. Martin says how much Florence misses his father, which prompts Laura to tell him that she is his half-sister,  Gordon Gray is her father.   He goes on about how Gordon had a wandering eye, which Laura sadly says she is a by-product of.  She asks Martin why Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) is paying for Florence’s care.  Enter Cyrus, who reveals that Florence is his mother, too! This shocker leaves Laura stunned that the man who is out to destroy Port Charles is her other half-brother.

 

Meanwhile, Julian (William deVry) who previously was visited by the ghosts of Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan), Connie Falconeri from Bensonhurst (Megan Ward), and the love of his life, Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) … while in a delusional state … is somehow still alive at the bus station.  He is bleeding out from his gunshot wound.  When a stranger comes to the bus station, Julian asks what time it is, and finds out he missed his bus to Montreal.  Now, he offers the stranger 100 bucks for his ticket, so he can get on the next bus.  Meanwhile, Cyrus’ henchman is on the scene ready to silence Julian, but Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason (Steve Burton) arrive leaving Jason to take out the gunman and Sonny to go after Julian who got away,   Eventually, Julian and Sonny come face to face, but Julian looks to be on his last leg.

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Mac (John J. York) has dragged a very much alive Taggert to the PCPD and demands to know who helped him fake his own death.  Taggert is now played for several episodes by Asante Jones subbing for Réal Andrews.  Portia (Brook Kerr) and Trina (Sydney Mikayla) show up at the PCPD to warn Jordan about Cyrus’ latest ploy.  However, when they arrive they are shocked to see a very much alive Taggert.

An emotional Trina demands an explanation from her father … why he stood by and watched his family grieve for him, without telling her the truth and why he had to remain hidden.  Taggert pleads with her to understand it was for her own safety.  She does not want to hear it and leaves the station with Portia.  In these scenes we must give praise to Sydney Mikayla who delivered a daughter’s hurt and betrayal when she had to play it against Jones, not Andrews, whom she had previously developed an on-screen chemistry with as father/daughter.

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So, do you like that GH tied Cyrus, Martin and Laura together? How much more suffering can they put Julian through?  What did you think of Sydney Mikayla’s performance? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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General Hospital’s Genie Francis Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Sometimes in daytime when it rains it pours and viewers can be treated to a plethora of performances all in one week.  Such was the case this past week which saw brilliant work from: General Hospital’s Genie Francis (Laura) and Maura West (Ava), and The Bold and the Beautiful’s Matthew Atkinson (Thomas).

However, there is something to be said when television and soap opera icon, Genie Francis, is given the ball and material worthy of her talents.  It’s not every week, or every month that the character of Laura is front and center – but from the looks of the story that GH is weaving they are doing a deep-dive into Laura’s childhood and teenage years which was fraught with drama –  a foreshadow that there is more exciting story to tell with Francis.

Last week’s Monday November 30th, and Tuesday December 1st episodes brought with it the emotional fallout, and farewell for the character of Lulu and her portrayer Emme Rylan who was written-off the show.  The vehicle to do so was the bomb that Julian (William deVry) planted at the Floating Rib on the orders of Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).  The injuries she sustained in the blast wind up putting her in a coma and having to enter a long-term care facility away from Port Charles.

 

When Tracy (Jane Elliot) arrives in Port Charles to be there for Laura during Thanksgiving, the hug alone at the hospital between these two characters was enough to bring out the hankies.  Tracy considers Lulu a daughter to her.  Lulu’s father, Luke, is MIA, so Laura has to carry the burden, make strong impactful decisions and act fast to save her daughter’s life, and do the right thing no matter how difficult this will be for her as a mother.

Throughout the two episodes we watch Laura’s grief and her resolve.  When she learns that a bomb has caused the explosion at the Floating Rib and that Cyrus may have been behind it, she is livid, a mama-bear who will get her daughter justice.  But lo and behold, who should have the guts to walk up to Laura and offer his apologies and concern for Lulu … Cyrus!  In the hospital, Laura wallops the drug lord right in the face vowing that no one will stop her from taking him off the earth after she gets the evidence that he was the mastermind behind the bombing,

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Laura also had the horrific task of telling Lulu’s best friend, Maxie (Kirsten Storms), that they are going to move Lulu to a long-term care facility and that she needs to say her goodbyes.  One by one people go to Lulu’s bedside including: Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), Tracy, and Nikolas (Marcus Coloma).

When it is Laura’s turn (as the care facility has come to take Lulu away), she cries by her bedside begging Lulu to come back to everyone that loves her.  In a heartbreaking moment, Laura tells a despondent Lulu that she has rejoiced every day since she was born and she knows that her daughter is a fighter and will never just give up and will come through this.

As Lulu’s loved ones gather in the hospital corridor to watch as Lulu is transported to the facility, Laura watches grief-stricken.  As the elevator closes she breaks down in front of Kevin (Jon Linstrom) emotionally- spent and devastated.

In all of these scenes, Genie Francis was magnificent and broke viewers’ hearts right along with Laura’s.  So with that said, Michael Fairman TV names Francis’ work, The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Genie’s performances? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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