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GH Recap – Aug 9 – Aug 13th

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Sonny mistakes Claire for Brenda on the docks, then invites her back to his place.  Sonny tells Claire of his history with Brenda. In an attempt to shove Brenda out of his mind, Sonny kisses Claire. Johnny accuses Dante of again compromising himself to protect Sonny by allowing Johnny to be framed for the murder of Tomas Lopez. Olivia learns of Johnny’s arrest and begs him to give up his vendetta against Sonny. Johnny crosses with Judge Carroll and tells him about the Lopez framing.  He also informs the Judge that Claire Walsh has compromised herself with Sonny as of late.  Judge Carroll swears he’ll have her career and her head on a platter if true. Lucky appeals to Karen as a mother and convinces her to return baby Aiden to his real family.  Lucky delivers the baby back to Liz and Nik. Liz confronts Shirley’s snarky daughter Marny who has arrived to collect her mother’s things. Brook purposefully gets drenched in the rain and arrives shivering at Dante’s.  Vanessa Marcil returns in the role of Brenda Barrett. Sonny continues to wear down Claire’s defenses while Claire wonders if Sonny has ever truly given his entire heart to a woman.  After Claire leaves, Sonny’s thoughts drift to Brenda. Pretending to counsel her, Carly tells Lulu Dante cannot be trusted because he is Sonny’s son. Showered and in a bathrobe, Brook seductively edges closer to Dante and kisses him. He gently shuts her down just as Michael arrives home. Overprotective about Kristina, Alexis does not want to leave her daughter alone with her new study partner Taylor. Kristina confides in Michael her fears she may be permanently damaged. Lucky confides in Maxie that baby Aiden profoundly affected him, stirring up the honest emotions of wishing the child was his. Lucky and Maxie share a kiss.

Brenda puts on a brave face for the press and refuses to lay low despite dangerous threats from the Russian mob.  She remains passionately committed to A.S.E.C. (Alliance to Save Exploited Children) and seeks to use her fame to gain exposure for the cause. After being bailed out by Ethan, Johnny tells of his plan to undercut Sonny. Michael tries to broker a peace deal with Johnny in person, only to be met-by gunfire from a Lopez drive-by shooting. Sam offers Jason a solution to get out of prison. Dante and Lulu talk about marriage. Jason tells Carly to give up her revenge plot, but Carly refuses to stop trying to bring Dante and Lulu down. Lisa threatens Steve with sexual harassment. Patrick finds Lisa has taken up residence in his home while Robin is out of town. Matt warns Maxie not to get too involved with Lucky. Ethan pulls Maya into a passionate kiss.  Sonny confides in Mike that he can’t stop thinking about Brenda. In Rome, Brenda becomes haunted by thoughts of her past with Sonny before she is whisked away for an exciting night with international movie star Murphy Sinclair. Sonny decides to test Claire’s loyalty, asking her to get Jason released from prison. Claire answers Sonny’s test with a legal loophole permitting the release of Jason Morgan from prison. After Michael saves Johnny from the drive-by shooting, Dante, Johnny and Ethan all lie to the police to cover up Michael’s involvement. Johnny focuses on wiping out Sonny for good. Lulu lets Dante squirm under pressure of the marriage question, but he is saved by a cell phone call from PCPD regarding the drive-by shooting. Patrick fails to get Lisa to leave his home despite his clear requests for her to do so.  Aware something is very wrong, Maxie helps Patrick drive Lisa out of the house. 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Carly Admits To Sonny She Was Falling Back In Love with Jason

On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) finally had the “talk”.  You know, the one about what Sonny really walked in on the night he “returned from the dead” on Carly and Jason’s (Steve Burton) wedding night?  Yeah, that one.

Sonny has already had a conversation with Jason, where Jason admitted he was starting to fall again for Carly, even though they were originally getting married to show a united front for the five families.

Now coming to confront Carly, Sonny is at first greeted by her with “Mike’s” cowboy hat, where she says the man he was in Nixon Falls is a mystery to her. Sonny tells her he spoke with Jason and so Carly is compelled to admit that she and Jason would have slept together on their wedding night, if Sonny hadn’t shown up alive and in the bedroom!

Sonny’s clearly upset about his best friend and his wife getting so close and rekindling their old feelings. Carly tells Sonny that, at first, Jason and she were just going through with the wedding for show, but later, they decided to make it a real marriage, and were falling in love.

When Sonny poses the question to Carly, if she has any residual feelings for Jason, she says they have gone back to being best friends, and how much she loves Sonny.  Carly points out that Nina (Cynthia Watros) did this to them – she kept them apart for nine months – and so much has happened that it’s been difficult for them to be together as it was in the past because of it.

In the end, despite what Nina had perpetrated on them, Carly and Sonny come to an agreement that they need to rebuild their relationship.  But the cowboy hat looms as we fade to black.

Clearly, the Jason and Carly relationship and almost consummating it on their wedding night, is not sitting well with Sonny; plus Sonny seems to continue to not really tear into Nina for her deception as much as someone would if he didn’t also have feelings for her.

So, what do you hope happens next? Do you want Sonny and Carly to work things out? Do you hope Sonny sleeps with Nina? If he does, and Jason goes back to Britt (now that they are going on another adventure together to locate Liesl) is Carly ultimately the odd woman out?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What Did You Think of the Carly and Nina Showdown?

Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it the long-awaited and highly-anticipated showdown between Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) and Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) and ended with Carly’s threat to Nina for all she has perpetrated on Sonny (Maurice Benard) and his loves ones, shouting to Jason (Steve Burton), “I’m going to burn Nina’s life down and spit on her ashes!”

But before all that, Carly found Nina at the Q’s, and thus began the confrontation. Armed with the information from Maxie (Kirsten Storms), that it was Nina who kept Sonny from his life for over nine months, Carly comes at Nina that she will pay the consequences for what she did.  Nina says she regrets what she has done, and is sorry for the pain she caused everyone. However, there was a caveat to her response.  She says Carly isn’t owning up to her part.

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Now we get the back-story of reasoning to Carly; about the phone call that set Nina off on this deception in the first place. When she tells Carly she called to tell her she found Sonny alive in Nixon Falls, Carly was so hateful to her on the phone call about her rights to see her grandson, Wiley, so she withheld the truth. Carly gets another shocker when Nina drops that Jax (Ingo Rademachee) knew, too.

Carly then figures out this is payback time for what happened to Nina’s daughter, Nelle.  When Carly says the world is better off without Nelle, Nina goes into how Carly did not tell anyone about Nelle’s fall and kept it quiet!  She then says that Carly got Sonny back, but she will never get her daughter back.  Carly is still in disbelief that Nina could do this to all of Sonny’s kid … not tell them their father was alive. Nina counters she will apologize to everyone, but not ever to Carly.

Then, Nina says to Carly she should just be happy that Sonny’s back, but drops another cryptic message expressing, that she wonders, “how long he’ll be happy?” She then really hits Carly with a low blow sharing that “Mike” was happy with his life and not having to witness or deal with the mob violence that took Morgan.

That was enough to send Carly finally into a full-on rage against Nina, but Jason arrives on the scene, throwing himself between the women, with Carly screaming that Nina will never see Wiley again ,and as mentioned at the top of this recap, that she is going to destroy Nina’s life in retribution.

What Carly still does not know is that “Mike” fell in love with Nina.  What will happen when she learns that?

Great performances by Laura Wright and Cynthia Watros throughout the key scenes.

So, what did you think of the showdown? Did it live up to your expectations?  What do you hope happens next? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Comes Home as Jason and Carly Begin Their Wedding Night

Monday’s episode of General Hospital continued to set the stage for major payoffs in the long and winding road tale of everyone in Port Charles believing Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is dead.

Only now, with his memory in tact, Sonny is very much alive, no longer living as “Mike” in Nixon Falls. and back in the town which he ruled as the mob kingpin.  Problem is: his wife, Carly (Laura Wright) just got married to his best friend, Jason (Steve Burton) and they are about to have their first night together as newlyweds.  And without all the subplot and subtext, Sonny has no idea that they were first brought together to be a united front to save Sonny’s territory from the ‘Five Families’.  Only now, the two have admitted they truly are in-love with each other.

In story, after the bomb that went off was proven to kill mobsters Buscema and Novak, and not its intended target – the newlyweds – thanks to a double-cross from Ms. Wu – Jason, Carly, and Ms. Wu discuss Cyrus Renault’s (Jeff Kober) involvement and that Wu is happy for Jason and Carly.

 

At the wedding reception, Michael (Chad Duell) gives a touching speech about his mom and Jason and gives the official toast.  Later, Jason and Carly head out after Carly throws the bouquet which Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) catches.

Meanwhile, back in Nixon Falls, Sonny gets out of dodge and away from Nina (Cynthia Watros), thanks to Jax’s (Ingo Rademacher) plane, while Nina gets a visit from Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Anna (Finola Hughes), where she admits that Peter (Wes Ramsey) was in Nixon Falls, and caused the fire, and is going to go after Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and the baby.  She does not tell them what she did keeping Sonny away from his family for 9 months.

Anna and Peter split up to find Peter, and Peter’s exit ride hasn’t show up yet to get him out of Nixon Falls, so Anna catches him, gun drawn.

Later at the Corinthos home, Jason and Carly are alone together in the bedroom with wedding night jitters, but Jason says there is no rush as the two kiss, just as Sonny arrives home, smiles, looks around, sees photos of himself with Carly and the family, and heads upstairs!

Will Sonny find the two in each others arms and not tell then he is alive?  Will something call him away? Will Jason and Carly have sex? When will Nina get payback for all that she has done to Carly and Sonny?  Will Peter get away from Anna? Let us know your theories in the comment section below.

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