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GH Recap – Jan 23 – Jan 27th

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Sonny reveals a major truth: Claudia was Johnny’s mother. Johnny flips out. To Tracy’s horror, Luke does not stand in the way of her marriage to Anthony, and before she knows it, Tracy and Anthony are husband and wife. Jason and Sam visit Dr. Lee, hoping for clarity on who is the child’s father. Elizabeth wonders what is going on with Jason and Sam at the hospital. Meanwhile, Michael confides in Sam about the purchased gun.  Patrick confronts Robin with the truth about her HIV status. Thankfully, she has promising news, giving the couple newfound hope.

Jax makes Kate a business proposition, making Kate furious. Maggie tries to draw Steve back in her web when they throw paper airplanes on the hospital roof to let off steam – and Olivia interrupts them. Carly realizes (too late) she was responsible for some unsettling news.  Robin convinces Jason he must go to the hospital today.  Meanwhile, Sam actively fights haunting thoughts of Franco.  Robin gets some comfort from Jason, and vice versa.  Matt arrives to discover Spinelli comfortable ensconced as Maxie’s roommate.  We find out the truth about Maxie’s fedora follower.  Olivia questions Lulu on her habit of drinking wine at lunch.  Sonny is surprised by Kate’s sudden work travel plans.  Luke delivers breakfast.

Johnny and Anthony rage out over the truth about Claudia. Johnny starts to choke his father — or his grandfather, as he now knows — while Anthony tries to make him understand. Jason and Sam get close as they both wait out for paternity test results. Later, Sam tries to take her mind off matters, but Alexis unconsciously adds fuel to her worries.

Michael challenges Dante and Delores to find the pig assaulting strippers. But later, Dante discovers Michael over the dead body of the #1 suspect. Molly gets upset when TJ makes fun of her Faceboard page. Ethan and Cassandra conspire for privacy, as Ewen looks on concerned. Later, they meet an unsettled Alexis. Ethan realizes he is dealing with a sharp shooter — literally. As Dante and Olivia give each other romantic advice/counsel, Lulu and Tracy have a heart to heart at the Metro Court Bar.

Sonny gets a visit from Anthony Zacchara, who is livid that Sonny told Johnny his family secret. Meanwhile, Johnny seems murderous as he tears up the Zacchara penthouse. Later, Anthony vows revenge on Sonny’s family, though step one might be to keep Johnny from taking revenge on him. Alexis gets hormonal over being a “grandmother,” and Sam finds little comfort.  Jason pulls Sam into his arms.  Jason and Michael take off just as Ronnie and Delores arrive.  Delores is doubtful about the stripper case.  Luke pays Tracy a visit at the Quartermaine Mansion, and Edward gets a word in.

Sonny brings Jason up to speed on new developments, just as Johnny makes a threatening pass at Kate.  Meanwhile, Carly can’t stay away from Johnny.  Sam and Spinelli try to get excited with baby planning, but soon Sam, Jason and Robin all get unsettling news.  Matt gets uncomfortable with Elizabeth’s potential future.  Sonny and Kate discuss rebuilding their favorite restaurant, Fortunato’s.  But later, Sonny nails Kate on her secretive travels.  Maxie calls Lulu out on her career search and alcoholic behavior.  Lulu confronts Luke at the Haunted Star.


 

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Micheal challenges the police to do their job’s. A child. This is exactly why people are tuning GH out.

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Brandon Barash did such an amazing job this week. He’s always been a great actor and has a lot of potential to do even more great things but we haven’t been allowed to see that for a long time.

Lulu…it’s about time someone called her out on her drinking. it’s about time she truly confronted Luke so she can get over whatever she has got going on inside of her and really start living her life.

I love Jason. I always have and I always will but lately, I haven’t really been liking him all that much and it pains my heart to admit it. Hopefully, RC can make Jason JASON again. That would be nice.

Also, I hate FakeKate. I want Jax back even if it’s only for a little while. I just loved his scenes with Michael and how they talked and he helped Michael see some things clearly. If he can only come back for a short, I hope he can help Michael stop being a BRWB (Broken Record Whiny Bitch) all the time and stop insisting that he wants to join the mob. It’s old and annoying and I just don’t care anymore. Michael should go to work for ELQ again or even start working for Jax’s company. Just have him step away from the mob life because I am sick of it!

All the newbies…I just don’t care about them. They mean nothing to me except that they are taking precious air time away from characters I know and I like…even some I hate.

I hate Sam. Never liked her. Never will. I have learned to tolerate her but that’s all. Nothing more.

NuMaxie annoyed the hell out of me and I hated her but she has grown on me. No, she’s no Kirsten Storms. I love Kirsten Storms. But this actress has tried her best and I can give her credit for that. Plus, she’s less horrible than when she first started. Also, she stepped up when Kirsten had to postpone her return to GH and that says a lot about a person. So, I give the actress credit and I’m starting to like her.

I hate Liz. I liked her briefly in the 2006/2007 area but never before and not after. She’s just…ugh to me.

This was the first week in a VERY long time that I enjoyed GH and couldn’t wait to see the next episode. I forgot what that felt like. I had it with One Life To Live and it was AMAZING but I really missed that feeling when it came to GH.

OK, I’ve rambled enough. That is all.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Flips The Switch In Sonny-Centric Episode Featuring Standout Performances

On Monday, in honor of Maurice Benard’s 25th anniversary as Sonny Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital, the daytime drama took a look at what life would have been like if Sonny had not fallen in to a life of crime and in the mob. The standalone episode featured the return of Dominic Zamprogna as Sonny’s eldest son, Dante.

But in the twist on ‘soap-reality’, Dante was now the ascending mobster in Port Charles, and Sonny was a sergeant in the police department in Brooklyn married to Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).  It all beings when Sonny remembers being 18-years-old and that fatal day when he shot Vincent Marino.  The young Sonny is played by Maurice’s real-life son.   Sonny then dreams of what would have happened to him if he never pulled that trigger.

Sonny is now a by-the-book cop, who visits his son Dante along with Olivia.  When they get there, Dante is now married to Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is his trophy wife.  Dante is working for the Jerome family – enter Julian (William deVry) and Ava (Maura WestO – and we quickly learn that “Jason Smith” is the hit man who works for them.  And, wouldn’t you know?  Seems like Ava and Jason have a “thing” going on … sealed with a kiss.

Now disturbed by his son’s life of crime, Sonny goes to the PCPD to talk to the police commissioner, who is now Anna Devane (Finola Hughes).  In the story, Anna is very inward, depressed, and more.  We find out that her daughter, Robin died of complications from AIDS in the 90’s, in which Anna has never recovered from.   We also learn at the PCPD that Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is the current District Attorney.

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Carly (Laura Wright) enters the scene, and she is still married to A. J. Quartermaine.  Sonny takes a liking to her and vice-versa.  We later learn that Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is back working for the DEA and Dante has gone undercover to bring down the Jeromes; so the entire territory is under his control.

Dante and Sam have a major falling out, as he is excited by the power he will have once he rids the Jeromes out of his business.  Sam has had it. She doesn’t want to dress like this, be his trophy wife, or have this kind of life. When Dante walks out, an upset Sam is alone with Jason, and the two connect.

In the conclusion of the episode, Dante shoots Jason on the pier, a scene which Sonny walks in on.  Sonny and his son struggle for the gun, and once again Dante is shot, just like in the original version of the story years ago, but with the twist of the struggle.  Olivia comes running onto the pier and sees Dante shot, and yells at Sonny the signature line, “You shot your own son!”

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At the end of the dream, Sony goes back to the mark in time where he decides whether or not to pull the trigger on Marino with Mike (Max Gail) and him looking on at the young version of himself.  In the end, Sonny still pulls the trigger.

The episode featured stand-out performances by: Dominic Zamprogna (how great was it to see him again, and to see him play Dante’s dark side), Maurice Benard (who illustrated the other side of Sonny, more reserved, and delivered a heartbreaking speech as Sonny to Dante about his life being abused, and the choices he made), Kelly Monaco (who showed a woman unhappy with the outward shell she had created and been a part of), and Finola Hughes,who gave us a different look  at what life would have been like for Anna had Robin been taken from her years ago.  Additionally, it was nice to see the entire cast deliver in support of making this episode work in the ‘flip the switch’ sequence of events.

So, what did you think of the Sonny-centric episode? Who was your favorite in it?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sasha and Valentin’s Secret Out Of The Bag: So Where Is Nina’s Real Daughter?

As many had suspected, there was something up in the relationship between Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and relative newbie to Port Charles, Sasha Gilmore (Sofia Mattsson).

The young woman who was introduced on the show back in the middle of September, and “turned out” to be Nina’s (Michelle Stafford) biological daughter (the one she gave birth to years ago), is not telling the truth, nor is Valentin,

At the end of Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Sasha is visiting Valentin at Wyndemere, where he tells her he wants her to go back to where she came from, and that if she sticks around, the truth will come out.

A confident Sasha says she won’t blow this and that no one will ever find out that she is not Nina’s daughter.  Thus meaning, Valentin set this whole ruse up to wrangle Nina back into a romance and marriage with him.

But as for Sasha, she clearly is intent on not leaving town, and getting her claws into Griffin (Matt Cohen), even though he is dating her “sister” Kiki (Hayley Erin).

Even Ava (Maura West) is telling Sasha to go after her daughter’s man, because, as we know, Ava is a woman scorned in regard to Griffin. And let’s not forget that Ava and Nina are longtime nemesis, too.  Adding to the confusion and deception are those second DNA results that came back positive to prove to Nina that Sasha is her bio-daughter, but she clearly isn’t.

So now that we know Sasha is a fake, that begs the questions … Is Nina’s daughter even alive?  If she is alive, where is she, and who is she?

Share your thoughts on where, or who Nina’s real daughter is, and what you think of the collision between Valentin and Sasha, via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Should Drew Get The Flash Drive Back, But Lose The Last Five Years Of His Life In Doing So?

On Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Drew (Billy Miller) is faced with a dilemma that could change the course of his life forever.  It all comes down to DA Margaux Dawson (Elizabeth Hendrickson), and her vendetta against Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), and how she is leveraging her possession of the flash drive that holds all of Drew’s memories and the key to his past.

In a confrontation at the Metro Court, Drew comes over to talk to Margaux, where he says he is not sure why he hasn’t taken it upon himself to turn her into the cops.  She adamantly points out that she is an attorney, and that he has no evidence that could be used against her in a court of law.  While she goes on about making Sonny pay for what he did to her father, she tries to get Drew to come along with her in her vendetta.  Drew refuses, not because of Sonny or Jason (Steve Burton), but he does not want to do this to Sam (Kelly Monaco) and have Danny be without his father.

Drew then stands up to her and tells he he knows she has been manipulating him for months. Even knowing she has the key to his life with the flashdrive that hold all of his missing years, Drew tells Margaux that she can hold this over his head, but even if he had the flashdrive there is a chance that the procedure to restore his memories could go wrong, and the sad fact that in doing the procedure, he will definitely lose the last five years of his life and all of those memories with Sam and more.  He says to Margaux that those memories mean everything to him.

A confident and irritated Marqaux tells him she is sure he will want the flash drive one day and that he knows her terms if she was to give it to him – helping her bring down Sonny and Jason for the murder of her father.   Drew is left with a difficult decision, while Margaux gets into an elevator and begins to cry over wanting to avenge her father’s death.  But little does she know, that evidence could prove that he was not the man she thinks he was.

So this begs the question to GH fans: Would you like to see Drew retrieve all of his memories as Andrew Cain, at the cost of losing the last five year of his life since being in Port Charles …  or should Drew leave his mind and memories alone and just go forward keeping the last five years in tact, and foregoing what other important history in his life that he may need to know now, or in the future? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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