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GH Recap – Jan 4- Jan 8th

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Sam finds herself in a perilous situation, thanks to Franco.  Desperate to find Sam, Jason comes up with a plan and convinces Lucky to go through the motions of arresting him for Claudia’s murder.  Jax’s blood goes cold when he finds Franco’s signature graffiti tag in Josslyn’s nursery with Carly nowhere to be found.  Jason takes action when he finds Carly in Franco’s studio.  Sonny orders Dominic to find Claudia’s body, which Franco had previously dug up.  Michael panics when he learns Claudia’s body is missing but Sonny gets him to promise to stay quiet and let him handle things.  Olivia tries to comfort Johnny, who’s wrecked over the fact that Claudia’s body has been stolen.  Dominic starts to question Ronnie after realizing he shares a connection to Franco. After rescuing Carly, Jason realizes that Franco figured out what he was really up to.  Ronnie gives nothing away when Dominic questions him about his ties to Franco.  Jason, desperate to find Sam, shows up in Ronnie’s hospital room armed with a gun demanding answers.  Jax and Carly decide to take Josslyn and the boys out of the country to keep their family safe until the threat of Franco is eliminated.  Sonny shows up and refuses to let Jax and Carly take Michael and Morgan away with them. Dominic uses his relationship with Lulu to cover the real reason Lucky had his phone number when Sonny questions him.  Sonny fills Dominic in on a little bit of Lulu’s family history.  Lulu finds herself in danger.  Dominic catches Maxie rummaging through Franco’s studio.  Lucky overhears Nikolas professing his love for Elizabeth. Jax and Sonny clash over what’s best for Michael.  Sonny appeals to Carly to trust him to keep the boys safe but Jax insists they all need to leave the country.  Franco taunts Sonny with the fact he knows Michael killed Claudia.  Spinelli tells Jason that a warehouse has been rented under the name “S. McCall.”

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Dominic discovers specs for building a bomb in Franco’s studio.  Dominic suspects that Franco got his hands on Lulu after Maxie tells him she went missing from work.  Lulu’s in dire straits when she ends up bound to a chair that’s been wired with explosives.  Robin intervenes when Lisa wants to call security after finding Jason threatening Ronnie with a gun.  Lisa subtly hints to Patrick that Robin might still be carrying a torch for Jason.  Elizabeth fears Lucky knows about her affair with Nikolas. Carly tears into Michael when he blames Jason for the mess they’re all in.  Michael finally lets his emotions come to the surface as he reveals to Carly how tormented he’s been since killing Claudia.  Sonny realizes Franco has the means to destroy Michael.  Lucky and Dominic are desperate to find Lulu.  Elizabeth doesn’t lead Lucky to believe otherwise when he assumes that Nikolas’ love for her is all one-sided.  Lisa manipulates Patrick when she talks about the wild times they used to have. Jason’s unnerved to realize that Franco might be building a bomb. Franco goads Jason into revealing more about himself.  Franco warns Jason that Sam and Lulu are facing imminent danger and tells him where to find them.  Time is running out for Sam and Lulu as Jason and Dominic each race to save their loved one.  Sonny convinces Michael to keep quiet after Michael admits he was debating confessing to Claudia’s murder.  Michael works through his issues over killing Claudia with a supportive Sonny.  Kristina unleashes her anger on Sonny as blames him for Sam’s kidnapping.

Jax and Sonny clash over what’s best for Michael.  Sonny appeals to Carly to trust him to keep the boys safe but Jax insists they all need to leave the country.  Franco taunts Sonny with the fact he knows Michael killed Claudia.  Spinelli tells Jason that a warehouse has been rented under the name “S. McCall.”  Dominic discovers specs for building a bomb in Franco’s studio.  Dominic suspects that Franco got his hands on Lulu after Maxie tells him she went missing from work.  Lulu’s in dire straits when she ends up bound to a chair that’s been wired with explosives.  Robin intervenes when Lisa wants to call security after finding Jason threatening Ronnie with a gun.  Lisa subtly hints to Patrick that Robin might still be carrying a torch for Jason.  Elizabeth fears Lucky knows about her affair with Nikolas. Carly tears into Michael when he blames Jason for the mess they’re all in.  Michael finally lets his emotions come to the surface as he reveals to Carly how tormented he’s been since killing Claudia.  Sonny realizes Franco has the means to destroy Michael.  Lucky and Dominic are desperate to find Lulu.  Elizabeth doesn’t lead Lucky to believe otherwise when he assumes that Nikolas’ love for her is all one-sided.  Lisa manipulates Patrick when she talks about the wild times they used to have. Jason’s unnerved to realize that Franco might be building a bomb. Franco goads Jason into revealing more about himself.  Franco warns Jason that Sam and Lulu are facing imminent danger and tells him where to find them.  Time is running out for Sam and Lulu as Jason and Dominic each race to save their loved one.  Sonny convinces Michael to keep quiet after Michael admits he was debating confessing to Claudia’s murder.  Michael works through his issues over killing Claudia with a supportive Sonny.  Kristina unleashes her anger on Sonny as blames him for Sam’s kidnapping.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alexis Learns The Truth, Finn Is Reeling, Mike is Too Hard To Handle, Julian Sets A Trap

On Thanksgiving day, General Hospital aired a brand new episode … and it was chocked-full of cliffhangers that will have fans waiting on the edge of their seats till next Monday, when the next new installment of the ABC daytime drama series airs.

In story, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) who is now uber-suspicious of Kendra (Michelle Argyris), receives a visit from her as she is preparing to leave GH and go home after being poisoned. Kendra offers to bring Alexis more supplements, but Alexis tell her she will contact the distributor herself.  Kendra says the distributor only speaks Italian, and Alexis counters that she also speaks Italian.  At that point, Kendra’s plan may have gone up in smoke.  Later, Alexis has checked out of the hospital  on her own.  Neil (Joe Flanigan) is concerned for her, and bumps into Julian (Willam deVry) and it is Julian who says he saw Kendra with the supplement jar retrieving it from the garbage.  The two men look concerned.

Next, we see Kendra visiting her brother, Kiefer’s grave where she places flowers on it, and tells him she promises to make Alexis pay for killing him.  However, Alexis has followed her to the gravesite.  Once Kendra walks away, Alexis goes to the grave, lifts up the flowers and is shocked when she sees Kiefer’s name on the headstone.  Then from behind, Kendra smashes Alexis in the head with a rock.

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Julian is ready to snuff Brad (Parry Shen) out of his and his son, Lucas’ (Ryan Carnes) life once and for all, and he cuts a wire in Brad’s car.  Problem is, everyone assumed Lucas would be working on Thanksgiving at the hospital.  So first, Brad lets Michael (Chad Duelle) take Wiley to the Corinthos family Thanksgiving,  and tells Michael he does not want to attend, because of Carly (Laura Wright) and the family’s issue with him visiting Nelle (Chloe Lanier) in prison.  Next, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) tells Lucas to go home – that she got his shift covered by Terry.  Lucas goes home to confront Brad.  He tells his husband, to please tell him what he is keeping from him.

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At the Corinthos home, Mike (Max Gail) comes to Thanksgiving dinner from Turning Woods.  When he comes inside he is confused, wondering when his own parents are coming.  Carly tells him that his parents left him with them to take care of him for Thanksgiving.  Later, Mike is holding baby Donna, which scares Michael, Carly and Sonny (Maurice Benard).  When Carly is able to get the baby in to her hands, Mike loses his temper and gets upset and pushes Sonny right into the Thanksgiving food, which falls to the floor.  Sonny can’t seem to calm Mike down and tells Carly he needs to take his father back to Turning Woods where they can take care of him. Sonny is devastated.

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At Anna’s (Finola Hughes), Finn (Michael Easton) comes upon the letter Hayden wrote for him, when Violet asks for her doll, which is inside her bag.  Alone, Finn opens the letter and is heartbroken, and shook, when he reads that Hayden is in serious trouble and had to leave town to protect Violet. She tells Finn she knows he will take good care of their daughter.  Finn is reduced to tears, trying to cope with what is in front of him.

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So, what did you think of these four cliffhangers? What do you think will happen with Brad, Lucas and the car that Julian tampered with?  Will this be the end of Mike as his condition continues to spiral downward? Will Neil or Julian save Alexis from Kendra? What will Finn’s next move be?  Will he tell Violet that her mother is gone? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Lucas Needs Fatherly Advice From Tony As Ryan Carnes and Brad Maule Deliver Tender Scenes

Friday’s highly-touted episode of ABC;s General Hospital featured the return of Brad Maule in the role of Dr. Tony Jones, the adoptive father of Lucas(Ryan Carnes) and former husband to Bobbie (Jackie Zeman).

It has been years since fan favorite Maule graced the GH screens, but the writers found a way to conjure him up in Lucas’ mind as Lucas is in a pivotal moment in his life; his bio-dad Julian Jerome (William deVry) is blackmailing his husband, Brad (Parry Shen), and Brad is keeping secrets from Lucas.  All spell bad news to Lucas for raising his son, Wiley.  But as GH fans know, Wiley is not the baby that Lucas thinks he is raising with Brad- he is actually raising Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) child, which Brad knows!

So, needing some clarity and visiting his adoptive dad’s gravesite, Lucas sees the vision of Tony, and the former father and son have a heart to heart.  Tony tells Lucas how raising him as  little boy gave him the strength and courage to go on through the hard times, and how to be their for his little boy.  Lucas is just emotionally overwrought and so burdened by the lies those who say that they supposedly love him have been telling.

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At the same time, Julian is searching for Lucas, and happens upon Bobbie at the hospital. She really does not like Julian and the two land at the GH hospital wall where plaques of the beloved doctors and nurses who have passed away are seen.  Bobbie knows Julian could never be the kind of father, Tony was to Lucas.  Julian says he can never replace Tony, but he is Lucas’ father and wants to somehow do right by him.

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Later alone, Bobbie talks to Tony’s photo and we see a heartfelt moment where Tony touches Bobbie’s hand and touches her on the cheek. Something Bobbie feels as she remembers this once great love of hers. At the end of the episode Julian finds Lucas at Tony’s gravesite. What will their confrontation bring?

Kudos to Ryan Carnes, who was the emotional heart of this episode and who made us feel every moment of Lucas’s anguish. And … how wonderful to see Brad Maule again!

So, what did you think of Tony’s visit to Lucas and Bobbie on Friday’s GH? Comment below. But first watch some key scenes between them.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ava Checks Into Shadybrook, While Laura Is Unconvinced That Nikolas Is Alive

For months now, viewers have seen the downward spiral of Ava Jerome (Maura West).  It began following the death of her daughter Kiki, and realizing the man she fell in love with was not her therapist, Dr Kevin Collins, but none other than his serial killer twin brother, Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Lindstrom) – the man that murdered her daughter.

Trying to get back on her feet has been difficult for Ava.  She finally found some purpose in going back to work at the art gallery she loved so much.  Along the way, she has been sipping one too many martinis.  So, if you add all that up, and if you are other denizens in Port Charles, you might think that when Ava professes she saw the real Nikolas Mikhail Stavrosovich Cassadine (Marcus Coloma) in the flesh, when the man supposedly died a few years ago, then she has really lost it!

Thing is – Ava did see Nikolas, and he is back in Port Charles, alive and well, only know else knows except for Hayden  (Rebecca Budig) and Jax (Ingo Rademacher), which we learned at the end of Friday’s episode.

Earlier, after Ava passed out seeing Nikolas, she comes too, and he is not at the gallery anymore.  She panics and looks everywhere for him. Ava is convinced there has to be security camera footage of him in the gallery.  Nikolas’ mother, Laura (Genie Francis) happens to head over to see Ava to discuss Helena’s portrait, which has been the key to the codicil mystery, which is now at Ava’s gallery,

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When Laura arrives, she finds Ava with drink in hand, and professing to her that Laura’s first-born son Nikolas is alive and he was just here at the gallery! As she tries to produce the physical evidence to show Laura, it’s not there.   Ava questions her sanity after Laura suggests she really needs professional help; something Laura knows a thing or two about

What happens next is shocking:  Julian (William deVry) is called and he meets Ava and Laura at Shadybrook sanitarium.  Viewers watch as Ava takes off all of her jewelry and her high heels. She hugs Julian and Laura before leaving them behind to get the help she “needs”.

Kudos to Genie Francis and Maura West, who’s unlikely on-screen friendship as Laura and Ava has been a delight to watch; especially when these two powerhouse actresses share two-person scenes together.

Watching Francis’ facial expression when Laura entertains for a moment that her son could be alive and then feels sorrow was masterful, as was West when as Ava she leans on Laura realizing she is in a worse way than she even imagined.  Will Ava get out of Shadybrook soon?  Will Laura get to feel joy that her son is truly alive and in Port Charles? Stay tuned.

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What did you think of the performances of Genie and Maura? What do you think will happen next for Ava and Laura in this story? Comment below.

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