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GH Recap – March 8 – March 12th

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Jason lets Johnny know that the only reason he’s still alive is because he kept the secret that Michael killed Claudia.  Johnny warns Dante to back off of Michael.  Sonny asks Jason to take Michael out of the country so he won’t be forced to testify at the murder trial.  Carly hits the roof when Sonny tells her he’s sending Michael down to the island.  Dante arrives at Jason’s penthouse just as he and Sam are preparing to whisk Michael away.  Spinelli fabricates a dangerous private eye case in an effort to impress Maxie and recapture the magic that brought them together in the first place but his plan goes awry.  Nikolas and Lucky participate in Elizabeth’s therapy session with Lainey.  Lucky hopes Nikolas turns out to be the father of Elizabeth’s baby. Jax and Sonny work together to try and convince Carly that getting Michael out of the country is for the best but its Jason who finally gets through to her.  Carly and Michael share an emotional goodbye as he leaves with Sam and Jason to go to the island.  Sonny tears into Dante for pursuing Michael.  Dante realizes Michael has already fled the country.  Sonny questions Olivia about Dante’s childhood.  Carly asks Lulu to try and get Dante to back off Michael but Lulu says she won’t get involved.  Spinelli’s plan backfires when he and Maxie end up trapped in the storm drain.  Things remain scratchy between Robin and Patrick.  Lisa makes sure Patrick sees her in a state of undress.

Jason and Sam have their hands full with Michael, who attempts to take off in a speedboat to make it back to the mainland.  After Sonny tells Sam and Jason to return to Port Charles to make things look less suspicious, Max and Milo arrive on the island to keep an eye on Michael.  Johnny comes to Maxie and Spinelli’s rescue and frees them from the storm drain just as Maxie is about to succumb to hypothermia.  At the hospital, Robin delivers bad news to Maxie after running some tests on her.  Kristina can’t get over her crush on Ethan.  Patrick confronts Lisa about the incident in the locker room but she insists he’s overreacting. Carly’s grateful when she witnesses Dante trying to convince Claire that there’s no need to have Michael testify at Sonny’s trial.  Sonny admits to Carly he wishes Dante could know the truth that he didn’t murder Claudia.  Claire serves Sonny and Carly with a subpoena for Michael.  Kristina schemes to make sure Ethan doesn’t keep his date with Jennifer.  After canceling her plans with Kiefer, Kristina seeks out Ethan at the Haunted Star wearing a sexy, sophisticated dress.  Ethan angrily confronts Kristina when he figures out what she did.  A crazed Kiefer goes to the lake house looking for Kristina.  Michael comes up with a plan to distract Max and Milo so he can make his escape.  Mac rips into Spinelli for placing Maxie in danger.  Maxie defends Spinelli, who confesses the truth about his ruse. Bernie’s arrival puts a sudden halt to Michael’s attempt to flee.  Sonny asks Luke to try and convince Lulu to paint him in a good light to Dante but Luke refuses to get involved.  Carly admits to Jason that Sonny’s tempted to tell Dante the truth that he didn’t kill Claudia.  Jason finds Sonny and Dante together.  Ethan gets a bit too forceful when he tells Kristina in no uncertain terms to leave him alone.  Sam confronts Ethan after seeing the bruise on Kristina’s arm.  Meanwhile, encounters a violent Kiefer at the lake house.  Maxie leaves her hospital bed to go to the office when Kate goes on the warpath.  Maxie suffers another coughing fit and can’t catch her breath.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL 15000th Episode: Laura Faces Being Ousted as Mayor as Port Charles Bands Together in Support of Her

Finally, after many preemptions, General Hospital’s 15,000the episode aired on Wednesday. In it and front and center in the standalone episode was GH icon, Genie Francis (Laura).

In story, after a scathing op-ed is run in The Invader from a group of citizens called “The Friend of Port Charles”, they take aim at Mayor Laura Collins and want a recall to replace her. When trying to figure out who was behind the story, Laura’s friends and the citizens of the town, band together to keep her from being ousted and to figure out who would attack her in the press like this.

That sets up a few sentimental flashback clips featuring the three current longest-running members of the cast, Genie, Kin Shriner (Scott) and Jackie Zeman (Bobbie).  Viewers get a glimpse of Scotty and Laura’s wedding, and then Bobbie’s contentious and duplicitous side when she fought for the love of Scotty against a teenaged Laura.

As Laura tries to determine who is behind the op-ed, Curtis (Donnell Turner) gets a lead from Ms. Wu (Lydia Look) that Laura’s half-brother, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) is behind it.  Laura then heads to Pentonville to confront Cyrus.  She asks if he’s the brains behind “The Friends of Port Charles”.

Cyrus insists he is only an advisor. He goes on to say that this is a group of people who are disillusioned by the way she is running the town.  Cyrus gets angry and vengeful, and emotional, when saying the police department is corrupt and how ELQ and Cassadine Industries gets tax breaks at the expense of less fortunate people, etc.  Laura can’t figure out if these people in the ‘friends’ group have such high moral value why would they hire a criminal, like him, as an advisor?

Renault goes on to say that it’s up to God and preaches she needs to be less self-righteous.  Laura throws back to Cyrus that where was God in that scathing op-ed, that he did filled with such hate?  Laura then forgives him and walks out, which stuns Cyrus.

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Later, Scotty in front of Laura, Bobbie, Anna (Finola Hughes), Felicia (Kristina Wagner) and Lucy (Lynn Herring), proposes to Liesl (Kathleen Gati), but she turns down his marriage proposal.  Liesl feels they have a good thing going , so why mess it up with a marriage at this point. The two kiss.

In addition, Laura meets up with Maxie (Kirsten Storms), who are visiting an institutionalized Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst).  Maxie brings her some cosmetics from Deception because of the bad lighting in the facility.

The softball game was the throughline of the episode, and at the end, we saw the payoff, when all the characters converged on Charlie’s giving their support to Laura, who says she is ready to write her rebuttal.

Then in a voice-over from Laura, she speaks to the essence of Port Charles and its residents which included: that they have a strong community that she is proud to be a part of it and she speaks to her legacy over generations.  Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) proposes a toast to Laura, as she notes that if she loses the recall then so be it, adding that if the person who replaces her is a Port Charles lifer, like she is, then the town will continue to prosper.

So, what did you think of the 15,000 episode milestone episode? Did you enjoy the performance of Genie Francis? Did you like the way much of the cast was utilized, or did you feel otherwise? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Josh Kelly Makes His General Hospital Debut: What Are Your First Impressions of Cody?

After parachuting on to General Hospital on Wednesday’s cliffhanger, on Thursday during the pick-up of the action, we learn that the man that landed in the pool and knocked over a drunken Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) was none other than “Cody”; as viewers welcomed former One Life to Live favorite Josh Kelly (Ex-Cutter Wentworth) to Port Charles.

In story, Britt wants the parachuter arrested and tells Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) who is present at the social mingle party to do so.  However, the man, Cody, looks at Dante and clearly they know each other from the past.  To try to calm things down, Dante hand-cuffs Cody.

Later in the episode as Britt laments about Cody – clearly the two have an attraction to one another – Sam (Kelly Monaco), Dante, and Cody are now at Charlie’s sharing drinks.

Cody reveals he really thought that Dante was taking him into police custody, and thanks him for getting him a change of shirt and out of the party. As the three chat, Dante informs Sam that this is his childhood friend, Cody Bell.

It is clear there are some things from the past that Dante might not be too proud of when Cody adds, “And got in a lot of trouble with.”

So, what do you think of a Cody/Britt potential romance? Excited to see Josh on GH? What do you think went down in the past between Cody and Dante? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes from Cody’s entrance!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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Cameron Mathison talks with Michael Fairman on taking on the role of GH’s Drew Cain, the latest developments in Port Charles for Drew. his busy career outside of soaps and the loss of his mother and his public battle with cancer.Leave A Comment
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