General Hospital Recaps
GH Week of August 2, 2010
Jason told Dante and Lucky that he thinks Franco kidnapped Aiden in order to understand how Jason bonded to Michael, because that's what sets him apart from Franco. Lucky suggested focusing on Franco's mother, so he decided to search Woodstock info on where Karen went. Jason consulted Spinelli, who reviewed video footage the police seized. Jason noticed Franco didn't want certain papers videotaped. In Oregon, Franco apologized to his mother for being a troublesome son, and gave her Aiden as a substitute. She renamed the baby "Pablo."
Back in Port Charles, Jax insisted he didn't sleep with Skye, but asked, "Did you sleep with Sonny again?" She confessed she did, the night Michael went to Pentonville, calling it "the perfect way to hurt myself."He wondered how to move forward from here. She called him a good father, and he noted he still wants to adopt Morgan. She was uncertain about risking another reconciliation, so he left.
At Metro Court, Johnny told Claire his photos will put Sonny behind bars. Claire promised to review them. Olivia dragged Johnny aside, and he accused her of taking Sonny's side, then stormed off. Sonny was upset that Claire seemed to accept Johnny's doctored evidence. Then Olivia yelled at Sonny for conducting business in Metro Court. She warned Claire that Sonny's business will result in more harm to innocents. Sonny invited Claire back to his place. She noted he's looking for his next conquest, and she's willing to oblige — in exchange for some DNA. He didn't want to bring another child into his world, but she assured him he will be able to sign away his parental obligations. She pointed out that if he ends up killing Johnny, her pregnancy would be a clear conflict of interest, so another, less-skilled prosecutor would get the case.
Patrick went to Jake's and ordered a water. Coleman diagnosed Patrick's woes with the "frisky blonde surgeon." He advised Patrick to keep his mouth shut, and "deny, deny, deny." Then Lisa walked in. Robin went into the G.H. locker room, where Steve was toweling off after a shower. She said she thinks Lisa is trying to sabotage her marriage. Steve noted Lisa clearly still has a thing for Patrick. Robin asked him to get Lisa transferred to Mercy — or Malawi. Steve admitted he slept with Lisa, so if he tried to transfer her, she could cry sexual harassment. Meanwhile, at Jake's, Lisa admitted to Patrick that she made an ass of herself in her underwear earlier. He demanded she stop flirting, because there won't be any more of a relationship with her. She said their friendship is more important than some drunken hook-up, then left. Brook Lynn sauntered in, looking for Johnny, who eventually showed up. Carly entered, and scowled at Brook drinking with Johnny. Johnny warned Brook that Sonny will kill him unless he gets Sonny first. But if Sonny kills him, he goes to jail, so Johnny wins either way. Lisa returned to the hospital and told Robin that Patrick is a hard guy to give up, and she realizes how much he loves Robin. Back at Jake's, Carly shot darts with Patrick and advised him to live in the moment. Then she advised Brook to steer clear of Johnny and get busy sleeping with Dante. Steve went to Jake's, where he told Patrick abut Robin's request. Patrick reported that he told Lisa it's over. Steve told him to go home to his wife. Olivia stormed in, moaning, "Why are people so stupid?" Back in the locker room, Robin returned from her own shower to see her wedding photos were defaced — her face was sliced up!
Brook went to Sonny and warned that if anything happens to Johnny, Dante will have to investigate his own father for murder. Sonny warned her to steer clear of Johnny. Carly, meanwhile, visited Johnny, "to check on my blender." She asked for wine, and pointed out they have a lot in common. Aboard a plane, Franco called his agent to announce he's going in a new direction and needs a new model — while looking at a photo of Brenda.
Spinelli worked feverishly to identify a clue amid Franco's paperwork, because, Dante warned, if they don't have new evidence by tomorrow at 5 p.m., then Jason goes back to Pentonville. Spinelli managed to focus on a few letters that could point to a law firm. Frustrated, Dante left. Spinelli urged Jason to run, but he refused. Sam suggested they take a break. Jason agreed.
Robin showed Patrick the defaced wedding pics. Furious, he confronted Lisa, who called them both ridiculous, and suggested Robin carved up the photos herself in a bid for attention. Later, Robin just wanted to go home to Emma. Patrick suggested that someone else with a grudge against him could have done this.
Steve and Olivia drank margaritas at Jake's and talked about him and Lisa — and Lisa and Patrick. Steve admitted he's been in Robin's shoes, refusing to see what's going on. Liv advised him not to tell Robin, because the truth will come out, and he doesn't want to be in the middle. She suggested Lisa "is a fool" for ignoring Steve — then called him a "nice guy," so he knew he had no shot with her. She lamented trying to save Johnny from the thug life, but set out to confront him one last time. Meanwhile across town, Carly was talking to Johnny and told him that they have similar goals, but he was skeptical. She was angry that Sonny's world is hurting her children — especially now that Sonny favors Dante over Michael. "The problem with Sonny loving you, is it's all about Sonny," she noted. She admitted she screwed up with Jax, but she's all about protecting the kids. There was a knock at the door and it was Olivia. She leapt to a conclusion that Johnny was dallying with Carly and left in disgust.
Brook Lynn admitted to Sonny that she's starting to like Johnny. Sonny said Johnny will use her to get to him — accusing Johnny of almost getting Kristina killed. He demanded she promise not to see Johnny, but she balked. They hugged — just as Claire walked in. Brook insisted Sonny is like an uncle to her and left. When Sonny repeated his refusal to impregnate Claire, she turned to discussing the charges he will be facing. She said Johnny's photos are not faked, and mentioned that Carly has been spending time with Johnny. Sonny told Claire that Johnny has a death wish. Sonny called Carly, but she refused to talk. When a furious Carly suddenly burst in, Sonny scolded her for hanging out with his enemy. She pointed to Claire and said Sonny doesn't have a problem doing the same thing.
Lulu visited Ethan at the hospital. He was convalescing, but jonesin' for a cheeseburger. The siblings bantered, and then she left. Later, Tracy showed up with cigars and a smoking jacket for him. She insisted that he move into the Quartermaine mansion. She mentioned that Luke is off the grid, so Ethan suggested telling Luke that Ethan is on his deathbed, in order to draw him out, but Tracy wouldn't go along. Lulu went to Jake's, where she told Coleman that Dante should send Jason back to prison now, before he runs. Sam overheard and reminded her that Jason saved her life back when Franco had her strapped to a bomb. Lulu went to the loft, and later Dante returned. She told him about Sam, and she's concerned about finding a balance between breaking up and being too clingy. They kissed — and then Michael returned. So he and Lulu played Rock Band.
After Spinelli left, Jason and Sam made out. Johnny sat in a booth at Jake's, then Brook came in and played a song on the jukebox. Sonny and Carly argued, and she stormed out. Patrick tossed the photos and went home with Robin while Lisa watched.
Dante checked in with Lucky, who came up empty in Woodstock. Claire suddenly appeared in the loft (darn elevator!) to say her superiors want Jason locked up immediately, not at 5 p.m. Dante pleaded Jason's case, but Claire pointed that out her career is on the line, too. Meanwhile, Spinelli visited Jason and a distraught Sam at the penthouse, empty-handed. Diane arrived, and when Spinelli mentioned the legal boilerplate on the papers in the video, Diane recognized it as an adoption contract. They surmised the baby is still alive to be adopted. Dante returned just as Spinelli found a location: Astoria, OR. Jason realized Franco didn't plant this clue, so he won't see them coming. Dante wanted to alert the local cops, but Jason insisted they stay under the radar.
Elizabeth was awakened by Helena, who scolded her for letting Aiden be snatched out from under her nose, "because of your foolish choices." Helena cited Liz's insistence on working instead of letting Nikolas take care of her at Wyndemere. Nik arrived and threw Helena out, but Liz wondered if it really was her fault. In Oregon, Karen took a call from Bobby, who assured her the adoption of "Pablo" was legal. Lulu found Nik at the hospital, and apologized for judging her brother. Nik flashed back to naming the baby, and pointed out Liz had no way of anticipating what would happen: "She's a great mother," he said. Meanwhile, Liz was checking herself out when Steve showed up and blamed himself for lax hospital security. Liz became distraught when she saw a mother and child. When they arrived home, she got emotional over the leftover "Welcome Home" decorations.
At Metro Court, Carly scolded Brook for sniffing around Johnny instead of bedding Dante. Brook noted he's working night and day on the kidnapping. Olivia waltzed in, demanding that Carly leave Johnny alone. Carly snarkily implied she wants Johnny. Johnny later arrived at Metro Court, where Brook corralled him for some flirting, but then Carly chased her away. He returned a piece of Carly's jewelry, admitting that they "get" each other. She wanted to see him again. On his way out, he ran into Olivia, who scolded him for tomcatting around and continuing to use everyone as part of his war against Sonny. He accused her of wanting to protect Sonny, the father of her child, which angered her. He said he hasn't been with another woman since their first night together. She insisted she doesn't want to watch him die, but Johnny was convinced that she didn't want to see him kill Sonny. Brook wondered if Carly wants Johnny. Carly threatening to send her back to Bensonhurst, so Brook threatened to tell Jax that Carly is spending time with another mobster.
At G.H., Maya still lamented freezing during the shooting. Ethan hobbled over and asked her to take him to bed. So she marched him back to his room, where she admitted she also froze that time her boyfriend got shot. As a Ward, she feels compelled to be great, or give it all up. Later, she told him that she stitched up a patient, so his confidence in her rubbed off. He demanded a reward for his good deed: a sponge bath and massage. She went in search of Epiphany — who wanted to shave him. Johnny's timely arrival saved him. Johnny told Ethan that "nailing Carly could be the best way of getting revenge."
Elsewhere, Maxie told Mac she and Robin are taking care of his affairs at home. When Matt arrived, she kissed him. Mac accused him of taking advantage of his daughter. Matt said Maxie wants to take it to the next level. Mac demanded he break it off, but Maxie defended Matt. "I'd rather have you with Spinelli," Mac admitted, noting that at lease she loved the Jackal.
Spinelli outfitted Jason for the trip — just as a there was a knock on the door: Ronnie arrived to arrest Jason.
Max reported to Bernie and Sonny: "It's done." He killed Tommy Lopez — who had a basement full of kiddie porn, by the way. Sonny figured that Santos's brother will kill Johnny in retaliation, leaving Sonny's hands clean. Bernie was worried about Anthony's revenge, but Sonny noted Anthony will go after Santos. Claire burst in, so Sonny cleared the room. He invited her to lunch, but she didn't think it was wise to eat at a known mob front. So he suggested the Metro Court.
At G.H., Ethan advised Johnny to steer clear of Carly, but Johnny liked the idea of bedding her. Ethan warned that Sonny won't come at him directly. Johnny resolved to find "other buttons" to push. Ethan was just about to leave when Epiphany stopped him and ordered him back into bed for his shaving. But then Tracy burst in and insisted Ethan be released. She was taking him home — to the Quartermaine mansion.
Ronnie arrested Jason at the penthouse, and promised Sonny is next. Dante said he needs Jason to find the kidnapped baby, but Ronnie suggested Sonny will shut down his operation without his right-hand man. Later, Diane answered Spinelli's summons, but admitted she couldn't keep Jason out of Pentonville for more than a few hours, because Jason agreed to the terms of his release. Still, she does know a judge owes her a favor... Back at PCPD, Dante spotted Jason's transfer paperwork. Ronnie warned Jason that someone in Pentonville may give him up as Carter's killer, then, "Adios, tough guy." Ronnie went to his desk, but the transfer papers were missing. He accused Dante of stealing them (which he did). When Sam arrived, Ronnie wouldn't let her see Jason. As Jason was brought out in an orange jumpsuit, Diane suddenly appeared with a writ from a judge, releasing Jason. Later, Lucky, who was already in Astoria, Oregon called Spinelli to beg for his help saving Aiden. Spin gave him the address of newly sold home. Lucky checked it out, and when a neighbor spotted him, he spun a story about Karen being his ex-girlfriend's mother, and the baby being his.
Back in Port Charles, Elizabeth promised Nikolas that once Aiden is found, she and the boys will go live with him at Wyndemere. Nik didn't want her making any rash decisions but she noted, "You're not the enemy." As they packed up the party supplies, she admitted it's over with Lucky, and now she wants to raise her son with "his father," Nik. On the docks, Helena considered telling Nikolas that he isn't Aiden's father. She went to the house told Liz and Nik she needed to talk about the baby.
At Metro Court, a defiant Carly spotted Jax and called him over to tell him that she was in Johnny's apartment last night, and Brook has a problem with that. Brook backed down, and Jax sent her away. Carly told him about her and Johnny's mutual loathing for Dante, and how Olivia accused her of going after her man. Jax noted it's not his business who Carly goes after — except if the kids are involved. Jax confronted Brook, and warned her not to make an enemy of Carly. Then Carly declared Brook can either stick to the deal, or get shipped back to Bensonhurst. So Brook agreed to abide by the deal. A little later, Johnny showed up to flirt with Carly. She questioned his motives — was he just trying to rile Sonny? Then Sonny came in for lunch with Claire — who noticed the couple at the bar, while Sonny pretended not to. Claire wondered why Sonny was suddenly nonchalant about Carly/Johnny. Sonny insisted he was confident that Carly will realize Johnny is just a child. Dante entered and informed Johnny that he's wanted for questioning in the death of Tomas Lopez.
In Oregon, Lucky hid and observed as Karen returned home with "Pablo."
Diane's writ allowed her to review every shred of paperwork connected to Jason's case before he is sent back to Pentonville — which will buy him a couple of hours.
Lulu arrived at the penthouse with chips and orange soda for Spinelli. She was also toting Maxie's plans to redecorate the pink room, but Jason had decided not to change Brenda's room. She also admitted she was wrong about wanting Jason jailed. Carly suddenly burst in, ranting about taking down "that self-righteous son of a bitch!" Lulu asked who. Carly said she was referring to Franco. After Lulu left, Carly said she was certain Sonny had framed Johnny, but Dante delighted in the arrest anyway. She decided to accelerate her revenge plan. So she went to Metro Court and told Brook she's going to get Lulu and Michael out of the loft so that Brook can seduce him and get pictures. Tonight.
Helena told Nikolas it upset her to see him so distraught over Aiden when, "I can lessen some of your pain." But Nik and Elizabeth were put off by her rudeness. Then Alexis arrived, and Helena called her "bastard No. 1." Alexis ordered Helena to leave, and they bickered until Nikolas threw Helena out. She told her grandson to remember this day, because it will resonate someday. Nik chased after Helena, who wondered how hard Lucky is looking for Aiden. She called Liz a "simpering slut." Nikolas bristled, and then she decided not to tell him what she was planning to tell him. She said Stavros would be ashamed of him. Before she left, she swore she was not keeping Nikolas from his son.
As Dante arrested him, Johnny insisted that he was innocent. He blamed Sonny for killing Tommy Lopez as part of an elaborate frame job. Observing nearby, Sonny asked Claire if she thinks he killed Lopez. She suggested that he is cunning enough to pull off a frame. Sonny declared his innocence. Dante took Johnny away, and Claire followed, to start on the case. At PCPD, Dante was put in with Jason. Johnny declared his innocence, but Jason was skeptical. At Sonny's place, Max and Sonny reveled in their victory, and Sonny was certain Claire is on his side. Robin arrived, to tell Sonny she got an e-mail from Brenda, who is working with the Alliance to Save Exploited Children. She gave him Brenda's phone and e-mail, but he was reluctant to accept. At PCPD, Johnny scolded Claire for allowing herself to be seduced by Sonny. She wanted to take his statement, but Johnny was certain she was just there to build a case to make Sonny look innocent. He mocked Sonny's oft-stated dedication to fatherhood and functioning as a sort of hero by keeping even worse villains out of Port Charles. Johnny gave Claire his alibi, but was sure she would destroy and proof that he is innocent. Claire insisted that Sonny actually is a good father, and would like to be free of the mob. Disgusted, Johnny tore up his statement. When Dante left Jason alone, Sam slipped in to be with him. When he was taken away, they exchanged I love you's. Diane insisted that Jason can only be physically returned to Pentonville in Dante's custody.
Robin wondered to Patrick if Sonny ever really got over Brenda. Patrick apologized for being resentful of her dedication to Stone's memory. "We're okay," Robin declared, noting they are getting better all the time. Sonny, meanwhile, went to the docks and reminisced about introducing himself to Brenda.
In Astoria, Oregon, Lucky received a photo from Spinelli that confirmed Karen's identity. Lucky dressed up as a census taker, and Karen let him into the house. She said "Pablo" is adopted, and her grown son is an artist — but she didn't want to name-drop. When Lucky kept asking questions, she became suspicious and threw him out. He knocked on the door again and confessed that he's a cop looking for baby named Aiden, kidnapped from Port Charles, NY. "I know this, because I'm his father."