General Hospital Recaps
GH Week of November 22, 2010
At Metro Court, Carly told Luke she only wants the best for Lulu, but her Uncle Luke wasn't buying; he knew she had revenge on her mind. "I hate Dante," she sneered, adding that Lulu is in for "a rude awakening." Luke advised her not to bring any grief down on his daughter, because he won't hesitate to throw her under the bus. Later, Luke summoned Lulu to have a chat about love — how it's like a drug, and too much is bad. Lulu thought he was referring to Lucky and Siobhan, and he decided to go with that.
Jason told Dante to confess if he slept with Brenda, because Carly will not stop digging for proof — which will lead her to the fact that Brenda and Dante covered up killing the Balkan's son. Dante asked Jason to open Carly's eyes to the big picture. Dante returned to the loft, where Michael confessed overhearing Dante with Suzanne — and he agreed that Dante may be emotionally involved with Brenda. Dante scoffed that any feelings are in the past, and he didn't tell Lulu about the bodyguard gig because he didn't want her to feel doubt. "I'm not gonna hurt her," he promised. Then Lulu walked in.
At G.H., Ronnie told everyone there is no evidence that Lisa tried to inject anything into Robin's IV — and no syringe. Patrick argued to arrest Lisa, but Nikolas suggested that Lisa be cut loose. Matt dragged a fuming Maxie away. Ronnie said they need to find the syringe. Steve and Patrick asked why Lisa was in Robin's room. Lisa claimed she wanted to give Robin a chance to drop the accusations. Steve put her on probation, canceled her hearing and threatened to fire her if she approaches Robin again. Meanwhile, Elizabeth tended to Robin, and pointed out that Maxie does tell lies. Patrick came in and told her about the syringe and Steve punishing Lisa. Patrick wanted to work on being a family again, but Robin balked at rushing into anything. Matt got paged, leaving Maxie sputtering. Johnny approached, and wondered if she was exaggerating. Maxie set off in search of the syringe, which Johnny secretly pulled from his jacket. Liz invited Nikolas to Thanksgiving dinner at Gram's, which Lisa overheard. Nik told Steve that Lisa has not been treated fairly, and the hospital should not take sides. When Matt returned, he asked Maxie if she framed Lisa. Maxie was indignant. And then Patrick asked the same question. Lisa caught up to Nikolas in the pouring rain at the wharf, and thanked him for sticking up for her. "I know what it's like to be the villain," he observed. Lisa noticed Johnny watching them. Meanwhile, Jason brought Robin flowers from Brenda, and Robin suggested it's not so bad for Brenda and Sonny to be together. Then he got a call from Max, who reported that Brenda and Sonny are at his old place. Jason agreed to handle it.
Brenda found Sonny at his old apartment over Luke's old club. "You can't run from memories," she observed. They recalled the day she moved in with him. He noted they've been connected ever since she saved his life. He noted that she gave him blood, so she's a part of him. She called the time with him the only time she was ever really happy. He noted the sadness in her eyes now — and hoped he wasn't responsible. She pointed out he left her — twice. He brought up her wearing a wire. "You loved me more than anyone ever loved me," she acknowledged, and she feared never feeling that again. She admitted she was always vying for her father's attention, and then later trying to get Sonny to notice "the real me." He copped to being scared. She called him her first love. He never understood why he fell for a spoiled brat, he laughed. But he could never imagine living without her. Outside, a gun-wielding figure approached. Brenda noted, "after you, the light went out for me," and wished they could have stayed together. "We can try to be together now," he suggested. She pulled him into a kiss.
On the rainy pier, Lisa thanked Nikolas for giving her the benefit of the doubt. He also gave her his umbrella. She talked to Johnny, who was lurking nearby and he assured her he still had the syringe. They went to Metro Court, where she revealed the needle contained not poison, but sodium pentothal to lower Robin's inhibitions so she would freak out in front of the hospital board. Johnny noted that she didn't rat him out for wanting to influence her on Sonny's jury, so this makes them even — for now. He's keeping the syringe. Back at the hospital, Maxie insisted to Patrick that she didn't frame Lisa, but Matt revealed that Maxie had mentioned framing Lisa earlier. Patrick took that info to Nikolas, and wondered if Lisa's suspension would stand. Meanwhile, Robin recounted to Jason how she was just falling for Stone when Sonny and Brenda were getting together, and now that Stone is gone, Robin is rooting for Sonny and Brenda again, because she wants somebody's dreams to come true. Jason said he always saw Sonny and Brenda as too volatile. Robin was happy that she and Jason can be friends at last, and thanked him for helping her after Stone died. They don't have to relive their past, but Sonny and Brenda do. Patrick entered, so Jason left. Patrick asked Robin if she actually saw Lisa with a syringe. Robin got defensive over him seemingly taking Lisa's side by suggesting a frame-job, and they argued, so she threw him out. Maxie scolded Matt for repeating her joke about framing Lisa. Nikolas stopped by to tell Maxie, Matt and Patrick that Steve upheld Lisa's suspension. Lisa arrived and returned Nik's umbrella.
At the loft, Michael told Dante and Lulu he wanted to move to his Mom's place to give them more privacy, but they talked him into reconsidering. Later, as Dante prepared dinner, Lulu groused about Luke marrying Tracy on her mom's birthday, Lucky being obsessed with a woman he just met and Ethan marrying Maya. They wondered how much Edward would pay to keep them apart, but Dante insisted he wouldn't accept any sum to stay away from her.
Spinelli and Molly prepared the penthouse for what they called a "Night of Romance" for Jason and Sam. The youths encouraged them to dress up, then presented Jason with a list of steps. After they left, Jason tossed the list and offered his own toast to her. Sam wanted to stick to her sister's list, so Jason agreed to dance.
Diane and Alexis arrived at Metro Court for a meeting called by Claire. Diane asked Alexis for help with Sonny's legal affairs, but she refused. Then Claire arrived, and revealed, "I would be very interested in working with you in your firm." Diane scoffed at adding another woman who is obsessed with Sonny, then warned Claire she won't get another chance with the mob boss while Brenda is around. Alexis also suggested, based on experience, that Claire move on from Sonny.
After kissing, Sonny and Brenda recounted how they felt doomed in the past and kept getting interrupted before making love the first time. He suggested they try to make a go of it again. Brenda admitted, "I did something wrong," then explained that years earlier, she needed money and started modeling again. She met Aleksander and hated him, but raced cars and motorcycles with him. Then she learned that his father smuggles drugs and exploits women and children: "Alexander is Balkan's son." She broke up with him and went to New York, where Dante was assigned to guard her. She recounted how she was forced to shoot Aleksander, and how Dante risked his badge to cover it up. "I really am shallow and reckless," Brenda sighed. "You gotta let that go," Sonny counseled. He suggested they go on a date, just like their first one, when he was the bad boy everyone hated. She accepted, and they kissed again.
Dante wanted to spend Thanksgiving at the loft, drinking beer and watching football, but Lulu was expecting him to accompany her to the Quartermaine dinner. Michael wasn't invited to the Q's, and wanted to stick with his brother. So Lulu set off on her own. At the Q mansion, Edward gazed longingly at Lila's photo, then blustered to Tracy and Maya about Luke and Ethan being worthless Spencers. On cue, Luke and Ethan arrived. Luke bestowed a Cuban cigar on Edward, and Ethan glowed at the sight of Maya. He instantly set to trying to seduce her, but she reminded him their marriage is a $1 million business deal. Later, Maya caught Ethan stealing cigars, but he charmed his way back into her good graces. Tracy, meanwhile, demanded that Luke learn the Argentine tango for their wedding. And pointed out that he needs to come up with a ring. Then Lucky arrived with Siobhan, who instantly enchanted Edward. When Lulu arrived without Dante, Edward was relieved. But it didn't last long, as the guilt-riddled Dante soon arrived. But he brought Michael, which brightened Edward's mood. Lulu took Siobhan aside to question her motivations; is she looking for a green card? When Lucky walked in, it was awkward. Tracy found Luke examining a ring, and snatched it out of his hand. She figured he stole it, but he insisted he bought it in Amsterdam. When she tried it on, he asked her to marry him. (She checked it out with a jeweler's loupe before assenting.) Soon, Alice brought pizzas into the room. When Siobhan wondered why they weren't having turkey, Edward pointed out that the bird always ends up inedible for some bizarre reason, so they decided to skip straight to ordering the pizzas. Tracy showed off her new ring. Edward led the group in a rendition of "We Gather Together," and then everyone dug into the pizzas.
Sam visited Robin in the hospital, to make sure she was still down with the plan to hook up Mac and Alexis. When Maxie arrived, Sam drafted her to get Mac to the lake house. At the hub, Patrick told Matt he intended to spend the day with Emma in Robin's room. But when Mac showed up, he warned Patrick to steer clear of Robin's room, or he will break the surgeon's kneecaps. At the lake house, Alexis grew suspicious when Kristina set the dinner table for eight — instead of three. Back in Robin's room, Maxie and Robin tried to get Mac to go to the lake house, but but he was convinced Alexis isn't interested in him. "It's going nowhere," he insisted. And he didn't want to leave Robin alone. Maxie decided to go on her own. Robin continued to work Uncle Mac, urging him pursue Alexis, despite his protestations. She told him he has a chance to be happy, and such chances are "more rare than I thought." Diane and Max arrived at the lake house with wine, and they were followed by Spinelli. Diane encouraged Alexis to try for Mac, but Alexis insisted there's no spark. Speaking of sparks, Diane and Max acknowledged the anniversary of Spinelli setting them up. When Maxie arrived without Mac, everyone was disappointed. Then Maxie and Spinelli caught sight of one another, and they both seemed glad.
Back at the hospital, Matt visited Robin, who noted she convinced Mac to go to the lake house. When she realized Matt was standing up Maxie, she insisted he go there for dinner, too. Robin pointed out how vulnerable Maxie is — how she just needs someone to be patient with her. Matt said the same applies to her and Patrick. Matt went to the Hub and told Patrick to fetch Emma and bring her to Robin. Later, when Patrick arrived with their daughter, Robin let him stay. "Right now, this feels good," she admitted, but she's not sure what next week will bring.
Mac arrived at the lake house in time to help Alexis deliver the turkey to the table. He was seated at the head of the table, opposite Alexis. Then Matt arrived, shocking of everyone — especially Spinelli. Maxie sat between "her" two guys as the meal commenced.