General Hospital Recaps
GH Week of November 23, 2009
Sam and Jason got gussied up for the art show — and his alibi. She was ready to claim he was consulting on her security detail. Then Lucky arrived to ask Jason about the four men found dead. As usual, he suspects Jason, but he doesn't seem right for it because Joey limbo was killed by someone stepping on his windpipe. And then the body was posed. Jason, of course, feigned ignorance. Dominic showed up at Lulu's place and suggested escorting her to the art gallery. Lulu realized he needed an alibi, and needled him about it. Meanwhile, Olivia was praying for guidance about whether to tell Sonny Dante's secret(s) when Sonny knocked on her door to invite her to the art opening. He admitted he needs an alibi, and she agreed to help — after he assured her the shooting wasn't his fault, and that Dominic had saved his life. He wished he was taking her out for real.
At the gallery, Jax met Robin and Patrick, then Tracy and Luke arrived. Luke praised the work of the artist, a "truly twisted soul." In a side hall, Maxie found Franco lying on the floor of one of his installations — but did not recognize him. She complained about Franco being "a pompous twit," and how she's been ordered to pull out all the stops to woo him for a photo shoot. Suddenly, she realized she was talking to the artist himself. But then she demanded he prove it. He produced a couple of fake passports, then spray-painted a design on the wall. Luke arrived and challenged him to an art contest — painting a tic-tac-toe grid himself. Maxie left to tend to Kate, leaving Luke and Franco to discuss the nature of Art — Franco's role as a former outsider-gone-mainstream. "Art's like a mirror," Franco suggested. "It's pretty clear what you see." Luke considered the crime-scene motif and said Franco doesn't know anything about real bloodshed. Maxie tried to get Lulu to help babysit Franco, but could not get her away from Dominic. Dom, meanwhile, found something familiar about Franco's art. Tracy complained to Jax when Sonny arrived at the show. Jax assured her it was only a matter of time before someone puts Sonny behind bars.
Dominic told Lulu the art looks like graffiti. When Sam and Jason arrived, she left him to check on security. Jason asked Robin, "What makes this art?" Franco said Maxie has "the look" of an artist. She asked him if he'd ever done a fashion shoot. He said no. Sonny walked in and told Franco he liked the display because it looks real. Sonny said, "I read a lot," and Franco claimed that was how he learned what crime scenes look like. When Jason stuck his head around a corner, Franco looked concerned. Maxie told him Jason is in coffee business, and Franco demanded to be introduced. Maxie went over and begged Jason to meet Franco, but Stone Cold refused. Franco grabbed Maxie and dragged her out — but paused to wave to Jason. They got in a limo and he asked her to put on a blindfold to keep her from learning where his studio is. At the studio, he made her wander around and touch stuff blindfolded. Then he guided her to lie on the floor, and started taking photos. He challenged her to figure out what he was doing. It took her a moment, then realized what was happening, and jumped up. "You sick freak!" she screamed and slapped him before pointing out her sister had been murdered. He apologized, and then she asked to be shown around — but he had to don the blindfold.
At the gallery, Jason had seen Franco's wave and recognized it. He dragged Spinelli back to the penthouse to call up the footage of the vagrant waving — it was the same wave.
Maxie blindfolded Franco and spun him around, but he still managed to take her in his arms. He described "art" as a conflict between opposing forces, like life and death. She figured he was inspired by a girl, and though he claimed he didn't want to talk about it, he did anyway. He told a story about Vanessa, who was murdered, but Maxie realized it was all fiction when he smirked, "I make everything up." Maxie was offended by his attitude. He mused how he is surrounded by toadies, but likes that she is "underwhelmed" by him. Franco told her the secret of life is: "Anyone can die any time," so we must "amuse ourselves" and take what we want. So he kissed her. Then he asked why she didn't marry her boyfriend. Franco insisted he only wants one night with her, and Spinelli will never know. She noted that Spinelli loves and trusts her. Franco was astonished that she knows what she wants at the tender age of 23. "I am no saint," she warned him. They continued their banter until he decided to take her home — but she didn't want to leave. Taking the initiative, she ripped open his shirt, and he peeled off her dress. They kissed passionately. Meanwhile, at the penthouse, Jason insisted that Franco and the homeless guy from the shooting both wave in the exact same way — but Sam and Spinelli were skeptical. Spinelli had to leave, and Jason tried to figure out why an artist would pretend to be homeless. Sam pointed out that the vagrant can't tie Jason to the crime scene. Jason recapped the shooting for Sam, who noted how he "saved a lot of lives." Jason wondered if he has the right to kill somebody who saw the "wrong" thing — namely Jason committing multiple murders. Sam said, "You are not some immoral killer," and told him to trust his instincts.
Lucky visited Anthony in prison with news of Joey Limbo's death. Anthony asked Lucky how far he would go to protect family, because Luke's hands are not clean in Joey's death. Sonny brought Olivia home and thanked her for helping him. She opened the door to find a furious Johnny waiting. The two men sized each other up, and Liv sent Sonny home. Johnny asked her what Sonny would say if he knew "your son is trying to put him in prison?" Olivia replied that there's no telling what Sonny would do if he found out about Dante. She hoped Dante wouldn't get enough evidence to lock Sonny up, because Sonny would kill him to stay out of jail. Johnny said her lies are making things worse, and somebody will pay: Either Sonny goes to jail or he kills Dante. Johnny wondered if Liv was lying when she said she loved him. She swore she wasn't, and begged him to keep the secret. "Sonny will never hear the truth from me," he vowed.
When Sonny got home, Lucky was waiting with word of Joey's unusual fate. Sonny pled ignorance, adding that Luke is innocent in Joey's death. Lucky pressed him, but Sonny redirected him to Luke, noting he cannot imagine anything worse than being investigated by your own son. Sonny went on to say he was surprised when Lucky joined the police force, since Luke was such a great guy. Lucky pointed out that Sonny and Luke live with the sins of their own fathers, and Lucky decided the chain would stop with him; he would leave a better legacy for his children. Sonny said it breaks Luke's heart to think of Lucky as a cop. Later, Dominic went to Sonny, who told him that Lulu's brother is investigating Luke, and when they clash, Lulu will be caught in the middle. Sonny again expressed bitterness that "great kid" Lucky became a cop, and noted that he "prays" none of his children becomes a cop. Lucky went to question Spinelli at the gallery, and realized Joey was posed just like one of the photographs.
Later, in the limo, Franco confessed it will be hard to get Maxie off his mind. After more flirting, he dropped her off at her place. As the limo drove off, she realized she didn't get him to commit to the shoot!
At Pozzulo's, Milo and Spinelli conspired to get Max and Diane back together. Meanwhile, at the loft, a sullen-looking Maxie confessed to Lulu: "I slept with Franco." An incredulous Lulu pointed out Spinelli might have a problem with that — if she tells him. Noting Franco's "borderline spectacular" looks, Maxie insisted she and Spin have a modern relationship, and she will just add Franco to her "exceptions" list (his includes Anne Hathaway). Later, Maxie was flashing back to having sex with Franco when Spinelli arrived with turkey soup, which they shared. Diane went to the lake house, intending to share Thanksgiving dinner with Alexis, but Alexis said she made reservations at the country club. Then Molly pulled Diane aside and gave her a one-dollar retainer so she could confide that she and her sisters were secretly setting their mother up with a man. Diane was touched, and returned the dollar, then beat a hasty retreat. Molly told her mother to forget the country club, they have another invitation. Meanwhile, downtown, a cookie-toting Kristina ran into Ethan, who told her about Australian Thanksgiving. She invited him to dinner at the Scorpio place, but Ethan said he'd rather go see his own family. Then she invited him to dinner this weekend, but he begged off. Still he dropped her at Robin's on his way to the Quartermaines'.
At the Scorpio place, Sam was skeptical of Robin's plan to get Alexis together with her Uncle Mac, but Robin pointed out they're single parents in law-enforcement. Mac arrived, ready to drink beer and watch the game. Mac was disappointed that Spinelli was coming, but not Coleman. Matt arrived with Lisa, which made Robin literally shudder. Lisa remarked repeatedly how she could not believe how domesticated Patrick has become. Mac approached Sam to ask her about the Claudia case, but Robin stopped him, so he tried to leave to go to the station. A knife-wielding Robin declared, "Over my dead body!" Just then, Alexis arrived — and Molly delayed Mac's departure by asking for help with a school project. Alexis dragged Sam aside and demanded an explanation, while Mac did the same with Patrick. When Mac and Alexis realized what was happening, they stepped outside to discuss it (where the arriving Kristina saw them). Inside, the group discussed Alexis' poor taste in men, and everyone's bad-daddy issues. Mac and Alexis returned, and she declared, "Not gonna happen!" Still, they ended up sitting next to each other, and Patrick made a brief speech.
Carly and the boys set out to celebrate Thanksgiving with Sonny, leaving Jax with Josslyn, but they returned minutes later because the car would not start. Jax went to have a look, and it turned out that Morgan secretly sabotaged the car in order to strand them together. When Jax declared the car a loss, Carly asked to use his car, so Michael distracted them while Morgan worked his magic again. Once more, Carly and the boys returned, but Carly saw Jax cooing over the baby, and decided the family should be together. The boys scrounged up a dinner of chips and junk food, while Jax and Carly kissed.
Diane arrived at Pozzulo's, and Spinelli told her that Max has been "unable to perform" since the accident at the carnival. She was aghast! When Max came out of the office with a toilet plunger and gloves, she took him right back in. Later, Diane was wearing the gloves and holding the plunger, pleased that she had "cured" his ED. He told her there was no problem — and they realized they were set up. Later, Max, Diane and Milo all shared a toast.
At the Quartermaine mansion, Edward had Big Alice order three pizzas with extra anchovies. Rebecca intended to go to the hospital, but Edward insisted she stay. Luke said Bobbie is in Seattle visiting Lucas, while Elizabeth and Lucky are with Audrey and Lesley. Ethan arrived with Krissy's cookies (he called 'em "traditional American biscuits"), and Edward welcomed him. Monica explained to Rebecca how family fights always ruined the turkey in the past, so they gave up and just ordered pizza. Edward led the traditional singing of "We Gather Together," and the Q's wished directly bid the home viewers, "Happy Thanksgiving!"
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