General Hospital Recaps
GH Week of October 11, 2010
Siobhan pulled back from Lucky's kiss and kneed him in the gut. She called him out on being an undercover cop, posturing about telling the Balkan's men who he really is. When Lucky assured her that he'd really wanted to kiss her, she wondered, "Just how far will you go to fool me?" They went back and forth as Lucky insisted he didn't want to hurt her or use her. Then, Luke arrived in "Father Lucius" mode. Siobhan made her exit, warning Lucky and his priest to leave before someone ended up killing them both. Luke apologized for messing up Lucky's operation and noted Siobhan is a "major loose end" he'll have to tie up. Lucky refused to sic Interpol on the girl. Then, he got a call about a new assignment from the Balkan. Lucky went to some shady location to meet the Balkan's emissary, who said Ronan's assignment was...Brenda! Of course, Siobhan was eavesdropping.
Jason told Suzanne that the Balkan was still coming after Brenda and Brenda couldn't leave Port Charles until they drew the villain here. They went a few rounds about the Balkan and Sonny. Suzanne noted that Jason might be the only person capable of getting through to Brenda about Sonny. At the Metro Court, a jealous Carly told Jax that if he loves her, he'll never see Brenda again. Jax boggled at that, saying that he'll never see Brenda again if she never sees Sonny. They argued and ended up kissing. Meanwhile, Sonny introduced Brenda and Dante, and it was clear they knew each other already. Over at Crimson, Lulu and Sam talked about Jason protecting his supermodel ex-wife. Lulu shrugged Brenda off as "Sonny's great love," noting no one else should be worried. Then, Maxie came in, raging about how Brenda needed to leave, since she'd turned Spinelli into a babbling idiot. At Chez Corinthos, the awkwardness between Brenda, Dante and a clueless Sonny continued. Suzanne was shocked when Maxie arrived at Jason's to tell him that Brenda needs to go "for Spinelli's sake." Back at Crimson, Lulu realized just how far gone Spinelli is and told him he's hurting Maxie. Elsewhere, Jax and Carly straightened up after their makeout session and agreed to trust each other (at least for the next five minutes).
At Sonny's, Dante revealed he was there on police business and when he
brought up the car bombing, Brenda pointedly told him that "some cases are better left unsolved." Sonny and Dante kept sniping and Dante said blood ties wouldn't make this go away. Jason told Maxie that Brenda is none of her business, and Maxie claimed she's a bad influence on Spinelli. "Go protect Brenda some place far, far away," she whined. "Enough! Brenda stays. I'll talk to Spinelli!" Jason pronounced, looking baffled when Maxie huffed and slammed out. At Crimson, Spinelli pointed out that Maxie had left him and he continued to rave about "The Divine One." After Dante left, Brenda told Sonny she's sure Dante will see the best in him. Sonny wondered why Brenda was back and they danced around the topic of their relationship. Across town, Carly came to Jason for reassurance. He praised how she takes care of him and said he loves her. Aw! She wanted to hear those same things from Jax and didn't know how to fight Brenda for him. Carly opened up about all her fears, and Jason assured her Brenda can only talk about Sonny. Back at the Metro Court, Robin came to see Jax. They caught up, and then talked about Brenda. Jax wondered why Robin would encourage Brenda to reunite with Sonny when their relationship was so disastrous. He loved Carly, but he didn't want to see Sonny hurt Brenda again. At the loft, as Lulu talked about Spinelli's fixation with Brenda, Dante flashed back on being a uniform officer assigned to protect her.
In Galway, Siobhan eavesdropped on Lucky and The Balkan's thug. The
thug told Lucky that his job isn't to kill Brenda but just to nab her. Then,
another thug found Siobhan and dragged her into the open. Lucky said Siobhan
was working for him and turned the subject back to The Balkan's assignment.
"Grab her and call The Balkan; he'll take care of the rest," Thug No. 1
directed Lucky. Lucky agreed and the meeting ended. Back at Lucky's room,
Siobhan was stunned to hear she's accompanying Lucky to Rome (Brenda's last
known whereabouts). Lucky pointed out that The Balkan's men would kill her
if she stayed in Ireland and she begrudgingly got with the program.
Robin and Jax discussed Brenda as Carly and Jason went a round on the same
topic. "I want you on my side," Carly demanded of Jason. Elsewhere, Dante
and Brenda both flashed back on meeting when a uniformed Dante was doing her
security detail. At the Metro Court, Robin
asserted that if Jax "interfered", Brenda would see him as a viable option.
Jax looked at Robin like she had two heads, and the theme circled back to
Robin's own cynical views on marriage in the wake of Patrick's betrayal.
Robin kept insisting Brenda and Sonny have changed and have a chance. Back
at Dante's loft, Lulu questioned Dante about what Brenda is like and related
what she'd been told about Sonny and Brenda's past (since she was too young
to remember). The duo discussed Dante and Sonny's connection, too and then
canoodled. Chez Corinthos, Brenda told Sonny, "You know we can't be
together." She insisted she'd just come over to tell Sonny she's leaving
town again, spouted platitudes about how he and his kids would be okay and
Fled. Back at Jason's, he was still trying to calm Carly, who hoped he would
flush out The Balkan soon. Later, Brenda came home and Jason wondered if
she'd told Sonny how she feels about him. Brenda sputtered, pointing out
she'd begged Jason not to bring her to town. She railed at Jason, talking
about how hard she'd fought to get over Sonny. He suggested she quit going
to see the guy. Brenda then admitted she had something worse to confess.
Meanwhile, Suzanne visited Sonny. When she made remarks about his and
Brenda's relationship, Sonny wanted to end the chat. Suzanne wanted to end
his association with Brenda. "That's her call, not yours," huffed Sonny. As
Suzanne sparred with him, she unwittingly revealed Brenda's still in love
with him. Later, Carly surprised Jax with a candlelit dinner and Dante
flashed back on his time with Brenda. At Jason's,
Brenda geared up to spill her big source of pathos ... and then backed down.
When Jason walked off, frustrated, she thought back to Dante and how he'd
made her laugh.
At the hospital, Patrick and Steve discussed all the Lisa drama. Steve hoped
the stint in Shadybrook would help Lisa move on. Then, Patrick confided that
it's Robin's birthday and he'd bought her a gift before everything went
south. At Mac's, Robin came home to an intimate surprise, courtesy of Mac,
Emma and Maxie. Robert, Anna and Nikolas had sent presents and Emma was
testing out her growing vocabulary with "Mommy." (Aw!) Back at GH, Patrick
asked Epiphany for advice. "Please don't make me do this," Epiphany begged,
before stalking away. Patrick then turned to Steven, who suggested he give
Robin space. "I like who I am when I'm married to Robin, and when I'm Emma's
father. I want that back," Patrick sighed. Back at Mac's, there was cake and
family cuteness, and then Mac and Maxie had to leave for a bit. Then,
Patrick came over to give Robin her present: a necklace that a medicine
woman they'd visited on a vacation had worn. It was mighty awkward but also
very touching. They parted on bittersweet terms.
Luke awoke aboard The Haunted Star to see Tracy. He kissed her, and she smashed a bottle over his head. After he woke up again, Tracy called their time apart "bliss." But Luke insisted, "I came back because I missed my wife." She railed that they were never married — and he owes her $10 million. "I want a real marriage," he said. She promised that if he pays her back — with interest — she will consider giving him another chance. After Ethan arrived, Luke admitted he needs a plan. Later, a couple of thugs came aboard. They beat on Ethan, asking about Luke, and why he visited Ronan in an Irish prison.
At G.H., Patrick asked Maya to deliver a case file for a consult to Robin, who is staying with her uncle Mac. Epiphany scolded Patrick for letting his personal problems contaminate the workplace. Maya noted that players don't change. She later delivered the file to Robin and reported the latest gossip: everyone is on Robin's side. Robin noted it's partially her fault for marrying a commitment-phobic womanizer. Maya said she learned her lesson from a musician who "liked life on the edge," and is gone now. Later, Maxie visited Robin, asking her to convince Brenda to leave town. Or get Jason to make her leave. Maxie was upset that Spinelli is enchanted with Brenda. Robin suggested Maxie is upset that Spinelli is (finally) moving on. At the penthouse, Max and Milo were wrestling like boys when Diane arrived, intent on talking fashion with Brenda. However, Spinelli blocked her from "the Divine One," and a frustrated Diane left. Later, Maxie handcuffed herself to Spinelli in a bid to keep him away from Brenda, but they were only trick cuffs. She insisted she doesn't want to see him get hurt. After all, how could Brenda be interested in "someone like you?"
At Wyndemere, Elizabeth thanked Nikolas for flying her back via private jet. He kissed and snuggled with Aiden. Elizabeth admitted she needed the time away. He looked forward to "Daddy's Nights" with Aiden. Brook Lynn walked in with breakfast, and got introduced to Nik's son. Brook revealed that Nik hired her — and he told Liz that Brook serves as his "escort" for social occasions. He insisted he just needs someone to attend parties with. Elizabeth seemed disgusted that he's paying for companionship. He said he's made peace with the fact that they will never work as a couple. Later, Brook told Nik that she doesn't want to cause problems for him and Liz. Nik said the arrangement suits him perfectly. Elizabeth went to work, where Epiphany got snarky over more personal problems being brought to work. Liz greeted her brother, Steve, and Patrick, who revealed that Robin is taking a break from work — "and our marriage." Liz noted that she has cheated and been cheated upon. Then Robin arrived, file in hand. "I have a few suggestions," she said. Matt was surprised to see Robin, so she announced to the Hub that she will make an announcement.
Claire confronted Michael about being in Sonny's restaurant — but Jason insisted Michael was there to see him, not his father. Claire was skeptical, and called getting Jason out of prison the last favor she would do for Jason or Sonny. "Does this mean I'm going back to prison?" Michael asked. Jason assured him that the feds really want Sonny. Michael feels bad after the Candy incident. Later, Jason consulted Diane, who said Claire indeed has legal grounds to get Michael sent back to Pentonville. Meanwhile, Ronnie suggested using the threat of sending Michael away as leverage to get Jason to testify against Sonny. She brought a writ to Jason, stating exactly that.
Brenda came downstairs and hugged Spinelli in thanks for his attention. Maxie warned Brenda to stay away from Spinelli before she breaks his heart. Spin pointed out that Maxie had already done that. When Jason returned, he was greeted by cacophony. Maxie warned Jason that Brenda will crush Spinelli. "What have you done to Spinelli?" Jason demanded. Spin defended Brenda, but Maxie melted down, and stormed out. Jason scolded Spinelli for doing more than research for Brenda. Then he told Brenda to back off Spinelli, who gets confused about what's real or fantasy. Later, Brenda scolded Suzanne for blabbing to Jason that she still loves Sonny.
At The Haunted Star, Ethan took a beating from thugs looking for Luke. Later, Ethan summoned Johnny, who admitted the thugs were his men, but he had loaned them out to friends of friends who worked for the Balkan.
Sonny warned Claire to leave Michael and Jason alone when her beef is with him. Jason suggested calling Diane, so Claire ripped up the writ, admitting she had no intention of using it. Alone, Claire admitted she walked right into Sonny's trap: She got compromised and dumped. "I didn't expect Brenda to show up," he moaned, arguing that he didn't walk away from Claire easily. But he can't change how he feels about Brenda. Claire promised to build a case against him for someone else to prosecute. At Metro Court, Carly asked Johnny to deliver a note to Jason's -- where he would meet Brenda. She advised him to mention he used to be hot for Carly, because, "Brenda's always ready to take my man." He declined, then he ran into Liv, and told her about Carly's plan. Michael arrived and told Carly that Claire threatened to send him back to jail. She promised to handle it and marched over to Claire's office, where she warned Claire not to threaten her son -- or else! Carly will promised to have Claire's career destroyed. Claire declared she's going after Sonny directly. Meanwhile, back at his office, Sonny admitted to Jason that he cast Claire aside, but really doesn't want to get back with Brenda. Jason relayed Brenda's request to be left alone. Sonny confessed to enjoying himself on the island with Claire, but being surprised by Brenda reappearance. He doesn't want to play games with her this time. And although Brenda has resisted him, Sonny is certain she secretly wants him to convince her to try again.
Brook inquired about apartments at Kelly's, because she didn't want to be Nikolas's excuse for not dealing with Elizabeth. He suggested that taking up with Liz was a form of "temporary insanity." Brook suggested he's still not over Emily, so he went for her best friend. He admitted that no matter what, he doesn't regret having Aiden. But Nik hopes Spencer and Aiden don't fail each other like he failed Lucky.
At PCPD, Dante was looking at a photo of himself guarding a woman when Olivia arrived with food. Dante mentioned he was ordered to reopen the Sonny car-bomb case, and Liv insisted that Sonny is innocent. Later, Mayor Floyd warned Dante not to manipulate the case to protect his father. When Claire asked for an update on Sonny's case, Dante asked for an update on her relationship with his father. Claire admitted she was kicked to the curb when Brenda showed up. Later, Dante returned to the photo and flashed back to his uniform days -- when he found Brenda collapsed on the floor.
Robin announced to the Hub that her husband had cheated on with Lisa, and they're separated. Epiphany invited them to leave the hospital staff out of the end of their marriage. Later, Liz and Steve discussed Robin's accusations -- and complete lack of evidence. Steve told Robin that her suspension was lifted. Liz admitted to Steve she sometimes wishes that Lucky was Aiden's father. The elevator doors opened, and Lisa stepped out. "Anyone miss me?" she asked.
Lisa told everyone at the Hub that she was cleared to return to work. Robin figured Lisa had escaped, but when Steve called Shady Brook, he confirmed she was released after a "normal" psyche evaluation. Robin was furious, and babbled about Lisa formulating a new plan, but Lisa countered that she had suffered a breakdown because of Patrick. She told Patrick, "Obviously, Robin isn't getting any better." Patrick refused to work with Lisa, and threatened to quit. Epiphany told Lisa that if she keeps the drama on her own time, "We won't have a problem." Matt warned Lisa she won't get any benefits of the doubt from him. She and Elizabeth agreed to mind their own business. Steve asked Lisa to transfer to Mercy, but she refused. Maxie warned Robin that Lisa is making Robin look crazy. Elizabeth cautioned Patrick not to let guilt cloud his vision. When Lisa returned, he warned her that he's on to her. "I am not the evil person that Robin wants to believe I am," Lisa maintained. Robin considered taking a leave of absence to give Lisa time to make a mistake.
In Ireland, Siobhan tended to Lucky, who had been beaten by cops who didn't know he's undercover. She fetched some ointment, and he noticed that her hair smells nice. She kissed him, but he balked, noting, "I have a pretty spotty history when it comes to relationships." She insisted she wasn't looking to marry him — just to sleep with him…because he saved her life, and he had opened his soul to her. "I do like you," he admitted. And then they kissed.
Jason told Sonny that Brenda was shattered after Sonny left her at the altar, and she doesn't want to be in Port Charles. "Move on," Jason suggested. Sonny admitted he broke down when he thought Brenda had died, and it was a dark and dangerous place, but now he can deal with it. He figured fate brought them back together. Meanwhile, Suzanne wanted to know why Brenda doesn't want to be with Sonny anymore. Brenda admitted she had become "irrational" over Sonny, and cannot handle going there again. And she knows she's going to lose him again. Brenda decided to visit a friend.
At PCPD, Dante flashed back to uniform days as Brenda's security detail. After he found her collapsed, he offered to get her a cheeseburger, but she declined. Then she asked him to stay inside the suite and talk, so she can fall asleep. He agreed — provided she let him get her some real food. In the present, Lulu was concerned about Dante's troubled brow. Then Jason stopped by and asked Dante to get Claire off Michael's back. Dante gave Jason a heads-up that Michael might be questioned in the car-bomb case. Mayor Floyd walked in, thinking he found something unsavory. Dante and Jason both noted they have pictures of the mayor in bed with a hooker.
Carly told Jax about Claire threatening Michael. Then she went to Sonny and told him to make up with Claire — for Michael's sake. "Our son trumps your sick relationship with Brenda," she snarled. Sonny figured she was just jealous, and refused to lie to Claire. He warned Carly to stay out of his personal life. Meanwhile, Brenda visited Jax. (When Max saw that, he predicted a train wreck is coming.) Brenda admitted that she does need to stay away from Sonny.Jax said Sonny knows how to push her buttons, because he helped create them. She laughed that she needs a sponsor, as if Sonny were her drug and she needs to never use again.
Brenda returned to the penthouse, where Dante soon appeared. They went upstairs to talk, and then Jason returned. And then Sonny strode in, looking for Brenda. Upstairs, Brenda was gobsmacked that Dante is Sonny's son. They both agreed that they each have kept "the secret" so far...