Thursday, July 18, 2013

Listen to Angela: General Hospital Preview for Week of July 22, 2013

Burning Bushes and Light Brigades

Wish in This World

Convinced in the validity of parlor games, planchettes, and phantoms, all brought to us by the letter “J”, Molly and Rafe cudgel over what it could mean, but Alexis can offer no help.   Taylor is shockingly emotional and crushed when TJ bluntly reveals his actual feelings for her. As she dissolves into a predictably unhappy mess of adolescent girl, TJ is at a loss for what to do.  Later, he and Molly talk, and to the chagrin of both Taylor and Rafe, Molly considers working things out with her rather helpless ex-boyfriend.

Michael Corinthos would probably gladly switch places with...well, anyone right now, really. A bar, some alcohol, and a random girl seem like helpful solutions to forgetting Kiki, but the mind and the heart are powerful things.  All hell breaks loose when Kiki and Morgan make the shocking announcement of their nuptials, sending everyone akimbo. When Carly discovers the impending blessedness, she makes a beeline for the obvious – Ava, who, unsurprisingly, is juggling confrontation like a mime in Central Park.  The battle for ELQ pretzels once again as new, surprising, and somewhat hair-raising alliances are formed.

The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Since her attempt at scaring Britt off didn’t work, Liz reverses course and buttonholes Nikolas, who not surprisingly dismisses her warning as flat-out jealousy and standard Elizabethan M.O. – the Brook Lynn saga having been barely three years ago. Nik brings the matter up with Britt, and they have a surprisingly candid discussion, and Nik, perhaps recalling what it’s like being judged on outward appearances, makes a decision.   

Armed with intel for which her mother valiantly battled and is still repairing her French tips, Laura hies off and demands answers from Tracy, who, perhaps exhausted from the pressure-cooker of confidences she carries, finally and almost gratefully folds. They strategize a plan for finding Luke, while Scotty continues to demonstrate a level of maturity and self-awareness that awes as well as frightens.

Ordinary World

After realizing that Franco has absconded with Danny –who, by this time, is so used to being a magnet for psychopaths that he just naps in leather-clad arms – Sam, Silas, and Carly discuss their next move as Dante organizes an official search. Carly believes she may know where “Jason” has gone, and steps up to bat for both Sam and the memory of her best friend.  At the end of all things, Franco is confused and disoriented, and utterly flummoxed by Carly’s demeanor towards him, while Patrick prepares for the complicated surgery to remove the tumor. 

Exhausted, Sam and Silas spend some time alone together in a bonding moment, and ultimately learn that Franco may indeed be a match for Danny. In an ironic yet poignant affirmation, Sam finds herself praying for Franco’s survival, while Rafe and Silas’ relationship thaws and warms. 

Also Next Week:  Tracy and Ava make a move, while AJ finds support from an unlikely source. Silas is still suspicious of Kiki’s age, while Michael and Felix conspire in an unusual and unbelievable plan to trap Brad the Lab Rat. Shenanigans.

Song Titles:
Wish in This World:  Edwin McCain, Messenger
The Ground Beneath Her Feet: U2, The Million Dollar Hotel
Ordinary World: Duran Duran, Duran Duran/The Wedding Album

You can find information, lyrics, and artist bios on the song titles in this preview at . 

General Hospital airs weekdays at 2PM EST/PST on ABC and is available on Hulu and SoapNet. 


Debbie Corte said...

There was no box to check for EXCITING! SIAM alone time?? I can't wait!!

Anonymous said...

I am totally looking forward to
Sam and Silas ALONE time and bonding LUV IT! Also really looking forward to watching Silas/Rafe bond as a family. LUV SIAM!!!

Anonymous said...

What the hell is up with the 'barely three years ago' reference on Liz and Brooklyn? In soap time, 3 years is a friggin lifetime. Liz has good reason to warn Nik about Brit, based off of Brit's very recent machinations with Patrick and Sabrina. Any reference to Brooklyn need not be made.

Anonymous said...

Wish GH Sam and Patrick could get some story, bonding and alone time. They have so much nin common, yet enough personality differences to make for good stuff!! Plus tons of Chemistry on GH as Patrick Drake and Sam Morgan :)

Anonymous said...

Unless Liz has plans to define Nikolas by a narrow range of characteristics, I think what you meant to say is that she buttonholes him.

Angela Rynan Durrell said...

Patrick is a little busy with Sabrina, and a long-term story with her, while Sam has Silas and that developing relationshiop, so your scenario is unlikely. :)

You are correct; it is 'buttonhole'. Thank you. I have corrected the error. :)

I made reference to Brook Lynn because Liz pulled a similar stunt in that case. My blog, my prerogative. Thanks for reading. ;)


Debbie Corte said...

Patrick and Sam alone time?? you're kidding right?? I think he has his hands full right now with his current girlfriend Sabrina and his baby mamma Britt! And lets not forget his wife Robin is still alive! Seriously??

Laura said...

Debbie's right I wish there was a fantastic box to check off! Can't wait for Siam time alone and bonding! Plus, bonding with Rafe! Woo Hoo!

Patrick & Sam are a non entity. Sorry guys, Patrick has his hands full with his harem. :)

Anonymous said...

They may get their alone time, twist in Sam's paternity, who knows, they could be half brother/sister