Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Asleep in Gethsemane - GH Preview for November 5 - 12, 2014

 Asleep in Gethsemane

Like a modern-day Caiaphas, Sonny has plotted and schemed to achieve one overarching goal – to eliminate the one person who could topple him, at long last, from the precarious pinnacle on which he has resided for over two decades.  While Ava is by no means a prophet, she is a portent and a crucible, and a dangerous, costly obsession which turns Sonny blind to all other consequence and option.

Even as his left-hand henchman Max
lies in ER struggling yet again for life, having been shot in the service of his employer – Sonny’s focus is on Ava as the culprit.

Morgan isn’t so sure. Given Ava’s gravid condition, the likelihood of her sauntering into the foyer of Casa Corinthos, and shooting into the lion’s mouth, as it were, is almost nil. Even Morgan, in his shock at the recent turns of events, realizes this, and entreats his father to reconsider the order on Ava’s life. Whether he can convince Sonny of alternatives is probably irrelevant.  With his own single-minded purpose resounding in his ears, the Don of Port Charles can’t hear the precipice cracking and breaking right under his feet. 


Nina, out of control and maintaining only the most tenuous grips on reality, ends up with a bundle in her arms and a bombshell in her brain.  Terrified for her newborn daughter and enraged at the gall of her nemesis, Ava proceeds to do what she does best. Despite the pain and shock of giving birth, she deftly and expertly reaches into Nina’s brain and gives it a little scramble – causing Nina to further detach and become even more unstable.  But it ultimately isn’t enough to prevent Nina  and Madeline from fleeing the Brownstone, Baby Girl Jerome in tow, while Ava is left to crawl to the front door  in agony – and find on the other side a lethal foe.

While waiting on Danny’s labs, Silas comforts Sam and fills her in on what’s been happening with Nina, apologizing to Sam for allowing his very damaged and dangerous wife to come between them.  After a quiet, open conversation together, some wounds begin healing, and Silas confides that he’s worried about what Nina will do next.  He ends up having to gently but bluntly explain to Nathan just how far Nina’s psychosis goes, and the two begin to work on figuring out how to locate her and Madeline before it’s too late.

A Little Reminder That I’ll Never Forget

Enraged and akimbo, Michael is struggling for psychological purchase while at the same time hugging his rage tightly, like a talisman for resolve. Dante is worried for his younger brother, and he and Morgan fear the worst when they compare notes – but it may be too late for Michael, who is intent on tracking his father down and confronting him. A lot can be said about Michael, but no one can say he doesn’t have perseverance…so Sonny may have very little time to gloat at having cornered Ava. Michael is faced with some harsh choices, the repercussions of which will shape him and the lives of those around him for a long time to come.

After making the colossal mistake of provoking her onetime amour, Carly’s gambit succeeds only in validating Franco’s logic, and he kicks the next phase of his strategy into gear. You can almost hear the clank of the drawbridge being brought up as Heather stalks Pier 52, having trussed and stashed Jordan and Shawn out of the way.  While Franco’s father is thrilled to bits at finally having a prosecutable case, Mama Heather finds joy in the simpler things: BLT’s from Kelly’s, lollipops, and pointing a loaded Ruger at Carly Corinthos Jax. But the twists aren’t over yet—this is Franco, after all, who volleys another shocker of a cannonball over the bow, disposing Carly to realize a grim reality and for Franco himself to grapple with his next move. 

Also Coming Up:  Jake considers Elizabeth’s offer.  Duke is concerned about the impact and fallout of his bogus alibi, and how it might affect his relationship with Anna. The Commissioner, meanwhile, is taking some bold steps and making big choices of her own.  Franco calls Nina as their bobsleds careen downhill, and Kiki has a shocking encounter.


Fire:  U2, October 
Unraveling:  Sevendust, Cold Day Memory 
A Little Reminder That I’ll Never Forget:  Lostprophets, Weapons

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Fire Dance - GH Preview for October 7 - 14

The Fire Dance

Some Become Strangers

The last six months have been tough on Maxie. Having left Port Charles on New Years Eve in search of clarity and direction, she came back brimming with optimism, towing a vendetta, and falling into new fortune. Now, just when it looked like she was on the cusp of a new start with Nathan, Judge Walters has become the newest boulder in the middle of her road to redemption.  While likely illegal and almost certainly unethical, Walters’ ultimatum to Nathan and Maxie is nonetheless daunting, and both are stymied for what to do, if anything. A dinner date that began with such anticipation and thrill has quickly descended to bereft disappointment, and they confide in Dante and Lulu about their predicament. Maxie loves her daughter and wants to be able to see her – but does that mean she has to give up a burgeoning possibility of a relationship with Nathan? Then again, with an ongoing and developing relationship with his newly discovered Mutter, Nathan has a lot on his plate as well.

The Reflex

After a strategy session with Tracy, Sam and Patrick have found that their swanky hotel is so popular that it overbooked reservations and gave them the same room. After discovering that all available cots have been disbursed to other guests with first-serve privileges, Sam nixes the idea of Patrick going across the street to another hotel and offers him the floor. Then she offers him a pillow. Then she offers him the other side of the bed.  The only thing missing is the ice cream, curlers, and S’mores by candlelight in what is definitely not a teeny bopper slumber party.

Meanwhile, back on the shores of Lake Erie, Nina gets in some unscheduled physical therapy when she chases after Franco in an energetic sprint down the hospital corridor – a sassy dash that Usain Bolt would envy and praise. Less enamored of her athletic prowess is her dumbstruck – and then livid – husband, who levels a look at her that would ice Etna. Nina does some fast talking and backpedaling, while Silas watches balefully from the confines of the now-erstwhile wheelchair. For a moment, it looks as if Nina has won the day yet again. 

But this time, Silas is aware and
awake. Wanting more answers, he proactively gets an update from her physical therapist. The clock starts counting down. Ongoing developments on both sides of the Atlantic cause a turn in their relationship when Silas calls Sam to tell her she was right all along. 

Calling All Angels

Ava is the most sought-after woman in Port Charles. Anywhere else, anywhere else, this would be a source of massive ego boost for La Donna, but in this light metropolis, it’s nothing but a source of massive fear. She has at least four targets aimed squarely at various points of her ever-more-pregnant self; three of which she’s blithely unaware. However, she knows Sonny is unlikely to give up on ferreting out her location, and that Shawn is equally unlikely to talk his boss out of the chase.  The stress of that alone causes some alarming pain and discomfort, and Morgan, increasingly worried, scrambles to find her some pain medication.  

Sabrina, who is probably simply not cut out for the vendetta business or killing people in cold blood, begins to rethink her theory about Ava; maybe, just maybe, someone else was responsible for strong-arming poor Rafe into such a desperate act.  Chagrined and remorseful, Sabrina tries desperately to figure out how to undo what she’s done...but is she too late? 

Illegal Alien

If there was any doubt of Franco having had his crafty edge removed -- along with the tumescent blob of floating tissue Diane keeps on a shelf – we may wonder no further. While his taste in fashion accessories is woefully lacking, his ingenuity and conniving creativity is at peak hum. After happily toying with his nemesis and bride apr├Ęs le petit dejeuner, he forges ahead with his plans for retribution even as Sonny buckles down for countermeasures.

Bobbie has been hiding her daughter’s clandestine activities from Scott, and isn’t feeling all that great about it, considering that Franco is Scott’s son. However weird and fraught that relationship is, it is a relationship, and Bobbie lets Carly know she feels guilty for harboring the secret. Cracks widen in Carly’s veneer, with the mounting stress and inexorable guilt gnawing at her psyche. One thing is for sure – this wedding is going to be anything but placid. But it will be entertaining.

Also Next Week:  Rosalie reluctantly agrees to keep an explosive and valuable secret.  Tracy tells Sam and Patrick she needs to see Luke alone first, and makes plans for the meeting. A determined Elizabeth, confident in Jake’s recovery, goes to Dante for help in discovering her patient’s origins. Milo and Epiphany have a rocky outing for their first date, while Nik and Spencer have a request for Britt. Obrecht opens the door to someone she least expected to see.

Some Become Strangers: Stevie Nicks, Rock a Little 
The Reflex: Duran Duran, Seven and the Ragged Tiger 
Calling All Angels: Train, My Private Nation 
Illegal Alien: Genesis, Genesis 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Colliding With Andromeda - GH Preview for Week of September 22

 Colliding With Andromeda

Second Hand News

Franco’s warning bells have probably been tinkling in the back of his head for a few days now, and even in his desire to believe in the woman he loves, he knows something is off.  Franco knows ‘off’. Being also a rather astutely observant man – it’s how he used to create such elaborate games for his victims, after all – he notices Kiki’s agitation and, exasperated, pleads with her to finally unburden herself and tell him what’s going on. Already at odds with herself and at her wits’ end with holding everything in, Kiki may not be able to refuse him. It promises to be one of Franco’s more memorable and eventful birthdays, as Carly makes a touching and affectionate toast at his party, prompting Franco to make one of his own. Kiki, hearing this exchange, resumes a new round of agitation and flummox.

Unsettled, she once again takes her concerns to a supportive Morgan, and expresses her trepidation about the entire situation with Franco. Later, during a romantic evening with Michael, she continues to struggle with feelings of guilt at keeping things from the man she loves and grapples for answers about what to do next.

San Jacinto

As Sam and Sonny are sharing warm memories of Jason on what is also his birthday, Robin is moving as fast as she can to extricate herself and her friend out of a dangerous situation, and is running out of options. Faced with impossible odds, she and Jason make a decision. 

Later, Robin has an opportunity to connect to her loved ones, just as Emma is sharing her unhappiness over her parents’ looming divorce. Patrick and Sam have discovered the PCPD is investigating Fluke, and realizing that maybe Spencer isn’t making stuff up after all, discuss their suspicions with Alexis.  Patrick also learns some shocking news that sends him reeling, and sets the stakes much higher than he can even comprehend.

The Painter’s Link 

Ava is given some unexpected assistance from an unlikely ally when Max and Shawn show up to collect her and invite her back to Casa Corinthos for an extended engagement.  This is enough for Ava to decide it’s time to discreetly and speedily remove herself from the environs of Port Charles.  She takes immediate action to flee, but her plan hits an unexpected speed bump, and she has to make some last-minute changes.  Desperate, she begs Morgan for help and a safe place to hide – while Morgan tries to talk her out of running away. 

Shawn unhappily reports some bad news to Sonny, and Julian later comes to call, demanding answers and wanting to know where his sister is.  Meanwhile, upon hearing news of these latest events, Sabrina reacts with stunned consternation and renewed resolve.

Also Next Week:

Elizabeth comforts a new John Doe patient who is brought in to GH. Fluke sends an emissary to find answers about Ava, and Tracy is distressed to admit she hasn’t heard from Luke – but she’s beginning to remember key details which stand out to her.  Julian and Olivia are each respectively demoralized to find out about Ned and Alexis’ date, and Nathan has a question for Maxie.


Second Hand News:  Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
San Jacinto:  Peter Gabriel, Security
The Painter’s Link:  Kate Bush, Aerial 

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