Monday, March 31, 2014

Video Preview: No Fooling Around - April on General Hospital

No Fooling Around.




Listen to Angela: GH Preview for Week of March 31 - A Cup of Dark Matter



A Cup of Dark Matter



Deora Ar Mo Chroi

As AJ engages in the fiercest, most important battle of his life while his mother pulls out every last bit of skill and knowledge she has to help him --- Carly and Sonny are at a crossroads of their own. Sonny is understandably concerned that his ex-wife might not keep the knowledge looming between them to herself, and in his mind’s eye he can see the roiling demise of his relationship with Michael. Even as they share a moment of reflection and nostalgia, reminiscing on the stormy history which has bonded and sealed them for life – Carly considers telling her son what really happened. Sonny may have told her everything, but is that really enough? She had kept the secret about Kiki from Michael, and that didn’t shake out so well. Does she risk her own relationship with her elder son by protecting Sonny? 



   

Little Bird

All Britt wants right now is out.  In the space of twelve hours, the life and new beginning she had envisioned for herself  -- a life in which she was leaving behind the dysfunction of her childhood and reflexive neediness she was bred to feel every day – karma came calling like the Fourth Horseman on a midnight ride. Now Ben is missing, as is Liesl Obrecht.  Dante and Lulu are glaring at her with justified and undisguised rage, and Nikolas has abandoned their future together.  



However, when Mutter is pulling strings from a hidden space, dynamics tend to change rather quickly. Dante and Lulu are gobsmacked when they find out who is representing Britt in the embryo theft, and Britt herself is left shaken after a tense, fraught confrontation with Nik. She confides in Brad, worried and unsure of what to do as she contemplates her mother’s latest bold and high-stakes move.  For his part, Nik is feeling guilty and remorseful for his outburst at Elizabeth in front of practically everyone they know, so he heads over to her home, intending to talk things over. He is, of course, unaware of what menace lies within those walls – but he does note Liz’s perplexing, strange demeanor towards him.

Washing of the Water

The road to Damascus has been a long one for Nathan.  Virtually raised from birth to be his mother’s avatar for retribution, he has believed in two things all his life: His sister Nina is the victim of a cold-blooded attempted murder, and her husband, Silas Clay, is the one who did it. It is the conviction of both which has defined him, guided him, and driven him – the marker upon which he has set his life’s purpose to the exclusion of almost anything else.



But that was before he actually met Silas. It’s easy to paint your villains in black and white without the interference of reality, and Nathan has come to realize that his preconceptions may be as flimsy as a paper doll. He tells Madeline he’s reconsidering Silas’guilt – diverging from a life path that was set before him – and sets up a sting with Silas and Sam, intent on bringing Ava Jerome down.  An unlikely and surprising accomplice is enlisted in the effort, and an already skittish Ava listens in on a conversation about the late great Pharmacist Nakamura.   

Nervous and agitated, she runs into Morgan, who notes her anxiousness and becomes suspicious she may be keeping things back from him. Silas and Kiki have an emotional moment, further bonding them as father and daughter, before things come to a thunderhead and a disturbing new development is revealed in the Nakamura shakedown – a development for which the word ‘shock’ doesn’t quite do justice, and will have some long-lasting and unexpected effects.



Also Next Week: “Luke” and Julian meet to discuss “Luke’s” plan to destroy Sonny Corinthos, while Tracy confronts Kiki about Luke’s behavior.  Shawn blows his top when he finds out about Jordan’s new job, Dante gets a surprising visitor at PCPD, and Lulu seeks out Elizabeth for advice about Ben.  Bobbie gets some unexpected news from Noah, and Lucy determines to end her affair with Scott.

Songs:

Deora Ar Mo Choi: Enya, A Day Without Rain 
Little Bird:  Annie Lennox, Diva 
Washing of the River:  Peter Gabriel, Us


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Friday, March 28, 2014

Architects of Painted Lives - GH StoryBullet for Friday, March 28

Architects of Painted Lives
Friday 

 
Sonny feels powerless. Olivia feels a headache. 




Britt and Dante try to cajole Liesl into a meeting...




...But Liesl has some other plans. 

 








A shell-shocked Nik fills Sam in on what's happened.

As Ava approaches a weary Silas...

 
...Nathan approaches both with a new perspective.



A.J. struggles to tell Carly what everyone wants to know.





 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Architects of Painted Lives - GH StoryBullet for Wednesday, March 26

Architects of Painted Lives
Wednesday 

  
Silas wonders if Madeline is capable of more than just a break-in...




...While his mother-in-law has unexpected news for Nathan. 




Still shaken from Nik's devastating soliloquy, Liz is surprised by Ric's alternative offer. 



Will Brad's confession be enough for Lucas...or too much? 



Nik goes nuclear. 





There's a terrifying new wrinkle in the plan for Dante and Lulu.


 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Architects of Painted Lives - GH Video Clip 3.25.14

Architects of Painted Lives

"He's ours."

This is a scene that has literally been over a year in the making. That's what we call long-game writing and story plotting. Superb and amazing work.











Architects of Painted Lives - GH StoryBullet for Tuesday, March 25

Architects of Painted Lives
Tuesday 



 Sonny is baffled by Luke's behavior.  Join the club, dude. 



Julian is examined by counsel. Hee.



 Sam and Silas come home to chaos. 




A surprisingly reasonable Ric speaks some home truths to Elizabeth. 


Everyone is shocked and bewildered by Lulu's apparently unhinged certainty. 



...Except for Britt. 

 






 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Listen to Angela: GH Preview for Week of March 24 - Architects of Painted Lives



Architects of Painted Lives


What a Fool Believes

So bursting with the new information she’s just discovered, it’s a wonder Elizabeth doesn’t careen straight off the parapets herself in her haste to get to Lulu, after nearly mowing down a bewildered Tracy Quartermaine in the halls. Elizabeth has her own, very decisive way of handling the revelation, whereupon Lulu is filled with adrenalin, rage, and vindication.  Upon finding out that Ben is, indeed, her son, she storms downstairs to the fun-filled salon. Music stops and heads spin as she levels a wild accusation that effectively stops the party with a thud, and there’s almost a bottleneck in the rush for the door. 

A few people stay behind, of course, but not for the canap├ęs and pigs-in-blanket.  An appalled Lucas has some very tough, very direct questions for an exhausted Brad, who Lucas now realizes had bigger secrets than he let on.  Britt desperately tries to explain herself to an enraged and heartbroken Nikolas, who is beside himself at the implications of what he’s learned.  Lulu and Dante are equally furious, but they set that aside for the moment in favor of their first priority – their son. But when they go to retrieve him, they are met with an unexpected and shocking surprise, and a maneuver which will change the dynamics for everyone involved.

No More Cloudy Days

Silas and Sam flee the island and head for his apartment in the hopes of a few hours alone without battle disasters, but date night continues as they find the place looking like the sacking of Byzantium. Suspicious and intrigued, they inveigle Nathan to determine the true motive of the break-in; was it to actually find something, or just a scare tactic?  Nathan is bewildered and confused by new turns of events, and after hearing distressing news about Nina, he’s visibly upset and distracted.  Anna takes note of his discomfiture and finally corners him, demanding the truth.  With the new developments unfolding fast, Silas makes a surprising admission to Sam about Nina when he receives new information.

Can’t Find My Way Home

As AJ lies in his hospital bed, fighting for his life, Ava Jerome is determined to make sure he never rises again.  When she tries to sneak into his room once more, Kiki catches her in the act. Unaware, of course, of her mother’s murderous bent, Kiki fills Ava in on AJ’s condition and prognosis – neither of which are encouraging to his family, but which bring the light back into Ava’s eyes with a glimmer. Her good humor restored, she greets an arriving Carly with the requisite amount of snark, which is duly returned, until a full-scale catfight looks to be in the offing.  Ava can’t help herself, taunting Carly gleefully, but she may end up giving Carly more information than originally intended. 

Monica Quartermaine has endured a lot these last few years – loss of her husband, loss of two of her children, loss of the in-laws she loved, loss of her grandson, and loss of her job. Mere mortal women would likely have broken by now, but Monica is no ordinary person, and no one should ever forget that – least of all Sonny Corinthos.   We all have a breaking point, and Monica reaches it. Terrified, exhausted, and grief-stricken over AJ, she does a full and expert verbal vivisection of the crime boss, calling him to account, and to his face, for the way he treated her son for almost 20 years.  The confrontation has been years in the making, and Monica is a formidable adversary whom Sonny may have underestimated.


Afraid to Shoot Strangers

With one enemy prostrate in the hospital, Sonny focuses his attention on the ones walking around and conscious, pressing Luke for information about the Jeromes and hinting that his brother Ric might be involved in the ongoing shenanigans. 

Alexis, feeling feistier than usual, actually confronts Ric about throwing in with Julian, but he gives up nothing. Big surprise there. This, however, leads to a fairly aggressive, Cassadine-influenced cross examination of Julian, whose indignation is sincere, sublime, and sizzling with snark. A fiery argument ensues, and anyone with a working brain and extant libido can figure out where that might go…

Also Next Week:  Michael and Kiki argue about Ava, while Dante presses Britt for vital information. Nikolas visits Elizabeth at her home, unaware of the nearby danger. Ric wants Elizabeth to give their relationship another try.

Songs

What a Fool Believes:  Doobie Brothers, Minute By Minute
No More Cloudy Days:  Eagles, Long Road Out of Eden
Can’t Find My Way Home: Steve Winwood, Blind Faith
Afraid to Shoot Strangers:  Iron Maiden, Fear of the Dark 



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 ABC.com 



DISCLAIMER: 

All General Hospital previews written and posted on this site are entirely from source material given to me by ABC.

  I do not source any material published on my site from message boards or other sites. ABC is aware of my previews and content. Thanks for reading. :)

Friday, March 21, 2014

The Bevel In the Line - GH StoryBullet for Friday, March 21

The Bevel in the Line
Friday 


 Alexis presses Julian about his association with Ric. 




Nik is enraged at Luke's behavior. 




Wrestling with his conscience, Brad finds himself in a difficult position. 



Spencer: I've lost the love of my life!
Sonny:  ...Really? 


 Liv is still wondering why Ben looks like Lulu. 



Lulu is wondering why Ben looks like Lulu. 


Wrestling with barely contained glee, Liz finds herself in a difficult position.