Monday, August 18, 2014

Temporary Sunrise - GH Preview for Week of August 18

 Temporary Sunrise

Tomorrow People

With a family rendered asunder by body blows of loss over the last few years, Ned waits with Michael and Morgan for news of Alice’s condition. The Quartermaines have withstood a lot, but losing Alice –who is really the moral fiber in the family after Lila’s death – would make things that much more difficult. And they’re difficult enough already, with Tracy acting weird and odd – well, weirder and odder than usual.  When Alice’s fate is finally revealed, Ned finds himself overhearing an illuminating conversation between the former wrestler and his mother – and he discovers a new revelation about Tracy that sets him back on his heels.  Later, he runs into a despondent Olivia Falconeri and, both of them wishing to take the day and change the tune, agree to go on a friendly movie date together, and both find themselves inordinately pleased at the prospect.

All You Need Is Now

Ava gets a surprise on her birthday when Kiki shows up for a visit – to her mother’s gratitude and delight.  The visit is punctuated by sheer elation when they feel Ava’s baby kicking – a shared moment of bonding between mother and daughter that is quickly thrown off course with an unpleasant interruption: Fluke has a request to make of Ava -- one that alarms her and kicks her countermeasures into full standby.  Julian has been working double-time to keep the identity of his boss under the radar, particularly from Jordan, but is further put in a corner when Fluke informs him of what’s expected of Ava. Ava, in turn, wastes no time telling her brother about Fluke’s plans – and Julian’s concern escalates. He fills Ava in on some crucial information and cautions her to be extremely careful: She may think she knows, but she has no idea.

Hole in the World

After a few weeks of rest and recovery in her native Puerto Rico, Sabrina returns to Port Charles, ready to go forward and hoping to find answers. Patrick fills her in on Rafe’s involvement in the accident, the ensuing chase, Rafe’s death, and the subsequent fallout. He also tells her about the events which transpired at the Crichton Clinic, and what he found there.  All of it is a little overwhelming for Sabrina, who is shocked at the eye-opening disclosures. Will they shatter her spirit once again, or give her new resolve?

Sam, also trying to fill in the blank spaces, goes to Silas’ apartment to go through Rafe’s possessions, hoping to find some clue or answer as to the identity of the person who had such a hold on her former foster son. Whoever or whatever induced Rafe to run a family off the road had to have a powerful, potent lure –one which, for whatever reason, he didn’t feel he could come to Sam and Silas and talk about with them.  It was a decision which ultimately cost him the balance of a full and productive life.  Both Sam and Silas want to know who collected it, and why.  While sifting through the pieces of a patchwork boy, they make some new discoveries neither expected.

Coming Back to Life

Bolluxed, bothered, and buffaloed, Franco is climbing the walls with jealous itchiness over Carly’s developing closeness with Sonny – even as Carly herself fights her own feelings and the pull she feels towards her ex-husband.  Franco has had it up to the chin, and even though Nina offers what appears to be solace and solidarity, he tackles the issue head-on. Suspicious, he point-blank asks Carly what’s been happening – and while Carly covers the truth with the help of her reluctant mother, the center isn’t holding very well and things are close to unraveling. Bobbie herself confronts her daughter about the situation, while Franco confides in Nina. Later, Franco gives Michael, Morgan, and Kiki an earful of information which skews the axis and changes the game once more.

Undaunted by Silas’ disapproval when she skips out on PT to go to Franco’s art class, Nina is busily stringing a new fiddle.  Her first attempt at conception and assault having been thwarted by disinterest and drug-addled apathy, she is determined to forge ahead. Now that she’s aware of Ava’s impending bundle of bouncing baby, Nina’s single-minded pursuit of a Silas zygote is unchecked and unwavering  -- despite some demonstrably large obstacles in her path.

Also Next Week:  Ava invites Michael and Kiki to dinner, while Nik admits he has feelings for both Britt and Elizabeth.  The entire town learns of the aftermath of Maxie’s wedding, and Jordan and Shawn share a volatile secret.


Tomorrow People: Ziggy Marley, Conscious Party
All You Need is Now: Duran Duran, All You Need is Now
Hole in the World: Eagles, The Very Best of The Eagles
Coming Back to Life: Pink Floyd, The Division Bell 

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


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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

GH Preview for August 6 to August 12 - The Mote and the Beam

The Mote and the Beam

Any Colour You Like

The Crichton Clinic is a maze of hallways, cameras, secrets, and subterfuge. Seemingly designed by Daedelus on a gargantuan bender, it throws obstacle after surprise in both Sam and Patrick’s respective paths as they peer into the corners.  After the shocking discovery of finding his wife bustling away in a first-class laboratory facility, barely an hour’s flight from home, Patrick is in livid disbelief, demanding details. While Sam is elsewhere in the building trying to creatively talk her way out of a predicament with one of the maze’s Minotaurs, Patrick discovers new information which he decides to keep to himself. 

Back home, Kiki’s father fills her in on his recent breakup with Sam, and Kiki is understandably perplexed and concerned. Silas admits his shortsightedness in enabling his current living arrangements with Nina, but he also can’t bring himself to consider that she would ever act maliciously or duplicitously to cause conflict.  Later, when Molly begins recalling details of what Rafe told her, she divulges them to Silas: Someone ordered Rafe to run down Patrick’s car.  Stunned, Silas then shares the information with Sam, who is determined to find out who gave the order and why.


Against the grain of every moment of lifelong training, Julian realizes he can’t keep up the masque any longer.  Reluctantly and with no small amount of trepidation, he confesses his crimes to a gobsmacked Alexis.  Truth she wanted, and truth she shall have – but not without scratches.  After walking the middle line of loyalty between Julian and her daughter, her choices are thrown into new relief.  Alexis is confronted once again with choices she has made before, and choices she must make now.

Sonny touches base with his sons, who are still anxiously attending Alice’s bedside in hopes of a miracle for their friend – but they know the more time that goes by, the less likely that is.  Sonny and Morgan have the opportunity for an honest talk about what lies between them – specifically, Ava.   Sonny is emotionally exhausted, leaning on Carly for support and encouragement, and Nina notes this carefully after seeing them in a quiet moment together. Carly, infuriated at the clear unfairness of the situation, makes a demand of Ava which brooks no refusal. 

Pennyroyal Tea 

Nathan is growing increasingly irritable. He hates weddings. He hates Levi. He hates Levi’s wedding. It takes a few push-ups and a green power shake, but he finally comes to the realization that he might have a thing for Levi’s blithely stubborn bride.  And yeah, he really loathes Levi; the guy is just off, somehow.  


When Nathan takes a report about some stolen property, his suspicion kicks into high gear, and the walls begin  closing in on the world’s only horrible Australian. Felicia almost catches Levi in a duplicitous moment, Mac pulls Maxie aside to share some thoughts about her husband-to-be, and finally, Levi’s colors are revealed in Technicolor glory. Lives are on the line and every moment is fraught with jeopardy as a fuller scope of reality is made clearer to everyone. 

Also Next Week:  Britt finds out why her plan with Spencer went awry, while Ned tells Morgan and Michael some disheartening news.  Lucas’ proposition piques and intrigues Felix and Brad, Olivia tries to make Sonny jealous, Lulu learns whether she can proceed with treatment, and Maxie gets ready to walk down the aisle again.

Any Colour You Like:  Pink Floyd, Dark Side of The Moon 
Circles: Incubus, Morning View 
Pennyroyal Tea: Nirvana, In Utero 

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


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

GH Preview for Week of July 28 - Large Hadron Collider

 Large Hadron Collider

I Wouldn’t Need You

After walking in on what looks like flagrante delicto between her new ex-boyfriend and his pill-happy wife, Sam is stunned and devastated, thinking Silas has moved on with the speed of a Kardashian at Spring Break. Confused and heartbroken at the shocking turn of events, and completely unaware that Silas’ complicity in them was deviously manipulated through pharmacological means, Sam takes stock. Her sharp, clever P.I. brain kicks in, and after a revelation, she inveigles Patrick to help her get the goods on Nina – who Sam now firmly believes is up to no good.

Silas resurfaces with zero memory of the previous evening’s events – the scotch, the drunken ballroom dancing to the sofa, the hurt look on Sam’s face – everything is a blank.  Nina, however, is undaunted, as she keeps up the momentum and unveils a new surprise.

All Downhill From Here

Carly is working frantically as the rope and the prize between Sonny and Franco. Her beleaguered ex-hubby is antsy that Franco knows The Big Secret about, well – Sonny plugging A.J. like a Hatfield at a McCoy wedding. Sonny isn’t as sure as she is that Franco is going to keep his mouth shut, and probably with good reason – seeing as Ava is at the same time begging her former lover/current thorn to help her. Persistent and demonstrably desperate, Ava pressures and hounds until Franco just wants to stop the voices – and is caught looking into Carly’s private hard drive.

Dare You To Move

Jordan’s cover is severely at risk when Mickey starts digging into her past, and the DEA Agent shares with Anna her thoughts on Julian’s actions. Jordan can sense she’s getting that much closer to discovering the true identity of the real ‘boss’ of Julian’s operation—which she also knows ups the ante on her life.  Taking the ball and running with it, Dante begins an investigation of his own, using the information Jordan provided.

Over the edge and on the warpath after an explosion targeting those he loves, Julian tells Jordan who was behind it. He wants answers from “Luke”, but his slippery boss is more interested in what leverage Ava has on Sonny Corinthos.  Maneuvering carefully around the chessboard, Julian then reveals to Sonny that he, too, knows what happened with AJ.  Increasingly, the secret about AJ Quartermaine’s death – and the ripples which still radiate from that event -- is coalescing around a singular center, circling and eddying like a relentless, inevitable superstorm. Rough beasts slouch towards Port Charles…their hour come round at last.

Also Next Week: Tracy learns of a new hope for Alice, and Ned overhears her discussing it with Fluke.  Brad encourages Britt to come clean, as Nik becomes more distraught and worried over the missing Spencer.  Ava tells Julian about a new business venture, and Olivia crashes with a befuddled, but accommodating Ned Ashton. 

Wednesday, July 30:  WWE star David Otunga guest stars as himself.


I Wouldn’t Need You:  Norah Jones, The Fall
All Downhill From Here: New Found Glory,  Catalyst
Dare You To Move:  Switchfoot, The Beautiful Letdown 

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


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. :)