Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The Glacier Chase - GH Preview for Week of September 2

  The Glacier Chase

In 19 BBY, Anakin Skywalker fell, consumed by rage and grief and ultimately hubris.  Having had prophetic dreams about losing that which he loved and cherished most, he spent all of his time pursuing ways of preventing those dreams from becoming reality. Secret piled upon secret, lie upon lie, until he was isolated from those he should have trusted and vulnerable to those who lay in wait. The singular pursuit of his goal made the outcome almost inexorable – a slow, gathering revelation that gained momentum with each missed chance for truth and trust.  In using any and every means available to stop his own prophecy and the reveal of what he had done, he all but willed their manifestation. 

Cold Sweat 

Carly is feeling cornered and increasingly anxious as moments tick by; there are so many things hidden in dark corners which threaten to spill out into the light. Her world is contracting to focus on very specific, precarious points with very few avenues of relief.  Ironically, one such avenue happens to be her ex-husband, who is both one of her dark corners and shares another. He is both conspirator and conundrum, and the inexorable weight of both is taking a toll on whatever equilibrium she has.  When she talks to him about her fears of exposure and the inevitable fallout, Sonny comforts her, calming her down and offering what support he can – while unbeknownst to both of them, the touchy tete-a-tete is inadvertently overheard by possibly one of the worst persons imaginable.


While Carly and Sonny are trying their best to stuff their secrets out of sight, Ava is still determined to find them and hang them out on the line. She has a few walls of her own closing in on her, and like the preservationist she is, senses she’s marked by more than one enemy.  Ava knows her life depends on finding the leverage she needs over Sonny – and that she has very little time left.  She attempts once more to convince her onetime paramour Franco to help her – further cementing Franco in the mind-boggling position of Secret-Keeper and Go-To Guy for half the women in Port Charles.


Sabrina’s time in Puerto Rico gave her a pause and a chance to regroup and recuperate – which is a good thing, because the discoveries are coming thick and fast now that she’s back home in Port Charles, stunning her all over again and stirring an implacable resolve.  With Silas’ help, Patrick is able to unearth some new information, which he then shares with Sabrina.  The two find themselves vehemently at odds, disagreeing about who is responsible for Gabriel’s death.  Sabrina is convinced she not only knows – but she has spoken to the culprit.  Angry and resolute, she rejects Patrick’s position and takes one of her own, vengeance in one hand and a reckoning in the other.

Having received shocking and devastating news of her own, Nina is unwavering in her pursuit of  her own reclamation and informing Silas of her wish to go ahead with plans for a baby – plans she also shares with the ever-more omniscient Franco.  Rosalie is becoming wary and suspicious of her employer’s new resolve, with good reason – as Nina draws her into a new conspiracy to take down the next person on The List.


Ever since Rafe’s death, things have been in upheaval for Silas Clay, and the better part of his time since burying his nephew has been spent with the broken pieces.  The shift in his relationship with Nina has caused him no small amount of confusion, and he struggles to reconcile his feelings about it. Offering a sounding board is his ever more supportive and surprisingly objective daughter, who has her own suspicions and thoughts about her father and Nina.  Candidly, she gives Silas her perspective on the situation, and perhaps in the process, allows him a new view on it as well. 

After her recent trip to the Crichton clinic, Sam possesses an even firmer conviction that Nina is lying – and lying about more than just her ability to walk.  Seeking out Silas, she tells him of her concerns, warning him to be careful and not drop his guard.  As discoveries continue to unfold, Sam learns something she didn't expect -- and confronts Patrick with the fact that he knew – and didn’t tell her.

Also Next Week:  After talking to her mother, Britt starts questioning the true identity of Nathan’s father.  Levi takes extreme measures, and a new person is revealed in his master plan. Emma hears some startling information she shares with Spencer – who then makes a startling confession.  Alexis and Julian continue longing for one another, Franco tries making headway with Josslyn, and Carly asks a huge favor of Kiki.

Cold Sweat:  Band of Skulls, Himalayan 
Diary:  Alicia Keys, The Diary of Alicia Keys 
Imogene:  Gretchen Peters, Halcyon 
Blackbird:  Marcy Playground,  Leaving Wonderland …In a Fit of Rage 

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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 ABC.com


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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 ABC.com


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  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. :)