Monday, July 14, 2014

GH Preview for Week of July 14 - What We Know of Sins



 What We Know of Sins




It’s De-Lovely

With a bone in her teeth and a song in her heart, Maxie is locked and loaded and ready to track down the culprit who gave Levi up to the INS drones. Her suspicion lands squarely at first on Nathan, who of course has made no secret of his disdain for the saucy Aussie and devout desire to have him gone. Nathan is confronted with some rather damning evidence, but of course denies vehemently any involvement in calling the feds. So, Maxie wonders, if it wasn’t Nathan, was it Mac? Or even Dante?  Piqued and exasperated at the turn of events, she tosses Nathan out on his well-maintained keister, and then is horrified to find out from Levi that he may have to leave the country. This, in turn, precipitates Maxie thinking of possible solutions and later, a mind-blowing announcement. Or, you know – mind blowing for anyone who’s never, ever met Maxie.


The Reflex 
 
Having observed Kiki reaching out to Morgan for comfort, Tracy wastes no time in Carpe Diem’ing  and needling Michael about the former couple’s closeness in this time of crisis, hoping to throw her nemesis off-balance and distract him from other issues at hand. Michael, with rather admirable forthrightness, directly approaches Morgan to talk about Kiki and ask what’s going on.  In the meantime, Tracy uses the opportunity to beeline for Alice again, promising the increasingly stressed-out housekeeper she will do everything in her power to help Alice find a new heart – at a price, of course, and in addition to unswerving loyalty and silence.  At this point, Tracy might want to stand back from the bed, lest Alice make her an involuntary donor.

Faith

Fresh from the mayhem that is, was, and forever will be Delia Ryan, Sonny is about to tear his own eyes out from exasperation at everyone making waves and unsettling his carefully laid strategies for subterfuge and denial.  He still has Ava in the house and under foot, scheming and manipulating even in her sleep. His younger son still despises him; he’s terrified his older son will feel the same way if Michael ever finds out who really killed AJ. On top of that, the latest 
wrinkle in the thread count is his ex-wife’s boyfriend. When 
Sonny finds out that Franco almost told Michael everything he knows, the white-hot rage threatens to rival Etna. Sonny and Franco have it out, with Sonny threatening a bemused and frustrated Franco against saying anything about AJ’s death.  But this is Franco, and very little deters him for very long at all.

See Off This Mountain
Spooked and freaked out at Rafe’s pointed accusations and confident prediction of failure and retribution, Nina finds herself scrambling for psychological purchase – or as close to it as she ever gets – and finds assistance from a new friend.  As Silas and Sam lean on each other and, along with others who loved Rafe prepare to let the boy go, Nina finds herself feeling something strange…something unsettling and foreign.



A cusp is before her; she can choose to go one way or the other. She can put away her bitterness and her vitriol, her thirst for revenge and desire to cause pain, and simply go forward to make a new life…or she can continue on the path she’s currently traveling. This is the moment. She considers coming clean to Silas, to Sam, to everyone – considers making a clean break with the past and all its weight. And then another choice, another opportunity arises for her…something incriminating she can use in her quest to tear Silas and Sam apart. She has moments to make the decision, and once made, it can’t be unmade.



Also Next Week: The hope that Rafe’s heart might save Alice hits a snag, as Obrecht apprises the Quartermaines of a new problem; Obrecht pressures Anna to deal with the drug problem in Port Charles.  Dante and Lulu are curious about the contents of Sonny’s mysterious flash drive. Nikolas is on to Spencer’s schemes, but the little prince is indefatigable in his determination. Lucas confides in Julian about his love life, and Jordan is offered a dangerous proposition.



Songs:
It’s De-Lovely: Cole Porter, The Essential Collection 
The Reflex: Duran Duran, Seven and The Ragged Tiger 
Faith: George Michael, Twenty-Five 
See Off This Mountain: Edwin McCain, Messenger 


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



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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. :)

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Listen to Angela: GH Preview for Week of July 8 - The Universe Next Door



 The Universe Next Door


Be Somebody

As Alice – the true touchstone and rock of the Quartermaine family—lies prone on a hospital gurney before them, they listen with mounting trepidation as Monica explains:  Alice is getting worse, and the situation will require extraordinary measures for her to survive. Reeling, they grope for answers as Alice, focused and stalwart as ever, is hellbent on corralling Michael and warning him of Tracy’s machinations, come hell or high water. Alice may be on a gurney, but this is a minor obstacle is but a fly on rhinoceros skin to The Dominator – and means big trouble for Edward’s little girl.  However – said little girl also watched her own father crawl across the floor in agony while she brandished his heart medication. Granted, she thought he was faking (he wasn’t), but it doesn’t diminish the unholy lengths to which Tracy will go in single-minded combat.  This sets the stage for a major confrontation in the IV jungle.

Two Princes

Levi is determined that the information about his residency visa not be divulged to the general public and pesky INS officials. Thus, despite having viewed first hand Nathan’s version of ‘one armed paper hanger’, he rather recklessly warns the well-maintained – and sole breadwinning member of the group – not to go blabbing to anyone.  Which Nathan takes with the requisite amount of serious weight and respect. Meanwhile, Maxie finds herself in conflict once again as she runs interference, finding her increasingly strong feelings for Nathan—as well as his obvious disdain for men’s fashion – to be very confusing and upsetting...and rather titillating.
 
Athos, Porthos, and Aramis are keeping busy waiting for D’Artagnan to show up;  Brad, on the loose while Britt plots her triumphal march back to Wyndemere, stumbles onto a close moment between his ex-boyfriend.  Er, both of them. This results in an epic, apocalyptic argument between Felix and Brad, one of such pith and moment that it morphs into…less pith and more moment. Ahem.



Mother Nature’s Son

After an attempt to confess everything to Patrick, Rafe’s seizure has rendered him unconscious and in need of life-saving surgery. While Molly tried to remember details through the haze of a concussion, Rafe is rushed to the OR to be operated on – by none other than the enraged neurosurgeon whose emotional state makes Silas openly question his suitability to perform the procedure, which leads to blunt animosity between the two physicians. But it has to be Patrick; no other surgeon is available or could get to GH in time to save Rafe’s life.

Grudgingly, Patrick heads to the OR, as Silas and Sam wait anxiously. Given the fact Patrick’s last patient died, they might have reason to worry. Silas blames himself for Rafe’s downward spiral to Sam – who later asks Patrick about certain events that transpired.
 
Nina, frustrated at the annoying propensity of the universe to hinder her carefully-formed strategies, has a wee hissy before redirecting her efforts once again to a new scheme. However, just as she’s begun playing the fiddle again, she’s stopped in her tracks by a shocking surprise.

Also This Week:

Delia and Ava’s attempt at cat burglary fails miserably and lands them both in hot water, and Anna and Jordan discuss their next move. Rafe’s tragedy weighs heavily on a conflicted Julian.

Songs:

Be Somebody:  Paula Cole, Amen
Two Princes: Spin Doctors, Pocket Full of Kryptonite
Mother Nature’s Son: The Beatles, The White Album 

 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. :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Listen to Angela: GH Preview for Week of June 16 - Cupid and Psyche



 Cupid and Psyche 

 
Phenomenal Woman

Understandably apprehensive about Silas’ news about Nina’s living arrangements, and with a PI’s mind towards assessing the situation, Sam takes the initiative and goes to introduce herself. She and Nina figuratively pace around the tulips with tentative care, furtively searching for emotional landmines to avoid – or perhaps to mark for later use. When Silas comes home, he has sort of a Michael Douglas moment; utterly blindsided to find his girlfriend and his wife chatting in the living room. The charged topic of conversation leads him to consider whether Sam is really past the ghosts of her previous marriage, and is faced with some decisions after a few very pointed questions from Nina.

Use Somebody

Emotionally drained, both Patrick and Sabrina say goodbye to Gabriel and contemplate how to move on from here. Sabrina accepts Juan’s offer to convalesce and recuperate in Puerto Rico after Patrick’s sincere encouragement. Both need time to adjust and absorb what has happened before they can go forward, and Patrick knows the best thing for Sabrina is to be with her family, while he figures out a way to accept his loss – and contemplate why Robin wasn’t there to support him in his grief.

Absorbed in her own thoughts as she departs from the funeral service, Maxie is aghast to stumble upon Nathan and Levi in the park, engaged in a decidedly physical and anything but impassive scuffle.  Levi loses his Zen completely after a few well-aimed barbs from his elliptically-inclined nemesis, and hilarity ensues as the diminutive object of their affections breaks it up and scolds them into submission. Later, Maxie is floored when she discovers who is summoned to her custody hearing, and the judge hands down a decision with regard to her visitation rights with little Georgie.

Across town, Franco is happily dragging his goods and chattels out from storage, gleefully rediscovering his boxed and taped past like a kid at Christmas. After recovering from the sheer and staggering volume of Franco’s storage bin, Carly is happy and excited about their future – but Josslyn, to their consternation and confusion – makes her displeasure known. Forcefully. 

Grenade

It seems this week is the week where people move in with other people and their people aren’t happy about said people moving in. Sam’s not thrilled about Nina. Josslyn, Michael, and Morgan aren’t over the moon about Franco – and then Michael, Morgan, Kiki and Carly find out about Ava setting up a wet bar at Sonny’s, and all hell really breaks loose. Kiki is stunned – first attempting to pry the truth out of her mother and then reading Ava the riot act when all that comes are evasions. Morgan is hurt, Carly is livid, and Michael is just simply baffled.  But he has no problems offering Morgan an ear, a shoulder, and unwavering support as his adrift brother flails for emotional purchase. Eager to offer something new for Morgan to focus on, Michael unveils ELQ’s newest and very ambitious project – and is surprised by an unexpected visitor. 

Master of Puppets

After butting heads with Anna, Sonny keeps his gloves on and goes back in for Round Two with Julian Jerome in the Park – a piece of City real estate getting more action nowadays than Pier 52.  The two mob bosses feed squirrels and chat amiably about the state of business, all the while lacing their comments with an undercurrent of menace and tension. Julian is still being pressured by his overlord to keep up on product marketing, and in turn puts pressure on Jordan, who is feeling pressured by her overlord, Anna Devane.  Overwhelmed and sick at having to continue lying to TJ, Jordan appeals to Julian’s better nature, imploring him to name his boss.

Also Next Week:  Ava is shocked by news she never expected to hear, and Tracy develops a new scheme. After talking to Olivia, Lulu makes a decision and shares it with Dante. TJ and Molly commiserate over their mothers.

Songs:

Phenomenal Woman:  Olivia Newton-John, Stronger Than Before
Use Somebody:  Kings of Leon, Only By the Night
Grenade:  Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Master of Puppets: Metallica, Master of Puppets 


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. :)