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'General Hospital' recap: Occupy Port Charles

Season 51 | Episodes 64-67 | Aired June 30-July 3, 2014

Deceptions! Truth! Heart attack! Protest! Handcuffs! Fireworks! Car crashes! It’s just another typical week in Port Charles, right?

One mystery finally comes to an almost unsurprising end, as it is confirmed that Rafe was indeed the driver who ran Patrick and Sabrina off the road. Patrick and Sam learn that it was Silas’ car that had body work done. Patrick immediately goes on the offense toward Silas, but Sam is able to get a few words in and Rafe’s culpability becomes apparent.

However, Rafe is only a few feet away from their discussion and makes a run for it. First, he stops at the apartment, where he discovers a ranting and standing Nina, making him the second resident this week (after physical therapist Travis) to learn her truth. Nina does a good job of playing on his drug-addled nerves, convincing him to take some money and go on the run, then staging it as though he attacked her.

Before Rafe can take leave, the rest of his secrets are being unraveled, as T.J. tells Molly about Rafe’s penchant for cocaine. She catches him in the parking garage and jumps in the passenger seat, trying to discourage him from taking off. Sam and a newly involved Dante arrive in the garage and also try to stop him from leaving, but Rafe takes off. Dante and Sam are in pursuit, with Dante calling for roadblocks to be set up. Rafe becomes more agitated, as he confesses to Molly that he was responsible for the car accident. But lo and behold, it was no accident! Rafe admits that someone put him up to it just as he and Molly crash into the roadblock.

So who put him up to it? Ava? Faux Luke? The easiest assumption is Faux Luke, as Rafe was probably buying drugs from one of his goons. It’s well established that Rafe needed money, so it’s not far-fetched to guess that Rafe was trying to work off some drug debt. Agreed?

Elsewhere, Sonny gets an additional house guest as Delia Reid Ryan Ryan Coleridge Crane Coleridge makes a return appearance to the show. Ava’s brilliant idea to use her mother to annoy Sonny backfires, as Sonny realizes that Delia grates on her daughter’s nerves far more than she could ever bother him. Ava reveals to Delia that Sonny is planning to kill her, and while she doesn’t reveal the “why” portion of the equation, she does manage to earn some empathy from Delia. Delia agrees to help Ava track down and retrieve the incriminating A.J. recording, which, unbeknownst to them, is in Sonny’s office safe.

Levi and Maxie make themselves a nuisance at the brownstone, interrupting Morgan and Kiki’s remodeling efforts. Levi huffs and puffs some socioeconomic nonsense that even Morgan is able to debunk, pointing out that Levi doesn’t even know any poor people in Port Charles. Michael arrives on the scene and tries to give Levi and Maxie a chance to leave, but Levi announces they are staging a sit-in. Michael calls the police and reports them for trespassing. When Nathan shows up, Levi tries to go for the “squatting” angle, but Nathan rightly points out that he knows this to be untrue, since they are roommates.

Levi is arrested, but Nathan’s attempt to handcuff Maxie only leads to cutesy shenanigans straight out of a romantic comedy. After a little scuffling, the twosome find themselves handcuffed together with the key missing. Nathan is too proud to call the precinct, so the two make their way across town, on foot, shackled side by side, stopping to watch fireworks along the way.

Tracy finally learns that if she has scheming phone conversations in the middle of the ELQ offices, someone will eventually overhear her plot to take back the company. Unfortunately for Alice, she doesn’t manage to rat Tracy out to Michael before being felled by a heart attack. Morgan shows up in time to perform life-saving CPR, but Alice’s fate and recollection of information remains unknown.

The fireworks in the park also set the stage for Nikolas and Britt to reminisce about their first meeting. Britt manages to put the kibosh on Nikolas’ plans with Elizabeth. Then she follows that up by enlisting Spencer in her schemes, using the notion of Cameron becoming his stepbrother. While nothing Britt is doing is on par with her embryo-stealing of last year, she clearly learned nothing about how her scheming always seems to backfire.

Little Emma recognizes that all is not right with her parents’ marriage, asking Patrick if he plans to divorce her absentee mother. Patrick admits that he has no idea when Robin is returning, but he is greatly hurt that she did not come home when Gabriel was so ill. Choking back tears, he tells Emma that he does think that he and Robin will get divorced. Isn’t it a little surprising that he hasn’t questioned why Robin hasn’t kept in any contact, outside of one phone call? Oh, Robin, wherefore art thou?

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