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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?

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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