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'General Hospital' recap: Defining unforgivable

Season 51 | Episodes 77-81 | Aired July 21-25, 2014

All this week, relationships ended in Port Charles, but not all was as it seems. Sam ends things with Silas for real. Julian ends things with Alexis for show. Olivia tries to end her rental agreement with Sonny. And Ava ends her situation with Sonny by way of a helicopter.

It says a lot about Sonny’s current situation that the only person on his side these days is Carly. Being that Carly has never been known for her rationale, Sonny may want to rethink his course of action. His current logic is that he can repair his estranged relationship with Morgan by explaining that he is keeping Ava at his home to kill her after the baby is born. That certainly should warrant him a Father’s Day card next year, right?

Ava, sick of being told her pregnant state is the only thing keeping her alive, decides to make a run for it. She calls on Julian (who hasn’t seen her since she tried to murder him) for help, but he’s only interested if she tells him what she’s holding over Sonny. Ava, with limited free time in an obstetrics exam room, quickly tells Julian that Sonny killed A.J., leaving out her own culpability of having killed Connie. Julian arranges for a helicopter on the roof of GH, and the exam room must have a secret exit because they make it to the roof without being seen. They are greeted by Mickey Diamond, who is still out for Ava’s blood for giving Sonny information on Julian. Rather than leave town, the threesome escapes via chopper back to Ava’s penthouse. Mickey’s all set to shoot Ava, but Julian turns the tables and reads him the riot act for bringing heroin into Port Charles. It turns out Mickey has been moving cocaine laced with heroin (speedballs) through the town, with his customers none the wiser. Can someone please explain why Julian is more upset over heroin than cocaine? Isn’t one illegal drug just as bad as the rest?

Jordan is working her super-secret spy mission across town, continuing to meet with Anna in the park. Considering Julian and Mickey both claim to have eyes everywhere, how is it that nobody has clued in to the frequency of the ladies accidentally bumping into one another? Jordan tells Anna that she is willing to sexually offer herself to get information from Mickey. Anna, none too keen on the idea, tries to squash the plan, but Jordan reminds her that being undercover means doing things for the mission. Jordan, despite a run-in with Olivia, manages to sneak into Mickey’s hotel room to search for incriminating information. She is busted by Shawn, doing his own recon work, but both are sidelined when Shawn decides that a mobster’s hotel room is the perfect place to lay some kisses on Jordan. Naturally, Mickey is right outside the door.

During Obrecht’s press conference regarding Rafe’s death, Patrick is called a by a reporter (who was tipped off by Nina) over his homicidal thoughts during the surgery. Obrecht does damage control and fires Patrick, but Sam is more concerned with how the reporter found out the information. Knowing Patrick only told her and she only told Silas, she immediately blasts Silas, calling his actions unforgivable. Despite his denials, Sam decides that his presumed betrayal, and the lack of time they’ve spent canoodling as of late, is enough to call it a day on #Silam. She even tells him that he belongs with his wife now, somehow forgetting that his marriage was on the rocks 20 years ago and didn’t magically repair itself just because Nina came back from the dead/coma. She likens it to how she would feel if Jason came back, and viewers run to duck the anvils. About 30 seconds later, she begins to wonder who could have overheard them on the roof and if Nina could somehow be involved. She visits Sonny (who has all the hospital security footage to investigate Ava’s escape) and asks if she can see surveillance from her and Silas’ rooftop conversation.

Back at Silas’ apartment, after some additional bonding with Franco, Nina is celebrating her role in breaking up the twosome, calling it the “bomb diggity.” She sends Rosalie to the pharmacy to grab some sedatives and moves on to making her husband a drug cocktail. Ah, the old soap standard of drugging a man into bed is alive and well. And just as distasteful as ever.

Spencer, having run away from camp, takes up residence in the Metro Court under the pseudonym “Ron Moss.” If you missed last week’s Celebrity Wife Swap with Ron Moss and Tyler Christopher (Nikolas), be sure to check it out. While Spencer is on a jumping-on-the-bed and sugar high, Nikolas is frantic about the safety of his son. Britt and Spencer are one step ahead, with Britt texting the young charge so he can disappear before his dad finds him at the hotel. Spencer leaves the room with a woe-is-me note for his father, and even Britt isn’t sure where he’s headed next. It seems as though Britt and Spencer have taken their ploy to reunite her with his dad a step too far.

Lucy, having learned of Rafe’s death, cries on Felicia’s shoulder and somehow manages to turn it into a conversation about her love life. With Kevin having closed the door on their marriage, Lucy decides it’s Scott she really misses in her life. She hightails it over to his hotel room but is stunned to find a robe-clad Bobbie Spencer answering the door. Bobbie gloats over having landed Scott, but it’s a bit sad, as Bobbie must know she’s a consolation prize in all of this. The two end up catfighting, per usual, and are interrupted by Scott, whom they pressure to choose. He takes off for work, leaving this seldom-seen love triangle unresolved.

With Molly leaving the hospital, Alexis really wants her daughter to come back to her own home. After some steamy time together, Julian suggests they twosome return to sneaking around and tell Molly they have ended their relationship. Alexis, not seeing the inherent problem, lies to Molly, telling her she comes first. Promising that it is over with Julian, Alexis asks Molly to come back home. Molly agrees, but we all know that secrecy isn’t Alexis’ strong point.

Finally, we’re still dealing with the Levi mess, as he tells Maxie he’ll be imprisoned for freeing animals from a lab if he returns to Australia. She momentarily wonders why he is keeping secrets from her, but her impetuous nature takes over and she decides a green-card marriage is the best option to keep them together. Nathan, Mac and Felicia are stunned by the news, with Mac refusing to give his blessing. Nathan points out the legal ramifications (jail, fines) for the fraud, but Maxie declares she loves Levi and nothing is stopping this marriage. Meanwhile, viewers wonder how much longer we have to put up with the universally loathed Levi character!

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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