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'General Hospital' recap: The black T-shirt returns!

Season 51 | Episodes 116–120 | Aired Sept 15–19, 2014

Guns fired! Explosion detonated! Undead revealed! Secrets exposed! Tampered medication! Passion interrupted! Birthday party! Hmmmm … one of these things may not be like the others?

But first things first: Thank you to everyone who took part in last week’s poll. To say there are some very passionate fans out there would be an understatement! After all of the votes were in, the choice couplings were: Carly and Jax (40 percent), Elizabeth and Nikolas (47 percent), Sam and Jason (41 percent), and Alexis and Julian (76 percent). Now all we have to do is wait and see, since none of those couples are currently together!

The first portion of the week is largely set at Crighton-Clark, as Obrecht is with Victor, demanding to know Nathan’s whereabouts. Nathan bursts into the office, insisting on knowing Maxie’s location. Victor reveals he’s Nathan’s father, at which Nathan barely blinks, still focused on finding Maxie. Nathan takes off to find his love.

Maxie is busy with the Peters (Jr. and Sr.). Peter Sr. is in bad shape, suffering the side effects from a shooting at the hands of Maxie’s parents some 30 years ago. He vows vengeance, planning to stab Maxie with a dagger created from Felicia’s Aztec jewels. Nathan bursts in and shoots Peter Sr. dead before he can hurt Maxie. Peter Jr. and Nathan scuffle over the gun, with Peter Jr. somehow again besting Nathan in a physical matchup. But before Peter Jr. can take revenge, Maxie plunges the dagger into his back and kills him. Maxie and Nathan share their first kiss over the corpses, and prior to making their escape, Nathan shows Maxie how to fire a gun. Isn’t new love romantic?

Stavros takes Lulu to a different room and injects her with a high dose of hormones and sedatives, planning on impregnating her with their embryo immediately. Lulu feigns the effects of the sedative and fights back, as Dante bursts in. After many scuffles, the Falconeri twosome are victorious over Stavros and his doctor.

In yet another room, undead Jason struggles with his restraints, eventually breaking free and overpowering the staff assigned to him. He’s shown from the neck down, as his patient file still contains photos of the previous actor (Steve Burton) who played the role. He’s even attired in his trademark black T-shirt, which was so kind of his captors. He skulks about the clinic with a keycard and finds Robin (whom he last believed to be dead) handcuffed in an empty clinic room. Jason, having extubated himself, can’t speak. Robin informs him (and viewers) that it will probably be a few days before he is able to.

Back in Victor’s office, Nathan’s paternity results come back and it turns out that Victor is NOT his father. When Anna arrives to arrest Victor, Obrecht distracts her and shoots Victor in the chest. Anna is dismayed by Obrecht’s actions, but there is still saving to be done, so she takes off to locate her missing detectives. As Obrecht hovers over a dying Victor, admitting she shot him to keep Nathan’s paternity a secret, Victor sets off a self-destruct button for the clinic to keep all of his medical undead discoveries a secret from the world. An annoying alarm goes off, sealing the doors and letting everyone know they are in peril.

Robin and Jason are trying to escape their room, when who should enter but an undead Helena Cassadine! Helena is clutching the Stavros/Lulu embryo for future use and taunts Robin about her successful protocol, which brought her back to life. Jason returns to hitman form and is able to overcome her goons, allowing him and Robin to escape into parts unknown.

Anna, Dante, Lulu, Nathan, and Maxie shoot their way out of the clinic and make their way to safety before the place goes boom. The actual fate of the Cassadines left inside remains unknown.

Back in Port Charles, Sam and Patrick bond over Chinese takeout food from Noodle Buddha, the restaurant where Sam and Jason were married. Sam and Patrick lock eyes and share their first kiss, and holy chemistry! They lay back on the couch and Patrick begins to unbutton her shirt, when Sam puts the brakes on their impromptu make-out session. Her breakup with Silas is just too new for her to consider moving on, but the groundwork is laid for the #SamTrick relationship to grow just in time for Jason to return to town, right?

Rosalie finds Nina in Franco’s art studio, where Nina is exercising dressed like a refugee from an Olivia Newton-John video. Nina wants an update on the Michael seduction and blasts Rosalie for not moving the plan along at a faster speed. Rosalie reveals that she overheard Kiki and Morgan discussing the Carly-Sonny sex and keeping it a secret from Michael. Nina is elated to have ammo on Kiki, but upset that the news will hurt her buddy Franco.

Rosalie sets off to continue to plant seeds of doubt about Kiki’s fidelity in Michael’s mind. Rosalie finds him at the Brownstone and tells him that Kiki is keeping a secret, pretending not to know the details. Kiki arrives and covers by saying she was planning an anniversary surprise for Michael, snidely telling Rosalie she has ruined it. Since Kiki is flat-out and repeatedly lying, she definitely comes across as the rude one in the situation.

Carly has decided that even though it may not actually be (since he and Jason aren’t twins), they are celebrating Franco’s birthday. She wakes him with birthday balloons and birthday sex, all the while reminiscing about her sexy time with Sonny. Carly plans a Metro Court birthday party, telling Franco to invite his friends, who consist of Kiki and Nina. Franco even feels guilty that Carly isn’t jealous of his friendship with Nina the way he was of hers with Sonny. He sees Nina at the art therapy studio and invites her to the party, and Nina hems and haws, but reveals the Carly-Sonny hookup information. Franco is in denial, so Nina challenges him to ask Kiki.

Finally, while Sonny is planning to re-abduct Ava, Sabrina is setting her own plan in motion. Sabrina visits Ava under the guise of an apology and delivering a prescription, but something more nefarious is definitely afoot. Via flashbacks told as Sabrina lights a candle for Gabriel, we find out she actually delivered a prescription for Misoprostol, which is known to induce premature labor. Ava is interrupted by a visit from Morgan before she can take the medicine, where he once again asks for a paternity test. Ava refuses, but seems hopeful that there could still be a future for them, despite her sleeping with his father. After he leaves, Sonny’s men begin planning to kidnap Ava, as she once again reaches unknowingly for the harmful medication.

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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