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'General Hospital' recap: The evil eye sees all

Season 51 | Episodes 126–130 | Aired Sept 29–Oct 3, 2014

Michael Corinthos III may soon find himself a very lonely man. The four people he holds closest—Carly, Sonny, Kiki, and Morgan—are all keeping the same secret from him. All of them know that Sonny shot A.J. And what is their collective reasoning? If Michael learns the truth, he will hate Sonny for the shooting and Carly for keeping the secret. Now, thanks to Ava, he can add Kiki and Morgan to the list of people keeping the same secret.

Michael finds himself at the end of a hitman’s gun this week, thanks to Fluke’s orders. Shawn and Rosalie are present, but Michael saves the day, killing Kobe in the process. With his prior manslaughter conviction, Sonny decides it best to dispose of the body and not tell the police. And just like with Claudia’s accidental death, Michael would be better served not listening to those around him. Forensic evidence would clearly back up Michael’s claims, but now he’s just another cog in covering up a crime. Sonny wants to send him out of town until the hit on him is neutralized. Michael, who has a security detail he calls the “national guard of the underworld,” reluctantly agrees, but Kobe’s death may not stay the secret he hopes, with Kiki, Michael, Rosalie, and … Franco having the information.

Franco gifts Carly with an ugly necklace as a symbol of their love—an evil eye talisman that will ward off evil spirits. But Franco’s eyes and ears are doing all of the work, as the necklace hides a hidden camera, so he can spy on his unfaithful fiancée. At General Hospital, Nina derides him for his tactics, which may be the definitive pot calling the kettle black. Initially, Franco sees Carly tell Sonny she’s marrying Franco and to leave her alone. And later, at Michael’s apartment, Franco sees Carly call Sonny a son of a bitch, so Nina tells him to let it go.

GH_EvilEyeBut Carly continues, ripping into Sonny for putting Michael in harm’s way, since neither knows that Fluke ordered the hit because of ELQ. Sonny reminds Carly that she chose him to parent Michael and knew full well what Sonny’s line of work entails. Sonny brushes off all of this as a smokescreen from Carly trying to find a reason to stay with Franco and not be with him. Sonny insists they can always count on each other and are better together than apart. Carly thinks it will be a disaster, but Sonny insists it will be a beautiful disaster. Carly drops her guard, then her clothes, and the two go at it on their son’s couch. Oh yeah—that’s beautiful! Unfortunately, Carly doesn’t remove her jewelry, so Franco and Nina get an eyeful of the scene in all its post-coital glory.

Many of the other residents of Port Charles are closing in on Fluke’s (formerly Faux-Luke, but ABC has officially named him “Fluke”) deceptions, but they are looking at him for the wrong crime. Viewers and Robin know that Victor Cassadine arranged Patrick and Sabrina as a warning to Robin, but everyone else is looking at Fluke. Sam, Patrick, and Tracy head off to Amsterdam to investigate, with even Tracy acknowledging that Fluke’s interactions with Julian are suspicious. Patrick tells Sabrina of their suspicions, but will she be able to derail her revenge plot against Ava and the baby? Lulu is perhaps the most skeptical, recalling times Luke went to bat for her. Alexis wants her own confirmation, so she heads to Julian’s penthouse. Via a lie of omission since Julian knows Fluke isn’t Luke, Julian is able to swear that he is not working for Luke Spencer. Despite that, Julian makes no pledge to leave the mob, Alexis finds herself unable to resist him, and the two hit the sheets. Sonny shows up later to accuse Julian of ordering the hit on Michael, but upon seeing Alexis there, he fires her as his lawyer.

Back from the hostage crisis, Maxie and Nathan can finally take time to talk when not handcuffed to a wall or each other. First, however, Maxie opts to apologize to Morgan for the sit-in with Levi at the Brownstone, then insists he give her relationship advice. Do Morgan and Maxie have some deep backstory that we are unaware of? Why would Maxie talk to him? Later she cancels her date with Nathan, insisting that she doesn’t really know him. Nathan takes her protests with a grain of salt, telling Maxie that he will wait for her at the Metro Court if she decides to show up. After discussing her history of poor judgment with Lulu, Maxie does indeed show up (late) for to dinner with Nathan.

John Doe (Jason) is still recovering from his lengthy surgery, unconscious and swaddled in bandages. Elizabeth stays by his side, making good on her promise to be there when he wakes up. Although not on the GH staff, Patrick reviews his scans, noting the presence of scar tissue from previous brain surgeries. Jason gets a surprise visitor when Danny runs into his room, grabs his hand, and refuses to let go. Sam tries to get him to leave, but Danny’s verbal skills kick in and he refuses. Elizabeth lures him away with a lollipop, but both women note Danny’s unusual attachment to John Doe.

Elizabeth and Monica meet at the patient’s bedside and end up having a heart-to-heart about A.J. and Jason. Elizabeth admits she is still guilty of briefly keeping Sam from learning her son was alive, and that she and A.J. were probably together out of loneliness instead of true love. With her torch for Nikolas extinguished and Rick (presumed) dead, Elizabeth bemoans that she and Jason were never able to be together. If only Jason were alive and lying next to her unconscious—oh wait. By week’s end, Jason has opened his eyes, but will he be Jason Morgan or Jason Quartermaine, or have no idea who he really is? If only his fingerprints were on file with the Port Charles Police Department—oh wait.

On their plane to Amsterdam, Patrick and Sam continue to bond, mocking their initial dislike for each other. Sam thought Patrick to be a “womanizing sexist pig with a god complex,” while Patrick was befuddled by the women of Port Charles praising mobsters (sing it). Patrick promises to respect Sam’s space while she gets over Silas. But their coziness on the plane may tell a different story.

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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