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'General Hospital' recap: Mugshots and hook-ups

Season 51 | Episodes 156–160 | Aired Nov 10-14, 2014

Franco tells us that karma is to sit back and watch the world crumble. And while some innocents may be caught in the crossfire, one cannot waiver if the aim is to balance the scales. And never did that ring truer than this week in Port Charles. In fact, the only innocents in all the messes may very well be Michael Corinthos and Baby Girl Jerome-Corinthos. Almost everyone else on General Hospital should be getting ready for their mugshots.

Michael tests his halo status as he holds Sonny at gunpoint, determined to make him pay for killing A.J. Feeling his penance is due, Sonny tells Michael to do what he has to do, and he loves him no matter what. Michael does not return the sentiment, but his revenge plans are interrupted by Dante and Morgan’s arrival. Michael rants that he wants to end Sonny’s miserable life, and while Dante points out that there would be witnesses, Morgan steps in front of his father, telling Michael he’ll have to shoot them both.

Michael goes on to say there is never justice regarding Sonny, reminding all that he once shot Dante just for being a police officer. Dante challenges Michael not to lose his family and corrupt all that he is building in A.J.’s name. Dante shows Michael the warrant, and after Michael puts down the gun, Sonny is formally arrested for murder and hauled off to jail.

Kiki learns from Ava that Michael is at the Brownstone and hightails it over there to see him. Once there, Michael goes on about how Carly and Sonny betrayed him, and Kiki picks the opportune moment to confess that she knows about Sonny’s guilt as well. Morgan chimes in and acknowledges that Ava told them a month ago. Michael is aghast and blown away by the continued claims of “trying to protect him.” He sums it up perfectly, wondering why everyone wants to protect his relationship with the man that shot his father. Michael adds them both to the list of people he is done with and heads off to the Floating Rib to drink his problems away.

At the Rib, he runs into Rosalie who is overcome with guilt over having told Madeline of Ava’s whereabouts. Michael and Rosalie pound back drinks and she even confesses to Nina’s plans for Rosalie to seduce Michael away from Kiki. Impressed by her honesty, Michael and Rosalie leave together and end up sleeping together. The next morning Rosalie apologizes because of Kiki, but Michael is more interested in another go-around in bed. Kiki, encouraged by Silas not to give up on Michael, shows up and Michael is awesomely dismissive of Kiki while standing up for Rosalie’s right to be there. Kiki insists that she lied for the right reasons, but Michael tells her it is over and to leave the key. He points out her habit of confiding in whichever brother she isn’t dating and that it’s Morgan’s turn to have her now.

Back at the warehouse, Carly, Jordan, Shawn, and Heather try to determine an escape route. Franco arrives and says he’s not going to shoot them, because what fun would that be? Instead, he pulls a trick from his old pre-tumor playbook and tells them that he will leave them there, with the door unlocked, but there may or may not be a bomb rigged to go off if they try to exit. After Franco departs, Heather makes a move to the door, so the other three restrain her and shrink-wrap her to a chair. Dante and Nathan make their way there for the rescue and Franco’s threat turns out to be a hoax.

At the Rendezvous Motel, Nina, Madeline, and baby are holed up with Nina’s delusions growing more intense by the minute. Nina is fully convinced that she has given birth to Silas’s baby and that he will join them to be a happy family. Nina implores her mother to call Silas with their whereabouts, so Madeline pulls a fake-out move, pretending to call, but really calling Obrecht. After a Silas hallucination, Nina realizes he’s not actually coming and attacks her mother, leaving Madeline unconscious in a pool of blood.

Franco visits Obrecht to say goodbye, as he is planning a hasty exit from the scene of his crimes. Obrecht tells him of Nina’s actions and whereabouts, so Franco takes Nina and the baby to his hideaway in Canada. Nina refuses to believe that the baby isn’t hers and still wants to call Silas, so Franco reminds her that they are both wanted on charges (her for battery of Nina, him for kidnapping the warehouse gang) and need to keep their location a secret. Nina reluctantly agrees…for now.

Obrecht also informs Nathan of Nina’s motel hideout, but when he gets there all he finds is an injured Madeline. When Madeline awakens, handcuffed to her bed, at the hospital, she tries to play the role of Nina’s victim, but Obrecht outs her sister as being complicit and greedy. To save herself, Madeline lets everyone know that Franco took off with Nina and the baby.

Scott cements the end of his relationship with Bobbie and arrests Carly for covering up Sonny’s crimes. In jail, Carly and Sonny talk from their respective cells about how wrong everything has gone. And while they both accept blame for their actions, Carly and Sonny still manage to paint everything as Franco’s fault. Never mind Franco only outed their wrongdoings to Michael, they both point to Franco’s not being dead as the ultimate cause of the current situation. Michael shows up at the jail, but it remains to be seen what he has left to say.

Meanwhile, in the rest of Port Charles…

-Jake/Jason finally runs into Sam and they seem drawn to each other, but not enough to stop him from going to live with Elizabeth and her boys. As he departs the hospital, he sees photos of Allan, Edward, and Lila and feels a connection to the name Quartermaine. Elizabeth chalks it up to their Port Charles notoriety, not at all thinking of how Jason’s body was never found. At Elizabeth’s house, Jake/Jason finds himself staring at a photo of old (Steve Burton) Jason and Elizabeth. How long until his memories start returning?

-At Windemere, Nikolas and Britt are headed for some alone time when a U.S. government agent shows up with questions about Victor Cassadine and WSB. But his questions aren’t for Nikolas. Instead, he informs Britt he is investigating Robert Scorpio and Anna Devane for their possible involvement in her father Cesar Faison’s disappearance and possible death. One question: Why is a U.S. agent investigating for the W.S.B., a.k.a. World Security Bureau? Isn’t that out of U.S. jurisdiction?

-Julian tries to win Alexis back from Ned with little success. While Alexis is grateful that Julian has agreed to store bone marrow for Danny, she’s not interested in a relationship unless he rectifies his current criminal connections. Until then, Alexis asks that Julian leave her alone. Does anyone feel bad for Ned who Alexis seems to be stringing along until Julian gets his act together?

-Back at the Quartermaine mansion, Larry Ashton is making himself at home, especially with their booze. Ned and Tracy convince Monica to let Larry stay in her house so they can try and find out more information about his connections to Jerry Jacks and Luke. After securing permission, Larry “drunkenly” stumbles off and soberly calls Jerry to let him know their plan is working.

-Lucy retains Alexis to be Duke’s lawyer. Alexis suggests Duke turn on Sonny in order to save himself. Despite not wanting to go to jail, Duke refuses, citing his word. Duke seems to have forgotten that his goal is to bring down Julian, not go to jail for helping Sonny.

-Ava remains hospitalized and inconsolable about her missing baby. Now that Michael, Kiki, and Morgan, in addition to Sonny, Carly, and Franco, know that she killed Connie, how long will it be before she adds jail time to her worry list.

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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