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'General Hospital' fan recap: Where is Avery?

Season 53 | Episodes 9–13 | Aired Apr 13–17, 2015

It’s gotten to the point that there are so many lies on General Hospital that it’s hard to keep the truth straight. Certainly that must be the situation for Morgan Corinthos. With Baby Avery missing, Morgan declares that Michael is the logical suspect, because after knocking over Avery’s stroller and being drunk at lunch, Michael is surely capable of anything. However, Morgan fully knows that he and Kiki drugged Michael into those behaviors.

Kiki, showing some semblance of humanity, is starting to feel actual remorse. Confiding in Julian, Kiki acknowledges that Avery was safe with Michael and her kidnapping is a direct result of her and Morgan’s actions. Of course, this doesn’t make Avery any safer at the moment. Julian points out that tampering with Michael’s allergy medications may constitute assault. And now that Sabrina and Felix have thought to get the medications tested, it may be only a matter of time before the truth comes out.

The question remains, though: Where is Avery? Nina is the suspect on many minds, including Franco’s.

Nina is indignant at all the accusations, and easily distracted by Obrecht’s ominous comments about some deep and unknown secret from Nina’s past. Unless Nina is in cahoots with the unseen Rosalie, it seems unlikely that she would have the wherewithal to keep Avery hidden. But there’s a different scenario that may be more likely …

Silas returns to Ava’s bedside after his brief sojourn to GH to visit Avery (pre-abduction) and procure the life-ending meds that apparently aren’t available in Manhattan. Prior to Ava’s pregnancy, the two barely shared a scene, but now viewers are getting a glimpse of the connection that led to Kiki’s conception all those years ago. Silas doesn’t tell Ava about the kidnapping, but they do share a few moments reminiscing about their relationship and missed opportunity. At Ava’s request, Silas administers the drugs, and with mutual tears in their eyes, Ava drifts away. Or does she?

What if—admittedly, this is total speculation—Silas merely sedated Ava? What if he took Avery so he could test her bone marrow against Ava’s? What if Ava awakens to find that Silas has given her a life-saving transplant? Is that more or less likely than Michael or Nina stashing Avery somewhere?

The truth of the Luke saga continues to unfold as Sonny pays his old friend a visit in his hospital room. Never mind that his daughter is missing; this was clearly the time for Sonny to be having this conversation. With Sonny’s history of bipolarity, he is quick to accept and understand what Luke has been going through. And while Luke still has intermittent flashes of his dark alter ego, at least he no longer needs to worry about Sonny taking revenge on him.

Michael’s bad days are seemingly compounded, as Ned suggests that he step down from his CEO position at ELQ. But Ned’s idea to take charge of the corporation may not come across as any wiser, as he hands Franco his 11.5 percent stake in the company to keep Baby Falconeri’s paternity a secret. Between Franco’s new shares and the shares that Nikolas is hiding, Quartermaine control of ELQ is certainly no longer a given.

And Nikolas’ actions still remain confusing. With Helena out of the picture, what is his motivation for acquiring ELQ? Is he only keeping Jakeson’s true identity a secret to keep Jason Morgan’s shares out of play? Hayden calls on Nikolas for a quick romp, and while the two have chemistry, what future does a relationship built on blackmail really have? Nikolas could be answering any of those questions, but his immediate concern is the discovery that Jason’s wedding ring has gone missing.

Simultaneously, Jakeson is dropping by Sam and Patrick’s to return her repaired car and help unpack boxes. Jakeson sees a photo of Robin and Emma and flashes back to hallucinating Robin in Sam’s apartment. Unsure of the memory’s context, Jakeson simply wonders if he might know the absent Robin. Patrick and Sam dismiss his curiosity. Then, conveniently dropped car keys lead to the discovery of the under-the-couch wedding band.

Relationships built on lies also move forward this week. Ned and Olivia cop to their mutual feelings and share a chaste kiss. Ric steps up his courtship of Elizabeth, only to be temporarily halted by a returning Pete. Pete demands more money, and stops by Hayden for a quicker payout. Unfortunately, Hayden is being investigated by Spinelli, who snaps a photo of the two frauds in the hotel hallway. And Carly stumbles on a clue when, while pondering who could have hired Hayden, she spies Ric and Elizabeth on a date.

Nathan learns his plea for reconciliation is too late, as Spinelli announces his own reunion with Maxie. Nathan is saddened, but perhaps no more so than a returning Ellie. While Ellie tries to pretend that she’s only there to see Georgie, it’s clear that her heart is breaking upon seeing the newly formed family unit.

Finally, Dante and Valerie bond over growing up without a father and their crazy family members. But Lulu is less than understanding when she finds her cousin, fresh from attempting to stab Luke, babysitting Rocco. Is Dante and Valerie’s growing connection something Lulu should be concerned about?

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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