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'General Hospital' fan recap: Wedding bells and bullets

Season 53 | Episodes 108–112 | Aired Aug 31–Sep 4, 2015

Sonny’s wedding days never run smoothly on General Hospital. Lily was the victim of a car bomb right after the nuptials. Sonny left Brenda at the altar. Kate was shot at the altar. Kate’s second wedding ended with the reveal that she was Connie and already married to Johnny. So why should his fifth marriage to Carly be anything less than eventful?

As Carly flitters about, excited for her pending nuptials, Sonny is distracted by Morgan’s erratic behavior (more on that later) and then by T.J’s abduction. T.J. is grabbed by Charlie (the alleged/admitted Julian henchman/hijacker). Sonny is summoned to a warehouse, where Charlie alternately holds a gun on Sonny and T.J. Sonny rails at Charlie that he is acting as little more than Julian’s patsy, sure to take the fall for everything. At this point, it’s clear that someone else is pulling Charlie’s strings, but Sonny is deadest on the Jerome angle.

Sonny, having had enough of Charlie’s veiled threats, lunges at him and manages to get the gun away. As he trains the gun on Charlie, a gloved hand in the background aims a second gun. As slow motion takes over, a shot is fired, a nearby Jakeson pulls Sam to safety, and Sonny falls to the ground, having been shot.

And while Sonny may have ended the week on the worst note, things weren’t exactly smooth sailing for some other Port Charles residents. Madeline is swiftly arrested for Silas’ murder, thanks to Ric’s compliance with the PCPD (and a forged signature on a quitclaim). A flashback shows that Silas laughed at her attempts to obtain his signature, and his last words were “son of a bitch” as the knife plunged into his back. Madeline’s attempts to claim a frame job were comical to all around her, and she looks to be sporting Pentonville orange for the foreseeable future. Nina and Franco spend another night in jail, awaiting the official dropping of charges, declaring their love for each other. How easily Ric concedes to divorcing Nina remains to be seen.

Kiki wastes no time kicking Morgan to the curb for sleeping with her mother when he thought it was her aunt. Morgan is devastated and a bit manic as he pleads for Kiki to forgive him, but she’s done. Kiki makes her way to lockup to put Ava on blast for the affair. Ava defends herself by claiming that her connection with Morgan was too strong to resist. Growing the biggest backbone she has ever shown, Kiki points out that the “Morgan connection” was more important than Ava’s connection to her own daughter. Kiki tells her mother that she’d be delirious if Ava spent the rest of her life in prison.

Morgan takes to drink at the Haunted Star, calling Michael to his side to listen to his woes. Michael deposits his brother at Carly’s, but Morgan and his bottle make their way to Sonny’s house. Morgan drunkenly rants at his amazingly calm father, blaming his father if he turns out to be bipolar. Or what if, Morgan hypothesizes, he is just a loser? Morgan also manages to sulk about Michael being the golden child, of course. Sonny vows to stand by Morgan through everything. Perhaps a diagnosis will stop Morgan from being so whiny?

Michael spends a great deal of the week grappling with his own conscience. He wants to go to the wedding to be there for his mother and brother, but can’t forget that Sonny murdered A.J. He ultimately decides to attend, making it clear to one and all that he has not forgiven Sonny’s broken word and killing of his father. Of course, by the time he shows up at Sonny’s, the groom is nowhere to be found (see above.)

Anna Devane finally makes her way back to Port Charles, her shooting of Carlos Rivera still heavy on her conscience. Anna tells Sam about Nikolas helping to rig the mayoral election in Lomax’s favor, then asks Sloane (original actor Robb Derringer, reprising the role) to accept an immunity deal in exchange for helping to bring Nikolas down. Sam and Jakeson make their way to Wyndemere to confront Nikolas, challenging him to return ELQ to Michael or be prosecuted for election fraud. At the same time, Anna visits Jordan to procure the immunity deal for Sloane. If the goal is to get ELQ back, shouldn’t Anna have waited before involving law enforcement? Regardless, it’s all a moot point, as Sloane refuses to implicate Nikolas in election-rigging.

Finally, Dillon’s movie moves along as Lulu suggests Maxie for the leading-lady part. Maxie does an impromptu reading, surprising Dillon with her natural talents. And while Maxie is over the moon at the opportunity, it’s impossible not to see a bit of jealousy emanating from Lulu.

Finally, a quick reader poll:

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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