General Hospital Recaps
GH Week of January 31, 2011
Lucky accused Siobhan of working for the Balkan. She accused him of stalking her, but he recounted how he set her up with the false church info. Furious with each other, they bickered until she stormed out in tears. Meanwhile, Theo introduced Lulu to his security man, Shawn, noting "we all live under the threat of the Balkan." Shawn described the Balkan as "untouchable," and warned that as Dante’s girlfriend, she’s a target. After Lulu left, Shawn asked about Theo’s "chaotic" plan for Brenda. Theo/Balkan explained Brenda has information that he needs, so he won’t simply kill her. He vowed to remove her from her world and insert her into his. Later, Lucky arrived to ask Theo for help with Siobhan. Lucky thinks everyone is underestimating the Balkan. Theo promised to help — "within legal parameters." Lucky went to Siobhan’s place and asked her to confide in him. She tried to be defiant, but finally admitted that the Balkan is holding her sister Megan.
Jason accused Dante of being too close to the Brenda situation to think clearly. Meanwhile, Carly pretended she knew Jax went to England on Brenda’s behalf, but Brenda still needled Carly about her husband going out of his way to help her, suggesting there’s trouble in her marriage — but it’s not her fault. Robin arrived, and told Carly to stop trying to ruin the wedding. Carly left, but Robin remained suspicious. Carly asked Spinelli to check out Brenda’s story that Jax went to Interpol headquarters. Spin confirmed it. Carly admitted that Brenda makes her insecure, and she hates that. And Jax knows it — yet still made Brenda the priority. Alexis told Jax that he deserves to have his head ripped off for traipsing around the world to protect Brenda and lying about it. She accused him of trying to distract Brenda from Sonny. When Jax returned home, Carly confronted him about Brenda. He said helping Brenda doesn’t cancel out his love for Carly. She warned him not to talk to her about Brenda. She suggested that she’s the consolation prize if he can’t have Brenda. Well, "Brenda can have you," she declared. Later, a somber Dante visited Brenda, and asked, "What happened to the baby?"
As Michael saw Brandon attempting to rape Abby, he flashed back to Carter cornering him in his Pentonville cell. Michael threw Brandon off Abby and started punching him, shouting, "You will never touch me again!" Jason heard Abby’s screams and arrived in time to stop Michael from choking Brandon to death. Michael checked on Abby, who was concerned about Michael getting in trouble. Dante arrived and Jason wanted to cover it all up, but Dante insisted there’s no reason to hide that Michael saved Abby. "Let him take the credit," Dante urged. Dante arrested Brandon, and Abby agreed to go to the hospital to be officially examined.At G.H., Michael flashed back to Carter again. Steve said that Abby will be fine. Michael visited her, and she thanked him. Abby told Dante (and Jason and Michael) how Brandon stalked her and finally attacked. Michael stormed out of her room. Abby promised to testify to help make Michael’s case. Abby fretted about getting Michael into trouble again. Dante assured her that she has been good for his brother. At the penthouse, Michael worried that Brandon raped Abby, and she just can’t admit it. "If you don’t say it — the word — you think you can convince yourself that it never happened," Michael said. He recounted to Jason how Carter confronted him. "I knew I was trapped," he gasped, adding, "I fought as hard as I could." Through tears, Michael sobbed out the words, "He raped me."
Siobhan explained how the Balkan is threatening Megan (her sister), and dissolved into tears. She feared Megan will be killed now, but Lucky vowed to rescue her. Siobhan revealed the Balkan's plan to kidnap Brenda on her wedding day. Lucky was shocked to learn Siobhan regularly meets the Balkan in person in Port Charles. Theo suddenly knocked and entered while Lucky was still there. Theo said he heard Siobhan is in trouble, and he has a plan. However, Siobhan brushed him off. Later, she called the Balkan and offered him photos of the church. They set a meet for tomorrow at 3 p.m. The Balkan told Shawn to meet her tomorrow.
Brenda explained to Dante that after she left him and went to Rome with full custody of the unborn child she was carrying (thanks to Dante signing papers), she met Suzanne, who was working for ASEC, and told her the truth. Brenda was eager to help with relief efforts, so she joined a convoy. Then one day she got a fever. It got worse, and she fainted. When she woke up, "I just knew that my baby was gone." She thought she was over it, but Sam talking about losing her baby dredged up memories. Brenda never got to hold her son. She started crying and Dante comforted her — just as Lulu burst in. Lulu bolted, and Dante gave chase. Back at home, Lulu ranted to Maxie about Dante and Brenda embracing and looking "miserable." When Dante arrived, Maxie fled. Dante explained he was merely comforting Brenda. "I don't love Brenda," he insisted. "I love you." He told her about Abby's attack, and apologized for hurting Lulu again. Lulu gave him "a free pass" for tonight — but they're still broken up.
Jax informed Carly that he hasn't jeopardized their marriage. "We don't have a marriage," Carly snarled. He pointed out that she expects him to forgive her for sleeping with Sonny. Carly called Jax infatuated with the idea of Brenda, and totally ignored Carly's problems with Michael. Jax asked why she gets to love Jason and Sonny, but he can't be just friends with Brenda. He noted he can't force her to stay if she doesn't want to, but pointed out that she's the one walking out. "You think this is easy for me?" Carly declared, and walked out. Later, Morgan asked if Jax or his mother cheated. "Your mom and I just don't see eye-to-eye," Jax summed up, noting that going to London was part of it. Jax promised he's not leaving Morgan and Josslyn, adding, "We're family." Later, Brenda visited Jax, who told her that Carly kicked him out. Brenda apologized and added that she's not sorry he's free of "that woman." Jax predicted Sonny will only make Brenda miserable. "Sonny and I aren't you and Carly," she snapped. Jax accused her of blithely ignoring the devastation that follows her around.
Jason admitted he had his suspicions, and praised Michael's courage for admitting he was raped. "It wasn't your fault," he said. Michael lamented that he couldn't stop Carter. Jason embraced him, saying, "You're a survivor," and admitting he couldn't have stopped Carter at Michael's age. In fact, Jason would have run away. With Carter dead, Michael can move on. Michael was frustrated that he froze when he saw Brandon assaulting Abby, because he was reliving his own attack. Jason apologized because Franco sent Carter in order to punish Jason. Michael called Carter a sick animal. "I didn't ask to get raped; I didn't deserve it," Michael noted, wishing he had killed Carter himself. Michael wants to prove to himself he's not a victim. Jason recalled that when Michael was a baby, he promised to keep the kid safe. He lamented how he can't take the pain on himself. Michael noted Jason can't live his life for him. "I'll find a way to survive," Michael promised. When Carly knocked, Michael begged Jason not to tell her. Jason let her in, but quickly asked her to leave. Carly was incredulous, but then Michael stepped forward. Jason told Carly about Abby's attack. Michael sad Abby might be covering for being raped: "That's what I did," he confessed. "When I was in prison, I was raped." Carly embraced him, saying, "You're gonna be okay." Carly vowed to get Michael help. He balked, but Jason backed Carly, so Michael agreed.
Lucky told Jason and Dante that the Balkan wants to grab Brenda at the wedding. He got the intel from Siobhan, who works for the Balkan. Dante questioned whether Lucky can be objective about Siobhan, and left. Meanwhile, Shawn arranged to bump into her, claiming to be working on the lawsuit for Theo. He wanted any info she had on her captivity by the Balkan. Molly interrupted, and Siobhan fled. Molly said therapy is helping her PTSD already. Lucky told Jason Siobhan is working for the Balkan against her will, and vowed to catch the Balkan with her help. Outside, Lucky told Siobhan to meet Balkan in the confessional as planned; Lucky will be in the church, watching. Later, Lucky donned a hoodie and took a seat in a pew as the meet went down. The Balkan revealed to Siobhan that he knew she was followed. Outside, Shawn knocked out Lucky.
Suzanne returned to Brenda after a trip to Africa that included the town in Somalia near where Brenda lost her baby. She patted herself on the back for helping cover up the miscarriage — and suggested she not marry Sonny in order to maintain the secret. But Brenda was determined to go through with it. Later, Carly burst into the penthouse, so Brenda confronted her about breaking it off with Jax; she asked Carly not to go to Sonny and act all needy. Carly ordered her to stay away from her kids. Brenda pointed out Sonny's kids will soon be her stepkids. "Isn't it funny how the truth has a nasty way of coming back to bite you?" Carly warned, and left. When Jason returned, he told her Siobhan is the Balkan's pawn — and he's going to kidnap her on her wedding day. Jason wasn't worried about the "threat" posed by Carly, but Brenda was.
At Metro Court, Nikolas' business partner, Roberto, took a shine to Brook Lynn — and the feeling was mutual. They bonded over music, and he suggested he would take her to Moon Park — a festival in Argentina — if she wasn't already with Nik. She pointed out she and Nikolas are strictly business, so Roberto invited her to dinner. Nik jumped in, claiming he already has arranged to take Brook to NYC for dinner. After Roberto left, she pointed out she can date whoever she wants. He suggested they really go to dinner tonight.
At G.H., Terrell planned to invite Robin to dinner for Valentine's Day. Patrick and Robin realized that both had plans for Emma on V-Day, but they worked it out. (The solution involves a cupcake shop.) Steve pulled Patrick away, and Terrell swooped in, asking Robin about Valentine's Day. She shot him down.
Michael visited Abby at the hospital, asking again if she was raped. As Carly eavesdropped, he confessed to her that he was raped in prison. A tearful Abby insisted she wasn't raped, and thanked Michael for keeping Brandon from killing her. Carly apologized to Abby for judging her relationship with Michael. Later, Dante arrived and asked Michael for a statement on Brandon. Michael told his brother, "I was raped in Pentonville." Dante was horrified. "I don't blame you," Michael assured. "You're a better man than I've ever been," Dante noted, and moped away. Michael demonstrated how he has remembered every word Abby ever told him. She marveled at him for keeping his pain bottled up. He noted he already told four people, but can't tell his father. Or a therapist. But after pounding on Brandon, he feels like part of him has been released. Dante went home and flashed back to busting Michael in open court for killing Claudia. Carly knocked on the door, and Dante acknowledged that Michael was raped, basically, because of him. Carly scolded him, even as Dante apologized. Calling him "a liar and a hypocrite," she picked up his service weapon and pointed it at him. "You do know you deserve to rot in hell for what you did to my son," she snarled. "Pull the trigger," he sighed. "You can't possibly hate me more than I hate myself…."
Lisa scolded Terrell for slacking while Patrick made amends with Robin. Steve overheard her mention Patrick's name, but when he approached them, Terrell covered. Steve asked Epiphany, who sang Terrell's praises. Still, Steve was suspicious of Terrell's transfer from Houston to Port Charles. Lisa told Terrell that she just wants to see if she can win back "the one that got away." And she pointed out that to Terrell, she's "the one that got away." Terrell seemed frustrated with her scheming. Later, Steve told Patrick that Lisa wanted to consult on a case, and Terrell took the opening to ask Robin about health clubs. She said his constant flirting is making her husband grumpy. Patrick then invited Robin to spend Valentine's Day with him and Emma, however, Epiphany loudly announced that an HIV patient had just transferred in, so Terrell and Robin jumped at the case. Meaning Robin didn't answer Patrick.
Sam visited Abby, and Michael offered Abby a lift home. Then he secretly dialed Metro Court to book a room. Abby and Sam commiserated over abusive boyfriends. Abby questioned whether she deserves a nice guy like Michael. Meanwhile, at the loft, Carly pointed a gun at Dante, who challenged her to shoot him. She toyed with him, but didn't, because Michael has bonded with him. And she wants Dante to suffer with guilt. She promised he will hurt as much as Michael is. Then Michael arrived, and Carly pretended they were talking about counseling, and left. Dante told Michael about Brenda killed to save his life and then he covered it up. Dante didn't know how to apologize for turning him in, but Michael refused to blame him. "It's too late to make me hate you," he said. Maxie brought Lulu to Jake's to talk about what Lulu did wrong. Lulu said she's not ready to forgive Dante. Maxie urged her not to give up on him. Lulu went to the loft, where Dante told her that he's a liar and hypocrite, and she's better off without him, and he doesn't protect and serve, so he doesn't deserve his badge. She said if he believes that, "You really are an ass." Abby was checking out when Michael returned. She said they're both in a better place now. He took her to the room at Metro Court and declared, "It's yours." She was reluctant to take his charity, but she accepted. She kissed him on the cheek, and then he got flustered and fled.
Siobhan's screams awoke Lucky. He opened the confessional to find Siobhan bound and gagged. He brought her to Sonny's restaurant, and assured her that the Balkan still wants her alive. When Jason arrived, he realized the Balkan had been tipped off — and warned that Siobhan is still working Lucky. Lucky insisted on handling her alone. Later, Shawn stopped by Jake's. Then Lucky came in and arrested her! "I'm not buying your whole victim routine anymore," he snarled. As Shawn watched, Lucky took her into custody for assault and conspiracy.
Sonny arrived at the penthouse, interrupting the Brenda/Jason row. She told Sonny that Carly is trying to sabotage he wedding. He said he'll take her to the house in the woods. Jason said Carly isn't the problem; Siobhan is. Sonny was skeptical that the Balkan would try to kidnap Brenda at the wedding, but he was sure Carly is trying to disrupt the ceremony. Sonny insisted the wedding will proceed as planned. At the woodland house, Brenda fretted about Carly, but Sonny assured her Carly won't ruin the wedding. "We're gonna be happy," he declared. "Nothing you could ever have done would make me stop loving you." Back at the penthouse, Sam told Jason that Michael was holding hands with Abby. "Abby's been good for him," Jason acknowledged. Sam agreed that Michael is good for Abby. At the cabin, Sonny had another nightmare about Brenda disappearing at the altar to the sound of gunshots. Meanwhile, Carly demanded that Max tell her where Sonny is, because she has something important to tell him.
Sam told Jason that Abby reminds her of the woman she used to be – doing
anything to survive. But now she has him to lean on. They kissed. She
mentioned Spinelli found the pamphlet about fertility reconstruction, and
hopes the book project will distract him. Michael arrived, and Sam left.
Michael promised to try counseling, but begged Jason not to tell his father
about the rape. He feared he would lose his father’s respect if Sonny
thought he was too weak to protect himself. Carol entered with Brenda’s
dress and brought it to her room. Jason suggested Sonny deserves to know how
strong Michael is; he’s a survivor.
Dante fretted that he should have protected his brother instead of his job,
so he doesn’t deserve the badge. Lulu said he was acting out of love and
compassion to help Michael become a better man than their father. And she
maintained it’s a good sign that he second-guesses himself, but giving up is
not the answer. “Sometimes it is,” he replied, pointing to their breakup and
maintaining she’s better off without him. She seemed disappointed he
wouldn’t fight for her, but didn’t want to make things harder on him. Later,
at Jake’s, Maxie said she never pictured Sam as the maternal type. Sam
suggested that sometimes, every woman wonders, “What if?” Lulu arrived,
saying she talked to Dante, and it helped. Sam stood up and instantly got
dizzy. “Maybe you’re pregnant!” Maxie chirped.
Carly arrived in Sonny’s bedroom in the house in the woods -- and he wasn’t
pleased. Then she told him Michael was raped in prison. Sonny vowed to kill
the perp, but Carly noted that Jason already killed him. “Everything my son
has been through because of me…it’s just not right,” Sonny moaned. Carly
said the blame lies squarely with Dante. Sonny pointed out Dante didn’t know
Michael would be locked up. Carly asked him not to marry Brenda, because she
will hurt him. Sonny scoffed, but Carly said Michael needs his father more
than ever, so now is a bad time for Brenda to push him into a breakdown.
Carly left, and when Brenda returned from the bakery, Sonny was brooding
about Michael, but didn’t share with her; he asked to see the wedding cake
options. Later, Sonny went to the loft, and confronted the distraught Dante.
Sonny pointed out that Michael suffered terribly for their choices, but
Sonny has no idea how to help. Michael returned home and was shocked to see
Sonny. “You told him,” he glared at Dante.
At The Haunted Star, Nikolas gave Brook Lynn one last chance to back
out of their “real date.” Ethan and Maya told them the casino is closed
until Luke returns. Ethan revealed that Luke sent very expensive wine from
France, and sent Maxie gems disguised as shipments of costume jewelry. Tracy
didn’t mind Luke smuggling gems… as long as she isn’t the mule. Suddenly,
Luke entered. Tracy revealed that she found the jewels he shipped. (Maxie
was a decoy.) Tracy was keeping the gems as payment for the $10 million he
owes. Mac suddenly arrived, and arrested her on an Interpol warrant for
smuggling $18 million worth of jewels.
At Jake’s, Siobhan screamed at Lucky over being arrested. Shawn dialed the
Balkan and told him she was arrested for conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
Then Balkan mused she didn’t double cross him after all, so she’s still
useful. In the interrogation room at PCPD, Lucky estimated they had 48 hours
to find Megan. Theo burst in, declaring himself her lawyer, and vowed to
wait for his client. Lucky sneaked Siobhan out of the station dressed as a
cop. When Jason arrived, he ran into Theo, who babbled about Lucky arresting
Siobhan. Lucky took Siobhan home, and pressed her about the phone calls from
Megan. She remembered hearing the bell of an Irish ferry. He booked them a
flight to Ireland, and she thanked him with a kiss. As they tried to leave,
Jason blocked the door: “I can’t let you go anywhere.”
Later, Robin brought Brenda back to the penthouse, where she fretted that
Carly will ruin her wedding. Robin said Carly uses Michael to stalk Sonny.
Brenda called her “sad and pathetic,” and expressed sympathy for Jax, who
has to deal with Carly’s “insanity.” The pair went upstairs to see her
dress. As they disappeared, Carly emerged from the kitchen and slipped out.
Upstairs, Brenda found her wedding dress torn to shreds.