General Hospital Recaps
GH Week of Nov. 16, 2009
Luke met with Joey Limbo and reminisced about their days dealing with Frank Smith. Lulu caught the tail end of their meeting and begged her father not to get involved in Sonny's business. Luke was wondering why Lulu would put up a stink now. She covered, mentioning nothing about Dominic.
At G.H., Ethan asked Elizabeth to talk to Nikolas about cutting Rebecca loose and not hurting her. Liz didn't want to get involved. Meanwhile, Lucky told Nik that something was wrong with Liz.
Jason stated to Sonny that he wanted to do his job but without the violence, saying that he's been setting a bad example for Michael.
At the PCPD, Lucky ribbed Mac about his bum leg, intimating that he's been dancing too much. Mac was not amused. He asked Lucky if there were any new leads in Claudia's disappearance. The cops tried to tie Sonny to Claudia's murder. Lucky traced a lead to Kate's pool man from that fateful night. The worker revealed that Maxie was the person there to let him in. "Very interesting," Lucky mumbled.
Jax told Carly she gives Sonny too much power to influence their
family. After Jax left, Jason arrived. They discussed Michael's youth. Jason regretted the example he set for the boy. Carly told Jason that he was being way to hard on himself.
Johnny met with Maxie, who offered her sympathy. Johnny was
appreciative, then mentioned that she was to tell no one about seeing Sonny wearing the bloody shirt. After their talk, Johnny went to see Anthony. Surprisingly, Anthony told his son, "There's nothing to be gained from revenge."
Sonny told Dominic that if peace talks don't go smoothly then he may have to get his hands dirty. Jax barged in and said they were way overdue for a talk about boundaries. Sonny told Jax that the only reason he's still standing is because of Carly. Jax replied his
tolerance level has come to an end and ordered Sonny to keep his
At G.H., Monica stopped by the nurses' station and she, Liz and Nikolas shared thoughts of Emily. Monica congratulated Liz on her engagement to Lucky.... Later, at the Q mansion, Edward and Rebecca talked about Em. Edward then stated he wanted to throw an engagement dinner for Lucky and Liz. "No, that's impossible," interjected Nikolas.
Luke met with Elizabeth and said while he normally minds his own business, he told her that Lucky needs to know about her involvement with Nik. Liz was stunned.
Lucky met Maxie on the docks and asked if she saw Sonny the night of Claudia's disappearance.
Luke phoned Sonny to check in and say that Joey wants peace as well. Just then, Lulu arrived at Sonny's. She told Sonny that she owes him, then asked what Sonny would do if he discovered a cop was gathering evidence against him. That moment, Dominic walked in.
Jason returned to the penthouse where he discovered someone had sent him a photo of Claudia's dead body.
A remorseful Elizabeth apologized to Luke for her fling with Nikolas. "What are you going to do?" she asked. Luke pointed out that Lucky deserved to hear the truth.
On the docks with Lucky, Maxie stayed true to her story about not seeing Sonny the night of Claudia's disappearance.
At the Q mansion, Nikolas told Rebecca that they couldn't have an engagement party for Liz and Lucky, as Nik and Luke were sparring. Rebecca wanted to escort him back to Wyndemere, but Nik backed out.
After receiving a photo of Claudia's dead body, Jason told Spinelli that someone knows. Jason opened up and shared the photo and revealed to his sidekick that Michael was the person who killed Claudia. As Spinelli investigated, Sam entered and announced that their P.I. firm had been hired to cover an art gallery opening. Spinelli showed Sam the photo. She was dumbfounded and feared blackmail.
At Sonny's office, Dominic heard Lulu making a case for what Sonny might do if a cop infiltrated the organization. Sonny assured her that would never happen. He allowed the two of them to head out on a date. On the docks, Dom and Lulu argued, then kissed.
Patrick got a beer gift basket from his college girlfriend, Lisa, thanking him for his consultation. Louise stopped by and watched the football game with Matt, Mac and Coleman. Louise proved to be a hit with the guys, as she knew more about football than they did. Robin was surprised to learn that Mac had a date coming up. Just then, Lisa called.
Jason went to Sonny and showed him the photo of Claudia. Sonny noted that even though she's dead, Claudia was still causing problems. Sonny ordered Jason to find the photographer before he or she could implicate Michael.
Maxie was upset that Spinelli wasn't available to help her with the gallery show, since he'd be working. Spinelli replied that he would always support the love of his life in her endeavors.
Liz went to Wyndemere and chewed out Nikolas for not letting her know that Luke was aware of their fling. Liz accused him of wanting Lucky to find out.... Luke asked Lucky to stop by The Haunted Star on his way home. Lucky thought he wanted to talk about Sonny. "This is about you and Elizabeth," Luke explained. Lucky told his father to keep his doubts to himself.
Sonny summoned Dominic back to the office and showed him the picture of Claudia's body. He ordered Dom to investigate.
In the mysterious art studio, a model was posing as Claudia in death. On the voicemail, a woman's voice was heard talking about the upcoming gallery show.
Elizabeth placed an order at Kelly's and turned around to see Nikolas. "Are you following me?" she asked. Just then, Rebecca entered and told Nik she was planning a surprise for him at Wyndemere. After she left, Nikolas and Liz went outside and had a make-out session. Robin walked up and scolded them for their indiscretion. Liz shook her head ‹ it was just a daydream.
Sam walked by Liz, and Liz apologized for judging Sam back in the day. Sam was speechless.
Patrick's ex-girlfriend, Dr. Lisa Niles, showed up at at G.H. Robin
introduced herself. Lisa said she was there to see Robin, not Patrick. Lisa mentioned a case she was working on and asked for Robin's opinion. Matt walked by and called Lisa a hottie. He also said that Patrick's going to be in hot water when the women compare notes. Robin and Lisa chatted and Robin said she'd look into the matter. Patrick and Robin walked down memory lane and Robin returned with her recommendations for the case. Lisa thanked her and left. Patrick kissed his wife.
Dominic kept the photo of Claudia's dead body from Johnny. Johnny was still mourning the loss of his sister. Afterward, Dom went to Olivia's and showed her the photo. He explained the picture came from Sonny. Dom wondered if Johnny took the picture but Olivia refused to believe it, although she acknowledged that Dom made a good argument. The two then bickered about her
involvement with Sonny. Dom left, and gave the photo to his mother as a reminder of what Sonny's capable of doing.
Spinelli tracked down the camera that took the photo of Claudia. Just then, Lucky showed up at the penthouse. Lucky told Jason he didn't believe their story. When Jason refused to give anything up, Lucky warned Jason that the law wasn't going to let this go.
Spinelli went to Johnny's garage, where he saw photo equipment and asked about it. It was a gift from Claudia, he replied. Johnny stared at the pictures of his sister but Spinelli couldn't take his eyes off the camera. Johnny voiced his regret at not being able to help Claudia.
Nikolas returned to Wyndemere, where Rebecca had prepared a French feast. She said they should travel to France together someday, then kissed him. As they started getting passionate, Nik stopped and confessed that Ethan's claims were correct: Nik did offer to pay him to take Rebecca off his hands. Rebecca was angry. He apologized and admitted that he loves someone else.
Lucky ran into Liz at Kelly's. He mentioned his visit to Jason. He told Liz that he loves her with all his heart. They then went on a picnic. As they chatted, Lucky saw a "For Sale" sign.... Sam went back to the penthouse, where she told Jason that she thinks Liz isn't happy about the engagement.
Joey Limbo met with Anthony and they plotted the demise of "Mr. Dimples." Anthony asked for Sonny's head and right arm on a platter. Meanwhile, Jason informed Dominic of the upcoming meeting and stated he didn't want anything to go wrong.
Johnny went to Olivia's, where she comforted him. When Liv went to make him something to eat, Johnny found the photo of Claudia's dead body.
At Wyndemere, Nikolas told Rebecca that he was in love with someone else. Rebecca assumed that he was referring to Emily and he didn't correct her. Rebecca pressed him to reconsider but Nikolas was adamant and asked her to leave. She complied but was clearly crushed.
Elizabeth tried to be enthusiastic when Lucky proposed that they build a house on the property where they had gone for a picnic. She suggested that they sell her house to fund it and Lucky liked the idea, assuring her that it didn't bother him that Jason had purchased the house for her. As they discussed the future life they would have in the new house, Elizabeth warmed to the idea, and Lucky beamed. When she returned home, Nikolas was waiting for her. She nervously told him that he shouldn't be there. They admitted that their feelings for one another were frightening. She said that she hated herself for being unable to stop thinking about him. Before long, they were passionately kissing.
At Olivia's, Johnny grilled Olivia about the picture of Claudia's dead body in her possession. Olivia stammered that Dominic had given the photo to her and suspected that Johnny himself had sent it. He was hurt that she thought Dominic's theory might be right. Johnny lamented the terrible end his sister had met; she urged him to stop looking at the graphic photo and to get out of the mob. He left and flew into a rage on the pier, beating up a phone booth as Lulu arrived. He regained his composure and Lulu gave her condolences over his sister's death. She also warned him to be careful around Dominic. Dominic strolled up and jokingly asked if they were talking about him. Johnny told Lulu that he would think about what she said, then left. Dominic asked Lulu what Johnny meant. She told him that she had warned Johnny about him and an argument ensued. Lulu railed at Dominic for being out to destroy Sonny and Sonny's associates — and unbeknownst to them, Johnny was eavesdropping. Later, Lucky encountered Lulu and they discussed Dominic, who Lucky dismissed as a thug. Lucky then went over to Elizabeth's, arriving as Elizabeth and Lucky were about to have sex on the living room floor. They both panicked when Lucky called out Elizabeth's name.
Sonny walked into his office at the coffee warehouse, where Jason and Dominic were discussing the meeting with Joey. Alone with Dominic, Sonny stressed how much he was counting on him. Dominic said that Sonny could trust him. Conversation turned to the photo of Claudia's dead body. Dominic said that he suspected Johnny. Sonny told him to get proof. Dominic asked Sonny for more details on the events surrounding Claudia's death but Sonny was evasive. Sonny went to Olivia's apartment in search of Johnny. Olivia said that Johnny wasn't there and that he was having trouble coping with his sister's death. Sonny expressed concern for Olivia's well-being but she insisted that Johnny would never harm her. Sonny compared Johnny to his stepfather and Olivia took offense. Sonny made Olivia promise to call him if she ever felt unsafe. After he left, Johnny surprised Olivia with a bouquet of flowers and an apology for his earlier behavior. She went to run a bath for them. When she returned, he asked her about Dante and Olivia said that he was a firefighter in New York. Johnny said that he had looked into it and there was no record of Dante having worked for the fire department. He then said point-blank that perhaps that was because he's an undercover cop.
Carly went over to Jason's but he was in a hurry to get to the meeting. Carly saw the gun case and Jason said it was just for back-up as the goal of the meeting was to broker a truce. Carly told Jason that she thought he was being too hard on himself regarding Michael. Jason was reticent when Carly asked him what he thought of Dominic. Carly wondered if she should try to warn Lulu away from Dominic. Carly tried to get Jason to open up about what else was bothering him but he refused. He was surprised when Carly invited him to visit Josslyn. Carly was annoyed with Elizabeth for making Jason think that he was a danger to children.
Spinelli went to Crimson and assured Maxie that all the security cameras were in place for the opening. They discussed the reclusive artist whose work was being shown. Maxie explained that Kate hoped to get the artist to shoot a spread for the magazine. Maxie thought that if she was included in the layout, it would be good for her career. Spinelli was doubtful that it would happen. Maxie noted that it was her job to get the artist to attend the opening.
Maxie explained that the opening was important to Crimson and to her. According to Maxie, Kate hoped to persuade the artist, an accomplished photographer, to do a layout for the magazine. Maxie claimed that it would be a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to put a magazine spread together. Maxie was hopeful that she would be included in the layout, which would boost her career. Spinelli was doubtful that it would happen since the artist probably wouldn't attend the opening. Maxie explained that it was her job to make certain that the artist was there.
Joey Limbo briefed his men about what to do when Sonny arrived for the meeting. Nearby, someone was spraying "C077X" on a wall. (Welcome, James Franco!) Joey told his men that he didn't want Sonny or Jason to survive their ambush. Joey spotted the spray-painter and tossed some change at him. Sonny prepared for the meeting with Jason, Dominic, Milo and Max. Sonny gave orders not to shoot unless absolutely necessary.
Lucky knocked on Elizabeth's door as she and Nikolas rushed to put their clothes back on. Nik hid in another room while Lucky entered. As Nik got dressed, he realized he'd left a monogrammed item in the living room. Liz hid the item with her foot. Liz became tense when Lucky brought up his brother. He suspected that Liz had a problem with Nikolas and wondered what it was.
Johnny went off about Dominic being Sonny's son, while Olivia struggled to explain why she's kept it secret. "What else was I supposed to do?" she cried, stating that telling him the truth wasn't an option. Johnny didn't buy it. Olivia admitted that she was surprised when Dante/Dominic showed up in Port Charles already working on his case. Johnny became furious when he realized that she knew Dom's agenda. She argued that she didn't want to put her son's life at risk and didn't want to lose Johnny. She feared that Johnny would do something to her son. Johnny concluded that this was the reason Liv had dumped him. Liv explained that Claudia
had blackmailed her. Johnny didn't want to hear her excuses. "All you're trying to do is save your lying, two-faced son's sorry ass," he seethed. Ouch! "I'm sorry," Olivia said quietly. "I know it's probably not enough." "You're right; it's not enough," Johnny replied, still furious about her deception. Liv declared her love for him, but added that, "Dante is my baby, my blood. I put him first. I always have and I always will." She realized that if Johnny told Sonny the truth, Dom would be killed and implored John to keep it secret. She urged Johnny to make a new life for himself and leave
the mob, but he stated that it wasn't that easy. Johnny added that if he busts Dom to Sonny, it'll win him points with Corinthos. "This can't end well," he warned before leaving.
Spinelli and Sam tried to find out who'd sent the photo of Claudia's
body..... Jason, Sonny and Dominic headed to a meeting with Joey Limbo; along the way, Jason encountered a homeless vagrant, who was really his stalker. A shootout ensued and Joey was hit. As Jason, Dom and Sonny drove off, the stalker smiled and waved at Jason, but Morgan mistook him for a homeless guy. Sonny blamed Anthony for the ambush. Jason reported that the homeless guy was watching them as they drove off.... The stalker made sure that Joey Limbo was dead by stepping on his neck.... Sonny told Dominic that Joey getting shot sent a nice message to Zacchara. He confided to Dom that there were times he wanted out of the mob, and that he only goes after people when they deserve it. Dominic asked if Sonny was sure that he always made the right decision about that.... Later, Lucky and Mac went to the scene of the shoot-out. Lucky sensed that something was off. One of the other cops determined that Joey actually died from having his wind pipe crushed.... Jason joined Spinelli and filled him in on the meeting. Morgan wanted to find the homeless guy since he was a witness. Spinelli pulled up security footage from a nearby bank and they got a shot of the guy. Jason believed that the man wanted to be seen and vowed to find out who he is.... Dominic asked Sonny about the bum, but Sonny said that Jason would handle it. Jason called Sonny and suggested they make a public appearance so they could prove they have nothing to hide.
Maxie told Kate that she was almost set for the exhibit. They discussed the artist, Franco. Kate noted that no one has ever seen him, but wanted Maxie to get him to agree to do a shoot for Crimson. Maxie was reluctant, but Kate believed that a "perky, fashionable blonde" could persuade him. The ladies then went to the gallery and saw Fracno's exhibit for the first time. Maxie pronounced it "creepy." Lulu joined Maxie and didn't think that Franco would want to do a shoot for them. Still, Maxie was determined to please Kate.
The stalker returned to a loft filled with scraps of photos. Soon, an
attractive woman joined him and they kissed passionately. The stalker then got dressed in a suit and headed out, explaining that "they" were expecting him.
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