A weekly column highlighting the Port Charles happenings during the past week on General Hospital. Read below to find out what you missed or to refresh your memory in time for next week.
At Kelly’s, Britt (Kelly Thieubald) approached Franco’s (Roger Howarth) table. She apologized for her mother trying to kill him. Franco told Britt he had to entertain the idea that Liesl (Kathleen Gati) was telling the truth when she said she didn’t do it because he was her only friend. At The Metro Court, Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Ava (Maura West) were having breakfast. Nikolas told Ava he had no leads on Hayden’s (Rebecca Budig) whereabouts. Ava and Nikolas decided they wanted to maintain their friendships with Franco and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst). Felix (Marc Samuels) told Elizabeth that Lucas (Ryan Carnes) worked multiple twenty-four hour shifts. Violet invited Peter (Wes Ramsey) to her birthday party. Finn (Michael Easton) told Violet she could invite anyone she wanted to her party. But added Peter was already on the guest list. Peter told Violet he couldn’t stay for her tea party because he had an appointment. Once they were alone, Anna (Finola Hughes) suggested to Finn that Violet stand up with them when they got married to show they were now one family. Finn was touched by the gesture. But when they told Violet, the little girl said “No thank you” because she already had a mother. Sonny (Maurice Benard) told Jason (Steve Burton) that one of Cyrus’ (Jeff Kober) drug shipments got through Corinthos’ territory. Jordan (Briana Henry) was expecting Harmony (Inga Cadranel) so she was surprised to answer the door to Sam (Kelly Monaco), who wanted to know whether Jordan could give her a message to give Molly (Haley Pullos). Jordan commented Sam she have called first then suggested Sam take Curtis (Donnell Turner) out for breakfast. And later at The Bistro, Sam told Curtis about tracking TJ’s phone…something Ashford’s wife kept from him. The police commissioner texted Harmony that she did what was asked and demanding she (Harmony) bring her son (TJ). But when Harmony arrived, she came without TJ. Harmony told Jordan that Cyrus was pleased but reminded just because Jordan complied to the first thing she was asked it didn’t mean this was over. “You’re a dirty cop now. Cyrus has you right where he wants you,” Harmony told Jordan. Jason and Sonny realized there’s a corrupt cop in the PCPD and they need to find out who. Harmony told Jordan that TJ won’t be free until she got Cyrus free. When Jason told Sonny how Sam told him TJ was off the grid, they decided it couldn’t be a coincidence. Peter joined Britt and Franco at their table at Kelly’s. Britt talked about how her mother accused him of setting her up. But Britt thought Liesl (Kathleen Gati) tried to kill him for self preservation. Felix and Elizabeth were pleased when Britt announced she was temporary rehired to replace Dr. Nero. When Ava and Nikolas came off the elevator, Britt slapped the Cassadine prince for what he’s did to his son. Ava watched as Elizabeth defeated Nikolas. Finn assured Violet no one could replace her mommy and her heart was big enough to fill with new people to love. Curtis asked Jordan what she was keeping from him. Then, Jason and Sonny arrived. “Cyrus has TJ doesn’t he?” Sonny asked Jordan.
At the PCPD jail, Chase (Josh Swickward) told Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) she was in luck because Carly (Laura Wright) and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) weren’t pushing charges and he was releasing her because he knew her punching him in the nose was an accident. Plus, he figured she could use a little luck. Chase showed Brook Lynn his cell phone with a headline reading “Oops She (BLQ) Did It Again!!! Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) told Link he needed those ELQ shares. At the Quartermaine mansion, Ned (Wally Kurth) was also reading the headline and spoke with the shareholders who weren’t happy. “I think we should cut our losses,” Michael said. Lucy (Lynn Herring) and Sasha (Sofia Mattsson) brought Maxie (Kirsten Storms) to Deception’s new offices, commenting with her vision she could make them special. Nina (Cynthia Watros) was on the phone trying to get someone to fill Maxie’s position as well as a new capable assistant when in walked Nelle (Chloe Lanier). Sonny (Maurice Benard) asked Jordan (Briana Henry) whether Cyrus had TJ and if she did something to get her son back. Brook Lynn read the article while Ned and Michael (Chad Duell) discussed damage control. Michael reminded how when he trained a new assistant he never gave them more than they could handle. “Maxie’s opening means there’s an opening and I’m just the woman to fill it,” Nelle told Nina. As Lucy, Maxie and Sasha where toasting Maxie’s position at Deception, Valentin entered. Willow and Harmony were having breakfast at Kelly’s. Willow suggested they go for a ride in her new car and questioned her mother about the purchase. Jordan told Curtis (Donnell Turner), Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny about the photo of TJ (Taj Bellows) where he was tied to a chair and appeared beaten. She also told them how Harmony was the go-between. Brook Lynn told Chase she had to go face the music with her family. Michael told Ned he respected him as the CEO and supported any decision Ned made. Nina reminded Nelle that Maxie’s title was Creative Director because of her talent and experience. As Nina’s assistant was MIA, Nelle told Ms. Reeves she’d be willing to take an entry level position. Nina realized Nelle was eager to get employment so she’d look good for the court in her custody battle against Michael. Ned told Brook Lynn due to her actions she was being terminated effective immediately. Lucy reminded Maxie she picked her over Crimson but had to remain in business. Sasha asked Valentin whether he was doing this to get back at Nina. Or to get Nina back? Nelle reminded Nina she knew how it felt to have her child kept from her. Willow insisted her mother tell her what’s going on. She reminded Harmony she’s been defending her telling everyone she (Harmony) trying to turn her life around. Jordan told Sonny how she went undercover for the DEA in Cyrus’ organization and how she and the other three undercover agents framed Cyrus and sent him to prison. Ned reminded Brook Lynn that as a father he’d supposed to dish out tough love then give her a big hug. Valentin insisted he only write checks and was a silent partner. But Sasha said she may have to rethink her involvement in Deception. Chase joined Willow and Harmony at their table at Kelly’s. Harmony said she’d do anything for Willow and was glad Chase was there to keep her safe…even if she wasn’t around. Sonny realized Cyrus must want something bigger than getting his drug shipment through. Sasha told Michael that Valentin was Deception’s silent investor. Ned owned up to the fact he set her up to fail but wasn’t going to repeat the same mistake twice…Brook Lynn was still fired. “So much for family loyalty,” Brook Lynn said and walked away. Nelle answered and organized her messages, hoping to convince Ms. Reeves she was invaluable and deserved to be hired. After asking them to promise to take care of each other, Harmony left Kelly’s. Willow knew something was wrong. Jordan told Jason and Sonny that Cyrus wanted her to get him out of prison. Curtis didn’t want Jordan to confess to setting Cyrus up. Olivia comforted Ned who felt like he let his daughter down. Meanwhile, Brook Lynn called Link and told him if he still wanted her ELQ shares in exchange to release her from he contract she changed her mind about selling them to him. After thinking about her conversation with Willow when Ms. Tait suggested Crimson do an article exposing Nelle, Nina hired Nelle as her assistant. “Sasha, I’m gonna pull the car around we’ve gotta get Wiley to the hospital!” Michael shouting frantically as he ran down the stairs. Valentin reminded Maxie that opportunity only knocked once and she shouldn’t let anyone keep her from answering. Willow knew something was going on with her mother because she was talking like she (Willow) wouldn’t never see her again. “The only way I can save TJ is if I give Cyrus what he’s wanted all along. Freedom and a full exoneration,” Jordan told Curtis. “That’s exactly what you have to do,” Sonny agreed.
Nina (Cynthia Watros) hired Nelle (Chloe Lanier) as her assistant. “Did I just hear right?” Carly (Laura Wright) asked from the doorway. “Congratulate me Carly, your girl just got a job,” Nelle gloated. Monica (Leslie Charleson) welcomed Portia (Brook Kerr) to the staff of GH. After Dr. Robinson left to finish filling out paperwork, Michael (Chad Duell) rushed in with Wiley saying something was wrong. Ava (Maura West) was surprised to see Trina (Sydney Mikayla) return so soon back to work. Sam (Kelly Monaco) met her parole officer Dolores Malone at Kelly’s. After the woman left, Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) followed. Sam called Spinelli and urged him not to let Dolores see him. When Molly entered, Ms. McCall tried to convince her sister not to worry about TJ and told her about Jordan tracking TJ’s phone. “The only way I can save TJ is if I give Cyrus what he’s wanted all along. Freedom and a full exoneration,” Jordan (Briana Henry) told Curtis (Donnell Turner). “That’s exactly what you have to do,” Sonny (Maurice Benard) agreed. She reasoned it would be easier to retaliate against Renault without him having the protection of the guards at Pentonville. Carly accused Nina of making the same mistake twice by hiring Nelle. Nina asked Nelle to leave so she could straighten some things out with Carly. Nina assured Carly she wasn’t being fooled by Wiley. She explained about her conversation with Willow and how Ms. Tait asked Crimson to do a piece on Nelle. But instead of opening up Crimson to a law suit, Nina told Carly how she wanted to use Nelle’s tactics against her to convince her they were friends. Then, she’d testify in court about the real Nelle. Portia received a call from Trina’s school that her daughter skipped class. Dr. Robinson then went to the Jerome Gallery where she told Trina her actions were unacceptable. Then Portia confronted Ava for not contacting the school or her as Trina’s mother when the teen showed up for work in the middle of a school day. Monica ordered an electrocardiogram for Wiley which revealed he needed heart surgery. Spinelli watched Dolores as she had drinks with a councilman. Curtis (Donnell Turner), Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) suggested Jordan (Briana Henry) go to her superiors and tell them she found a discrepancy in the Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) drug bust. But Jordan refused to throw her team under the bus. Monica told Michael that as the procedure Wiley needed was elective, Nelle would need to sign off on it too. Carly apologized to Nina for not understanding Ms. Reeves’ reason for hiring Nelle. She explained how Jax (Ingo Rademacher) paid Nelle’s father for her kidney to give to Josslyn (Eden McCoy). Carly acknowledged Nelle was a victim regarding this but has continued to use and hurt people ever since. Portia told Trina when she got the call she wasn’t in school she feared she’d been kidnapped again. Ava listened to how a mother and daughter communicated their love and concern. Nelle arrived at GH wand Michael gave her the consent form. Spinelli was caught by Dolores who called Sam and told her that her friend was in a very compromising position. Curtis reminded Jordan that saving TJ’s life was more important than tarnishing the memories of Taggert and the others. Jordan agreed to the plan. “You made the right call. We’ll be in touch,” Sonny told Jordan. Then, he and Jason left. Curtis assured Jordan that TJ would be home soon. Molly saw them leaving Curtis and Jordan’s apartment. Reminding Sasha she wasn’t talking to her every time Ms. Gilmore offered a comment, Nelle refused to sign the consent telling Michael she didn’t think it a good idea for Wiley to have surgery because of the risks.
Neil (Joe Flanagan) and Alexis (Nancy Grahan) ran into each other at GH. Dr. Burned felt guilty about lying to the board. At the Corinthos house, Laura (Genie Francis) discussed with Sonny (Maurice Bernard) about the recent drug shipment. Jason (Steve Burton) ran into Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) at the park and told her to keep her distance from her mother because Harmony (Inga Canadrel) was involved in something dangerous. When Chase returned, she told him about her conversation with Jason. Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) told Neil he knew Dr. Byrnes’ patient was Alexis and they’d been involved. Dolores called Sam (Kelly Monaco) and urged her to meet her because her friend Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) was in custody for spying on her. Sam called Alexis for her mother’s legal help. Nelle insisted that she wouldn’t sign the consent form for Wiley to have the surgery, believing that an elective surgery was unnecessary. Michael argued with Nelle for risking their son’s life. When he arrived, Jason didn’t give Laura any additional information. After the mayor left, Jason asked Sonny whether it was a good idea talking with Laura. Alexis asked Dolores Maloney whether she and the councilman were about to engage in sexual activity when Mr. Spinelli was caught photographing them. Parole officer Dolores warned Sam and Spinelli of the jail time at Pentonville they both could be facing. But she was willing not to press charges if Ms. McCall didn’t breathe a word about her tryst with the married councilman. Alexis urged her daughter to accept the terms. Unfortunately now Sam was on her parole officer’s hit list and Dolores vowed she’d be watching Ms. McCall. Alexis asked Sam what she was thinking; she almost got sent back to prison but this time would have taken Spinelli with her. An angry Sam accused Alexis of not fighting for Neil, adding Alexis used to be her hero. Realizing her words were said in anger, Sam apologized and begged her mother to forgive her. Even though she said she did, Alexis asked to spend some time alone. She ended up taking a drink.
Sonny (Maurice Bernard) and Carly (Laura Wright) arrived at GH after getting a call about Mike (Max Gail). Michael (Chad Duell) urged Nelle (Chloe Lanier) to sign the consent form, but she said she couldn’t. Anna (Finola Hughes) told Finn (Michael Easton) they were a family. Cameron (William Lipton) reluctantly came to GH for his therapy appointment. But reminded mom Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) they were spending money they didn’t have. Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) wanted to stay while Franco (Roger Howath) painted Ava (Maura West) until Baldwin mentioned Elizabeth’s worry over Cameron’s therapy appointment. Portia (Brook Kerr) introduced Britt (Kelly Thieubald) to Neil (Joe Flanagan), who commented Dr. Byrne looked familiar. Nelle told Michael how she still has pain and has to take medication and doesn’t want Wiley to go through the same thing. And as Wiley’s parents they had to come up with the best solution. Portia was Mike’s doctor and told Carly and Sonny she ordered an x-ray for Mike who sprained his wrist but wasn’t telling anyone how. Alexis called Molly, got Finn’s voicemail, changed her mind about calling Neil and settled on Julian (William deVry) to drive her home. Alexis told Julian she drank because she was upset over the huge fight she had with Sam. Instead of taking her home, Julian drove Alexis to a meeting instead. Then, texted Britt for a hung up. Neil questioned Cameron about his frightening experience of almost being shot. The therapist reminded that Cameron went through a traumatic experience that couldn’t be ignored and not to work through it in order to get pass it. Trina (Sydney Mikayla) told Josslyn (Eden McCoy) how Cameron is calling and texting her to check to see if she was okay. Trina then thought about the kiss she shared with Cameron. Josslyn called Cameron amazing but added although she had a crush on him in second grade, it’s always been the three of them (she, Trina and Cameron) and that’s how it’s gonna stay. Britt told Anna and Finn that she believed her mother was guilty and about her conversation with Peter (Wes Ramsey). “The Britt is back,” Anna said after Britt left the room. But told Finn she was glad Peter had his half sister in his life. Michael (Chad Duell) told Sonny (Maurice Benard) about Wiley needed surgery. And Sonny told Michael about Mike’s condition. Carly followed Nelle to the roof. She accused Nelle of only wanting to use Wiley as leverage and by refusing to consent to him having the surgery, she risks losing that leverage. Cameron asked Neil whether he (Cameron) was a coward for running out of the warehouse. Elizabeth and Nikolas talked about when she was raped as a teen, sought therapy at her own pace and leaned on he, Emily and Lucky for support. Cameron agreed to see Neil next week and texted Trina and asked to talk. Franco told Ava she had a lot to offer to Trina, adding even though she made mistakes with Kiki she gave her daughter things a lot of parents didn’t. Michael told Sonny he was stronger because of how his stepdad raised him. Carly assured Nelle she didn’t see Wiley as tainted because Ms. Benson was his mother because Michael was his father. She urged Nelle to sign the consent form and let that be her defining moment. Sonny was relieved Mike’s wrist was sprained and not broken. Nelle reminded Carly she wasn’t going to let her win; Mrs. Corinthos was just the grandmother Nelle was Wiley’s parent and wouldn’t be making decisions for him. Carly took the clipboard holding the consent form and walked away. Then, Carly locked the roof access door essentially locking Nelle up on the roof of GH.
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