What I Watched Today
(rambling, random thoughts & annoyingly detailed recaps from real time TV watching)
General Hospital – Thursday
We’re on a staycation and actually went out, so I only saw the last twenty minutes. Here are the takeaway points to consider.
Julian still didn’t confess, and Anna wants Alexis to wear a wire; Franco and Nina did not get back together; Kiki is still with Morgan; Finn is very sick in his jail cell and Hayden is sneaking around the hospital trying to help him.
And I ask this question: Why is Julian suddenly styling his hair like Littlefinger from Game of Thrones?
General Hospital – Friday
Hayden is dressed in scrubs, taking something out of the mail bin at the hospital for Finn. Her back is to Elizabeth, who asks what she’s doing. Dr. Mays calls Elizabeth away before she can see who it really is.
Valerie asks Jordan if she did the right thing in letting Finn treat the baby before arresting him. Jordan says sometimes you have to weigh what’s important and the baby’s health came first. Curtis shows up to take Valerie out to dinner. TJ pops in next, asking Jordan why she didn’t tell him that Shawn is his father.
Julian tells Nina that Alexis is pregnant. Nina asks if Alexis will have her baby in prison, but Julian insists she’ll get acquitted. Nina says she was convinced that having a baby strengthens a relationship, but she was wrong.
Anna asks Alexis to wear a wire, but Alexis says she can’t keep her anger in check and she kicked Julian out. Anna tells her to kick him back in. Alexis says that even if she could choke out the words, he’d never believe her. Anna says that Julian is enough of an egoiste that he’ll believe she loves him more than her freedom.
Franco visits Heather. She asks him if the real reason he couldn’t work things out with Nina is the baby issue or is he having an affair with Elizabeth? He says he isn’t, and Heather says he wants to.
Dr. Mays says medical advancement in keeping people alive is a shame and I start thinking maybe it’s him who’s been killing off the patients. Elizabeth sees Hayden in her street clothes and wonders what she’s doing at the hospital.
TJ says he overheard a conversation and found out Shawn is his father. He wants to know why Jordan lied and she says she did what she thought was best and as a mother, she’d do it again. He says he was hoping for an acceptable explanation and now she’s telling him this? TJ gets livid and wonders how many times she’s going to lie to him and lists the lies she’s told him. He says she did the same thing to his father and Shawn. She tells him that everything she did, she did because she loved him and wanted to give him a better life.
Nina wonders why Julian is out drinking and not tending to Alexis. She says a supportive partner is crucial and that Alexis is probably high risk.
Anna says the only way Alexis can exonerate herself is wearing a wire to catch Julian. Alexis asks Anna if she thinks it’s safe. Anna tells her about trying to get something about Julian out of Carrrlos before he died. Alexis says the mess she’s in is her own fault, but Anna says it’s Julian’s. Alexis says she owes Anna an apology.
Heather says either Franco wants to sleep with Elizabeth or not. Franco says Nina confronted him and he had to admit there’s an attraction, but they have a messy history. He says they’re friends and he’s proud of himself that he has one. He says he’s also been working with Jake in art therapy. Franco asks about Jeff Webber and what she knows about Elizabeth. She says she doesn’t know much, but she doesn’t like how sad he looks. He says he doesn’t like wondering where his next meal is coming from. She says he’s working on his art again and his paintings will sell.
Hayden asks what it would take for Elizabeth to leave her alone and Elizabeth says, “answers.”
The guard calls for help when he sees Finn lying on the floor. Finn asks him to cancel the ambulance, saying he just needs rest. As soon as the guard leaves, he drops to the floor again.
Heather says she has money to give to Franco. He wonders if it’s pretend money and she says she’s not that delusional. She has money on the outside and says it’s no use to her in jail. She tells Franco that she has $1.5 million stashed away from a man who made her an offer she couldn’t refuse.
Elizabeth says Hayden’s behavior is suspect. Hayden says you’d think with three brats to take care of, Elizabeth wouldn’t have time to bother her. Elizabeth says she heard Hayden telling Finn that his secret is safe and she’s going to find out what’s going on.
Jorden tells TJ she didn’t want him to have to deal with everything that went wrong, like Tommy’s death. He says he’s an adult now. Jordan says that when TJ has children, he’ll understand how you want to keep them safe. He asks if that justifies everything and she says she just feels sad. TJ leaves.
Valerie tells Curtis not to give up on joining the PCPD. He says her boss doesn’t seem too keen on the idea. Valerie says if she wasn’t so hungry, she’d suggest they skip the meal, and Curtis calls the waiter over.
While watching Valerie and Curtis, Nina asks Julian if he remembers what it was like when you couldn’t wait to get home with your special someone. He tells her that his marriage is in trouble.
Alexis tells Anna she knew in her gut that Julian was lying about Duke’s death and eventually he confessed to her. She says she married him knowing what he did to Duke and that was wrong, even though he promised to leave the mob. She tells Anna she’s truly sorry.
Hayden finally gets in to see Finn. He says he’s lost feeling in his hands and she’s going to have to inject him.
Alexis says if she could, she’d change the way things went. Anna doesn’t think Julian would have changed his mind about Duke, but she still has a chance to make it right by wearing the wire.
Franco wonders how Heather got so much money. She says nothing illegal, but she had information and she was paid to keep her mouth shut. She says he also told her how to invest it and she made even more. She just wants Franco to continue to paint.
Elizabeth tells Dr. Mays the patient is resting comfortably and he says that will be all. She leaves him with the patient.
Hayden does her best to inject Finn, following his instructions. He has a seizure.
Jordan leaves a message for TJ. She says she knows he’s furious and has every right to be. She asks him not to turn the anger in on himself and do something he’s going to regret. She asks him to text her, so she knows he’s okay, and says she loves him,.
TJ approaches Curtis. He says Curtis might as well be a stranger. Curtis says he’s concerned about TJ. Valerie steps away to give them privacy. TJ says Jordan never tells him the truth and he overheard Shawn is his dad. He says that means Curtis isn’t his uncle either.
Alexis calls Julian and asks him to come by tomorrow and talk. He says he thought she wanted him out, but she says now that she’s calmed down, she realizes that they need to discuss everything.
Finn recovers and Hayden says he scared her. Finn say he scared himself. He apologizes for how he treated her when they first met. She tells him apology accepted and he says she saved his life.
Elizabeth goes into Dr. Mays’s patient’s room and sees Mays on the floor. She calls for help.
Jordan talks to herself, hoping that one day TJ understands she loves him.
Curtis tells TJ he’s a man now, and he needs to understand things from Jordan’s perspective. TJ says she sent him to live with Shawn without telling him that Shawn was his father. Curtis says TJ needs to sit down with Jordan and listen to the whole story.
Alexis tells Julian she’s tired right now, but asks to get together tomorrow. He says he’ll text her in the morning. She takes the wire from Anna.
Hayden says Finn put a lot of faith in someone he barely knows. He says desperate times call for desperate measures. She says she’ll see him tomorrow. He says he’ll make it through the night because of her.
Still calling for help, Elizbeth does CPR on Dr. Mays. Franco stands in the doorway and watches.
Tomorrow, Obrecht accuses Griff of being the mercy angel, Tracy tells Finn she has good news, and Kiki and Morgan go on a picnic.
Quotes of the Week
Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. — John Adams
Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow. — Benjamin Franklin
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. — John Adams
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. — Thomas Jefferson
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power. — Alexander Hamilton
Have a Happy & Safe Independence Day!
❤ And please, if you have pets, keep them inside when there are going to be fireworks. As well trained as a dog might be, they’re still a dog. Every year I read about dogs bolting, never to return home. Don’t let one of them be yours.