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Sabrina insists that Patrick go to his wife and tries to return her rings. Patrick confesses that he still loves her. She replies, "But you can't have us both."
For those who think Sabrina is really asking him to choose (which I thought just from what I've read), she's just stating a fact at this point. I think she knows that he wants to be with Robin, and that it's the right thing. If Patrick keeps waffling, that could change, but who knows?
Robin refuses to go home with her family, so she and Emma go to Anna's for the night. It's understandable that both Patrick and Robin need to get used to the fact that she's home. But again, as I complained in yesterday's blog, this was not a human response. She didn't know that both she and Emma would go to Anna's, so she was planning to spend another night without her child? She could have slept in Emma's room.
Watching this show with my sister, who is home for the week, has been hilarious. It reminds me of the time my other sister was home and wondered why Robin put her baby in a tree -- here's that blog. She wondered what would possess Sabrina to walk down to the docks (where she sees Carlos) in her wedding dress. I said, "That's an old scene. People do it all the time. Kate went to work in her bloody wedding gown." Any fan accepts this behavior.
To continue, Robin and Patrick aren't going to get used to one another again unless they start spending some time together. I can understand, given what Patrick has been through, that this may not have been a night of romance, but doesn't she at least want to be back in her own home?
Okay, apparently Jerry escaped in a boat, but I hope he was in traction and a doctor was on it. He had to be a mess after that fall.
He doesn't. When Sam tells him off, she mentions Julian, and he doesn't know who she's talking about. She makes it clear she's not interested in any father-daughter relationship.
Sonny thinks he may know Carlos -- at least the name is familiar.
Sonny orders Shawn to get Intel on Carlos.
Sabrina is missing.
Anna believes that Patrick and Robin will be together again.
Maxie seems to be gone.
Duke Lavery asks Anna a big question today, "What happened to Faison?" We still haven't heard the words, "He's dead." Duke also finds out that Derek is Julian and wants to kill him.
Luke and Jerry fall over a balcony during a fight. Neither die. Julian Jerome is going to help Jerry, who must be pretty badly hurt. To the remark "Jerry must be dead," Luke replies, "We're talking about Jerry Jacks." Amen.
Sonny is ready to take out Julian.
Carly tells Bobbie about Julian Jerome.
Emma wonders if Robin will be returning to heaven in the near future.
Robin admits that she doesn't know what's happening from here.
Patrick tells Sabrina that he still loves her.
I loved the show today, don't get me wrong, but I want to vent about something.
In line with what I've been doing lately, I'll use a line from an old film, The Bishop's Wife. The angel (Cary Grant) says that everything would be better "if people could only learn to behave like human beings."
I felt today's episode of GH highlighted that, which is a major problem with soap operas in general. For the sake of drama, sometimes human emotions fly out the window.
I know that most of us have never seen anyone come back from the dead, but after the initial shock, come on.
The first thing Felix should have done was get poor, devastated Sabrina out of there. Something awful happens that hurts a loved one - don't you think of them immediately? We could still have seen a strong reaction from Sabrina. But you're going to let your best friend stand up there feeling sad, shocked, and humiliated?
Next. What benefit did we derive from a church full of guests watching the reunion of Robin and Patrick? Elizabeth or Lucy should have escorted them out a side door, and Mac and Felicia could have waited in the minister's office. Was everyone waiting for the reception to begin or what?
In the shock, Robin and Patrick probably couldn't move, so everyone would have to work around them.
I know how quickly the writers have to work but sometimes things just don't make sense to me. I was thrilled to see Robin and Patrick back together, but I kept thinking of Sabrina standing at the front of the church, completely ignored.
My sister was home from work today and listened to me screaming at the television for an hour.
First of all, how did anyone miss Robin standing in the doorway?
Kate and Will's wedding wasn't even that long.
My sister said, "Well, it wouldn't be a soap opera if ..." I cut her off.
I screamed, "Are you kidding? This wedding has been going on for weeks!" (An exaggeration but that's what it felt like.)
Yes, today was the wedding.
Today Anna and Robert determined Faison's fate.
Jerry and Luke fight over the serum, with Bobbie in the middle.
Read about it here.
We've got to face it -- Brad has fallen for Felix and is trying to demonstrate a good side.
If only he could get everyone's pesky judgment about him not caring for his own son out of the way. We know that he's not Ben's father, but until he clears that up, his reputation will continue to suffer.
The man who plays him is a surprising blend of experience, skill, ambition, and dogged determination.
Meet Parry Shen, who plays Brad the lab tech, here.
On the pre-Thanksgiving episode, so we can salivate until Monday, the wedding of Sabrina and Patrick began.
Matters wind up on Spoon Island, except the fate of Faison.
Maxie insists on seeing Connie.
Jerry Jacks takes Bobbie hostage.
Read all about it here.
Britt wants to confess something to Nikolas.
Anna wants Robert to join her in killing Faison.
Carly sees Jerry with Bobbie.
If there is anyone here who knows why Patrick and Sabrina should not be married, please speak now or forever hold your peace."
Robin, speak up!
There's a wonderful Irving Berlin song performed by Bing Crosby in the movie Holiday Inn called "I've Got Plenty to be Thankful For" that sums up what a lot of us feel this year about General Hospital.
It's been some time since General Hospital was threatened with the axe. In fact, last Thanksgiving, the show also enjoyed high ratings. Nice to know they're even higher this year!
Since last Thanksgiving, we've been treated to the fiftieth anniversary, the return of the Nurse's Ball, and many old-timers, some of whom have stayed around.
I was especially happy to see Tyler Christopher return as Nikolas and stick around. He's great in the role, of course, but I love the fact that the character is related to Laura and goes back to the time that Luke and Laura returned to Port Charles with Lucky. Also, we need an excuse to visit that crazy mansion from time to time.
Because of budget constraints, GH can't use the old-timers as much as the contract players, but it's still great to see Robert, Lucy (Lynn Herring), Felicia (Kristina Wagner), Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), Faison (Anders Hove), Duke (Ian Buchanan), Scott (Kin Shriner), Heather (Robin Mattson), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), and Laura (Genie Francis), even if it's occasionally. And now we have Robin (Kimberly McCullough) back, at least for a while.
Then there were the one-offs or characters involved in short story arcs: Audrey Hardy (Rachel Ames), Stuart Damon (Alan Quartermaine), Rick Springfield (Noah Drake), Jack Wagner (Frisco). Rick Webber (Chris Robinson), Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livingston), and Georgie Jones (Lindze Letherman).
Let's not forget some exciting newcomers: Ava Jerome (Maura West), a real asset to any soap, Julian Jerome (William DeVry), ditto, a grown-up Morgan (Bryan Craig), Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), and Pepi Sonuga as Felix's sister. So far, she's gotten very little airtime.
This isn't an end of the year roundup, so I won't continue. I just want to say General Hospital is regaining its former glory, and for that, we have to thank Ron Carlivati, head writer, and Frank Valentini, producer. I like what they're doing, and if one looks at the ratings, so do others. So we are very thankful for them. Without them, we could be watching a reality show: Unemployed Soap Stars.
On Tuesday's General Hospital:
Brad tries to get an answer about Robin out of Britt.
Patrick walks in while Britt and Brad are talking in the lab and wonders what's going on.
Anna, Duke, Robert, and Robin revel in their happy reunion.
Felicia attempts to talk Maxie into attending the Drake-Santiago nuptials.
Robin leaves a message for Patrick.
Spinelli has a suggestion for Maxie.
Patrick tells Epiphany that nothing will stop him from marrying Sabrina.
Lucy tells Sabrina that she can't marry her and Patrick.
Faison has Nikolas.
Well, the years, marriage, and children haven't aged Michael Saucedo at all! It was sweet that Juan had a scene with Rebecca Herbst, during which he said he was married to a great gal named Becky!
Monday marked the beginning of the end of the Robin saga with big doings at Wyndemere.
Britt gets caught with her hand in the vial jar.
Patrick gets a visitor.
Luke aims and fires.
You can read about it here.