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    Ferncliff Is The Greatest Equalizer.

    Friday, January 18 2013
    Ellie has a break through, Todd lies in court, and Maxie gets shocking medical news.

    From her hospital room, Maxie dodges questions about the baby from Lulu, who is in Turkey. Maxie gets off the phone quickly when Britt comes in and admits she hasn’t told Dante and Lulu about the miscarriage. Couldn’t Britt just slip her another embryo? Britt takes some blood work to check her levels to see if it is even possible they could do it and will return in 30 minutes. Meanwhile, Patrick examines Ellie in her room. He wants her to be patient and optimistic despite no change. Spin encourages Ellie to remain strong. She will not feel sorry for herself but cries anyway. Spin will not give up hope and leaves to get her gift from the car. He runs into Maxie and lets her know Ellie is still not feeling anything. She questions him about why he hasn’t called her. He admits he slept with her because he thought he and Ellie were over. He told Maxie they were meant to be together but he was mistaken. He will always love Maxie, but he chooses Ellie. She asks him to leave. Later, Britt tells Maxie that she is already pregnant. Spin returns to Ellie’s room with a movie to watch and she is overjoyed to show him – her toes are moving!

    In Turkey, Lulu and Dante try to get information about Luke. The place is on lockdown but Dante assures her they will find Luke. Lulu is also worried about Maxie and what she needed to tell her. She is distracted by a blood splatter on the wall. A Turkish officer returns and tells them Luke was shot and Lulu worries he is dead.

    At the Q estate, AJ needles Tracy about Lucy. She isn’t worried. There is an insanity clause in the ELQ bylaws, so Tracy can fire Lucy and remain CEO solo. Unless there is another vote, AJ counters. Tracy is sure Lucy will be found guilty and stomps off. AJ wants to find Lucy and asks Michael to cover for him if Tracy asks where he is going. Michael is nervous but AJ assures him lying is in his DNA. Tracy returns and questions Michael about where AJ is. He stumbles with his explanation and she is shocked by how bad of a liar he is with Q genes. She guesses he went to Lucy and wishes her father was there to explain to Michael why AJ is incompetent.

    Heather approaches Lucy at Ferncliff. She believes Lucy, and Lucy is relieved, but is skeptical she still will when she learns it is about vampires. She fills Heather in about what happened at Kelly’s and they reminisce about those good BLTs. Heather’s ears perk up when she learns McBain was Lucy’s target and is overjoyed to learn Lucy is Ms. Coe. Lucy is horrified to learn she is Heather. They face off and Heather assures her they will be sharing anti-aging cream when they are 80. AJ suddenly arrives and tries to convince Lucy he believes in her. Tracy is getting her booted but he can help. He needs her to take back her share of ELQ and sign it over to AJ. He promises her they will run ELQ together and stomp out Caleb and his posse of bloodsuckers. Lucy refuses to deal with it now and leaves him alone with Heather, who thinks she can help.

    Todd pleads not guilty in court. He blames Heather, but if you do crazy things you are a crazy person and so pleads insanity himself. John and Carly shake their heads. Diane claims he suffered PTSD and presents the case of Todd’s past. Todd looks at Carly as he tells the judge he needs psychiatric help, not prison. Carly objects! Todd was in his right mind with her and has to take responsibility for his choices. She encourages him to admit what he did, and she will stand by him. He thinks it is crazy that he didn’t trust her. But he doesn’t change his plea. She is sorry he is not the man she thought he was. The judge remands Todd to Ferncliff for an evaluation and Diane warns him it is no picnic there.

    Tuesday’s Port Charles spoilers for General Hospital:

    Lulu learns Luke was shot in prison.

    Spin is ecstatic about Ellie’s health news.

    Mac encourages Duke to give Anna some time.

    Anna asks Sonny if he has feelings for Connie.

    Connie hugs Olivia over her engagement news.

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    Posted by ransomha at Friday, January 18 2013 12:22 PM

    Disappointing friday.

    Carly thinks she's way more important then she is.
    Liked her old hair better too after a second look.

    Guess we all kind of knew Maxie's be reveal.

    Spin should stay with Ellie. He's too dull for Maxie. She needs someone cooler.
    Can't believe Britt would have implanted Maxie again for free. Those inseminations are about 7,000.00 a try.

    Tired of beat up Todd and crazy Lucy.

    Posted by Dubbs at Friday, January 18 2013 12:39 PM

    Riddle me this? How long does it take between sex and a doctor being able to tell that someone is pregnant? I mean, new year's was two weeks ago. Is it really that short a time? Someone explain this to me, please?

    Posted by jumps at Friday, January 18 2013 12:43 PM

    Uh, isn't Heather Webber supposed to be in a SECURED padded room at the nuthouse? How many times has she escaped? And the idiots are just letting her run loose? Really?

    Posted by WatFan at Friday, January 18 2013 12:44 PM

    I'm over the top that Ellie isn't hiding her recovery! I'm so happy that the writers aren't turning her into another low down lying cheating blah blah blah! I'm just glad this part of the story isn't taking the customary soap opera course! Happy, I say.

    Maxi's part of the story - so far - par for the course!

    Posted by jumps at Friday, January 18 2013 12:47 PM

    I read an interview with RC where he stated that YES, they were taking some liberties with the medical and timing of Maxie's pregnancy.

    Posted by lovesdogs980 at Friday, January 18 2013 12:48 PM

    They need to rename this show Psych Ward. I can see it now
    Lucy, Todd and Connie will all get out from under the charges they are facing because they are mentally ill.
    Ferncliff is a joke! They let a maniac like Heather, who has killed multiple times and escaped multiple times roam the halls. Todd shouldn't have any trouble convincing them he's mentally ill.
    Johnny will probably skate too, because of information he has on Tracy.

    Posted by SoapDork at Friday, January 18 2013 12:49 PM

    I don't trust Britt as far as I can throw her, heck Maxie probably never even miscarried Britt probably had her head up Patricks butt and couldn't see the results when Maxie came in the first time.

    I don't like Ellie a lick, I don't know why. I think she plays way too coy and that she is hiding something.

    More Todd please

    Posted by mermaidmarian at Friday, January 18 2013 12:49 PM

    Nothing about the in vitro pregnancy process and time line was accurate; no reason to believe the time line for Maxie to be pregnant again would be accurate either. It's soaps!

    So, my big question is: Is McBain really a vampire?

    Posted by bayoubtr at Friday, January 18 2013 12:49 PM

    Thought today was a real snoozer. This undead stuff has to end and end soon. If they want to launch Port Charles Part II, just do it. I've noticed a few new names on the writing team, and think it's time for some pink slips. For a Friday, they sure didn't leave me wanting more.

    Posted by lovesdogs980 at Friday, January 18 2013 12:50 PM

    Jumps- You Think!
    I just find this story line insulting to all women suffering with infertility problems.

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