It can't get more emotional than the last week in Port Charles. Anna brought Heather down, but was soon faced with a blast from the past when Duke came back to town. Meanwhile, Sam, Jason and baby were reunited only to face tragedy by the end of the week. Better get out the tissues.
Heather hitting the ground was probably a happy sound for many viewers, especially once it was clear Jason had plucked that little baby out of thin air, which was an incredible catch by the way. Of course, Heather is not gone yet, and she even managed to raise Anna's ire again by bringing up Robin from her hospital bed.
Barely back from Switzerland, Anna jumped right back into work by quickly closing in on Heather with John's help and bringing her down at the hospital. Had to love her kneeling next to Heather after she hit the ground, willing her to live only so she could face justice for all of the wrongs she has done. Not that Heather, staving off a coma, could let Anna have the last word and made sure to get her thinking about Robin again. Hard to tell if this was an act of compassion on Heather's part of more evilness.
Balloons to heaven:
As Patrick and Anna commiserated about Robin on what would have been her birthday, Patrick told Anna that Emma had sent a note to Robin in heaven, released on a balloon. It was a sweet and tender moment, but not one everyone thought was a responsible one. Jackie F. says, "On yesterday's [Tuesday's] show, I was astonished that Patrick said his daughter Emma sent up a balloon to her mother Robin 'to heaven.' That balloon won't make it to 'heaven,' but it will make it into the nearest ocean where it most likely will be eaten by an unsuspecting ocean dweller; it will die because balloons look like jellyfish. Please don't promote sending up balloon(s). Thank you." How do you feel about this? Let us know in the comments below.
Tea and Todd and Starr:
The only other thing fans have been longing for as much as Sam getting her baby back is Todd answering for his role in the switch. Wily to the end, Todd refused to give anyone any indication that he knew Heather switched the babies - until he was faced with Starr. He shared with her that he did know, but not to tell anyone. For someone who cares so much for his daughter he certainly asks her to compromise herself for his sake an awful lot. Todd is going down and it is just a matter of time.
Sexy maid and hot mobster:
Connie's crazy act is pure entertainment, and her scene with Johnny this week really took the cake. Or yogurt, as the case may be. She and Johnny really let it all hang out during their battle, literally for her in her skimpy maid outfit. The best was when Johnny grabbed her from behind and she got all the yogurt in her hair. Gross!
Things are still a little hazy surrounding Duke's return, but getting clearer by the moment. He seems to be the person behind the Port Charles hostage crisis a few years back, and was able to get to Bernie then. It is still unclear how Sonny never noticed all of his assets were missing - didn't he just get $18 million for Jerry? Duke wants everything back - Anna, Robin, and the entire mob empire run by Sonny. Super smart Anna is sure to be blinded by his charms and their history, but here's hoping she doesn't play dumb on all of these shenanigans.
One of the brightest moments of the week was Diane's return as Todd's lawyer. This should get good, especially since he canned her as his gossip columnist to hire Heather!
For months all fans have wanted was a happy reunion for Sam, Jason and the baby and we finally got it. For like, a second. Watching Jason and Sam at home with Danny, laying in bed, talking about their future and especially when they took their first family picture was so wonderful to see, but almost painful to watch knowing Steve Burton is about to leave the show. But nothing could have prepared viewers for the end of the week.
Well, it happened. Jason got shot by the pier without even getting one night at home with Sam and his son. Worst of all, he was shot in the back with no idea as to who did this to him. All of the sudden, Sonny may have more revenge on his hands than he can handle. Now that the worst has happened, do you think Sam made the right decision taking Jason back? Let us know in our GH Poll: Sam's decision.
We may have known for months that Steve Burton was leaving the show, but nothing could prepare fans for what happened to Stone Cold on Friday. Response was emotional and swift.
Auntiep says, "I can't believe they did that. I know he (Steve) was leaving, but give it to him in the back? That's just not right after 21 years ..."
Blessediva says, "Dang! Jason just got a family and y'all are shooting him down? If they kill Jason, I am done with this show."
Bobbie J. says, "If you guys take Jason off of 'General Hospital' I will stop watching it. I have watched 'General Hospital' since I was in my teens, you can bank this. I am mad as hell over this."
Bayoubtr says, "I sure hope Sonny has a plan for this one. No one takes out his #1 and lives. All hell will break loose next week in P.C."
Scrimmage says, "Not one night? Not even an hour? After going through hell for over a year, Jason and Sam finally claw their way back to each other, overcoming tremendous difficulties every step of the way, and you're telling me that they don't even get to enjoy one full day of happiness and contentment before they're torn apart again?"
A poster wrote in requesting more details about Sonny and Kate's vows. Penny asks, "I would like to have a copy of what the judge said for Sonny and Kate's wedding. The words he said about love, trust and faith. I would really appreciate it."
We spoke to "GH," who were only too happy to provide us with the lines the judge spoke. Enjoy!
Judge Newcomb: "It's been my privilege to preside over many unions. And I've observed that while love doesn't necessarily conquer all, commitment does. The choice to be together - to work it through and make it meaningful. That's what counts. Marriage requires trust. It requires patience. It requires honest and open communication. Above all - and I'm not a man of the cloth - but I've seen that marriage requires faith. The faith to go forward with- out knowing what the future holds. And it requires the support of friends and family. Now it's my responsibility to ask if there's anyone here who knows of any reason this couple should not be joined in matrimony. Speak now or forever hold your peace."
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- Hollie Deese