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    No Matter What She Decides.

    Wednesday, January 18 2012
    Molly meets TJ, Maxie is put on the spot, and Sam makes a decision.


    Alexis and Molly meet Shawn at Kelly's. He wants Alexis' advice. She wonders if it has anything to do with him moving. Carly walks in, wondering why no one told her about that. TJ joins them, forcing Shawn to make introductions. Molly asks if TJ will be going to the high school and Alexis offers to make some calls for him. Molly and TJ go to the counter to get some cheese fries, leaving Shawn and Carly to discuss TJ. Shawn doesn't know how to deal with TJ's pain. Carly thinks Shawn helping the teen is a good thing and offers her assistance if he needs anything. She also offers him the job of running Kelly's since Bobbie is out of town. He accepts. Ewen walks in to talk to Alexis about renting Wyndemere. He explains about his patient with unusual needs who is drawn to the place. She agrees. Meanwhile, Molly tries to talk Shawn up to an unreceptive TJ. He asks what she likes to do and she talks about reading and the great library they have that he could utilize. He says there's no way he's going to that school.



    After an apparent night and morning of amazing sex at her place, Steve and Olivia discuss the emotional strain of his job. Olivia tries to talk about their relationship, but Steve gets paged back to work. Steve notes he doesn't have time to go to his place and change. Olivia suggests he start leaving some clothes there.



    Maxie shows Matt the proofs of their photo shoot at the hospital. Liz is disdainful of it, but Maxie plays up how people are raving about the chemistry they share in the photos. Liz interrupts with the journal Matt's research has been published in. After boasting about how much she knows about Matt's work, Elizabeth challenges her to prove it. Maxie fumbles around and then mentions them moving in together because she has a stalker. Liz doesn't believe her. She walks away, as Matt accuses Maxie of not caring about his work. She insists that's not true and then sees the man with the fedora, but Matt doesn't. In fact, he doesn't even believe he exists. She begs him to move in with her, but Matt suggests she just talk to Mac. Maxie can't talk to Mac about it and stalks off. Steve and Olivia walk off the elevator and run into Maggie, who needs Steve's input on a patient. Olivia snarks, "So, you're the emergency." Maggie tells Steve about a dire case involving a little girl and Olivia sends them off. Liz catches her counting. Olivia says she chooses to believe Maggie isn't using an injured child to get closer to Steve. Steve returns to tell Olivia he'll be there a while working on the patient. Olivia kisses him goodbye, and continues counting on the elevator.



    At Spinelli's office, he gets information about the fire at Franco's studio. Jason asks if they found a body. He relays that a body was found and deemed to be Franco's. He continues that the fire is blamed on mishandling of turpentine. Spinelli hopes Franco's reign of terror is over, but notes Jason isn't exactly relieved. Ethan enters and Jason leaves. Spinelli knows Ethan is there about Cassandra. Spinelli admits he is drawn to the mystery of the woman, who is eluding even his network of friends. Ethan needs to know who she is. Maxie shows up and asks Spinelli to move in with her.



    Sam bolts awake after a nightmare about Franco at home. Jason returns and Sam says they have to decide what to do about the baby. She doesn't know if she could carry or love Franco's child. Jason asks if she wants to end the pregnancy. She doesn't know what she wants. Jason tells her to stop thinking about Franco because the baby might be his. She knows, but that's not how she feels right now. Jason says he loves her and he'll be with her no matter what she decides. Sam wants to take a test to determine paternity. Jason is all for it.



    Sonny follows a stressed out Kate to the Metro Court, where they continue debating the dangers of his business. Kate can't do this anymore. She isn't sure they're compatible and accuses him of trying to charm her into ignoring their issues. She loves being with him, but she has her work and reputation to consider. Sonny would never ask her to compromise herself or jeopardize her career for him. She needs time to think.


    Tomorrow's Port Charles spoilers for General Hospital:

    Johnny finds Michael with a gun.

    Luke helps Carly, but there are strings attached.

    Tracy must decide whether or not to marry Anthony.

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    Posted by cowboys fan at Wednesday, January 18 2012 01:15 PM

    Something tells me that charred body they found was not Franco's.

    I was thinking, what if Sam ends her pregnancy and can't get pregnant again. Then later on finds out that Franco never laid a finger or anything else on her.

    I know she is planning on doing the some tests to find out who the daddy is. But something could go wrong with the test results.

    Posted by Unicorn Girl at Wednesday, January 18 2012 01:27 PM

    No Michael? GREAT!

    No WIW? EVEN BETTER!

    Posted by Midas at Wednesday, January 18 2012 01:29 PM

    @cowboys fan. You are so right. Franco probably isn't dead, and he could possibly mess with the test since he knows every move Jason and Sam make. Also, hopefully it will give a definite answer on who the father is and not give an exact date of conception---which will probably be the date that Franco "raped" Sam which is also the same date Jason and Sam made love for the umpteenth time.

    Posted by Diana8254 at Wednesday, January 18 2012 01:51 PM

    Someone mentioned yesterday they thought Matt might be the man attacking the women. I never thought of him. I thought of Spin or Max since Diane dumped him but it makes more sense and good story for it to be Matt but it would ruin his medical career.

    Posted by Midas at Wednesday, January 18 2012 01:51 PM

    I just saw this on General Hospital Happenings page2---Jason and Alexis warn Helena to stay away from Sam. Does Franco have some sort of tie to Helena? This is getting too crazy for words. Will Helena try to steal Sam's baby since Sam is a Cassadine via Alexis?

    Posted by mamajj at Wednesday, January 18 2012 02:11 PM

    hi all. real quick.....there is a great article over on soapzone.com under news&gossip w/Ron talking about weaving in the OLTL characters & in the news room on this site there is a idea floating around about GH going to primetme. check em out friends. be back later.

    Posted by Scrimmage at Wednesday, January 18 2012 02:57 PM

    Well they say it's a woman's perogative to change her mind, but Kate's change of heart about Sonny getting shot came out of nowhere. The last I saw, she was joking about Sonny wincing when he bent over to kiss her, and now she's all “Holy Sh!t! You were SHOT!” It's a surprising and delayed moment of clarity for Kate, but it won't last long.

    I loved Alexis' “Oh why not?” attitude about the idea that Dr. Bigfoot wants to rent Wyndemere, but I wonder if Ethan will stay on as caretaker. He's got a lot to take care of.

    FauxMaxie just can't sling the snark with Elizabeth like the real Maxie can. She just comes off looking brainless and pitiful, which is NOT our Maxie! Now she looks desperate turning to Spinelli. Been there, done that. I hope Kirsten comes back soon, before more damage is done to Maxie's character.

    All this ANGST!! Geez, Sam was freaking out over what to do next when the obvious conclusion, which she thankfully arrived at by the end of the show was to TALK TO A DOCTOR!!!

    Duh.

    Gather information, determine your options, and THEN make a decision. Who knew there was a new, safe kind of early term paternity test? Probably doesn't come up a lot at mob meetings. When they talk about “Families” that's not the same thing. I sure hope we can resolve this ASAP and FINALLY put Franco out of our minds.


    Posted by TipsyTess at Wednesday, January 18 2012 03:06 PM

    Hi everyone...Just have this baby Sam..gee Jason was raised by Monica and Alan and it was Susan who was his mother. This may be your only child you will have.
    At least I know where Bobbie is..Seattle...guess that is why she has not been on.
    I like Matt and Liz so I hope Matt is not the one attacking the women.

    Posted by WatFan at Wednesday, January 18 2012 03:25 PM

    Please clearly mark your

    SPOILERS as such, including charater - actor comings and goings and things you read on other sites.

    Thanks you and have a lovely evening.

    Posted by ransomha at Wednesday, January 18 2012 03:25 PM

    Why should Lulu know what she wants to be when she grows up? Luke hasn't figured it out yet and he has about 40 years on her. And how many people wouldn't love the luxury of trying a few things before they work at a job for the next 35 years? If she doesn't have a passion for something, this is the smart way to do it. Her husband doesn't mind, I don't see anything wrong with it.

    Liz showed Maxie for the shallow , self centered twit she is. Only thing is, Matt already knows.

    Don't know what changed for Kate between yesterday and today. That was odd. And it's not like she doesn't know first hand what life with Sonny means.

    Ewen failed to mention that squatters were already living in Wyndermere . Good job Ethan.

    Bobbie ran Kelly's? I thought she was a nurse.

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