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    Beginnings.

    Thursday, May 01 2008
    Anthony Zacchara wheels out of his hearing a free man, Max stands up to Sonny and Nik promises to live a full life.


    Maxie finally breaks the suction between her lips and Spinelli's and asks if she has proven her point. Lulu says that the kiss merely proves her point that Spinelli is just a means to an end for Maxie. Spinelli tells Lulu that her unkind words are beneath her. He concedes that Maxie makes unwise decisions, but points out that Lulu does too. Lulu lists all of Maxie's evil acts over the past year in hopes of proving how manipulative she is. Kate comes out of her office, so they go back to the business of trying to find the lost attachment. After Spinelli finds it, Kate thanks him and Maxie walks him out.



    On The Haunted Star, Tracy tells Luke that he is her favorite mistake and that she loves him too. However, hitching his wagon to the mob is more life threatening than three heart attacks and she begs Luke to sever his ties. Before he can react, Sonny shows up with some business to discuss. Tracy says that Sonny has perfect timing and now her husband can tell Sonny that they have no business. Luke turns to her and reminds her that he is his own man. Tracy leaves and Sonny tells Luke that she is right about warning Luke to stay away from the Zaccharas.



    Luke pours a drink as Sonny explains that if Anthony goes free after today's hearing, the tension between the two families will accelerate. Luke assures his old friend that he won't get pulled in on either side. Sonny wishes him luck and says, "If you need my help, I will not turn you away."



    Claudia has taken the stand in her father's hearing. Alexis is trying to get Claudia to admit that her father has threatened her life, but Claudia isn't cooperating. When asked, she says that her father didn't tamper with her brakes, she just had a little car trouble that's all. Alexis continues to question her whereabouts last night and Claudia sheepishly admits that she had a date with Jason! Diane takes over the questioning because Alexis is flustered at her own witness's change of direction. Claudia doesn't answer Diane's questions either and merely makes a point of saying that her daddy loves her.



    After the judge has heard both sides, he comes to a decision. He says that no testimony was offered to convince him that Mr. Zacchara is a present danger to himself or others, and then releases him from protective custody. After it's all over, Trevor tells Ric to scurry off where he came from. Anthony tells them not to fight in public, but says that he's looking forward to their dog fight. Logan stands up and wheels him to his afternoon therapy appointment. Claudia kisses her dad in congratulations while Johnny just looks on in disgust.



    The only people who remain in the courtroom are father and son Lansing. Trevor softly advises his son to sever all ties and get out while he still can. Ric tells his father to shove it and grow eyes in the back of his head. "You never know when I'm going to sneak up behind you and bury your butt," Ric says.



    Kate is working at her desk when Lulu announces a call from Dr. Devlin. Kate quickly picks up the phone and he assures her that he has arrived at his destination. She doesn't know why he's calling her so he explains that he might be calling for more funding in the future. He says that she wouldn't want Sonny to know that she helped his child's shooter to get away, right? Sonny walks in and Kate bids her caller goodbye. Sonny is glad to see that she didn't run back to Manhattan after their talk last night and she tells him that she loves him and wants to be here. He tells her that Jax's doctors are still running tests on Michael, but in his heart he doesn't think Michael will come out of it. He takes Kate in his arms and says that he doesn't know what he would do if he ever lost her. She tells him that she's alive and exactly where she chooses to be. As they hug, she worriedly stares at the phone.



    Johnny and Claudia get home and he quickly pours himself a drink because he's angry at her for not burying their father in court. She tells him that she has a plan and together they will destroy the crazy old man so that he never hurts them again. They "pinky promise" to seal the deal.



    Anthony has Logan wheel him onto The Haunted Star and then leave. Luke finds him spinning the roulette wheel and they have a very civilized conversation. AZ acts truly remorseful for his actions against Luke during his "insanity" at the B&W ball and Luke seems to take him for his word. AZ quickly changes the conversation to his son's reasons for going into business with Luke. Just then, Lulu walks in and AZ asks whatever will they do about her? Luke grows visibly uncomfortable.



    Sonny and Max are working at Sonny's house, when Jason comes in and announces that AZ has been released. Before he can react, Diane comes in and Sonny tells her that he is NOT happy with her performance. He reiterates his fear that she is too busy panting over his bodyguard and as a result is off her game. Diane objects, but he announces that he's sending Max to Puerto Rico permanently. Max "mans up" and tells Sonny not to interfere in his personal life ever again! (For some reason, Sonny seems to take it.) Next Diane pipes up and tells Sonny that he should be telling Jason not to date Claudia Zacchara.


    Maxie goes into Kate's office and says that they should bring Spinelli back in because there's a million dollars missing from her operating account.


    Emily is beaming as Nikolas twirls her around the ballroom at Wyndemere. He tells her how much he regrets the times when he hurt her, but she tells him that their good times far outweighed the bad. As she tells him that he is her teenage fantasy come true, he seems full of regret. She does her best to convince him that they ended up where they did because they are human, but they loved each other completely in spite of everything. She urges him to honor what they shared by going on without her. He starts to panic and says that he doesn't know how. She gently tells him to raise his son, meet someone and allow himself to love again. Through his tears, he protests that his heart is too full of love for her. She tells him to "stay open" and fill his life with meaning by having other children. She wants him to have a daughter and when she falls in love, he is to tell her about their love. Finally…reluctantly, he agrees to live for her and keep her in his heart for the rest of his life.


    Next on General Hospital:

    Maxie asks Spinelli to find Kate's million dollars.

    Anna's back and Robin tells her about Patrick's crush on her.

    Jason explains to Sonny about Claudia.

    Carly gets Michael's test results back.

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    Posted by LMA2931 at Thursday, May 01 2008 02:11 PM

    it's so weird in here lately, when i first started posting i was welcomed by raggs,mommy,saphire,gval,cali,rock,D'smom, and all the other girls in our other board, sorry if i forgot anyone,but i'm about to leave owrk and want to get this out. Any way I was welcomed with open arms and truly enjoyed all of our FRIENDLY little debates on story topics and characters, here lately I usually don't post on this one or if i do, i don't go back and read comments left about mine because there so much meanness, and just plain, nastyness. soaps is supposed to be about fans, and celebrating something we all enjoy as online friends, this site was exactly that for me, there are many of you that i can thank for keeping me happy and sane the last month my """PALS""" know who they are. We are not here to attack eachother and make others feel like they are wrong or not allowed there opinion, we all have our days when we get angry at a story or a character, it happens to me, then i rant and one of my special ""PAL"" girls reels me back and says are you ok, what going on with you today. Since most of us use GH as an outlet and a good place to share and make friends. Lets all try to start fresh,,

    Just an idea I know that it sounds childish.
    But lets give it a try. I'll go first.

    Hi everyone I am LMA2931, I'm from Alabama, been watching GH since I was 6, my favorite characters are lulu/johnny, not a big kate fan, but the actress is wonderful... Whos next?

    Posted by YR_GH_ATWT_Lover at Thursday, May 01 2008 02:15 PM

    First of all, what was claudia doing?! she had the perfect opportunity to put her father back into the looney bin and she talks about him being care, kind and compassionate, yeah whatever! then claudia turns around and says she has a plan? her plan is probably on dying because anthony will definetly try to kill claudia and her handsome brother johnny.

    and as for Emily, it was hard to watch all the scenes with her and Nikolas. i will definetly miss her. GH did a bad job in killing her and Alan off of the show.

    and Maxie makes me sick. all she does is use poor spinelli to get her way. but spin is too desperate to see that. oh spinelli! LOL

    today was a pretty interesting show, though!

    Posted by Matthewsmom at Thursday, May 01 2008 02:27 PM

    It was sad to see Emily and Nicolas dancing for one last time!! I really wish they wouldnt hook him up so quickly with Nadine. She is so not right for him. To change the subject I dont understand the whole Kate paying Dr.D thing. Why would she help the man that shot Michael. Can anyone answer that for me??

    Posted by jlil707 at Thursday, May 01 2008 02:30 PM

    Hi! I am jlil707m I am from Northern California and it feels like I have been watching GH since birth. I stray and find myself going form months at a time sometimes with out tuning but I am always drawn back in.
    Love Jason and Elizabeth, alos reallly like Sam and Jason there in the middle when things were good. Like who Sam seems to be becoming - not as crazy as she was there for awhile. Not a fan of Claudia, irritated at Sonny and a little worried for my poor dear Spinelli cause unfortunately Ms. Maxie is a bit of black widow - her relationships rarely turn out good. Also do NOT enjoy little miss lulu mcwhinestoomuch. They grew her up way to fast cause shes still acting like a child most of the time,
    Thanks!

    Posted by ilovejasonseyes at Thursday, May 01 2008 02:30 PM

    I was bawling the whole time with Nik/Emily. I wished that he was NOMINATED and for that,I wont watch the Emmy's :

    Posted by ilovejasonseyes at Thursday, May 01 2008 02:30 PM

    :o

    Posted by 33JoejoesGirl at Thursday, May 01 2008 02:37 PM

    I don't know what it is about seeing a grown man cry, but man it gets me every time Poor Nicholas, I'm really bummed to see this happening. (I'm at work watching this and my mascara is running) ...........OMG !!!

    I have to applaud these actors, I'm believeing it!

    Posted by raggsies at Thursday, May 01 2008 02:41 PM

    it was sad to see nic and em dancing this last dance, or is it? i really miss her being with nic but i am ready for nic to move on now. not really with anyne specific, just move on and live laugh andlove his son. i would also like to see more of the business adventures he is involved in. i might be wrong but i thought it was em's idea to leave the show? mr. guza says that she is welcome back anytime, even as another character. sounds like he liked her.

    i am going to keep rooting for maxi. i believe she has truly changed somewhat. she will always be a little devil, when she needs to be but i don't think she is going to be s nasty as she was before. hi lma, you know me and i am from florida.

    Posted by raggsies at Thursday, May 01 2008 02:41 PM

    it was sad to see nic and em dancing this last dance, or is it? i really miss her being with nic but i am ready for nic to move on now. not really with anyne specific, just move on and live laugh andlove his son. i would also like to see more of the business adventures he is involved in. i might be wrong but i thought it was em's idea to leave the show? mr. guza says that she is welcome back anytime, even as another character. sounds like he liked her.

    i am going to keep rooting for maxi. i believe she has truly changed somewhat. she will always be a little devil, when she needs to be but i don't think she is going to be s nasty as she was before. hi lma, you know me and i am from florida.

    Posted by raggsies at Thursday, May 01 2008 02:42 PM

    sorry i do not know how that happened!

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