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    A Marriage, a Birthday and Pending Doom.

    Monday, December 29 2008
    Robin and Patrick officially tie the knot, Carly and Sonny spend Michael's birthday at his bedside and Jason warns Sonny not to cross him ever again.


    After a long and twisted road, Robin and Patrick are finally at the altar exchanging wedding vows. Robin recalls a time when she had given up on love, but then met Patrick. When it was his turn to speak, Patrick says that falling in love with her has been the most profound experience on his life. He promises to value that gift and to love Robin and Emma as long as they all live. After pretending to have lost the ring, Matt finally hands over Robin's ring as Maxie rolls her eyes in frustration. In the end, Robin and Patrick are pronounced 'man and wife' to cheers and plenty of applause.



    The reception gets underway. Maxie bemoans how Robin now has the perfect life, but assures Spinelli that she hasn't wanted the traditional stuff since she was about six. Patrick dances with Anna, Robin dances with Robert, and just as Spinelli is getting ready to ask Maxie to dance, Matt does. She hands Spinelli her glass and gives Matt a whirl.



    While waiting, Spinelli fantasizes about singing "They Can't Take That Away From Me" to Maxie as he leads her in an equally romantic soft-shoe dance. His voice is spot-on as he sings about 'the way she holds her hat' and 'the way she sips her tea'.



    Later, Robert makes a lovely speech. He applauds Robin and Patrick in choosing each other. He advises them to stay the course when facing challenges. Anna chimes in and gives a list of 'don'ts' for the newlyweds to follow. Later, Anna and Robert each remember the night that they told tiny Robin that they were divorcing. When they realize that they're thinking of the same thing, they point out that Robin was born of their love for each other. Robert tells Anna that it still ranks as the greatest love of all time.



    Edward approaches Luke and asks him to hurry up and win Tracy back because she's driving them nuts. Luke says that he's trying, but Edward says that he has to grovel and use romance. He admits to getting the boot from Lila many times, but he always won her back.



    There are a few people in town who aren't at the wedding. Jax has returned from Australia and is sitting with Carly at The Metro Court. She asks about Lady Jane and he says that she's in denial about losing Jerry and thinks that their marriage will work out in the end. She asks why he's being so nice to her, but he says that this must be a rough time for her.



    Jason is over at Sonny's house asking him to leave the Zacchara's. He tells him that conflicts will continue to come up between them and asks how far Sonny is willing to push? Sonny tells Jason that the hunger for power has overcome him, but Jason says that he's trying to work things out between them. Sonny picks up the phone and orders someone to land their shipment on pier 17. Jason can't believe that Sonny would challenge him in this way, today of all days. Sonny remembers that it's Michael's birthday and says that he doesn't need Jason to remind him of anything. Jason says he will not give an inch, but in Michael's memory he will not stop this one shipment. "If it happens again I will do what I need to do," Jason says as he leaves.



    Sam is surprised to find Jax at her door. He asks if she can fill in some of the blanks about his brother's last few hours and if she's certain that he is dead. Sam sits with him and tells everything that happened between her and Jerry. Jax listens and says that Jerry could've pulled off his scheme to make law enforcement believe he's dead. Sam doesn't see how that is possible and tells Jax that she's sorry for his loss. Jax apologizes for what Jerry did to her and Sam tells him that Jerry never spoke of him with anything but love.



    Later, Sam calls Jason over to tell him that Federal Agent Rayner called her and had a bunch of questions about Spinelli. Neither of them are happy to learn that now their friend Spinelli is on the fed's radar.



    Carly shows up in Michael's hospital room and finds Sonny sitting with him. "He loves you so much Sonny and it's well deserved because you are a terrific father," she says. Sonny cries and apologizes for the millionth time about what's happened to their son. Carly tells him that there's nothing they can do to change anything so he needs to stop beating himself up over it. She says that her gift to Michael is to forgive him, and now he needs to forgive himself. Sonny cries and says that will take a while. He holds Michael's hand and Carly cradles Sonny in her arms.


    Next on General Hospital:

    The power goes out at The Metro Court on New Year's Eve.

    Carly finds Jax sitting alone on the roof.

    Lulu and Johnny plan a special night together.

    Spinelli plans to kiss Maxie at midnight, but his timing is off.

    Nikolas tells Nadine that she's the best thing that happened to him in 2008.

    Luke and Tracy have a private party for two on The Haunted Star.

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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Blesseddiva at Monday, December 29 2008 01:47 PM

    It's a shame---2008 passes by in Port Charles and no one remembered Courtney Matthews Morgan Jax. Nicholas never remembers Courtney--Jax never mentions her, Sonny never mentions her, Carly never mentions her best friend and Mike--of all people, didn't remember her.

    Well, I remembered you Courtney and Spencer seems to be alright--even though Nicholas to move from one preoccupation (Emily's death & his visions of her) to his present distraction (Nadine the clueless). So I hope Lesley Lu is telling you about your mama.

    Posted by Blesseddiva at Monday, December 29 2008 01:50 PM

    Jason,
    I think you need to go ahead and handle Sonny. Sonny will not back down and he is selfish and power hungry. Do what you need to do and protect the organization.

    Robin--looked so radiant. I am happy for her and Patrick.

    Posted by hibw at Monday, December 29 2008 01:53 PM

    "Later, Anna and Robert each remember the night that they told tiny Robin that they were divorcing."

    I'd like to know how they both can remember this. Robert didn't know he had a child until Robin and Anna came on the show when Robin was six years old. It was a big deal storyline at the time. Man, I hate when these soaps re-write history. Just last week, they made a big deal about Philomena (I can't spell it) and how she raised Robin while Anna was spying...for the wrong side at the time...and now, they change something...go figure.

    Posted by shepmajor at Monday, December 29 2008 01:54 PM

    Sorry Blesseddiva, but Courtney was not a very well-loved character, nor has she been missed by many people.

    Posted by shepmajor at Monday, December 29 2008 01:57 PM

    hibw - Admittedly I haven't SEEN the episode yet, but the phrase "tiny Robin" doesn't necessarily have to imply infant or toddler. Robin was and is quite the tiny person. In fact, she doesn't look much older now than she did when she first showed up in Port Chuckles. A little taller yes, a little more mature, but she's still a petite little thing.

    Posted by JenniferT4683 at Monday, December 29 2008 02:16 PM

    Well the wedding was pretty I absolutely loved spinelli's daydream that was cute! I just wish they would let the poor guy get his girl! But I'm just guessing they'll probably stick her with MH I like him but Not with Maxie.

    I liked the scene with Carly and Sonny I like my girl Carly but she is such a hypocrite one moment she is dead against Sonny and doesn't want him anywhere near his children but you take away her man and she's alone she runs as fast as she can to sonny I thought when she came out of the Nutty bin she was suppose to be miss independent but she still relies on Sonny way to much.

    And boy has Michael grown or what I was blown away!

    Posted by Blesseddiva at Monday, December 29 2008 02:18 PM

    Hi Shep,
    I don't know if I "loved her" but it seems that her loved ones like Carly or Mike would remember her. Or Nicholas to have a picture of her for Spencer to see once in a while.
    I do believe that Jax and Carly fell in love trying to keep her baby. I also remember Courtney being the only long term friend (I use that phrase lightly) that Carly had on this show.

    My favorite Characters were Helena Cassadine and Faith Roscoe simply because they were just plain certifiable. It made for great tv.

    Didn't Duke raise Robin for the little time that Anna was around?

    Posted by JenniferT4683 at Monday, December 29 2008 02:20 PM

    Blessed you know I didn't care much for Courtney I liked her with Jax I never saw here really with Jason that was about the time I started watching GH was when they split but that makes good sense they mention all these people they've had in their life Stone,Lila,Emily, yes these were all good characters but dang You're telling me Sonny never mentions his sis? You would think they would atleast mention it on the day she passed/Spencers bday... and We NEVER See Spencer what kind of crap is that? Shouldn't he be introducing him to his new found love **Gag** anyways just thought I'd say I agree with you girl!

    Posted by matfi at Monday, December 29 2008 02:33 PM

    I am very happy that the wedding went on without a hitch!! I love Robin and Patrick. Hope they will be happy forever....but we know who the soap world is. Loved the Sonny and Carly scene. They need to just get together and give up on loving others. They will forever be bonded. I want Spinilli with Maxie. Find someone else for Matt...please.

    Posted by cowboys fan at Monday, December 29 2008 02:45 PM

    Robin and Patrick are officially my favorite couple. They are so cute together.

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