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    Monday, January 12 2009
    Sonny resists Claudia's insistence that Jason must pay, Jason is told that he's the key to saving Spinelli and Jax listens to his heart.


    "From now on you stay out of my way," Jason tells Sonny as he and Claudia watch their ship burn in the harbor. He tells Sonny that he evacuated the ship but he can't guarantee that no one will get hurt next time. Sonny tells him that this is headed for a war that neither of them wants. Claudia reminds Sonny that Jason took away his children and is now blowing up shipments. Jason asks if his wife speaks for him these days. Deep in thought, Sonny takes her and leaves.



    Sam comes across Liz and the boys on the waterfront. They have come out for the Parade of Lights in the harbor, but instead they notice the burning ship. Liz states the obvious - that the area in question is Jason's. Sam promises to go check to see if Jason is okay and will let her know. Liz says that she has to put her family first and doesn't want to know.



    Later, Lucky joins Liz and the family watches the Parade of Lights together. She tells him that it feels good to all be together and Lucky agrees.



    Meanwhile, Maxie watches as Spinelli is read his Miranda rights. She yells that he is a law-abiding citizen, but he is taken into custody for being a threat to national defense.



    She barges into the PCPD and accuses Mac of going after Spinelli. He knew that the FBI was going to use their facilities to process a prisoner, but didn't know who it was going to be. As Agent Rayner and Winifred enter, Maxie goes into attack mode. Spinelli is put into the interrogation room, but looks through the window as Maxie smacks Winifred across the face. Winifred says that this was her first field assignment and she didn't enjoy it. She warns Maxie that Spinelli could go to prison for the rest of his life.



    Maxie calls Sam and asks her to find Jason to help Spinelli. Sam already had Jason on her mind and it only took a minute to locate him. She tells him that Spinelli's computer had been hacked into and Jason says that if that's true the FBI has all that they need!



    Tracy was not at all happy to find Sonny with Luke on The Haunted Star. She tells Luke that her investment isn't paying off and what's more, the mob activity is heating up and could negatively impact the business. Luke assures her that he knows what's going on and their business isn't in danger. She says that Sonny is on a suicide mission and begs him not to get involved. Luke says that he was merely telling Sonny that he wants to remain neutral. Tracy softens and says that she wants him alive, kicking, stealing her money and heart and that he is the best time she's ever had. Only she can kill him, she clarifies, and Luke says he can live with that.



    When Jax returns to The Metro Court, Carly admits that she asked Diane to stretch out their divorce so that he has time to fall in love with her again. Jax tells her that's just not possible because he never fell out of love with her. She says that there's no way she'll screw it up if he gives her one more chance. Jax admits that he asked Alexis to stall, too. They recall some of their happier times and Carly asks Jax if he'll come over for dinner. He agrees, as long as she doesn’t cook.



    Sonny and Claudia are arguing as they arrive home. She says that someone has to pay for the shipment, why can't it be Jason? She goes on to say that the only way to redeem himself in her father's eyes is to retaliate. Sonny remains firm that he will deal with this in his way. Claudia tells him that the only way is to take Jason down. Sonny says that Jason didn't even want to run the organization in the first place! Claudia contends that power changed Jason and Sonny knows exactly what he needs to do.



    On Capitol Hill, the senators tell Nikolas that he is a foreign national and his motives for taking over Nadine's patent are suspect. After a break, Nikolas says who companies who provide for armed services shouldn't profit off of the endeavor. The senator says that they can't let him take the patent and sell the product on the black market to other countries. Nadine finally speaks up by saying that she wants our soldiers to have the best equipment, but she wants no part in helping big businesses get rich in the process. She says that this is her fight, not Nikolas's, and hopes they let her control her own property. The senators agree that she made her point beautifully and agree to bar Equinox from using her patent. As soon as they leave the chambers, Nikolas gets a call on his cell. It seems that someone in the White House wants to speak with Nadine.



    When Jason arrives at the PCPD, he finds Diane talking to Alexis. Alexis wishes them luck and walks off. Diane tells Jason that this could be very bad. Inside the room, Agent Rayner tells Spinelli that hacking into national defense, Interpol and witness protection data is considered high treason. He advises him to keep quiet. Then, Spinelli is brought out and put into a cage while Rayner confers with Jason. Diane wants to be included, but is told that things will go better for Spinelli if Jason speaks with him alone. Maxie clutches Spinelli's hand through the bars and tries to comfort him.


    Next on General Hospital:

    Jason learns that if he helps bring the Zaccharas down, Spinelli can go free.

    Jason knows what he needs to do, and asks Carly to set up a meeting with Sonny.

    Carly chooses her dinner with Jax instead.

    Sonny informs Anthony that he is in charge and won't be told what to do.

    Maxie brings Spinelli back to her place to comfort him.

    Robin thinks moving into a bigger house would make her feel better.

    Nikolas tells Nadine that Emily's birthday is coming up.

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    Posted by beenaroundalongtime at Monday, January 12 2009 01:39 PM

    I hope Maxie slapped Winifred from where she stood clear across Lake Michigan.

    Posted by da_kid at Monday, January 12 2009 01:45 PM

    Why is Sonny letting Morticia make decisions for him? I hate the fact that he and Jason are feuding. I don't know how he thought that crazy marriage was going to be good for anyone. I miss him and Jason meeting in the office and working together. Now he's going to let that dragon-woman come between them. Please let him find out what she did to Michael before he is stupid enough to sleep with her.

    Poor Spinelli. I felt so sorry for him when he told Maxie he was scared. Everyone should realize tht hanging around with Sonny and Jason can be very dangerous. .Unfortunately he is finding out the hard way. Now that he is in trouble, Maxie wants to be his advocate, but just a few hours ago she completely destroyed him and broke his heart. I like Spineli. I hope Jason and Sonny can come together to help him.

    Posted by firebird85 at Monday, January 12 2009 02:05 PM

    Why doesn’t Sonny seem to care that Jason blew up the shipment? Is it because Sonny shares history with Jason? Is it because the shipment belongs to the Z’s organization?
    Sonny is so calm over this “territory issue” with Jason, and now he is listening to Claudia’s opinions. Something just doesn’t add up.

    Please stop! I want to get off the Jax & Carly roller coaster ride. Their monotonous marriage drama is making me nauseous.

    I don’t always condone Maxi’s actions but Winifed deserved it!

    Posted by JenniferT4683 at Monday, January 12 2009 02:32 PM

    I'm so happy Maxie Smacked Winni she deserved it for scaring poor Spinelli and I seen it coming from a mile off you could tell the way Liz and Lucky were looking at each other they'll be back together before you know it Now as far as Jasam goes that's a different story I think Jason will take a little bit longer to grieve his lady than Liz did to Grieve for him.

    So happy to have Diane and Alexis with us I'm ready for those two to have another adventure.

    Hmmmmm I just got an Idea wouldn't it be something if the person that wanted to speak with Nadine would be the man she thought she had lost but secretly he had to fake his death for some unknown reason and that will cause her and nik to break up that would be awesome.

    Well looks like Sonny won't have to go down this time if all Jason has to do is bring down the Zaccharas but then again wouldnt sonny go down with them for his involvement?

    Posted by TipsyTess at Monday, January 12 2009 02:41 PM

    I'm hoping that Sonny and Jason both can help Spinilli also.
    Still think Maxie is in the wrong how she handled things and I'm surprised she wasn't arrested for slapping an agent. She is in the way there and she is so whiney.
    I did like Luke and Traci today.

    Posted by Bailey9 at Monday, January 12 2009 02:47 PM

    With Winifred sticking around, do you guys see a SpinWin
    coupling? Then Matt and Max (Maxmat?) can be together.

    Posted by genhospchat at Monday, January 12 2009 02:49 PM

    NyD: I am commenting from your post yesterday and just wanted to say not a problem. I guess reading so many posts of BASICALLY the same thing, they all seem to run together.

    As for tomorrow's show, from above, I can't BELIEVE that Carly would have dinner with Jax than to help Jason, who has helped her, inconveniently I may add, SO MANY TIMES and didn't bat an eye. I hope that Jason just lets her go as a "friend" now and never does another thing for her. It seems Carly only cares about Jason when CARLY needs something and now that she has what she wants, Jason isn't important anymore. Carly (and Sonny for that matter) have taken advantage of and invaded Jason's lives so much that he can't even have a life of his own....it's time for Jason to say "adios" to both and have the life HE wants!

    Posted by genhospchat at Monday, January 12 2009 02:56 PM

    Bailie: I would like to see a SpinWin/Spinnie coupling and if Maxie wants to go to Matt, go ahead. I don't think that Maxie is good for Spin, she doesn't treat him the way a friend (or a partner) should be treated.

    Posted by Cynic at Monday, January 12 2009 03:13 PM

    I think Spinelli has Asberger's Syndrome. Brilliant, but unable to pick up on social cues, which makes him a misfit. What a great potential storyline this could be, not to mention widening understanding of this condition. From what I understand, many highly intelligent people with this condition become almost unemployable or underemployed due to their inability to fit in, despite their having advanced academic degrees in mathematical and scientific fields.

    Spinelli might have been placed in a "home" by parents who were unable to cope with his precocious, but odd, behavior. WE NEED HIS BACKSTORY!

    I must say that Friday's highly charged scene between Kirsten and Bradford made Laura Wright's tantrums seem like acting by numbers.

    Posted by shepmajor at Monday, January 12 2009 03:23 PM

    Okay... it may just be my overanalytical and logical thinking, but... since when can anyone be prosecuted using ILLEGALLY obtained evidence? The FBI can't just hack into someone's computer - without a WARRANT - and then file charges against them.

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