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    Family Dinner.

    Tuesday, December 22 2009
    Sonny, Dominic and Olivia enjoy a meal together, Rebecca leaves town, Jason finds Josslyn's hat, and Jason and Sam talk about their feelings.

    At the hospital, Lucky interrupts Elizabeth and Rebecca's fight. The women remain catty, but Rebecca doesn’t tell him about Elizabeth's affair with Nikolas, she just wishes Lucky happiness and hopes he finds it. She gives him a hug and leaves. Lucky wonders if Elizabeth can now tell him why she hates her so much. Elizabeth says she never trusted her and she is glad she's leaving because she brings out the worst in her. Lucky likes this feisty side to her. Lucky runs into Nikolas near the elevators and Elizabeth returns with the kids who tell Nikolas they are getting a Christmas tree.

    Elizabeth, Lucky and the kids go to find a tree and Lucky talks about past Christmases with Laura. Lucky sends Cameron and Jake to find a star for the tree and Elizabeth tells Lucky he is the perfect man for her and she loves him.

    Nikolas goes to Emily's grave and talks about the lousy choices he's made since she died. It hit him today when he saw Lucky, Liz and the kids together that no matter how in love with Elizabeth he is, it’s not fair to make their lives chaotic just because his is. He promises to turn it around and make it better for everybody, as Rebecca secretly overhears.

    Rebecca gets on the plane and meets the man next to her who is also going to Paris and doesn't know anyone in the city. He's sorry for staring at her and she assumes he recognizes her. He says no, he couldn't help but notice how beautiful her eyes are.

    In Ronnie's hospital room, Ronnie indicates the message, "You Choose," is for Jason but can't explain what Franco wants from him. Lulu gets Robin when Ronnie goes unconscious. As Robin tends to him, Jason finds a matchbook which is a message letting Jason know where to find Franco. After Jason and Robin have left, Dante tells Lulu to lay low for awhile because Franco is dangerous. He tells her she probably won't see him until he can nail Franco.

    Jason goes to the restaurant, but Franco has already left. An employee gives him something Franco left behind for him, which is Josslyn's hat.

    Jax comes home and Carly asks if he found Josslyn's hat, but he didn't. Carly asks what's in the bag he's holding, but he hides it behind his back. Jax says there's a piece of paper in the bag with instructions on how to retrieve her gift, which will be ready tomorrow. They sit on the couch and Carly marvels at how her life feels like a miracle. She's still worried about Michael though and wishes she knew what her life looked like a year from now. Jax says it will look like them and promises he's not going anywhere. Jason comes over after Jax has left asking if everything is okay. He pulls out Josslyn's hat and he fills her in about Franco. She says she's never met Franco but tells him about the man she met at the tree lot. They realize Franco is the same guy and Carly gets scared that Jason looks so worried. Jason says he'll be okay, but he needs to take care of this and leaves. Jax returns with a present for Carly which she opens right away and is revealed to be lingerie. Carly says she changed her mind and doesn't want to rush things. She just wants to enjoy their Christmas and even though she likes presents, she has everything she wants, as she picks up Josslyn.

    Jason goes home and finds Sam decorating a Christmas tree. He likes it and likes that she's there. Jason catches her up about what Franco's been up to and that he wants him to know he knows who the people are who Jason cares about. Sam reassures him about Franco and Jason tells her he loves her and is glad she is back in his life. Sam is stunned, but says, "I love you too," and they kiss.

    In Franco's studio, a Christmas tree is decorated with ornaments containing photos of Jason, Sam, Sonny, Maxie, Morgan, Lulu and Dominic.

    Michael and Morgan visit their father at his house and then Kristina walks in. Sonny wants to have a family dinner, but Kristina already has a commitment at school, and Michael and Morgan have to help decorate the tree at church. The kids offer to come over the day after Christmas to spend time with him and they leave. An uncomfortable Olivia comes to see Sonny because his bill from Claudia's party is past due. They talk about Claudia and how Diane instructed him to continue to wear his wedding ring. Olivia takes his ring and throws it out the door. Sonny thanks her even though Diane will have his head. She says whatever he's cooking smells good and he tells her he wanted his kids to have dinner with him. He asks her to join him and then Dominic walks in to update him on things. Sonny invites Dominic to have dinner with them as well. Sonny comes out with food, which is just like what Olivia's mother used to make and Dominic says it looks like his grandmother's dish. Dominic and Olivia look nervous, as Sonny asks about her son Dante. Olivia says he has to work for the holidays and then Sonny makes a toast to old friends and new friends. Sonny and Dominic talk about Morgan and the Yankees, as Olivia uncomfortably drinks her wine. Sonny then tells a story about when he and Olivia were kids and it's Dominic's turn to look uncomfortable. After dinner, Sonny tells his dinner guests sometimes the things you don't plan turn out to be the best.

    Next on General Hospital:

    Carly looks for the gift Jax got her.

    Mac and Alexis are set up again.

    Matt and Lisa surprise Robin and Patrick.

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    Posted by beenaroundalongtime at Tuesday, December 22 2009 01:32 PM

    Why was Zander on for Rebecca's last show?

    Posted by mamajj at Tuesday, December 22 2009 01:38 PM

    Good bye Rebecca!! You go ahead and stay in Paris.
    There is nothing in PC for you. Josslyn's hat.
    We all saw that coming. What does Franco what. I thought
    revenge for something at first. But now I just don't know.
    He's just in PC making Jason's life miserable. And nice tree by the way. What a creep.

    Posted by TipsyTess at Tuesday, December 22 2009 01:48 PM

    Hi everyone...I liked Rebbeca's exit as she found someone that could be in her life in Paris. I thought Laura was coming to town for the holidays? Would be nice if Lauara had a talk with both Liz and Nik.
    I liked the Sonny, Olivia and Dante dinner was pretty fitting. Olivia has to loosen up though.

    Posted by beenaroundalongtime at Tuesday, December 22 2009 01:49 PM

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow. My sister in law made it through surgery (breast cancer). She's leaving recovery and going into a private room.


    Posted by Redlobster21 at Tuesday, December 22 2009 01:57 PM

    Off topic-

    Glade for good news. Jesus is good.

    Posted by aussie-gal at Tuesday, December 22 2009 02:03 PM

    OMG, I can't wait to watch this epi. JaSam saying "I love you". LOVE IT!!!

    beenaround: that's great news. My thoughts are with you and your family. Prayers for everyone!

    Posted by mamajj at Tuesday, December 22 2009 02:14 PM

    Aussie... as a fellow Jasam fan. I am thrilled as well.
    Let's hope they can make it stick this time.

    AHHH what a lovely family dinner. Oh wait I forgot they
    don't know they're related. LOL. Oh man Oli give it up
    already. Let the truth set you free. Let the cards fall
    where they may.

    Posted by TNbuckle at Tuesday, December 22 2009 02:26 PM

    I can't believe Carly turned down Jax. That woman normally has the sex drive of a teenage boy!

    Posted by ransomha at Tuesday, December 22 2009 02:35 PM

    I have to say, Rebecca sure has the best luck traveling. On her way to Port Charles she meets and sleeps with Ethan, now on her way to Paris she sits next to Zander. Mile High club here she comes! Weird to see her lingering in the bushes by Emily's grave listening in on Nic's private moment. Glad to see her go.
    OK...this smart cop/detective Dante' can not see any clues between his mom..Sonny..himself..the time line ..his age..back ground...Good greif....
    Beenaround: Beautiful for you to give thanks to Our LORD! So glad your sister-in-law has this part behind her. I will say a prayer for her.
    LOVE Cam..he is so cute and funny. Weird that Liz and Lucky send off those two babies to pick out a star alone. Don't they know it only takes a second.....
    The Franco story needs to speed up. Just a ton of unanswered questions. I hope they don't leave us hanging with this. Like why was Lulu with Ronnie? Why is she still in his hospital room?

    Posted by kdwkdw at Tuesday, December 22 2009 02:39 PM

    Okay, I'm tired of the Olivia/Sonny/Dante story. Can we be done with this already? I couldn't believe Liz and her fake apology/good-bye to Rebecca. She has a lot of nerve. Now that Rebecca is gone, who is going to tell Lucky about the affair? The Christmas tree was creepy.

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