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“GH” Rundown for the week of July 8-12:

Talk about tension and awkward encounters. This week in Port Charles things got weird as a past love between Ava and Silas was revealed, Brad caught the cousins in a serious lip lock and Morgan got money from his girlfriend’s mother to buy jewelry in an effort to make her stop lusting after her own cousin. Whew. Not as intense as weeks past, and nothing as hilarious as Britt’s incineration of Emma’s doll last week – except maybe Heather’s admission she would kill kittens for a BLT from Kelly’s. But with a lot of characters on canvas – including dead ones – it was good summer viewing all the same.

The crazies at the mansion.
Morgan might not be quite as dumb as he seems considering he at least notices the Qs are nuts. But dishing about Kiki’s lust for her cousin to Ava, then taking money from her to buy Kiki jewelry was just as crazy as anything the rest of his housemates have been up to. That, and his initial assumption that Sonny was at the boathouse to check out his new place instead of having Franco pounded to a pulp. Loved Franco’s suggestion to the “bright and observant” Morgan that they fully embrace the Quartermaine lifestyle and go sailing or poke poor people with sticks. Aside from that, the friendship developing between Tracy and Ava is exciting. They don’t even have to partner up for ELQ, but more drinks and confessions are welcome.

Family relations.
As much as we hate sick baby storylines, there may be a bright spot in this one – will Sam’s paternity be revealed? Better than Sam’s passing suggestion about having a baby with Franco. Yikes!

If Heather ends up being the match it could offer her the redemption she’s been looking for. But Silas and Sam’s visit to Heather revealed so much more than another potential donor. Silas got a recap of all the pain Sam has been through lately, from the Danny drama to the Franco rape fiasco. Silas has some serious demons and now he knows Sam does too. Slowly but surely these two are getting closer, but it might speed up now that Danny needs a donor ASAP. Heightened drama always seems to lead to soaring passions.