Ric, Ric Lansing. (ABC)

The rundown from February 24 – 28:

The show surpassed 13,000 episodes and entertained in numerous ways. The sad goodbye, disturbing character return, and young love interrupted were only the tip of the iceberg when murder and attempted murder filled Port Charles with more drama.

Turn back time.
Michael wanted an apology and Kiki wanted to turn back time thinking she jumped into the relationship too quickly! Now was the perfect time for Michael to say she just reminded him of someone who he used to love and it was time to move on. Perhaps a separation would help Michael and Morgan’s, or Kiki and Morgan’s relationship.

Teen liaisons.
What a romantic way to start out the evening…knowing that Rafe could be lurking in the hallways at the Metro Court. He didn’t let us down and ran right to Alexis. He’s becoming quite predictable and annoying. If anything could drive a woman away it would be his obsessive behavior. No wonder it seemed like he and Heather Webber clicked when they bumped into each other at Wyndemere. Lucky for Alexis her behavior in trying to stop Molly and TJ from having sex wasn’t as crazy, but it was crazy enough since Molly isn’t a child anymore. Alexis should be more worried that all of her baby daddies are in Port Charles at the same time.

Sibling rivalry.
The mob war reached new heights this week when Carlos resurfaced. The surprise visit by Ric Lansing was the biggest high though. Personally, his name was on my list of wanted character returns during the fiftieth anniversary. I’m not disappointed as I was hoping he would be involved in the war and it looks like sibling rivalry wins out and his appearance was related to a plot to destroy Sonny again. Next on the wish list I’ll be hoping he has an encounter with Morgan and Ava. Other highs were watching Shawn and Sonny working together and Ava’s reunion with Carlos. Shawn and Sonny have a different relationship than Sonny had with Jason. They seem to work together more consistently. Shawn isn’t ‘stone cold’ and there is a partnership of sorts that has come into being. Shawn is brain and brawn to a certain extent in a way that complements Sonny. In the Jerome camp, Ava has Carlos on her side, which, with her and her brother at odds, is not such a bad thing…for her anyway. It’s too early to say if it’s good for him. Ava can turn enemy just as quickly as her brother.

Lack of seQurity.
The Qs really need to get some state of the art security. This family is one of the richest in town and in less than a year there has been two attempted murders from the terrace and a kidnapping on the premises. Come on, Alice can’t protect that family 24/7. Monica needs to pay up or pick up one of those telemarketing phone calls offering free service to put an ad on the lawn. Maybe at least the next gunman or crazy person will fall and break their neck on it.