Friday’s episode of General Hospital was filled with intense scenes, great performances, and left the viewers with even more questions to ponder, which now seem to be becoming very interconnected, which after all, is good cliffhanging soap opera!
The show moved at fast pace, and had some moments that can now propel the story forward. (However, we are sure there will be the naysayers here who perhaps don’t feel the same way).
Kelly Monaco (Sam) was finally given a meaty scene to sink her teeth into and delivered beautifully, as Sam learned the shocking truth, well sort of! Patrick (Jason Thompson who was all terrific in these scenes) knew Jason was alive, and didn’t tell Sam, and had the Intel for months, even when the duo were investigating Crichton-Clark, and he reveals how he ran into Robin (Kimberly McCullough) there! Patrick explains that Victor Cassadine (Thaao Penghlis) blackmailed Robin to leave her family to save the life of Jason. Only as Patrick believes after Jason was saved, he eventually died. Sam is devastated and feels betrayed by Patrick who she sees as her best friend, and whose relationship was developing into something more! She accuses Dr. Drake of playing God! Is it curtains for Samtrick? Or, can they overcome this?
Meanwhile, Faison (Anders Hove) who started the fallout between Sam and Patrick with his revelation that Jason never died and was at Crichton-Clark, now has another intense scene with Anna (Finola Hughes)! And once again, brilliant performances were delivered by Anders Hove and Finola Hughes and their characters continuing cat and mouse game. Anna questions …. just what is Faison’s involvement with Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), who now seems to be coming up as the epicenter of all the evil-doings in Port Charles? It is then that a key element to this entire story comes into play when Faison utters that he hasn’t worked with the Ice Queen since Lucky Spencer’s brainwashing, to which Anna gets very disturbed over. Faison tell her that the spell is broken … and he does not love her anymore …and she is no longer worthy of his love, meaning as he claims, his obsession with the commish is kaput! Is it though?
And as for Fluke … so now the real Fluke (?) has the real Luke hostage. One interesting thing we noticed is that Fluke’s vocal inflections and intonation seemed to be altered a bit from what we remembered it to be previously. Is that a clue? Or, are we hearing things? Luke demands to know who this guy is and what was Faison’s involvement in all this … since the Dane was wearing the prosthetic “Lukealike” mask! Fluke explains Faison wore the mask to trick the police and that Helena Cassadine plans on freeing Faison. Fluke then put the screws into Luke pulling on his own face, saying there is no mask on him, as Luke wants to know who has been taking over his life. In the end, Luke’s mouth is duct-taped! And as for Geary’s performances, you can’t really get any better than this man in the acting game.
Jason AKA Jake (Billy Miller) is on the pier, and who should come waltzing in to the scene but Helena! And what does she do? She fills in the blanks for the amnesiac! She reveals he is Jason Morgan! The scenes were deliciously played by Constance Towers and Billy Miller. Jason then realizes from Helena, just who he is, and how that must be affecting all the people who he has encountered who believe he is dead, especially when he learns that Danny is his son, and he has wife, Sam! But not so fast GHers, he isn’t going to remember this conversation? Apparently not, because Helena has Jason under mind control! Helena reveals he’s working for her now. He’s been conditioned to take her orders and do whatever she says, and he won’t remember anything afterwards. She explains she has big plans for him, and a task to be done. Later towards the end of the episode, Sam is grabbed by a man in black ski mask! Is that Jason?
With all roads now seemingly leading to Helena, could it be that this new theory could be a viable one? That Fluke is really the very much alive Bill Eckert, and Helena got a hold of the guy years ago and resurrected him, and has him under mind control, which is why he is acting so despicable towards Luke?
Finally, in Pentonville we saw the long awaited freedom of Carlos and the return of Jeffrey Vincent Parise to the canvas, Sonny (Maurice Benard) lamenting over losing Michael as his “son”, and at the end of the episode the highly-touted return of Johnny Zacchara (Brandon Barash)!
So, what did you think of Friday’s GH? What performances stood out to you? Do you think Jason is the man in the ski mask? Do you think our theory could hold water as to who is Fluke? Share your thoughts below!