If you missed the Thanksgiving episode of General Hospital, you should catch it.
It was well-paced show with elements that pulled on the heartstrings, celebrated the meaning of family on this annual holiday, and packed quite the wallop with a few major cliffhangers that viewers will be left pondering for a long four days before GH returns on Monday, November 28th will all-new episodes and the pickup of where we left off! The episode also featured some terrific performances.
As far as Thanksgiving dinners go at the Quartermaines, this time the crew, which was now Tracy (Jane Elliot), Monica (Leslie Charleson), Ned (Wally Kurth) and Robert Palmer Watkins (Dillon) although begrudgingly coming together for an anticipated Turkey Day disaster, think this time all went well when they sit down to eat their turkey dinner. Problem is: Monica realizes that the turkey isn’t covered in brine, but Finn’s bacteria instead, because of a mix-up in the refrigerator! She then grabs the pizza menu, and we are off to the races for another pizza Thanksgiving with the Q’s. As they wait for the pizza delivery, they each say why they are thankful for the other. When the pizza arrives, Tracy says something is missing. Then, Ned breaks into song, joined by the others to sing the traditional Quartermaine Thanksgiving tune, started by the late Edward. In a touching moment, Ned puts a slice of pizza beside the photo of Edward and Lila on the mantel.
Sonny (Maurice Benard) is drinking and all alone on Thanksgiving. He calls Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) to check in with him, and his grandson, Rocco. Dante wants to stop by and see Sonny, but Sonny says no, but Dante continues to say that no matter what has happened they are family.
Then, Laura (Genie Francis) shows up at Sonny’s. And the two have a heart-to-heart (as both are struggling this holiday with the loss of their sons); they share how all the good things in life just remind them of what they’re missing. Laura came to see Sonny, because he was the only one who would understand what she is going through, since she misses Nikolas so much. Laura urges Sonny to let the people who love him back into his life, and to not shut them out. After Laura leaves, Sonny continues to drink.
Carly (Laura Wright) forgot all about Thanksgiving due to her grieving the death of Morgan, but Jax (Ingo Rademacher), Josslyn (Eden McCoy), Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael (Chad Duell) put a Thanksgiving together for her. It’s sad for Carly who is thinking of Sonny and the death of her son, as Josslyn tells the group that Morgan gave her the courage to keep going and get back up, even if you falter. After Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) stops by and is surprised Carly is not with Sonny, she makes an exit. Jax and Carly hug at the front door and Nelle sees this, just as Carly’s phone is ringing, and it’s Sonny. Nelle lets the call go to voicemail, where Sonny leaves his wife a tender message. Next thing you know, scheming Nelle makes an exit and tells Michael there is someone she needs to go see. Nelle beelines it for Sonny’s. She sees the shape he is in from drinking and drops a bombshell on him; she saw Jax and Carly kiss!
Back at Dante and Lulu’s (Emme Rylan), they tell their guests that today is actually going to be there wedding day! And wouldn’t you know? Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) is there to officiate, and the mothers of the couple show up just in time: Laura and Olivia. Dante and Lulu get gussied up for their vows, and Lante tie the knot for a second time!
Elsewhere on the outskirts of Port Charles, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is in full lush-mode at some dive bar. She can’t stop drinking. Julian tracks her down there. However, Alexis is not pleased and reminds him of the restraining order she has against him. Julian threatens to call Sam (Kelly Monaco) and throw Alexis under the bus for drinking.
Alexis then begs Julian not to. She even grabs his hand, begging him to keep her drinking to just between them. When Julian seems to want to help Alexis as he notes her downward spiral, she throws his phone across the bar. As he looks for a phone to borrow, Alexis makes a quick exit from the bar to get to her car. Julian comes out and tells her she should not be driving. She then locks herself in the car as he tries to get through to her. By now he is front of the vehicle, when Alexis thinks she put the car in reverse, but accelerates instead and runs Julian down! The episode fades to black.
Great performances by Nancy Lee Grahn, Dominic Zamprogna, Maurice Benard, Laura Wright, Genie Francis, and more during this episode.
So, what did you think of Thanksgiving on GH 2016? What do you think Nelle is up to? What will Alexis do now that she has run down Julian? Let’s not forget she previously, accidently, ran down Kristina’s abusive boyfriend, Kiefer!
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