Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought some major developments in key storylines. First, how nice it was so see Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) back reprising his role of Robert Scorpio! And how much nicer still that he came back to Port Charles, and shared scenes with his longtime friend, Laura (Genie Francis)!
However, Scorpio comes back to give Laura a message from Luke, who Robert says he heard from thus assuring Laura that her ex is alive. Laura tells Robert about the skeleton Lulu (Emme Rylan) found on Cassadine Island, which had some of Luke’s belongings on it. She then tells him that Luke needs to reach out to Lulu! Then the conversation turns to the real purpose of Robert’s in-person visit. Luke wants to warn Laura that Valentin Cassasdine (James Patrick Stuart) is not done with seeking revenge, even though he is supposedly locked-up in Greece. Laura admits that Valentin went after Spencer (Nicolas Bechtel) as he is the one heir standing in his way of the Cassadine Fortune. Robert tells her to increase security around Spencer. She then decides she will send Spencer to boarding school. Then, Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) sents a text to Laura asking her for another chance, after their night together and Laura finding the paper he was writing about her, which caused Laura to make a quick exit.
Later when Kevin shows up at Wyndemere to see Laura, he sees her bags are packed. She reveals she is leaving to take Spencer to boarding school. But she will return after Spencer is situated. Kevin wants Laura to promise that she will give him another chance. She refuses to commit to that. All of this to say, this will mark Genie Francis’ summer exit as she will be off-screen till the end of September, while taking her hiatus from the series. Looks like when Laura returns we will see if she and Kevin stand a chance at a long romance, or not.
Meanwhile, diamonds aren’t always a girls best friend! In this instance, they could be downright deadly! Hayden’s (Rebecca Budig) conniving mother Naomi (Robin Riker), wants the two of them to get out of Port Charles ASAP. In the middle of this discussion, Naomi gets a phone call and privately takes it. It’s Heather Webber (Robin Mattson) on the other end from prison, demanding her hush money payment from Naomi that she has not received for three months. Naomi needs an extension, but Heather has something big on her and will spill the beans if no payment is forthcoming.
Franco (Roger Howarth) and Liz (Rebecca Herbst) are both in their own ways, exciting for their date, but Franco is short on cash. He visits his mother in prison to ask for some moolah, and she reveals her cash flow has been interuppted thanks to Naomi! Franco says he will get the money for her in an effort to find out what Heather is up to. Then Heather slips out a connection between Naomi’s past, Jeff Webber, and “the brat”.
Meanwhile, Hayden has run into Ava (Maura West). And it was not good news for Hayden! Ava admits that Elizabeth has her diamonds and is planning on turning into the feds. Just then, Elizabeth calls Jordan Ashford (Vinessa Antoine) to let her know she has evidence to use against Hayden!
In the best scene of the episode: Lexi Ainsworth (Kristina) gave an emotional turn with Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) as they commiserate over their love lives, since Parker (Ashley Jones) informed Kristina she is returning to her wife, and Alexis is still reeling from her messed-up relationship with Julian (William deVry) .
Now, watch a preview of the catfight and bitchslap between Hayden and Liz on Monday’s episode below! Then weigh-in: What will Hayden and Liz do when they find out what looks to be the truth … that they are sisters? What did you think of Robert coming to warn Laura? Do you hope Genie is back on the canvas soon? Did you enjoy the Kristina and Alexis scene? Share your thoughts on Friday’s episode in the comment section below!