Dear Bob: Let. It. Be. (spoilers)

Posted in Fabulous Jones, General Hospital, Honest to blog, Maurice Benard, Soap Operas, Sonny Corinthos with tags , , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by ghblowhard

This past week we watched the re-emergence of a Sonny many Sonny fans loved watching because he encompassed every side of Sonny over the period of one week. The writing for Sonny was a total opposite of what Sonny fans have hated for months. During the weeks leading up to the wedding, we began to recognize layered Sonny again, the mobster with a heart who was able to show a Sonny who actually possesses humor, hope and tenderness. Sonny, as played correctly by Maurice, is not going to suddenly transform his character from ruthless mob boss to angelic St. Sonny. That would never fly and it shouldn’t.

But with a delicate balance, Maurice managed to deliver a Sonny who bared his soul and poured his heart out, admitting how much he hurt Brenda while reminding her that it is time to take chances and try to be happy. His poignant profession of love demonstrated the softness, dedication and deep love Sonny is capable of showing. We watched two people reunite in happiness and hope, showering each other with a tender display of love and affection. Sonny gave us more smiles in three days than we saw in a year. Maurice, during the past two months, showed us a Sonny that his fans remembered and loved all over again….whole Sonny, someone we have been looking for and missed for a LONG time. But Maurice wasn’t finished demonstrating the complexities of this character. After all, he is still mob boss, Sonny Corinthos, and until he no longer runs the mob, he must remain in character and react as a mob boss would. Devastated by Brenda’s “near death” experience and her kidnapping, within moments we watched a transformation from happy tender new husband, to ruthless, angry, frightened mob boss willing to do anything to find his missing bride. That is as it should be and we see a Sonny, almost out of control, determined to rescue Brenda.

What we fans would like to point out to Mr. Guza, is that the character of Sonny becomes far more interesting and acceptable when Maurice is allowed to play Sonny realistically, the way mobsters live and react NOW not in the Capone days.   Sonny, after he finds Brenda, should be written to have a life, a family if desired, a wife who loves him and can deal with his profession, the capability like most mobsters to help others even though he is a mobster. This is how it is in real life.  A mob BOSS is not banished to a small dark office where processions of angry townspeople take turns bad mouthing him constantly to his face and behind his back. Nobody is saying he must be praised for wrong doing, but the one-sided preaching by Jax, finger-pointing and lecturing by Diane and Edward, the whispered “Sonny is evil” stuff needs to be cut down. You can’t have a saintly hit man excused constantly by the very same people who hate his boss.

If Sonny and Brenda are to stay married, and please Mr. Guza don’t mess this up and bring out that nasty couple breaking hatchet you love to use, write them as a married couple who are capable of finding a way to work through problems, cope with his profession. Give them angst and problems of their own without inflicting second and third parties again to recycle old worn out complications. Many have waited years for this couple and they have the chemistry, professional ability and charisma to provide good solid entertainment if written with the right combination of passion, fire, humor and tenderness.

Give us all a break and restore Sonny’s layering so we can see Maurice peeking through laughing and flashing those dimples periodically along with Vanessa’s giggling, Brenda’s close touches, and devastating eye contact. This can be a fun couple to watch if you don’t send dark, always brooding and guilt ridden Sonny back to us. The chemistry between Maurice and Vanessa is awesome. Please, Let. It.  Be . Surprise us and entertain us…don’t send Sonny back down to the depths of hell again for a long time. He just clawed his way out of there. Please let this couple grow and evolve together.

And Furthermore

Guza’s preoccupation with organized crime limits GH to mob morality tales and prevents GH from exploring other kinds of crime (white-collar) and business ethics in general.   Edward is a robber baron.   Sure GLQ has factories in places like Jacarta.  That way they can hire children to work 10 hour days for low pay in horrible working conditions while at the same time pollute the air and water.   Gotta keep those profits up!  What? It’s legal!

Jax is a corporate raider.  He doesn’t create, he destroys. Through hostile takeovers he just buys companies and then dismantles them.  People like Jax prey on the weak and vulnerable and leave their lives in tatters.  Victims of corporate raiders are robbed of their livelihood and left without the businesses they spent their lives building.  But what goes up must come down, right Jax?  What? It’s legal!

I’m not saying white-collar crime excuses organized crime. I’m just questioning the moral authority of Sonny’s chief finger pointers.  What Edward and Jax do may be legal (they skate on thin ice) but is it ethical?  At least with Sonny we know what we get.  He doesn’t dress himself up in platitudes and fake morality.  I get that  Michael or Morgan should not look to Sonny as a role model but should they be looking at robber baron Edward or corporate raider Jax  as role models? Seriously? Really?

Wouldn’t a story juxtaposing Sonny’s criminal activities with ELQ being cited for toxic waste dumping resulting in something along the likes of the Love Canal or oil spills be interesting?  Bring on a sexy environmentalist or hot states attorney to look into insider trading, subprime loans or another type of business fraud (hello, recession of 2009).  Such a story line would be timely and more interesting than another mob related bombing or putting a child in harm’s way.

Stay Fabulous!


Wednesday, March 2
*Sam takes a turn for the worse, which Kristina witnesses.

Thursday, March 3
*Dante gives Sonny some serious advice about abstaining from mobster tactics in his search for Brenda.
*Brenda realizes her baby might be alive!!!
*Robin tries to reassure Kristina and Molly.
*Michael confides in Abby that it’s a difficult choice between upholding the law or following in the footsteps of his father.
*Michael struggles with his desire to be just Sonny!
*Molly recognizes Shawn’s hospital attacker.

Friday, March 4
*Dante finds a clever way to cooperate with Sonny after taking the Balkan into custody.
*Dante & Jason warn Michael not get involved in the criminal world.
*Brenda runs into the woods!
*Carly affirms to Jax that he is the preferred role model for her sons.

Thursday, March 10
*Sonny finds Brenda in a deadly state!!!

Thursday, March 10th
Patrick & Robin break into Johnny’s, determined to bring down Lisa. Matt & Maxie grow closer as they troubleshoot Patrick & Robin’s marriage troubles. 

Friday, March 11th
Sonny rushes Brenda to General Hospital under Patrick and Robin’s care. It is not clear they will be able to save her. Johnny & Lisa catch Patrick & Robin in the act of trespassing. Lisa wonders why Johnny did not give her up.

Monday, March 14th
Even as the antidote starts to work, Brenda’s survival is not clear. Family members and friends converge upon the hospital to support Sonny and Brenda.

Tuesday, March 15th
Johnny urges Lisa to let Patrick go, but she is resolved with her obsession. Johnny sets a plan in motion, inviting both Lisa and Robin to his penthouse.

Wednesday, March 16th
Robin and Lisa find themselves in a face-off treasure hunt race to find the syringe with only clues Johnny has left in the most inopportune places. Steve discovers Lisa rifling through his office as Robin confronts Carly for access to the Jax home to find a syringe clue.

Thursday, March 17th
Robin and Lisa continue to search for the syringe via Johnny’s clues. Robin has the proof in her hands and takes off on the road with Lisa in hot pursuit.

Friday, March 18th
Jake has been severely injured in a hit and run. Elizabeth, Lucky, Siobhan, Luke and Jason rush to the hospital as Patrick and Robin work together to save the child’s life. Patrick and Robin put aside proving Lisa’s guilt when an injured Jake arrives at the hospital from a hit and run car accident.

Tuesday, March 22nd
Robin asks Patrick to come home as her husband and father to Emma.Thursday, March 24
Patrick threatens Johnny.

The following may have come from GHH

Sonny and Dante team up to get information from the Balkan’s assassin on Brenda’s whereabouts.
Maxie is on a mission to nail Lisa.
Spinelli uncovers valuable information about Brenda.Patrick and Robin take action against Lisa.

Should Sonny and Brenda have a baby together? Surprisingly, Maurice Benard’s response was:
“I didn’t think I’d say this again, with anybody, but I’d like to see that. I think it’d be beautiful to see that.” (from 2/24 online chat) 

Steve Burton (Jason) hints: he has some good scenes coming up with Kimberly McCullough (Robin) in March…”It’ll be extra good for Jason and Sam once Brenda gets out of the penthouse…The story that’s coming up in the next few weeks is a big, big one. So I’m curious to see how this will affect Jason going forward”. (from 2/23 online chat)

Ingo Rademacher (Jax) tweeted, “Don’t expect to see me much on GH. Once a week seems to be the norm for me, if that…I’ll be on the air for the next week or two a bit. But after that a lot less. Sorry guys. I don’t know what to tell you. Its not my call.”Jason is unhappy with some aspects of Spinelli’s book.

Jason and Sam make very good use of the hospital facilities. 😉
Later, Jason brings Sam home.

Sam confides in Abby her desire for a baby.

Theo questions Brenda about his grandson. Brenda tells Theo the baby was stillborn and Suzanne was a witness…Theo mourns for the loss of his grandchild, while Brenda then wonders if the baby might be alive. Brenda flees from the Balkan, only to be caught again.

Sonny finds Brenda after Theo injects Brenda with a deadly concoction.

Dante and Jason attempt to corner Theo.

Robin and Patrick attempt to save Brenda’s life after she is rushed to the hospital.

Sonny realizes one of Theo’s goals is to take him down.

Dante has questions for Suzanne regarding Brenda’s baby.

Dante arrives as Michael encounters Shawn’s assailant.

Jason and Dante warn Michael to stay out of it.

Carly nurses Shawn.

A furious Jax wants sole custody of Josslyn after discovering Carly covered for Shawn.

Uncle Luke wants to give his niece a helping hand.

Siobhan gets a phone call from immigration. Liz learns of Lucky and Siobhan’s plans to wed.

Lucky confides in Luke, who offers him an alternative, but the couple decides to marry.

Lisa and Johnny catch Robin and Patrick at Johnny’s searching for the syringe.Kristina attempts to meddle in another relationship… Michael and Abby’s.

Michael freezes with the first hint of intimacy with Abby.

A child is being aged.

March madness from SOS


On the heels of a fantastic February, General Hospital will continue to deliver in the month of March. From what we’re hearing, the usual lull between February and May sweeps may be a thing of the past as things are about to heat up in Port Charles. This month, look for the residents to be rocked with anger, betrayal, danger, reveals and regrets.

As stated our GH Previews for this week, it’s revealed that Brenda’s baby may be alive after all! Turns out Brenda may not be the only deceptive dame in Port Charles. It’s a race against time to find Brenda, as Theo seeks the truth and Sonny seeks to rescue his wife. The task won’t be easy, as uneasy alliances are forged in an effort to rescue the new Mrs. Corinthos from the clutches of a madman hellbent on revenge. When Brenda’s life hangs in the balance, it’s Doctors Scorpio & Drake who rush to the rescue. Will Sonny and Robin’s love be enough to save Brenda, or will it be too late?

Once again Dante is torn between loyalty to the badge and loyalty to his family. Will he be able to walk the fine line between loyal brother and honest officer? Or will Dante’s beliefs yet again cause someone he loves to be hurt?

Last year she was torn between two men, this year she has none. When faced with the harsh reality of the decisions she’s made, Elizabeth begins to voyage down a reckless road. With the news that Rebecca Herbst will stay at General Hospital, it seems like Elizabeth’s storyline is about to get interesting after months of being on the back-burner. Lucky’s new found happiness is short-lived when he gets news that will change his life forever, and it’s not what you’re thinking!

Sam finds herself on the other side of a familiar situation.

Cliches abound, here’s what to expect in March: Love will persevere for one couple; love will blossom for another. A couple on the verge of war find themselves sidetracked by a more pressing issue. Shocking news could lead to devastation. A family divided becomes a family united. Long-time enemies will find common ground. Through all of this, the hospital is at the center of attention this month. But will GH discharge as many patients as they admit?

You know the players. You know the scenarios. It’s March Madness. Time to place your bets
Family members converge upon the hospital to support Sonny and Brenda.
Carly enlists Luke and Ethan to blackmail Jax.
Liz walks in on Nik and Brook Lynn about to do the deed.
Sonny is hell bent on revenge.

The battle between Patrick & Robin and Lisa comes to a head.

Suzanne holds the answers to Theo & Brenda’s burning questions. Who will she reveal the truth to?Elizabeth learns the results of Aiden’s latest paternity test. Will the truth be revealed or has Helena struck again?

The lives of two children hang in the balance. Is a devastating event in Port Charles history set to repeat itself?

Everybody is suspect as a new mystery unravels in Port Charles in 2011.

A beleaguered couple finds their way back to each other.

The only limits are, as always, those of vision (spoilers)

Posted in Uncategorized on February 13, 2011 by ghblowhard

Sonny Corinthos

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Here’s why Sonny fans shudder when marriage comes up for our guy.  We need only to remember Sonny’s last two attempts at wedded bliss.   “Almost” married Sonny watched lovingly as crazy AZ pumped a round of bullets into his betrothed, Kate.  This failed attempt cost Sonny all of his remaining friends, his kids, his business and his fiance.    In order to regain his power, his territory, his ability to protect himself against his enemies,   Sonny was then written to join forces with AZ by entering a Marriage of Convenience  with Sheena, Mistriss of the dark (Claudia), a woman not above cutting holes in condoms, having sex with Sonny’s brother in his home., concealing the fact she hired a guy who plugged a couple of bullets into Sonny’s son while missing his original mark, Sonny,  and hiring psycho Jerry, brother of  long time foe Jax, to kidnap Sonny’s kids.  And yet when Sonny belittled her publically one would think the Virgin Mary was being attacked.  Guza somehow thought this would draw in new Sonny fans by the boat loads and tickle the fancy of his long suffering fans.    Wrong again,  Bob.

Not far enough down the ladder for Sonny though…after Claudia’s demise, why not have Sonny shoot his son point blank, almost blow up his daughter, have his son raped in jail because he brought dark Claudia into their lives, and worse yet, have the sneering  annoyingly cocky Wiley Coyote as his  nemesis for months.  Despair was not only Sonny’s to experience, his fans were hiding in caves, forests  and canyons if necessary just to avoid watching the worst writing Sonny consistently experienced in years.

Now, it seems like Sonny and Brenda’s fans have awakened from a long sleep to find themselves in a strange fairy land wondering how long the miracles and good dreams will last before a  horned toad awakes them and reminds them that this is just  a setup….draw the fans in and serve the cake first and THEN  unleash poisoned  morsels of doom, chipping away swiftly and thoroughly all the wonderful balanced writing,  replacing layered, likable and most of all sensible Sonny into with the nightmare Guza  calls his dark god father.  Guza’s Sonny is written  to sail barware around while sitting in a dark room brooding and drinking… only to revert back to a vengeful angry, guilt ridden man when Guza decides to turn happy Brenda into a walking talking target for both the Balkan and Franco.  At least this is what Sonny fans have grown to expect.

Here’s a novel thought …fake out the audience and the good and bad guys….DON’T separate the happy new bride and groom…that’s old and overdone.  How about actually letting them fight through this mess TOGETHER ?  No, this is Guza so I guess we prepare for blown up cars, Sonny depressed over Brenda being missing or dead….and visions of sugar plum fairies being replaced by the usual heavy handed gun battles and contrived  heroic rescues by the Almighty one, Jason, and righteous helpers,  Lucky and Dante.  After all, Sonny needs to be in Port Charles welcoming the daily round of critics telling him how he is once again to blame for everything bad in the world  all led by their director and  White Knight Jax , possibly backed up by his loud fanged partner, Carly.

This is a call to order for all Sonny, Brenda and S&B fans to let Guza know that this has  FINALLY been a beautiful union of two people we love to root FOR and could we please at least allow them some time together to be happy before the invasion of locusts, stampeding elephants and evil spirits are loosed upon us sapping out every last ounce of joy.  We love our favorites and we love them together.  Can we have some time please to continue to watch a smiling Sonny and  a happy Brenda not only at their wedding, but working through problems TOGETHER.  They can be troubled, threatened, whatever it takes, but just give them some time together for a change. The only limits are, as always, those of vision, Bob–YOUR vision.

We have not seen Sonny this relaxed, in control and smiling broadly in years.  Brenda is beaming and their love is being shown to be unconditional.  We know it is a soap that will test that love and their strength as a couple but hopefully Sonny can be written to continue to grow as a father and a husband, and Brenda can find some happiness in between gun battles and kidnappings.  Please, Mr. Guza, don’t mess this up this time around.

Stay Fabulous!



* Johnny and Lisa get passionate.
* Patrick tells Robin how he feels about her.
* Brenda and Dante face the music.
* Will Shawn agree to switch sides?
* Jason gets a phone call from Franco.

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* Johnny and Lisa get passionate.
* Patrick tells Robin how he feels about her.
* Brenda and Dante face the music.
* Will Shawn agree to switch sides?
* Jason gets a phone call from Franco.

*Sonny’s wedding ring turns up missing!
*Dante and Lulu reconnect at the opera.
*Dante & Lulu make Love!
*Brooke Lynn’s singing touches Nikolas.
*Look for a bit of comedy when Max comes upon Spin and Diane.
*Jason and Sam celebrate.

Tuesday, February 15
*Sonny discovers the identity of the wedding saboteur!!!!
*Robin and Sonny talk about love life and happiness before the wedding.
*Sonny has a job for Max and Milo.
*Molly begins to show signs of improvement.
*Carly wonders what Theo is really up to.

Wednesday, February 16
*Sonny promises Brenda he will protect her no matter what!
*Sonny plan to have Carly kidnapped to get her out of the way of the ceremony.
*Robin asks Patrick to cover for her at GH so she can help Brenda prepare for the wedding.
*Jason, Sam, and Dante share theories on the possible identity of the Balkan.
*Robin, Kristina & Molly help Brenda get ready for the wedding!
*Luke worries about his Daughter.

Thursday, February 17
*Dante, Sonny and Michael bond before the wedding.
*Even Robin cannot calm Brenda’s fears that something will keep her from marrying Sonny.
*Spinelli urges Carly to reconsider.
*Excitement is in the air as Kristina, Molly and Michael prepare for Sonny and Brenda’s wedding.
*The Balkan makes his final preparations.
*Kristina invites Ethan to the wedding.
*The Balkan identity is revealed!
*Spinelli realizes who the Balkan really is and may be too late.

Friday, February 18


*Molly learns the Balkan identity, putting her in a perilous situation.
*Patrick shows up for the wedding, to Robin’s happiness.
*Robin tries to recruit Edward to walk Brenda down the aisle when Jason is a no-show.
*Max and Milo try to delay Carly.
*Carly foils Sonny’s kidnapping plans & arrives at the ceremony just as Brenda is about to walk down the aisle.

Monday, February 21
*Shawn prepares to snatch Brenda; he takes Sam hostage.

Tuesday, February 22
*Dante and Brenda try explaining their past.
*Edward walks Brenda down the aisle?????

Wednesday, February 23
*LuLu punches Dante!
*Kristina asks Ethan to dance.

Thursday, February 24
*Sonny and Carly welcome Abby warmly, which pleases Michael.
*Dante tries to take responsibility for everything.
*Shawn comes to Carly’s “rescue”.
*Tracy is ticked at Luke for not protecting Lulu from heartbreak.

Friday, February 25
*Sonny gets a MAJOR shock!
*Franco Appears

Monday, February 28
*Franco Appears

Tuesday, March 1
*Kristina admits she has feelings and long term plans for Ethan.

The following Spoilers may have come fro GHH

Sam and Jason receive the pregnancy results. 

Dante and Lulu have an interesting date at the opera.Sonny can’t find his wedding ring.

Brenda and Sonny talk with Suzanne…where’s that smile now?

Sonny learns the identity of the wedding saboteur.

Sonny has a moment with his sons.

Jason and Sam are suspicious of Theo.

Lulu and Luke tie on their aprons at Kelly’s.

Carly is a woman on a mission.

Sonny and Brenda’s wedding will air from Feb. 18th to the 25th.

Tracy tells Dante to leave Lulu alone.

Franco shows up briefly for two episodes, on February 25th and February 28th.

Franco’s return will tie into Michael’s story since he is the one who had sicced Carter on Michael in prison. He will target both Michael, and Jason (through Sam).Guza is writing Franco’s scenes himself. In SOD, he explains, “It will involve all sorts of things. First of all, he’s [ticked off] at Jason. Remember,Jason is not sending him love notes with little happy faces. Jason’s not e-mailing him or texting him or calling him–and Franco doesn’t like to be ignored. This is not OK with him. If Jason would just pay attention to Franco, everything would be fine. People wouldn’t have to die, weird stuff wouldn’t have to happen. Jason just doesn’t get this relationship thing. The other thing to keep in mind is poor Mrs. Franco. Karen didn’t get to keep Liz’s baby. Franco loves his mama and he loves babies, too. He’s great with Josslyn. Remember, he doesn’t want to disappoint his poor mother, so he definitely has irons in the fire.”

Siobhan is stopped when she tries to re-enter the the States; Lucky once again brings up the idea of marriage.

Nikolas confides his regrets to Brooklynn at the wedding.Kristina admits she has feelings and long term plans for Ethan.

Patrick and Robin bond.

Jason notes something is not quite right with Sam.

Sam takes a turn for the worse.

Liz explores the possibility that Aiden’s could be Lucky’s after all.

Lucky reassures Siobhan that even if Aiden were his it would not affect their relationship.

(The Kidnapping)

Shawn sets out to abduct Brenda; Lisa and Johnny have sex

(The Past is Revealed)
Sonny’s actions surprise Brenda; Shawn has a change of heart.

Lulu punches Dante out on the 23rd

Spinelli discovers the identity of the Balkan as Molly finds herself in danger.

Johnny and Lisa have a heart to heart that leads to sex.

Sonny and Brenda reunite the first week of March.

A Cloudy Crystal Ball: a Tongue in cheek look at the current state of GH

Posted in Fabulous Jones, General Hospital, Maurice Benard, Soap Media, Soap Operas, Sonny Corinthos with tags , , , , on January 24, 2011 by ghblowhard

Michael Corinthos

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We are now in a new year with a whole new list of Guza ideas being put out there.  Knowing Guza, how many of these will actually happen the way they are described?  How many will actually happen period?

Let’s look at Sonny and Brenda.  Whoopee, talk about ALL the time these two get to spend with each other…usually two minutes or less and than off to five other scenes so that a total disconnect can occur that demolishes any continuity of story between them.  Sonny is having nightmares about the wedding but none worse than his fans are having….being well acquainted with the weddings and after glow that Guza has served up for Sonny lately.  Instead of a horrified Sonny watching his wife- to -be get  shot at the altar, will Guza instead try to  kidnap her or blow her up after the wedding?  But is that the only danger to the upcoming nuptials?

What , you ask, could be more lethal, more annoying and frightening, more disgusting and unwatchable….well that would be the she beast from hell, the sneering, teeth baring, lip curling never ending  screamer, Carly, who plans her own nasty wedding ruining surprise.  Here’s a nice switch Guza should consider….get those cars mixed up if there is to be a kidnapping and swipe the mouth that roars instead.  If the car should blow up, so much the better for all who value their sight and their hearing.    Jax knows how to protect his health… because he apparently is on the run or taking a nice long break from the loud vindictive blond that roars and hasn’t been seen in days.  Maybe he and Morgan are on a celebrity tour where Jax is lining up important folks to sign Morgan’s cast!!!!  As long as he has THAT PHONE, the man has connections!!!

Enter the wedding planner  brought on by the village simpleton, Spinmaster, who thought that it would be helpful to Brenda to bring in the one person who can be more obnoxious than Diane and Suzanne combined.  Sure needed that on this show.  They should pair her with Milo.  Maybe his  Campbell heart healthy soup would calm this woman down and she could inherit Milo’s marshmallow personality.

Onward we go to Liz.  Volumes have already been explored about Rebecca’s departure so we need not go there  yet again.  Now we can look forward to Guza turning a relatively sweet but not always nice Liz into  either a raving vindictive scorned woman, alone and ready to turn lovely finger nails into sharp thorns, or he could toss her in Fernwood, drooling, hyperventilating,  slowly losing touch with reality so that Guza can  pull the old pumpkin  headed dummy out of the attic and call her Liz instead of Laura.

Fast forward now to Dante who had thousands either cheering or worried because he missed his first day off the show in months.  Where was Dante…he’s never off our screens.  But wait, Theo alias the Balkan, has joined Diane’s staff along with fair Claire.  Theo, while juggling three different dialects,  has set out to prove that there is someone who can gossip more than Alexis, Claire and Diane  combined.  In just a few days he has managed to blab to all who will listen, especially gullible Lulu, that Dante and Brenda also killed and covered up Alexander’s death.  What ever happened to being protected by one’s lawyer.  Nobody has caught on yet, that with this guy as Brenda’s lawyer, an axe murderer at her side is less lethal .  Little Lulu found out “the secret, well part of the secret, and now Dante temporarily will have to settle for just Michael as his roommate.

Ah yes, Michael and Abby.  What a mess.   With the mother from hell interfering, scheming and threatening, there is just NOBODY to root for in this one.  Does Abby mean well?  Seems she does.  Bring on the ex-boyfriend to complicate things and set up a big story for whom????  Of course, it is Daddy in waiting, mighty Jase who still thinks of himself apparently as Michael’s daddy.  While  Sam is running around nursing baby thoughts, Jason will be all things to all people while stroking his notorious box of pain.  He will be  so darn busy,  protector of Brenda, friend of Sonny, “real” father to Michael, father to be material for Sam., and let’s not forget little Jake who is lives in that box of pain and may be “outed” when Liz is ousted.

There are so many other “exciting side plots”  Dr. Steve, his guitar, and Mother Olivia.  Oh wait, we said exciting.   Well, there is the new Dr. Evil who is busy befriending Robin, lusting after psycho Lisa while sleazy Johnny blackmails, sneers, lurks and whatever else is required of him now that he has entered the world of nasty Lisa.  This whole mess has gotten so ugly, that quicksand seems more appealing because it brings a faster end to those caught in a trap  like this one.

All in all, things seems to be moving along just as Guza always plans them…long suffering for many, short periods of happiness followed by long periods of nastiness and suffering.  Writing is like one long bowling game for Guza……set all those pins up so they can repeatedly be knocked down.

Let’s hope there are a few pins left standing for fans who prefer watching something happy once in awhile on this show.  Sonny fans are on red alert already and know that the roller coaster is making its way to the top before all hell breaks loose and it starts this year’s journey.

Stay Fabulous!



Brenda’s secrets come out and Carly thinks she has reasons to expose them. Then it says: Even the past can’t keep Sonny & Brenda apart. Sonny & Brenda are working to make their relationship work now & in the future…….”Amidst these difficult situations romance blooms from Sonny & Brenda! Sonny & Brenda are going to have a great romance to come”
“We’re going to see Sonny and Brenda finally have happiness as they prepare for a February wedding.”

“The flip side to the coin of unconditional love is revenge – and certainly, that is what both Carly and the Balkan have in mind. As a parent who has lost his son, the Balkan will stop at nothing to get what he thinks is justice for his family. Similarly, Carly will not be thwarted until she sees Brenda and Dante pay.”
“There will be tremendous obstacles for Sonny & Brenda! They will come under the fire of a grieving yet violent father and a grizzly mother.”

There will be a wedding on Feb 18th. Will Brenda actually get married though?
At the end of the wedding there will be a resurrection of something from the past event….

The wedding will be lovely!!!.BUT…The threat is two-fold at the wedding is Hurricane Carly and her information and the Balkan who is targeting the wedding for more sinister reasons.

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Monday, January 24
*Lulu is unable to forgive Dante for his lies.
*Brandon becomes aggressive with Abby.
*Michael and Kristina discuss the horrors of the bus accident.
*Shawn helps Molly through a panic attack.
*A haunted Michael has an extreme reaction to Dante’s greeting.

Tuesday, January 25
*Alexis convinces Molly to get help for her problem.
*The Balkan welcomes a mercenary to Port Charles.
(Heiko Obermoller returns as Dimitri, the Balkan’s lead henchman.)
*Lulu mourns the loss of her relationship.
*Dante hopes to reconcile and shows up to take LuLu to the opera & she refuses him.
*Spinelli begs Carly not to reveal damning evidence.
*Lucky, Lulu and Ethan discuss their bad luck when it comes to love.

Thursday, January 27
*Lulu helps Johnny.
*Michael tries to locate Abby.
*Dante and Theo argue over the civil suit.

Friday, January 28
*Michael has flashbacks of his time in prison. (Josh Wingate returns as Carter.)
*LuLu is threaten by the Balkan.
*Brenda & Sam will form a special bond after Brenda ask about baby Lila.
*Sam, Spinelli and Brenda discuss pregnancy which brings up feelings of loss for both Sam and Brenda.
*Sam and Jason agree why they shouldn’t be parents in light of what is happening to Michael.
*Carly and Jax enjoy temporary bliss.
*Brandon decides to teach Abby a lesson after seeing her with Michael.
*Michael is overcome with memories of Carter as he fights Brandon off of Abby.

Monday, January 31
*Michael breaks down & tells Jason the truth about his time in prison.
*Carly asks Jax for divorce after she learns he went to London to protect Brenda from Jerry.
*Robin supports Brenda in overcoming Carly’s threats to ruin her wedding.

Tuesday, February 1
*LuLu finds Brenda in Dante’s arms.
*Michael decides it’s time to seek therapy.

Wednesday, February 2
*Brenda reveals the truth to Sonny!
*Carly seeks revenge on Dante.

Thursday, February 3
*Brenda and Sonny make love.
*Sonny has another nightmare.
*Sonny reassures Brenda that their wedding will go as planned!

Friday, February 4
*Carly tells Sonny the truth about Michael.
*Brenda finds her wedding dress torn to shreds!!!

Tuesday, February 8
*Sonny suggest he & Brenda elope.

Thursday, February 10
*Lulu has a surprise for Dante for Valentine’s Day.

Friday, February 11

Friday, February 25
Franco Appears

Monday, February 28
Franco Appears

These spoilers may have come from GHH

Lucky demands that Siobhan be honest about her feelings for him.Tracy encourages Brook Lynn not to give up on Nikolas.

Edward shares his concerns with Tracy.

Sam claims that she does not want to have a baby.

The Balkan’s mercenary will cause mass chaos in Port Charles.

Maxie provides a listening ear and some words of wisdom for Lulu.

Liz attempts to manipulate Nikolas.
Brook shows up and cramps her style.

What plan does the Balkan have that involves Shawn?

Johnny is badly beaten up by the Balkan’s mercenary.

Lulu tends to Johnny after finding him badly injured.
Lisa stops by.

Ethan accuses Maya of sabotage (this has to do with their apartment vs staying at the Q’s).

Carly and Jax share a brief and loving reunion.

Lulu is threatened by the Balkan.

Carly and Theo cross paths.

Shawn flirts with Carly.

Brenda and Sam have a talk.

Dante tries to get back in Lulu’s good graces with an invitation to the opera…she turns him down.

Dr. Lee informs Sam that the fertility procedure only has a 50% success rate.
Sam flashes back to the loss of her baby girl (who was stillborn)

The issue of the fertility procedure opens a door once thought closed and causes both Sam and Jason to reconsider the possibilities.. “It’s mixed emotions, because he has a son [Jake] that he doesn’t see, and the reason he doesn’t have that little guy is because of [his lifestlye/mob association]. How can he justify having another baby? He loves Sam, obviously, and he wants to support her and do what he can do for her, so he’s in a catch-22. He gets to thinking of things like when Michael was shot… he has to look at his life and say, ‘This isn’t set up for anybody.hen Michael got shot, that [made Jason think], ‘What am I doing?’ This is like my son, and everything bad that’s happened to this kid is because of us.’” says Steve Burton in SOW.

Sam basically says the same thing, “No, my life’s not really set up for kids, either, with my job and what I do. She says, ‘I’m just looking into it right now’. She’s nonchalantly looking into it. There’s no decision at this point; there’s no, ‘Hey, I want to do this.’ It’s just, ‘I’m going to see if it’s possible, and what the odds are.'”

Michael begins to open up to Jason about what happened in prison.

Instead of going to therapy, Molly puts on her matchmaker hat and attempts to get Abby and Michael back together.

Michael experiences a flashback and mistakenly (and briefly) attacks Dante
when he is startled.

Jason intervenes between Abby and Brandon when he comes upon Brandon getting a little rough with her. Brandon pulls a gun, but Jason, naturally, manages to get it away from Brandon.

Jason once again tries to convince Abby to come clean with Michael about why she really broke things off with him, but she is unwilling to risk Michael’s future. Jason later tries to get Michael to back off and respect Abby’s wishes.

Brandon catches up to Abby again, and assaults her when he spots her with Michael. Abby’s scream brings on Michael’s flashback of Carter. Naturally, he flies into a rage and attacks Brandon. Jason hears the commotion in the ally and pulls Michael off of Brandon.

Jason’s first instinct is to cover up Michael’s beating of Brandon. However, Dante believes that Michael is a hero and has nothing to be ashamed of or to hide.
This is what will lead into Michael’s confession that he was sexually assaulted in prison.

Abby examines her bruises.Sam visits with Abby at GH.

Michael has a surprise for Abby after bringing her home from GH.

Nik shows a flash of jealousy when Brooke gets attention from a business partner.

Brenda accuses Carly of destroying her wedding dress.

Lucky plans to entrap the Balkan by ensnaring his mole.
Unfortunately, Siobhan falls right into the trap and Lucky has no choice but to arrest her.

Lucky breaks out Siobhan.

Brenda has some truths for Dante.

Carly points a gun at Dante!

Carly tells Sonny about what really happened to Michael while he was in prison.

Dante contemplates his future with the PCPD.

Brenda and Carly throw down.

Siobhan seeks comfort from Lucky.Shawn knocks out Lucky.

During her online investigation of what is troubling her, Molly befriends Shawn, who may be actually suffering from PTSD. The two form an unlikely friendship. However, there is more him than is initially apparent.
In SID, Guza previews that Matt and Maxie will “play a big part, among other things, in the resolution of Patrick’s story”. Expect their romance to go to the next level.

The story involving Lisa, Patrick and Robin, will, “come to a head during Sweeps and will climax shortly after. Lisa will go to dramatic lengths and it will explode” , declares Guza in SID. Johnny, “plays a big part as a bearer of the truth that Robin needs in order to put Lisa away!”.

Liz sees her past romantic interests move on with other women. The more that happens, the more desperate she becomes. She does another paternity test, one that Helena knows nothing about.

Meanwhile, Lucky and Siobhan’s relationship turns out to be the real deal.

Ethan and Maya struggle to define their relationship. Complications will arise, will they remain faithful?

At the end of Brenda and Sonny’s wedding on Feb. 18th, there will be a resurrection of something from the past event. In SOD, Guza declares, “There will be a wedding. It will be lovely and it will blow your socks off. There is a two fold threat. You’ve got Hurricane Carly with information that could blow this whole thing out of the water, and then you’ve got The Balkan, who is targeting the wedding for something much more sinister.”

Dante could lose it all when Brenda’s secret comes out, and we finally learn what happened to Brenda’s baby. Several couples will be left in shambles.

Sam and Jason await big news.
How will the couple deal with the danger that has prevented Jason from being a Daddy to Jake?
Guza in SID, “That’s the issue. It’s not Sam fighting with Jason about it. Not at all. They are in this completely together. But how do they both get to the place where they could feel comfortable doing what both of them desperately would like, which is to have a child together? How do they get past the danger? What has to happen? And something huge will happen that will get them past this impasse!”

Liz makes her exit from Port Charles and General Hospital.
Expect to see more of Matt and Maxie.

Look for Valentine’s Day to be acknowledged on GH.

Robin serves as Brenda’s matron of honor.

When Sonny and Brenda’s wedding date arrives, Lulu will be at Dante’s side.

Lucky offers to marry Siobhan so she can stay in the U.S.A..

Franco shows up briefly for two episodes, on February 25th and February 28th.

What we’d like to see in 2011 (spoilers)

Posted in Fabulous Jones, General Hospital, Honest to blog, Maurice Benard, Soap Operas, Sonny Corinthos with tags , , , , , on January 10, 2011 by ghblowhard

Last year not only his fans, but Maurice had to remind the writers that they were totally destroying  the very essence of the character of Sonny who is dearly loved by his fans ..  BECAUSE of the layering Maurice was able to squeeze in over the years to keep Guza’s version from becoming too one dimensional, dark and repetitive,  Maurice kept the Sonny love alive by showing fans Sonny’s vulnerability and his wish to be a better father.  Last year many Sonny fans felt Sonny had the worst writing he had in years.  We watched month by month as Guza stripped Sonny of each child, taking down his character a notch more and more with unbelievably bad writing and endless one sided reminders of how dark this character was getting.

It seemed that in late November and December, Guza parted the clouds, let the sun shine in and gave us the BEST writing for the Sonny character that we have seen in some time.  We now have a layered Sonny, slowly being allowed back into his children‘s lives, a place Sonny should NEVER have been removed from in the first place.  Sonny, through his renewed love for Brenda and his love for his children, is proving that a gangster, as we all know in real life, can be one thing professionally and something very different personally.  He walks a fine line ever reminding us that the mobster lives inside this character but Maurice is giving us a beautifully layered character capable of sweetness, gentleness and deep understanding where his children are concerned and his chemistry with Lexi, in particular, is a beautiful thing to watch.

Bob, stop shoving YOUR desire to keep Sonny too dark, unable to show continued growth and unable to withstand romantic disappointment without reverting to behavior that Sonny, the father of grown children now, should be moving past.  We like this guy……a lot!   Maurice proved that he is totally capable of having Sonny move from being gentle and caring with Kristina right into tough Sonny mode, fending off Theo to protect yet another one of his children.  The contrast was a reminder that Sonny can wear many hats and wear them well….we want a mobster this year who can be a loving father and a loving partner in marriage .

Our wish is for a continued layering of Sonny, continued character growth personally when dealing with his children and the woman he loves, and for our beloved mobster to be proactive when necessary, giving Maurice and his fans an opportunity to explore and enjoy all sides of Sonny Corinthos.

Here’s a few more:

  • Ÿ  Less Spinelli PLEASE.  His character is only good in small doses. He was entertaining at first but now he’s just tiresome.  This guy is a one note supporting player and that’s what he should stay.
  • Ÿ  We’re so glad to have Sonny out from under Jarly. Please keep it that way.
  • Ÿ  Can Sonny be the boss of his OWN organization ?  It’s almost comical to have him defer to Jason so much.  Sonny was very capable of consolidating power and running his own show. There’s no reason he still couldn’t.
  • Ÿ  Stop the double standard! If Sonny is a ruthless, killer mobster than so is Jason.   You can’t have it both ways.  Jason can’t be a hero AND a hit man.
  • Ÿ  Less moral posturing from Dante please!  We like the character and the actor but his sanctimony gives us a head ache.
  • Ÿ  We like Sonny and Olivia as friends.  They have a nice rapport and their scenes are enjoyable.  We’d like to see more of them.
  • Ÿ  Thank you for the return of the Sexis friendship. Nancy and Maurice work so well together and entertain us whether their scenes are comedic or dramatic.
  • Ÿ  Stop harnessing Sonny with the weight of your plot driven stories.
  • Ÿ  Brenda and Robin are best friends. It would be nice to see them together in scenes more and in scenes with Sonny!
  • Ÿ  Where is Mike? Shouldn’t there be a scene of Brenda and Sonny telling him of their engagement? At the very least?
  • Ÿ  It would be great if Sonny got a visit from Stone
  • Ÿ  Please explain the reason for Jax adopting Morgan.  It was pitched as keeping Morgan safe but Morgan still calls Sonny dad and the villains seem to know that Morgan is a Corinthos and he still gets visits from nefarious villains (Theo).  Jax and his magic phone would not protect Morgan from the likes of the Balkan.  This needs to be addressed.
  • Ÿ  Sonny seems to get the collective blame for every wrong committed by a mobster on the show (or in general). That is just insane.  He’s not responsible for the actions of Joe Scully, Hector Rivera, Joseph Sorel, the Alkazars, the Zaccaras, Karpov, or anyone else.
  • Ÿ  Please let S&B get married and be happy for whatever time Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo has on the show. Many GH fans have waited 13 years for an S&B wedding.



PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: Maurice Benard and Lexi Ainsworth as Sonny Corinthos and Kristina Davis. One of the more unexpected moments in the aftermath of the bush crash was the father/daughter moment that transpired between Sonny and Kristina, in the aftermath of the crash (and Ali’s death, specifically). In particular, Sonny related his story of losing Stone, and how you deal with the death of a friend. It was a powerful moment, and a great chance for the actors to shine.


– The Balkan decides to make Sonny & Brenda’s wedding a day they’ll never forget!

– The situation cause trouble for many couples & one calls it quits.

– Brenda & Dante doesn’t realize they’re being questioned be the Balkan. Dante isn’t off the hot though.

– LuLu has just one question for Dante: How committed to Brenda are you? They argue & LuLu wants him to stop guarding Brenda.

– Dark forces are gathering as Brenda prepares to become Mrs. Sonny Corinthos.

– Sonny makes all the right moves – he presents her with rings that comes with a romantic back story!

– Maurice says something like: Sonny has decided to give this a 150% & let his guard down. The only reservation he has is that something will go wrong, because that’s what always happens. But…the LOVE that he has for Brenda is BIGGER than that FEAR…NOW!

-Jason agrees to give Brenda away

-Sonny & Brenda ends up with an obsessive wedding planner…So Sonny decides to sweep Brenda away for a little romance!!!

-Even then Sonny can’t suppress his fears. Maurice says, he has a nightmare about Brenda be shot or blown up. Something like that.

-Alexis tell Jax to make a choice between Carly & Brenda. Brenda goes to comfort Jax over Jerry.

-Maurice says, Sonny was gonna ask Jason to be his best man but, Michael suggested Dante. SO..he asks Dante.

-Carly wants to wait until the time is right to tell Sonny about Dante & Brenda’s secret.

-Maurice admits if Carly ruins things for him & Brenda, it be hard to forgive her.

-ONE couple implodes.

ONE of Brenda’s men suddenly finds himself single. – SNEAK PEEKS For Week January 10

Romance is most definitely in the air, and the most romantic of all are Sonny and Brenda. Sonny follows up his proposal with a ring for Brenda, and plans for the wedding are moving forward. Sonny even asks Dante to be his best man — which, yes, is very awkward. But does that explain why Sonny is having nightmares of his and Brenda’s wedding day?

Meanwhile, The Balkan continues to plot his revenge against Brenda, and continues to use Siobhan to do it. This week, we’ll finally get the full story on Siobhan: why is she working for him. Also, Jason and Dante finally get proof that Jerry is not the Balkan — one step closer to revealing Theo’s double identity. Too bad it’s at the same moment The Balkan corners Brenda

In the interests of keeping Michael safe from bad influences, Carly tries to buy Abby off this week. And you thought your mom was overprotective. Michael has a real roller-coaster of a week: he and Abby kiss … but he also sees Abby dance at work. Can he handle it? And look out for a shocking moment at week’s end when Abby is arrested! For prostitution!


Brenda’s secrets come out and Carly thinks she has reasons to expose them. Then it says: Even the past can’t keep Sonny & Brenda apart. Sonny & Brenda are working to make their relationship work now & in the future…….”Amidst these difficult situations romance blooms from Sonny & Brenda! Sonny & Brenda are going to have a great romance to come”
“We’re going to see Sonny and Brenda finally have happiness as they prepare for a February wedding.”

“The flip side to the coin of unconditional love is revenge – and certainly, that is what both Carly and the Balkan have in mind. As a parent who has lost his son, the Balkan will stop at nothing to get what he thinks is justice for his family. Similarly, Carly will not be thwarted until she sees Brenda and Dante pay.”
“There will be tremendous obstacles for Sonny & Brenda! They will come under the fire of a grieving yet violent father and a grizzly mother.” 2011 Previews

*Sonny and Brenda’s wedding plans are under threat by Carly AND the Balkan.

*Lulu finds out about Dante and Brenda’s past.

*Lisa hatches a new plot.

*Carly is determined to keep Abby and Michael apart, while Michael makes a huge admission.

*Spinelli embarks on a new career.

*Alexis and her family face a new crisis.

*Sam gets news that will change her life forever.


“Jason and Sam are going to uncover what their love means for a future family.”

“We’re going to see Sonny and Brenda finally have happiness as they prepare for a February wedding.”

“We’ll also see Sonny and Carly embody the healing power of parental love for Michael when his dark secret is revealed.”

“The flip side to the coin of unconditional love is revenge – and certainly, that is what both Carly and the Balkan have in mind. As a parent who has lost his son, the Balkan will stop at nothing to get what he thinks is justice for his family. Similarly, Carly will not be thwarted until she sees Brenda and Dante pay.”

“There will be tremendous obstacles for S&B, Jasam, Lush, Lante, and Scrubs as they all come under the fire of a grieving yet violent father and a grizzly mother.”

“Out of all this danger, truths will be uncovered. We will get to see Aiden’s paternity come to light, Lisa’s treachery punished, and new connections forged out of love. It’s going to be a ride that makes a great 2011, for sure!”


We meet Carol, a significant figure who will be stepping into Brenda’s life.
Carol is Sonny and Brenda’s wedding planner!

Monday, January 10
*Michael & Sonny have a heart-to-heart about women.
*Sonny buys a ring with a romantic story.
*Brenda asks Jason to give her away & he says YES!
*Abby holds her own with Carly
*The Balkan plots his revenge against Brenda.

Tuesday, January 11
*Sonny awake from a nightmare premonition of the wedding day! (Brenda is shot)
*Sonny steals Brenda away from their over zealous wedding planner.
*Sonny & Brenda discuss the wedding ring and their future plans.
*Michael and Abby kiss.
*Abby is distraught by Michael’s reaction to seeing her at work.
*Abby’s ex-boyfriend, a not so nice guy, makes an appearance–we learn he was abusive.
*Lulu demands that Dante recuse himself from guarding Brenda.
*Alexis wants Jax to make a decision about the women in his life.

Wednesday, January 12
*Brenda thinks Jason wants to believe she is still in danger just so that she will not leave. him.
*Alexis and Kristina are confounded by Molly’s decision.

Thursday, January 13
*Carly seeks out Diane’s help.
*Abby is arrested for prostitution.
*The Balkan makes contact with the Port Charles “traitor”.

Friday, January 14
*Sonny & Brenda convinces Dante to be Sonny’s best man!
*Carly decides Sonny needs to know the whole truth.
*Diane comes perilously close to discovering the Balkan’s true identity.
*Jason * Dante gets proof Jerry is not The Balkan.

Monday, January 17
*Carly warns Abby to stay away from Michael.

Tuesday, January 18
*Lulu attempts to break up with Dante.
*Kristina is stunned by Molly’s meltdown.
*Michael has difficulty discussing his past.

Wednesday, January 19
May 27, 1996: Sonny plans to leave Lily for Brenda, Carly is taken to bed by Jason;
Luke confronts Justus about a murder.

Thursday , January 20
*Dante tells Lulu that he loves her.
Brenda and Robin chat about Terrell and the upcoming wedding.
Lulu ends her relationship with Dante

Friday, January 21
*Molly and Sonny have a discussion about bi-polar disorder.
*Brenda shows up to discuss Dante with LuLu.

These may have come from GHH

We meet Carol, a significant figure who will be stepping into Brenda’s life.
Carol is Sonny and Brenda’s wedding planner! Expect humor!

Sonny presents Brenda with a set of rings that have a romantic back story.

Maurice explains his nightmare about his wedding day to SID, “The nightmares are about something happening. Brenda getting shot, getting blown up, everything like that.”

Meanwhile, Jax realizes that his willingness to help Brenda, hurts Carly. Alexis suggests to Jax that his days of being able to bounce back between Carly and Brenda are coming to an end. He must decide between the two women. Jax is having a hard time letting go of Brenda completely. Ingo explains that, “his justification is that she has already strayed twice.”–SID

Word spreads that a body believed to be Jerry’s is found in the harbor. Still, not everyone believes that Jerry is actually dead, or that Brenda and Siobhan are safe. “In fact, Jason finds a traitor in their midst.” –SID
Later, Jason and Dante get irrefutable proof that Jerry is not the Balkan.

Knowing how despite everything, that Jax cares for his brother, Brenda goes to comfort Jax.

Michael and Sonny have a heart to heart about women.

Carly tries to buy off Abby. When Michael finds Carly with Abby, he is not happy.
Michael shows up at the strip club where he observes part of Abby’s act. Michael runs out of the club as Abby notices, with tears in her eyes. Looking for guidance, Michael heads to Jason to talk about what he witnessed. Later, Abby and Michael make up.

Abby is arrested for prostitution! (Carly is behind it, with some assistance.)
Michael is at the PDPD when she is arrested and he tries to intervene.
Abby tells Dante she is not a prostitute.

Maybe Baby? Although Sam learns about a new procedure that could allow her to have a baby this
week, she is not examined because Dr. Lee is called away on an emergency. Her appointment is rescheduled. In the meantime, she keeps this bit of news to herself since Jason is occupied with both Carly’s and Brenda’s issues. However, Sam does confide in Abby who urges her to discuss it with Jason.

Meanwhile, in the aftermath of the bus crash, after spending time with Jake, Jason is experiencing paternal longing, “to be a father to the son he has,” , explains Steve Burton in SOW. However, Jason has kept those feelings to himself.

Lucky and Siobhan. Right after Lucky admits to Nikolas how much he is invested in Siobhan, she announces she wants to break up. Erin Chambers explains in SID that, “Siobhan is pretty fearless, but she’s not without insecurities. Circumstances in her life have created an intense need for her to protect herself both physically and emotionally…For her to survive, she has created walls and goes into survival mode to protect herself.” The deeper she gets pulled into the Balkan nightmare, the more fragile her heart becomes. “Lucky is bringing something out of her that she has not allowed herself to feel in quite some time…”

Spinelli tells Jason that Carly has the power to stop the wedding.

Theo questions both Dante and Brenda about their pending lawsuit.

Theo conspires against Brenda. The Balkan has a secret (mole) in Port Charles to whom he divulges his plan for Sonny and Brenda’s wedding day.

Johnny arranges for Lisa to fix Ethan up after he is roughed up by a loan shark.

Ethan attempts to keep it from Maya, while Maya confides her feelings for Ethan in Johnny.

Molly is honored as a hero at school.

Nik and Brook come close to making love when Brook calls a halt, wanting an honest talk.

Jason demands that Sonny and Brenda call off the wedding.

Jason and Dante begin figuring out that, dead or alive, Jerry isn’t the Balkan, after all.Carly schemes to reveal “the truth” about Brenda and Dante in the most public way possible.
Will Sonny ever be able to forgive Carly if she goes ahead with her plans? 

Which of “Brenda’s men” is going to find himself suddenly single as a result of her secrets imploding?

Jason Thompson previews in SID that, “in 2011, there will be less sulking for [Patrick and Robin] and a little more charm and fun. [They] have been through the mill, and their fans need to see something more playful so you can see the reasons Scrubs got together in the first place.” He doesn’t see Terrell as a long term problem for the couple.

At first, all Sam says is she was at the hospital and when Jason asks what for, she tells him just a checkup. At some point, Sam tells Jason that she doesn’t know anything yet, but there’s a good possibility she can get pregnant. In SOW, Steve Burton hints that, “2011 is going to be a controversial year – I’m going to tell you right now. It will be good for some and not good for others [referring to Liason vs JaSam fans]. I don’t know what else to say. Something good’s coming: something dramatic. I’m not answering any of your questions about babies right now, because there’s going to be controversy coming. If that’s not a good enough tag line for you, then I don’t know what is.”

If this week’s taping schedule is any indicator, we should be seeing much more of
Alexis and Sam in a few weeks.

Spin and Diane will have a series of comedic scenes (Fantasy Cougar?)
related to their collaboration on the Jackal’s memoirs (Hennesy’s book).

Every time Sam is about to tell Jason of the new procedure that could allow
her to become pregnant, they are interrupted.

Michael’s demons lead to problems when he and Abby attempt to become intimate.
When he is unable to perform, he finally reveals his prison trauma to Abby.

Brenda’s wedding night is not spent with the man of her dreams.

Dante and Brenda will both have to testify in the wrongful death suit…
…how much can they still manage to keep under wraps?

Michael fears that Molly might be suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Lulu finds out about Dante and Brenda’s past.

Alexis and her family face a new crisis.

Robin finds herself spending a lot of time with Terrell (much to Patrick’s chagrin),
but all is not as it seems.

Terrell has another connection to Port Charles besides Lisa.

Moxie and Kumar: Best and Worst list 2010 Part I

Posted in General Hospital, Honest to blog, Maurice Benard, Moxie and Kumar, Soap Media, Soap Operas, Sonny Corinthos with tags , , , , , , , on December 5, 2010 by ghblowhard

Winners were chosen using a top secret, scientific tabulation and then given to us in sealed envelopes by Deloitte & Touche. See below vid for spoilers.

Best character without a penis

  • Tie! Johnny and Jax

Best Actor who puts up with the most ish storylines and still puts in a brilliant performance

Port Charles’ biggest punching bag

Port Charles’  biggest lurker

Port Charles’  biggest stalker

Port Charles’ biggest whiner

  • Jasper Jacks
  • close runner-up Johnny (we know, his sister died but not before she terrorized Sonny’s kids, slept with Sonny’s brother, used faulty contraception to get pregnant, put Michael in a coma, and kidnapped a pregnant woman and tried to steal her baby)

Port Charles’ biggest slut

Best unrequited love:

  • Jax for Sonny

Best facial mole placement of all time

Most overused comedic technique

  • Spinelli’s nicknames

Biggest soap magazine whiner

  • Soaps in Depth: stop using Maurice Benard to sell your magazine then continually bash his character  in your opinion pieces that you masquerade as news articles. Unethical Much?

Biggest Soap Blogger turn-off

  • Begin with: “You know how much I hate Sonny”.  We know where this is going  so we’ll skip your blog. Thanks!

Nastiest blogger

  • Nelson Branco

Best Actor

  • Maurice Benard: whether it’s good writing or bad Maurice brings it 365 days a year

Best Actress

  • Tie: Lexie Ainsworth (she was brilliant in the abuse s/l with Keifer), Kimberly McCullough

Best Style

  • Maurice Benard–no one can wear a suit like him

Worst Style

  • Suzanne Stanwyck: cover your cleavage lady it’s no longer your best asset

Best Storyline

  • Three way tie! Sonny shoots Dante, Kristina abused by Keifer, Sonny and Brenda’s rekindled romance

Best Looks

Best Line

  • Brenda Barrett (to Sonny): I only want to be seen with you
  • Brenda Barrett (to Sonny): I realize now that it wasn’t the absence of someone who made me feel lonely, it was the absence of you

Sonny Corinthos (to Brenda):

  • You were breathtaking

Best Couple

  • Sonny and Brenda

Most Beautiful Couple

  • Sonny and Brenda

Worst Couple

  • Three way tie: Lante, Mac & Alexis, Jolivia

Best self pimped couple:

  • Jolivia

Characters we’d like to see less of:

  • Spinelli, Suzanne, Johnny, Jax

Blogger themes we’re most sick of

  • Three way tie! Soaps are dead, mob violence is bad, Sonny is an evil man whore (Alexis and Liz have kids by three different fathers and nobody gripes about them. In her three years on GH Courtney was married THREE times and had a love child with Nik, yet nobody continually harps about the action she got)

Best Moment

  • Sonny and Brenda see each other in Rome

Best scene watched through tears

  • Sonny and Brenda declare their feelings for one another in Sonny’s old apartment

Best Newcomer

  • Erin Chambers (Siobhan)

Best Martin Scorsese inspired storyline (a la Gangs of New York)

  • Lucky masquerading as Ronan O’Reilly

Best Francis Ford Coppola inspired moment

  • Sonny shoots Dante juxtaposed with Josslyn’s Christening scene

Best John Waters inspired moment

  • Nik’s “Dante’s flashback” hair

Worst place for private conversations

  • Nurses Station

Biggest Mouth

  • Carly

Most idiotic mobster confidante

  • Spinelli

Best renewed friendship

  • Sonny and Alexis

Dumbest character

  • Lulu

Worst Sonny enemy

Worst Sneer

  • Tie: Johnny and Carly

Worst character transition

  • Michael from lion to pussy cat

Worst over-used electronic device

  • Jax’s telephone (he never does his own dirty work because he’s got people)

Worst segue

  • Carly going to bat for Sonny when he went to trial for killing Claudia then turning on him after Dante spilled the beans about Michael

Things we’d like to see in the coming year

  • Sonny/Dante bonding
  • a REAL Sonny and Brenda romance with no interlopers
  • Brenda/Kristina bonding

Things that makes absolutely no sense

  • Sonny is an evil, killer, sociopath mobster who kills people and bad to be in a relationship with  but his hit man who actually kills more people than anyone on the show and is also a mobster is a perfect dreamboat
  • Diane lambasts any woman who is with Sonny but she dates Max who works for him
  • Suzanne hates evil, killer, sociopath mobster who kills people Sonny but LOVES Jason his hit man
  • Helena is a ruthless woman who actually enjoys maiming and killing people but she’s campy and fun! We guess being good at accessorizing trumps all.
  • Tracy hates Sonny for being a criminal mobster but not too long ago SHE was a criminal mobster

Are we biased? Hells yeah! But so is everyone else. Don’t let them fool you.

Have a day!
Moxie and Kumar


Monday, December 6
*Sonny & Brenda are about to make love when they’re interrupted by Carly & Spinelli.
*Olivia & Johnny end their relationship.
*We meet Theo Hoffman.

Tuesday, December 7
*Dante goes above & beyond as Brenda’s bodyguard.

Wednesday, December 8
*Diane tries to convince Brenda NOT to reunite with Sonny.
*Michael is called to Jake’s to pick up an inebriated Dante.
*Dante bares his soul to Michael.
Michael sticks his foot in his mouth with Abby.

Thursday, December 9
*When Lulu discovers Dante hung-over she questions his recent behavior.
*Dante goes to see Sonny, intent on telling him his the full truth.

Friday, December 10
*Sonny Surprises Brenda with a gift!
*Sonny & Brenda begin to make love!
*Olivia and Steve hit the sheets.

Monday, December 13
Carly begs Jason to keep Sonny & Brenda apart.
*Michel confides in Sam about his feelings for Abby.

Wednesday, December 15
*Jason realizes Jerry is involved somehow.
*Jerry shows up at the Jax’s house & proclaims his hatred for Brenda.

Friday, December 17
*LuLu worries that Dante is still in-love with Brenda.
*LuLu might just join forces with Carly.

Tuesday, December 21
12/21 Luke and Tracy’s big day arrives.

Thursday, December 23
GH airs an encore episode.

Friday, December 24
~*~*~ CHRISTMAS EVE~*~*~
GH airs an encore episode.

The following may have come from GHH

Jason and Lucky and Dante add it all up and realize that only one person would be fixated on Sam to such a creepy degree…Jerry Jax. They wonder if he is the Balkan (he isn’t).

Siobhan is determined to be of help to Lucky.

Maya asks Nikolas to ease up on Robin.

Lisa tries to manipulate both Nikolas and Johnny.

Maya tries to avoid Ethan.

Maya fights her growing feelings for Ethan…she wants to keep things strictly business.

Sonny and Brenda go on their date; Carly is not pleased.
After Sonny and Brenda’s date, they consider themselves officially “together”.

Guza explains in SOD that, “We will get to see her happy and we’ll get to see Sonny happy too”.
BUT… “there is also danger, the Balkan, and challenges that neither of them could have ever imagined.”

Spinelli is torn between his loyalties to Carly and Brenda.

Luke questiions Lucky about Siobhan.

Claire seeks out Ronnie’s assistance in her investigation of the Balkan.

Jason comes to Sam’s rescue.

Dante and Jason devise a plan to lure the Balkan out.

Although Michael is slowly opening up to Abby, he is still not ready to reveal his experiences in prison.

Maya threatens Ethan with divorce.

Maya blasts Ethan after learning he “went on a date” with Lisa. Would Maya be jealous over Ethan’s bond with Kristina? Annie Ilonza shared in SOW, “I’m curious to see how this pans out; if Maya notices any bond. I do think Maya has feelings for Ethan so any girl that pops up in the mix would make her a little jealous.”

Johnny blackmails Lisa.
Johnny and Lisa grow closer as his relationship with Olivia falls apart.

Lucky is surprised when Siobhan infiltrates his secret mission.
Siobhan offers Lucky her services.
Siobhan and Lucky uncover some surprising evidence.

Dante goes above and beyond as Brenda’s bodyguard.

After a few drinks, and a memory filled chat with Brenda, Dante bares his soul to someone…
Michael takes Dante’s keys after being called to Jake’s, and drives a chatty Dante home. Dante wakes up hungover, regretful of what he said the night before. The brothers bond as Michael attempts to make him a homemade hangover remedy.

A man approaches Abby in the street, treating her as if they were in a strip club. Michael doesn’t like seeing someone be touched when they do not want to be. Michael loses it when the guy denigrates Abby, saying things like she is paid to be touched–Michael beats him up and knocks him out.

Now that Abby has seen his rage, Michael fears she will never want to be with him again, but she assures him that is not the case. Also, since he is on probation, this could land him in hot water. He calls upon Jason for help.

Kristina angers Michael when she suggests that Abby is only after him for his money.

Michael comes close to screwing things up with Abby when he says the wrong thing.
He makes the mistake of offering to pay for her time! She walks out claiming he is treating her like a prostitute. Later in the week, he asks her out properly.

Michael likes Abby, but he is not sure how she feels about him. Chad explains in SOW, “He is still pretty new to all this, so he doesn’t want to rush things…Abby is someone he can relate to, because she has some things in her closet, and he can be more open with her [than he can be with his sister, for example]. Michael knows that he is not going to get along well with any of the girls in his high school. At 17 or 18, “They wouldn’t be able to handle someone with so much baggage… There are things he can say to Abby that he can’t say to anyone else.”

Passion rises after Sonny gives Brenda a special gift.

Laura (off screen) calls Luke and reveals that Edward contacted her.

Luke faces off with Edward about trying to meddle in his and Tracy’s plans.

Luke begins to get cold feet.

Robin busts Lisa stealing antibiotics for Johnny.

Dante makes a move to bring the Balkan out of hiding.
He sets a trap for him at the hospital. (This may involve Alexander’s body.)

Carly begs Jason for help in breaking up Sonny and Brenda.

Liz is jealous of Nikolas and Brook Lynn.

Carly becomes aware of Abby.

Next week: Part II: a more in depth look at what worked on GH this year and what didn’t.

No Words (spoilers)

Posted in General Hospital, Honest to blog, Sonny Corinthos with tags , , , on November 7, 2010 by ghblowhard

The writing on GH has stalled and so have we.  We made some headway last week on the show with some sweet scenes between Sonny and Brenda and a reconciliation of sorts between Sonny and Kristina.  However, for the most part its: Brenda loves Sonny but Brenda can’t be with Sonny so he must stay away from Brenda, Sonny is baaaaaaaaaaaaaad for Brenda, Dante and Brenda share a deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep connection because he guarded her in 2007 and something bad went down but we don’t know what it is except it is connected to the Balkan and what about the baby?, Brenda has nightmares and only Jason can soothe her, Spin, Jason and Dante try to protect Brenda from the Balkan, Spin kowtows to Brenda and gets on everyone’s nerves more than usual, Carly is using Spin to get revenge  against Dante, Lulu, and Brenda,  Carly wants Brenda GONE, Michael is dealing with his secret pain by getting closer to a stripper (brilliant GH ), Maxie, Carly and Sam think Brenda will take their men (if you can call Spin a man), Brenda can only trust Jason, Sonny loves Brenda but he’s baaaaaaaaaaad for her so he must stay away, he  is with Claire, he is not with Claire, Sonny is bad for Claire, Claire is bad for Sonny, Jax runs around town warning women everywhere about how baaaaaaaaad Sonny is (it’s Alexis’ turn this week), Diane chides Sonny for his poor choices, Suzanne thrusts her big boobs in everyone’s  faces and hates Sonny for being a mobster but not Jason, his hit man (this one has us scratching our heads), did we mention Sonny is baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad?  When the story on GH moves forward, so shall we with our columns.  Until then here are some spoilers:

yours in Peace

Sister Mary


Monday, November 8
*Sonny discovers Claire had the evidence against him thrown out.
*Brenda makes a request of Jason on Spinelli’s behalf
*Carly continues to push Spinelli for more details of Brenda’s past.

Tuesday, November 9
*Brenda decide to tell Jason the “truth”.
*LuLu confronts Dante about his history with Brenda!
*Alexis warns Claire about mixing he career & Sonny!
*Alexis discusses her life choices with Jax.
*Jason and Dante take out six Balkan-ites and Lucky frees Siobhan.
*Olivia catches Carly and Johnny in the act.
*Dante and Jason worry about the future.

Thursday, November 11
*Sonny breaks up with Claire to help her savage her career!!!
Dante admits to Michael that he lied to Lulu about Brenda.
*Brenda sympathizes with Spinelli over his love life.

Friday, November 12
*Sonny breaks up with Claire for her own good.
*Carly meets with a witness who confirms that Dante & Brenda had a sexual relationship.
*Jason promises Brenda he won’t tell anyone about her secret, including SONNY!
*Brenda senses Lulu’s jealousy; she advises Lulu not to lose herself in her relationship with Dante.
*Brenda and Dante meet to discuss their past.

Monday, November 15
*Sonny & Dante both have FB of Brenda.
*Carly is poised to spill that Dante and Brenda slept together.
*Dante confides in Michael about his past with LuLu.

Tuesday, November 16
*One of Enation’s (Jonathon Jackson’s band) songs will be featured on GH today!
*Olivia and Johnny argue about Johnny and Carly.

Wednesday, November 17
*Dante reveals to Sonny that he knew Brenda back in 2007.
*Sonny learns that Claire had submitted a release that would have allowed him to see Michael before the car bombing case.

Thursday, November 18
*Carly tells Jason what she knows!
*Jason warns Carly to back off Brenda.

Friday, November 19
*Separately, both Sonny and Brenda admit that the other is the love of their lives.

Monday, November 22
*Sonny and Brenda give in to fate.
*Dante discusses his love life with Michael.

Tuesday, November 23
*Brenda reveals secrets to Sonny.
*Lulu and Dante have a night of romance.

Week of November 15th

11/15 Father and son have flashbacks of the same woman.
Ethan and Maya make love just as Tracy and Luke arrive with an annulment.
Carly is poised to spill that Dante and Brenda slept together.
Lulu and Siobhan exchange words.

11/16 Patrick pleads with Lisa to have some mercy on Robin;
Lisa is willing to cut Robin some slack (regarding trying to get Robin kicked off the GH staff)
if Patrick will sleep with her again.
Sam and Jason have a heart to heart discussion.
One of Enation’s (Jonathon Jackson’s band) songs will be featured on GH today!
Olivia and Johnny argue about Johnny and Carly.

11/17 Sonny learns that Claire had submitted a release that would have allowed him to see Michael before the car bombing case.
Liz has her doubts after meeting Siobhan.
Edward has a lucrative offer for Ethan and Maya: a million bucks to maintain a marriage for a year.
Dante admits to Sonny that he and Brenda first met in 2007.

11/18 Jason warns Carly to back off Brenda (after Carly tells him what she “knows”.)
Lucky interrupts Liz grilling Siobhan and sets boundaries.

11/19 Johnny becomes involved when Lisa needs protection.
Separately, both Sonny and Brenda admit that the other is the love of their lives.

Abby comes through for Michael.

Brook Lynn reaches out to touch someone via long distance.

Molly extracts a promise from Jason.

National Enquirer – week of Nov 15
Carly and Brenda clash.
Jason warns Carly to back off Brenda.
Robin vows to fight back against Lisa.
Lisa uses a hypodermic needle to inject drugs in Robin’s IV.
Jason and Sam have a heart-to-heart talk.

Michael’s newfound friend, Abby, will be sticking around.

Mac and Alexis and their families will spend Thanksgiving together with a little help from Mac and Alexis’ kiddos.

A Spencer/Quartermaine Thanksgiving.

Jason’s commitment to Brenda threatens his other relationships.

Dante makes an admission to Sonny.

None but the brave will survive (spoilers)

Posted in Fabulous Jones, General Hospital, Honest to blog, Soap Operas, Sonny Corinthos with tags , , , on October 15, 2010 by ghblowhard

They say when one door closes another door opens.  In the case of Sonny, the door that is opening is not a good one.  Sonny thought he did the right thing being honest with fair Claire and then he found out that  Claire was not as understanding  as he hoped.  After smiling bravely at Sonny she went right home, picked up the phone and launched a new attack on her weekend playmate.  Indeed hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Dante, in the meantime, is now re-launching an investigation of that horrible bombing story line that we all thought we had finally put to rest…but no, bring on the fumigators because it is now being rehashed on screen.    Can we escape the usual suspects lined up and rehashing the sins of Sonny to anyone who will actually listen a second time?  Negative!!! .  Since Guza  refuses to jail Sonny for anything wrong,  Uncle Bob  just beats him down by  repeating all his wrongs over and over and over, thereby not only punishing Sonny but sending his faithful fans screaming for mercy.  Let’s  have everyone bring up Claudia’s death and Michael’s jail time, Dante’s shooting, the car bombing that involved the fruit loop mobster  and Kristina, and of course we needed for Sonny to add the self defense shooting of Johnny since there was still room for more damning behavior by the root of all evil, Mob King Sonny Corinthos

While Sonny, foolish as it was to think Guza was going to let him be happy more than three days in a row, was enjoying some getting to know you time with Claire, brave and strong, loyal and trustworthy to the core Jason, just fresh from an unselfish jail stint to protect Michael, is off to Rome to protect Brenda.  We have been told by a parade of Jason worshippers that NOBODY can protect Brenda but the all knowing, all wise hit man and counselor of the needy.  Jason was able to immediately kill the only two guys who might have been able to tell him why they wanted to  harm Brenda.   Back to PC  now, snug as a bug in a rug live indestructible Jason, the ever increasingly cringe worthy love struck Spin person, and Brenda all breaking bread at Jason’s place.  After all according to Suzanne, ONLY Jason can get Brenda to listen and obey.  Tsk tsk, Second again, Sir Jax the protector of all females who favor Sonny over Jax or just favor Sonny period.   Or is it now third place  since Mighty Jase has eased past the insufferable righteous Jasper Jacks as number one PC protector.

Meanwhile all of the attached and unattached women in PC are ready to form a “run her out of town” posse to rid them of Brenda who they seem to feel is stealing the hearts of their men folk.  While this is going on, Brenda is busy visiting folks to explain that she is not able to get back with Sonny, or is she?   First no, then yes, then no.  This sends Robin , fully recovered from nearly dying in a well after being drugged by a crazed nut case, off visiting folks.  Sonny first and then Jax.  Jax of course is  in his usual self proclaimed protector mode.  Both he and  Brenda, have gotten past him dumping her  just before their wedding because he realized she loved Sonny.  That was then and this is now.    Having just had  yet another round of apology/make up sex with Carly assuring her that he cares not for Brenda but for Carly only, noble Jax remains focused as always on his Sonny hate which he passes off regularly as “protection against a dangerous killer.”  Someday, someone should tell him that Jerry, the international drug and arms dealer, also falls into that category…brother or not. After Jerry terrorized half the town, shot Robin, poisoned Nic,  blackmailed Emily, kidnapped Kristina and Michael and shot Jason and left him to die after twice trying to kill Sam, one would think,  Jax might want to rid his life of Jerry but it is far more important to get Sonny out of his life.

So, Brenda we find out knows Dante and they have a big secret they are keeping and the nasty mysterious Balkan is part of it.  What does he want with Brenda?  Now Lucky is out there hunting him down with a brand new Irish accent and possible girlfriend.  Carly is  raving and ranting, Sonny is once again in jeopardy with the law, Jason the almighty is braver than ever and Jax is planning to fight to the end for all  endangered women who show any interest in Sonny.  Where is this all heading?  A duel at sundown where two men draw their weapons from their holsters, Sonny a shiny gun complete with silencer, and Jax, a brand new iPhone with numbers programmed in it of VERY important people?  Guaranteed  “must set your VCR” material.

Pre-Guza, Sonny was  a mobster but fans were not reminded constantly that Brenda and Sonny should not be together, that it was all on bad Sonny because he was a danger to her. Fans were allowed to see them pull together at times and Sonny was not constantly put down by everyone. He had music business, friends and Sonny and Brenda WORKED as a root for couple. Guza is already constantly preaching to the viewers that Sonny is a selfish b*st*rd for wanting Brenda because he is this evil mobster. That is like telling someone ahead of time…hey this girl is too good for this guy and if he pursues her, he is a selfish unlikable creep.These are two mature adults who should be written and played as two people on even ground who are capable of discerning right from wrong and making a decision not colored by a parade of lecturers trying to paint half of the couple as an unworthy selfish jerk. This is exactly what Guza is doing instead of making them a root for couple…bad boy and good girl but whose love transcends their differences. We are not watching for morality lesson and viewers can decide if they want these two together.

And why is everyone getting in Sonny’s face about staying away from Brenda?  The only time Sonny has seen Brenda was when she visited Greystone to see him!!

Who knows how many twists and turns are in store for Sonny and Brenda.  Better question, will Sonny fans still care if Guza continues to draw this out and involve every male on the show on the premise of protecting Brenda if or WHEN Guza decides S&B can have a storyline?

Wherever it is going, one thing we know for sure, is that Guza is going to drag it out for weeks with a unhealthy dose of wash, spin and repeat.  None but the brave,  on screen and off, will survive,

Stay Fabulous!



new SID

Brenda is certain of Sonny’s innocence and puts on a full court press to convince Dante of that. Sonny walks in on her pleading his case to Dante and is touched by her loyalty. He sees her devotion as a sign that she still loves him and attempts to charm her yet again. She shoots him down though, telling him there is no chance for them.

Brenda turns to Jason as a shoulder to cry on but Sonny isn’t giving up so easily. Knowing she’s dealing with conflicted feelings about him he comforts her (that must be when he hugs her at GS) but then she breaks away from his embrace and demands he leave her alone. He agrees to give her space to think but he refuses to turn his back on what he knows is their genuine love. It asks if Brenda will eventually give in before it’s too late with Claire waiting in the wings.

Guza talks about their relationship and how it consumes them. How neither can quit each other. Then Maurice is quoted saying “Brenda acts like she doesn’t want Sonny, but he knows she does”

Friday, October 15
*Carly pushes Sonny to continue his romance with Claire to keep Michael out of prison!

Monday, October 18
*Brenda calls Robin & begs her to keep Sonny away!
*Brenda tries to convince Dante of Sonny’s innocence in the car bomb case.
*Luke and Jason discuss the Balkan.
*Luke asks Carly for a favor.

Tuesday, October 19
*Sonny agrees to Brenda’s request!!!

Wednesday, October 20
*Claire ask Dante to investigate Brenda!
*Will kiss cheat on Sam with Carly?

Thursday, October 21
Carly kisses Jason with the hopes of making Jax jealous.

Friday, October 22
*Carly and Brenda have a confrontation.
*Carly goes into a full-on attack mode.
*Brenda makes an admission to Spinelli.

Some of these may have come from GHH

Maya assists Ethan in his match making scheme and performs a switch-e-roo of medical results.

Lulu tries to get Lucky involved in reuniting their father and Tracy.

Kate in infuriated when she learns her minions did not get Brenda for the Crimson cover.

Carly gets a hint there is something more to Dante and Brenda than meets the eye when Dante has a strong reaction to Johnny and Brenda.

“There’s big stuff when Dante crosses paths with Brenda.” –Guza, SOD

Mayor Floyd tries to recruit Ronnie in his effort to get Dante’s kicked off the PCPD.

Dante takes out his frustrations on Michael.

Sonny wants answers about Brenda from Dante, but they are interrupted by Lulu.

Sam won’t have sex with Jason.

The Balkan orders Ronan to eliminate someone close to Lucky’s heart.

After Lucky and Siobhan sleep together, Lucky learns that The Balkan wants Ronan to eliminate Siobhan. Lucky manages to worm his way out of that and insists that she accompany him back to Port Charles.

Lucky meets with Jason to discuss using Brenda to lure in The Balkan. Unfortunately, one of The Balkan’s men snaps a pic of Ronan and Jason together.

Brenda overhears Sam’s plan to serve as bait for The Balkan.

Brenda has a nightmare.

Luke asks Carly for a favor.

Carly gets her feathers ruffled when she learns that Jax is re-modeling the Metro Court to build an apartment for Brenda.

In yet another display of unbridled selfishness, Carly pushes the boundaries of her friendship with Jason.
Carly plants a passionate kiss on Jason which Brenda observes. (Brenda later tells both Sam and Jax)

Laura Wright explains in TV Guide, “The blowup [between Carly and Brenda] happens when Carly is telling Jason that Brenda will go after Jax like a heat-seeking missile and Brenda overhears it. Carly tries to exit because she knows she can’t win with Brenda but Brenda stops her and says, ‘Maybe you wouldn’t be so insecure if you were loyal to your husband.’ [Laughs]. Then it gets brutal.”

Lisa becomes Patrick’s neighbor in Metro Court.

Robin develops a friendship of sorts with Theo Hoffman, a patient at GH, but there could be more to him than meets the eye. (musing- this actor would make be great for The Balkan, doncha think?)

Lisa tries to make Robin look like a negligent parent.

“Carly will eventually get the keys to the kingdom. She will wind up with the ammunition that can completely destroy Brenda in Port Charles.” Bob Guza, TV Guide.

More trouble for Patrick and Robin.

Jerry Jax first airs again on December 13th.

Luke and Tracy are forced into some alone time, and will have no choice but to “warm up to each other”.

Lulu becomes privy to at least part of the Dante/Brenda connection.

Lisa gets a threatening phone call.

Brenda comes across a familiar dress.