General Hospital Update Friday 7/25/14


Written by Jennifer S.
Pictures by Juanita

Shawn meets with Sonny and tells him that although Ava has escaped and they don't know with whom, he knows she has not gone far and won't be able to stay away for very long.

Meanwhile, Ava returns to her apartment with Julian and Mickey. She sounds happy to be back in her home and appears “trusting” of her brother and their “friend”. She tells them she's going to go and take a bath before turning in for the night. But, before she can do that, Julian informs her he's moved her to the guest room. Hearing that, she demands to know how he gets off taking her room. He tells her he took it over when she moved in with Sonny Corinthos. She reminds him this is her place and her room. He tells her it's “his rules”. And if she does not like it, she can go and cry to Sonny. Hearing that, Mickey chimes in telling her that he doesn't intend to treat her any better than Sonny would and maybe she would be better off with Sonny than with them.

And right then, we see that Mickey has gotten completely distracted and forgotten about his “date” with Jordan. We see hear wasting no time to meet him in his hotel room and seeing he is not there yet. She then concludes that is a good thing because it will give her time to see if she can unlock the door with her credit cards to see what he's up to. Yet she does not quite manage to get the door unlocked.

Meanwhile, in a private room in the hospital, Tracy is on the phone to Luke telling him she is worried. Alice does not seem to be getting any better and they can't find her another heart. Therefore their “leverage” to keep Alice quiet and not reveal their secret to Michael might not be able to “stick” for them. She reminds him that maybe he can “help”, remembering how much their employee loves “her Mr. Luke”. But when it appears she hears him say no (although we do not see “Luke” nor hear his voice on the other end), she tells him she realizes he cannot come home right now. But, she reiterates to her husband, nobody but nobody, family or otherwise, can ever know about their secret. And right then, unexpectedly, Ned enters and reveals he is not going to be silenced nor give up on preventing Luke from doing what he intends to do.

Nina returns to the apartment with Rosalie who does not appear to be talking. But Nina is very happy, confident and gloating now that she has confirmation that Silas and Sam are through.

At the hospital, after Silas signs papers for an attendant, she can see he looks depressed. She asks if he is ok, remarking that he looks like he's “lost his best friend”. Not far away, he notices Sam who appears just as depressed and saddened as he is that they have broken up. He asks her if she is ok and where is Molly since he thought she was there to pick up her sister and take her home. She remarks there has been a change in plans with bringing Molly back to her place and Molly is going back to their mom. Hearing that, he tells her he was hoping there would be a “change in plans”, that she might have reconsidered and was there to see him and give them another chance. She tells him, sadly, however, that she just doesn't think it's going to work.

Meanwhile, Nina tells a silent Rosalie that all of her plans have been successfully put into motion and she can now sit back and watch Sam pull away from Silas, angry that he's thrown Dr. Drake under the bus and blame him for that and see Silas equally dissatisfied with her lack of support to him and more comfortable around Patrick than she is with Silas. And, she concludes, that the reason why although Rosalie told her accomplishing this might not be so easy, it was. As it would not have been if their relationship was worth saving in the first place. Which, she concludes, further proves that Silas belongs with her and not with Sam. She then reaches over and crosses Sam's name off the list of people she intends to “eliminate”.

When Jordan is attempting to unlock Mickey's door with her credit card, Olivia comes by and asks her what she is doing. She replies she is “just trying to get her date's attention”. Olivia suggests maybe she can call him. Jordan asks Olivia who she is. Olivia introduces herself and informs her she owns the hotel. And Olivia is able to connect that Jordan is TJ's mom. She acts friendly but tells her she is not allowed to open a guest's room. But, she tells Jordan, assuming she has a key card to unlock the door instead of a credit card, perhaps she can take her downstairs and make it work.

Sonny and Shawn are still unable to figure out who helped Ava escape or where she might have gone. They have no clue that it's Julian and Mickey until they go through all the tapes that have been given to them by the hospital.

When Ned comes to see his mom talking on the phone to Luke outside Alice's room, he asks her what is up. Tracy informs her son that she is just attempting to get some new furniture and designing for Alice's room so hopefully their trusted employee will soon “bounce back”. But Ned tells her he knows she is not talking to a decorator. If she is, then what do her and her “designer” need to make certain the family never finds out about. ? What is the secret. ?Tracy then admits to her son that he's “gotten her”. And yes. She is hiding something. Ned then demands that his mother tells him just what she is hiding and he won't buy it if she says what she is hiding is decorating. Tracy then tells her son she is worried about Alice and is afraid she might have to use some not-so-legal means to help Alice get the heart she needs. She then tells her son that she will reveal her secret but urges him not to reveal it to a living soul. She then tells him that she and Diane Miller have been brainstorming about some ”alternative” medical treatments for Alice. But when he hears that, he tells her he wishes she would have consulted Alexis as he trusts her although Tracy does not. He reminds her that Alexis knows how to investigate the authenticity of Tracy's annulment papers to Luke (which Tracy is falsifying to have people believing she's ready to get rid of Luke when in fact she is not).

Shawn plays a surveillance disc for Sonny but all they can see is Silas and Sam on the roof. They have yet to find the surveillance on Ava.

Inside the hospital, Silas and Sam run into Patrick who informs them that he is cleaning out his office and ready to leave, as he knows Silas wants. Sam asks the two men to please not do this. Patrick tells them he is filing an appeal but knows that Silas wants blood.

Nina tells Rosalie she wants to make Silas pay. He has taken so much from her; her life, her love, her money and her baby. Rosalie clarifies it was her mom and not Silas who took her baby. But Nina tells Rosalie the reason her mom didn't want her to have the baby was because Silas was having an affair. Maybe a little boy or girl who could walk, talk or drive and she would have pictures of the prom and of graduation and everything would make it alright. But it was all taken from her. Because of Silas. And she concludes he owes her a baby. Rosalie asks her if she's saying she wants a kid. An actual baby? Nina tells her she wants it all. She wants everything. And he is going to pay up. Hearing that, Rosalie expresses her “concerns”. She tells her she knows that Dr. Clay hurt her and deserves to pay for what he did to her. But getting pregnant and using the next 20 years of her life using the baby to punish him is not going to make her happy. But, Nina clarifies, Rosalie does not understand. In spite of everything she went through, she loves Silas. Yes, it is about revenge but it's also about empathy. She wants Silas to feel the pain and the loss. But Rosalie does not understand or believe that will get her what she wants.

Right when Silas is with Sam and Patrick at the hospital, he gets a call from Nina. He asks if she is ok. She tells him that is not the reason she is calling. She was thinking that maybe he's had enough of that hospital and all he's been through. So, she is thinking it's time for him to come home. Hearing that and realizing that Sam has broken up with him, he instantly decides he will return home to Nina. In response to that, Patrick asks Sam what is up with her and Silas. She replies there “is no more her and Silas”.

Mickey is alone with Ava when he demands to know exactly what is is she “has” on Sonny. When she does not reply, he points the gun at her and reminds her that he could have killed her and can still do it.

Right then, Sonny and Shawn access the DVD that shows Ava leaving with Julian. They obviously wonder what would motivate her brother to want to help her since he has washed his hands to her and she-to him. And they notice another person and are shocked when they see it's Mickey Diamond.

Outside Mickey's hotel room, Jordan gets on her phone and tells Olivia she need not “fix” the key card for Jordan. She just got a text from Mickey and he's on his way. Hearing that, Olivia smiles, suspects nothing, encourages Jordan to enjoy her date and departs. Alone, while she continues to pick the lock, Jordan remarks if she has her way, there will be no “date”.

Meanwhile, Mickey is completely preoccupied and while with Ava he continues to point the gun and is ready to kill her if she does not tell him her secret about Sonny. Julian stands beside him and does not do much. She tells him she needs to discuss this with her brother privately. Mickey tells her sorry. He needs answers now. Or else, he tells her, she will wish she was still on that roof. Julian then pulls the gun out of Mickey's hand, disables him and tells him his sister is not saying jack until he gets some answers from Mickey.

At the hospital, after Silas departs and leaves Sam alone with Patrick, Patrick humbly tells Sam he feels responsible for breaking them up. In response to that, she boldly assures him that is absurd. They have many problems that go a lot deeper than his issue with Silas, not the least of which is Silas' “saintly” wheel-chair bound wife coming back from the dead. Hearing Sam's “tone” about Nina, Patrick tells her he takes it she does not trust Nina. Sam tells him if she blames anyone for breaking up her and Silas, it's Nina. Plus, she has a very strong hunch Nina is responsible for getting Patrick fired from General Hospital.

Back at the apartment, we see Nina with her list and the names she has yet to cross off being Ava Jerome and Kiki. She reflects how Ava tried to steal her husband. So, she's about to make Ava pay. But right then, Rosalie rushes up the stairs to forewarn Nina that Silas is on his way. He enters. And Nina graciously offers her “condolences” for his and Sam breaking up. She hates to see him in so much pain, she tells him.

When Sonny is alone in his office, Olivia comes by. It appears he hopes she is there for the reason he wants her there. But she tells him she is there to do what she should have done long ago which is to kick him out of her hotel (his office is in her hotel).

Julian has Mickey at his mercy and in the strangle-hold. Mickey pleads if he lets him go, he won't tell “the boss” the secret. But Julian tells Mickey he may tell their boss that his enforcer got his ass kicked. Julian tells him he will no longer be at his or the boss's mercy. Julian demands that Mickey tells him if they are selling heroine. Overhearing that, Ava appears shocked to hear them mention heroine. Mickey asks Julian why he'd care. Julian walks back and points the gun at Mickey's back while he tells him a teenage boy who is a friend of Julian's daughter had it in his system when he died. He reminds Mickey that was never part of their agreement. Mickey then faces Julian and tells him it is now. So what is Julian going to do about it?

Jordan then manages to get inside Mickey's hotel room, calls to him and asks him if he's in there. She looks all around, informing him she bribed the maid to let her in because she “could not wait”. When she hears and sees no signs of Mickey, she gets on her tape recorder to report Agent Jordan Ashford is in the room of illegal drug dealer Mickey Diamond and is about to investigate and find what they need. She knows he could come back any moment so she needs to complete the search before he's back and plant a recording device for when he returns.

Ned informs Tracy that he has consulted with Alexis about the annulment papers and wants to make certain her marriage with Luke has been declared never to have been a legal marriage. But she wants her son to know that she is not as concerned about that as she is about having lost too many family members. She lists that both of her parents, her brother Alan have died, and now Alice is at death's door. He was not there but she was. She has been there to hold things together and she cannot lose her family. She has to protect the people she loves who are still there. She attempts to get her son to believe she apologizes for kicking him out of ELQ and distrusting him and that she wants him back. She humbly asks her son to come back.

As soon as Silas returns to Nina and Rosalie, Rosalie wastes no time “chiming in” remarking that he's been out “getting a piece on the side” and ignoring his wife. Nina “graciously” tells Silas she apologizes for Rosalie insulting Sam and distrusting him. Regardless, Silas does not appear happy or comfortable to be in the house with them and not with Sam.

At the hospital, Patrick inquires to Sam how she has her theory that it was Nina who leaked to the press that he told a few people he wanted Raef dead before performing the failed surgery on him. She tells him her theory and they spend the time talking together about how it could be proven and how Nina would have means, motive and opportunity to get him fired which, in turn lead to the break-up of Silas and Sam. She tells him she remembers Nina alone on the roof with her nurse spending a lot of time talking privately up there. And if they could just get a hold of the video tape, it might reveal something of great importance.

Olivia states to Sonny that he must remember how they worked together as an “unbeatable team” to get Julian booted from the hotel. He smiles when he remembers them in “happier days” and how great it was that she stood by his side in getting Julian's office removed from the hotel and replaced with his. But she does not smile nor reveal she has fond memories of them together. She tells Sonny she is now “flying solo” and no longer needs his help with Julian. And now it's his turn to go.

Julian holds the gun on Mickey and tells him he never agreed to sell heroine. But Mickey reveals during the brief time Julian helped him and their boss move cocaine, he secretly mixed it with heroine without anyone knowing. Mickey explains that his little “formula” has kept the customers coming back. Julian protests that Raef did not know what he was taking as Mickey remarks none of them do. He's happy when he admits the faster customers get addicted, the faster their profits roll in so it's a “win-win”. Julian tells Mickey he is done and will never have anything to do with his organization again. But Mickey asks if he need remind him what happened the last time he tried to leave.

Shawn leaves Sonny alone in his office while he goes into the hallway and sees Jordan. He demands to know what she is doing, assuming she's up to no good and getting into trouble. She urges him to leave her alone and is not about to tell him her secret plan involving Mickey.

Back at Sonny's office, Olivia lays down the law to him that they had a business agreement where she would let him use her hotel for his office space in conjunction with Connie. But her cousin is gone now. And any agreement or courtesy she had with Sonny ended the day he slept with Ava. So she is having him removed from her hotel because of suspicion of illegal activity. He tells her she cannot evict him. She tells him as part owner of the hotel she sure can and she will. So he needs to pack up and get out.

Ned raises objections to Tracy's offer to return to ELQ but agrees to move out of the motel and do what she asks.

Sam is ready to find proof of what got Patrick fired. He introduces her to a security officer and she tells the man she would like to see any footage he might have from their security cameras of anything on the roof that might give her and Patrick information they need. When he finds out it would be a video taping made before the press conference, he informs them that the tapes they have are in the possession of another individual who needed them to investigate another “incident” that occurred on the hospital roof. Patrick asks if it's legal for someone to take taping out of the hospital. The man admits it's rare that they allow this. But they made an exception. The person whom they offered the tapes to was Sonny Corinthos.

Sonny reminds Olivia that Carly might have as much say as she does about whether to evict him since Carly co-owns the hotel. She tells him she is not afraid to get Carly in the phone and find out what she has to say. But Olivia becomes emotional and admits that it is torturing her to have to see Sonny at her place of work every day after what he did to her. He asks if she thinks it does not hurt him also. She tells him she hopes it hurts him. She cries and tells him this hurts her too much and she wants to put an end to it.

Nina shows Rosalie a bottle of pills she knows how to use to get what she wants. She won't hesitate to give them to Silas without his knowing.

Meanwhile, Mickey tells Ava and Julian that life is unpredictable. As Julian points the gun at him, he tells Julian it would be a shame if another one of Julian's rash decisions caused history to repeat itself. Julian tells him he does not respond to threats. So, he tells Mickey, he will warn him outright. If Mickey comes near his family, he will tear him apart. Ava tells him she will help. Mickey then remembers he's late for a date but wants both brother and sister to know he is not afraid of anything.

Shawn tells Jordan he cannot let her sleep with Mickey Diamond knowing he's up to his neck with the Jeromes. She is getting in over her head. She asks him why he's concerned. He tells her Mickey is not the man she wants. She asks him why he thinks that. He kisses her and tells her this is the reason why.

Sonny urges Olivia to give him another chance. She asks if he wants another chance to break her heart and she tells him she won't do it. She angrily walks out the door. Sam enters to talk to Sonny. Olivia gets on the elevator. Ned sees she is crying and asks if she is alright. She admits she is not. He holds her and comforts her.

Sonny tells Sam it's been a while since they've spoken and asks how Danny is. Yet he knows she has another reason for her visit.. she tells him she needs for him and Shawn to give her the surveillance tapes they have with the hospital footage.

When Shawn kisses Jordan, she slaps him. She fights him and is not about to reveal her secret about Mickey to him.

Mickey is alone on his phone to the boss ready to take down Julian.

Julian and Ava are alone and appear to be bonding and trusting each other again now that they’ve both learned that Mickey has been distributing heroine.

Meanwhile, Nina is mixing her “lethal drug” and putting it into Silas' drink after Rosalie leaves. She tells him hopes that Scotch and Soda is still his drug of choice. He trusts her and takes the drink. She smiles.

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