General Hospital Update Tuesday 10/16/12
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Dukes suite: Duke asked Joe how he was doing. Joe was fine; the doctor had patched him up well. Duke then slapped Joe across the face and said that was for Joe ruining Dukes plans for Sonny. Duke said he had worked things out so carefully, starting with staging Robins death. Joe was curious about who Robin was and why Duke needed everyone to think she was dead. Duke would only say that Robin was a crucial part of his plan. Duke said he wanted EVERYTHING, including the only woman he ever loved, and he needed everything Sonny had, in order to get it.
Duke was angry, because all the work hed done to get Sonnys assets transferred into Kristinas name so Trey could inherit it when Joe killed her had gone to waste due to Joe. Joe minimized his part in the plan going awry by saying he didnt realize Trey was going to risk his life to save Kristina. Duke said Joe had never been in love, so he couldnt grasp the lengths a man would go to for the woman he loved, including eliminating the competition for her. Joe countered that he did understand love; in fact there was a woman he cared for right now. Duke didnt want to hear Joe talking about any woman except Kristina and the only words he wanted to hear was that Kristina was dead. Joe argued that hed tried to kill her and got shot by his own son in the process. Duke wasnt moved. The way Duke saw it, if it werent for Joes failure, Trey would have inherited Sonnys assets and Duke would be running Sonnys empire right now. Joe didnt think it was too late to carry out the plan, but Duke felt that Joes idea was stupid, because Kristina would soon end the marriage and the cops were already aware of what Joe tried to do. Duke said thanks to Joe, Duke had to revise his plan. Joe was eager to help bring Sonny to his knees. Duke said Joe would be instrumental to the new plan. While Duke hadnt devised a new plan, he knew that it would involve someone elses death.
Metro Court: Luke and Tracy had dinner in his suite, but Luke was preoccupied with thoughts of Anna and Tracy couldnt get her mind off of Joe. Luke grumbled about the way Anna bought Dukes story without any proof. Tracy said maybe Duke was telling the truth. Luke felt that if the man really was Duke, he must be dangerous, since one didnt survive a Turkish prison by being nice. Tracy thought about Lukes point and said if Duke was a dangerous criminal with a talent for survival, that meant Anna had a type.
Luke was on edge, and he snapped at Tracy for her table manners. Lukes gut told him that Duke was conning Anna. Tracy asked what Dukes scam was, if hed been up front about wanting Anna. Luke wasnt sure, but he planned to find out. He said Anna had been hurt enough after chasing Robins ghost, and she didnt need to go through it again with Duke. Luke said this all happened because Heather tricked Anna into thinking Robin might be alive.
Davis home: Alexis invited Sonny over. He arrived in a bad mood, because the cops still hadnt found Joe. Sonny bemoaned not killing Joe when he had the chance, because if he had, Trey never would have manipulated Kristina into marriage, Kate never would have found gained control. Alexis advised Sonny not to kill anyone. Alexis had invited him there, because she had an idea about how he could get Kate back. Sonny was desperate to get her back, but he wasnt optimistic. Olivia was too distantly related to Kate to be appointed as her guardian, but Alexis had an idea - get Trey to petition for custody of Kate, then have her committed. Sonny wasnt completely sold on the idea, and he figured Trey was long gone now that everyone knew what he and Joe had done to Kristina. Alexis told the skeptical Sonny that she believed that Trey was remorseful and was trying to make amends for what hed done. Alexis told Sonny hed need to decide whether he wanted Kate back badly enough to work with Trey. While Sonny was willing to do whatever it took to get Kate back, he didnt think Trey would be willing to help her after Joe poisoned him against her. Alexis said that they could use Treys part in almost getting Kristina killed to guilt him into helping them. Alexis said they could also point out that Trey couldnt get to know Kate unless she was integrated.
Meanwhile, Kristina came home and was surprised to find Trey about to knock on the door. Trey was hoping he and Kristina could talk. He asked how she was and she said she hadnt had any nightmares about his dad trying to kill her, so she guessed she was peachy. She asked how Trey was. Trey was having trouble reconciling the Joe who raised him with the Joe who tried to kill her. He needed answers, but he didnt know where Joe was or whether hed been treated for the gunshot wound.
Kristina admitted that she wasnt concerned about Joes wellbeing, but she appreciated Trey dropping by. She began to go inside. Trey asked her to wait; he wanted to know where he stood as her husband. Kristina said she wasnt his wife, because their entire relationship had been based on a lie. Trey said hed been honest about his feelings for her. Hed grown to care more about her every day and when they finally got together, it felt real. Kristina admitted she felt it too. Trey knew they couldnt stay married, but he hoped they could keep dating. He noted that it was chilly out and suggested they go inside.
Back in the house, Sonny said he didnt think Trey would be willing to do this. Just as Alexis said theyd have to ask Trey, Trey and Kristina walked in. Sonny told Trey they needed his help with his mother.
Zacchara home: Johnny got irritated with Connie when he caught her using his credit card to order takeout. Unfazed, Connie reminded him that it was their money now and told him not to forget to put her name on all his credit cards. Johnny pointed out that hed lost a lot of money paying off Jerry Jacks, but Connie countered that she was sure Anthony left enough money for them to live comfortably. Just then, there was a knock on the door. Johnny opened it and found Carly there. Carly said she was there to apologize. Johnny said she had nothing to apologize for, but Connie wanted to hear Carly out. Carly said shed been rude at the wedding. Carly said she had a wedding gift for them.
Johnny opened Carlys gift - it was the charm bracelet hed given Carly; the one just like the one shed always wanted when she was a little girl. Johnny thought back to the moment hed given it to her. In the flashback, Carly wondered how Johnny remembered the bracelet shed mentioned in passing. Johnny said he remembered everything she said. In the present, Johnny told Carly that it was hers. Carly said she didnt want it, but his wife might. Carly frowned and said she didnt want that piece of junk. Carly said Connie was right; the bracelet was a piece of junk.
Connie said shed found some of Carlys clothes - since Carly was there, Connie decided to go upstairs and get them for her instead of throwing them away. Once Connie was gone, Johnny gently said Carly shouldnt have come. Carly said she shouldnt have done a lot of things, including getting involved with him. Johnny said maybe she was right, but they did have some good times while it lasted, right. Carly didnt remember. Carly thought it was odd that two people as different as Todd and Jason were both able to see right through Johnny. She told Johnny shed defended him. When Johnny said he wished he could have justified her faith, Carly blasted him for playing noble. She said he was everything Todd said and worse. Carly said that if Johnny wanted to be a lying, cheating, hypocrite he should own it instead of acting like he had no choice in the matter. Carly thanked God for Todd, who was there for her after Johnny humiliated her. Johnny ordered Carly to stay away from Todd. Carly angrily told Johnny had no right to tell her who she could or could not see. Johnny assumed she meant she and Todd were romantically involved and said that was fast. Carly spat that Johnny was married to someone else.
Connie was coming downstairs with the garbage bag full of Carlys stuff, just as Carly said Todd told her the truth. Carly clarified that Todd told her hed been watching the surveillance cameras and seen Johnny and Connie having sex. Carly said Todd had kept quiet to spare Carlys feelings. Johnny insisted that Todd was a dangerous SOB and that Carly had no idea what Todd was capable of. Carly told Johnny to tell her what he was talking about. Johnny was about to tell Carly everything, when Connie interjected and did some fast talking about it being no use for Johnny to continue the cycle of taking shots at Todd because Todd said mean things about him. Johnny said whatever. Carly and Connie had words, then Carly decided to leave. Johnny was about to say something to Carly, then he changed his mind. Carly said she had one more present for Johnny, and she gave it to him - a passionate kiss. Carly told him to cherish that reminder of what hed given up, because it was the last kiss hed get from her. She told him hed need to live with what hed chosen, then walked out. Connie tried on the charm bracelet and Johnny snatched it from her.
Metro Court: Anna went home. She said hello to Tracy, who called her Mrs. Lavery. Anna asked if Luke knew where Duke was. He didnt. Tracy asked if they found Joe and Anna said no, but they found the baby. Tracy asked how he was. Anna said he was fine, but she didnt want to get tell the whole story, so she suggested Tracy could watch the nightly news to hear the details. Tracy made a sarcastic comment about Heather, then she left. Luke told Anna they had to talk. Anna agreed. Luke was especially interested in discussing Duke. Anna had had a long day and she was she was too exhausted right now. Luke suggested they get coffee, but Anna went to bed.
Hospital: Sabrina told Patrick she thought his wife was alive. Patrick said he was sure Robin was dead, and he didnt understand why Sabrina would say something like that. Sabrina told him she overheard Heather say it. Patrick pointed out that Heather was crazy, but Sabrina said Heather sounded insistent and that shed told the police commissioner. Sabrina continued that the commissioner didnt seem surprised by what Heather said. At that moment, Patrick spotted Anna leaving Heathers cubicle. Anna told Patrick that Heather passed out before she said anything. Patrick told her he knew what Heather had said. Sabrina felt bad and apologized for eavesdropping. Patrick assumed Heather had just made the story up in that moment to try and get Anna on her side. He was disgusted by Heather and said he hoped that Anna didnt believe a word Heather said. Patrick pointed out that people didnt just come back from the dead.
Anna asked Sabrina to excuse them, and when she was gone, Anna said she knew Robin was gone, but when Heather told her Robin was alive and at Ferncliff, Anna felt compelled to follow up on it. Anna explained that Heathers lead sent her to Switzerland. Patrick asked why Anna didnt tell him before. Anna said she wouldnt put him through that. Patrick said he tried to move on, but every night he had the feeling that Robin was asking him to help her. Anna felt it too, especially tonight - it was Robins birthday. Patrick shared that Emma attached a birthday card to some balloons. She wanted to release them and send them to Heaven. Patrick fought back tears as he told Anna that last year, hed surprised Robin with plane tickets to different cities around the world. They never got a chance to take any of the trips. Anna comforted him.
Britt noticed that Patrick was upset and asked Sabrina what was going on. Sabrina said Patrick was told his wife was alive. Shes not, is she? Britt asked. Sabrina said she didnt know; shed only told Patrick what she overheard. Britt was appalled that Sabrina had upset Patrick.
Britt saw Patrick sitting in the waiting area by himself and she rushed over and asked what was wrong. Patrick shared that for a minute, he thought he wife was alive, due to Heather Webber. He complained that Heather still found time to hurt people even after falling off a roof. Patrick walked away and Britt glared at Sabrina. Britt told Sabrina she hoped she was proud of breaking poor Patricks heart. Sabrina was sorry. According to Sabrina, she didnt mean to upset Patrick, shed just blurted that out because he saw that she was upset. Britt scolded her for being insensitive and said that she needed to think before she spoke. Britt noticed that Patrick was about to leave for the night, and she suggested that she drive him home, since the two of them had gone above and beyond, today. Patrick accepted her offer.
Elsewhere, in the hospital, John looked on as Todd apologetically told Téa that the child shed been raising belonged to Sam and that Téas son was dead. Téa didnt want to hear it, but Todd persevered until Téa slapped him to shut him up. The upset Téa turned to John and asked him to tell her Todd was lying and take her to her son. John gently said Todd was telling the truth.
John asked if she remembered that something had been wrong with the baby the night it was born. Téa remembered everything, including Todd saving him. Téa asked Todd why he was lying when he knew what really happened. Todd recapped the story of taking Téas baby into the woods to get help and seeing an abandoned car and finding a shack. John added that Sam had also taken her baby into the woods that night, and shed passed out in the same shack. Téa said she never saw Sam. John explained that Sam had been passed out inside the shack and that the baby switch had already taken place by the time Téa got there. Téa insisted that Todd had been holding Victor when she got there and that she took him out of Todds arms. She got angry when John and Todd said that wasnt Victor. She ordered John to prove their claim, and John gave her the DNA test results.
Téa hesitantly asked where her baby was, if the other child was Sams. John told her hed been buried there in Port Charles. Téa ripped up the paper. She growled that she wanted the body exhumed and another DNA test conducted at an independent lab. John said if shed do that, shed find that the deceased child died of respiratory failure and that he had hemophilia. Téa finally accepted the truth and she was devastated. Téa told John that hemophilia ran in her family. John knew. He added that beta Thalassemia ran in Sams. Téa collapsed onto a chair crying, and John held her while a guilty looking Todd watched.
Later, Todd sat next to Téa and tried to comfort her by telling her shed been a great mom to the baby and that somewhere deep inside, the child would always remember that for a little while, he had a mom. Todd thought hed have counted himself lucky if hed had one seconds worth of the warmth and support that Téa gave the baby. Téa hugged him. John and Anna stood just around the corner. After Téa was gone, Todd got into an elevator. Anna agreed to get something for John that would ensure that Todd paid for what he did.
Jason and Sam were in a cubicle with the baby. Sam held the child close and told Jason the baby didnt know her. Jason noted that the boy looked comfortable in her arms, as if he knew that was where he belonged. Sam thought she looked inexperienced and terrified, but Jason said he thought she looked beautiful. Sam realized she didnt have any baby supplies; shed given it all away when she thought her son died. The baby had to stay in the hospital overnight for observation. Jason said Alexis and Sams sisters would have things ready by the time the baby got released from the hospital tomorrow. Sam wasnt ready to tell Alexis the whole story. She hadnt even processed it yet, herself.
Sam said she didnt know anything about babies. Jason gave her some general tips on babies and said once she got to know him and his signals, shed be amazing. Sam felt awful that her happiness came at Téas expense. Jason assured her that this was Heathers fault, not Sams. He said Sam had a right to her son. A nurse came in with some forms for Sam to sign. Sam put the baby in the crib and started filling out the forms. She heard the baby fussing and turned around and found Jason holding him. She told him the baby fit so perfectly in his arms. Jason talked to the baby and told him he was strong like his mom. Sam watched the two of them and said her fantasy was exactly like this. There are no what ifs anymore, Sam said. Theres only what now, Jason replied. Sam knew the baby needed so much and she didnt know where to start. Jason said this would be the fun part - she would get to know the baby. Jason told her about taking Michael to the park as a baby and letting Michael look at the space around him. Jason handed the baby back to Sam. Sam cooed that she didnt know if he could sit up or crawl yet. She said she didnt even know what to call him. Sam heard a quiet voice say Victor. She turned and saw Téa standing the doorway. Téa assured them that it was okay - she knew the truth. Sam didnt know what to say. Téa needed to say goodbye to Victor and asked if she could hold him one last time. Sam readily agreed and handed the baby to her. Todd peeked in the doorway and watched. Téa snuggled the baby and told him shed always remember him as Victor. She told him he kept the man she loved alive for her. Téa told the baby to be good for Sam.
Todd made his way to the nurses station where John was. Todd asked why John didnt tell Téa his theory about Todd being involved in the baby switch. John said shed find out soon enough, but for now, shed been through enough.
Back in the cubicle, Téa told Sam about the babys routine, the foods he liked and how he liked to be read to in Spanish. Téa gave Sam her baby back. Téa took a stuffed toy out of her purse that the baby couldnt sleep without. Téa was going to say that the babys sister gave it to him, but she caught herself and said her daughter gave it to him. Sam thanked Téa for taking such good care of him. Téa kissed Victor goodbye then ran out of the hospital sobbing. Todd noticed her and tried to follow, but a cop grabbed him and placed him under arrest. Todd promised John hed turn himself in later, if John would let him go make sure Téa was okay. John refused. John said Téa wasnt okay and wasnt going to be, because shed just had her heart ripped out, due to Todd.
Sam told Jason shed had a fantasy about choosing the babys first name. Jason remembered that Sam had said shed wanted to name the baby after her brother. Sam said shed pictured Jason choosing the middle name. Sam got her chance to say what shed been dreaming of saying, for real. Welcome home, Daniel Edward, she said to the baby.
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