GHFCW 2008: Kick Off Party
What: Kick Off Party to the General Hospital Fan Club Weekend where fans meet their favorite stars in various settings.
Where: Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel – Studio City, CA
When: Thursday, July 10, 2008
THIS WEEK ON: GENERAL HOSPITAL
Anthony informs Johnny that things will play out his way when it comes to dealing with Logan’s death, and if Johnny and Lulu don’t do what he says, Lulu will pay the ultimate price. Lulu asks Johnny to run away with her. After gathering forensic evidence from Claudia’s car, Mac tells her and Jason he knows who killed Logan. Eli Love returns to Port Charles and is excited to reunite with Anna. Hoping to not harm Eli’s image of her mother, Robin hides her pregnancy from Eli. Patrick defends Anna to Eli, who believes Anna will cramp his style. Mac and Jerry get into a physical altercation after Jerry pushes Mac too far. Matt examines Jerry, who might be up to his old Mr. Craig tricks. Nadine overhears a mysterious phone call of Matt’s and decides to tell Nikolas, unaware that Matt is overhearing the conversation. Claudia witnesses Sonny’s meeting with a new Russian mob kingpin, Karpov, and confronts him.
The Inside Story: Marriage on the Rocks
After Kate is outed by the press, a furious Jax comes close to walking out on Carly and his marriage, but Carly and he are able to work things out. Jax and Carly reach a compromise where Carly agrees to steer clear of Sonny and Kate, while Jax will only deal with Kate over the phone. Kate, surprised to discover that all the publicity has generated enormous buzz for Crimson, throws Sonny for a loop when she decides that she and Jax should be seen in public more often. Carly is angry when she learns that Jax needs to continue meeting with Kate in person. Carly plots to tear Kate apart, while Kate begins to fight fire with fire.
A Closer Look: Maxie and Spinelli have Sex
After a terrifying confrontation with Anthony Zacchara about the details of Logan’s death, Maxie breaks down in Spinelli’s arms and confesses the truth. Spinelli promises that he will always protect her from harm. A grateful Maxie engages a kiss between her and Spinelli. After his encounter with Mac, Jason heads to the penthouse where he walks in on Maxie and Spinelli, who have just had sex. Spinelli is overwhelmed with joy at the prospects of what a future with Maxie would be like now that they were intimate, but is disappointed when Maxie explains that she doesn’t want to further jeopardize their friendship. Disappointed by Maxie’s decision, Spinelli falls into a depression and is comforted by Leyla. Maxie warns Lulu that she needs to get her act together before she cracks.
What to Watch
SON ALERTS: WEEK OF JULY 21, 2008
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Beginning Tuesday, August 26, look for actress Genie Francis to reprise her iconic role of Laura Spencer on the daytime soap opera “General Hospital.”
“This is a short visit,” Francis said in an interview with the The Associated Press on Friday. “It’s a mother-daughter story. Years ago when I started playing the character as a 14-year-old girl, it was a mother-daughter story, only I was the daughter. So it’s kinda cool this is full circle. It’s nice to come back for visits. ‘General Hospital’ is my home.”
Francis is referring to her storyline with on-screen daughter Lulu Spencer, played by Julie Berman since 2005. After being cured by a supposed miracle drug of Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Patrick’s (Jason Thompson) in 2006, Laura returned to the catatonic state she had been in for years since Laura couldn’t deal with the reality of killing her father.
Lulu is expected to have a breakdown in the coming weeks due to the recent death of former love, Logan Hayes (Josh Duhon), who she killed on Monday’s episode of the soap. Lulu was defending herself against Logan after he attacked her enemy/co-worker, Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) in the Crimson offices across the street. She will go on the run with Johnny (Brandon Barash) in order to avoid police the week of July 21.
“I would stay on, but ‘General Hospital’ honestly doesn’t seem to want that relationship with this character at the moment,” said Francis. “They want little short doses during sweeps periods. It’s not entirely up to me. I’m thrilled and delighted my audience stands behind me. If they didn’t, you can be sure I wouldn’t get to come back for these visits.”
Francis hit it big in the 1980′s with her on-screen romance with Luke Spencer, played by Anthony Geary. The couples marriage on the ABC soap in 1981 remains the most watched televised event in daytime history with 30 million viewers. Elizabeth Taylor guest-starred in the episode as villainess Helena Cassadine.
“General Hospital” airs Weekdays on ABC. Weeknights on SOAPnet. Check local listings.