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Only the Beginning: GH

Friday's General Hospital showed a much quieter Port Charles than the one viewers have seen all week, providing a momentary break from the chaos. As for the citizens of Port Charles, they are oblivious to the fact that the carnival disaster was only the beginning of their problems, as was apparent throughout this episode.

Fortunately for Edward, Robin informed Mac that he was not to blame for driving his car through the midway, injuring and killing dozens of people. What is so sad about all of this is that Edward is still left with the guilt even though he was as much of a victim as everyone else at the carnival. It is touching to see the way Rebecca is looking out for him now though. The only downside to this is the fact that I feel like we are seeing Emily again, not Rebecca. It is not that I was not a fan of Emily, but if the show wanted to bring back the Emily character they should have just brought her back instead of introducing viewers to Rebecca. That being said, it did provide the show with an opportunity to introduce viewers to Ethan. It took me a while, but I think that I am finally starting to like this guy, particularly the way that he has shown such concern for Edward and Rebecca this week. This proves that he has genuine feelings for Rebecca, unlike Nikolas, who continues to do exactly what he wants to do regardless of who might get hurt.

Nikolas and Elizabeth continued kissing in the hallway outside Jake's room, unaware that Jason could see them. Eventually Elizabeth put an end to the kiss, but by that time Jason was already on his way to talk to Sam about what he had seen. Meanwhile, Elizabeth told Nikolas that they had to stop doing that to Lucky, the brother that Nikolas seems to have forgotten about. In all the times I have seen Elizabeth and Nikolas kiss, while promising to never do it again, I have never seen Nikolas show the slightest bit of concern for his brother. Even today, when Lucky told Nikolas that he planned to put his life with Elizabeth back together, Nikolas acted more jealous than guilt-ridden. However, there was one amusing moment in all of this when Elizabeth was talking to Jake after kissing Nikolas. She told Jake how she hated chaos, but that it always seemed to follow her everywhere. Um, Elizabeth, if you are referring to the situation with Nikolas and Lucky you brought that on yourself.

While Elizabeth was busy agonizing over which brother to choose, Olivia was in the hospital chapel agonizing over whether or not to tell Sonny about Dante. After having decided to put off telling Sonny the truth a little longer, Olivia found out that Patrick knew everything. Patrick told her that he knew that Dante was her son and that Sonny was the father. This is where a flashback would have been helpful, like yesterday when Patrick overheard Olivia referring to Dante as her son. I knew that Patrick had overheard something about Sonny once before but could not remember specifically what it was. Perhaps they should have shown a flashback of Patrick overhearing Kate and Olivia talking about Dante being Sonny's son, as he was listening to Olivia and Dante's conversation yesterday. That would have given every viewer an opportunity to be on the same page. And as many flashbacks and montages that they have had on here recently, what is a couple of more seconds if it helps clear up some confusion?

While Olivia and Patrick were sorting through the details of this secret, Sonny was visiting Dante in his room. While there, he and Dante started bonding, both unaware of their father-son connection. This was soon interrupted by Olivia, and later by Patrick who arrived with Dante's test results that would show whether or not he needed a transplant, which of course he will.

Across town, Sonny's other kids were having problems of a different kind. Kiefer had shown up at Kristina's with a present, a pink tracking device, I mean a cell phone, a pink cell phone. Anyway, Kiefer gave Kristina this cell phone so that the two of them could have their own private line, essentially making it easier for him to keep tabs on her. He told her that he wanted to be able to get in touch with her at all times. And that having a phone that was only meant for their conversations would ensure that she always received his calls and text messages, eliminating any excuse for her to be unreachable at any given moment. He disguised this barbaric control as worry, the way so many abusers do. Then when she had the nerve to make a joke about it, citing that she already had a phone, he grabbed her by the arm then blamed her for making him act that way. This has been a rough week for Kristina, so rough in fact that I am sure she wishes she had just stayed in Mexico.

Meanwhile, Michael, who had just been to see Kristina, returned home where he continued to recall more memories from his time in the coma. He specifically remembered Jax expressing guilt over his shooting. Unsure of what this all meant, Michael called Sam to tell her that he needed to talk to her, without Jason's knowledge. This will undoubtedly make things more complicated between Jason and Sam if she chooses to respect Michael's wishes and keep this from Jason. However, I think it is highly unlikely that Michael will be able to keep this information between the two of them for very long anyway. I cannot imagine it being easy to keep those kinds of memories hidden for an extended period of time, particularly when they involve so many people. I just hope that Carly has her baby soon so that she will not have to be in the dark any longer because she has a lot to catch up on.


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