The trailer for Monday's episode (8/26) shows Sonny discovering a shot Connie Falconeri (Kelly Sullivan); what a waste of the beautiful white dress that she was wearing the hell out of. In June, Sullivan confirmed reports that she was involuntarily leaving "General Hospital." I don't know what's going on behind-the-scenes, but I think Sullivan is a great actress and if the fan petitions to bring her back fall on deaf ears, I hope she finds substantial work in the future. Showing how much love there was between Sullivan and her cast-mates, this edition of "Port Chuck Paparazzi" is in dedication to her & her fans.
Bryan Craig as Morgan Corinthos (IMBD)
Thoughts and observations of Port Charles happenings.
It’s been a hell of a few weeks in Port Charles (the week of August 12th was kind of slow, but it was a refreshing break from Franco, Kiki, Morgan & Michael); this was the most gasp-causing, eyebrow-raising, “OMG!” worthy and entertaining material we’ve seen since the Nurses Ball. Let me break it down and give my two cents. I try to organize my storyline comments by character groups (ex. AJ & Tracy), but there was so much over-lap (a writing style that I kind of like), that I might have to individualize things slightly. Bear with me; I’ll try keep it organized enough to where you can find your favorite storyline ;)
Morgan & Sonny/Michael & Kiki
The Morgan vs. Michael war didn’t ignite the way I preferred (a love triangle vs. a dynasty war), therefore, Morgan’s eventual "you love Michael more than me & he's not even your biological son" speech to Sonny didn't happen the way I envisioned, but it came (7/30) and it was decent soap TV. Morgan (Bryan Craig) admitted to Sonny (Maurice Bernard) that he was rushing to marry Kiki (Kristen Alderson) because he knew that if she discovered her true paternity (Dr. Silas Clay is her father, which means she’s not a Quartermaine and related to Michael), she would make a bee-line to Michael (Chad Duell). Morgan asked Sonny to keep the secret, and when he refused, Morgan let loose and went in. Using every example he could, Morgan well-argued that Sonny & Carly were guilty of favoritism towards Michael and that it puzzled him because Michael isn’t Sonny’s child (by the way, ever notice how anytime Carly says “our son,” Sonny automatically thinks she’s talking about Michael?). Once Sonny went into his usual “I’m pissed off” shouting mode, Morgan backed down and apologized (I wouldn’t have done that, but ok).
Sonny of course refuted Morgan’s claims, but he gave the boy more proof when he said Michael deserved to know the truth and have a “fair fight” and chance at his brother’s girlfriend. What a way to be neutral, papa *shakes head* Encourage your sons to fuss over a girl, as long as Michael wins. Ironically, Carly (Laura Wright) was the only one who cared how this mess will affect Morgan. Everyone else in their circle, including Connie, was worried about poor little Mikey. It’s maddening to watch; does anyone care about this kid? I don’t agree with his choice to keep things from Kiki, but I can see why he’s so desperate. No one is in his corner and the one person he thought was his partner in crime wants to jump his brother’s bones. It broke my heart to hear Morgan beg Sonny to “for once put him first” and “let him have this.” I had all kinds of choice names in my head for Kiki in that same episode as she sweetly explained how she & Morgan had a mystical connection that only strengthened when they met in person and ended with “only until you [Michael].” Michael’s pimp-juice ain’t enough to bring on amnesia, honey; come on. I had hope for the chick when she seemed get her memory back after Morgan wined and dined her, put a ring on it (shout-out to Sonny’s Beyonce` reference) and they made love (8/6), but again, Michael’s mere presence stopped her in her tracks.
Morgan’s attempt to marry Kiki at the courthouse before she got word of her parentage (more on that in a few) was almost interrupted by Michael, who barged in, ready to spread the news and run off with her. Kiki got misty-eyed as she told Michael it was too late (she wasn’t even upset that Michael was more concerned about hooking up while she was in shock about her real father, ugh). Pissed he was tardy, Michael tried to flip it on Morgan and bust him for knowing in advance about Kiki’s father, but Morgan cleverly deflected. Michael is so self-righteous; it didn’t occur to him that he’s the reason Morgan took a low road. Michael could get Kiki without outing Morgan, but he tried to throw his brother under the bus for reinforcement anyway. Shame on you Michael, but that’s what happens when you listen to the king of brother-backstabbing, your biological father, AJ (Sean Kanan). If Michael doesn’t pay for this, Sonny & Carly won’t be the only ones guilty of Mikey-worship; the writers will too.
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