General Hospital Recap: A Sickly Willow Passes Out In Sonny’s Arms

At the Quartermaine mansion, Valentin kills the Aurora and ELQ merger after retaining the position of CEO. Drew and Michael are livid, so Lucy tries to calm everyone down and says it’s just business. Michael says it’s blood. He accuses Valentine of setting up a second family member against theirs and against the company and wonders what he proposed to Ned to betray them.

Valentine asserts that killing the merger is an important and wise decision, then offers to appoint Ned as chairman of the board. Ned, Lucy and Valentin vote yes, and even Drew votes yes in the spirit of family unity.

Valentine promotes Ned GH

Valentine and Ned shake hands and Lucy captures the moment on her phone. The Cassadine then closes the meeting. Willow thinks there’s something they should be able to do, maybe call Diane, but Ned insists she can’t help. Michael urges Willow to go to the pool at Metro Court and relax because there’s bound to be more infighting.

Ned gets a GH promotion

Willow leaves and Lucy follows with Valentine. On the way out, Valentin calls Martin with the news and asks him to promote it in all the financial newspapers here in Hong Kong.

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Alone, Ned faces Michael and Drew. Ned won’t apologize for his move, because Valentine did well while he was in charge, and it’s just business. He reminds Michael and Drew that this is how they pitched the merger by offering him the job of COO. Michael thinks it was because of his pride, but Ned refutes that the merger they were planning was less about ELQ and more about their own selfish motives.

Drew Michael takes on Ned GH

Ned asks them why he should have accepted their glorified figurehead position? Drew responds for the sake of the family and claims that all Ned cares about is controlling ELQ. Ned reminds them that he gave most of his life to ELQ, but Michael says so did he and it was while Ned was in control that they lost ELQ to Valentin. Drew is sure that Valentine is going to fuck Ned, and when that happens, he advises Ned not to come crawling towards them for help.

At Kelly’s, BLQ tells Chase that he hasn’t said a word since he left Jordan’s office. Chase sits there, stoic, and BLQ assures him that she’s there for him and to talk to him. Chase says he let Jordan down, again, and she’s very disappointed in him. Chase explains that Linc has agreed not to press charges, so she thinks her issues are resolved. He reveals that they are just getting started.

Chase is silent GH

Chase explains that his suspension has been extended indefinitely and that he must face the Civil Review Board to determine if he keeps his job. Brook Lynn swears that she will go to Linc and fix it, and that she will sign a contract with him and give him all the songs he wants. He thanks her, but doesn’t let her do that. He reminds her that she has to go to a family reunion, but she doesn’t want to leave him alone. He promises he will be fine. BLQ leaves and outside calls for help.

BLQ supports Chase GH

Later, Gregory and Violet arrive and surprise Chase. Chase realizes that Brook Lynn called his father. Gregory asks Chase what’s going on, while Violet wonders why he’s sad. Chase explains that he’s let people down, the people who depend on him. Gregory heard he was defending a friend. Violet thinks a donut will make him feel better and she runs to get him some. Gregory figures it must be bad if his son indulges in donuts.

Greg Violet encourages Chase GH

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Sonny stops at Brando’s garage and has brought his vintage corvette to Brando to be lovingly taken care of. Brando points out that older cars usually take time, but he’ll do his best. Dex walks in and Sonny says, “Look Dex, my cousin is going to purr my corvette.” Dex replies, “If you say so,” and Brando wonders what that’s supposed to mean. Sonny knows they don’t love each other. However, he tells Dex that Brando is part of the family and informs Brando that Dex is doing a good job. Sonny can’t find his sunglasses, so he sends Dex to check his car.

Sonny Dex Brando garage GH

Alone, Brando asks Sonny if he really trusts Dex. Sonny knows Dex going after Michael was wrong, but Dex is stubborn and he was like that once. Brando asks if things are better between him and Michael. Sonny admits they are worse and that he is undermining his coffee business. Brando wants to reach out to Michael again for him, but Sonny says Michael has made it clear he wants nothing to do with him.

Brando doesn't trust Dex GH

Dex returns with Sonny’s glasses. Sonny has a lunch date and Dex says he’ll call a carpool to get home. After Sonny leaves, Dex wants to settle something between him and Brando. Dex knows they got off on the wrong foot and it’s his fault. He learned his lesson and Brando saved him from a big mistake with Michael. He asks to press the reset button. They hesitate to do what’s best for Sonny.

Brando Dex calls Truce GH

Later, Dex receives a call from Michael. Michael explains that there was a setback, so now Dex has his full attention.

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At the Metro Court pool, Nina is shown to a lounge chair by a waiter. Olivia confronts Nina and suggests she gets lost because she’s only there to rub things in Carly’s face. Nina reminds him that she spends a lot of money entertaining business contacts at the restaurant and insists that she has a business meeting today.

Olivia blows Nina GH

Sasha arrives and explains to Olivia that she invited Nina. Nina thanks Sasha for stepping in, but assures Olivia that she’s not here to cause trouble. Sasha asks Olivia for someone to send them iced teas so they can talk. Olivia will but warns Sasha that she would hate to see her become the next person Nina gets in trouble.

Olivia faces Nina, Sasha pool GH

Nina and Sasha are talking. Nina informs Sasha that she nearly left town, but Sonny convinced her to stay if she hoped to ever be in Wiley’s life.

Willow appears and Olivia asks her how the meeting went. She suggests that Olivia talk to Ned about it. Olivia rushes over and Willow asks the waiter for a lounge chair. Unfortunately, the only one she is shown to is next to Sasha and Nina.

Sasha notices that Willow is pale and has dark circles under her eyes. Sasha wants her to sit down, and Nina offers Willow her chair and leaves. Willow says she doesn’t want Nina’s pity and that she’s fine. She explains that things didn’t go as planned for Michael today involving ELQ, which is news she’s sure made Nina’s day.

Willow looks sick GH

Nina wonders what happened and Willow suggests that she ask her friend Valentin. Sonny walks up and says, “Ask Valentine what?” Willow doesn’t want to be a middleman between him and Michael, and if Michael doesn’t want to talk to her, it’s not up to her to say anything. She gets furious as everyone tries to calm her down. Suddenly, Willow passes out and Sonny manages to catch up to her.

Sonny catches the sickly willow GH

At Metro Court Gardens, Carly meets Bobbie and Joss and informs them that their family’s future is about to be brighter than ever. She reveals the news of the upcoming merger, which will send her shares skyrocketing. She is also happy that Drew and Michael are working together. As they talk, Carly gets a call from her broker but ignores it. She doesn’t want to interrupt their family time and thinks the good news can always wait.

Carly Bobbie Joss news GH

BLQ and Olivia arrive at the Quartermaine mansion and ask what happened and if Valentin was thrown to the sidewalk. Ned reveals that he is the new chairman of the board and Olivia congratulates him. Drew quickly adds, “And Valentine’s right hand.” Olivia and BLQ are confused, so Michael explains that Ned chose to keep Valentin as CEO. BLQ asks about the merger and Drew informs him that Valentin killed her. Drew receives a message that word has hit the street and Aurora’s stock is crashing. He rushes to limit the damage.

Michael and Ned fight over GH

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Brook Lynn asks her father how he could have done this after he criticized her for what she did with her stock and everything she did to get them back. Olivia says they need to know all the facts before judging Ned. BLQ knows enough to expect Valentin to come out smelling the rose and she leaves. Alone, Olivia asks what the hell did Ned do.

Back at Metro Court Gardens, Bobbie leaves, and Carly and Joss continue talking. Valentin interrupts them to comment on their lovely mother-daughter moment. Carly thought he was going to sulk, but Valentine is gloating that he’s planning a big party for his closest friends tonight. Valentine leaves and Carly thinks he looks awfully happy for someone who lost his job.

Carly is all smiles GH

Drew later arrives and sees Carly and Joss together. Joss gets a message from Trina to meet up, so Carly tells him to go have some fun. After Joss leaves, Drew approaches Carly and she asks how things went. Drew reveals he has no good news.

Drew has bad news for Carly GH

See you next time General Hospital: Drew warns Carly that she probably took a hit. Valentin says to someone: “It’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other”. Olivia thinks Ned doesn’t fully understand the consequences of his actions. Anna explains to Felicia that something other than ELQ is going on. Nina smiles at Obrecht and notes that it looks like her aunt approves of her and Sonny. Michael tells Dex it’s time to get creative.

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