It's not that I wasn't excited to have a snow day and an impromptu three-day weekend and the opportunity to nap and spend the entire day in leggings; I was excited about all of those things. But what I was MOST excited for was the chance to watch General Hospital live. It was the very first thing that ran through my head when I heard work was closed (and I'm eternally grateful that I managed to only think my excited thoughts and not blurt them out, because that would have been quite the awkward conversation), which says a lot about how much I am enjoying most of General Hospital these days.
And then, because I am terrible at change and hardly ever home during the week to watch GH as it airs, I promptly forgot that the show moved to 2 and was halfway through a batch of scones (is there anything more perfect on a cold day than a good scone?) when I realized that I'd have to give up the dream of liveblogging the show. But I will settle for a good old-fashioned recap!
Spinelli and Tracy at the Quartermaine mansion. She, like any rational person, is absolutely disgusted that he'd come into her home using the front door where anybody could see him.
General Hospital: Sabrina is beside herself looking for Epiphany about the results of the exam re-do and whines at Elizabeth that she can't find Pip anywhere. Elizabeth, having a terrible day of her own, turns around and reveals a face covered in pretty tears. Her phone reveals an incoming call from one Mr. AJ Quartermaine, who leaves her a(-n adorable) voicemail expressing his sympathy for what's going on with Steve and says he'd understand if she cancels lunch. But I wouldn't understand, AJ!
Tracy is disgruntled and horrified by having to associate with Spinelli in her scheme for the Pickle Lila recipe. Spinelli has failed at his task so far.
Speaking of Pickle Lila, Starr and Ellie are trying to solve this mystery, too. Well, Ellie is trying to solve it; Starr is reading a Sun article about her father accompanied by the blaring headline "Teflon Todd Trial Today", which is pretty good, but it doesn't really rank in comparison to some of the wordplay the Daily News and the Post come up with.
At the Metro Court, Carly is reading the same newspaper and puts it down in disgust when she's greeted by Michael and junk food in the form of faux Cheez-Its. Michael says he thought she'd want to eat her feelings today, but Carly plays dumb. "What? Today? Hmm?"
Teflon Todd and Diane stalk into court surrounded by a mob of reporters who shout stupid questions about him and shove microphones in his face. Diane stridently (a descriptor I probably didn't need, because does she speak any other way?) says her client has no comment, but Todd does. And prepare yourself--you're going to cringe. Hard.
Todd: I do have something to say to Carly Jacks.
Kate and Sonny are in bed. She flashes back to the feud she had with...well, with Connie, because there is nothing soapier than flashbacks to things that happened 24 hours ago (it's one of those uniquely soap things that I could really do without). She nuzzles up to Sonny, who is thrilled that she's still here "after everything". Like boning Connie? He seems momentarily annoyed that she'd bring that up and tries to evade what, in his defense, is a terribly uncomfortable conversation by thanking her for listening. She says she doesn't want to bury all of this and asks if he had real feelings for Connie to which he sputters for a while and saves, suavely, by saying he's happy now and flashing his dimples. They smile together over Connie being gone (which means that by the end of this hour, Kate will be revealed to be Connie and I will punch myself in the face) and Kate asks Sonny to tell her he loves her. He does: "I love you, Kate. And I want to spend the rest of my life proving that to you".
Liz shares, through sniffles, that she had to say goodbye to Steve because he's going to prison in Memphis. I think she's laying it on a little thick, because shared DNA or not, nobody cares that much about Steve. Tears? Really Liz? Please.
Q Mansion: Tracy snarls at Spinelli and then pushes him to the ground when AJ enters with a pleasant "Oh, Auntie!" The exchange hate-filled words. After AJ leaves, Spinelli says "Quartermaine snark never disappoints". Please don't try to butter me up, Spinelli. Tracy yells a lot and Spinelli shares that he's learned that Michael and AJ have employed a lab technician.
Tracy: All you have to do is snatch it from some pasty, beady-eyed lab rat.
Spinelli: "Pasty" is a little bit harsh. She is fair.
Okay, ha. Like, an actual ha, out loud.