General Hospital (GH) spoilers recap for Monday, October 26, reveal that Julian Jerome (William deVry) talked with someone via phone outside of Charlie’s Pub, trying to arrange for Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Linsdstrom) to be “handled” at Pentonville, but the person couldn’t help him.
Julian then went inside the pub to find Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) at the bar drinking.
Julian cut off Alexis from the bar, and they ended up having a long, ugly argument. Alexis blamed Julian for her alcoholism, saying that she never had a problem with alcohol until Julian tried to kill her.
Alexis said that the bottle was better for her than Julian ever was. Julian wanted to help Alexis, but Alexis kept lashing out, blaming Julian for Neil Byrne’s (Joe Flanigan) death, too.
Ultimately, Julian said that he could not leave Alexis alone, and that he refused to watch her throw her life away in his bar, and that she could leave or else he’d call Alexis’ daughters.
Alexis got in Julian’s face and said that he was a cancer in her life and that she never wanted to cross paths with him again. Alexis left in tears, and Julian seemed overwhelmed.
At the hospital, Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) and Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton) prepared to go downstairs to the lab to get some genetic material from César Faison’s (Anders Hove) brain.
Finn and Anna reasoned that if Faison didn’t have the marker for rheumatoid arthritis, then they could conclude that Alex Devane Marick (Finola Hughes) was Peter August’s (Wes Ramsey) mother.
Anna worried about Peter, saying that Peter got a grasp on his life when he found out that she was his mother. Anna thought that she might be the only thing tethering Peter to his good side, and that even Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) and the baby might not be enough.
Downstairs in the lab, Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) walked in and startled Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom), who was working there. Lulu had brought Kevin dinner, and she lamented to Kevin about her situation with Dante Falconeri (Dominick Zamprogna) and Dustin Phillips (Mark Lawson).
Lulu revealed that she hadn’t yet told Laura Collins (Genie Francis) about Dante’s return, and Kevin urged her to not rush things and to tell her mother.
Later, Finn and Anna broke into the lab, only to be caught by Kevin. Anna and Finn offered lame excuses for how they wound up in the basement lab, but Kevin didn’t buy it. Anna asked for a moment with Kevin, and Finn left.
Anna told Kevin that she might not be Peter’s mother, and that it all had to do with Dr. Arthur Cabot’s (Time Winters) memory experiments. Anna said that Kevin was perhaps the only one who could help her get to the truth.
At the Floating Rib, Peter and Maxie were talking when Dante arrived. Maxie and Dante sat at a table to talk and catch up, while Peter went to the bar to call Jackie Templeton (Kim Delaney), who was in her suite at the Metro Court talking with Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers).
Robert had stopped by to see if Jackie had changed her mind about working with him to take down Peter.
Jackie told Robert that she wasn’t interested, and she was delighted to get Peter’s call saying that she could start working at the Invader tomorrow. Robert took off, and shortly thereafter, there was a knock on Jackie’s door. Jackie flung the door open thinking it would be Robert, but it turned out to be Finn.
Back at the Floating Rib, Maxie and Dante continued their conversation. Dante couldn’t contain his reaction when Maxie said that she and Peter were getting married and were having a baby.
Maxie got upset, especially when Dante said that Peter was the reason Nathan West (Ryan Paevey) was dead. Maxie lashed out, telling Dante that he’d need to accept her and Peter being together.
Soon, Lulu walked into the restaurant and saw Dante. Lulu and Dante were glad to see each other, even though they each tried to hide it. Dante mentioned Maxie’s pregnancy, and he said that Life just keeps moving along. “Whether we like it or not,” Lulu added.
Outside Kelly’s, Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) and Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) talked about Halloween plans, and Sam was dismayed to find that Jason was preoccupied with the ongoing situation between Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) and Brando Corbin (Johnny Wactor).
Soon, Damian Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) arrived and wanted to talk about exposing Peter.
Spinelli launched into how Nelle Benson Jerome (Chloe Lanier) had spilled details about Shiloh Archer’s (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) attempt to blackmail Peter. Sam reeled, wondering why Jason had never told her about this.
Spinelli revealed that Peter was guilty of the crimes charged against Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati), and it all made sense to Sam, who said they’d get proof that Peter was the guilty party.
Sam and Jason walked into Kelly’s and Sam grumped about Jason not telling her things. Sam said that when it relates to Sonny Corinthos’ (Maurice Benard) business, she gets that things need to be kept quiet, but on day-to-day stuff she needs to be in the loop.
Jason said that he wasn’t withholding things on purpose, and Sam said that it was a problem that they needed to figure out.
Back outside Kelly’s, Spinelli was alone when Robert came along. Spinelli reported that Maxie now believes that he supports her marriage to Peter. Robert then got a text from Olivia Quartermaine (Lisa LoCicero) saying that Dante had been released from the Geneva facility and was back in Port Charles.
Both Spinelli and Robert wondered who could have expedited Dante’s release.
That was a great episode of General Hospital, and there’s much more coming tomorrow, so stay tuned! Stick with the ABC soap and don’t remember to keep CDL bookmarked for all the latest General Hospital spoilers, daily episode recaps, and news.