General Hospital (GH) spoilers recap for Wednesday, September 16, reveal that Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) and Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) spoke in the lobby at Turning Woods. Carly noted that the doctors had given Mike Corbin (Max Gail) morphine to keep him comfortable.
Soon, Josslyn Jacks (Eden McCoy) showed up and relayed the story about Mike giving her the thumbs up when she spoke with him before. Carly was glad that Mike and Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) were spending these final moments together.
Outside the facility, Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) moped by himself, and soon Willow Corinthos (Katelyn MacMullen) came along and offered to lend an ear. Michael admitted that it was hard to watch his father lose Mike, and he just wished that this was over. Willow understood that Michael wanted Mike and Sonny to stop hurting.
Willow comforted Michael, saying that she believed in the “other side,” and that Mike would see those people he loved who had passed before him. Michael thanked Willow for her words, and for letting him vent.
Michael thought that this wasn’t what Willow signed up for, but Willow said it was part of the deal – they vowed to share their lives with each other. Michael was grateful, and together Michael and Willow went inside.
In Mike’s room, Stella Henry (Vernee Watson) talked with Sonny about the doctor administering morphine and anti-anxiety medications. Stella talked with Sonny about how Mike was probably feeling torn between staying and moving on, and that Mike needed Sonny to make peace with his passing.
Stella helped Sonny to make the room more comfortable for Mike, and Sonny noted that Mike’s hands were cold. Stella said that was to be expected.
Stella told Mike that she was honored to know him, and she hugged Sonny and left. Sonny talked with Mike, telling him that he had made peace with what went wrong when he was a kid and that he understood that Mike’s gambling was an addiction.
Sonny told Mike that he forgave him long ago, and that he wanted Mike to go in peace and with love.
Back in the lobby, Josslyn, Willow, and Michael talked about how Mike was going to a better place. Willow shared that she felt her deceased father’s presence when she gave birth to her baby, and Josslyn said that she had felt Oscar Nero Quartermaine’s (Garren Stitt) presence before.
Brando Corbin (Johnny Wactor) walked in wanting to pay his respects, and he talked about the summer he spent in Bridgeport with Mike.
Back in Sonny’s room, Sonny told Mike about how he and his mom saw Mike coming out of confession at the church and praying. Suddenly, Sonny thought of something. “Why didn’t I think of that before?” Sonny said to himself.
Sonny walked into the hall, where he told Jason and Carly that he needed their help to do something for his dad.
Carly went and got Michael and Josslyn, and they all went into Mike’s room. A priest showed up to do the last rites, and Carly, Sonny, Michael, and Josslyn stood by quietly while the priest performed the beautiful ceremony. The priest recited the Lord’s Prayer, which everyone joined in.
Later, in the waiting room, Michael sadly wondered if that had been the last time he’d see Mike alive. Josslyn had some questions about being absolved of sin, and Stella was on hand to explain.
Brando mentioned his experiences overseas in the military and losing some of his buddies, and how it was too painful to think there wasn’t something else after death.
Back in Mike’s room, Sonny and Jason spoke about how Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig) and Mike never got a chance to know each other, but perhaps Morgan was waiting for Mike on the other side.
Sonny said that he wanted to believe it. Sonny wondered if maybe Mike was hanging on so that Sonny wouldn’t have to experience another loss. Jason thought maybe it was something else, and that Sonny would figure it out.
Jason spoke to Mike, telling him to do what he needed to do. Jason took off, and Sonny said that Mike didn’t need to worry about him anymore.
Sonny remembered when he was a little boy and Mike was going to leave, but his mother said that Mike couldn’t walk out without saying goodbye, yet Mike left. “And Mom didn’t give you another chance – she divorced you,” Sonny said. “But it’s ok, Dad, I understand now. I know you love me…maybe too much, I think.”
That was a touching episode of General Hospital, and there’s plenty more coming this week, so be sure to tune in! Stick with the ABC soap and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest General Hospital spoilers, news, and daily episode recaps.