General Hospital (GH) spoilers recap for Friday, March 19, reveals that Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) paid Elizabeth Baldwin (Rebecca Herbst) to tackle the issue of Jason Morgan’s (Steve Burton) arrest.
Carly was adamant that Jason was innocent and wondered how Elizabeth Baldwin (Rebecca Herbst) could be so sure he was guilty.
Liz ranted about Jason’s murder deal with Franco Baldwin (Roger Howarth), but Carly thought that was proof that Jason wouldn’t have done it. Elizabeth already knew the truth, so Carly didn’t think Jason followed through on the deal.
Besides, Carly argued that if Jason really wanted Franco dead, there wouldn’t even be a body left behind.
Liz argued that might’ve been the plan, but she felt like it must’ve gone wrong. Elizabeth refused to budge, though Carly wanted her to reconsider the circumstantial evidence and help bring the real killer to justice.
Liz refused to perjure herself by taking back her statement, so Carly suggested someone else already had that handled! She filled Liz in on the lying eyewitness determined to set up Jason.
At The Tan-O, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) returned after a lengthy time away from the bar and looked exhausted. When pressed, Sonny admitted to Phyllis Caulfield (Joyce Guy) that he’d been trying to win enough money to buy his pawned rings back.
However, Sonny barely broke even in his latest card game and struck out.
Phyllis was upset about Sonny not saving some of his previous winnings for the rings, which are his last connection to the last other than his watch.
After Phyllis argued that it wasn’t Sonny’s responsibility to save the bar, she admitted there were no relatives once Phyllis and Lenny Caulfield (Rif Hutton) are six feet under.
Sonny questioned Phyllis about never having children, so she admitted they had a baby girl who only survived a few days. The loss was hard, so they kept putting off having another child until it was too late.
Sonny talked about the mystery blonde in his dreams and wasn’t sure if he had children out there. He just hoped there was no one who thought he’d abandoned them.
After Phyllis urged Sonny to catch a nap before the bar opened, he headed to his room. Moments later, Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) appeared and brought a huge smile to Phyllis’ face. Nina rushed into Phyllis’ arms as they shared a sweet hug.
Back in Port Charles, Brook Lynn Quartermaine (Amanda Setton) kept trying to cut her conversation with Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) short.
Valentin got the feeling that Brook Lynn was avoiding him, so she suggested they should just get this over with. After Brook Lynn opened her coat and revealed her baby bump, Valentin chuckled nervously.
After Valentin got confirmation that he was the father, he asked why Brook Lynn didn’t tell him before. Valentin felt like he could’ve supported Brook Lynn, but she wasn’t interested in getting any from him. Valentin argued that once the baby was born, he would get a say.
However, Brook Lynn argued that if Valentin had any role in this child’s life at all, it would be on her terms.
Once Brook Lynn left, Valentin called Martin Grey (Michael E. Knight) to mention a new development that he’d need help with. At the Quartermaine mansion, Olivia Quartermaine (Lisa LoCicero) told Ned Quartermaine (Wally Kurth) that there was news about his daughter – but Olivia felt it wasn’t hers to share.
Talk turned to Ned and Olivia’s marriage problems, which Olivia was unsure of how to fix since they were different people now. Ned had become more cutthroat in business and had made ELQ his main focus.
Although Olivia didn’t necessarily view that as a bad thing, she argued that she had changed, too.
Olivia pointed out that she’d begun to think of herself as more than Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) and Leo Falconeri’s (Aaron Bradshaw) mother. Ned suggested Olivia now thought of herself as more than his wife, too.
Olivia felt like she’d grown through seeing parts of the world and getting in some trouble, so Ned pointed out all that happened with Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers).
Olivia was annoyed since she felt like Ned was projecting his cheating issues onto her. Ned acknowledged that maybe there were other problems in their marriage that they’d failed to see before. He worried that he’d been holding Olivia back.
At the cemetery, Dante was about to kill Peter August (Wes Ramsey) when Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) showed up to stop him. Sam finally got through to Dante by pushing him to think of Rocco Falconeri (O’Neill Monahan), who would have no one if Dante did this.
Sam insisted Peter belonged in prison and that Dante shouldn’t throw his life away by killing him.
Dante had a flashback of Baby Rocco and lowered his weapon. Once Sam took the gun away, Peter ranted about the “crazy bastard” trying to kill him. He felt Dante was messed up in the head and warned that Dante wouldn’t get away with this.
Once Sam was alone with Dante, she wondered what he was thinking. Dante felt like he was outside of himself. He got choked up over how they told him he was better in Geneva, but he’s not.
Dante admitted he needed help, so Sam promised they get him some and took him to GH for an evaluation by Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom).
At the Metro Court, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) pestered Jackie Templeton (Kim Delaney) and got a warning to get lost. Cyrus thought Jackie should reconsider, but Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) arrived and insisted Cyrus was in his seat.
Once Cyrus left, Robert gave Jackie a pep talk and admitted he felt closer to her than ever.
Soon after, Jackie was upset over an alert on her phone. It was an article published in The Invader about Jackie’s “Who’s the Daddy?” drama. At GH, Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard) acknowledged that maybe he could’ve handled the immediate aftermath of the paternity revelation a bit better.
Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton) was understanding and wanted to run another DNA test with Chase’s permission.
Finn confessed that he hadn’t always had the best experience with results at GH, so he wanted to have the test run again by someone trustworthy at Mercy Hospital. Chase was fine with it since he didn’t think things could get any worse.
Finn and Chase acknowledged that the bio dad news would change their relationship, but Finn was hopeful that they could still find a way forward. Chase wasn’t sure how just yet. Moments later, Chase looked stunned as he got the same Invader article alert Jackie received.
Jackie joined Chase and Finn next, so Chase took a dig about his mom’s lack of integrity and her double standards. Once Chase stormed out, Finn urged Jackie to accept that Chase had a right to be angry.
Jackie lashed out at Finn since she was afraid of this when he pushed for the “damn test.” She ranted about the whole world knowing now.
Back with Cyrus, he crossed paths with Peter looking worse for wear. Peter didn’t want to talk about it, but he hoped Cyrus’ witness against Jason would hold up.
Cyrus discussed Peter keeping his end of the bargain through the article at The Invader. It was lucky to Cyrus that there was a family scandal just waiting to be exposed.
On Friday’s General Hospital episode, Cyrus had a flashback to speaking with someone over the phone about a DNA test he was interested in. He pushed the person on the other end to make sure the results said what he wanted.
Back at the Quartermaine mansion, Brook Lynn came home and dropped the bomb on Ned about her pregnancy. Ned was happy about the grandchild, but he wasn’t happy at all when Brook Lynn revealed Valentin was her baby’s father.
Brook Lynn pushed Ned to accept that she knows what she’s doing and just trust her.
As other GH updates emerge, we’ll fill you in. General Hospital spoilers say Brook Lynn and Valentin have quite a battle ahead of them, so stay tuned. CDL’s the place to be for great General Hospital spoilers, updates and news, so drop by regularly.