It usually takes more than just flesh and blood to love someone. Often times bonds are created beyond the possibilities of genetic connection. On the July 30 episode of “General Hospital”, flesh and blood took center stage as family connections were questioned, hidden and shown signs of appreciation.
There hasn’t been any real bond between Sonny (Maurice Benard) and his son Morgan (Bryan Craig) on screen. But now that Morgan is older, a lot of the issues Morgan may have developed for his parents overprotectiveness of Michael (Chad Duell) are starting to surface. On Tuesday’s episode, Sonny and Morgan shared a moment. Morgan shared the secret his is keeping about Kiki (Kristen Alderson) not being a real Quartermaine and not being related to his brother Michael. After Sonny refused to keep such a secret from Michael, Morgan lashed out that Sonny loved Michael more and that he never really felt apart of the Corinthos clan. Morgan holding on to Kiki and wanting to marry her seems to be more about his need for attention and to actually have something that Michael can’t have. In a way, Morgan feels Michael has dominated his parents love and by keeping Kiki away from Michael, he is stopping his brother from taking love away from him away. There is no doubt Morgan has issues with his parents and jealous of the relationship they have with Michael. Sonny was able to convince him that he loves all his children equally but Morgan made Sonny promise to keep his secret about Kiki to prove it. By doing so, Sonny will be betraying one son to keep the other happy. That always has a way of backfiring on a soap.
Flesh and blood means nothing to Dr. Obrecht. She seems to care less about her daughters emotional pain or even more about her physical being. Dr. Obrecht showed how ruthless a character is when she uttered the words “how American” when Britt (Kelly Thibauld) mentioned having some regret about their plan. Britt feels guilty and admitted that the baby she is carrying is not Patrick’s and she feels bad for the real father. Britt is showed real signs of weakness and even tenderness in the presence of her mother, who is determined to see their plan carried out.
In the meantime, at Kellys, Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel) convinced Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) to help them reveal who Britt’s mother is, because she holds the key to whatever they are hiding about the baby. The secret needs to come out soon because Patrick seems to be bonding with the baby. At his house, he reminisces to Sabrina about Emma’s birth and how afraid he was when they thought she might contract the HIV virus. He tells Sabrina how relieved he was when Emma’s test result came back negative. He also told her that despite his feelings for Britt, he is still going to love the child she is carrying the same as he loves Emma.
Michael and Kiki just can’t seem to stay away from each other. At the hospital they decided to try to be friends because they will be in each other’s lives, especially since she is marrying Morgan. Because they believe they are cousins, they are conflicted, but they are sharing natural feelings towards one another. Kiki admitted to Michael that she is not in love with Morgan but will learn how to love him. Newsflash Kiki, real love can’t be learned. But they may soon find out that they are not really related if Connie (Kelly Sullivan) reveals the truth to keep her job at Crimson. Connie’s new boss Derek Wells (William deVery) demanded something juicy or else lose her job. Connie will have the decision of keeping her job or hurting Sonny by hurting Morgan by exposing the Quartermaine secret of Kiki not being one of them.
Elsewhere in Port Charles, Lulu (Emme Rylan) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) talked about Maxie’s lamaze class and how Spinelli helped her by serving as the father. Maxie is showing real guilt about the baby’s true paternity and the fact that she is bonding with the life inside of her. Derek made a phone to someone letting them know that he was “in Port Charles”. Who was the mysterious person on the other end?