Blackmail, medical drama and court order

General Hospital recaps from July 18 to July 22, 2022 feature the mayhem in the courthouse, the panic at the disco *ahem* in the hospital proper, and much more.

General Hospital Recaps: Monday, July 18

The trial of Trina Robinson (Tabyana Ali) is called to order. Cameron Webber (William Lipton) and Josslyn Jacks (Eden McCoy) speak; Josslyn fails to account for Trina’s movements the night the sex tape was filmed… Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) is bluffing that he’s found Esme Prince’s (Avery Kristen Pohl) birth mother. When Esme seemingly bites, Spencer tells her that the price of the name is Trina’s freedom.

Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) and Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) converge on Nathan’s grave. Liesl learns that Nina has acquired Carly Corinthos’ (Laura Wright) share of the Metro Court. The women overhear Willow Tait (Katelyn MacMullen) sharing with Jonah that she’s pregnant… TJ Ashford (Tajh Bellow) summons Willow to the hospital for a candid discussion about her latest test results.

Michael Corinthos (temporarily played by Robert Adamson) insisted on telling Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) that Willow was pregnant and that he would have no relationship with the child.

GH Recaps: Tuesday, July 19

Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) is chagrined to learn that Cody Bell (Josh Kelly) has scheduled a date with Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud)… Jordan Ashford (Tanisha Harper) and Officer Rory Cabrera (Michael Blake Kruse ) are each called to testify. Jordan points to Trina’s cooperation; Rory is forced to admit that he caught Trina and Josslyn at the Sidewinder trying to locate a bartender known to handle “hot” cell phones.

TJ warned Willow that her white blood cell count was high and it didn’t seem like her pregnancy was the cause. Willow agrees to take more tests, but she backs out from telling Michael about the development.

Spencer correctly deduced how and when Esme set up the camera to record Cameron and Josslyn’s intimate moment and how she was able to retrieve the device; he also (correctly) thinks that Esme drugged Trina with the same pills she keeps hidden in her bedroom. Esme attempts a double bluff, but Spencer sees through her and issues her demand – erase Trina or he’ll never reveal his birth mother’s name.

General Hospital Recaps: Wednesday, July 20

Despite his nerves, Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard) takes the stage during The Haunted Star’s Open Mike Night. Chase and Brook’s scheme Lynn Quartermaine (Amanda Setton) pays off – the slimy Linc Brown (Dan Buran) expresses interest in replacing him.

Damian Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) ruins the evening of Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) and Austin Gatlin-Holt (Roger Howarth) in town. Austin receives a date order with a menacing-looking guy on the deck of the ship… Sasha Gilmore (Sofia Mattsson) insists on relying only on outpatient therapy to sort out his issues… Sonny considers taking care of Felty (Brian Norris)… Cody’s attempts to drink wine, dine and impress Britt are far from successful.

GH Recaps: Thursday, July 21

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General Hospital Recaps: Friday, July 22

Esme tracks down the miscreant who sold her the much-talked-about burn-in phone. When he threatens to report her to the proper authorities, Esme sets out to drug him into oblivion. Selina Wu (Lydia Look) points Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner) and Marshall (Robert Gossett) in the direction of the man currently at Esme’s mercy… With Maxie breathing down his neck, Spinelli cops the fact that he’s the mastermind behind Society Setups… Austin is called home by order of an enigmatic “she”.

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Garren Waldo

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