Today’s movie recap is entitled Where the Truth Lies, after a 2005 Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth movie about the present-day investigation of a murder that broke up one of Hollywood’s legendary comedy duos years before - it’s quite the sordid and soapy tale (with not a mob-war in sight).
We start the week with Patrick presenting Robin with a legal petition for visitation rights with his unborn child. (Oh good, more bickering, at least it's not in cyber-space this time). Robin is floored that Patrick would resort to such measures (I’m floored that they’re writing Robin this unlikeably). Scrubs are arguing when Anna shows up and tosses Patrick to the floor for causing Robin stress. Although I never tire of seeing Anna kicking butt, I am eventually going to get tired of seeing poor Patrick writhing on the ground in agony. Anna and Patrick have a much needed heart to heart, as do Robin and Elizabeth. Liz encourages Robin to make peace with Patrick before the courts get involved. In truth, if Liz could have a wonderful man who loves her and would care for her kids, she would never ask for more out of life, Robin is lucky. Anna eventually comes out on Patrick’s side and tells Robin that she would testify on his behalf if they went to court.
Carly is at Jason’s penthouse explaining her latest pack of lies. She tells Jason how she and Sonny rocked the limo on the way back from Manhattan and now she fears she is pregnant. Is it just a forgone conclusion that Sonny has super-sperm or what? I mean really, she had sex with him once and her husband numerous times, and infertile-Myrtle is just positive the baby is Sonny’s. Jason wants her to take the test, but Carly continues to prattle on about how Sonny would never let another child go, and how she couldn’t stand to lose another child like she’s lost Michael, to the dangers of Sonny’s world. What world is that Carly? The one Sonny has left behind and Jason now lives in full-time? Is that the world you’re referring too, you insane cow? Jason says her plan is a bad idea, but that she should take the test before he explains the many reasons he is not going to lie for her again. Thank you Jason, really. Carly tinkles on the stick and thankfully she is NOT pregnant (praise-be, there is a soap-god). Although, that does raise the question of why I was forced to sit through the last week and a half of this repeated drivel. Jason is wondering the same thing as he instructs Carly "Next time, take the test before you go around telling people that I got you pregnant!!" Jason knows the score, that was more like a "when" not an "if" next time.
Sonny runs into Jax in Kate’s office and tells him to be sure he gets Carly to take a paternity test (what a dick). After Jax leaves, Kate and Sonny have a discussion about honesty in their relationship. They agree to "the whole truth and nothing but..." (I’d say they’re off to a bang-up start.) Speaking of which - - Kate gets my nomination for Dialogue of the Day.
Dr. Matt Hunter walks in on Spixie in a compromising position on the hospital bed. Maxie takes great delight in talking up The Jackal’s sexual prowess to Dr. Mc. Full of Himself. Spinelli tries to tell the truth, but Maxie cuts him off in order to harass the new doctor.
Back at The MetroCourt, Jerry has his gun lodged firmly in Johnny’s temple as he explains to Anthony that Alexis and her daughters are not to be threatened in any way, ever again, or Johnny will pay the price. Claudia nobly attempts to trade herself for Johnny as a better hostage, but alas Jerry is relatively certain that no one would care if he shot her. Anthony tries to reason with Jerry, but Mr. Craig doesn’t negotiate with the unhinged (whatever happened to professional courtesy?). In any event, it appears Ric finally grasps the truth of what he’s done by releasing Daddy Z.
Lucky and Sam have an adorable awww moment at Kelly’s. He’s worried that he is continually cancelling plans with her due to work commitments, but Sam assures him that she understands it comes with the job. I’m liking this new secure Sam, I’m not so crazy about Greg Vaughn’s hair today though, I’m afraid. They go on to discuss Johnny and Lulu and Sam suggests that Lulu loves Johnny and Lucky admits that, in truth, that’s why he’s so scared for her - - because Lulu is too much like Laura. Am I the only one that remembers that Laura going crackers didn’t have anything to do with loving Luke? Seriously? The characters can’t see the future, their concern for Lulu’s mental stability is unwarranted because they don’t know what’s coming the way we viewers do!!!
Lulu visits Spinelli in the hospital and Dr. Matt mistakes her and Maxie for sisters - funny. Maxie and Lulu return to Crimson where they continue to spar, this time over Johnny. Maxie accuses Lulu of flirting with Dr. Matt because she knows she’s about to lose Johnny. Later, Dr. Mc. Jackass suggests to Spinelli that he run further tests to see what’s wrong with him mentally. Poor Spin, Dr. Hunter is not getting on my good side here. The Jackal refuses the tests, remembering the disastrous results the last time he tried to be something he isn’t, it’s better to face the truth - he is who he is.
Ric visits Alexis and assures her that there was no truth behind the threat to Kristina, it was a bullying tactic, there was no need to "over-react" by sending Jerry after the Zaccharas. Alexis gets major points in my book for not beating the stuffing out of Ric with her briefcase here. Alexis tells Ric that he never should have gotten Anthony released as dangerous as he is, but Ric counters that turning Mr. Craig loose was an equally bad idea.
Nikolas tells Claudia that if she doesn’t figure out a way to secure Alexis and the girls’ safety, then he will be forced to tell Jason Morgan the truth about the hit on Sonny that injured Michael. Nikolas is willing to protect his family by whatever means necessary. I really love that everyone is leaping to Alexis’ defense here .
Jerry and Johnny are in some generic warehouse - Johnny assures Jerry that Alexis and the children are safe now that Anthony understands that he "miscalculated" by threatening them in the first place. Johnny makes it clear that he doesn’t approve of his father’s methods, and Jerry makes it clear that he doesn’t make idol threats - - he will blow both Johnny and Claudia’s heads off if the slightest harm comes to Alexis or Kristina. As Jerry turns to leave, Johnny jumps him (boy they don’t make cold-blooded mercenaries with lightning-fast reflexes like they used to ). Johnny ends up with the gun, but Claudia arrives on the scene before he can pull the trigger. Jerry taunts Claudia to tell Johnny the truth about what will happen if Jerry ends up dead.
Sonny arrives at Casa Stone Cold - he wants the truth - "are you sleeping with Carly?"