Hostage Crisis June 13 - 20, 1983
Five Complete Episodes and 1 partial
episode, no commercials
Monday, June 13, 1983,
the HOSTAGE CRISES Begins (copy, no commercials) - Alan tells Monica he is
going to get Jason back. Monica argues with Alan that she will not
allow that bastard child in her house. At their Chilean honeymoon
hotel, Grant and Celia are lounging around in bed, he has visions of his
early training in the mother country. In the hearing room, Alice
becomes upset when a social worker cites Alice's past and her age as
proof of her unfitness as Jason's caretaker. Listening to Jake
plead Alice's case, Alan surprisingly suggests that for now things can
remain the same. Grant and Celia receive champagne. It's a gift
from a journalist Ralph Fletcher. Later Fletcher tells Grant secretly he
was sent by Yuri. Grant assures him he will transmit the photos as soon
as possible. Rick tells Monica about a nurotic husband who won't
allow surgery to his ill wife. He wants Monica to help persuade him that
she needs surgery. On duty late at night, Monica tries to persuade a
distraght Mr Larick to allow surgery for his critically ill wife. Connie
persuades Jerrold to let her install a new security system for his lab.
During the surgery, things go badly for Monica and she loses Mrs Larick.
As Monica breaks the news to the man, Larick shouts she killed his wife
and pulls a gun on her in the cafeteria. Brian and Bobbie try to get the
gun, but Larick announces they will all hold up here for 24 hours before
they die. ABC EMMY promo with Ryan's Hope.
Tuesday, June 14, 1983 (Original episode, no commercials) - Scorpio is
awakened at 5 am by the shocking news that GH is under siege by a
madman. Steve and Audrey get the news a few moments later. Telling
Larick Monica that Brian isn't a DR, she begs him to let him go. Rick
briefs Alan and Ruby to what is going on with Larick. Robert arrives and
tries to talk the pycotic young man to put the gun down, but he calmly
tells Robert that he only needs 24 hours. It took 24 hours for his wife
to die and that's how long it will take Monica and all who assisted in
her surgery to die too. Brock meets with Jimmy Lee at Kelly's.
Later Heather and Alice arrive with Jason. News of the Hostage crises
leaks through the radio at Kelly's. Everyone is horrified by the news.
Hearing that Bobbie is a hostage, Brock races to the scene. Brian is
shot by Larick when he again tries to grab the gun. Connie receives word
from the WSB that she needs to step up her plans for Jerrold's
protection at all costs. Larick allows Brian to be taken out for
surgery. Still holding Bobbie and Monica, Larick assures them they will
both die. ABC EMMY promo.
Wednesday, June 15, 1983 (Original episode, no commericals) - Luke arrives
at GH confronting Robert about what he is going to do to get his sister
out of danger. Luke starts putting together his own schemes. Blackie
and Lou at the Webber's trying to cook dinner. Mike joins in and
they both make a mess of the place. Fed up with Robert's lagging, Brock
grabs a bullhorn and offers Larick a million dollars to free the
hostages. In response, Larick throws Monica and Bobbie to the doorway
and says no price is worth his wife's life. As time drags on, Larick
starts to nod off. Bobbie and Monica tip toe to the doorway but a shot
rings out and Larick shouts he will shoot the other one! Ramsey and
Robert have to restrain an hysterical LUke and Alan. Jerrold lets
slip to Natalie that they are installing a new security system at his
lab. Natalie reports to Yuri. Mark operates on Brian and he tells
Claudia that he will be just fine. Desperate to find out who's been
hurt, Robert goes in to take Larick his coffee.
Thursday, June 16, 1983 (Original episode, no commercials) - When
Holly hears of the Hostage crises and the danger Robert is in, she races
to GH. Celia performs a 'striptease' for Grant. Holly and
Alan commiserating with each other during the crises. Robert
tries in vein to get Larick to surrender but now he is a hostage
himself. Claudia tends a wounded Brian. Fletcher tells Grant to step up
his plans with Jerrold and the disc. Luke taking matters in his own
hands, smashes the cafeteria window, hoping to cause a diversion for
Robert. But Larick is too quick and Robert is shot in the process.
Larick shouts he just shot the Police Commissioner, and a furious Holly
lashes out at Luke by slapping him across the face! Emma Samms seen
in a promo for ABC's new comedy show. LOVING promo.
Friday, June 17, 1983 (Original episode no commercials) - While Celia sleeps,
Grant makes a secret phone call to Fletcher. Later in bed with Celia, he
has more visions of his training as a spy during his youth. Robert
has been shot and Holly screams to Luke that he may have killed him.
Edward, Lila and Jimmy Lee listening to news of the Hostage crises.
Ramsey clears the hallway of Alan, Holly and Luke. Luke feeling bad
about what he did hatches another plan with Brock and Natalie. Grant is
informed by Fletcher that the disc that Jerrold has created is a super
powerful new form of energy called the Promethius disc. Natalie
positions a gurney outside the cafeteria, and then creates her diversion
for the guards. Luke dives on the gurney as Brock pushes him inside. Larick
is taken by surprise and Robert and Luke (like old times) are able
to subdue the man. For a few seconds Luke and Robert are a team,
but when Holly rushes to her husband's arms, it's back to status quo for
them. Yuri reports to Natalie that because of their lagging in
retrieving the disc, the DVX has decided he is being replaced by a
superior, Gregory Malko. In fact, Gregory will be arriving in PC soon to
take over the operation.
The Q's welcome home Monica, who is relieved the incident is over. They
all thank Jimmy Lee for his support. Edward and Lila go up to bed
leaving Alan and Monica alone together. Alan comforts his wife and tells
her how much she means to him and that he could never bare to lose her,
not for anything, not even for Jason. He promises to get someone to care
for Jason and he doesn't want her to worry about it. He tells her he has
never lived with Jason but he knows that he could never bear to live
without her. He hugs her tightly. Holly weeps tears of joy that Robert
wasn't seriously hurt. Overwhelmed with love, Holly rejoins her husband
in bed. First time hearing Stevie Wonder's "How do We keep The
Music Playing". Alone Luke wanders the docks.
Monday, June 20, 1983 (This episode isn't complete but edited as there
wasn't room to add all of this one to the dvd. This episode was a copy
and a bit glitchy in spots. I added about :26 mins from this one, all of
the Luke & the gang, Robert & Holly, Dr. Jerolld, Natalie -
Ceila & Grant's honeymoon was not included) - Tiffany returns from NY
and shows Luke the article about him once again being a hero splashed
across the front page. Luke fills her in on the action at GH. He tells
her that Robert was laying on the floor, probably faking it a bit, and
Luke came bursting through the door on the flying gurney and Robert
leapt up and took his chance to overpower the gunman. Tiffany observes
it is just like old times, him and Robert helping each other out of a
scrape. Luke gets defensive and says he just went in to get his sister
and Robert just happened to be there. A relieved Holly is happy to have
her husband home safe and sound. As her and Robert are kissing, Dr.
Gerald calls and tells him that he has very important news, that he had
a creative breakthrough and has finished the Promethus Disk. Robert
tells him security now is more important than ever. The doc tells him
that he does have to still test the disk. Robert immediately heads over
to his lab, though Holly objects and suggests that he should take the
day off to recooperate from his gunshot wound. Brock and Bobbie
show up and invite Luke and Tiffany to go out to breakfast at Kelly's to
celebrate. Townfolk arrive at Kelly's and congratulate Luke on his
latest heroics. After Luke leaves, Bobbie suggests they have a welcome
home party for Luke and her and Tiffany begin planning it. Natalie makes
her excuses that she would love to help but she has to get back to the
hospital. They decide to make it a surprise party.