On Monday's General Hospital:
The long-awaited trial of Jason Morgan has begun. How many times is this now? Ric's opening statement painting Jason as a cold-blooded killer seemed to carry more weight than Diane's defense that he and his business partner, Sonny Corinthos, merely import coffee.
When Sam was called to the stand, she answered Ric's questions honestly, though hesitantly. It felt less like she was being malicious than just not perjuring herself. In the cross, Diane came at her with both guns blazing, exposing her past affair with Ric and presenting it as the cause of both Sam's and Ric's need for vengeance. As damaging as Sam's testimony seemed to be, it only looked worse when the judge decided to allow the video footage of the shoot-out to be played as evidence of Jason's skill with a gun.
While Elizabeth waited in the witness room, she was infuriated by Sam's testimony which she watched via closed circuit television. Later, Jason was mistakenly put in the room with her, and after their albeit brief conversation, she renewed her conviction to doing whatever she could to help secure his release.
Strap on the seatbelts, I'm getting the feeling this trial is going to be a long monotonous ride, though it probably seems even more so when it's a pretty safe bet Jason will somehow be exonerated.
When Noah, dressed in Eli-like clothes, asked Patrick to cover for him with a patient so he could attend a meeting at the Metro Court, Robin feared the meeting was between the sheets and with her mother. When she questions Patrick on the appeal of the rock star life, he admits it would be very exciting and wonders what it would be like to be adored and wanted by so many woman; he counters it with the fact he would never give up what they have to find out about it, though.
Noah wasn't meeting Anna, in fact he was left to go it alone with a concert promoter who became suspicious when Eli wasn't as giving and generous with fans as he is known to be. After the promoter left, Bobbie found Noah staring at the drink in front of him and the two talked about his sobriety and what he is risking by stepping into Eli's life. After she left to go warn Patrick she fears he is going down a dangerous road, Noah left a message with his sponsor to call him. As he hung up, the waitress delivers yet another drink from the fan he had been less than accommodating with earlier. In an attempt to make up for before, he invited her to sit with him only to find himself backed against the wall and forced to drink from the glass.