The GH recap for Tuesday, January 3, 2023, features Esme Prince surviving another flip from the parapet while her mother, Heather Webber, is revealed as The Hook.
GH Recap Highlights
In this episode, Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) saves Josslyn Jacks (Eden McCoy) from The Hook, but the night still ended well for Carly Spencer’s (Laura Wright) daughter. Also, Esme showed up wet and hypothermic on The Haunted Star as Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) and Nikolas Cassadine (Marcus Coloma) freaked out. Carly met up with Drew Cain (Cameron Mathison) as they remembered last New Year’s Eve, and Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) wondered how good a cop he really is. Now, let’s dig a little deeper into the details.
Brando Corbin (Johnny Wactor) and Rory Cabrera (Michael Blake Kruse) couldn’t manage to fight off The Hook, but college sophomore Josslyn did it. She also screamed for help, which brought Britt onto the pier to rescue the younger woman. The Hook seemed ready to stab Britt to death when Dex Heller (Evan Hofer) showed up and shot at the attacker. He and Joss made an exit before Britt called the cops. She told them what happened and then made her way back onto The Haunted Star to see her mother again.
Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) had already been waxing nostalgic with Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) over her love for her children and was thrilled to see her Britta return. As they were about to have a drink, Britt removed her coat, and Liesl noticed a tear in her dress and blood on her chest. Britt then could not catch her breath as it became clear she had been nicked by The Hook, and poison was running through her veins.
General Hospital Recap: Esme Ruins The Moment
While Trina Robinson (Tabyana Ali) and Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) grew closer on the deck of The Haunted Star, they nearly kissed until Esme appeared and ruined the moment. She promptly passed out, so Spencer and Trina got her to GH, and Spencer then called Elizabeth to tell her that Esme had been caught.
Elizabeth and Nikolas were already freaking out about Esme escaping her tower prison, but they rushed to the hospital, hoping Esme wouldn’t tell anyone what they did to her at Wyndemere. Dante also arrived to question Esme about where she has been all this time.
Over on the pier, The Hook seemed worn out and took off her mask so we could finally learn that Heather Webber (Alley Mills) had been avenging her daughter by attacking those who wronged her since August.
GH Recap: Joss Recovers Quick, Dante Is Torn
Dex brought Josslyn back to his apartment and gave the underage girl a drink before telling her he thought he would never get to kiss her again when he saw what was happening on the pier with The Hook. So, that prompted him to kiss her right then and there. Without thinking at all about her boyfriend Cameron Webber (William Lipton), Josslyn had sex with Dex. Her mom also had a nice night, but she just kissed Drew and didn’t have sex with him.
Earlier in the night, seeing Dex at Kelly’s reminded Dante of his father putting Dex on a meat hook. He confided to Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) that he doesn’t ever want to arrest Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), but how can he be true to the oath he took if he holds Sonny to a different legal standard than everyone else?
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