The Hook Stalks Britt’s Party and Goes After Joss, Esme Sets a Fire and Jumps Off the Parapet, and Michael Proposes to Willow

General Hospital recap for Friday, December 30, 2022. In today’s GH episode, Joss and Dante argue about Sonny, Liz tells Finn she miscarried, and Britt’s friends give her a gift.

We also have Thursday’s GH recap where Esme got a match, Nikolas begged Laura not to interfere, and Dex told Michael about Sonny’s new deal.

At Britt’s party on the Haunted Star, her cake is brought out and her friends prompt her to make a wish before blowing out the candles.

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After looking at her friends and family, she prepares to blow. Austin whispers to her that she can still change her mind and stay.

She shakes her head and blows out the candles. She only manages half so Nina does the rest.

Brad prompts his friend to cut the cake, but her hands are shaky so Terry steps in.

The drag queen calls Obrecht up to perform and then everyone dances.

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Liz rushes out and Finn trails after her onto the deck. He tells her drinking so early in her pregnancy isn’t good for her baby.

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“There is no baby!” she blurts out, adding she had a miscarriage.

He’s sorry. She wouldn’t blame him if he said it was poetic justice.

Ava knows but she doesn’t want the boys to know any of this. He promises to keep her secret.


Once he heads back in, Terry jogs out and hugs her.

Back inside, Scott calls everyone to attention to the gifts can be given.

Spencer and Trina are on deck with someone watching them. She thinks they should go in. He takes her hand and tells her this isn’t all a game.

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She hears something. He assumes it’s the wind. The hook is around the corner.

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Maxie interrupts and calls them in.

After she’s rounded everyone up, Maxie tells Britt that her nearest and dearest got together to get her a special gift. It’s a remote control.


A TV is wheeled in and a slideshow of Britt’s life plays. She tears up and everyone claps.


Brad bellows for a speech. She says that was the nicest thing anyone’s ever done for her.

She prepared a speech, but she just wants them all to know how she…

Maxie and Austin tell her they have a digital copy of the slideshow for her that can be updated.

Sonny takes Nina out on the deck. He reminds her of how rough last New Year’s was and how she took him home.

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She thought he would go back to Carly, but they have only just begun.

They kiss.

Back inside, Spencer gives Britt a hug and introduces her to Trina. He tells her how proud he is of her.

Brad breaks them up and drags his friend off to dance.

The drag queen calls everyone together for the countdown.

Liz and Finn exchange glances. He decides to leave to ring in the New Year with his daughter.

Austin gives Britt a hug and she thanks him for keeping quiet about where she’s going.

Once the hour hits, Britt chokes up looking at her mom.

Terry promises Liz that next year will be better.

Maxie and Brad notice that Britt is gone. Austin tells her she knows how to make an exit.



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Michael and Willow are at home. Wiley has fallen asleep.

He cracks open the crackling cider and promises champagne next year. They talk about what that New Year’s will be like with a baby.


She wonders what will happen if she’s not there. Willow apologizes for killing the mood.

He tells her she doesn’t need to pretend with him.

She’s scared she is going to die but this is the happiest time of her life. There was a long time when she was alone but now her life is rich and full.

Michael tells her that she changed his life. He’s never felt so connected to anyone.

When she agrees that they are compatible, he gets his great-grandmother’s ring. She gave it back to him when they annulled their marriage.

He held onto it hoping she would accept it again. Dropping on his knees, he proposes.

She accepts with all her heart and they kiss.

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Dante is surprised that Sam has taken him to Kelly’s for an ice cream sundae. He’s glad it’s just the two of them.

Joss leaves her bodyguard outside and goes in. She bumps into Dante and Sam.

He asks her to join them after a waitress informs her that Cam won’t be back until midnight.

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They tell her about all their plans for the den. Joss’ resolution is to become a doctor.

The topic turns to the hook and whether it is Esme. Dante points out they shouldn’t be jumping to conclusions. Just look at what happened with Dex.

Dante and Joss start arguing about him always making excuses for his father. She thinks Sonny is a fraud who puts people’s lives in danger.


She apologizes for going off. She just thinks Dante is awesome and is sorry he’s stuck with a mob father.

Sam urges her not to waste her time focusing on Sonny.

They ask her to watch the fireworks with them, but she heads off to the party on the Haunted Star.

Sam and Dante step outside to watch the sky. She tells him she didn’t want to share him with anyone tonight and they kiss.

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At Wyndemere, Laura tells Nikolas to tell her what he knows. He warns that if she goes after Victor, she will lose him too.

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She complains the Cassadines have been trying to take him away since he was born and she won’t let them.

Laura tells her son that she and Spencer need him. If he gives in to Victor, he will never let go. She will back him up with everything she can.

They can wipe his slate clean tonight if he decides that he belongs to himself rather than his uncle.

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She urges him to throw Victor out and change the locks. As long as they stick together, they will be fine.

Laura hugs her son and tells him how much she loves him.

Esme walks around the tower telling her baby about the three things you need to start a fire.

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After looking up at the fire alarm and pocketing a decoration from the tree, she tells her baby that she will be with him, no matter how scary it gets.

Lighting the match, she sets the tree on fire and realizes this might not have been a great idea.

Once the alarm goes off, Nikolas barge in with a fire extinguisher and she jogs past him.


She makes it onto the parapet and Nikolas corners her.

He reminds her of what happened last time they were in this situation. She hasn’t forgotten and inches to the edge.

He yelps as she goes over the edge.

On the pier, Joss waits for the boat when the hook attacks.

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