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    General Hospital Weekly Blog.

    Monday, January 30 2012


    Still feeling the love. (Soaps.com)
    "General Hospital" weekly rundown for January 23 - 27:

    It was a good week in Port Charles, as fans were treated to humor, surprises and, most importantly, love. Of course it wasn't all perfect, so let's break it down.

    Game changer.

    The big news last week on "General Hospital" was that Johnny is in fact Claudia's son, not his brother. Some see this twist too farfetched considering the actors are only four years apart in age. But, since this is all fiction and we're asked to believe characters can return from the dead, have their lives stolen by a long lost twin, or age ten years in the span of a few episodes, this isn't too big of a stretch. Not to mention, we already accept that Olivia is Dante's mother when Lisa LoCicero is only nine years older than Dominic Zamprogna. The bigger question might be, why are they telling this story now when Claudia is no longer on the canvas? She always seemed overly invested in Johnny's life (some would say it was more incestuous than maternal), so why not reveal this when it was happening? Regardless, it's nice to see Brandon Barash do a bang up job in such a meaty storyline. What do you think about the reveal? Vote in our Johnny is Claudia's son poll?

    Crossing the line.
    Speaking of the Zaccharas, Anthony's marriage to Tracy has been a nice touch of comic relief. Even Luke has been restored a little bit to the fun, roguish character we've loved over the years during the festivities. However, it'll be hard to continue to enjoy Anthony's hijinks with Tracy knowing he pimped out his teenage daughter to a creepy middle-aged mobster. There are certain crimes that can be overlooked in soaps, what he did to Claudia really isn't one of them.

    The beginning of the end.
    Even though we only got one quality Scrubs episode last week in the aftermath of Patrick learning the truth about Robin, it was pretty satisfying. The appeal of Scrubs really shone through, as both Patrick and Robin honestly expressed their feelings about her keeping her health issues a secret and they came out of it stronger than ever. It's going to be tough saying goodbye to this couple, but since Robin received hopeful news when she was in Seattle, it leads one to wonder just how she will be written out.


    Guilty? (Soaps.com)
    Reinforcement.
    Another couple growing closer in the face of a major struggle is Jason and Sam. Despite Sam believing Franco raped her and could potentially be the father of her baby, they aren't pushing each other away, but dealing with their pain as a committed and loving couple. Too often soaps, and dramas in general, use these types of storylines to drive a wedge between a beloved couple, but "General Hospital" is doing it right. They are allowing the fans to still enjoy their favorite duo by focusing on their love instead of tearing them apart.

    Not working.
    What started out as a promising mystery, has turned into a momentum killer. Despite Ethan's involvement, Cassandra's story just isn't interesting and brings the show to a screeching halt in between scenes of more engaging storylines. And what happened to Helena? She lurked for two episodes and then…nothing. Word is, Cassandra is leaving Port Charles. No fault of the actress', but the character, and storyline that is going nowhere, won't be missed.

    Hiding in plain sight?

    Does anyone else think Ronnie could be the one attacking strippers? It kind of makes sense considering he was so gung ho on pinning the crimes on the now dead suspect. He also would know exactly where to fatally shoot him and how to cover it up. Just a theory, but what do you think?

    Aside from Spinelli comically making himself at home in Maxie's apartment and loving old friends Robin and Jason being there for each other, that's all I got this time around. What did you think of last week's "General Hospital?" Feel free to share your thoughts below.

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    - Lori Wilson


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    Posted by Fiddlefoot at Monday, January 30 2012 11:36 AM

    I've thought Ronnie was total sleaze and on the take (or worse) since he first showed up. Of course the new girl cop will go undercover and probably get beaten too. By the way, how did she go from being a newbie rookie uniformed cop one day to a full fledged officer the next day strutting around like she owns the place? Does anyone besides me remember this "woman in white" storyline being done already? Didn't like it then, sure don't like it now. Will wait and see how they use Robert Scorpio this time, otherwise, it might be time to say bye bye to GH. Such boring stories and characters anymore.

    Posted by Matthewsmom at Monday, January 30 2012 04:20 PM

    Yes Fiddlefoot I've wondered that myself about Delores. One night out drinking with Dante and the next day no more uniform??

    Posted by suzy67 at Friday, February 03 2012 08:10 PM

    Much as I would love for Ronnie to be the guy beating up the girls (can't stand him), but I actually think that the writers might be angling for Ewan to be the guy. He fits his own profile (including foreign).
    I have zero interest in the Cassandra storyline. I love Ethan, but they can do better. I don't find chemistry between them and don't see what is supposed to be so "mysterious" or intriguing about her. She is bland and boring to me. Unless she is a previously unknown Cassadine or perhaps Ewan beat her up and that is why she lost her memory and now he is treating her (creepy, but at least a story)? Otherwise, I think she might be faking as Luke thinks. Generally, though they try to make her appealing, she is not (not blaming the actress per se, just a dud character). The whole premise is faulty.
    As for Robin and Patrick, I am glad that this couple is back on track, but I wonder how exactly she is to be written out as things seem better. Is the whole Drake clan going or just her?
    Love, love, love the Sam and Jason storyline, at least the way it is being handled.
    Still can't stand Sonny, but that never really changes. Want to like him as Maurice Benard seems like such a doll, but the writers make it impossible. He is truly just a thug and a bully.
    O.K., I've said my piece.

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