You can’t go wrong with the classics and "GH" took full advantage this week with shows chock full of Daytime themes that are tried and true for darn good reason… They are totally compelling! Redemption vs. revenge, sibling rivalry, love gone bad, hospital bed vigils, the search for justice, forbidden lust and even a bit of Alice the Dominator were enough to make Port Charles more than worth spending five hours in this week.
Rafe and Molly were just so sweet together on non-prom night and are really a better match than her and TJ right now. While they used to work, TJ is too jealous and Molly is too introverted to keep this going much longer. But that’s the thing about young love – you grow up, you change interests and you move on. So let’s move on from these two already. Too bad Taylor is so intolerable or I’d be happy about TJ’s new lady friend too. What exactly is she holding against Felix anyway?
Did Alexis seriously not know what "working for Sonny" meant to Shawn, her ex-mercenary boyfriend, until Olivia got shot? That must be one heck of a meat loaf bahn mi he whips up for her to have been so delusional. As for Shawn, this shooting could possibly be the best thing to have happened to his character in a while. We haven't really gotten to see too much character development with him, but now between the flashbacks about his accidental shooting of TJ’s father and his interactions with Carly, Sonny and Alexis about his guilt, it has helped create some much-needed layers beyond his incredible abs. He should certainly not take the fall for Carly though. She gets away with far too much.
Nik's insurance policy.
Ouch! From ogling Nik's wet abs to getting slapped in the face with his secret recording about AJ's tryst with Carly, Liz's world can't stay happy for one second. AJ's last chance with her might have just been used up.
AJ and Morgan. Franco and AJ. Michael and AJ. Kiki and Michael. All of the sudden we have some seriously interesting familial tension going on at the Q estate that is sure to give Monica and Tracy a run for their money. That living room where all was revealed was so fraught with tension, disgust and shock it really amped up new versions of old dynamics. Well done.
But if there’s anything better than family tension it's sexual tension. Maybe it’s because we know the actors are a couple off screen, but the chemistry between Kiki and Michael was pretty off the charts this week. Their kiss on Monday was super hot, and the tension was not lost on Morgan. So when he was able to announce to Kiki that Michael was her cousin was pure eyebrow-wagging goodness. Side note: No one can ever top Michael with a crazy story. Your father is a back-from-the-dead psycho? His too.
Spanky and Luke have a connection that in later years has become as strong as his connection with Laura was in the past, if not stronger. If it weren’t for Tracy, Luke would be sitting at home hitting the bottle and avoiding his health news. Instead, she gave him hope and strength to face it head on. That’s love. Let’s hope Tracy’s commitment to Luke through his current crisis will bind these two together yet again and he isn't blinded by the blonde and beautiful Ava.
All about Ava.
Speaking of Ms. Jerome, there are so many possible pairings for her that Luke is just a long shot. Of course there is Franco, but that’s a little obvious. How about a May-December romp with Morgan? That could be explosive. And now Duke seemed to spark with her as well. It is obvious she probably has Jerome mob connections too, so she continues to add much welcomed mystery to town. Who would you like to see Ava take up with? Vote in our GH Poll: Dangerous Attraction. Maybe she will decide to use her charms on some unwitting player to help Franco with his stunt to take over ELQ.
Did Sonny really threaten to kill Carly, the mother of his children, if the other mother of his children died? Wow. While the threat was totally uncool, his delivery was so dark and dynamic it was truly scary. It’s been so long since we’ve seen Sonny’s dark side and boy was he back in a big way. But Carly isn’t the only ticking time bomb on his hands. With Olivia in a hospital bed and Connie practically chocking on jealousy, the beginnings of another family love feud are definitely in the offing, with a Bensonhurst twist.
New faces, old names.
A few months in, and while I may be in the minority here, Emme Rylan really delights as Lulu. She brings a lovable but ditzy element to the role which she is already making her own. More power to her. The sooner she becomes Lulu, the sooner the viewers can come to see her as the character. Plus, her chemistry really works with Dom’s Dante.
From wondering if she was a virgin to taking her in a hospital room while on duty, Patrick and Sabrina have certainly progressed sexually this week. No surprise considering how shaky Sabrina's ethics have been stemming from her insecurity when it comes to Britt. Where was the nurse who never did anything wrong? She must be hanging out with the old Ellie who would never stoop to snooping and spying. As for Patrick, he has never seemed as old as he does now romping with such a young girl.
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- Hollie Deese