The summer fun continues in Port Charles. Secrets were revealed, but left us with more questions than answers. Here's how the drama unfolded this week.
Something old, something new.
We were treated to some of our favorite old characters, while new ones also were brought to the forefront. It is always great to see old favorites such as Felicia, Mac, Duke, Anna, Luke, Laura, Scott and Lucy getting screen time. It is fun to see Lucy with something to do now that the Nurses Ball is over. It will be fun to see how Lucy and Laura work together. The scenes with Anna and Luke really moved me this week. Anna immediately wanted to help her old friend and former hookup. Speaking of something old, I was actually happy to see Helena's face via her taped speech. She's twisted for sure, but it's still fun to see her and Luke go at it. Of course she would be the one behind his illness. I'm surprised she wasn't behind the hit against Franco, too, since she's behind so many other scams.
On the heels of last week's blog, Tracy is consistently one of my favorite performers week in and week out. She may be rough around the edges sometimes, but her intentions are always from a good place, at least from her perspective. Watching her try to force Luke to get help for his health was great viewing. Those two have such a great rapport with one another. I also find myself waiting for scenes with Felix because he's so darned funny. He's another character who fights fiercely for those he loves. His brotherly exchange with Taylor provided a different glimpse at his character and hopefully will start to give him more of his own storyline.
Fast forward please.
It's obvious that Connie, Olivia and Sonny are headed for triangle territory. This doesn't interest me. Connie made it clear she had to move on for her health, and Olivia is a chapter in an old book that wasn't that great of a read. It was revealed that Kelly Sullivan (Connie) would be exiting her role when her contract is up, so that makes this storyline even less interesting. Let's find Sonny a more exciting love affair. Who would you like to see Sonny paired up with?
Kiki and Michael have decided it would be best to keep their distance from one another. It's really quite a shame they are related, as their chemistry is off the charts. Plus, the Kiki and Morgan pairing does absolutely nothing for me. I'm just not warming up to this Morgan yet. He's a bit self-absorbed right now. Hopefully, that will change.
So, Carly is off the hook from her disastrous turn as a mob mom. Hopefully, she'll learn her lesson. I'm relieved for Shawn. Knowing that Ava was behind the hit herself makes her character all the more complex and interesting. She definitely has guts. It will also be interesting to see where her deal with Franco takes them, since they both know what the other is capable of doing. A hookup that would be fun to see is Carly and Ava as new best friends. Can you imagine the fun those two would have wreaking havoc throughout Port Charles?
So it was announced that Patrick is the father of Britt's baby. I'm guessing that might not be the case after the message from her mom. I'm wondering who really is the father and the ulterior motives of Britt and her mom. Is it just about Robin or is there more to it? Maxie is having a girl! Will she be able to give her own mini-Maxie to Lulu? She's so loyal in her promises, but it's going to be so tough. It's too bad Frisco isn't around for her to talk to about all this. The scenes between those two earlier this year when he was in town for the Nurses Ball were so good. Nikolas called Alexis out for not knowing what Shawn was all about. My question is, If it's okay for her to defend Sonny in court for all his crimes, why not Shawn? Elizabeth learned the truth about AJ and Carly's tryst. She'll probably be weak enough to believe any excuse AJ makes. While it is true that she and AJ were not committed to one another at the time he hooked up with Carly, it's still a very convenient excuse. She should make a beeline for Nik's very strong and hunky arms. Lucky's not in the picture anymore, so what's the problem? Finally, Silas discovered that sweet Danny is likely to need a bone marrow transplant and the donor search begins. I know it can't happen, but my fantasy would be for Jason to miraculously return to save little Danny's life. It seems likely that Franco is going to have something to do with helping Danny.
I hope you enjoyed my take on General Hospital this week. I'm looking forward to seeing all the summer heat unfold in Port Charles!
Find out why she says, "There were some haters," in Lindsey Morgan's Daytime Emmys red carpet interview, and then hear about how different or similar Kiki and Starr are in Kristen Alderson's Daytime Emmys red carpet interview.
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- Allyson Wells