Storylines continued to run on high octane as the adrenalin produced moments of shock and aw at this week's events in Port Charles, so much so that even the baby drama was probably better received.
In Lucy's words, it was "Fabu, fabu, fabu!" Sometimes there's no better place to start than at the end. Ava couldn't have looked guiltier after Morgan caught her with Sonny. Her eyes seemed to scream out the answer to the question Morgan hadn't asked yet, "Yes, we had sex!" Despite the lie that followed, Sonny's outburst was the final nail in the coffin hopefully and the fallout couldn't have happened to a nicer person. Now maybe Ava will get what she deserves. It was too bad that Olivia will suffer for it though. Carlos possibly mistaking Sabrina's accident as a message from Ava may result in this AJ/Connie nightmare coming to an end soon, even if it doesn't seem like it will be soon enough. I'm just thankful Monday will be sooner and we'll learn if the baby is okay and if Morgan can lose the drama act before he tells Olivia what Sonny did.
Death comes for everyone.
There truly is no better place for a funeral in Port Charles than at the Quartermaine's. AJ's memorial delivered. Who knew this might be better than a wedding…okay it is still hard to top the return of Robin at Patrick and Sabrina's wedding, but the events that played out at the Q's were what this soap is all about. The dysfunctional families, the dastardly representation of Luke, or whomever he might be, trying to pull a scam on Tracy to bring Sonny down, and a ghost in the mausoleum, it really couldn't have gotten any better than this, save for Heather perhaps disclosing where the real Luke might be found or AJ's ghost revealing who shot Connie. All in good time we hope. If it happened too soon we might not have gotten to see Sonny and Ava relieving themselves of their guilt in the crypt before AJ's body was cold. They're the same alright, disrespectful to the dead, but so hot. Now we see why Ava's that relative that no one invites to the family functions…first her daughter's husband then her boyfriend's father even after they both acknowledged how much she loved Morgan and Morgan loved her. Ava's not wrong when she said, "Sometimes love isn't enough."
Your services are no longer needed.
It was comedy hour at the PCPD while Diane batted 0 for 2 trying to represent both Franco and Carlos when neither wanted to be let go. It turned into Dante and Diane at the great soap joke-off. The viewers didn't lose though because the prisoner banter over Ava Jerome later helped Carly get confirmation that implicated Ava.
Best dressed – Sabrina. That maternity dress looked great on her.
Worst dressed – Tracy, but she actually looked great and was the only one who could pull off that outfit. Those big fluffy pom-pom buttons made the outfit look too much like an artsy clown suit though. Maybe that was the point for AJ's memorial.
Best set – The Q mausoleum. That crypt is always hopping with bizarre activities, sometimes where the dead aren't even concerned.
Best literary reference - Henry James, Washington Square, recommended by Ned as a "timeless tale of a naive heiress who falls prey to a degenerate fortune hunter." It's not likely Tracy will read it on Ned's recommendation since she is blinded by love or someone's misrepresentation of it.
Ned tried to catch the gold digger in the act to save Tracy but Luke was just too smart for Kiki. The best was the mini-Spencer family reunion with Carly, Morgan and Kiki looking stunned while Luke offered his condolences to Michael. Morgan's outburst hit the nail on the head, what crap. Will the real Luke Spencer please stand up? Viewers really need a clue or two about what is going on with this character.
The Florence Nightingale award goes to...
It didn't take long for Ric to step into AJ's shoes where it came to vying for Elizabeth's attentions. It was Ric vs. Nik facing off to take care of the injured bird. Elizabeth had to remind Ric that he lived in a hotel room, but he made it clear that moving in with her wouldn't be too much to ask. Here was where we could cry over AJ's demise because he and Elizabeth did have a nice thing going on when it was on.
I know what I heard.
The best words ever spoken by Spencer were about Faux Luke confessing in the stables of how he bit the bullet and proposed to Tracy to get his hands on ELQ. It was too bad Nikolas continued to disregard Spencer's accusation. At least Elizabeth recognized that there was a chupacabra of sorts on Spoon Island. Who didn't want to hug Spencer when Luke was verbally tormenting him in front of Sonny?
I don't know that we can complain about the recent baby drama, especially since it didn't involve a botched paternity test or a kidnapping. A soap centered around a hospital can stand some EMS/ER drama.
Post recital blues.
Patrick's accident after Emma's dance recital caused quite the stir and left many wondering who was responsible. Both Ava and Luke's connections have the wherewithal to get a job done like this but who made the call? Take Soaps.com's General Hospital Poll to tell us who you think could be responsible.
Best lines of the week.
Franco to Diane, "The walls are my cavass-ess-ess…my canvi."
Nik to Ric, "How very Nancy Drew of you."
Mac to Emma, "I'm the Scorsese of dance recitals."
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- Violette DeSantis