Last week, suspicions were finally thrown Kiefer's way, Luke and Sonny had it out, and a familiar face visited Maxie.
It's about time.
I'm so glad someone finally thought of Kiefer as Kristina's attacker. It's really about time considering his behavior has been off since day one and many have witnessed it. I was really happy with how Carly dealt with her suspicions and talked with Kristina, although I thought Jason was too quick to dismiss her theory. I've really been enjoying Carly lately and thought her gentle prodding of her former stepdaughter was well done. Her scenes with Michael were equally as good, as she persuaded her son to stay on the island instead of going home to help his sister. And the fact that Kiefer was the first person Michael thought of when he heard about Kristina's attack was perfect, considering he's had many run-ins with the angry young man.
Speaking of Michael, the character is being recast again. I don't know whose idea it is, the actor's or the powers that be, but I think it's a shame. Drew Garrett has done a wonderful job portraying Sonny and Carly's son and has believably run the gamut of emotions during his time on the show. Share your opinion about it in our poll about GH recasting Michael.
Luke's got Ethan's back.
Like Carly, I really loved Luke last week as he told his son he was there for him whether he was guilty or not. Ethan certainly needs someone in his corner and if anyone should understand where one can go astray, it's Luke, so it made sense he wouldn't pass judgment on his son. Furthermore, his exchanges with Sonny were compelling to watch, as they are two fathers protecting their offspring with no questions asked, yet old friends who are now on opposite sides. Say what you will about Kristina falsely accusing Ethan - this is a great story beat. I imagine we will also witness Luke and his other close friend Alexis getting into it after she learns he went to talk to her daughter on Ethan's behalf. I really like Luke and Alexis' friendship and wish we could see more of it.
Not necessarily a chip off the old block.
I was pretty irritated with Lulu for telling Ethan she believed he could have attacked Kristina because he's like Luke, and Luke raped Laura. That's kind of a stretch and an unfair assumption especially considering so many people claim to see similarities between Dante and Sonny, yet she told him that was a different situation. Actually, I think it's the same Lulu. I do like that no matter how far they've gone to try and erase that bit of ugly history by making Luke and Laura a supercouple back in the day, it hasn't exactly left Luke's through line. It's come back to haunt him a few times over the years and now once more with his latest progeny. It was telling for Luke to say it would be the last time he would discuss it, as I imagine he would like to let it rest already. But kudos to the writers for bringing it up because it's an important part of Luke's past that Ethan should know about.
A blast from the past.
Maxie's predicament is starting to grow on me a little bit, as Spinelli and Lulu's worry for their friend is endearing to watch. Spinelli's slideshow of photos of their life together for Maxie was cute and sweet, but I had to laugh as I wondered who took the photos of the moments when they were alone. Regardless, his concern and love for her got to me, as did Lulu's reaction to Robin telling her they feared the worst for Maxie. Her sad, devastated face was touching, as was her heart to heart with Carly, who again made me happy last week when she assured her cousin she was there for her because nothing would come between them, not even Sonny and Dante being at odds. Of course then we got the a quick glimpse of George's return, making me excited to see her more on Monday's episode.
That's all I got this time around. What did you think of last week's events? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson