General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for the week of July 5 – 9:
Last week we learned more about two characters, watched guilt eat away at another, and saw the expected from yet one more.
It was nice to get some backstory on Shirley and learn why no one in her family has been visiting her. I’ve mentioned this before, but I would like to see her stick around and be the matriarch of the show, since GH is sorely lacking one. Maybe Elizabeth could also reach out to Shirley’s children so we could watch them navigate and hopefully repair their rocky relationship. Would you like to see her stick around? Tell us in our poll about Shirley.
I was really happy to see Elizabeth reach out to Nikolas about their baby. While I was open to watching Nikolas go down a dark path, it was nice to see him and Elizabeth getting along and even laugh together.
We also got a little backstory of sorts on Franco, which I think helps ground the character in reality a little bit. We still don’t know all that much about him, but giving him a mother and a real name – Robert Frank, or Bobby, as his mother calls him – at least makes him a bit more real, or as real as the creepy, sociopathic artist can be. While I am still in for the ride, I’m not loving the overkill on the references to what performance art is and all the winks to the fact that Franco playing Franco is all in the name of art itself. It takes me out of the story. I also don’t understand how Franco the character can plan an exhibit and have Wilhelm represent him, not to mention, get a hold of him so easily. Isn’t he a wanted criminal?
Eating Away at Him.
Patrick dealt with his guilt all week as Robin returned the very night he slept with Lisa. Bad timing I'd say. But as he laid on the couch with Robin upon their reunion, I had to wonder if he took a shower first. I really hope he stopped in the locker room at the hospital while checking on Shirley before he came home.
Lisa is getting a little out of control with her not so subtle innuendos regarding her night with Patrick and I'm so glad Steve called her out on it. Aside from when he took his shirt off in the locker room a couple of months ago, he hasn't made too big of an impression on me, but I loved his laying down the law with Lisa regarding her professionalism. He wasn't acting like a jealous lover, but like the chief of staff he is and ordered her to cool it around Patrick. Mostly, I'm just glad someone was smart enough to pick up on Lisa's references and Patrick's guilty demeanor. How long before Robin does the same?
Lessons Never Learned.
Of course Sonny didn't learn from almost killing his daughter and he even saw the justification in his actions, as he proudly boasted about them to Michael. Happily, no one believed his claims of innocence, well expect for maybe the gullible Olivia. And Mac's investigation of the explosion just proved what a terrible cop he is when he explained to Ronnie that Sonny couldn't possibly have done it because of his past with Lily. He should know by now that Sonny doesn’t ever learn.
A Familiar Road.
I am hating that Claire is trying to seduce Sonny in order to bust him. It's old and been done way too many times before. I hate it even more that Sonny seemed to buy it when she came by the restaurant to offer an olive branch. I hope he's just playing along with her and will eventually reveal he knows what she's been doing, because how stupid would he have to be if he wasn't on the look out for this scam by now? Especially from a federal prosecutor.
That's all I got this time around. What did you think about last week's GH? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson