General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for the week of August 9 – 13:
After much publicity, Brenda finally returned to GH last week in a sort of puzzling way, while Lucky presumably brought Aiden home, and of course other drama ensued.
I know it was frustrating for some people to watch old episodes of GH air in place of their favorite soap last week, but I loved watching the reruns during the Brenda marathon. Remembering all those great characters we don’t see anymore – Lucy Coe, Ned Ashton, Alan Quartermaine – and those who we rarely see anymore – the rest of the Q’s, Bobbie – was fun. I especially liked seeing the original Carly (her scenes with Bobbie were fantastic) and original Emily. The only bad thing was, while I believe the acting is much better now, it seemed like the drama and romance were so much more heightened back then and perhaps a little lacking now. What did you think of the classic episodes? Tell us in our poll about the Brenda marathon.
After all the hype, Brenda finally made an appearance. It was a bit silly that they tried to make her identity into a mystery during her first episode back, as if the woman could have been anyone else. I’m happy she’s back, but I wish they’d just throw her into the mix with the Port Charles gang already. That said, I do like the character of Suzanne being a mother figure to Brenda, since she’s always needed one, and Brenda’s boyfriend Murphy has a lot of charm. I think they would make great additions to PC. I do wonder why Brenda is only thinking about Sonny though and not Jax. Maybe she’ll have a flashback of him this week.
The scenes where Lucky brought Aiden home were touching as he wished he were the baby’s father, which of course he is but doesn’t know it. Now that Nikolas and Elizabeth are back on good terms and he’s excited about being a dad again, it will be tough to watch him eventually give his ‘son’ to Lucky. Not that I don’t want Lucky to be a dad, because I think it will be equally sweet to watch him embrace Aiden as his own, but Nikolas’ quiet pain should be just as affecting. My only question here though is: are they really sure the baby Lucky rescued is actually Aiden? I found it odd Lucky just took the baby being Aiden at face value and didn’t have a DNA test done before bringing the child to Port Charles.
Ethan mentioned he was living under the same roof as Maya while he recuperates, but we haven't seen it. There are many great possibilities for it as Tracy could awkwardly and hilariously tend to him, the sexual tension between him and Maya could be built as they pass each other in the hallway, and Edward's exasperation over having Luke's son in his house would be a hoot. Instead of seeing any of that, we just get to hear about it and imagine it on our own.
I was glad to hear Maxie at least mention the fact that she and Spinelli had broken up as she talked with Matt about her past with men. And kudos to Matt for calling her out on her behavior and not just accepting whatever scraps she gave him. I think they have great potential as a couple and I so want him to have a real storyline, but I'm kind of intrigued by a Maxie and Lucky pairing too. Their dynamic would be completely different this time around as Lucky is being played by a different actor and the characters are both in better places emotionally.
Another Cover Up.
Dante, Ethan and Johnny all covered for Michael when the cops came to question them about the drive by shooting. I don’t want to see Michael go back to prison, but didn’t his life get blown apart the last time people lied for him?
Express Train To Crazy Town.
Brianna Brown is doing a good job of portraying Lisa going off the rails, but I don't want to see it happen. I don't mind her still being in love with Patrick, but why does she have to go all Fatal Attraction on him? I'm still holding out hope that she's being set up with the photos and such, because I'd rather have her remain a smart, independent character, than become a clichéd crazy one.
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