General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for the week of August 16 – 20:
Last week’s GH saw Brook taking Carly’s plan to extremes, Sonny acting like, well, Sonny, Brenda getting called out, and Lisa taking the express train to crazy town. Let’s break it all down.
Through a Stranger’s Eyes.
The best part of last week was Suzanne giving Brenda a reality check. She was dead on when she said Brenda was romanticizing her past with a mobster. To quote her astute observation, it’s ‘disturbing and frightening’, especially considering how much worse Sonny is now as compared to a decade ago. Although, the scene of Brenda recounting her past really did highlight her love, dysfunctional as it is, for Sonny, making it hard to believe she would ever be torn between him and Jax. Regardless of which man she truly loves, they just need to get Brenda to Port Charles STAT! And send cutie Murphy with her. For more about Vanessa’s return as Brenda, watch Soaps.com’s video interview with Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo.
I found it amusing Sonny had to call Spinelli to do an Internet search on Brenda. I mean, most people can type a name into Google without the aid of a computer genius whom they have no tolerance for. But at least it gave poor Spin some airtime.
Sonny wasn’t just concerned with Brenda last week however, as he also shot Johnny, who never really stood a chance. He looked pretty weak and small time when Sonny so easily pushed his gun away. Was it just me or was the shot of Johnny lying there bleeding the exact same shot they used of Dante after Sonny shot him earlier this year? Maybe they were just trying to reinforce Suzanne’s point about the mobster, but enough with the attempted murder already.
I am kind of intrigued by Ronnie’s behavior in the aftermath of the shooting. His taking Johnny’s gun and putting an APB out on Sonny, lying about him shooting an unarmed man, makes sense for the character considering his dogged pursuit of the Dimpled Don. But is Ronnie and out and out bad cop or just a little skewed? I hope we find out more.
I'm a bit disturbed by Brook's whole storyline. I've been complaining since she returned that I don’t understand her motivation for going after Dante, and now she's drugging him in order to seduce him? I'm pretty sure that's attempted rape. The Brook we knew would never have done this. If we are to believe it though, shouldn't we know what's happened to her to make her become such a horrible person? And where exactly did Brook get the drugs? Not to mention, where are the Q's in all of this?
To further the absurdity of the story, Lulu told Michael Dante didn't need to go to the hospital after getting drugged because he didn't want to. Uh, he also thought he was in Bensonhurst and didn’t know who Lulu, the love of his life, was. I think her sober state of mind should have trumped his drugged stupor. Brook and Lulu's catfight was kind of impressive though. They really got some good slaps in there, especially Brook.
I enjoyed Maxie and Matt keeping an eye on Robin, Patrick and Lisa all week, which only reinforced what a good couple they could be. Despite their main target, Brianna Brown, doing a good job of channeling her inner Glenn Close as Lisa, I'm not thrilled the character has been reduced to a stalker. However, I am glad Jason Thompson is getting a chance to show some range as Patrick reacting to Lisa's craziness. And I knew it was coming, but it was pretty creepy when Patrick and Robin came home and learned Lisa had taken Emma. I think what's to come with the Drakes should be pretty good stuff.
Michael truly needs something to do. Now that's he out of prison he has many storyline possibilities, aside from just being everyone's sounding board or romantic mood killer. Where would you like to see his storyline go next? Tell us in our poll about Michael's future.
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