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GH Rundown for the week of September 6 – 10:
There was quite a bit of humor last week in Port Charles and, as I usually love the lighter side of soaps, it was quite enjoyable. Of course, the drama crept in as well, so let’s break it all down.
My Fair Brook Lynn.
How great was the scene where Alexis tried to get Brook and Nikolas to change their minds about their plan to transform her into an acceptable date for high society events? Everything, from Alexis pointing out Nikolas’ issues, to Brook calling out Alexis for leaving her father at the altar, to Nikolas dryly responding to his aunt, was fantastically amusing. I love seeing Nikolas in a lighter storyline and Alexis being portrayed as smart and funny. I could even start to get behind Brook Lynn if this keeps up.
I wouldn’t exactly call it humorous, but Robin punching Lisa was pretty great. It was totally unexpected and did create a spontaneous chortle from me. I also loved all the zingers both Robin and Lisa threw at each other, even if Lisa’s remarks came from a delusional place. Maxie of course got in a few good one liners as well, especially when commenting on Emma’s drab outfit while at the park with Robin. And again, not necessarily funny, but I was also pleasantly surprised that both Nikolas and Steve were on Team Drake and realized Lisa wasn’t exactly playing with a full deck. As Nikolas so astutely pointed out, he knows from crazy considering his grandmother is Helena Cassadine. For a serious storyline, last week’s Fatal Attraction stuff was pretty entertaining.
Lucky continued to move on from Elizabeth last week and embarked on his new journey of going undercover with the Balkan. His scenes with the Interpol agent were light and breezy and, as I’ve said before, his ‘coloring outside the lines’ assignment will hopefully give the actor and his character room to flex their creative and comedic muscles.
On a side note, with Nikolas and Lucky moving away from the angst, does anyone miss Elizabeth? I really don't.
Fun With Carly.
Then there was Carly, who got all riled up about Sonny being with Brenda, which is always amusing, and then she totally dismissed Claire on her way to see Sonny at the station, as Diane smirked. All good stuff to otherwise serious arcs. Speaking of Carly, I had to be reminded in a post from Blesseddiva about how Carly and Spinelli were working on making Dante look like a crooked cop. Are they still doing that or has the plan been dropped?
It was laughable the way Brenda accepted and almost condoned Sonny's violent behavior as they reconnected and caught up with each other. Considering what she's gone through with the man, how could she explain away Sonny shooting two men within a year, one being his son and an unarmed cop no less, and trying to blow Johnny up with a car bomb? I would think this information would send her down the aisle quicker with Murphy, instead of practically endearing Sonny to her more. I also found it ridiculous that Suzanne insisted to Murphy that they not call the cops after Brenda went off with a man holding a gun, because she would be mad. Uh, she could also be dead. At least Murphy was worried about her, but not so worried that he felt the need to stick around, as he took off for London. Then there's Claire, another smart, strong, independent, law abiding woman, or so we thought, who has been taken in by Sonny. Why is Diane the only one immune to his dimpled charm?
On a More Serious Note.
Of course it wasn't all fun and games as we were also treated to a really nice scene between Spinelli and Michael. I'm over Michael walking in on Lulu and Dante in various states of undress (we get it, he's got issues with sex), but I'm really appreciating the quiet work Chad Duell is doing as a young man trying to come to terms with what's happened to him. His scene with Spinelli conveying that was nicely done.
That's all I got this time around. What was your favorite scene from last week? Feel free to share your thoughts below and vote in our poll about the most entertaining moment.
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- Lori Wilson