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General Hospital Rundown for the week of September 13 – 17:
Even though there were a few bright spots, Port Charles contained a lot of frustration for me last week.
Conflict of Interest.
I really can’t stress how much I dislike Claire and Sonny hooking up. Nothing about them appeals to me and as I said last week, I’m very annoyed that yet another woman who is committed to upholding the law was swayed by his charm. Claire’s whole thing about recusing herself from his case doesn’t work for me either because she’s still a federal prosecutor and her sleeping with the local mob boss sounds like a conflict of interest no matter how you slice it.
Curiouser and Curiouser.
Dante raised a couple of eyebrows last week. First he commiserated with Sonny over using one woman to get over another. This is interesting since, if I recall correctly, he once told Lulu he’d never been in love before. I wonder if they’ll bring this woman on to be a real threat to Lulu. Next, Dante threatened to bust Spinelli for using his hacking skills to get information on The Balkan. This was a tad irritating because he had no problem using Spinelli’s super cyber abilities for his own benefit when he needed to track Franco and prove Sonny’s innocence. But it is curious because it makes one wonder what and how Dante knows about The Balkan. It seems Dante could potentially have some good story coming up.
Brenda broke things off with Murphy, which wasn’t a huge deal since the audience isn’t invested in them as a couple and he didn’t really seem to be in love with Brenda anyway, considering he told her he didn’t need that crazy, head-over-heels kind of love. I wouldn’t mind seeing him pop up again though. Maybe Murphy can come to Port Charles and find that kind of passion with a young lady there. Maxie is really the only one I could see some chemistry with since she’s a little more fiery than the rest and she might be a good contrast to his good guy demeanor.
To the Rescue.
Suzanne must have a photographic memory considering she called Jason to Rome after barely glancing at Brenda's book containing her emergency contact information. I enjoy Jason and Brenda's chemistry and love the comedy of it all, but dragging Brenda's return to Port Charles out this long has been a major bummer and a huge mistake, in my humble opinion.
Love Among Post-It Notes.
Jax and Carly reunited, which was sweet and of course funny when Maxie walked in on them after getting it on atop his desk, which left Carly covered in post-it notes. I wonder if Brenda's eventual return to Port Charles will have any real effect on them since her storyline thus far has only been about Sonny. Even her flashbacks of her weddings to Jax were about Sonny. While I'm glad to see the Jacks' reunite, it was kind of annoying to listen to Carly cry about Jax's connection to Brenda when she gets pulled back into Sonny's orbit at every emotional crisis. What do you think? Tell us in our General Hospital Poll: Jax and Carly.
The "Fatal Attraction" storyline is losing my interest. I would have preferred to watch Robin and Patrick deal with his infidelity in a realistically emotional way while Lisa continued to loom large, rather than go down this road. I'm not all that thrilled with what's to come next with Lisa and Robin either, but I hope once all the craziness and convoluted plans of trying to trap Lisa are over, they get back to the soapy story this could have been.
Fake Accents and Real Tears.
I am enjoying Lucky's storyline in Ireland, but I am not thrilled Lulu is going to get involved this week. She's kind of getting on my nerves lately. Lucky's Irish brogue isn't too bad, but he sounds like John Lennon to me, which kind of takes me out of the moment. And why, oh why did he have to cry again when he was trying to cover his butt with Siobhan by telling her he, as Ronan, found God? Does he have to cry over everything?
That's all I got this time around. Were you as disgruntled with last week as I apparently was? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
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- Lori Wilson