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General Hospital Rundown For The Week of January 3 – 7:
Last week Port Charles dealt with the aftermath of the bus crash, while the Balkan continued to hide in plain sight. A lot of good, and some questionable, stuff happened, so let’s break it all down.
The bus crash resulted in fixable injuries for our beloved main cast members. Did anyone really think Olivia would bite it? She was believably and painfully scared and Dante was suitably anguished about his mother (who at times seemed more like his lover), but I had no fear Olivia would pull through. Someone did die though, but it was just Ali who has only been on a handful of times and her death was so briefly addressed that it didn’t have much impact. But here’s my question about the crash: Why were the kids separated from the adults? For some reason they were in two separate camps and Steve had to keep running between the two to tend to the injured parties. Also, I had a hard time believing Steve would have been allowed to operate after being in such a jarring and traumatic crash himself. Ali’s parents should call Theo to represent them in a lawsuit.
Grace under fire.
Michael emerged as a hero during the crash, as he took charge, organized the kids and found help. He seems to becoming the heart of the show, which is nice considering his character used to so badly want to follow in his father’s mobster footsteps. The poor guy can’t catch a break though, as Carly is doing her best to ruin the one good thing he has in his life right now, which is Abby. I did love Carly’s reaction to Sonny (who thankfully didn’t judge Abby for her profession) informing her Michael’s new friend was a stripper. Her outrage was realistic, yet amusing. Even though Carly tried to pay Abby off to stay away from Michael, she was aware enough to realize she was just like who she thinks Abby is, once upon a time.
The voice of reason.
Theo, a.k.a. the Balkan, made his rounds last week, with the sole intention of stirring up trouble. His first stop was to Morgan, to, I suppose, plant seeds of doubt in the boy about his father Sonny. It was sort random, but he did have a point: Why didn't Sonny visit his son in the hospital? Surely he had time after consoling Kristina to stop by his youngest's room to make sure he was okay. Morgan seems like such an afterthought to Sonny. It's kind of sad. Theo's next stop was to Dante who was sitting vigil by his mother's bedside. I'll excuse Dante for not wanting to talk about the case at that moment, but Theo did have a point about Brenda when he wanted to question her. She did kill someone, which she has to answer for. She can't just sweep it under the rug because it's getting in the way of planning her wedding. Even if the killing was in self-defense.
According to the spoilers, we're supposed to learn why Siobhan is working for the Balkan this week. Since she told Lucky she would be upset if one of her kids were in trouble, while they were waiting for word on the bus crash, I jumped to the conclusion that she has a child. Furthermore, I speculated that the Balkan is blackmailing her in some way regarding her offspring to get her to do his dirty work. Of course that's just my guess. Why do you think she is doing the Balkan's bidding? Vote in our General Hospital Poll: Siobhan's Secret.
Father and son.
Is the little boy who plays Jake the cutest thing ever to hit soaps? Good lord he's adorable. It was nice to see Jason interact with his son, even if he was understandably hesitant. I just hope this paternal feeling Jason has doesn't lead to him and Sam having a baby together, unless of course he finally claims Jake as his own. Otherwise, it would make no sense why he would knowingly have another baby, when he gave up his rights to his first born in order to protect him.
It's too soon for me to form an opinion on Spinelli and Diane's book or new doctor Terrell so that's all I got this time around. What did you think about last week's General Hospital? Feel free to comment below.
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- Lori Wilson