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General Hospital Rundown For The Week of January 24 – 28:
Last week introduced a new character, allowed at least one character to retain their intelligence and laid the ground work for an extremely emotional week to come. There was also some humor and more drama mixed in, so let’s break it all down.
Another new guy in town.
You had to know that Shawn was going to turn out to be sort of a bad guy after he so delicately took care of Molly. There were just too many references to ‘what a good guy’ he was. At least they didn’t drag it out, as they quickly revealed he had been lured to Port Charles to work for the Balkan. I wasn’t really sure why he had to beat up Johnny though, so please feel free to clue me in. I think I missed some of the dialogue. Regardless, Shawn has great presence and like Diane, I think he’s quite easy on the eyes, so I’d like to see him stick around for a bit.
The other new guy in town.
I’m still baffled as to why Terrell is going along with Lisa’s challenge, but he’s growing on me. He was pretty cute trying to help Robin with her garage door opener and I liked seeing Robin laugh for a change when the opener made all the appliances in her house go haywire. I don’t want to see her hook up with Terrell though, because I do love Scrubs, but a nice friendship isn’t out of the question. Once he realizes how twisted Lisa is of course. What do you think of him? Vote in our General Hospital Poll: Thoughts on Terrell.
As much as I enjoy Theo/the Balkan, they need to get somewhere with this already. Enough of him making threats and plotting. Unfortunately, Brenda and Sonny’s wedding isn’t until February 18, which means there are probably still weeks left of the same dialogue. I hope I don’t lose interest by then or that they throw something in there to keep the storyline fresh. I would like to see Theo interact with Robin again.
I'm glad they had Lucky realize Siobhan was working for the Balkan and set the trap for her. It's always nice when characters who are supposed to be smart actually are. Although, again, I might have missed something, but did Lucky really give her the wrong location of the wedding or was he just trying to cover his tracks when he told her he did? Either way, I'm glad he caught her trying to get info for the Balkan and hope he can now help her free her sister without putting Brenda in jeopardy.
After witnessing Brandon attacking Abby, Michael will finally admit what happened to him in prison this week. While I'm glad it will finally be out in the open, I don’t know if I can bear to watch the scenes of him reliving it when he confesses to everyone. I already want to cry for Michael almost every episode, so when he breaks down and admits he was raped, I anticipate an extremely emotional Monday. I already teared up over Abby's screams from Brandon hitting her, so you can be sure I will have tissues handy.
What bus crash?
It was nice to finally see Olivia and Steve again after the crash. It's almost humorous to see that Steve still has scratches on his face from it since the storyline seemed to have left as quickly as it came. They've been on so infrequently lately, but it was cute to see Dante get all protective over his mother. Although, I'm not sure why he thought uber nice guy Steve Webber was out to take advantage of Olivia. I do still have a hard time remembering Olivia and Dante are mother and son, so that didn't help either. But, Olivia and Steve are enjoyable together and I'd like to see them get an actual storyline.
Did you catch Carly's face when Brenda so casually told her that Jax went to London on her behalf? To quote Calvin from The Fashion Show, "Oh, here go hell come!" Brenda and Jax better watch their backs.
Other than it being nice to see Lulu and Johnny together again, however briefly, that's all I got this time around. What did you think of last week's GH? Feel free to comment below.
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- Lori Wilson