General Hospital Weekly Blog
General Hospital weekly rundown for February 14 – 18:
I went out of town and missed Friday’s episode, so my thoughts will only involve what happened through Thursday of last week. Even though I was one episode short, there was plenty of action to dish. Let’s break it all down.
Those of us who were suspicious of Suzanne were validated when she was revealed to be the Balkan’s wife. I like the twist, but there are so many holes. First of all, how did Suzanne keep up the ruse of being Brenda’s friend for over three years? Secondly, why didn’t the Hoffmans take out their revenge back in 2007 when Brenda was traveling the world for the charity? It seems like there would have been plenty of opportunities along the way. Thirdly, why did the Balkan need Siobhan to go under cover when he had his wife already on the inside? I’m sure there are more questions to be asked and I hope the powers that be give us plausible answers to them all.
Doing the work for him.
Lulu made things really easy for Dante when she bought tickets to the opera and romanced him on Valentine’s Day. I get that she was following Luke’s advice and accepting Dante for who he was, but you’d think she’d at least bring up the fact that she needed him to be honest with her if they were to reconcile. It’s going to bite her in the end though when she learns there’s still one more secret Dante’s keeping from her. Why wouldn’t Luke warn her since he knows his darling niece Caroline is going to blow the secret sky high?
Saving Carly from herself.
After Carly went around town repeating the same conversations and making the same threats with Sonny, Spinelli and Luke all week, she was grabbed by bumbling guards Max and Milo so she wouldn’t ruin Sonny’s wedding. Does anyone think the Giambetti brothers are a match for Mrs. C.? I certainly don’t.
Coming to an end.
I'm not really sure why Molly hid in Theo's office when she heard him coming, but I'm really glad the Balkan's identity has finally been revealed to some main characters, including Spinelli who in turn told Jason and Sam. The Balkan arc started off strong, but definitely waned in my eyes. Hopefully the culmination of the story will make up for the lull it's been in.
Despite all the hype, I'm just not all that excited about Sonny and Brenda's wedding. I think my problem is that I don't feel like the story is about their romance. It's too much about Jason, the Balkan, Carly and everyone else. Any scenes between the actual couple just feel like afterthoughts. I enjoyed when Sonny and Brenda first reunited, but it seems as if they got lost in the shuffle of the bigger story. What do you think? Vote in our General Hospital Poll: Sonny and Brenda's Wedding.
While all the wedding and Balkan drama was going on, Lucky and Siobhan found Siobhan's sister Megan in Ireland. Last we saw them on Wednesday, they were dodging a hail of bullets. Did they survive? More importantly, now that the Balkan story is coming to a head, is Siobhan even relevant to the story anymore?
I was pleasantly surprised that Patrick didn't end up drinking the beer that Lisa spiked. I'm not sure exactly how Johnny finagled switching beers, but I'll overlook the implausibility of it if it means Lisa didn't succeed in her plan. I even liked Johnny urging Lisa to stop chasing after Patrick, who clearly is not interested, by referencing his sister. Too bad Lisa didn't take his words to heart because A) it's pathetic and B) the story has dragged on long enough and needs to end. But since Patrick remained clear-headed, save for a couple of beers, he stopped sulking at a nearby table at Jake's and made his presence known to his wife and her new friend Terrell. I loved how confident and cocky he was when he swept Robin up in a kiss, while still throwing darts. That's the Patrick we all fell in love with and it was nice to see him back.
That's all I got this time around. What did you think of last week's General Hospital? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
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- Lori Wilson