General Hospital Weekly Blog
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“General Hospital” weekly rundown for April 25 – 29:
Aside from Luke’s intervention, last week’s “General Hospital” continued to dole out storylines that I’m not all that fired up about. I’ve already expressed my irritation over them, so in the spirit of supporting the soon to be last ABC soap on the air, I will only focus on things that I liked in Port Charles in this week’s blog. Let’s break it all down.
Whatever your feelings on this storyline, no one can deny Luke’s intervention episode was chock full of amazing performances. In fact, the whole episode was done incredibly well. Drugging Luke and tying him up might have been a bit much, but otherwise there wasn’t a false note. There were no over the top performances and no dramatically cheesy music. Even the flashbacks were seamlessly weaved in. I thought Tracy’s honesty about her role in enabling Luke and her insecurity about his feelings for her were poignant, but the most compelling scenes were those between Lucky and Luke. Heartbreaking stuff as Lucky told his dad how much he needed him – not the watered down, diminished version of him. The best part of it though was, true to character, Luke stood his ground, declaring he was not an alcoholic and that no one could blame his drinking on killing Jake. They just had to deal with the fact that he killed the boy all on his own. Even though his children, Tracy, Nikolas, Sonny and Carly vowed to cut him out of their lives should he choose not to seek treatment, Luke defiantly walked out on his intervention. It would have felt contrived if he hadn’t. Kudos “General Hospital.” What did you think? Vote in our General Hospital Poll: Thoughts on Luke’s Intervention.
Last week gave us a surprise Coleman sighting. I love when he pops up and per usual, he didn’t disappoint in amusing me. His conversation with Matt about how he couldn’t keep a classy lady like Kate around was hilarious. Adding to the fun was Matt’s cocky insight, as he relayed how he has been able to keep his own high maintenance gal Maxie interested. It was a much needed comedic break especially after Luke’s intense intervention.
Usually the one causing the drama, Maxie spent last week trying to prevent more from unraveling. First, she continued to counsel and encourage Elizabeth to tell the truth about Aiden. She is most definitely right on this issue and Elizabeth is not, which just might be a first. Then, she told Sam and Jason it was a bad idea to have a baby so soon after Jake's death. Right again Ms. Jones. Finally, she suggested to Matt that they should just enjoy how much fun their relationship is right now, instead of, I suppose, picking it apart or introducing unnecessary drama. Don't get me wrong, I want Maxie to actually get a real storyline again, but for right now, it's kind of nice to see her be the sanest one in the room.
Suzanne is clearly up to something as she has been lurking around Sonny and Brenda for weeks now. She endeared herself to Brenda once again after bringing Lucian to her, claiming he's her son. I'm not really sure what she's up to, but it's clear all is not what it seems and I have been enjoying trying to figure out this more devious Suzanne. If you've been keeping an eye out, you know a new little boy Quinn Friedman has been cast as Alec, but it's unclear who he is. Is he Brenda's real son? Is he Brenda's son in addition to Lucian? Is he just a decoy? It remains to be seen, but credit must go out to the casting department as they once again hired one of the most adorable little kids on soaps. I thought Lucian was a find in adorableness, but now comes Alec, who it seems will give him a run for his money.
Aside from also loving how Siobhan handled Luke all week, that's all I got this time around. What did you enjoy the most about "General Hospital" last week? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
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- Lori Wilson