General Hospital Weekly Blog
A Maxie freak out. (Soaps.com)
“General Hospital” weekly rundown for May 9 – 13:
Last week’s “General Hospital” gave us a rescue, more secrets, some bonding and a little bit of humor. Quite a bit happened, so let’s get to it.
To the rescue.
On the jet on the way to San Antonio, Carly told Sonny she never regretted making Sonny her sons’ father. Really? Because I seem to remember her trying to cut him out of their lives on a couple of occasions fearing for their safety. That aside, I was happy to see Carly accompany Sonny and Dante to find Suzanne and Lucian, who actually turned out to be Alec. Brenda’s erratic behavior probably would have been a hindrance more than a help and it was kind of nice that Jason wasn’t part of the cavalry this time. Sonny actually had to do his own grunt work and Carly was calmly reassuring to the boy. When Dante and Sonny confronted Suzanne though, she held a knife to Sonny’s throat and Dante got a shot off, but I have a pretty good feeling he didn’t shoot anyone.
While the trio went off to get Brenda’s boy, she stayed behind to freak out about it. Even though I should have sympathy for a woman whose son is missing, I feel none of it for her. I just find her whiny, fragile and annoying. I’m not sure why they insist on portraying Brenda as so weak, but I seriously hope something changes. I did like Jax telling her no matter who else is in their lives, Sonny and Carly will always be drawn to each other and possibly have sex. It’s so true. What do you think of Brenda’s situation? Vote in our General Hospital Poll: Should Brenda Have Been Left Behind?
Siobhan learned the truth about Aiden, but didn’t tell Lucky he’s the boy’s father. I never understand why characters on soaps think it’s a good idea to keep something so huge a secret. It never turns out well. I’m not really even sure why she wouldn’t tell him. Because she’s worried he’ll go back to Elizabeth? That reason doesn’t seem to fit Siobhan, besides he told her it was too late for him and Liz. I really like Siobhan and Lucky together, but I can’t imagine he’ll easily forgive her for keeping the knowledge about his son from him.
As for Lucky's other coupling, he and Jason continued to reminisce about Jake last week, which choked me up a bit. I like seeing them bond over their boy and loved when Lucky said he liked talking about Jake and Jason responded that he liked hearing about him. I know they can't have the same conversation forever, but I do hope Jason and Lucky continue to be in each other's lives and not just as cops and robbers.
A mini Jason?
Sam keeps saying she's not sure she wants to have a baby, but she had the fertility surgery. It seems like an odd time to have it done so soon after Jake's death if she's not even sure she wants to procreate. I get that she wants to keep her options open, but it's a sensitive issue for Jason and sounds like a painful procedure, so why not wait until Jason gets some distance from Jake's death and she's made the decision to actually have a baby?
On bended knee.
I really enjoyed Maxie's head exploding over thinking Matt was going to propose. He was cute as he played along and went so far as to get on one knee. Thankfully, she said no and did freak out or else it would have been a slap in the face to Spixie fans and not very true to her character. I was also happy to see that Matt was joking because it's way too soon for him to be thinking about marriage with her.
Daytime Emmy news.
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations were announced last week and "General Hospital" led the pack. I can't imagine Chad Duell not wining in the Younger Actor category after the year he had portraying Michael's rape and the aftermath. I'm happy for all the "General Hospital" actors nominated, but I'm really excited Jason Thompson (Patrick) and Laura Wright (Carly) finally landed on the ballot for the first time. I was actually surprised to hear that tidbit about Ms. Wright considering all the years she's been in Daytime.
Aside from not really caring about the Michael/Abby/Anthony/Johnny drama, that's all I got this time around. What did you think? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
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- Lori Wilson