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“General Hospital” weekly rundown for July 4 – 8:

I’m pretty bored with what’s happening on “General Hospital” right now. Aside from the new development in the Scrubs relationship, there isn’t one story I can’t wait to see more of. Hopefully the new writing regime will shake things up for the better, but we still have a couple of weeks before that happens. In the meantime, let’s break down what happened on last week’s show.

A ray of light.
After all the gloom and doom that has surrounded Port Charles, and Robin and Patrick in particular, it was nice to see some comic relief when it comes to this duo. Patrick’s stunned reaction to Steve telling them Robin would be the interim Chief of Staff set the tone for the scene, which amusingly continued with Matt, Robin and Steve continuing to bruise his ego with their digs. I’m looking forward to seeing more of this unfold and how Robin’s new position as Patrick’s boss affects their relationship. Unlike Lisa, it’s a pretty realistic situation for the married doctors to be in.

Inappropriate glibness.
As I said last week, I was pretty unhappy with the way the Dante and Lulu thing at the bordello was being played for laughs. I get he was trying to get her away from the situation, but I didn’t find any humor in Dante offering to pay double for Lulu’s services. However, I did appreciate how his tone turned serious when they were alone and he begged her to leave with him. I actually felt his fear over what could happen to her. He should have just arrested her for prostitution and hauled her away. Of course, just as Lulu was about to follow Dante’s lead and get the heck out of there, Lupe told her Luke had called Javier. So, of course, she’s sticking around in hopes of seeing her father. But, I don’t really care. Do you?

Stop talking.
Sonny is so ridiculous. Telling Brenda she wasn’t really in danger after being shot at is not comforting. And his threatening Jax to agree to joint custody was just too much. I do feel Jax is taking the custody case too far, but I also understand his argument. There is no getting around the fact that Sonny’s world is dangerous and Carly is constantly in his orbit – kids or no kids. While I don’t enjoy how much bickering Sonny and Brenda have been doing due to their involvement in the case, it does give Brenda a presumably realistic reason to leave town. She fears for her son’s life. Even if she hardly pays attention to him, she does have a son to think about. Despite Sonny being the love of her life, he is a danger to Alec, who has to be her first priority.