General Hospital Weekly Blog
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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.
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?
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.
I don't really think Abby offering to flirt with Ethan in order to get Kristina to back off is the best way to go. She's Michael's girlfriend, who Kristina doesn't like anyway. How is Michael supposed to explain why he is staying with Abby if she's hanging all over another guy? And it's probably not a good idea to toy with Michael's rage issues, which I'm sure could get out of hand if he becomes jealous over all the fake flirting. I did like Ethan getting tough with Kristina though when he told her she was too emotionally immature for him. Of course, she assumed he was lying and walked away undeterred. Proving his point? I do wonder if they are testing Ethan and Abby's chemistry with their fake attraction. Considering the age differences between Ethan and Kristina and Abby and Michael, Ethan and Abby are better suited age-wise. It'd be a classic soap set up. A better spoiler for Michael and Abby though would be Dillon returning to work for the family business. He could be a mentor to Michael and a possible rival for Abby's affections. What do you think? Should Ethan and Kristina get together? Vote in our General Hospital Poll: Thoughts on Ethan and Kristina.
No looking back.
I'm not exactly feeling the Liz/Lucky/Siobhan storyline, but I did find the scene between Lucky and Cam pretty cute when he tried to explain DNA to his son. It was sweet how he assured Cam that while they didn't share DNA, Cam was his firstborn. I wonder if Liz & Lucky are the end game here. I personally hope not because I feel they’ve been played out. They keep disappointing each other, so let them move on for good. At least romantically.
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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