General Hospital Weekly Blog
Either they forgot that Olivia took a pregnancy test a couple of weeks ago or they're letting the audience figure out she isn't with child since she was drinking wine last week with Lulu. Hopefully that issue will be addressed soon. Speaking of dropped storylines, what happened to the mysterious phone calls Kate was making/receiving when she first returned? Has that issue been backburnered for another day, or has the power of Sonny's dimples wiped out everything else in her life? My money's on the latter, because let's face it, those dimples render anything in their path powerless.
Pizza for everyone.
The Qs tried to be traditional on Thanksgiving, but after an emotionally wrecked Jason flipped the table displaying the turkey and all the trimmings, they probably ended up calling for pizza anyway. Which is at it should be really. It seemed only Shawn and Carly enjoyed their turkey dinner as, in addition to the JaSam drama, Dante passed out after chasing a robber and Sonny and Kate bypassed the holiday entirely in order to have another rehash session about their past, which landed them on the traumatizing doorstep of Sonny's childhood home. It would have been nice if this one episode stayed free of all that angst. Dante and Lulu were finally on the same page and enjoying each other, the Qs were in their usual snarky mode even if Tracy took it a bit far and Sonny and Kate were on what could have been a romantic getaway to New York City. That, in addition to watching Shawn and Carly's romance blossom, all would have added up to a long overdue lighthearted episode. But this being "General Hospital," viewers were sent into the long weekend under a dark cloud. Maybe one day fun and romance will replace gloom and doom as the overriding theme in Port Charles. One can dream.
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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I hope those who celebrated had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Although abbreviated due to the holiday, last week was not a good time to be an ABC Daytime fan. Getting the news that plans for All My Children and One Life to Live to migrate had been canceled was kind of like losing them all over again. We also learned that in addition to Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) leaving “General Hospital” in December, Kimberly McCullough (Robin) exits the show. All this makes it difficult to focus on the positive, but as lovers of the genre, we have to support and watch our remaining soaps even if we don’t always agree with what’s happening onscreen. While we hope for the best regarding Daytime, let’s break down the good and the bad that went down in Port Charles last week.
How Robin leaves remains to be seen and speculation at this point only leads to frustration. While I wish Kimberly McCullough much success with her directing career, Robin will be missed. Scrubs will be missed. Sadly though, with all Robin’s rich history, she hasn’t been given much in the way of good story lately. It became painful to watch her spend the last couple of years solely dealing with and reacting to crazy Lisa. Hopefully, she’ll be given a worthy exit story and if Jason Thompson sticks around, Patrick will move in a compelling direction, even if it will be weird to see him without his partner in crime since day one.
A glimmer of hope.
Delores stopped by the poorly guarded Zacchara penthouse to question Johnny last week. While the chemistry wasn’t exactly palpable, she did put a much missed gleam in Johnny’s eye. Could she eventually turn out to be the cop Anthony instructed his son to put on their payroll? Delores isn’t the most exciting character ever to grace Port Charles, but this storyline shift could make her more interesting, especially if she does eventually spark with young Zacchara. He certainly needs something more substantial to do as well. Who do you think Johnny’s next hook up?