General Hospital Weekly Blog
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“General Hospital” weekly rundown for November 28 – December 2:
Some big behind the scenes changes were made last week, as some interesting developments occurred onscreen. Let’s get right to it and break it all down.
The biggest thing to happen to “General Hospital” last week was the news that Ron Carlivati was hired as the new Head Writer and Frank Valentini would be taking over as Executive Producer. Hopefully, this move is a show of support from TPTB and the “One Life to Live” duo weren’t hired to write the remaining ABC soap’s end story. While we wait to see which way it shakes out, what kind of Port Charles storylines would you like to see Carlivati and Valentini write?
How will Robin go out?
It’s all speculation at this point, but with the way her story is playing out right now, many fans seem to think Robin will die when Kimberly McCullough leaves General Hospital early next year. It would be tough to take if that’s the way it happens, because as someone on Twitter pointed out, Robin’s story is one of living with HIV, not dying from it. Additionally, while there would no doubt be some incredibly heart wrenching performances involved should the character die, there’s enough gloom and doom in Port Charles. We don’t need more. Tuesday’s episode of Robin and Patrick discussing her fears surrounding her disease was some of the most heartfelt, true moments they’ve had in a long time, but that’s where it should end. To honor the story and the dedicated fans who have followed her journey, Robin should successfully come through her latest crisis and leave the show alive and well.
When Shawn worried for Carly’s safety because she was at work and too accessible to Franco, she declared that she wouldn’t live in fear. With Franco’s track record, she might want to rethink that. Not to mention, if she wasn’t afraid of him, then why did she crash Jason and Sam’s honeymoon in Hawaii? Her sudden carefree attitude is unrealistic especially since Franco just sent Carly gifts she thought were threats against Josslyn. It’s not exactly great parenting to be so cavalier about a psycho murderer stalking you and your daughter.
Gone on long enough.
Dante and Lulu's angst has become tiresome. Lulu needs to either walk away from Dante for good, or accept that he has a dangerous job and live with it. Either way though, she'll probably take a header into that wine bottle. When did she became such a weak character? Maybe if she had something to focus on for herself, like a job, she wouldn't be so unbearable.
Let it go.
Kate and Sonny could be a seriously hot couple, but they need to move on from the past. Hopefully, once Sonny deals with the torment from his childhood, yet again, they can put it to rest and start living in the present. Wouldn't it be nice to see Sonny in a more lighthearted story?
They finally addressed Olivia's pregnancy test and she insisted it was negative. If that's true, does that mean her dizzy spells are indicative of something more seriously wrong? Or was all of that built up so Steve could cryptically say not everyone was meant to be a parent? If so, could it have anything to do with his and Maggie's secret? It wouldn’t kill them to accelerate that storyline a bit.
Not what he expected.
The mystery at Wyndemere is finally moving forward as Ethan came face to face with the woman in white, who looks similar to Laura and even dresses like her. Now, we just need to put a face to the man with the amazing abs. Since Ethan and Alexis' interactions regarding the mystery have definitely been a bright spot in an otherwise dreary Port Charles, Alexis should continue to be part of this story, if not get pulled in deeper.
Shirt off his back.
Speaking of abs, viewers caught a glimpse of Johnny's, as he playfully stripped for Delores when she demanded his shirt from the night Lisa was killed. Despite the questionably long time it's taken the cops to collect everyone's clothes from that night, it was fun to watch a gleeful Johnny get under Delores' skin. It would have been even better though if Johnny and Delores actually had any chemistry.
That's it for me this time around. What did you think of last week's "General Hospital?" Feel free to comment below.
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