General Hospital Weekly Blog
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“General Hospital” weekly rundown for December 12 – 16:
“General Hospital” continued to spiral down the dark path it’s been on lately, with the exception of one bright spot. As we cling to hope that things will become more upbeat, let’s break down what happened in Port Charles last week.
Like father, like son.
Lucky basically just learned Aiden was his son and he has another son, Cameron, who could use a dad, yet his idea of good parenting is to keep leaving town. Wouldn’t it be nice if Elizabeth had that option? I guess maybe checking into Shadybrook to get over a lost love is her version of that. It’s a pretty sad reflection on Lucky that he continues to leave his kids just like Luke does and on Elizabeth that she can’t function without her high school sweetheart. Hopefully, this Ewen character will bring some love and light into Liz’s life. Lord knows she could use some fun.
When his head wasn’t ready to explode, Jason shared some really fantastic scenes with Robin, when she asked him to help her disappear. Of course, Robin’s timing was a little off, since he was in lockup and all, but it was great to watch the old friends connect over the past and Robin’s current situation. Even though Jason originally told her no, he later called to say he would be there for her whatever she needed. Did you expect anything less? However, with Finola Hughes returning to GH as Anna, it leads one to wonder if she will be the one to help her daughter skip out. Now, Robert just needs to return as well, because if anyone can, and should, help Robin, it’s him and Anna.
As for Patrick, Robin leaving town to “die” seems to be the best option for the character’s exit. As Twitter poster FuzzyTomato pointed out, there is no way for Robin to leave without breaking Patrick and Emma’s hearts, but if Patrick thinks she’s dead, he can grieve and eventually move on in an acceptable manner to the viewers. Not that Scrubs fans want him to, but to keep his character interesting, he has to find a new love interest. Hopefully, he’ll look further than Maggie. Not feeling that one. In addition, it leaves the door open for Robin to return. No matter how Robin leaves though, it will likely break the viewers’ hearts right along with her husband’s and child’s.
Leave of absence.
Who is running Crimson while Kate is off reliving the past with Sonny? Certainly not Maxie. She's too busy getting in over her head with mobsters. It seems out of character for Kate to be so unconcerned with her magazine. You'd think she'd be glued to her smartphone, as she sat on the stoop waiting for Sonny to gain closure on his childhood.
Mac was eager to believe Briggs' "suicide note" confessing to Lisa's murder, but Delores and the audience knew better. It was of course the handiwork of Anthony in his mission to repay Maxie the favor he owed her. Maxie is now inadvertently responsible for someone's death and it should be interesting to see how she deals with that guilt. Especially around Mac. And just what will she have to do for Anthony to keep their alliance a secret? As for Delores, she went along with closing the case, but still seemed to have her doubts. She was also caught by Johnny trying to break into the evidence room. She's not the only one in Port Charles with a secret, but hopefully hers moves forward at a quicker pace and with lots of smug Zacchara interaction.
As if there weren't enough gloom and doom in Port Charles, Abby was killed off last week. While the surprise of it was refreshing and the character really hasn't had much to do lately, it's just too much misery. However, Abby's death happened off camera. All viewers heard was someone bump into her and then the line went dead. Since nothing happens without a reason on a soap, could that detail mean she was murdered? Or, could she not even really be dead, despite the fact we saw her in the morgue? Tell us what you think about Abby's death.
Change of heart.
The lone ray of sunshine last week occurred when Lulu decided she did in fact want to marry Dante. Thankfully, we weren't forced to watch her agonize over her decision for months as she drank cases of booze and he became involved with someone else. They happily reunited after just a week and plan to immediately wed. It seems they will be the only ones having a truly Merry Christmas this year.
That's all I got this time around. What did you think about last week's "General Hospital?" Feel free to comment below.
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