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Nothing of too much consequence happened on “General Hospital” last week, but it did provide some food for thought and decent moments. Let’s break it down.
While newbies Maggie and the Woman in White haven’t made much of an impression, Ewen is another story. His onscreen presence is totally engaging and despite the silliness of him prompting the hospital staff to stare at ceilings, he seems to have an interesting perspective on life that isn’t portrayed as over the top or campy. It would appear he also has a secret or two as evidenced by his conversation with Molly and odd interaction with Sam at Kelly’s. Unless the soap world is out of whack, his making a point to wish Sam a good day at the diner must mean something. He’s also the Woman in White’s doctor and probably Elizabeth’s hero. No matter what he’s got going on though, the ride he’s taking us on is welcomed.
Soaps like to recycle their stories and it feels like that’s what is happening with Steve and Maggie. Patrick just got rid of his crazy ex who came to town and expressed a longing for the days of old. Hopefully, Steve will keep in mind how that turned out and keep his pants on around the latest history obsessed doctor.
Becoming an adult.
While there doesn’t seem to be any real reason for Spinelli to have lost his cyber skills, he does seem to have gained a bit of maturity. His actions, speech and dress all seem to have graduated a level. He even finally moved out of the regrettably pink room. It’s a bit puzzling though why he would want to put himself through living with Maxie, but at least she had one unselfish moment and turned him down in order to spare him the pain of witnessing her and Matt’s “sexy time,” as she so childishly put it. With Maxie preoccupied and the Woman in White seemingly slated for Ethan, maybe someone from the FOS will become a love interest for The Jackal.
Trying not to jinx it.
It’s been a whole week and Dante and Lulu are still happy. This must be some kind of post wedding record in Port Charles. Let’s hope it continues, because they really are adorable together and at least one couple deserves to be happy on “General Hospital.”
Grow up and move on.
Michael has reached the limit on spoiled brat wallowing. It's tragic he lost Abby, but how many more times do the viewers have to listen to him whine about wanting to be in the "business" and argue with Jason and Sonny about it? It's old. Move on. The only bright spot in that storyline is Johnny's continued compassion for Michael. There's no doubt Johnny would use having his mob rival's son in his organization to his advantage, but he has always seemed to genuinely care about Michael's well being, which has been a nice throughline for him. This week, Carly will appeal to Johnny using whatever resources she has to keep the mobster away from her son. They have a certain chemistry which should make that fun to watch.
Patrick has been a favorite since we first met him having sex with one of his many women in a hospital room, but it was hard to stay invested during the Lisa mess. However, now that Lisa is dead and Robin is on her way out, Patrick's appeal has returned in full force. His scenes with his daughter Emma have become more adorable and his recent conversations with Robin have reinforced his status as the ideal husband. He may even have gotten better looking. Based on his recent resurgence of charm, it's a pretty safe bet his scenes will rank off the charts as he deals with Robin's permanent exit. And no, Elizabeth cannot take Robin's place. She's busy enough with Ewen and Matt and too much of a mess for Patrick. What do you think? Should Elizabeth take Robin's place?
Even though he's done many reprehensible things, Anthony blackmailing Tracy into marrying him is kind of fun. The two have great chemistry and his forcing Maxie into planning their reception is just the comedic cherry on top. It remains to be seen though if Luke's eventual involvement will add to the fun or be a big fat downer.
Alexis seems to be having a breakdown, as evidenced by her sudden crying fit in front of Mac, Sonny and Floyd. The men's obvious discomfort and total lack of knowing how to respond was pretty hilarious. One guess as to what's wrong with her is menopause. What do you think is going on?
Since Jason and Sam's angst has become tiresome and Ethan's lack of a substantial storyline remains puzzling, 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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