General Hospital Weekly Blog
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“General Hospital” weekly rundown for March 26 – 30:
In addition to Maxie and Starr’s continued whining and Carly’s out of control hypocrisy, last week delivered some fun, deepened a couple of mysteries and gave us one big, albeit presumed, surprise. Let’s break it down.
Not entirely unexpected.
As Patrick heartbreakingly spread Robin’s ashes over the lot their dream home was to be built on, Robin was revealed to be alive. Since the audience never saw her body, it was already assumed by many that someone abducted her. Although impressive TPTB kept that reveal under wraps, would her being alive been better left to the viewers’ assumptions? Unless Robin is returning to the canvas in the near future, does proof that she is alive make it better or worse to accept she’s gone? Furthermore, does it diminish the impact of watching her loved ones grieve? While you ponder that, tell us who you think has Robin in captivity in this week’s General Hospital Poll.
Pot meet kettle.
Carly’s always lived by the double standard, but she took it to new heights last week. First, she seriously, and with a straight face, suggested Johnny not obsess over Sonny so much when he joked he might sleep with Kate just to see Sonny’s reaction. Is she in any position to tell someone not to focus on her ex? He’s been the center of her universe for the past decade. Then, she got offended when Jason ordered her to stop seeing Johnny. This was of course immediately after she suggested he leave Sam for keeping Robin’s death from him and years of butting into his personal life. The blatant hypocrisy was just too much to take.
The plot thickens.
Delores' husband has been often referred to but not yet seen, leaving some to wonder if he actually exists. Apparently he does, as Christian Monzon has been cast in the role. Now, it remains to be seen if he is the stripper stalker like Ronnie insists or if he is just a red herring. However it turns out, this storyline has certainly picked up steam, which has been fueled by Delores' suspicious behavior where Johnny Zacchara is concerned. But back to the culprit, since he's so hot to pin the stripper attacks on any suspect, could Ronnie be the guilty party?
Even though Sam and Jason have a long history and a palpable love, it's hard to ignore Sam's chemistry with John McBain, who has his own happy family back in Llanview. Reuniting actors who played a wildly popular couple on a previous soap, as Kelly Monaco and Michael Easton did on "Port Charles," usually doesn’t work, but Sam and John might be the exception. Their interactions have been intriguing to say the least, making one wonder what could be if Sam and Jason weren't one of "General Hospital's" most popular duos.
Caught in the middle.
While it's great fun to watch Johnny take such glee over taunting Steve, it's hard to watch Olivia emasculate her boyfriend by declaring she'll take care of the situation for him. Olivia's need to mother everyone is really making Steve look weak, but maybe he allows it to happen because his mother is Heather Webber, who returns next week. Steve's already got Johnny blackmailing him to do God knows what. What will Heather expect from her son? More importantly, what information does she have on Jason?
More burning questions:
This week's blog is pretty much one long burning question, but here are a few more:
Ewen admitted to being the mystery man who pulled Liz out of the water last year and also learned about Cassandra's death from a month ago. Since both reveals took so long to occur, did anyone care?
Brenda was finally acknowledged regarding Robin last week, which was certainly appreciated, but wouldn't she have come home for the funeral of her best friend? Or did she not attend because she knows firsthand no one is ever really dead on a soap?
After the man confessed to forging Officer Brigg's suicide and confession note, would he really have been allowed to walk out of the police station scot-free?
Anna/Luke/Tracy: Best new triangle of the year? At the very least, most entertaining?
That's all I got this time around. What did you think of last week's "General Hospital?" Feel free to share your thoughts and own burning questions below.
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- Lori Wilson