The guilty party. (Soaps.com)

“General Hospital” weekly rundown for April 23 – 27:

Last week, some secrets came out, mysteries were solved and another Port Charles favorite came home. Let’s get right to it and break it all down.

Ronnie collects.

It seems Lulu was right and Ronnie is the stripper stalker. Making him an out and out bad guy is sort of disappointing, considering he could have been more interesting all along. His long history with the Falconeri clan could have been mined, pitting them against each other or making them true allies. His sketchy police work could have also been utilized more as we have seen and heard about his doing bad for the perceived good, in his mind anyway. However, his potential to be an intriguing shades of grey persona has always been bogged down by repetitive dialogue about taking Sonny down and questioning Dante’s loyalty. That leaves Ronnie now sadly reduced to a woman hating stripper stalker. The most interesting thing about this storyline is that, thanks to Luke, Dante is already suspicious of Ronnie, who kidnapped Lulu. Usually it takes months for the Port Charles PD to figure anything out.

Maxie saw him do it.
Another long awaited crime was finally addressed, as Maxie admitted to Spinelli she saw Matt kill Lisa. That means, as part of her self-punishment, Maxie is taking the blame for her sort of boyfriend. No one really seems to care anymore who killed Lisa, so it will probably be okay if Matt isn’t punished for the crime. Although, Maxie does need to be cleared of the charges before the law gets around to Dr. Hunter. It will be interesting to see if he confesses to save Maxie when he remembers or if Spinelli is the one to out Matt in order to protect his Maximista.