General Hospital Weekly Blog
"...you lost your spleen." (Soaps.com)
Julie’s General Blogspittle
(Week of October 13 – 17).
After all was said and done, I found myself getting a little sad as Maximus headed out of town. Who would’ve thought he knew that Max was a mere bodyguard all along? He might be a contender for father of the year next June when I post the ‘Father of the Year’ poll. Of course, Port Charles isn’t exactly a hub of paternal wonders, but still, the guy did show some love, in his own way. I liked how everyone who cared about Max, and even those who don’t (Claudia) all joined in to make him look good in front of his papa. Something tells me that we’ve not seen the end of Vincent Pastore. From all accounts, the guy just loved his time on the set.
As for Jason and Sonny, it’s sad to see their relationship deteriorate before our very eyes. Just last week they shook hands and Jason wished Sonny and Kate well as they were about to get married. I almost wish Jason would do as Sonny asked if only to preserve their friendship. Karpov seems easy enough to take out, don’t you think? Then we could be done with the whole Russian thing once and for all!
Am I the only one somewhat lost in the whole Sam, Jerry, Alexis storyline? I mean, I watch every minute of every episode and it’s just not clear to me who is doing what to whom. Am I just a dunce or is the writing not too clear here? To be honest, I don’t give a hoot about any of them at the moment. Even Alexis and Jerry’s hot affair has cooled off for me. I truly enjoy all aspects of the character of Jerry, but this story isn’t doing it for me. I’d like to see more of Jax and Jerry’s relationship, wouldn’t you?
How do you think Sonny's going to react when he learns that he has a grown son? I think he'll be thrilled once he gets over the anger of not being told sooner. I think Olivia can handle just about anything that comes her way, but Kate likely won't fair too well. Let's get her back on her feet and back at Crimson where she has a backbone!
I'm giddy with excitement at the thought of seeing Laura wake up again. How in the world will TPTB explain her sudden lapse back into darkness? No matter, she's destined to wake up this week and not a moment too soon, right? Lulu is losing it! Julie Marie Berman did a killer acting job last week, do you agree? I wanted to shake Lulu to get a bigger reaction to her visitors, but she was so withdrawn and serene.
I am glad that Nik and Nadine are moving forward, even though she is determined to be her own worst enemy on that front. But I have to admit that every time Nik takes his shirt off, all I can think about is what do his (well, Tyler's) tattoos signify? I'm thinking it's time for another Tyler Christopher interview because this enquiring mind won't rest until it hears the story behind his ink. But I digress, I think there's a nice dynamic starting between Carly, Nik and Jax, and I'm looking forward to see it play out. Unless it's more of the same in which Carly becomes her own worst enemy and ruins what's left of her relationship with Jax in the process. Hey, I think I'm starting to see a pattern here - women who can't seem to get out of their own way. Robin was one of them, too, but her impending motherhood seems to have jarred her into some clear thinking finally!
I really wish I had a stronger reaction to laying my eyes on Luke after all these months. But those cantina scenes just didn't do anything for me. It was like déjà vu, don't we pretty much always see him re-enter our orbit in a similar way? This week is bound to be better, right? I mean, it's Luke! Let's dry him out and see something clever come of his being back in the loop, right?
My favorite line of the week? Jason and his deadpan delivery wins again this week. When Spinelli offered his Jackal P.I. services and wouldn't take no for an answer, Jason finally said, "The last time Jackal P.I. got involved, you lost your spleen." I love it when I give an audible chuckle even though I'm watching TV alone, don't you?
So there you have it guys, everything that meant anything to me last week. You?
-Julie Clark Robinson