General Hospital Weekly Blog
All that remains from the abbreviated week for me to blogspittle about is the Thanksgiving episode (and I used the term loosely since the show had absolutely nothing to do with Thanksgiving except that Robin mentioned that Mac bought a turkey). I think you can tell by the title of the poll that I posted how I felt about the show's departure from the Quartermaines and their annual pizza. But in case it's not abundantly clear, I think it stunk! It was fairly amusing to see the various combinations of characters that we'll likely never actually see again (Liz and Patrick, Carly and Patrick, Robin and Matt), but don't mess with tradition folks. What next, are you going to do away with the nurses' ball? (Wink, wink.) They might as well strap the fake white beard on Patrick's face and let him read the story to the young patients on Christmas Eve since they're obviously bent on reminding us how far Patrick and Robin have come whether we need a reminder or not. We get it, he's a great dad in spite of himself!
It was slim pickens for the line of the week, but I've got to give it to Olivia. The things that come out of her mouth generally are a nice little surprise and, ""If you're on her spit list, you'd better watch your back," was no exception. (It was when Olivia and Carly had their heart-to-heart over tequila shots.)
So there you have it guys, everything that meant anything to me last week. You?
-Julie Clark Robinson
Julie’s General Blogspittle
(Week of November 24 – 28).
I always love a good Thelma & Louise story. Granted, Sam and Liz were only briefly in a car and a couple of brooding Russians don’t even come close to a strapping, young Brad Pitt. But still, two women on the run will always be a Thelma & Louise story to me. I was a little surprised at how calm and cool Sam was in comparison to Liz, but then again, if guns were blazing anywhere near my two kids, I’m sure I’d be anything but calm and cool. In the end Liz spring to action when needed. The look on Jason’s face when he pulled up to the cabin and learned that Jake had been taken was pure ‘this is the moment I’ve feared the most’.
Do I think Carly will actually fire her gun in her general vicinity of Jax and Kate? Nah. Do I love the idea of Jax and Kate trying to buffer their respective pain with each other? You betcha! Do I look forward to Jax explaining to her ad nauseum why their marriage is over? Been there, done that.
Moving right along to the scenes that truly stole my heart last week – Sonny and Claudia! I love, love, love them together, you can’t talk me out of it. (You can give it a try though!) Everything they did that led them to their midnight date with the Padre was pure soap magic for me. I loved when Sonny pelted Claudia with her engagement ring, but then engaged in a downright respectable conversation with her about respecting each other. I loved that she wore black to her own wedding. I loved when he showed up unshaven and chomped gum during the ceremony. I loved it when Claudia slammed Anthony after he ordered the Padre not to leave room for any loopholes in the ceremony. “What a sweet way to give me away Daddy,” she cooed. How can she hate the guy so much and still call him ‘Daddy’ with all the sweetness of a sleepy three year-old? I honestly cannot wait to see more of the newlyweds. Somehow I don’t think it’ll be long before Sonny makes her some pasta and they actually come to enjoy one another’s company.