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The GH Rant from April 28 – May 2:

Revenge, romance and reconciliation were the theme this week in Port Charles. Quite a few shared the love while others couldn’t find a way to get even fast enough, plus a little mayhem tinged with mystery left us wondering again.

At odds.
Bryan Craig dragged his star performance from last week into this week when he and Maurice Benard showed us some of their best work. Sonny’s life was easier back in the day when he had to deal with other gangsters. Now there’s more depth to his story and his relationship with his sons will make or break him over time. The current mob storyline shows Sonny being put to the test with more realism than the mob kingpin had previously been portrayed. It was poetic how Carlos was confessing at the PCPD at the same time Sonny told Olivia, “I’m all yours.” He could hardly hug her because of all the guilt he’s filled with. It’s only a matter of time before Michael figures out that Sonny killed AJ, even Kiki thought the shooting was personal. Olivia was clueless, but it’s possible that it’s hard to see lipstick on those black collars. By Friday, it was impressive to see Ava do what she does best when she tried to make Sonny think she was doing him a favor by sending Carlos up the river. It didn’t take him long to grab the opportunity to do her a favor in helping get her out of Port Charles.

Faux Luke.
It became more apparent that Luke is not Luke when he ordered a hit on Ava. Furthermore who is this Julian that has a problem with shooting his sister? In an even more bizarre twist there was Sonny setting Ava up on an island. Given that this all happened in one episode it’s quite possible that viewers were watching “The Twilight Zone” or the latest sci-fi version of “General Hospital” that occurs once in a blue moon. We’ll have to tune in Monday to see if Julian drops the gun and decides to let Ava catch her plane before she tries to kill him. Fortunately, outside of Connie, her success rate in killing people is low.

The visit with Mac and Felicia brought some levity to the show. It’s a given that Mac will never consider anybody suitable enough for his daughter. He was probably wishing for Spinelli to return before things went from bad to worse, but there’s still enough time for that.

The writers might be listening to the Happy Song over and over again because there were some cheerful moments squeezed in this week, even if a few were subtle. TJ and Molly, Kevin and Lucy, Britt and Nathan, Ned and Alexis, and Maxie and Lulu. They were all singing their own Happy song in one way or another as they were reconciled or had something to celebrate.

A place next door to happy.
Alexis and Julian had it going on but their hot kiss was interrupted by Morgan’s drive to get revenge. Here’s to hoping that moment wasn’t lost.

Let’s digress.

Best dressed – Jordan, in anything she wore, like the red jumper or white trench coat.

Sweetest moment – TJ and Molly sharing a gleeful hug upon learning of his acceptance at PCU.

Most romantic setting – take out for two in the art gallery, which was spiffed up with new paintings again.

Slow on the draw award – Olivia, who’s just not getting it.

Nina – or should we say Michelle Stafford? The actress made her debut on the show Thursday. It was a brief sneak peek but fans following the actress were surely celebrating her arrival.