GH Rundown Weekly Blog
Daddy troubles? (ABC)
The GH Rant from July 21 – 25:
There was no rest for the wicked or weary as major scheming, nail biting and a lover’s triangle revisited highlighted the events of the week.
Oh, for Heaven’s sake.
First annoyance of the week, shenanigans with Britt and Spence. Britt needed to act her age, she’s a doctor who shouldn’t be playing these games. Girlfriend was jumping back in the boat she just jumped out of. She should be so proud of herself, involved in two missing children catastrophes in her life. It’s starting to sound like a German fairy tale. And Spence, already with an alias and scheming on his own. Britt could hardly keep up. I can’t wait until he’s ready to run a real scam with Luke. Of course it will be easy under the noses of the PCPD if their attention to the kidnapping of a young prince is any indication of their attention to detail. Two people looking for Spence. Man, go all out Anna, that girl was busy with her clandestine meeting in the park.
Not wedding bells!
It’s time for Mac and Anna to investigate Levi…set innocent animals free. That story doesn’t jive. Sure it fits his image, but it’s a good bet that if he really is going to be picked up by the Aussie feds that the animals he turned loose probably turned into large chemical ridden monsters that were responsible for eating preschool children. It’s unfortunate that Maxie was close-lipped about the real reason she was ready to get married. At least we didn’t have to wait too long for that move. In the scheme of things this storyline is moving along. Too bad looks couldn’t kill. If they could Levi would have suffered death from the look Nathan threw his way following the wedding announcement.
Who’s sorry now?
Everybody should be sorry, Sam, Patrick, Silas…Nina maybe not so much. Her issues will best be handled in art therapy. While Silas and Patrick should act more professional, Sam’s big mouth was what got everyone in the biggest PR mess since, well since Patrick’s association with Lisa Nile. Okay, maybe Patrick should feel sorrier, but he shouldn’t be apologizing to Sam. In the end Sam was the one who did the right thing, that is if Nina was a worthy enough human being.
I got here first.
At least someone was crying over Rafe. While Sam was too busy comforting Patrick, Lucy was consumed with blaming herself and missing Scott. That was when things got interesting. Who knew we’d see more fighting between the likes of Bobbie and Lucy than we had between Nathan and Levi. Bobbie really should be wrestling with Scott instead of Lucy for leading her on though. That man was clearly pining over Lucy.
The mob dealings.
As exciting as the players are it is hard to figure when we will learn anything about what business is exactly going on. Sure, there are drugs, undercover agents and pretend agents, but not much of anything else except weak innuendos of power. It was exciting that Ava returned to her manipulations and Julian is back in the game but at the end of this all there better be a big return after Mickey flashed his smile around to threaten Alexis and gather information from TJ. Viewers might have more vested in Nina's revenge checklist than the mob story at this point for as long as the air of mystery has been dragged out.
Morgan and Rosalie.
Nice, Rosalie is someone with nearby ties. It was sweet that Morgan made a new friend. I can't wait for Carly to meet her, with Nina in tow of course.
Mother, Silas, Sam, Ava Jerome, Kiki.
Franco finding the list was kinda cool. He needs a pet project beyond his art therapy so that he does not become a dullard. It would be a shame to lose the "Franco" character. It would also be nice not to lose sight of who Nina supposedly was before her coma. Maybe Franco will restore Nina to something redeemable or make the discovery of who she has become more exciting.
Moving right along.
Last week's blog covered about all the fans will hope to see of a goodbye to Rafe. Nina was making funeral plans apparently between eaves-dropping in stairwells and disclosing incriminating evidence to reporters. Any man would be proud to have her for a wife. Perhaps she'll cross Silas' name off her revenge list now that Sam stepped aside.
Friday's focus was on the rising tensions in the mob war, Nina's failed marriage and Tracy's rants of not wanting to fail Alice. It was another great Friday episode with the big treat being the hospital roof security footage. Sonny didn't appear to know who Mickey Diamond was but I was more hopeful that the DVD of Sam and Silas actually showed Nina standing nearby and eavesdropping. The standoff between Julian and Mickey, Shawn and Jordan, and Sonny and Olivia were the highlights as were Sam and Patrick putting their heads together over Nina and Silas pining away over Sam. Ava sucking up to Julian was a bit much. After complaints, there were suitable pluses and it is starting to feel like summer is heating up. Now we wait to see what will happen to Silas and Julian come Monday.
Are all bets off?
Wow, Sam gave Silas an exit he didn't ask for. It wasn't unexpected given what Nina had done, but was it genuinely a sure thing? Take Soaps.com's General Hospital Poll: Sam And Silas? Let us know if you think they are through.
A nod to the classic - the Bobbie, Scott and Lucy love triangle.
Tackiest comment – Bobbie to Lucy, "I intend to use all the tricks I ever learned back when I was turning them."
Best scene – Sonny on the roof watching his baby or grand-baby mamma helicopter off.
Silliest scene – Anna and Jordan, again pretending not to be talking to each other in the park.
Saddest characters – the lovelorn Nathan and Scott.
The trilogy of terror – Obrecht, Nina and Ava were diabolical this week.
What a gentleman – Julian offering to go back to climbing through Alexis' window so Molly could come home. What a guy.
Did that just happen? – Shawn kissed Jordan. That man was spontaneous. Could they get their own room first though?
Best lines of the week.
Lucy to Bobbie, "That's the back then, the way, way back in a galaxy far, far away. This is now, wait a minute…you and Scott is not now? I thought you were just friends." Bobbie, "Well, clearly you thought wrong."
Felicia to Lucy, "Bobbie and Scott used to be involved." Lucy, "I know that, way back in the Carter administration."
Sonny to Shawn, "Well, we know it's not Delia, because she can't bring two sentences together with barbed wire."
Rosalie to Nina, "You managed to lure him home to your revenge-filled love trap"
Nina to self, "So Ava, what's the appropriate penalty for grand theft matrimony."
All screen shots courtesy of ABC.
- Violette DeSantis