GH Rundown Weekly Blog
Detective hotpants. (ABC)
The GH Rant from December 29 – January 2:
Port Charles rung in 2015 in style this week. Several surprise kisses were exchanged, Anna got an eyeful, Jordan got a new job, and a new character was introduced. It was a short week with the holidays, but overall an entertaining one. Let’s get to dishing all that happened on “General Hospital.”
Jordan’s new gig.
Cornered by Julian, Jordan managed to outwit him and keep alive by switching sides to Duke and Shawn’s team. In reality she’s working for Anna and the PCPD to bring down Duke and Sonny’s organization. I’m not sure how much work Jordan will get done as it seems like Shawn will be a constant distraction for her. I am still not convinced that Shawn isn’t TJ’s father, no matter what Jordan says. These two really need a new storyline to spice things up though, as this never-ending undercover bit has worn out its welcome.
Moving out and on.
Ric’s return prompted Jake/Jason to move out of Elizabeth’s place and move on with his life. Now he’s got a gig working for Carly and is staying in her hotel. I do hope he uses his paycheck to buy some new outfits, as he seems to wear the same thing day in and day out. I also hope he doesn’t give up on Elizabeth that easily as I really enjoyed the two together. Rick is just so slimy. The end game for Jake will likely be his wife Sam, however I love her with Patrick and don’t want to see them broken up either. Jason and Sam have a huge fan base, but with Billy Miller playing Jason now, I’m just not feeling the spark between him and Sam yet. I definitely love him with Elizabeth.
Worst character introduction ever?
On New Year’s Eve we were introduced to the new character Ivy played by Kelly Frye. She was supposed to be Agent Sloane’s date for the party, but dumped him for Nikolas Cassadine. Wow, what a way to introduce a new character. She’s clearly not going to be a good girl. Does Nikolas really need a Britt 2.0 in his life? Don’t get me wrong, I really liked him with Britt and was sad to see her go. However he seems to want someone who will be stable and good for Spencer. I don’t think Ivy will be that person. Take our General Hospital Poll: What do you think of Ivy?
Nathan and Maxie’s crossed signals.
Nathan and Maxie’s New Year’s Eve issues were a ridiculous waste of time, but for holiday episodes they obviously need filler shows. Boy was that storyline ever filler. In last week’s GH Rundown Blog I talked about how the week was all about Maxie, who had finally gotten visitation rights with her daughter. However when all was said and done we basically got a 5 minute scene of them, if that much, before Maxie was worrying about getting home to Nathan in time for New Year’s. It really made her look selfish and shallow that her plans with Nathan were more important than finally seeing her daughter. Fortunately the show made it clear that Maxie actually spent a week in Portland with Georgie. Phew! I was starting to think Judge Walters wasn’t so bad after all. Let's hope they find a way to include more scenes of Maxie and Georgie in the future and perhaps have Maxie grow-up a little too. On a more positive note, after all the silly running around to get together, Maxie and Nathan finally had a romantic love making scene. Nathan is a winner, so here is hoping Maxie doesn’t screw this up.
We finally learned this week that Agent Sloane’s first name is Kyle. Both he and Anna ended up dateless for New Year's and thrown together for the evening. The new head of ISB, Frisco Jones, has stalled Sloane’s investigation into Anna. Sloane however doesn’t seem to be one to give up. He's a great character and his and Anna’s New Year’s kiss was pretty hot. Anna ending up in a shirtless Sloane’s hotel room was even hotter. It was too bad she didn’t take advantage of the situation to celebrate the New Year with Sloane in bed. After their fiery scenes we were left saying, “Duke who?” Nathan better watch out, he's got some competition in the sexy department from Sloane. Here is hoping Sloane sticks around and perhaps we will see something more develop between him and Anna.
New Year’s scene-stealers.
Olivia and Julian were hands down the scene-stealers of the week. Their bickering at the party was great and their kiss was even hotter. Their scenes this week have me rethinking being on team Julexis. I also adore Ned and Olivia, but he’s been such a bonehead that perhaps it’s time for Olivia to move on. One thing is for sure, Alexis and Ned together are as boring as boring can be compared to Olivia and Julian. Speaking of scene-stealers, visit Soaps.com’s Soap Opera Year In Review and vote for the best kid performer. My vote goes to Nicolas Bechtel as Spencer Cassadine.
Things that make you go hmmmmm.
Frisco’s name has been coming up a lot lately as both Sloane and Maxie mentioned him this week. Might he make a return to Port Charles at some point in 2015?
Who won the mayor’s race? We haven’t seen Felicia in ages. Is she still counting the ballots?
Best lines of the week:
Lucy to Duke, "The only reason he’s choosing me is because Boobie kicked him to the curb."
Duke to Lucy, "I may not be a Baldwin but I certainly am a Scott!"
Olivia to herself, "How did I wind up in the same boat as Julian Jerome?"
Jake/Jason to Carly on Ric’s return, "You know it's really hard to compete with a return from the dead."
All screen shots courtesy of ABC.
- Dustin Cushman