GH Rundown Weekly Blog
Snap, crackle, chemistry.
The GH Rant from January 5 – 9:
This week in Port Charles it was all about power shifts, strange alliances, shame sex and some serious Spencer family history. Let’s get into all that happened on “General Hospital.”
The morning after.
Housekeeping must have been busy New Year’s Day at the Metro Court, and there were more than a couple of choice scenes – but they certainly did not include Ned and Alexis in bed. No chemistry whatsoever, and, no. Just no. Olivia and Julian were not much better. But oh my – that dream sequence with Olivia and Ned was on fire and Julexis are always superhot. Of course, knowing that Lisa Locicero is pregnant in real life leaves me wondering if her character might not soon be carrying yet another mobster’s kid. The awkward run-in all four of them had was good – Ned looked like the person at the dinner table who wasn’t happy with what he ordered and wanted to trade it for what Julian had. But the absolute best was Liv dropping that truth bomb on Alexis about how she was using a good man like Ned to make a fool out of herself for a rotten one. Boom! The truth hurts.
Carly and Jake’s natural chemistry is fun to watch, and they are actually really cute as friends, maybe even more. As a huge Billy Miller fan, I want this to work no matter how you slice it. And I’m not mad at Liz pining over him either – it only seems right. Ric and Liz are just ho-hum to me, and it would be nice to see them in something other than Metro Court bathrobes.
Part philosopher, part outlaw, all trouble.
Johnny making his way out of Pentonville and back to Port Charles is great for so many reasons. First, he’s an instant nemesis for good guys Dante and Nate, both of who sorely need something to go up against so they maintain a bit of edge. Also, his chemistry with Emme Rylan’s Lulu – their first time interacting together in these roles – was pretty stellar, even more so than her chemistry with Dante. Ever since her stint in Stavros’ cryo-chamber their connection as a couple has seemed off to me. She was so quick to believe Johnny’s tale of innocence and it might be hard for her to resist his pull, especially since he really loves her. So what do you think about Johnny coming back to Port Charles? Take our General Hospital Poll: Are you glad Johnny is back?
Anna’s bad week.
In last week’s GH Rundown Blog Dustin talked about how much he wanted Detective Sloane to stick around to see what could develop between him and Anna after their sexy New Year’s kiss. Well, not only did she not get any, the next time she saw Sloane he was giving her yet more bad news about Johnny’s release. It’s been one blow after the other for her in 2015. Plus, we never saw where Duke and Lucy landed but chances are it was in bed somewhere. That will be something else fun for her to find out about next week. Let’s hope after all this Frisco talk he will actually show up. Anna needs an ally.
Sonny and Julian teaming up together is one of those turns of events I never even thought to see coming, and am so glad now that it happened. With a common goal to oust Johnny and the Fluke that must not be named, it could be pretty stellar to see what these two come up with. Plus, they are kind of family. But before we got to see these two mob baddies battle it out in the prison yard, we got to see each of their softer sides too. Julian spending some quality time with son Lucas was nice. They even got in some "Golden Girls!" And then Morgan (actor Bryan Craig continues to impress) visited Sonny with pictures of his new baby girl and forgiveness in his heart. I'm a huge fan of people totally switching gears, and what do these two fallen mob men have to lose? Side note, Pentonville has about as much security as Miscavige. Those were seriously the biggest comb shanks ever. Yikes! And poor Carlos. Another sensitive soul trapped in the body of a goon. Now would be a good time for Sabrina to step in, if she ever was around anymore.
Whenever there’s some good gal-palling going on in Port Charles, I’m a happy camper. Carly and Olivia dishing about her evening of shame with Julian and Alexis’ moral superiority and hypocrisy was good stuff. Same goes with Lulu and Maxie chatting about sex and how good it felt for new mom Lulu to do a shot and let loose with Johnny. It felt real and honest.
Another group of girls, Ava, Kiki and baby Avery said their sad goodbyes, and it will be interesting to see what’s next for the baby. Kiki and Morgan raising her would be cute, but nothing is ever that easy.
Helena seems to really be gunning for Nikolas to help her out as they take over ELQ, even threatening to take his home and fortune away from him and Spencer. Like she said, the job market for a dilettante prince is pretty tight these days. But if Nik goes bad, wouldn’t his perfect princess Britt have left for no reason? Still Sam is hot on everyone’s trail, and with the help of Obrecht she might figure out Jake’s role before anyone else, just not his identity.
Spencer family lore.
Bobbie was really touching once she and Michael landed on the doorstep of her childhood home – the mistiness thinking about Luke pulling her up into the tree or her absolute joy at finding her mother’s old rocking chair. The notches on the wall marking her height growth – along with Luke and the not-much talked about Patricia were a nice touch. For such an iconic family on the show, it's nice seeing their family history getting a little love. Sly, Jenny, Patricia – a horde of family characters from deep in the past were brought up over and over again, and it’s clear we’re supposed to believe Fluke is Bill Eckert – but is he really? Whoever he is, Anthony Geary has to be having the best time playing him.
Liesl's best names for Jake Doe:
Smear of DNA on Route 31.
Nurse Webber’s favorite roadkill.
That's it for this week. These are just my opinion and you are welcome to share yours as well in the comments. Plus, Soaps.com is taking suggestions for a new name for this weekly blog, currently called GH Rundown. Have an idea? Let us know!
All screen shots courtesy of ABC.
- Hollie Deese