GH Rundown Weekly Blog
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The GH Rant from January 26 – 30:
The week got off to a slow start, but by mid-week the stories really picked up. We have a prison break in progress, a boat on the verge of exploding, and we may finally have the answer to who Fluke is. Let’s discuss what happened this week on “General Hospital.”
Heather continued working Nina this week in order to use her to get revenge on Franco. One would think she’d just kill Nina and be done with it, but Heather’s mind likely has a more warped plan. She does like to play games. Speaking of games, I am wondering if Milton Bradley has become a new sponsor of the show. First we had Connect Four featured, and then it was Battleship. What’s next, Hungry Hungry Hippos?
Prison break! Next stop Port Charles.
The prison break was so unbelievable, but it made for good entertainment. Julian, Sonny, Franco and Ava working together could be an excellent story. They might be the only ones who can bring down Fluke and Helena at this point. The crazies versus the crazies! It will be interesting to see how the writers manage to get all the characters they’ve thrown in prison or the insane asylum back onto the streets of Port Charles. A lot of evidence is going to have to disappear. Sonny, Julian and Ava could try and pin it all on Fluke and Helena, claiming they framed them or forced them to do certain things. However Franco and Nina will have to convince a lot of people to drop charges against them. Some outrageous deals are going to have to be struck to keep them all out of jail.
You give me a headache Helena.
It seems like Jake is getting close and closer to breaking free from Helena’s mind control. We learned that when he fights her orders that he ends up with a headache, which explains his passing out on the pier. Robin’s appearance also seems to suggest that his mind is about to snap from all the pressure. This story hasn’t been going nearly as long as the Fluke one has, but I’m ready for it to be over all the same. Give Jake back his memories already and send Helena back to the freezer.
In last week’s GH Rundown I discussed how ridiculous it was that nobody questioned Jake’s suspicious duffle bag before. This week Carly finally turned it into the cops, and inside was all the evidence Nathan needed to connect him to the masked assailant. Poor Jake, one of his only friends turned him in. Carly was only trying to help him though, which he will hopefully understand. Sam on the other hand is just out to crucify him. When this storyline really explodes Sam is going to be left with such egg on her face. Only Liz and Carly seem to see the good in Jake, as well as find themselves drawn to him. Heck even Danny clearly feels a connection to him. What will Jake/Jason feel when he gets his memory back and realizes his own wife had no inclination as to whom he was?
Three little words.
With Lucas finally being featured more it was only a matter of time before Brad was back. Brad said those magic little words to Lucas, “I love you.” I can’t believe he said that! Not because I’m not happy about it, but because it seems like a bad omen. The two are headed to the party that Fluke plans to blow up. With Britt gone and now Brad saying those three words, something tells me the writing is on the wall and Brad may end up a casualty of Fluke’s plan. I hope I’m wrong, I really do.
The "duh!" moment of the week goes to...
Dante! It was bad enough that he didn’t bother to tell his partner or someone else the info on Bill Eckert that Jordan gave him, but to handcuff Fluke to that dinky little rotten banister was unforgivable. He was asking to be clobbered by Fluke.
Michael makes nice.
Michael finally took a moment to wipe the frown off his face that he’s had for weeks and actually had a nice talk with Tracy about the past and the present. It was nice to see Michael being something other than a sourpuss as he’s been so unlikable these past few weeks. Here is hoping Michael can somehow find a way to forgive others and move forward with them.
Before being arrested by Nathan, Jake managed to plant a bomb for Helena on The Haunted Star. Her and Fluke’s plan is coming together, but will they succeed? It is hard to imagine the show blowing up a Port Charles landmark. Then again, it would solve Lulu’s dilemma of whether or not to sell her share of the boat as Dante wants her to. With Jake in custody something tells me he’ll have memory flashes of what he did and perhaps be able to warn people in time.
After Jake was taken away, the party got into full swing. Apparently nobody ordered any drinks that required someone to kneel down behind the bar to retrieve something and find the bomb that's just sitting there. The amount of people who kept walking by it was mind-blowing. It seems almost everyone in Port Charles came out for the party. Sabrina and Carlos were there, and Ivy arrived without her date as Helena detained Nikolas from stepping on the boat. The list of people who could become a victim of Fluke's bomb is growing. Many fans believe this story may be used to trim the show's cast a bit. Vote in Soaps.com's General Hospital Poll: Who will die on The Haunted Star?
Sam finally got her phoenix back and now believes Jake was the one who stole it, which he of course did. I found it hilarious that she stormed off to the PCPD to file a report with zero evidence that Jake broke into her apartment just to steal her five dollar tourist knick-knack. Before she could she learned that Carly had already turned Jake in. Sam got to do her victory dance and start off what will likely be a week of "I told you so" to everyone in town. Personally I can't wait until Jake tells her about his memories and she's left speechless for once.
Basement of horrors.
The end of the week finally gave us answers as to who Fluke might be. When Dante came to he found a Norma Bates look-a-like dressed in an orange jumpsuit and sitting in the chair that Luke has been strapped into for weeks. This answers a few questions. First, we can assume this is where Bill Eckert's missing bones went. Second, now we no longer have to wonder how Luke was going to the bathroom while strapped to the chair, cause he was never there. It is really looking like Fluke is actually Luke, who has either been brainwashed or had a mental breakdown. Why though did he dig up Bill Eckert? I am still hoping that somehow there is another twist and he is their transgender sister Pat. However then we have to wonder where the real Luke is. Was he ever in Miscavige to begin with? Could he still be there?
Lines of the week:
Helena to Jake about his hallucinated friend Robin, "Did this woman happen to have brown hair, a dour face, and was she a talky little thing? ... She was no one of any importance, not to you and not to anyone else."
Franco to Ava about Nina, "She lost twenty years of her life thanks to the trifecta of suck: Silas, her mother and you!"
That's it for this week. These are just my opinions and we encourage you to share yours as well in the comments. Soaps.com is taking suggestions for a new name for this weekly blog, currently called GH Rundown. Have an idea? Let us know in the comments as well!
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- Dustin Cushman