GH Rundown Weekly Blog
Sonny the hero. (ABC)
The GH Rant from February 2 – 6:
“General Hospital” really pulled out all the stops this week after a few slow and dull ones. We had a corpse, a crash, a few shootouts, a bomb, at least one possible death, and finally the Fluke reveal. Let’s discuss what happened on “General Hospital.”
Shootout at the O.K. Corral.
The shootout between Sonny and company, and Johnny and Carlos was pretty good. Franco abandoning Ava to Carlos was a nice bit of revenge, as Ava has gotten away with far too much for far too long. However, it will likely come back to bite him in the butt. Ava was shot by Carlos and fell into the icy cold river. She shouldn’t have survived, but without a body we all know she’s out there biding her time and will return at just the right moment. Franco better hope he’s still locked up in Shadybrook when that happens, as she will be gunning for him.
A groovy kind of love.
Both Nina and Franco are divisive characters and fans either love them or hate them. I am a big fan of both, so I was glad to see them finally confess their feelings and share a kiss. Unfortunately Franco shooting himself up with LSD cut their reunion short. But wow what a trip he had! It was humorous with just the right level of ridiculousness. It remains to be seen exactly how this stunt will keep him in Shadybrook, as the LSD will eventually wear off. Maybe if they had said he did it as a suicide attempt it would have at least made him look crazy, but instead Nina claimed Heather did it to him. Not a smart move.
The most boring party ever.
Michael and Lucas’ party was pretty terrible, and Fluke and Michael’s rambling speeches were enough to force a fan to start rooting for the bomb. Apparently the party was so boring that it caused many to misplace their phones. Lulu couldn’t find hers, which was a stroke of luck for Fluke as Dante was trying to call her to warn about the bomb. Meanwhile Ivy was without a phone and needed to borrow Patrick’s. Who is without a phone in this day and age, and what person lends their smartphone to a stranger and lets them walk off with it for a private conversation? Most of us have at least one thing we don’t want someone looking at on our phones, so we watch the person using it like a hawk. Maybe if Patrick had he would have received Sam’s call to warn him of the bomb.
The “duh” moment of the week goes to…
Jake and Sam! Sam trying to phone people to warn them of the bomb, only to get voicemails, was ridiculous. The two were in a police station, so why not go tell the cops? Despite of how ridiculous that was these two were amazing. I have been waiting for weeks to see some spark between these ill-fated lovers, and this week the spark was finally there. Sam watching Jake struggle with his memories and his guilt over what he had done was great. Billy Miller was finally given material to shine with. I was jumping up and down in front of my television screaming, “Come on, spit it out, tell her what else you remembered!” It looks like we will have to wait a little longer for that.
Here I come to save the day!
Sonny was a big runner up for the "duh" moment award, as he should have shot Fluke when he had the chance. Fortunately he redeemed himself by rushing onto the boat to take the bomb from Michael and save everyone. In last week’s GH Rant I pondered how everyone locked up in jail was going to eventually get out. Well we got the answer for one of them, as Nikolas' date Ivy happened to be the daughter of the Governor, who pardoned Sonny for his heroic act. Sonny's heroic move also seemed to touch Michael’s heart, with him actually calling Sonny his dad. He was also great calming Carly down when Sonny was pulled from the river. Unfortunately once he seemed to gather his senses he went back to his angry attitude. When the paramedics asked Carly and Michael if either was family, Michael froze and only Carly claimed to be. Later he continued to stomp his feet like a petulant child and refused to go visit Sonny in the hospital. He eventually did, but looked like a child being forced to apologize to someone for something they did wrong. Oh Michael, one step forward, two steps back.
Julexis at last.
Things couldn't have gone better for fans of Julian and Alexis, as Julian getting wounded in the shootout brought out Alexis’ true feelings for him. It seems the brush with death has hopefully led to the death of Ned and Alexis, who were a total bust. Watching red paint dry is more romantic than watching those two. This also frees up Ned to be with Olivia, who he should have been with in the first place. Here is hoping Olivia will give him a second chance, which she really shouldn’t if we are being honest. Which couple did you enjoy the most this week? Vote in our Soaps.com General Hospital Poll: Which couple had the best sparks?
The truth revealed.
The way Fluke acted this week was as if he really is Luke, he seemed to firmly believe it whenever his identity was questioned. When the evidence from both Fluke and what remained of the corpse in the basement were analyzed the truth was finally out, the body is Bill Eckert and Fluke is and always has been Luke Spencer. What? Has he had a mental break down? Is it a split personality? Has he been brainwashed by Helena? Also what does the still missing sister Patricia have to do with this? So many questions still to be answered. To be honest this is a little bit of a disappointment. While there are sure to be more twists and turns coming, we're already watching Nikolas go to the dark-side, and we're already dealing with Jake/Jason being under mind-control. So Fluke turning out to be Luke just seems like more of the same. Hopefully the writers have something up their sleeves to prove this wrong.
Best lines of the week:
Nikolas to Helena, "My sister is on that boat!" Helena, "She’s not even a Cassadine." Nikolas, "What about all those innocent people? What about my date?" Helena, "She’s not a Cassadine either!"
Johnny on being handed a wooden spoon to bite down on, "What the hell is that for, are you going to make me cookies?"
Dr. O. to Nathan, "Try something less dangerous like farming, or modeling."
That's it for this week. Be sure to check out the 2015 Daytime Emmy pre-nominations. Also remember that these are just my opinions and we encourage you to share yours as well in the comments.
All screen shots courtesy of ABC.
- Dustin Cushman