Credit: 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.