GH Rundown Weekly Blog
Come and knock on our door. (ABC)
The GH Rant from March 2 – 6:
It was an emotionally charged week in Port Charles with Avery’s custody hearing and Ava’s memorial service. However those storylines dominated the bulk of the week and dragged it down a bit. Fortunately “General Hospital” picked up the pace and delivered an amazing episode on Friday. Let’s discuss this week’s stories.
Poor Nathan, or poor viewers?
The return of Spinelli really had promise, as he’s a favorite with many fans. However throwing him into yet another love triangle with Maxie hasn’t been working. They’ve been having the same argument about who she’s meant to be with for a few weeks now. It has been enjoyable seeing him helping Lulu and family look into Luke’s past, and it would be nice to see him doing more of that and less pining over Maxie. Unfortunately Maxie and Nathan could be over thanks to Nathan catching them sharing a kiss. If Maxie and Nathan end things I don’t think she’s going to be racing back to Spinelli no matter how much he hopes she will. In fact she could end up hating him, which really isn’t what he wants.
Playing for the wrong team.
In last week’s GH blog I discussed how I was worried that Sonny may try and make a move on Jake out of jealousy, not knowing who he really was. With Jake being forced by Sloane to go undercover and work for the Jeromes, it seems even likelier that could happen. Jake’s new gig does have some humor to it given he’s working for his old boss’ nemesis. In the end he’s still doing the same thing though, battling Sonny’s enemies. We can only hope that once he’s back doing familiar things that it will jog his memory. Jake’s amnesia has gone on far too long. A really good twist would be to have him remember his life as Jason Quartermaine instead of Jason Morgan. That would be hilarious, especially after Tracy’s little rant on Friday that she personally never found much merit in Jason.
Don’t cry for Ava.
Ava’s memorial ceremony was filled with touching speeches from a number of people, most who ironically hated her just a little more than they loved her. The definite highlight was Delia singing "Danny Boy" to put little Avery to sleep. Ilene Kristen is a gem and would make an amazing permanent addition to the cast. Speaking of gems, Silas and Ava were both amazing this week. It was looking like these two may end up together, until Silas dropped the bomb on Ava that she was dying. Holy cow, that came out of nowhere! I don’t expect Ava to give up without a fight, but this could be an excellent way to work in a story that fans have been pondering about for months now. Fans, myself included, have speculated that Kiki may actually be Nina’s daughter with Silas, and that Madeline gave the baby to Ava while Nina was in her coma. With Ava being forced to have to say goodbye to Avery, possibly for good, could we finally see the truth about Kiki come out? She may feel pressed to reveal it out of guilt. Weigh in on the speculation and vote in Soaps.com’s General Hospital Poll: Who is Kiki’s mother?
The most absurd custody hearing ever.
Avery’s hearing had several emotional scenes, especially Sonny’s testimony and his begging with Michael to end this nonsense. However it came to a predictable ending with Michael pulling strings to get custody of his little sister. This entire storyline has just been insulting to the viewers’ intelligence, as no way would Michael be granted custody of this child. It has however brought about some great storyline possibilities. Sonny has been patient with Michael, but it appears that patience has finally reached its breaking point on Friday. The idea of Sonny growing to hate Michael and going after him with all he has would make a great story, and it would be interesting to see Carly pulled apart by such a feud. Whose side would she choose? One would think she’d side with her son, but Carly makes terrible choices where Sonny’s concerned. As with Kiki’s maternity, I’ve never been quite sold that Sonny is Avery’s father. To have Avery turn out to be Morgan’s child in the end would be poetic justice, a phrase used many time this week. It would definitely break Sonny’s heart, but Sonny should never have had crypt sex with Ava to begin with. It would also crush Michael, who would lose Avery to the brother he hates. With Morgan and Kiki getting closer and reconnecting over the baby, I think the possibility that she’s really Morgan’s is a good one.
Franco and Nina were once again on fire, not only with their on-screen chemistry, but also with their hilarious pop culture references. Forced to continue to act crazy until they can find a way out, the two were hiding from Mr. Roper from "Three’s Company" and later barking like dogs at their fellow patients. Franco's Baldwin brother fanboy speech, and his nod to "The Princess Bride" were also great. As much of a hit as they were, Luke’s impersonation of Hannibal Lecter was a total miss. That stunt has been so overused and it should never be done again. Luke biting off Scott’s ear did get him thrown in Shadybrook though, which was his intention. Now he’s made an offer to Nina and Franco to help them disappear if they help him escape. For once Nina is thinking rationally, these two should not trust Luke at all! Luke’s definition of helping them disappear is likely not the same as Franco and Nina’s. Luke noted that he was the master of disappearance, which made me wonder if he played a hand in his sister Pat’s disappearance after all. We should hopefully find out soon as Dee Wallace has been cast as Patricia Spencer. I adore Wallace and cannot wait to see what she brings to the show and the storyline. Once again "GH" pulled off some amazing casting.
Best lines of the week:
Tracy to Ned, "What is with your obsession with fishwives from Bensonhurst?"
Maxie to Spinelli, "You Zacchara’d me!"
Franco to Luke, "My name is Franco Baldwin, you hurt my father, prepare to die."
That's it for this week. 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