GH Rundown Weekly Blog
Hands up! (ABC)
The GH Rant from March 9 – 13:
Anna and the PCPD fell down on the job as usual this week. Not only is Luke on the loose again, but an all out mob war is about to break out. Perhaps Sloane, as crooked as he is, could be the one to clean up Port Charles? Let’s discuss what happened on “General Hospital.”
Spinelli should give it up.
In last week’s GH blog, I pondered whether we the viewers should feel bad for Nathan, or for ourselves for having to sit through this triangle involving him, Maxie and Spinelli. It seems the answer to that question is that we should feel bad for ourselves. It also seems clear which man Maxie should choose, and that man is Nathan. Nathan was patient with her, even considered bowing out as he thought it was best for Maxie and Georgie, but stayed in the game thanks to a locker room lecture from Dante. Spinelli meanwhile seemed desperate in his actions, pressured Maxie, and frankly showed himself to be completely immature. Running around excited over Jell-O day may have been cute a few years ago, but it’s not now. Maxie needs to choose Nathan in my opinion, as he will help ground her wild tendencies whereas Spinelli will just encourage them.
I think I’ll call her AJ.
Michael continued to twist the screws into Sonny with his decision to call Avery Jerome by her initials AJ. That was simply cold! Up until this week Michael’s claims that he wanted what was best for his sister seemed to be second to just wanting to punish Sonny. This week we got some nice scenes of Michael with AJ that showed he really does care for her, as well as a nice speech to Sabrina about how much he wants to protect her. Personally, I still think the punishing Sonny aspect outweighs wanting the best for his sister, but at least we got to see some emotion from Michael towards his sister.
Michael’s choice to hire Sabrina to be AJ’s nanny might not be the best move for his case. No matter what Sabrina claims about her intentions towards Ava and Avery the night she switched Ava’s meds, it seemed clear in that moment she wanted Ava to go into early labor and cost Ava her child to punish her for Gabriel’s death. Sabrina did come to her senses, and I don’t think she’d hurt AJ, but it still won’t look like a wise move to the courts. Honestly this entire nanny nonsense seems to be just a way to do something with the character of Sabrina, who hasn’t had much of a point on the show as of late. They tried the same thing with Rosalie not long ago by integrating her into Michael’s storyline, and she’s disappeared from our screens yet again. At some point she’ll likely pop-up, and it should be interesting to see how the two women in Michael’s life react to one another. Which woman do you think is better suited for Michael? Vote in Soaps.com’s General Hospital Poll: Who would you like to see Michael involved with?
She is a Jerome! Or is she?
It was great seeing Kiki stop being such a pushover and find her backbone and challenge Michael over Avery. I’ve been waiting for this since Kiki found out that Michael was planning to sue for custody. Meanwhile Ava had the same idea when she asked Silas to work with Kiki and Julian to get custody of Avery. It was pretty hysterical when Silas told Ava that he had no legal grounds to file for custody himself. That didn’t stop Michael did it? Ava may have done a lot of horrible things, but she does love her children, and it pulled at my heart when she refused to let Silas test Avery as a last resort for a bone marrow match. That obviously means she is a match, and we know Silas will still test her on the sly. Hopefully this will also somehow reveal that Morgan, not Sonny, is the girl’s father. That seems to be the one surefire way for Michael to lose custody at this point.
Anna continued to prove why she’s terrible at her job and why the mob is still a problem in Port Charles. She’s constantly ranting about how she’s made it her mission in life to clean up Port Charles. Well she had the perfect chance this week with the all out shootout on the pier between Duke and Julian’s men. She caught Duke red handed about to gun Julian down and what does she do? She lets them all off with a warning because neither would rat the other out. Gunshots were fired, she prevents a mob execution, and everyone gets a warning?
Anna's flunky Jordan isn't doing a much better job, though to her credit she has dissuaded Shawn's suspicions time and time again. Her luck may be up though now that Duke and Sonny have been informed of Shawn's suspicions, and Duke's ordered her to kill Julian to prove herself. Sloane made Anna an offer to team up, but she turned him down. The sexual tension between Anna and Sloane was definitely there on Friday's episode. Perhaps Anna should use it and Sloane's offer to further her own cause. Sloane's still a creep, but he may just get the things done, keep Jordan safe, and then Anna can nail him.
Meanwhile I can’t fathom why Julian is still working with Carlos. The man jumped sides to work with Luke and Johnny against him, even going so far as to try and take him, Sonny and Ava out. I think Julian has too much Alexis on his brain, he’s clearly not thinking straight. Also when his gun ran out of ammo during the shootout, why in the heck did he not ask Carlos for his gun before sending him running off? He made himself a total sitting duck for Duke. It’s clear the mob in Port Charles is as bad at their job as the PCPD is at theirs.
I’ve ranted before in previous blogs how idiotic it is that Liz, Sam and Carly still haven’t even had an inkling that Jake could possibly be Jason. Meanwhile Spinelli sees him from behind and immediately identifies his BFF. Liz, Sam and Carly assured Spinelli that he was not Jason. Did it even for one split second enter their minds that Spinelli could be right? They all know Jake has no memory and doesn’t even have his original face thanks to reconstructive surgery. They clearly forgot the last part as Spinelli went on and on about how up close it’s clear he doesn’t look like Jason. To add insult to injury, Jake walks around town all in black, which was Jason's color. Viewers are frustrated with this storyline, and these scenes are exactly why.
Best lines of the week:
Dante to Nathan, "My father’s been with every woman in town. I’ve got brothers and sisters popping up all over the damn place."
Jake to Carly about Spinelli, "He's special isn't he?"
Anna to Sloane after he drops his towel, "I'm sorry, are you waiting for me to applaud?" Sloane, "What did you expect to find here, a hanging chad?" Anna, "They really are quite small, aren't they?"
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