GH Rundown Weekly Blog
Like father like son? (ABC)
The GH Rant from March 16 – 20:
It was a relatively slow week in Port Charles that mainly focused on setting up feuds between several characters. However, the last few minutes of Friday’s show really delivered. Let’s discuss this week’s episodes of “General Hospital.”
Jake versus Sonny.
With Jake moving in with Carly temporarily and getting a job with Julian, the feud between him and Sonny is on and in full force. Once again one of Jason’s closest friends, someone who said he was like a brother to him, can’t see what is right in front of his face. This is really starting to irk me, especially after Spinelli told Sonny that for a moment he thought Jake was Jason. As for their feud, I’m actually okay with it because once again Sonny’s insecurities over Carly are making him do crazy things that will likely blow up in his face. Speaking of Carly, it’s just a matter of time before she ruins her relationship with Sonny by making a move on Jake. She may have pushed him to be with Liz, but my guess is she’ll be sabotaging them and herself every chance she gets soon enough.
Ric versus the women of Tinder.
Molly setting Ric up on a phone dating app had to be one of the funniest things all week. All I could think was, “Those poor poor women!” Molly also spoke the wisest words this week when she wondered what was wrong with the women of Port Charles who throw away good men and go after criminals and louses. Poor Molly doesn’t realize that some would include her father as one of those men.
Anna resets her moral compass.
In last week’s GH blog I ranted about how Anna was really dropping the ball when it came to bringing down the mob. This week I was glad to see her facing reality and making tough choices. Much of that came to Nathan’s telling her off over putting Jordan’s life on the line and keeping her undercover. Jordan should be kissing Nathan’s feet because we all know she’s run out of lifelines at this point and Anna wouldn’t listen to her. While they can’t bring down Sonny, which is want Anna wants, they are going to try and take down Duke. The real question is if Jordan can get Duke confessing to ordering a hit on a wire, will Anna really arrest him? She can’t seem to quit that man, and it wouldn’t surprise me if she bungled this and Jordan’s life ended up on the line.
Duke and Lucy.
The show has hinted at the possibility of Duke and Lucy as a new couple for a while now. Duke made it clear that he’s ready to move on with her, if she’s ready to move on from Kevin and Scotty. Personally I think they make a good team. What do you think? Vote in Soaps.com’s General Hospital Poll: Would Duke and Lucy make a good couple?
Rosalie versus Sabrina.
It was good to see Rosalie back, as it was beginning to look like the show had forgotten all about her. Fortunately they didn’t, nor did they forget that she has a secret still yet to be revealed. Just one more secret that we fans are waiting for answers too. While we are waiting it should at least be interesting to see the tension between Rosalie and Sabrina over Michael, especially given that it seems Sabrina is on to Rosalie.
Kiki and Morgan’s plan to make Michael appear to be an alcoholic to cost him custody of Avery has a lot of our readers divided on our message boards and in the daily recap discussions. Some see it as crossing a line and cruel given AJ’s struggles with alcohol, while others feel that if Michael is going to play dirty then he should be ready to get as much as he gives. Given that Michael is publically throwing back drinks during the middle of the day and while he has Avery in his care, Kiki and Morgan likely won’t have to work that hard to make their point. However in pushing to make Michael look like an alcoholic, if their plan succeeds then he may actually become one to drown his pain and sorrows.
The duel: Spinelli versus Nathan.
After last week I really thought Maxie’s choice between Nathan and Spinelli was fairly clear, but it seems I was wrong. Maxie admitted she loves both men and doesn’t know how or who to choose. Fortunately the men feel they can settle this with a duel in the boxing ring. Oh brother! At this point Maxie may be better off without either of these Neanderthals. The best part of this entire storyline has been Sonny constantly rolling his eyes at these two meatheads.
Pyromania and origami.
The truth about Cameron starting the fire at Wyndemere came out, and even though it was an accident, Spencer is out for the townie’s head. The show has really made the viewers feel for Spencer and what he’s going through over these last few weeks, but if he’s going to launch a vendetta over an accident, our sympathy might start to wane. While he is only a kid, and a hurt one at that, the show seems to be determined to set Spencer and Cameron up as the next Luke and Scotty. As I’ve said before, let them just be kids for awhile.
Two new characters made their debut on Friday, and both smell fishy to me. Lulu and Tracy met a young woman who claimed to be Pat's daughter, and that Pat was dead. However the audience saw that Luke was forcing her to say this at gunpoint. This leads me to believe she may not even be Pat's daughter, but just some poor soul that Luke is forcing to throw them off the trail. Meanwhile Rebecca Budig made her debut on March 20 as Jake's long lost wife. We definitely know this one is a fake, and it reeks of Ric. He gave up on Elizabeth way too easily.
Best lines of the week:
Spencer to Nikolas, "Pyromania is Cameron’s hobby! The only thing he likes better than playing with origami is playing with matches."
Sonny to Nathan on Spinelli's comment, "Did he just call you a Sith Lord?"
Maxie to Dante, "Even on my worst day I’m a much more pleasant topic of conversation than Obrecht, Madeline or Nina."
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