GH Rundown Weekly Blog
Baby drama! (ABC)
The GH Rant from April 6 – 10:
This week seemed to focus on people moving in with, or moving in on, others in Port Charles. Let’s discuss what happened on “General Hospital.”
Hayden put the moves on every member of the male species she could. Her marriage really must have been bad if she’s so hot to trot. At first I didn’t like Hayden, and after trying to bed all these guys I really wasn’t liking her. However then the show made a point of having her say that men who engage in one night stands are studs, whereas there is a double standard for women. I liked that, and then I started to look at her in a new light. Hayden just wanted to have fun as she pointed out and she didn’t want to be judged for it. You go girl! With Nikolas turning into a total bad boy, perhaps a bad girl like Hayden is just what he needs. What do you think? Vote in Soaps.com’s General Hospital Poll: Which man do you want to see Hayden with?
Father knows best.
Spencer gave Alan/Jason’s ring to Emma as a token of his love, but she couldn’t take it, as it wasn’t his to give. He threw a tantrum, and then threw the ring, which landed under Patrick’s couch. Start placing your bets now as to how many times the camera is going to pan to that ring over the next few weeks. I did love that Patrick told Emma that she did nothing wrong, and that she and Spencer are far too young to be talking about being each other’s true loves. It’s about time someone told these kids to cool it with the love talk. Good job Patrick!
Moving in and moving on.
In last week’s GH blog I discussed how all the women seemed to be drawn to Jake, and now this week he’s got a bike just like Jason had to add to his sex appeal. Sam finally took the plunge and moved in with Patrick, but not before taking a ride on Jake’s hog. I’ve written before how bad I feel for Patrick, because he’s going to get his heart broken. Sam is just far more into this guy she barely knows than the man she’s spent the past year growing closer too. I really like Patrick with Sam, and Liz with Jake, but there is no denying that Jake and Sam are pretty hot together. Actually Jake is smoking with just about every female he shares a scene with. I am finally understanding why so many “Young and the Restless” fans are missing Billy Miller, as he really is fantastic. Patrick and Liz will definitely need to form a support group after the truth finally comes out about Jake, and Carly might need to end up joining it too.
Speaking of Liz… Really Liz? That’s about all I have to say about her storyline right now, and it’s probably two words too many.
Kiki and Michael’s scheme took a predictably dangerous turn this week. It was only a matter of time before Avery somehow ended up in trouble with all these jokers fighting over her. Fortunately Avery wasn’t hurt, and now Kiki has ended up with custody of her. Frankly Kiki should have been given custody of the child in the first place, but the way it’s come about will just bite her and Morgan in the butt. Olivia knows that Michael wasn’t over served, and Sabrina is starting to suspect something is wrong with Michael’s pills. Even if Kiki and Morgan’s scheme is exposed and they too lose Avery, Michael still may not get her back as his increasingly frequent day drinking is starting to look problematic. Ned's jab at Michael telling him that he should have learned something from AJ was fantastic. If this family doesn’t get their act together then that baby is going to end up with a completely unrelated foster family. I'm really rooting for Silas to find some way to save Ava at this point so she can come rescue this poor kid. With Silas disregarding Ava's wishes and taking Avery's blood to test, a cure may be just around the corner.
The Bill Eckert connection.
We finally got the final pieces of the Luke puzzle in terms of when he actually boarded the train to crazy town. Luke admitted that for years he would steal away to go hang out with bad guys like Caesar and Julian when his dark side took over, but he would always come back to Port Charles. It was actually a very clever way to explain Anthony Geary’s yearly time away from the show. However it was Bill Eckert’s death in the nineties that completely broke him and sent him down this dark path. With everything solved, hopefully the show can focus on getting Luke better and healing the family. How the writers will keep him out of prison will be interesting, but they’ve done it with almost everyone else that spent time in Pentonville this past year. I'm still very interested in who Valerie's father might be, and if the show will make it a new character or someone from Port Charles' past.
The crazy lives of Nina and Franco.
The scenes between Nina and Silas, with the two apologizing and making peace with their past, were great. It almost makes one want to have Nina calm and sane all the time, but it didn't last as she got into it with Kiki and called Ava a home-wrecking whore who had the baby that should have been hers. The catfight that ensued made for thrilling viewing. Once again though, I can't help but think that Kiki is really Nina's daughter and they are setting up this animosity between the two before the big reveal. Meanwhile Franco blackmailing Ned for his shares of ELQ is an interesting twist in the struggle for control of that company. If Ned forks them over then Nikolas will be ever closer to taking it over.
Baby daddy drama.
Julian's concern for Olivia and her baby was adorable as always. Olivia needs to stop fighting the chemistry between them and just give in.
Maxie makes up her mind.
After what seems to have been months, though in reality it's only been weeks, Maxie finally made her mind up and chose Spinelli over Nathan. What is this girl on? I just can't even comprehend what she's thinking. Poor Nathan, someone give that man a hug as he's going to need it.
Friday ended with a cliffhanger as someone made their way into Avery's room at the hospital, presumably to snatch her. Wow! What a great ending to the week. Soaps rarely do Friday cliffhangers anymore, and this one took me back to the eighties when you didn't dare miss the end of a show on a Friday.
Bests line of the week:
Hayden to Ric, "You're not quite the beefcake my faux hubby is, but you're not half bad, so what do you say? Look I’m not saying we have to have some sort of orgiastic toga party, I’m just saying we should have some fun."
Carly to Jake about Spinelli, "Most people would have been offended by the way he was starting at and smelling them."
Franco to Ned, "Stocks are the gift that keeps giving and giving and giving, like herpes."
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. Also be sure to watch the Daytime Emmy reels for each actor and actress nominated this year.
All screen shots courtesy of ABC.
- Dustin Cushman