GH Rundown Weekly Blog
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The GH Rant from April 13 – 17:
Michael’s drug and alcohol induced meltdowns were the most entertaining things in a rather dull week. Let’s discuss what happened on “General Hospital.”
Because it wasn’t bad enough when it was just a triangle.
Ellie returned to Port Charles and threw an even bigger wrench into the mess that is Maxie and her men. She was right about one thing though, and that was that Spinelli was the boobie prize as Maxie only chose him after she thought it was over with Nathan. At this point I don’t know why either of these guys wants her anymore, and I can’t fathom why Ellie would want to take back that boob Spinelli. Perhaps Ellie and Nathan should give each other a shot.
To Tango or not to Tango.
The Duke, Anna, Lucy and Sloane story is just as much of a mess right now too. Duke and Anna obviously still have feelings for one another, which makes Duke shacking up with Lucy, and Sloane’s nearly naked run-ins with Anna even more ridiculous. Speaking of ridiculous, why are all these people living in a hotel? Is there a housing shortage in Port Charles? Perhaps someone should get back to fixing up the brownstone so people can move in. Everyone living at the Metro Court has jobs too, whereas Maxie seems to never work yet has a sweet apartment. Go figure!
Tim Spencer just won’t die.
The scenes of Luke apologizing to Sonny were great, and everything about Luke’s behavior has been explained to the fans. They’ve even given us reasons for his past criminal behaviors, such as raping Laura and running over Jake. Now that it has all been laid out, it’s time to kill Fluke, Tim, or whatever Luke’s alter is called. Kill him with drugs, kill him with electroshock therapy, just kill him and never ever bring him back. Fans have had enough of Fluke to last a lifetime.
The cutest baby in the world is missing.
In last week's GH blog I raved about the great Friday cliffhanger that had someone entering Avery's room to take her. Unfortunately the storyline that followed this week was a snooze. Nina and Michael are huge suspects, as they both having periods of missing time they seem to be very secretive about. One would think a kidnapping story would liven up things, but it didn’t. Watching everyone exclaim over and over, “I didn’t take the baby!” for several episodes was so boring that I wanted to join Michael in some day drinking. Personally I think that Silas took the baby, after finding out she was a bone marrow match for Ava. Then on Thursday he sedated Ava rather than killing her as she asked. When she wakes up she’ll have had a transplant, and really what can Ava do? It’s not as if she can sue Silas for going against her wishes as she’s a dead criminal to the rest of the world. What do you think? Did Silas take Avery, or did someone else? Vote in Soaps.com’s General Hospital Poll: Who kidnapped baby Avery?
Obrecht visiting Nina made for some enjoyable scenes in this lackluster week. Nina brought up the question of Nathan’s parentage, and Obrecht threatened Nina with the fact that she may have some skeletons in her closet that she doesn’t even know about. The latter I’m convinced is that Nina did have a child, and that it’s Kiki. Both of these stories though are preferable to some of the nonsense going on right now, so hopefully the show will explore these soon.
Something about Valerie is beginning to rub me the wrong way. I don’t think she’s the sweet and innocent girl that’s lived a hard life with her mother like she initially portrayed herself as. Perhaps she has a bit of the dark Spencer side in her as well. Valerie is getting way too chummy with Dante, so Lulu better be on guard. I wouldn’t be shocked if Valerie started destroying every Spencer in town as some kind of revenge for her mother’s death.
It's all unraveling for Ric and Nik.
Friday's show had both Ric and Nikolas' secrets on the verge of coming out. Pete, aka fake Jake, returned to blackmail more money out of Ric and Hayden, and was seen and had his photo snapped by Spinelli. It also didn't take Carly long to come up with an idea as to who would benefit by making a fake life and wife for Jake, and that would be Ric. Across town Nikolas realized Jason's wedding ring was not in his safe just as Jake found it under Patrick's couch. This was a pleasant turn of events as that ring could have remained lost for weeks given this is a soap after all. If everyone involved in Jake's life would just sit down for a powwow and compare notes then it would take them thirty seconds to figure out who he really is. With May sweeps around the corner, fans can only hope Jason's reveal isn't far off.
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.
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- Dustin Cushman