GH Rundown Weekly Blog
The GH Rant from April 20 – 24:
If I were to have to sum up what happened in Port Charles this week in one word, that word would be “Busted!” Let’s discuss what went down on “General Hospital.”
The Nurses’ Ball.
Lucy has been running around in a frenzy planning for the ball, which is set to begin next week. She should probably take some time to make sure she has a foolproof outfit that won’t somehow come off without serious help. That way she might not end up in her undies on stage again. One good thing she did was give Nathan and Ellie the idea to attend the ball together, which could make Maxie and Spinelli jealous. It seems clear from Maxie’s reactions to her talk with Lulu that she’s not sure she should be with Spinelli, but Spinelli seems to have no doubts he should be with Maxie. While Maxie and Spinelli’s scenes had me rolling my eyes, Nathan and Ellie’s were cute and fun. I look forward to seeing them attend the ball together. Who knows, maybe they really will hit it off and begin to realize there is more than just Maxie and Spinelli. What do you think? Vote in Soaps.com’s General Hospital Poll: Would Nathan and Ellie make a good couple?
Nikolas has truly embraced his Cassadine roots and has become a masterful liar. His ability to come up with a lie on the fly to explain why Spencer had Jason’s ring was amazing, yet at the same time frustrating for fans. Once again we were so close to the truth about Jake being exposed, only to have it snatched from us. I’m actually enjoying Nikolas as a bad boy, and he and Hayden definitely smoke up the screen when they are together. However we need a Jake/Jason reveal now. Whether Nikolas can come out looking clean and innocent though remains to be seen. I would like to see him continue this bad boy role as he’s been great fun to watch lately.
Carly has been on fire with her suspicions of Hayden, and now she has the goods on her fake Jake hubby, Pete. Sadly neither she nor Spinelli realize Ric is really behind the scam. She was so close to busting him until Spinelli threw her off with his belief that Pete was the boss man. Once again, Spinelli is ruining everything! He couldn't even get a decent photo of Pete and it was Sam who saved his behind there. To make matters worse, Carly wasn't even able to tell Jake the truth about his wife thanks to Anna's interrupting their conversation. Poor Jake, nothing is working in this guy's favor lately. Give this guy a break writers!
Busted, part two!
Thanks to Sabrina’s sleuthing she proved that Michael was drugged and wasn’t just drunk when AJ’s stroller incident happened. Frankly Michael’s been so full of himself lately that it is a bit of a let down to have him be vindicated so quickly. It would have been nice to see him squirm a little more. Michael took no time at all in realizing it was Kiki and Morgan who did this to him, and Kiki confessed when Morgan was caught red handed with pills. Both Michael and Sonny's reaction was down right infuriating. What Morgan and Kiki did was wrong, but for Michael to act like he was an innocent victim was a crock. He's quick to blame everyone else, but rarely seems to admit his own wrong doings. Meanwhile for Sonny to take Michael's side and chide Morgan actually made me feel for Morgan. Even with all that Michael has done he's still Sonny's golden boy as Morgan pointed out. Sabrina seemed to be the only one looking at this dysfunctional family clearly and tried to make Michael see what was really going on, but the only thing Michael is focused on is that he's sure it was Morgan and Kiki who kidnapped Avery. That makes no sense at all, as Kiki has custody. Michael's anger over AJ's murder is destroying his relationships with everyone who once cared for him.
The cutest baby was missing, but please take a break from searching for her.
Avery was still missing for most of the week, and the cops in charge of looking for her were canoodling with others around town. Nathan was only supposed to be stopping for food to refuel when he ran into Ellie and Lucy, and somehow lost complete track of his job and began scheming with them. Meanwhile Dante stopped at home to check on things and had to play therapist to Valerie, and then sample her homemade frittata. This is why the police never get anything done! Lulu came home and yet again busted Dante in a compromising position with Valerie. She wasn’t happy to catch Dante trying another woman’s cooking. In last week’s GH blog I suggested Valerie was up to no good, and this week hasn’t changed my opinion of her. Lulu probably made a big mistake sending her to stay at Nikolas’ place, as she may learn even more ways to cause trouble there. Heaven knows Nikolas keeps leaving bits of evidence laying about, especially when it comes to his plan to take over ELQ.
Taking the hit, and missing the mark.
The never-ending mob wars are once again heating up, with both Duke and Jordan in the line of fire. Jordan and Anna arguing on the pier about their undercover operation was as hilarious as usual. Of course the only person around to hear them was Bruce the hitman. Jordan needs to stop telling Anna that she wants out and just leave! Stop talking and just do it, quit feeding Anna info. It's as simple as that. In the end, Duke's hitman missed Jordan, and Carlos was unable to take the hit on Duke as Hayden came back to her room earlier than expected. With Duke seeing how close Shawn and TJ are, and how much they love Jordan, one has to wonder if he will have Bruce try again. It was clear he was having second thoughts, as he had this "deer trapped in the headlights, what have I done" look on his face until Jordan limped in still alive. Given Jordan thinks it was the Jeromes who were trying to take her out, he could drop it, but Anna won't stop until she finds out who made the hit. She may just wind up with the evidence she needs to put Duke away.
Ava and Avery's fates.
Silas returned to town and it would seem based on a conversation with Nathan that Ava is dead. Not likely! It seems more than a coincidence that the minute he returns, Avery was returned to her crib. It's pretty clear that Silas took her in order to do a bone marrow transplant on Ava. Unfortunately Kiki and Morgan are now going to look like they were the ones who kidnapped poor Avery, as they came home to find her, and it will only make Michael even more smug. Bah! It would appear that the show is laying the seeds for a huge confrontation between these two brothers at some point in the future.
Best line of the week:
Maxie to Lulu on the subject of Valerie, "You are making a lot of excuses for someone who sounds like they have Levi Dunklemen potential."
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.
Screen shots courtesy of ABC.
- Dustin Cushman