GH Rundown Weekly Blog
Truth time. (Howard Wise/JPI Studios)
The GH Rant from May 18 – 22:
Monday saw the second “General Hospital” live show air, which started an avalanche of character exits. Let’s discuss what went down this week in Port Charles.
I’m still baffled as to what is going on in Nina’s head and why she married Ric. If she wanted to hurt Franco for thinking she kidnapped Avery, a crime that has yet to be officially resolved, there are easier ways to do that. Frankly Nina is punishing herself more than anything by marrying Ric. I also can’t figure out what Ric is thinking either. Is he trying to make Liz jealous? That ship has sailed and he won’t get her back. Could this have something to do with Nina’s money that’s been tied up by the government? What is going on with these two?
Anna murdering Carlos in cold blood has led to a huge mess. Not only have they lost their one piece of evidence against Julian, but now poor Jake could go down for Duke’s murder. Carlos was scum and it was his time to go, but Anna is not supposed to be above the law. I was really shocked that she gunned him down the way she did. However I loved how Sloane came to her aid, and it’s clear that he really cares for her. It’s too soon after Duke’s death for Anna to even think about a relationship, but I hope these two get there eventually. What Sloane did for Anna really sealed the deal for me as far as these two becoming an item.
As the two argued over what Anna had done, something Sloane said struck me. Anna wondered why Sloane didn’t arrest her, as he came to town to get payback for what she did to him years earlier. He told her that he came to town to do a job. I’m wondering if Sloane is part of something much bigger than we realize.
Gone too far?
Anna wasn’t the only one crossing lines this week, as Nikolas did a running leap over one. He’s done some pretty crummy things to his friends and loved ones as of late, but ordering Hayden’s death really made him a Cassadine through and through. Sure, she didn’t actually die, but the fact that he wanted her dead was enough. Other characters have done worse and been redeemed, but I worry Nikolas isn’t going to be one of those. The show seems to be running low on truly bad villains, and it seems Nikolas is filling that void. Perhaps Laura’s pending return will save him from himself?
On Monday’s live show Nikolas did give me a good chuckle when he told Liz that he’s surprised nobody in town has figured out that Jake is Jason, as they are so similar. It seems those lines were thrown in there just for the fans, who have been saying the same thing for months now.
Patrick’s jealousies of Jake continued to come out this week. Of course he has a right to be concerned given what happened with Hayden getting shot and Sam being there when it happened. However I’ve always wondered how he didn’t make the connection between Jason’s brain surgeries and Jake’s, which is one of those funny facts that Nikolas brought up this week. Does Patrick know, or have an idea as to who Jake really is? I hate to think Patrick would be so devious, but he may want to hold onto Sam as much as Liz wants to keep Jake. What do you think? Vote in Soaps.com’s General Hospital Poll: Does Patrick know about Jake?.
Shawn goes down, and TJ throws a fit.
Shawn, the worst hit man in the world, has finally been brought down for his failed attempt to kill Jake. Once again the Port Charles PD somehow failed to realize there were two bullets fired from two different guns, and the one that hit Hayden wasn’t from Shawn’s gun. Did nobody find a stray bullet in the wall at the garage? Maybe because it’s Julian’s garage they just thought a bullet in the wall was normal. Either way, Shawn’s headed to the slammer and Jordan was finally exposed as an undercover cop. She was able to tell TJ the truth, and in a surprise turn of events he was furious. I can’t figure that kid out. He’s been angry with his mom for years for running drugs and being involved in illegal operations, now that he knows the truth he’s angry she lied to him for years. Jordan just can’t win with this kid. Hopefully TJ will come around and realize everything she’s done has been for him, but I’m not going to hold my breath.
Julian’s change of heart.
In last week’s GH Blog I felt like Ned had a plan to protect Olivia and her son, and this week we found out it involved faking the baby’s death. Ned has left town with the boy, and Olivia is likely to soon follow. In the wake of his son’s "death," Julian has had yet another revelation about his life and promised Alexis yet again he would leave the mob to be with her. How many times have we heard this? As much as I enjoy Alexis and Julian together, I can’t feel bad for her when he inevitable breaks her heart again. We've sat through this before and it's getting a bit stale.
The Corinthos clan.
I absolutely loved Carly standing up to Sonny over his attempt to have Jake taken out, but hated when she wimped out of leaving him once she found out that Jake was still alive. I am eagerly awaiting the day she finally chooses Jake over Sonny and his head explodes. As for their kids, Morgan and Kiki have rekindled their relationship, while Michael and Sabrina are moving full steam ahead with theirs. Neither of these stories really held my interest. In fact they seemed like a way to fill air time more than anything, which is not what I expect from a soap during May sweeps.
The week ended with two great cliffhangers, though one wasn't that much of a shock. Desperate to get Shawn to take a deal and turn on Sonny, Jordan told him that he was TJ's father. It's something most viewers have suspected, but with the character on his way out, I have my suspicions. Is he really the father, or is Jordan just that desperate to keep him out of jail and save face with TJ? The other shock was the return of Ava, or someone who looks a lot like Ava. She showed up at Julian's place with shoulder length brunette hair and a New York accent. My guess is she's back to snatch Avery and run for it.
As always, these are just my opinions. What do you think is up with Nina and Ric? Has Nikolas gone too far? Was TJ too harsh on his mom? Leave a comment below letting me know.
Screen shots courtesy of JPI Studios.
- Dustin Cushman