GH Rundown Weekly Blog
She's back! (Howard Wise/JPI Studios)
The GH Rant from May 25 – 29:
Ava, but not Ava, returned to Port Charles this week, as did two other known criminals. Let’s discuss what happened on “General Hospital.”
Do you know “The Nanny?”
Ava, or someone who looks just like her, showed up with a cockamamie story about being a recently dumped beautician from Queens named Denise DeMuccio. This sounds a lot like a popular sitcom from the nineties to me. Nobody believed it, and the fact that she had a tattoo where her gunshot wound should be, and her fingerprints were gone, made things even more suspicious. However Denise was the highlight of the week and dropped some amazing lines, especially her insults about Sam’s style and Morgan’s intelligence, or lack thereof. Denise and Sonny’s scenes in jail when she was offering to whip out a breast to prove who she was were hysterical. I would love to see those blooper reels, as I’m not sure how either actor kept a straight face delivering those lines. Denise, “Which boob do you want to see?” Sonny, “The right one!”
When the DNA tests finally came back it was revealed that Denise wasn’t Ava, but she was a very close relative. This perplexed her and everyone else. How could this be? Many fans are speculating that Silas saved Ava with a bone marrow transplant from Avery, and that has resulted in alterations to her DNA. Ava’s mom Delia turned up by the end of Friday’s show with a way to explain. I’m sure she’s going to claim this is a long lost identical cousin, because “GH” loves those stories. However Delia knew Ava was alive, and if this is Ava, it is likely she is helping her daughter cover.
Shawn goes down in a blaze of glory.
In last week’s GH blog I ranted about how Jordan couldn’t seem to win with TJ. Now I understand why he’s mad, his mom dumped him for a job and lied to him over and over. What irks me is his hero worship of Shawn for doing worse things than his mom has done. Shawn tried to kill a man for cripes sakes, and he thinks he put an innocent woman in a coma. However that doesn’t seem to matter to TJ. TJ respects men like Shawn, Sonny and Duke, but not his mom. Shawn’s last bit of advice to him, that it was better to go down and do the time than be a snitch, was pretty much a final jab at Jordan. Honestly, I expect to see TJ working for Sonny by next week.
We did learn that Shawn is TJ’s father, and that Jordan lied to try and save her marriage at the time. Shawn’s one noble act was not telling TJ the truth, as he didn’t want to take his father from him twice. I’m not sure how noble it was though because once TJ finds out it will be one more reason to hate his mother.
Valerie gets a job.
Of all the jobs Valerie could have applied for, she chooses the PCPD so she can be close to Dante. Shady! I am really starting to dislike Valerie. Lulu tried to get Nikolas to put pressure on Sloane not to hire her, but Sloane is out of a job and Nikolas has no leverage at the PCPD. Lulu hated herself for even resorting to such machinations. She better embrace whatever dark side she has or she will lose her man to Valerie!
Cleaning up the mob? Maybe not...
It was really looking like the mob scene in Port Charles was on a downward spiral this week. Duke and Carlos were both dead, Shawn was sent to jail, Sonny’s down to just himself, and Julian decided yet again to get out of the business. Sloane and Anna’s dreams seemed to finally be coming true, as were mine as I’ve never been a fan of the mob war storylines dominating the show. Unfortunately it looks like we shouldn’t count the mob out just yet. That slimy Mayor Lomax returned with a plan to get rid of some loose ends in her rise to power, namely Sloane. Sloane has been a character that many viewers have been on the fence about, especially since they see him having less than honorable intentions towards Anna. I actually think he truly cares for her, even though he did wrong her by stealing her job. By pitting him against Lomax and her associate Nikolas, it looks like the writers could be trying to turn Sloane’s image around. I’m not sure if it will work, but he did finally confess all to Anna about the election. Perhaps together they could rid the city of the mob.
Brad’s mysterious background also seemed to breathe life back into the mob. He claims his birth family has some kind of connections to the mob, and it seems he hasn’t told his family about Lucas. Is Brad in the closet with his family, or is there more to this story? I get the feeling that Brad’s family has a past that involves bad blood with the Jeromes. Could Brad be connected somehow to Duke or to Sonny? That would be an interesting twist.
Ruined egg salad.
I really love Nina and Franco, which I know is a feeling many viewers don’t share, so this storyline with Ric setting out to use her is falling flat with me. So far the best thing about it has been the destruction of that ugly egg salad painting, though I feel bad for Obrecht when she learns about it. Nina has been a love her or hate her character since debuting, so this story isn’t really endearing her to anyone. She just seems to be making another rash choice to hurt someone who cares about her, that being Franco, another iffy character with many fans. It would appear that this entire storyline is to make Franco come out her romantic hero and save her from the plot that Ric and Madeline have hatched against her. Personally, I feel like Franco was already her hero and this entire storyline wasn’t needed. I can only surmise that the writers are trying to change their reputations with some fans much as they might be trying to do with Sloane.
Best lines of the week:
Dr. Obrecht to herself while dancing to her walkman, "David Hasselhoff is a vocal artist for all the ages."
Denise to Morgan, "You're cute, but you're dumb."
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Remember, these are just my opinions. What do you think is up with Denise? What about Brad's family? Leave me some comments.
Screen shots courtesy of JPI Studios.
- Dustin Cushman