GH Rundown Weekly Blog
Reunions. (Howard Wise/JPI Studios)
The GH Rant from June 1 – 5:
This week brought Luke home, as well as Tracy’s son Dillon. Also for once a big reveal wasn’t dragged out for weeks. Let’s discuss “General Hospital.”
Denise is Ava . . . Shocker!
As many viewers guessed long ago, Silas kidnapped Avery to use as a donor in a bone marrow transplant for Ava. Denise tried to continue with the twin sister act, but finally admitted to Silas that she was Ava. Now she’s blackmailing him to keep quiet. I have to say Denise is/was a great character, and it would have been fun if her story were real. Ava seems to have run her course, but Denise could have been fresh and new. On the other hand, we knew the show would go here eventually, so perhaps it’s best they didn’t drag the Denise act out for a year or more. Now we simply have to wait for people to one by one figure her out.
Ric and his bag of dirty tricks.
Ric using Nina in a get rich scheme has a “been there done that” feel to it, and as I said in last week’s GH Blog it’s clearly just a way for Franco to come out Nina’s hero. The best part of the story is it facilitated the return of Madeline. It was great seeing her put Ric in his place when he tried to double-cross her. The viewers know that Madeline has some secrets up her sleeve still, such as the identity of Nathan’s father. Let’s just hurry up and get to that part of the story.
Settling things in the ring.
Michael and Morgan duking it out, and then working things out, was probably the most likable these two have been in months. It would be great to see this family starting to heal, but as Morgan said, things will never be the same. I don’t know why, but I have a feeling history may repeat itself and Kiki will become a problem in their trying to repair their relationship. Denise/Ava will definitely stir the pot as much as she can in order to get Avery back as well.
Sloane and Anna.
After a roll in the hay with Sloane, Anna headed out of town to get her head straight. I was hoping there would be more to Sloane’s past, but it seems he really was just a dirty cop with a bone to pick. I don't think he expected to fall for Anna though. Even though he's currently down, we obviously haven’t seen the last of Sloane, as he can bring Lomax and Nikolas down with what he knows. Plus as much as she pushed him away, Anna does seem drawn to him and they need to resolve what's happened between them.
Luke’s back, but not for the long run.
Luke returned and in a testament to the power of soap medicine is pretty much his old self again in record time. His return however is going to be short lived, as Anthony Geary is making his grand exit from the soap this summer. Luke and Anna had their farewell as she was leaving town, and the scenes were amazing. It's going to become more difficult to watch these as the summer progresses. Meanwhile, I’m not sure what the point of him proposing to Tracy was, and I hope she doesn’t go through with it. Any "Days of our Lives" fan can attest that the off-screen husband thing just doesn’t work.
I can’t help but wonder what issues Dillon’s return will pose for Lulu. As Valerie seems determined to move in on Dante, will Lulu find herself drawn back to her old flame? My guess is yes. I will say the casting department outdid themselves in finding Robert Palmer Watkins for the part, so far he’s been fantastic.
Luke and Laura forever.
Genie Francis made her return as Laura in Friday's cliffhanger, and what an entrance she made. Just as Luke had professed his love for Tracy in front of his family, she waltzed in and all eyes were on her. She was trembling when she stood before Luke, and looked like she was dressed for a battle in a Marvel Comics' film. Something tells me she's not back just to try and reclaim her former lover, but because one final Luke and Laura adventure awaits.
Voting time! Who do you think Luke should ride into the sunset with? Let us know by taking Soaps.com's General Hospital Poll: Who should Luke end up with?
These are just my opinions, and I encourage you to share yours. What do you think about Ava's plan? Do you think Lulu will run back to Dillon? What could Laura be back for? Leave a comment!
Screen shots courtesy of JPI Studios.
- Dustin Cushman