Deconstructing GH: Laura returns to Port Charles and Luke chooses her
Would I lie to you?
Rants and raves for the week of June 8 – 12:
Laura returned and proceeded to immediately tick off half of Port Charles. Let’s discuss that, and the countless secrets and lies floating around this week on “General Hospital.”
Luke and Laura’s latest adventure.
Laura’s return sent waves through town, as Luke suddenly broke off his engagement to Tracy and claimed things with Laura weren’t as over as he thought. Jane Elliot (Tracy) had some amazing Emmy worthy scenes as she laid into Luke for being a louse. Even if Luke’s able to tell her what’s really going on, it’s doubtful that she’ll take him back as he couldn’t trust her enough to tell her the truth. Why is Laura back though? It’s obviously not to reclaim her lost love, which Luke revealed was a lie in Friday’s cliffhanger to Dillon and Lulu. We just have to sit tight until Monday to get the truth. Meanwhile Laura’s visit with Nikolas was nice, but her bringing up ELQ and questioning him about his business seemed like she was fishing for info. Are the Cassadines a part of why she’s back?
Nasty Nikolas and his co-conspirators.
I find myself on the fence about Nikolas. I hate what he’s doing to his friends and family all in order to take over ELQ, but watching him become a bad boy has been so much fun. The biggest issue I have is that Nikolas rarely gets mad and he’s so soft spoken, so it’s difficult to see him as a ruthless villain. Even though he’s gone rogue, I still like him! Liz on the other hand is a pro at being a bad girl and is far more unlikable then Nik. She’s so desperate to hold onto Jake that she’s now going along with Nik’s scheme to take over ELQ. Unbelievable!
In last week’s Deconstructing GH I discussed my disappointment that Sloane really did seem to be a crook. This week he continued to disappoint me by joining Nikolas’ side. I really hope that he has a plan to expose both Nikolas and Lomax that we don’t know about, as I would like to see him with Anna. However, I don’t want to see Anna involved with yet another crooked mobster figure.
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The secrets we keep and lies we tell.
It seems everyone in Port Charles has a secret or are telling lies nowadays. Liz’s lies to Jake are at the top of my most heinous list, though that may have to do with the fact that they’ve dragged his identity reveal out for far too long. Now he’s working at ELQ and staring his past in the face every single day. Seriously, this guy better start having some memory flashes because we can no longer count on anyone else figuring out who he is and telling him.
Speaking of secrets staring you right in the face, how on earth could Morgan have smooched Denise and not realized she was Ava? Ridiculous! Even though they swore to never do it again, we all know they will.
Rosalie’s resurfacing also meant the return of her secret job for Nikolas, as well as the secret half of the town has been blackmailing her with. Unfortunately Sam is on the case. She can’t even figure out Jake is her husband, so how will she bust Rosalie? I did love that Rosalie and Michael finally had a talk about what went on between them last year, and what could have been. Personally, I like Rosalie with Michael far more than Sabrina, as she has way more spunk. Sabrina just seems too goody-goody for Michael.
Madeline also came back to town, and Obrecht yet again teased that she knew something about the Reeves family that her sister doesn’t want revealed. Many viewers think that Madeline hid Nina’s baby from her, and that baby could be Kiki. If this is it, then the writers may want to come up with something new and a little more shocking. Like the reveal of Fluke, the show drags these storylines out for so long that the viewers figure things out, and then the big reveals become nothing more than confirmation of what we figured out months ago. The payoff falls flat.
More troubles for Jordan and TJ.
TJ’s been wrongfully accused of stealing a credit card, and the whole mess should have been dismissed as racial bias as Ric pointed out. Yes, TJ did knock a guard down while trying to push by him, but this is a case that could have easily gone away. However the mayor is demanding it be treated as a serious crime to avoid charges of favoritism. It seems to me this is nothing more than Lomax testing out Jordan to see if she can control her new commissioner. I feel bad for TJ, but worry he will just rebel even more against his mother after this latest incident and will really get himself into trouble.
Best lines of the week:
Silas to Franco, "Use your words buddy, I know you can do it."
Rosalie to Sabrina, "How do you know Bruce Springsteen didn’t write 'Rosalita' just for me?"
Don't forget, these are just my opinions. Agree or disagree, leave a comment!
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- Dustin Cushman