General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown For May 25 – 29!
Jason and Michael’s scenes discussing their similar brain injuries were a nice touch and having Monica stand up for her grandson with Edward made it even better, especially considering she knows how all the hovering and ordering around of Jason blew up in their faces. Since Jason took care of Michael early on they have a special bond, so it’s nice to see Jason be the one person Michael can truly talk to and even joke around with regarding his situation. Jason’s brain damage is often referred to and his accident is often recalled, but having it tie into a current storyline with the boy he loves like his own, nicely brings everything full circle.
Robin’s homecoming scenes were sweet and I’m so happy Patrick didn’t cheat on her while she was in treatment. The writers kind of made us think that might happen with Elizabeth when she was helping him out so much early on, but that thankfully didn’t turn out to be the case. It’s a nice change of pace on GH to see a husband stick by his wife’s side and tough it out without turning to someone else for comfort. I’ve always liked Patrick and this ordeal has made me like him even more.
Speaking of husbands turning to other women, I think I’m taking a very unpopular stance regarding the Luke/Holly affair. Maybe I was just never that devoted to Luke and Laura as a couple, but it makes sense to me that he cheated on her with Holly. Yes, Laura is the love of his life, but that doesn’t mean he couldn’t have strayed. I think he was supposed to have hooked up with Holly while they were in Canada, so maybe things got a little too dull and comfortable for him while they were working at that diner. Luke has always been a character that craves adventure and if I remember correctly, when they returned to Port Charles, Luke and Laura split because he couldn’t take the mundane day-to-day domesticity of it all. I don’t think him sleeping with Holly diminishes his love for Laura; it just means he is human and was looking for some excitement like a lot of married men and woman do. Yes, we want our supercouples to remain just that, but this particular supercouple evolved from a rape. Is infidelity really too much of a leap?
Don’t you love when characters say exactly what the viewers are thinking? When Michael learned Claudia was pregnant and Sonny tried to awkwardly explain it, Michael told his father, “Dad. Claudia isn’t exactly the only woman you got pregnant.” I literally laughed out loud. And how great was Sonny's reaction to Claudia when she was spilling the beans? Maurice Bernard's stunned/annoyed facial expressions are so amusing.
I feel so bad for Carly though. She so desperately wants to reconnect with Michael and she has to hear him bond with the evil Claudia instead. Laura Wright is truly doing a great job of making us feel her pain, but would Carly really be able to switch emotions so quickly and go from crying her eyes out over Michael to wanting to jump her husband’s bones? Regardless, the fact that Michael is bonding with the person who is responsible for his condition is classic soap and it’s creating a lot of drama, which in turn is allowing Wright the opportunity to really work her material.
I was a bit confused by Sam and Spinelli’s workspaces this week. I thought they shared an office, but they conducted business in two different places. Spinelli’s was much nicer, where as Sam’s was very dark and dank, which is beside the point, but if you can clear this up for me I would be much obliged.
I didn’t touch on the Rebecca issue, because really, it’s just more of the same, but we might get some more information on what her true agenda is next week, so I might have more to say then. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t chime in on the character by voting in the poll on Soaps.com's sister site Soap Opera Fan Blog.
So that’s all I got for this week. What’d you think about all the happenings? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson