Deconstructing GH: Luke and Laura are faking it for Lucky
Another soap couch soiled.
Rants and raves for the week of June 15 – 19
It was a fairly lackluster week in Port Charles that seemed more about recapping things for part time viewers than advancing any of the stories. Let’s rant about what happened on “General Hospital.”
Lucky not living up to his name.
Viewers learned that Lucky has been kidnapped and whoever is holding him has demanded that Luke and Laura convince everyone that they’ve reunited. What the heck? This sounds more like a scheme a kid would cook up in order to get their divorced parents back together. It makes me wonder if Lucky really is in danger, or is he part of this bizarre plot?
Check out Soaps.com’s interview with Genie Francis, in which the actress revealed that Luke and Laura’s search for Lucky is was takes them on a journey out of Port Charles. “And beyond that I can’t really tell you because it goes on for a while like that,” Francis teased.
Looks and brains!
Not only is Dillon easy on the eyes, but the boy has some smarts! Bravo to him for remembering his family’s company is in the throes of a hostile takeover and not trading even half of one percent of his shares to Nikolas in exchange for financing his movies. Maybe someone should make him CEO of ELQ.
How low can they go?
In last week’s Deconstructing GH I discussed how it was hard to see Nikolas as a villain at times. This week he proved me wrong by not giving two squats about using his own sister to further his plot to take over ELQ. Talk about cold! It was ironic seeing him rant about how much better Laura is than Luke because what he’s doing is on evil Luke’s level. It will break his mother’s heart along with everyone else’s who have cared about him over the years.
Liz continues to prove how much of a snake she can be with the lies she’s telling Jake and the intel she’s feeding Nikolas. I’m more upset about what Liz is doing than Nikolas is, mainly because I think she has such amazing chemistry with Jake. However there is no way he will forgive her for all that she’s done once the truth comes out. The only way she can hold onto him now is to trap him with a baby.
Jake and Sabrina, private eyes!
So far both Jake and Sabrina have done a better job as sleuths than Sam has all year. Perhaps she should just join the PCPD, as they do a whole lot of nothing too. With everyone knowing that Rosalie is working for the enemy, and that it is Nikolas, it looks like both are about to go down. I just hope she doesn’t become collateral damage in this storyline as I adore the actress and would hate to see her go. Oh, and we better learn her secret!
Help me father, you're my only hope!
Something tells me that Michael is going to have to ask Sonny for help at some point in dealing with Nikolas and the takeover. Tracy would probably rather be shot dead than have to rely on Sonny for help though.
If Ava hopes to actually be a part of Avery’s life then she needs to start focusing. Watching her almost blow her top over learning Sabrina was her child’s nanny was great, but it’s things like this that will expose her. I’d suggest she stay the heck away from Morgan too, as she can’t seem to control her hormones around him. However I don’t think Morgan has the brain cells to figure out that Denise is Ava, even if he went all the way with her.
Good cop, bad cop.
It would appear that TJ’s racially biased run-in with the law was nothing more than a way to prop up a few other storylines. Sonny did some magic to make the charges against TJ go away. Did he strike a deal with Scott? Given he’s not in jail, not likely. No matter what he did, TJ and Jordan both owe him now. Most of us knew one way or another that TJ would end up working for Sonny.
The incident also brought out Valerie’s feelings for Dante. I love that Maxie gave her hell for moving in on Dante, and that someone is onto her. Heaven knows Dante can’t see it, and Lulu’s too busy keeping her own secrets from Dante to worry about Valerie. Some viewers find Valerie and Dante hot, even giving them the nickname “Vante.” What team are you on? Vote in Soaps.com’s General Hospital Poll: Valerie or Lulu?
That's it for this week. As always these are just my opinions. Feel free to leave your own in the comments.
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- Dustin Cushman