Silas gets angry!

Rants and raves for the week of July 27 – 31:

We saw Luke say goodbye to Port Charles this week. In spite of this historic loss, “General Hospital” was on fire, and several characters gave amazing performances. Let’s discuss!

Writers’ shake-up at the hospital.
News broke last week that current head writer Ron Carlivati is out, and Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante are in as co-head writers. Reactions from fans have been mixed. One change I would like to see with the new writers is the end of the long, drawn out stories. For example, the Fluke/Luke story went on far too long, and the same can be said of Jake/Jason’s identity. I would also like to see them stop with the dropping of stories for a few weeks, and then picking them back up. Brad and Lucas are a prime example of this. I really wanted to know what the deal with Brad’s marriage was, but as usual they’ve been dropped in favor of other stories, and who knows when we will see them again.

What do you think about the writers’ shake-up? Vote in our weekly General Hospital Poll: Are you excited about the new writers?

Luke says so long to Port Charles.
On Monday’s show we saw Luke say goodbye to Sonny and Lulu before walking off into the fog. I loved both of these goodbye scenes, but initially I was miffed that he didn’t have one with Laura as well. However as I thought about it, I really liked Laura’s explanation as to why they didn’t have one. It was because she had said goodbye to Luke long ago. As I said in last week’s Deconstructing GH, I’m really excited to see where they take Laura’s character on her own.

The secret continues.
On Friday’s show we got to see Laura standing strong and taking charge as she gave it to Liz for keeping the truth from Jake. Unfortunately she folded when Liz revealed her suspicions that Nikolas had Hayden shot to shut her up. At least they’ve given Laura a valid reason to keep quiet about what she knows, unlike Liz and Nik who are doing it for selfish reasons of their own. I for one am not buying those crocodile tears Liz shed when she claimed she too was keeping the secret to protect Nikolas.

Props to Michael!
I have really been impressed with Michael lately. There was a period where I couldn’t stand the character, as all he seemed to do was complain and lash out at everyone around him. However he’s really changing and growing up. I love that he seems to be the only one using his brains in regards to Jake’s identity, having connected the dots and suggesting Nikolas might know who Jake is if Hayden does. Why didn’t anyone else think of this?