General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for the week of October 5!
My heart broke for Johnny last week after Olivia dumped him. He didn’t hide one bit of his hurt, as his devastation oozed out of every pore. And while I do not advocate violence against women, I loved Johnny threatening this sister in regards to Olivia. I was so glad he didn’t believe Olivia wanting to dump him and correctly assumed his sister was behind it. His anger has been percolating for so long, that Claudia finally pushed him over the edge and he had to let it out.
I understand why they had Chikezie Eze from American Idol sing “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” at Jake’s, as it highlighted Olivia and Johnny’s anguish, but I don’t think it was necessary. His performance was alright, but when his character told Coleman he wanted to get the crowd going, I thought he was going to rock out, not croon a love ballad. My biggest problem with it though is Karaoke Night is fun because we get to see the regular cast of GH in a different light. I mean, how often do we see Mac get drunk, shake his butt and sing “Macho Man” with his shirt undone to this belly button? That’s just good fun. Listening to a guest star sing, who we’ve never seen in Port Charles before, not so much. Johnny’s heartfelt rendition of “Try a Little Tenderness” was far more effective and would have been enough to drive home the hurt between Jolivia.
However, after reading Chikezie’s tweets, he seems to be a fan of the show and was pretty excited to be on GH, so I’m happy for him in that respect. I just think it would have been better if they had him on as a recurring bartender for a couple of days or weeks so we could get to know him and then let him sing.
I did think it was cute that Patrick was too insecure to follow up the bartender’s performance, even though I enjoy when he sings. The Louise thing seems a little out of left field, but I really have complete faith in Patrick at this point that he won’t cheat on Robin. Maxie’s plan for Robin to keep her love life exciting is pretty uncharacteristic of the couple, which I suppose is the point, but I did think Robin was pretty funny dressing up as whatever it was she was supposed to be. I think she’s more of the surprise-him-in-the-locker-room-shower kind of gal though.
I’m on the fence about Nikolas being such a hands-off dad. I understand he is a Cassadine, has screwed up family dynamics and is a bit stoic, but Stefano did love him and when he finally came to Port Charles, his mother Laura gave him affection, which he returned. He loves his siblings, loved and showed Emily affection, and has mainly been a good, decent, caring character, so I would assume he would give his son love, especially if he felt he never got it himself growing up. However, if his Cassadine gene has trumped everything else, then at least they are explaining why we never see him pay attention to his poor son.
Neglecting Spencer yet again, Nikolas jetted off to Greece to see what was up with his grandmother. I’m glad he’s in the mix now, but I don’t have any strong feelings about this storyline yet.
Sam and Kristina’s scene at the clinic was great. I’m so happy Sam isn’t judging or trying to control her sister’s decisions and instead, is just there for her and trying to help Kristina learn from her own mistakes. I also appreciated Alexis’ talk with Kristina, as it’s about time she acknowledged that Kristina is having a few issues. Kristina may be being a bit hard on Alexis, but it’s pretty normal for teenagers to feel angry towards their parents and when you live in Port Charles, there’s usually good reason for it.
Why are Carly and Jax considering boy names for their baby girl? Jason? John? Really? How about, instead of honoring Jax’s dad, since Carly is having a girl, they honor his mother by using Jane as a middle name. Or if they want to honor Jason as Carly’s bestie, then how about using his beloved dead sister’s name: Emily. At the very least, use a gender-neutral name. And how did Carly suddenly come up with the name Josslyn after her dream? The whole thing was really strange to me.
I’m disappointed we haven’t seen more of Edward and his lady friend Deidre. I was really happy he was getting a little lovin, and after Sam’s stakeout of Deidre I thought it was going to lead somewhere. I don’t think we’ve even seen Edward since the carnival. That needs to be rectified.
While I have no idea when Edward will reappear, I do know the suspiciously absent Max and Diane will turn up soon. According to our poll, it seems an overwhelming majority of you agree with me and are missing this duo, who we haven’t seen in at least a month. However, Derk Cheetwood (Max) reassured his fans on Twitter that they will be back soon with explanations of where they’ve been and lots of Max and Diane fun. I for one can’t wait!
How hot was Dante when he was taping his wire to his chest? Good Lord! Even though the device seemed a bit archaic, as I’m sure there are more technologically discreet ways of ‘wearing a wire’, I was happy to see Dante with his shirt off. I’m still not sure why Ronnie keeps telling him he’s blurring the lines though. To me, Dante has never wavered on his desire to bring Sonny down. Ronnie uses Dante’s friendship with Morgan as an example, but we haven’t even seen them share a scene lately. Claudia now knows Dominic is really Dante so I think that’s reason enough to take him off the case. It should be interesting to see Dante go rogue and try and bring Sonny down on his own. I just hope he doesn’t succumb to Claudia’s advances.
That’s all I got for this week. How about you? Feel free to agree, disagree or touch on something I left out below.
- Lori Wilson