General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for the week of October 12!
Luke’s return to Port Charles was pretty weak. He’s been held for months by Helena but gets to leave just like that? Why exactly was she holding him prisoner? Why did the guards suddenly just let everyone leave? Why was it necessary for Nikolas to go to Greece? So many question, too few answers.
Jason and Sam getting arrested was pretty much just filler. There was no reason for it, but the biggest problem with them being at the motel was: Would anything of Ian’s things still be in a room he used a year or more ago? That’s pretty ridiculous to expect us to believe a piece of paper that Ian wrote on would still be there. They should have Jason and Sam find clues in a safe deposit box or something a little more believable.
Instead of arresting Jason and Sam, why couldn’t we have seen more of Patrick and Robin? All we got of them was Monday when Robin had to explain her crazy getup to Louise and her shocked husband. I thought it was odd that Robin looked concerned regarding her husband’s past (I assume) before she left to drive Louise home, but when she came back everything was happy, happy and then they never went back to it. I would have liked a little more detail regarding her doubts or fears, or Patrick questioning her about why she felt the need to dress up for him.
Carly going into labor was pretty comical with Johnny and Coleman coming to her aid and then sticking with her at the hospital. It was sweet that Carly truly appreciated their bumbling attempt at being supportive and they made a really good comedic team.
I’m so happy Dante figured out what Claudia was up to and didn’t fall prey to her seduction or threats. I wonder if things would be different if Sarah Brown wasn’t leaving the role of Claudia. Would they have gone through with them sleeping together and then done another who’s the daddy storyline?
Speaking of, Claudia’s continued proclamations of her and Johnny’s love is so creepy. Although, I’m glad Olivia, and even Dante to an extent, has called her out on her unhealthy attachment to her brother.
Johnny and Dante continue to further endear themselves to me. Aside from Johnny’s drunken attempt at coaching Carly through her labor pains, I love how fiercely protective he is of Olivia with his sister and father, and how passionate he is with her. As for Dante he is just as loyal and protective towards the people he loves and so cute with Lulu. I’m really loving them together and like that they are taking their time with this couple.
As for another couple I enjoy, I hope Spinelli and Maxie get a good storyline soon. Now that they are a happy couple, I want to see them be happy, but in the context of an actual storyline, not just as comedic filler.
I really felt bad for Sam when Alexis laid into her. I understand why Alexis would be concerned with Molly and Kristina hanging around their older and more experienced sister, but she really didn’t do anything wrong. Molly shouldn’t have gone to Sam’s on her own or snuck up on her and Jason, and she didn’t see them having sex or even getting semi-naked. Sam’s an adult and should be able to have sex with her boyfriend (or whatever she considers Jason) in her own apartment. Just imagine if Alexis finds out Sam took Kristina to the clinic for birth control. She better have an escape plan handy.
Even though Kristina went on birth control, it won’t take effect for at least a month, but that didn’t stop Kiefer from pressuring her into doing the deed anyway. Kristina was so prepared she even had condoms, which I’m assuming the clinic gave her, but Kiefer really should have brought his own. I felt bad for her during and afterwards, as it was clear she didn’t really want to have sex and regretted it, especially since Kiefer leapt out of bed almost immediately after they were done. However, I am glad they showed that the first time isn’t always so spectacular for young girls. More often than not, the first time for a girl isn’t all candles, music and perfection like many soaps often show. There are obviously other issues at play here, as Kiefer is pretty much a slimeball, but Kristina saying she wasn’t sure she even knew how to have sex and felt awkward and uncomfortable was more realistic than what soaps usually portray. I’m glad Michael was there for her to cry to afterwards, even though she didn’t tell him what happened. I did wish she had gone to Sam as well to confide in her and sort it out. Maybe we’ll get that later on.
Diane finally made an appearance and while I understand Max and Diane may not have been on lately because of other work related commitments on one or both of the actors parts (Derk Cheetwood stated on Twitter he was recently taping “The Mentalist” and Carolyn Hennessy is also on “Cougar Town.”), I can’t believe Diane wouldn’t have gone to see Max herself after he got hit by a car at the carnival. Regardless of their argument before it happened, I would think she would have gone to make sure he was okay. I wonder if their fight about her just using him for sex was supposed to lead to Max getting paralyzed or thinking he would be paralyzed and Diane deciding if she truly loved him or just lusted after him, if the actors had been available. I could be totally off base, but their fight and his accident seemed to go hand in hand.
Anyway, we finally got Diane to explain some things and I love that she is jealous of Louise because she's younger and more doting. It was also great to see friends Diane and Alexis’ amazing chemistry again and I wish Alexis had taken her up on the offer to work together because that would probably be great fun.
So that’s all I got this time around. What did you think of last week’s GH? Feel free to agree or disagree with me below!
- Lori Wilson