General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for the week of November 2!
Last week’s GH was all about saving Carly, Claudia’s demise and how Claudia’s death affected everyone. I pretty much loved every bit of it and don’t think I have much to complain about this week.
Carly fortuitously found an empty, yet safe cabin to have her baby in. Of course Claudia followed her and the shot of her standing a the doorway, dripping wet from the rain, with the ominous lighting on her face and the slightly upwards angle was hilarious and scary at the same time. Claudia showed some compassion though and acted like a human being by helping Carly give birth, but then turned back into a psycho and tried to kidnap little Josslyn. This pretty much exemplified the problem I had with Claudia during her whole time on the show. She would make us feel compassion towards her, but then turned around and did an amazingly horrendous thing. There was never any middle ground with her and I needed more shades of gray and not such massive extremes.
Michael found the cabin, took an axe and swung the handle at his stepmother’s head before she could leave with his sister. At first I wasn’t thrilled knowing Michael was going to be the one to kill Claudia, but when I watched the scenes I changed my mind. I thought it was done well and even though Michael is acting as if killing someone is no big deal, I have to believe they will ultimately make him realize the gravity of what he’s done and force him to deal with it. This will more than likely shape Michael’s actions and emotional well being for some time to come and since the mob element doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon, there needs to be some consequence to the violence, and Michael is it. A pretty good choice I think.
Aside from the Michael stuff, I was so glad those scenes were quick. Everything from Claudia grabbing Carly to Carly giving birth to Michael killing Claudia only took two or three episodes. That’s almost unheard of in soaps. When things go on for too long, it loses it’s impact so I was happy they didn’t play this out to death. No pun intended.
Of course Jason took over and orchestrated the cover up. I don’t know why, but I loved that after Max and Milo questioned Jason’s plan, he yelled, “Get the body!” Maybe it was just the forcefulness of it. I also loved the three of them walking away from the burning cabin all badass.
Johnny’s reaction was kind of heartbreaking, because as I said last week, even though he could barely be in the same room with Claudia anymore, she was his sister and he loved her. After Olivia tried to comfort him, I wanted a turn.
It was refreshing that Carly told Jax about Michael instead of keeping it a secret from him. He really is the only voice of reason about this whole thing and despite Carly’s accusations to the contrary, I believe he really does love Michael and wants what’s best for him.
If you regularly read my blog you had to know I was going to get around to him at some point, but sadly nothing happened this week to make me gush. Although, he was sweet to risk his own life to try and keep Lulu company and alive while she battled the rising water under the Zacchara house. Also, I am looking forward to seeing him and Johnny team up to find out what really happened to Claudia and I appreciated that he promised his mother he would look out for him, but I really need Olivia to stop interfering in Dante’s life. I found it interesting that Jax didn’t correct him when Dante assumed Sonny or Jason killed Claudia. Was he protecting Michael or trying to set Sonny up?
There are some things I feel need to be addressed: Who did Luke go to meet after leaving the party? Were the cops even out looking for Carly? Why did Carly name her baby Josslyn? Why didn’t Sonny go look for Carly and Claudia himself? When will Jonathan Jackson’s Lucky and Lulu have scenes together? (I am interested to see their new dynamic.) Why didn’t Bobbie come to see her daughter and granddaughter? And why aren’t we seeing more of Maxie and Spinelli together?
There are eleven more days until we see his character and I cannot wait! I am so excited for this and think it’s going to be fantastic. Based on the comments, it sounds like you guys are too. For the most recent update on his character, check out the GH News Room.
Overall, it was a really good week in Port Charles. I was pretty satisfied with how Claudia went out and think the ramifications are going to be felt for quite awhile, which is really what we want from the storylines, isn’t?
So that’s all I got for this week. What did you think? Share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson