General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for the week of November 30!
No Father of the Year
Sonny is quite possibly the worst father on soaps. He’s done nothing to get closer to Kristina and uses the excuse that she’s scared of him after Claudia’s party. Perhaps talking to her and humanizing himself would help. He won’t even do anything to make sure she’s safe from her boyfriend, even after Carly told him she’s worried about her. Carly was right when she told him now was not the time to bail on his daughter. Although he’s never showed up for her, so bailing isn’t exactly the right word. So Sonny, who cares if Kristina is afraid of you? You’re her dad and a mobster, take care of her abusive boyfriend, or at least talk to your daughter about it.
Then there’s Michael who is spinning out of control, but Sonny just thinks he needs time. He just killed someone and wants to quit school to become a mobster – time is not the answer. Hard core therapy is.
I don’t know what to make of Kristina’s scenes with Ethan. He is clearly too old for her, so where are they going with this? Is it just an innocent schoolgirl crush, meant to stoke Kiefer’s rage? Their scenes are actually cute, but then I remember it’s totally inappropriate. As for the whole abuse storyline, they really need to ramp it up or bring it to a close. I feel like it’s too spread out for the message to really hit home.
Humiliation and Revelations
I’m really glad Rebecca caught Nikolas and Elizabeth together because hopefully it will lead to Lucky finding out as well, but she was so pathetic last week. How many times does Nikolas have to turn you down before you realize he’s just not that into you? If he doesn’t want you when you’re standing in front of him naked, he’s not going to want you when you return to his house fully clothed hours after he told you he doesn’t care enough about you. I understand that sometimes we only believe what we want to, but after one humiliation, I’m not sure I’d go back for a second one.
Elizabeth divulged a lot to Robin last week when she told her Nikolas has wakened something in her that was lost after her rape as a teen. If that's the case, then it explains a lot of her behavior, but I was already sold when she described how her body couldn't stop wanting Nikolas. Sometimes you just can't help who you're attracted to, but what I don't understand is why she didn’t take the out Lucky gave her when he broke off their engagement. I suppose it might be a desperate belief that he can heal her or something, but I would think her world would be a whole lot easier if they did break up.
We were treated to another great episode of karaoke last week. This time Diane serenaded her man Max. She did a great job and it was a cute moment between the two. Luke and Ethan were also very enjoyable as they sang "Stray Cat Strut" and it was great fun to watch a drunk Tracy loosen up. As for the other karaoke act, I could have done without Mac and Alexis' duet. While I appreciated that they sounded the most like the amateur karaoke singers that I've heard, their performance was a little too out of control for me. Also, I enjoy both characters and would like to see them each get a love life, but I don’t see any sparks between them.
While I absolutely love the karaoke episodes, I have one question: Why does Ethan laugh so hard during these scenes? He isn't usually that jovial to begin with, so why does karaoke tickle him so? It really bothers me to see him cracking up in the background while everyone sings.
Poor Dante. He finally thought he got the evidence he needed to bring Sonny down, but learned it wasn't enough. His frustration was palpable, as was his confusion as to what he should do regarding the mobster he's growing close to. He's never faltered from the job he's had to do, but now he's seeing Sonny in a new light, as a real person, and feeling conflicted. I can see where that could happen, but I'm glad he's still trying to bring Sonny to justice even if it is only to keep him away from his mother.
As for him and Lulu, their Rock Band scene was no karaoke, but it was cute enough, and while I was disappointed their kiss was interrupted by Jax summoning him to his office, I am glad they are taking their time building them up as a couple. Anticipation is usually a good thing, especially on soaps. As for Jax, he really needs to take it down a notch when it comes to ordering Dante around. I don’t care how many favors Jax can call in, he is not Dante's boss and he doesn’t have to answer to him. I would also like him to stop bullying Olivia. He seems to have lost his compassion somewhere along the way of wanting Sonny behind bars.
I really enjoy watching Jason when his head is about to explode, as it was about to when he was talking to Maxie and Spinelli. He was way too mean to both of them, but he did apologize afterwards, at least to Spinelli. Of course he had good reason, as Franco is taunting him and I cannot wait until he and Franco come face to face so this can move forward a little bit. I really want to see Franco interact more with the rest of the cast, because he's not so interesting brooding in his studio all on his own.
That's all I got this time around. What did you think about last week's events? Feel free to share your thoughts below!
- Lori Wilson