General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for the week of December 14!
Last week more light was shed on Franco, Maxie tried to fix things with Spinelli, the past was relived, Diane rocked, and Lisa had possibilities.
Let’s get down to it!
Franco’s Reign of Terror Continues
Franco took a turn for the better in my eyes last week. He seemed to turn it down a notch and didn’t try so hard to be insanely mysterious. He was far more menacing in his controlled, more reserved demeanor while he taunted Jason and scared the bejesus out of Spinelli. I also enjoyed Franco literally translating Spinelli’s words and acting confused when Spin came to his studio. Although, I’m pretty sure he knew exactly what The Jackal was saying. He then very effectively turned creepy while giving him a message for Jason and I feared for poor Spinelli.
What I liked even more though was that Franco and Ronnie have a past. I’m not entirely clear on the specifics, but I took it as Ronnie busted Franco for a crime he didn’t commit, but then later let him off on a murder he probably did commit to make up for it. Is that what you got out of it? Anyway, it made both characters a lot more interesting to me because it gives Franco another layer of sorts and it gives us the first real look into who Ronnie is and maybe why he’s so hard on Dante.
You Want Me to do What?
My heart continued to break for Spinelli this week as he dealt with the realization that Maxie slept with Franco. We got to see a more ‘real’ Spinelli, as his hurt was pretty raw, which seemingly turned him into a regular speaking person. Maxie reacted pretty much how Maxie would, by suggesting he even the score by cheating on her. I liked Lulu warning her Spinelli could actually enjoy the experience and like the person he sleeps with, which is something she never even considered. Typical Maxie. But Spinelli’s devastation over her betrayal and her suggestion is what’s got me so interested in Spixie’s latest chapter.
Just Tell Him Already
I’m really tired of Lucky being kept in the dark about Nikolas and Elizabeth. If Luke is so upset, why doesn’t he just tell his son about them? Wouldn’t it just be easier? Stop torturing yourself and let your son know why you keep fighting with his brother. And why doesn’t Lucky want to know what’s up between Nikolas and Luke? I’m not buying that he can just blow off their latest battle, especially when they were beating the crap out of each other in front of him.
I knew Rebecca wasn't going to get the words out at Jake's, but it only takes six to spit out the truth: Elizabeth and Nikolas are sleeping together. It's not that hard. The flashbacks of Lucky and Elizabeth when they were kids were sweet, even if they were used to shut Rebecca up. Actually, I don't think that's why Elizabeth told her about her rape. I think she was just reacting to Rebecca trashing her past with Lucky, Nikolas and Emily, so she defended herself and told her what really happened. I think those flashbacks and the way she talked about their past showed how much she does love Lucky and that she should break things off with Nikolas STAT.
Using "Nine" as Foreplay
Even though they had to promote the movie "Nine" during their flirtation, Kate and Coleman are so much fun! There's just something about a classy, refined woman going after a rugged, slightly shady fellow. They have great chemistry and I really hope they become a recurring couple like Diane and Max.
Diane Knows Best
How great was Diane's wariness of Kiefer? Her disdainful glances towards Kristina's boyfriend and her insistence that she not go after him after he left because of Ethan was fantastic. I guess the case could be made that Alexis is too close to the situation to see Kiefer for who he really is, but having Diane see through him is perfect.
It's nice to see Robin and Lisa becoming friends, instead of Lisa coming between the Drakes. They have recast the character to take her in a new direction though and I couldn’t help but wonder if making Lisa a lesbian might be the way they go. After the gang played darts (which, by the way, it was great to see Patrick and Steve being friendly as well), Lisa looked on in the background as Robin and Patrick kissed. It struck me then that since Lisa is becoming so fond of Robin, it would be a welcome twist if she turned out to be interested in Patrick's wife instead of Patrick.
I loved Dante when after Lulu insisted they would never go out together, he kissed her and said, "Goodnight person I am not dating," and then clumsily stumbled out the door. They're so cute!
Luke threatening Sonny should anything happen to Lucky was fantastic. Great scene between the two discussing their sons.
I felt bad for both Kristina and Sonny when it became obvious she still couldn’t reconcile who her father really was.
Memo to Carly – Let Franco have that tree and get out of there!
That's all I got this time around. What did you think of last week's events? Feel free to agree, disagree or comment on something I didn’t touch on below. Did you vote in our Saturday Teaser Poll: Franco's Next Move?
- Lori Wilson