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GH Rundown for the week of December 28!
Welcome to 2010! I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year’s.
Last week was another short one, but as always, there’s still plenty to talk about.
The Lisa/Sonny scene in the restaurant, whose name I’m still not clear on, got my attention because it is the most sparse establishment I have ever seen. There wasn’t even a bartender to get Olivia a drink. How does it make money when there are never any customers there? I guess they save on not having to pay any employees. Other than that, I felt bad for Johnny witnessing Olivia’s jealousy over Sonny being with Lisa, after he just learned Michael killed Claudia and that Franco dug up her body. It was a rough day for him and he certainly didn’t need to walk in on that.
I wonder if Olivia and Carly will ever mend fences. Unless I’m not recalling correctly, they haven’t spoken or even shared a scene since Carly found out Olivia knew Claudia was responsible for Michael’s coma. I wonder if they will cross paths before the truth about Dante comes out. I’m sure Carly will be even more upset to learn Olivia knew Dante has been trying to take Sonny down, which will be too bad, because I liked their friendship.
I loved Patrick and Robin’s anniversary. They were cute and romantic and it was sweet they ended their celebration with their daughter. I adore them as a couple and am so happy neither one has done any irreparable damage to their marriage and have stayed committed to each other. So far Lisa isn’t a threat and I really hope it stays that way.
The other fantastic couple moment of the week belonged to Lulu and Dante. They’re finally getting somewhere and went on a real date, which Dante put a lot of thought into. Lulu showed him her appreciation by macking on him in the back of the limo, which was pretty cool, but they were interrupted by the driver, leading to another cute scene of them laughing and her hiding her face in embarrassment. I am looking forward to them becoming a real couple, because they will need to support each other when the truth about Dante comes out, which will have major ramifications for each of them.
Unwelcome Hot Tub Partner
Sam's hot tub made another appearance, but this time it was the scene of her being taken by Franco. I liked that we didn't see it, but just witnessed Franco breaking into her place and then him later in a robe accepting flowers from the delivery guy. I have to admit I enjoyed him in that scene as he slyly pulled out a roll of duct tape from his pocket, instead of cash, showing that he couldn't offer a tip. That told us everything we needed to know.
Michael seemed to get off pretty easy when Lucky brought him home after catching him driving drunk. Sonny took his car away, but there didn't seem to be any repercussions other than that. Alexis' talk with her girls about the dangers of driving under the influence was pretty well done though. It was a real conversation I'm sure many parents have had with their kids and didn't feel too preachy.
Happy New Year!
New Year's Eve was pretty fun. There weren't any big parties or anything, but the quiet celebrations the couples of Port Charles had were still pretty sweet. Spinelli and Maxie continued to try and navigate their tenuous relationship; Max and Diane cleared up their misunderstanding and called each other Buttercup and Fancy Pants (too funny); Robin and Patrick were interrupted by surgery, but were still able to ring in the New Year together on the rooftop; Alexis' girls set her up with Mac, where she had a surprisingly good time as they danced on the side of the road; and Lucky and Liz recreated their past.
Mac and Alexis' scenes were the first time I saw potential for the duo, as Mac handled her neurosis pretty well, but I really liked her with Agent Raynor. What happened to him? I thought they had great chemistry. I also thought Lucky and Liz's scenes were great and recalled the chemistry they shared so many years ago. Although, did Liz really bribe Coleman on behalf of a police officer in order to have Jake's all to themselves?
The only downside of the episode was Kiefer, who was angry Kristina wouldn't mess around with him and the shot of Franco sitting at a table alone dressed in a tux, which I thought was unnecessary and jarring that it was just tacked on at the end.
That's it for me this week. What did you think about last week's events? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson