General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for the week of February 15 – 19.
Last week started off with several couples celebrating, or not celebrating, Valentine’s Day.
First up was Carly and Jax who celebrated the love holiday without each other. He found her with Sonny and assumed she was already sleeping with her ex. It was quite a leap on his part really, but they later decided it was time to start planning their futures separate from each other. However, they later both revealed they were forcing each other’s hand because they both knew how much the other liked a good fight. I understand this on Jax’s part, since Carly was the one to walk out on him, but I’m confused as to what Carly is doing. It seems to me if she wants to stay with Jax all she has to do is say so. I also don’t understand her quick turn around on her feelings regarding what he did to move Dante’s investigation of Sonny along. Has she forgiven him for it? I was glad to see Morgan get so upset about their separation though, as it acknowledged how close he and Jax are, instead of ignoring the bond the two have formed over the years.
Next, Maxie and Lulu prepared a Valentine’s Day for each of their men. Maxie created some space fantasy for Spinelli, which he of course loved and was cute, but I really hope they can now move on from rehashing what she did with Franco and find some other trouble to get into. Together, preferably. Meanwhile, Lulu brought V-Day to her bedridden love, Dante, which aside from her dress, didn’t amount to much, as all she did was light two candles and bring him some flowers. However, they were adorable as usual, especially when they set his monitors off after getting hot and heavy and acted all embarrassed when Steve, Olivia and Sonny walked in to see if he was okay. I know I’ve said this before, but I really can’t wait until they can go at it for real and finally consummate their relationship. You can tell he’s ready just by the way he looks at her. Again, as I’ve said before, sigh.
Another couple who celebrated was Jason and Sam who were treated to an over the top holiday courtesy of Molly and Kristina getting carried away with their decorations. Their festivities only began though after Diane got Sam out of being questioned by Mac at the PCPD. Of course Jason had to interrupt her Valentine’s Day fun with Max, which she hilariously showcased for Jason by flashing him and revealing the lingerie Max bought her. I’m disappointed we didn’t get to actually see Max and Diane, but I did enjoy Jason reading Sam a ‘love poem’ as requested by Molly from his gun magazine. I thought that was pretty funny, and more his style.
Mac and Alexis even got in on the fun, after Diane prompted Mac to seek Alexis out. It’s too bad the kids walked in on them making out, but a pretty fun scene nonetheless. They are growing on me a little more, but I still want Agent Raynor to look Alexis up now that he’s back in town because I thought they had great potential.
Sadly for Liz, she had another awful Valentine's Day as she spent it in the hospital where she learned she was pregnant and doesn't know who the father is. I'm not sure I'm in love with the idea of another who's the daddy storyline, especially for Elizabeth, but I'm happy it's seemingly bringing Lucky out of his downward spiral. While I have been enjoying a snarkier, darker Lucky, it's admirable he's willing to be there for Liz, even though he's devastated by what she did, and I'm glad we won't see him fall too deep into the abyss. At least I hope not. Although I do kind of agree with Luke and wonder how many of other men's children Lucky is willing to raise as his own.
As for Elizabeth, I feel bad that everyone spread the news about her breakdown and pregnancy last week. Tracy told Luke, Luke told Sonny, Steve told Robin, and Robin told Patrick. The poor girl has no privacy. I was glad that Patrick found out though, because it gave us a really great scene between him and Liz, as he comforted her by gently joking around, which finally made her smile, and assured her he and Robin were there for her. That's the Patrick that I love and have been missing lately. Get rid of the Lisa nonsense and give me more of that please.
Helena also reentered the scene, which, aside from a couple of months ago when she was just on, is usually a good time. She was great at taunting Elizabeth about sleeping with both brothers and threatening to take her baby, but I found it curious she used the exact same wording as Lucky did in describing Nik and Liz's affair by saying they were rutting like farm animals. I know Helena knows everything that's going on, but does she really know everyone's dialogue too?
The rest of the week pretty much involved Dante defending his position to Sonny's loved ones as they pleaded with him to cover for the mobster and Sonny and Olivia having the same conversation about why she kept him and Dante apart. I'm so happy Dante is still dead set on putting Sonny away and isn't swayed by the fact that he is his father. Apparently that bond doesn't hold as much weight as it does with Sonny and that's a good thing in my opinion. I get that Sonny wants a relationship with his son, I just wish he felt more conflict about it, as Dante does. That would seem more realistic to me. As for Olivia and Sonny, I'm tired of them rehashing the same thing over and over again. Sonny just always comes off sounding ridiculous as he uses her lie as an excuse for shooting a cop.
The week ended with Johnny involved in a shootout with Max and Milo, as he prepared to highjack Sonny's shipment, or something like that. That scene was laugh out loud funny, because as they were shooting at each other, Ethan casually walked in the middle of it asking Sonny's henchmen if they were trying to kill his cigar connection. Huh? I get that Ethan is a little off and not scared by much, but bullets were flying! You'd think he'd run for cover so he wouldn't get shot.
So those were my thoughts on last week. What did you think? Did you enjoy the Valentine's Day episodes? What do you think about Elizabeth getting pregnant? Feel free to share your thoughts below. If you didn't already, be sure to vote in our Saturday Teaser Poll: Johnny Wants Help.
- Lori Wilson