General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for February 22 – 26.
Last week, Sonny’s arraignment got underway and Alexis couldn’t help herself from being part of it. I’m all for lighthearted moments, but I didn’t think this was the time for her to turn things into a screwball comedy. I wish she would have just joined Diane’s firm in the first place in order to help defend Sonny, who sat there for the first time in a long time, if ever, looking appropriately sheepish and guilty.
Dante was of course called to testify and I get why he wants Sonny to go to jail for killing Claudia instead of for taking advantage of his botched arrest, but admitting he shot himself just makes him look like a bumbling cop. I’m not sure what else he could say to lie about the fact that Sonny did shoot him, but that is a pretty silly cover up, one that everyone sees through.
I’m not sure what to think of Claire just yet, although I do like a tough as nail broad. I did find it curious though that she had all this dirt on the original prosecutor and never used it before to her advantage or to turn him in.
The hospital debate about Sonny seemed to echo the viewers’ stance on him as well. On the one side, people can see that he’s good to his family and the people he loves, but on the other side, people can only see that he’s a criminal and has killed people. I like the character, but I’m not sure the good outweighs the bad and Robin should see that. Yes, they have a bond and he was good to her and Stone, but he’s left a trail of dead bodies in his wake. While I understand she still feels loyal to him, she went too far in trying to sway Dante’s testimony against Sonny. Dante took a bullet to the chest, why would he care if Sonny was once kind to a boy with AIDS? To that end, I was glad Patrick ripped into Robin. She has been actively trying to help the mobsters in Port Charles get around the law and he should be concerned and upset. After their argument, Lisa tried to counsel Patrick, while Steve took Robin out for a milkshake. While Lisa annoyed me as usual, I enjoyed Steve offering his insight to Robin. It made me wonder – if Patrick does stray with Lisa, will Steve be there with open arms for Robin?
Now that everyone knows Dante is Sonny's son, I would like to see him share a scene with his grandfather Mike (who recovered from his savage beating nicely), as well as his sister Kristina. The latter could certainly use a positive male role model in her life, if for nothing else than to kick the crap out of her abusive boyfriend Kiefer. I would also like to see him and Ronnie get together. I'm surprised Ronnie hasn't visited Dante to check on him, especially now that they are both openly cops.
As for Kristina, it looks like things might start coming to head for her storyline, as Sam has warned Ethan away from her sister, who is considerably younger than him. Good for Sam for looking out for Krissy, and for Ethan who took her words to heart and backed off. Of course, it's probably too late, as Kiefer saw them once again having fun together. We will also be introduced to Kiefer's parents later this month, which leads me to believe we'll finally be getting to the crux of the story.
Elsewhere, Maxie doled out some pretty surprising and reasonable advice to Lucky about Elizabeth and forgiveness. I thought it was nice she was there to help him and that they kind of relived their past indiscretions. I had to wonder if they were testing their chemistry with Jonathan Jackson back in the role of Lucky, as these two characters don't interact much, but I can't imagine Lucky would be able to trust Maxie. Although it is a soap and people have been forgiven for a heck of a lot more. Luke and Sam come to mind.
Finally, Ethan convinced Johnny to team up with him, which thankfully gives Ethan something else to do. I find that I'm liking him more and more and think he could be a really interesting character. They just need to properly utilize him, by giving him a key storyline and a viable love interest. I also enjoyed Tracy's concern regarding Ethan working with Johnny. As tough as she is, she really does care for Luke's kids and wants the best for them. Well, maybe she hasn't shown much interest in Lucky, but she certainly cares about Lulu and Ethan's well being and it's a nice chink in her armor.
That's all I got this time around. What did you think about last week's events? Which side of the debate regarding Sonny do you fall on? What do you think of Claire? Share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson