General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for March 8 – 12.
Last week found both Kristina and Maxie in danger and a couple of characters displaying questionable behavior.
To begin with, I’m curious if Ethan’s green card issues will continue to plague him or if that was just played for laughs with Tracy and Luke, never to be discussed again. I did find it comical when Ethan played along with Tracy by pretending to want to marry her so he could stay in the country and Luke’s jealous reaction was amusing, but I wondered how fans of the legacy couple felt when Luke told Tracy their marriage works for him better than anything else in his life. I know people were upset Ethan was conceived while Luke was with Laura, so I’d like to hear how fans of Luke and Laura feel about his latest declaration to Tracy. I mean, as great as Tracy is about letting him have his cake and eat it too, wasn’t Laura the great love of his life?
Furthermore, now that Ethan will be tangled up in the Kristina/Kiefer mess, will that play into his residency issues, or will he be too busy trying to prove his innocence after Kristina accuses him of beating her up for the writers to get back to that point?
Speaking of Kristina and Kiefer, I’m really looking forward to seeing how this plays out. Even though it seems like this storyline was too sporadically featured in the beginning, they’ve taken their time telling it, making it more believable and allowing us to get invested. It should be pretty interesting to watch how everyone in Kristina’s life reacts to the abuse she received from him. I’m already loving Sam’s role as her big sister in all of this, which should continue, but I’m hoping they allow Dante to reach out to her as her big brother as well. Sonny of course will be furious and want to seek his own brand of justice, while dealing with his issues surrounding his mother’s abuse, and I would imagine Alexis will examine how she could not have seen what was going on. Then there’s the whole situation regarding Ethan and how the people in his life will react to him being accused. There’s really a lot of potential story to come from this and I’m looking forward to it.
As for Maxie, Spinelli spent last week trying to prove himself worthy of her love, but jeopardized her safety in the process. I felt Bradford Anderson gave good performances in the aftermath of Spinelli's botched fake case and showcased a more real side to Spinelli as he confessed to Maxie that he was just trying to impress her and discussed the situation with Johnny and Jason, but I'd really like to see them be a solid couple with more adult storylines. It's time Spinelli fully realize Maxie loves him and wants to be with him, move out of Jason's penthouse and move forward in life with the woman he loves and who loves him back.
On a side note to Maxie and Spinelli, while watching Kate berate Lulu as they waited for Maxie to return to work, I wondered why Lulu stays on at Crimson. She doesn't really seem to be into fashion or journalism, so why would she put up with her boss' demanding behavior? If it wasn't something I wasn't passionate about, I'm not sure I would take the abuse or want to deal with the pressure. I would like to see Lulu forge her own path and discover what she truly wants to do in life.
In hopeful casting news, Scott Clifton is leaving One Life to Live, but he tweeted he'd be open to returning to GH as Dillon. Until the end when he panted after and fought over Lulu with Milo and Spinelli, I absolutely loved his character, especially with Georgie. I would be happy to see him come back and now that they are planning on expanding the Quatertamines, now would seemingly be a good time. I would also love Ned to return with him, but unfortunately for Port Charles, Wally Kurth is busy in Salem on Days of Our Lives. If Dillon were to return, who would they pair him up with though? There's really no one for him to hook up with unless Maya Ward's half sister is available and of age when they hit town. Or maybe he can direct a film in Port Charles and just spar with his mother and the rest of the Q's. I'm sure they could find something for him to do. If you haven't already, vote in our poll about a possible return for Scott Clifton.
On a final note of the week, I was not happy with Max's behavior on the island - at all. He seemed all too eager to cheat on Diane with one of the room service women Michael had sent up to distract him and Milo. I did not approve of how easily and callously he was about to do that and was pretty disappointed in him.
Of course more happened last week, but that's all the stuff that stuck out for me. How did you feel about last week? Feel free to elaborate on my thoughts or vent on something I didn’t touch on below. Did you vote in our Saturday Teaser Poll: Jury Duty? It's not too late to guess what'll happen this week in court!
- Lori Wilson