General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for April 26 – 30:
Last week Sonny’s trial came a dramatic head, Dante made a tough decision and the Cassadines were surprisingly entertaining.
Last week was filled with a couple of really good personal interactions. Two of them belonged to Kristina who had separate, honest, heart to hearts with her parents. Both Alexis and Sonny blamed themselves for Kristina being with a boy who hit her, but Kristina took that responsibility on for herself. I was glad she did and that she said she was working with Lainey on figuring out why she would stay in an abusive relationship. I do wish we could see some of her sessions with her therapist, but at least we know she’s getting help.
Another good scene belonged to Nikolas and Patrick while they were at the park with their kids. It was such an easy and light scene between two characters who don’t interact much, as Patrick gave parentally challenged Nikolas some insight into how he came around to embracing fatherhood. Nikolas might not be the best dad in Port Charles, but at least he acknowledges it and is trying to change things. I wonder how his lack of a bond with Spencer will affect the young boy in the future.
I’m loving Nikolas and Helena’s banter. It was hilarious after Spencer asked ‘Grammie Hella’ to come to the park, Nikolas sarcastically suggested she accompany them and enjoy a delicious corn dog. Wouldn’t that be something to see? He’s so much more fun when he’s not brooding over Elizabeth. Speaking of, aside from the whole pregnancy thing, the Nikolas/Elizabeth/Lucky triangle feels a bit unfinished. I’m not sure why Lucky is all of a sudden the love of Liz’s life again and Nikolas, who she had such passion for, is dead to her. I guess getting caught cheating will do that to you.
Breach of Security.
I can’t believe Dante doesn’t have some sort of monitoring system at his loft. I mean can anyone just walk in and rob, kill or just simply interrupt him, as Claire seems to enjoy doing so often? While I’m on the topic of the federal prosecutor, what kind of ethics does this woman have if she allows one mobster access to a juror so he can help convince her to send another mobster to prison? I didn’t like that at all.
Sticking To Their Guns.
As for the rest of the trial, I would like to know what unanimous decision the jury came to. I really don't think Lisa swayed that one male juror who kept insisting she find Sonny guilty, nor do I feel Lisa was convinced to change her decision so easily either. What decision do you think the jury reached? Chime in on our poll about Sonny's verdict.
While I agree with some of you on the message boards that Dante could have waited to hear the jury's decision regarding Sonny's fate before throwing Michael to the wolves, I am glad he has, for the most part, stayed true to who he is and his duties as a cop throughout this whole thing. He hasn't let the fact that he's Sonny's son diminish his desire to see him put behind bars for his crimes; he brought Lucky in when he found out Michael was the real killer; and he turned Michael in, as his badge dictates he should. It remains to be seen where their relationship will go from here, but so far I'm pretty happy he hasn't allowed Sonny's charms to steer him off course.
The same could be said for Lucky when he drew his gun on Jason. They've become friends of sorts, or at the very least they respect each other, but Lucky didn’t let that stop him from doing his job of bringing Michael in. It's nice to see the cops get the upper hand every once in awhile on this show.
Odds and Ends.
While I am totally open to this new Michael, hearing him call Kristina 'Krissy' was jarring and awkward sounding coming from someone besides Drew Garret.
Now that I like Ethan, what will happen for him next and will anyone besides Kristina apologize to him? His siblings perhaps?
Why couldn't Lulu have known about baseball while talking to Dante instead of being the stereotypical girl who mixes up sports references? She's never exactly been a girly girl and while I’m not sure where Luke stands on sports, with him as her father, I would think she would at least know the basics about the game.
We're supposed to like Jason, even though he's a killer for the mob, but it's hard to when his intense rage is directed at Dante who is truly one of the good guys.
While I don't know where this will ultimately go, Shirley is growing on me, which I attribute to Michael Learned's comfortably believable performance.
That's all I got this time around. What did you think about last week? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson