General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for May 3 – 7:
Last week the main focus was Michael getting sent to prison, but of course a few other things seeped in as well.
After just about every character on the canvas insisted Michael would get a suspended sentence, the only logical conclusion was that Michael would go to prison. Carly’s reaction to that was very emotional and more realistic than what we usually see on soaps. Kudos to Laura Wright. In a medium that usually treats these situations in a campy or hyper realized way, everyone pretty much had a believably, relatable response. I felt everyone’s, including Michael’s, devastation and fear over his going to jail, although I’m not sure why TPTB couldn’t have let Drew Garrett finish out these scenes before recasting him. While I am enjoying Chad Duell in the role, it would have had even more impact had we seen the former actor confess on the stand and face going to prison. The same could be said for the recast of Morgan. The new actor is fine, but after watching the incredible Aaron Refvem in the role for months, I’m sure I won’t warm up to the new little guy for awhile. Watching Morgan confront Dante won’t be the same as it would have been if Aaron Refvem was allowed to finish out this arc.
Dakin Matthews has done a wonderful job as the judge and the way he tore into everyone for covering up Michael’s role in Claudia’s death was amazing. I had to wonder though if Sonny would really have been allowed to leave the courtroom, after Michael was outed as the killer, since he he confessed to a crime he didn’t commit. Isn’t that against the law or obstruction of justice or something illegal? Just about everyone in that courtroom broke the law but the judge was too busy to deal with it. How convenient for them.
In Defense of Michael:
I loved how Johnny stood up for Michael on the stand. Despite his loyalty to his sister, he knew Michael was just protecting his family and he didn’t want to see him punished for it. That apparently wasn’t enough to sway the judge though, nor was cop Lucky’s plea for leniency, leading many to wonder if Judge Carroll is on the take. What are your thoughts? Vote in our poll on the good judge.
The Smartest Person in Port Charles:
Tracy was fantastic last week as she tore into Carly, in defense of her stepdaughter Lulu, and was the only one to suspect Helena could have tampered with the paternity test. With all the evil Helena has brought down on Port Charles, why has no one else suspected she might be up to no good and put two and two together? At least Tracy is smart enough to do that.
The Missing Q's:
Speaking of Tracy and the Quartermaines, why wasn't anyone from that side of Michael's family around when he got on the stand? Monica and Edward love him, or at least want to control him, so it's a little surprising neither of them would be present for it.
More Trouble Brewing:
Even though not enough attention has been paid to Patrick and Robin lately, I really enjoyed their scene where she talked about Stone and Jason and how the latter made it possible for her to now love her husband. Patrick was clearly bothered by some of what she had to say, which is a much more believable issue for them to deal with rather than some random ex-girlfriend who can't let go of the past. Hopefully, we'll get more of this and see them more frequently.
Too Much Build Up:
As for another couple, Dante and Lulu finally had sex. Considering how much I love them together, I wasn't as excited about it as I thought I would be. It was a decent enough love scene and they were appropriately cute in the events leading up to and after it, but it wasn't the highlight of the week for me. Maybe it's just been going on for too long or something, but I think I was more interested in what was happening with Robin and Patrick. Although, I am glad Dante and Lulu have got each other's backs considering almost everyone else is against them. I do wonder though why Lulu's family (aside from Tracy) hasn't been around to support her. Ethan I understand since she didn't believe him in regards to Kristina, but why hasn't Luke or Lucky stepped up and given her some support? Or at least another shoulder to lean on?
That's it for me this week. What are your thoughts on Michael going to prison? Were you happy Dante and Lulu finally sealed the deal? Feel free to share your thoughts on last week's GH below.
- Lori Wilson