General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for the week of May 17:
Last week gave us more drama surrounding Michael, Carly’s new scheme, big casting news and a little humor. So let’s get to it.
My favorite part of last week was Lucky’s reaction to Claire’s diarrhea of the mouth about wanting a child. He patiently listened to her, but his eye rolls and sideways glances at her cracked me up. I’m so happy he’s gotten over his devastation regarding Elizabeth and would definitely enjoy seeing more of this lighter side to him. As for Claire, I was a bit embarrassed for her as she babbled on and offered up her womb to him, but I definitely enjoyed the comedic scene for what it was. If I look deeper at it though, I’m disappointed yet another strong female character on a soap could be turned into a baby crazy stereotype and I really hope they don’t go too far down that road.
I am also truly loving the actor who plays Michael’s prison tormentor Carter. He is successfully making me worried for Michael in there, as I stated last week, I fear he’s going to go all “Oz” on him. This is probably the first time I’ve been interested in a prison story on a soap and it’s pretty much due to Josh Wingate who portrays Carter. I also have to give credit to Chad Duell who, in my opinion, is doing a good job of making me forget he’s a recast.
Nikolas embracing his Cassadine side with Warren Bauer was fun, but I don’t think it did any good. If he really wants to exert his family influence he needs to take it up a notch Helena style.
Speaking of, Luke started to worry about his wife’s disappearance and Maya was brought in to inform him Edward got a message from her about being in Fiji, which of course we know she isn’t. How sad they finally brought Maya on, only to do nothing. Although, all the (false) talk about her being a card shark made me think they should take that route and let her be a bit of a con with Ethan, which would drive Edward crazy. If nothing else, it would give her something to do. Back to Luke, I hated that he was hitting on Skye (another wasted character), while he was waiting to celebrate his anniversary with Tracy. On a side note, is Skye still looking for Alcazar’s money?
The Sonny Issue.
I really used to like Sonny. Even though he's done some questionable and selfish things in the past, he was always one of my favorites, but these days it's getting pretty hard to justify his rooting value. Yes, he stood trial in place of Michael for Claudia's murder, but like Dante said, he's now just living his life trying to woo Olivia and get into his eldest son's good graces, while Michael gets tormented in prison and Jason voluntarily gets locked up to protect him. He always lets Jason do the real dirty work and it's really annoying to watch both characters let it happen. Poster Nancy Marie commented last week on my blog that watching Sonny actually go to jail would make for an interesting story and I tend to agree. Let's see what happens when the big dog is actually taken down and has to pay for his crimes instead of letting everyone else do it for him. Or let him take Jason's place. Sonny would totally rule that prison, thereby placing Michael under his protection.
On His Way Back.
Word came down last week that Franco is on his way back this summer. Much to my surprise, the majority of you voted in our poll that you were excited about this. I guess I assumed most people didn't enjoy the character – apparently I was wrong. I'm on the fence about it, but I do like the thought, as poster Blesseddiva suggested, of Franco tormenting Jason while he's still behind bars and powerless to protect the people he loves, i.e. Sam, Jake, Elizabeth and Carly. If that's the case it could be really good.
A Nice Surprise.
I'm not thrilled with Lisa's continued manipulations of Patrick, but seeing that locker room scene with a shirtless Steve might have been worth it. Who knew Scott Reeves was that buff?
Carly took her scheming to poor devastated Spinelli who is a lost soul without his Stone Cold. He of course worked his magic and found a link between Dante and Brook Lynn Ashton, which Carly wasted no time jumping on. I'm not sure I want her to break up Dante and Lulu, but I am looking forward to seeing what kind of trouble she can get into. She was pretty much a good girl when she was last on, so seeing a bit of the bad girl in her will be fun. I just hope she doesn’t go the way of Skye and Maya. Share your thoughts about the issue in our poll about Brook Lynn's return.
A New Couple.
While I will be sad if Maxie and Spinelli do break up for good, a Maxie and Matt pairing has piqued my interest. Poor Matt is in desperate need of a good storyline, they have chemistry and I think Matt would challenge Maxie more than The Jackal ever could. Good things to come I think.
That's it for me this time around. What did you think of last week's GH? Share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson