General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for the week of May 31 – June 4:
Last week a few characters were forced to face their realities, in a surprisingly self aware week. While that was probably the highlight for me, other things stood out as well.
Stating the Obvious.
It was certainly a good week for characters getting called on their crap. Diane called Sonny out on wanting to conquer Claire, Alexis called everyone (including herself) out on tip toeing around Sonny, Kristina called Sonny out for being abusive towards women, and Shirley called Elizabeth out for rewriting history in order to ease her guilt over her affair. It’s validating for the audience when things like that are finally verbalized and characters have to face what’s really going on.
I’m really happy they are making Sonny face his true history with abuse. For years he has boasted about how he doesn’t hit women, as if we should applaud the fact that he isn’t a wife beater. Kudos Mr. Sir. While he may not physically abuse women, he does degrade and call them every bad name in the book, which, as Alexis pointed out, can be just as bad. Confronting these issues has been a long time coming for Sonny and I’m happy to see it, but we’ll see if it causes him to make any changes.
When Elizabeth expressed interest in investing in Steve’s friend’s pharmaceutical venture, Lisa was surprised, considering her baby’s daddy is extremely wealthy. I in turn was shocked that dialogue came out of her mouth. Isn’t Lisa a self sufficient, independent lady herself? Wouldn’t she understand Liz wanting to financially secure her and her kids’ future on her own? Aside from the fact that it’s not the 1950’s anymore, which means Elizabeth doesn’t have to depend on a man, I’m pretty sure she’s heard the hospital gossip about Elizabeth’s rocky relationship with Nikolas and would understand why she wouldn’t want to rely on his support.
The Real Story.
GH's head writer Bob Guza stated in an interview with TV Guide that they aren't going to reveal what exactly happened to Michael in prison right away. Based on his comments, it sounds like they will play it out over a few months, which is actually okay by me. Since he also said Michael would be getting out of jail relatively soon, I'm glad to hear his prison stint will continue to affect him, as it would in real life, and that they aren't planning on wrapping up his traumatic experience that quickly. I just hope it turns into a compelling story and not one that is casually addressed and then forgotten.
I'm so glad Patrick came around and understood Robin's need to go to Africa. I agree she should have talked to him first about it and I even understand his jealousy over Stone's memory, but I'm getting a little tired of his spoiled brat reactions to Robin, as well as to Lisa and Steve. I know Robin's absence will give Lisa an opening to move in on Patrick, but for now it's nice to see Patrick revert back to the understanding, supportive husband we know him to be.
What do you think will happen while Robin is away for three weeks? Voice your opinion in our poll about Patrick.
Set in Motion.
While I'm liking that Carly is reverting back to her scheming ways, I'm not thrilled with how one track she is about bringing Dante down, as if he is the only reason Michael is in jail. I also don't understand why Brook Lynn so readily agreed to sleep with Dante for money. She seemed to have more of a moral compass than that last we knew her. Obviously Edward would help her out, so I would think if she has truly become such a scammer over the years, she would be able to figure out a way to take his money without meeting his demands, or pimping herself out.
The End of Spixie?
Aside from their chemistry, I like the idea of Matt and Maxie getting together because she won't have to manipulate the situation to make him feel worthy of her, or try and fit into some mold she thinks she has to for him, as she does with Spinelli. I think Matt knows who she is and likes her for it. But if Matt and Maxie do get together and Spixie is no more, what will that mean for Spinelli? I don’t want to watch him just be Jason's lap dog, so I hope there is a viable love interest for him on the horizon as well.
So that's it for me this time around. What did you think of last week's GH? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
- Lori Wilson