General Hospital Weekly Blog!
GH Rundown for the week of June 7 – 11:
Last week gave us dramatic conflict, a little comedy, and a jailhouse fight to the death. Let’s break it all down.
Too Little Too Late.
Sonny and Kristina had a great scene on Monday when he appealed to her for a second chance with therapy and as a father and she turned him down. I am so glad she didn’t make excuses for him and turn a blind eye to his behavior like so many others do. She knows he will never change because he never does and this time probably won’t be any different. His tortured expression was a little heartbreaking though, but not enough for me to forget how awfully he does treat women, as Carly can attest to. Sonny’s tour around Port Charles looking for absolution didn’t pan out so well until he visited Michael. This confused me a little bit. Were the writers just illustrating how blindly Michael is devoted to his father, or are they giving Sonny an out about his abuse issues? Either way, by week’s end I had had enough of Kristina and Sonny’s battle and while I believe Sonny is verbally and emotionally abusive, Kristina is getting a little whiny about it. I wish she’d take Dante’s approach and just not deal with him unless she has too.
The Plot Thickens.
Jason finally got rid of that pesky Carter. While I’m happy he won’t be tormenting Michael anymore, I’m disappointed the actor is gone. Joshua Wingate did such a great job as the menacing Carter that I wanted to see more of his villainy. Of course there was more to him than met the eye, as he told Jason, “Franco says Hi,” after being stabbed. I don’t know how all the dots will connect, because it appeared as if Carter was in prison before Michael got there so he couldn’t have been planted by Franco. Maybe Franco used his connection with Carter after he read about Michael going to prison, but how would he know Jason would end up there as well? I suppose we will find out when Franco returns at the end of the month.
Like Father Like Son.
Lucky honored his father by donning a fake accent and trying to trick Thor into letting him in the Cassadine compound. It’s pretty well established that Jonathan Jackson is a good dramatic actor, but he’s apparently also a good comedic actor as well. I’m not sure what the future holds for Lucky, but I wouldn’t mind seeing him embrace his wild Spencer side for a bit.
As for the elder Spencer, Luke broke Tracy's heart when he admitted their marriage was a fraud. While it gives the couple a new obstacle to face, it feels a bit forced. I mean if they weren't legally hitched wouldn't Luke have bailed on Tracy when Laura came out of her catatonic state years ago and they remarried? Regardless, I like it for the fact that Luke and Tracy's imprisonment started out comical, but ended up giving us some real emotion. Tracy often plays the shrew, or goes for comedy, so it was great to watch her display such emotion, as the reality of the situation set in. I enjoy Luke and Tracy as a couple and I'm not much of a Luke and Laura shipper, but even I find it hard to buy Luke's declarations of love to Tracy. What do you think? Tell us in our poll about Luke and Tracy.
I’m not entirely sure of her purpose on the show, but I like Shirley because she is the only real advice dispensing matriarch on the show. She pushes Elizabeth towards Nikolas like many mothers would do, and while she may not understand Elizabeth's choice, she does listen and tries to understand her. It's too bad Shirley doesn’t have a bigger role so she can offer more people advice. They all certainly need it.
Two Steps Back.
Patrick was doing so well. He said all the right things as he sent Robin off to Africa for three weeks, but as soon as she got in that cab, Lisa called and he was right back to being the jealous ex-boyfriend. I'm not digging his jealousy act and I want it to end. Although, I did find it funny that while at the Metro Court, Lisa, Steve and Patrick all took a turn at seeing green.
Remembering the Past.
It was nice to see them honor history by having Brook and Sonny catch up. Since Sonny and Brook's mother Lois were so close, it made sense for her to go see him. Of course, she seemed to have another agenda regarding Dante, but it was a nice nod nonetheless. Now she just needs to have a similar scene with her biological family.
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