Selina Wu Is Quickly Becoming One of Our Favorite Characters and Appears to Have Done What No One Has Been Able to Do — Take Down Peter!
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Nina and Sonny’s big secret is getting closer to being blown out of the water, and dare we hope the end for Peter on General Hospital is finally here? Let’s discuss what went down in Port Charles!
Who’s Afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?
As I predicted in last week’s column, Peter’s confrontation with Nina and Carly amounted to nothing, with him realizing he can use what he knows to his advantage. That’s just what he did when Sonny visited him in jail to threaten him. Peter quickly claimed he had an ever convenient recording detailing “Mike” and Nina’s relationship tucked in a safe to be revealed upon his death. Yeah, the lengths Peter is going to, and the show as well, in keeping him around has long passed the pathetic mark.
To make Sonny of all people bend to Peter’s threats is a new low when it comes to a character so many viewers want gone. Sonny’s reasoning to Maxie for not killing Petet was that he could lead them to Louise. Maxie assured Sonny that Peter doesn’t have a clue where Louise is. Honestly, given Maxie’s loose lips when it comes to her remarks about Louise and what she’s done to protect her from Peter, I can’t believe more people haven’t pieced together her and Brook Lynn’s scheme.
Above: Maxie gives Peter some advice on how he can get out of their lives.
Maxie’s confrontation with Peter was epic and continued Kirsten Storms’ powerhouse performances as of late. Maxie telling Peter to “choke on it” was a great line and a nice bit of foreshadowing.
Like Sonny, I was sorely disappointed in Anna bending over backward just so Peter could potentially give her another swift kick in the butt. Telling Peter she would do what she could to help him if he would simply plead guilty to his crimes was just a bad reminder of how un-Anna-like she became under Peter’s spell.
Help Us Selina Wu, You Are Our Only Hope!
Though Sonny seemed to initially cower at Peter’s blackmail, when he partially came to his senses, he reached out to Selina Wu to take Peter out for him. Of course, she wanted something in exchange, and that was Sonny’s help with Brad’s upcoming parole. Sonny agreed, and I can’t wait to see how this plays out. Carly already has her suspicions that Sonny isn’t telling her everything about Nixon Falls, and her run-in with Peter has her convinced he knows something as well. Then there is Michael, who will feel completely betrayed by Sonny when this all comes out. I think I can almost hear the words, “Jason would never have done what you did,” coming out of one or both their mouths. At least, if I was writing the show, that’s the stinging type of line I’d use to go for Sonny’s jugular.
Above: Don’t mess with Wu
As for Ms. Wu, she is quickly becoming my new favorite character on the show, and I can’t wait to see her and Brad interact on screen. Who knows, maybe Brad will be brought into the family business? However, I wasn’t a fan of Selina telling Britt to stay away from Brad, but understand she’s doing it to help Brad’s case. We must have Brad and Britt back together!
Thanks to my new fave, viewers were treated to an outstanding Friday cliff-hanger, with Brad reappearing and delivering a poisoned breakfast to Peter in jail. We don’t yet know if Brad knew what he was doing, but my guess is he does and this will help ingratiate him to Sonny and others. As for Peter, well Maxie told him to choke on it, and he did and then collapsed. Of course, it’s just too good to be true that he’d actually be dead, and I worry this will only set him up to escape custody somehow.
Did Peter seriously get Dixied? I mean, I refuse to believe he’s dead until we see his severed limbs in different boxes with mailing labels to separate corners of the Earth, but a gal can still hope! #GH
— Mala Bhattacharjee (@badnecklace) December 10, 2021
— Alexa (@AlexaTurnOnGH) December 10, 2021
The Keeper of Secrets
Not since the disastrous Dawn of Day storyline have I found Willow as interesting as I have this past week, and that’s because she’s finally in a storyline that doesn’t involve discussing Wiley’s latest favorite toy. Willow overhearing Nina and Sonny discussing what happened in Nixon Falls was a great way to throw a giant monkey wrench into her and Michael’s relationship.
Above: Willow is treading on thin ice by keeping Nina’s secret.
Willow has climbed on her pedestal far too many times to preach about how secrets hurt people, and keeping one of this magnitude from Michael will destroy his trust in her. And while I normally like Michael, he and Willow are just dull. Plus, he’s been acting far too much like his holier-than-though mother lately. He had some nerve going after Chase for not realizing he was Bailey’s father and stepping forward sooner. I was glad to see Willow say she’d be a hypocrite not to forgive Chase, though her trying to talk to Michael about the power of forgiveness was moot. Just like Carly, Michael tends to carry grudges, and Willow could end up being the target of one before long.
Meanwhile, protecting Bailey really seems to be drawing Chase and BLQ closer. Even though I have not approved of a lot of BLQ’s actions lately, her protecting Bailey at least shows she’s not as selfish and thoughtless as most of Port Charles thinks she is.
Sasha and Brando continued to hold out hope for little Liam Michael. I even felt a little sympathy for Glady, who was clearly a mess over her grandson’s condition. It was nice seeing Carly being as pleasant and supportive of Gladys as she could. That was until Gladys started going off about the baby’s name being a poor choice, and even I was rolling my eyes along with Carly. Unfortunately, as hopeful as everyone has remained, Britt and Dr. Flemming’s faces at the end of Friday’s episode when they came to see Sasha and Brando didn’t exactly look like they were bringing them good news about their son’s EEG.
Above: These two might need a Christmas miracle for their son.
Siblings Against The World
Laura and Martin were finally back on our screens, and just in time for the holidays. Hopefully what Laura said about Cyrus being out of connections and moves is true, because with everything else going on, Cyrus is the last thing we need to add into the mix. I was happy to see their time together brought them closer as siblings. Hopefully, we will get to see that over the holidays. And the Christmas movie Martin wanted to watch, Christina Comes Home For Christmas, was a nice nod to the One Life to Live Christmas episode of the same name.
Above: No Martin, Laura doesn’t want to watch a Christmas movie that’s not on Hallmark!
A Cabin In The Woods… What Could Go Wrong?
Esme still won’t stop gabbing about this winter ski trip she’s basically forcing all of Spencer’s friends to attend, and now Joss has offered up her Uncle Sonny’s cabin for them to stay in. College kids, unsupervised, in a remote cabin… yeah this is going to go well! In fact, we’ve already speculated that it could usher in Ryan Chamberlain’s killer return.
These are just my opinions. Please join the conversation below in the comments and let me know your thoughts.
If you aren’t watching Yellowstone, it’s never too late! Get to know the show in our gallery below of Yellowstone’s best characters ranked.
<p>We’ll raise a glass of wheatgrass to the passionate protester who put the spring back in John’s step in Season 4. But we won’t gulp it down until we find out whether she has what it takes to coexist with his hyper-protective daughter, Beth.</p>
<p>We understand that she’s been through a lot. Like, between son Tate’s kidnapping and the assaunt on the ranch, <em>a lot</em> a lot. But does Kayce’s better half have to be a Debbie Downer <em>all</em> the time?</p>
<p>As the pink-haired, marble-mouthed wrangler might inimitably put it, “Thisheer charcter’s a [bleepin’] hoot’nitdoesn’ matternone iffin’syaunderstand ’er.” Got all that, or ya want it with subtitles?</p>
<p>Too late, the diabolical businessman learned that Duttons and bulls are basically one and the same. “How’s that?” you ask. If you mess with either one, you’re gonna get the horns. (And no, not even a schmancy belt buckle can protect you.)</p>
<p>The spirited barrel racer who punched Jimmy’s V card in a hospital bed probably would rank higher on this list if we weren’t so ticked at her for putting him in that bed for a second time!</p>
<p>The soft-spoken Market Equities’ bigwig had us eating out of the palm of her hand from the moment she explained to weaselly lackey Ellis in Season 4 that she was never early nor late; his time adjusted to accommodate hers. #boss</p>
<p>You <em>know</em> this Market Equities power player had to have been a formidable foe for Beth if she managed to leave the show with no more harm done than a disgraced reputation. And, miracle of miracles, she did.</p>
<p>The Yellowstone’s most reluctant hand doesn’t go looking for trouble, it just has a way of… Aw, who are we kidding? The guitar-strumming Casanova <em>totally</em> goes looking for trouble, preferably the kind with curves.</p>
<p>We don’t know the last name of Rainwater’s right-hand man, but based on his history of kicking ass and taking names we’re gonna <em>guess</em> that it’s something along the lines Doesn’t Put Up With Any BS.</p>
<p>He may be as old as the dirt in which he’ll someday be buried, but make no mistake: The Yellowstone’s oldest hand can still throw down with the best of ’em. Just ask Walker.</p>
<p>It’s no wonder this scrappy youngster made such an impression on Beth: From the get-go, he was, in essence, a Mini-Me of her rough-hewn honey, Rip. Hell, Carter even pissed ’er off and lived to tell the tale!</p>
<p>If not the smartest person in the room, one of ’em — always. The savvy politician has a knack for looking at the big picture — not to mention a smile that has always made her irresistible to sometime lover John.</p>
<p>Ack! Brain force field up! Why? Because so adept at playing mind games is Jamie’s biological father that we can wind up feeling all twisted inside after nothing more than watching a scene that he’s in.</p>
<p>Not since J.R. Ewing was there a villain who delighted in his own cunning quite as much as the Market Equities mover and shaker that Beth hilariously described as the long-lost love child of Fabio and Lucille Ball.</p>
<p>Bless his heart, the Yellowstone outcast has as much trouble staying in the saddle as we do not falling off the edge of our seats while <em>watching</em> the show. But credit where it’s due: He’s got the spirit of any three cowboys combined.</p>
<p>Make no mistake: The chief of the Broken Rock Reservation wants for his people what is rightfully theirs. However, he refuses to just take it, instead traveling the high road in hopes of taking it with honor.</p>
<p>John’s adopted son gets so much hate that it’s easy to feel sorry for him. But then he goes and does something to remind you of what an opportunistic SOB he is, and you regret softening toward him for even an instant.</p>
<p>The youngest of John’s heirs is the kinda brute that you want on your side in a brawl and the kinda sweetheart that you want on your side in life. Even when he’s 100-percent wrong, he’s always <em>trying</em> to do right.</p>
<p>We didn’t blame young Carter a bit when he announced, “I wanna be him [when I grow up].” The Dutton family’s patriarch is the kinda complicated guy who can do bad, bad things and still leave you feeling like he’s a good guy.</p>
<p>We’re likelier to master trigonometry than we are to figure out John’s badass daughter, a metaphorical tornado who blows away everyone in her path — us included.</p>
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