When it comes to General Hospital, every fan has their own opinion – and Soap Hub is no different. For five days, we sat and watched the good, the bad, and everything in between, and now we offer you a handy review, and a cheeky critique, of the GH week that was.
General Hospital: A Critic’s Week In Review
Oh my, how the shippers are waring. However, there will be no discussion – and certainly, no judgment made – over which coupling, be it Carson or Jarly, reigns supreme.
Instead, will be adding our two cents to the other set of scenes that have various fan contingents going to war; we speak, of course, about Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson) and Carly Corinthos’s (Laura Wright) agreeing to bury the hatchet and act like civil in-laws moving forward.
For all those out there who screamed at your televisions sets something along the lines of, “Monica would NEVER forgive Carly for her treatment of AJ. She made that man’s life HELL,” we’d like to say…actually, she would; this is Monica’s nature.
Monica is a woman who not only forgave her husband multiple affairs, but his attempt to murder her and his attempt to frame her for his supposed killing. She’s a woman who managed to forge an (admittedly frosty) friendship with Tracy Quartermaine (Jane Elliot), once her most hated foe.
Heck, Monica’s also the woman who, after steadfastly refusing to have any contact whatsoever with Jason Morgan, Alan’s bastard son from his relationship with Susan More, wound up becoming closer to him than any of her own biological children – AJ included.
So, it’s no wonder that Monica was able to put the past aside, and insist on letting bygones be just that…it’s what she’s been doing for nigh on four decades.
Further GH Musings
* “It’s all ways about Carly.” A familiar refrain amongst General Hospital viewers, that has finally found its way into an actual script.
* Now that Jasper “Jax” Jacks (Ingo Rademacher) has learned Nina Reeves’s (Cynthia Watros) Sonny (Maruice Benard) related secret, and since Peter August (Wes Ramsey) isn’t about to cede the leverage he has, should we assume that Jax will soon be joining Drew Cain (Cameron Mathison), Nurse Jennings (Phoebe Kuhlman), and Screamer McScreamerson in Victor Cassadine’s (Charles Shaughnessy) island prison?
* Is it at all possible that the watch Sonny threw into the falls to wind up in the hands of a Port Charlesite?
* So, it would seem that Portia Robinson’s (Brook Kerr) confession confirms what many have long suspected: Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner) is Trina Robinson’s (Sydney Mikayla) father…but is he really?
* Re: Wu (Lydia Look), Novak (Glenn Taranto) and Buscema’s (Bart Tangredi) plot; how will targeting one lone warehouse cripple the Corinthos Empire?
* Though clearly played for laughs, did anyone else find Brook Lynn Quartermaine’s (Amanda Setton) prodding Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) to date Austin Holt (Roger Howarth) a tad…pimp-y?
And speaking of Austin, will you be surprised if Austin’s concern for Leo Falconeri turns out to be because he himself is on the Autism Spectrum?
* Here’s hoping that Mac Scorpio’s (John J. York) job at the PCPD pans out, because the show has made it clear that The Floating Rib is no more; in its place, will now stand an ELQ Bank.
* Most reused set featured on GH: the one currently be use as Roger Barstow’s place. It’s served as the Spencer siblings’ childhood home, Carly’s single girl abode, a Cape Cod dwelling in which Sonny and Ric Lansing fought, the Scanlon house on Port Charles, and we suspect more.
* Anvil of the Week: Esme Prince (Avery Kristen Pohl) is adopted. Let’s get to speculating on who mommy and daddy could be.
General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Port Charles, check out all the latest that’s been posted on GH spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.