Watching General Hospital, everybody’s got an opinion…especially where their favorite daytime drama is concerned – 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 Port Charles’ week that was.
General Hospital: A Critic’s Week In Review
Though we’re probably going to come off like a broken record, we think it bears repeating. Carly (Laura Wright) is NOT a blameless victim, nor is she an injured party. It was NINA (Cynthia Watros) who was done wrong, and she was done wrong by Carly, and her team of enablers.
The fact that Carly has the nerve to actually think she can dictate who can and can not have access to Wiley is absolutely mindboggling – as was her insistence that Nina needed to get herself together. As if Nina should regret her push to have Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) death reinvestigated given what she heard Carly and Jax (Ingo Rademacher) discuss.
Here’s hoping that Nina and Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) do indeed join forces and absolutely wreck the Corinthos shop. It would only serve Carly right. Somebody’s got to give this woman a taste of her own medicine.
Further GH Musings
* And speaking of comeuppance…Peter (Wes Ramsey), yours is nigh. Disappointingly, it appears that it will come at Liesl’s (Kathleen Gati) hands rather than Anna (Finola Hughes), but we’re going to take what we can get, and we know that the writers are going to deliver…
* Well, unless our eyes deceive us, it really does seem like Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) is out of the running of possible “Giftgate” suspects. But his mail seems to indicate their theory about Spencer’s (Nicolas Bechtel) involvement might not be too far off the mark!
* Regarding Ryan’s mail, is it too much to hope that the missive from one H. Webber was actually a tease for an upcoming appearance by GH’s original mad hatter, Heather Webber (Robin Mattson)? Surely she’d be interested in the well-being of her ailing son…even if Franco (Roger Howarth) did stab her and bury her alive.
* Just when it seemed we were getting somewhere with the storyline concerning Finn’s (Michael Easton) clarifying Chase’s (Josh Swickard) paternity, Jackie (Kim Delaney) had to go and spoil it all.
That’s a demerit for her, though she earns a kudo for not only successfully tracking down Florence Grey, but for using her journalism platform to stymie Cyrus (Jeff Kober) and the release of his drug.
* Though you may not have caught them all at first, the scenes featuring Martin (Michael E. Knight) and Jackie staking out the house Florence was being held in were rife with in-jokes.
Among the standouts were Martin’s devouring of fried chicken, a nod to the plethora of nicknames fans of the series have come up with for the character (including Kentucky Fried Martin), and his claim that no one could make the dish quite like his momma. All My Children fans know that Tad Martin’s (Michael E. Knight) momma, Opal, was known for her fried chicken recipe. General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listing for air times.