General Hospital Week in Review, -ish
No official Week in Review this week, but I feel like that's okay, because I spewed about 17 weeks' worth of venom last week. Oh, and earlier this week. And Mallory already hit on the highlight of the week -- Georgie speaking the anti-mob truth -- which would have made this a great GH week if it weren't bookended by another damned mob war. It really says all you need to know about the people who run this show that as they sat down to map out the next few months' worth of this quickly fading soap, the overriding theme they decided on was "more violence!" They are seriously, truly, totally damaged.
But enough bad stuff; there were a few positive developments this week. If "a few" equals "exactly and no more than three."
1. CARLY WORE A BRA. Or at least it appeared that way. With a backless shirt. I'm not kidding. I didn't even know how to process it when I saw it. I thought maybe that switchover to HDTV had happened early and I needed to get one of those translator thingies to see things properly.
Girl, I know! I was totally puzzled too.
2. Lucky was shirtless.
I don't approve of Greg Vaughn's buzz cut, but he is genetically incapable of looking bad, so I'll let that pass. Lucky may be dumber than a box of hair, and also kind of an asshole of late, but damn, he's hot. And that's really, really important.
3. Patrick was hotly sensitive.
He's permanently lost the "hotly" qualifier in the Night Shift
alternate reality, but this week he was hotly attentive and hotly
participatory in the conversation he and Robin had about their
relationship. And Patrick used to be a race car driver? How did I not
remember this? Regardless, mark this down as the first time I've found
anything remotely associated with car racing to be sexy. (If any of
you knew me in high school and even thinks about bringing up Days of Thunder, please know I am not afraid to cut a bitch.)
But the rest of the week was mostly just the usual mafia BS. There
was a brief ray of hope that at least Jax would escape the mob orbit by
breaking up with Carly:
Jax: Do you see how we keep going around in circles here? I mean this is . . . Okay, you know what? You want to go there?
Carly: I want to go there.
Jax: Oh, you really want to go there. Okay, let me explain this to you. You know why I had to sleep with Irina. She could have killed one of us.
Carly: ::smirks:: [!!! -Ed.]
Jax: Now I didn't see a gun to your head when you slept with -
Carly: See, right there! You are still mad at me because I slept with Sonny. You really haven't forgiven me! [He shouldn't have. -Ed.]
Jax: Well you're making it impossible!
Carly: And you're making our marriage a contest! Who messed up more? [You did. -Ed.] Who got hurt more? [Jax did. -Ed.] I don't want to live like this.
Jax: Well, guess what, Carly, neither do I.
...but then they got back together. I hate this show.
Screencaps courtesy of Clarissa.