The Sublime and the Ridiculous
General Hospital's remarkable inconsistency in everything they do, from writing to wardrobe, makes every episode somewhat intriguing, because you can never sense what's coming up in the next scene. Will it be better than the previous scene? Will it be worse? Will it be so much worse that you're forced to unplug your television in order to exorcise your room from its badness?
Today's episode, for example, featured a conversation that actually made me do a dramatic head-desk. I always thought that was just a phrase! But, no, I actually slammed my head against my desk when Sonny went there:
Sonny: You know, a lot of times you don't know what goes on behind closed doors. And, you know...I don't have to explain this to you, but I'll be happy to. Sometimes there's a couple, they look perfect. Like a--like--or a match made in hell. But on the inside, it's the opposite. Like everybody thought that Claudia and I, we were a disaster. But in actuality, you know, we had a pretty decent dysfunctional relationship. You and Felicia... On the other hand, were like destiny. You guys could do no wrong--
I'm not surprised that Sonny took the low road (it's closer to where he's standing, after all). And I'm not surprised that Mac spent his few allotted minutes of weekly screen time getting a horrible heartbreak thrown in his face. I'm just surprised that that much douche could fit into less than a hundred words. Everything about that piece of dialogue was either offensive or ridiculous.
But! The show made up for it with Lulu, of all people. While her recent history has far too much Sonny worship for my liking, and while she has a habit of getting irritated at things like her brother possibly having a tumor, she was immensely watchable today:
Lulu: I saw Lucky last night. And he told me how he overheard Nikolas proclaiming his love to you, and he confronted him on it, and he didn't even try to deny it. Nikolas actually believes that he's in love with you.
Elizabeth: I know, I know, and I feel really bad about the whole thing.
Lulu: That's really good to know, but I'm not concerned about your feelings. Lucky is a different story. Do you realize how flipped out he is about this?
Elizabeth: Ok, thank you for your concern or lack thereof, but, really, this is none of your business.
Lulu: Actually, it is, since Lucky came to me thinking that I was covering for you, again, like the time you cheated on him with Jason.
Lulu: Are you and Elizabeth reading from the same bad script? The same thing here is Lucky's betrayal, and the only villain he can see in this piece is you. He should be just as mad if not more so at Elizabeth. And if he's wearing blinders, I'm not. I know that you didn't fall in love with Elizabeth out of nowhere, without her active participation.
I love when she uses her smugness for good. Pout and sneer all you want, girl!
Two important GH topics to share:
- Rebecca Herbst is pregnant! I am, of course, happy for her and her husband, but I think that we can all admit that congratulations were our second thought, the first thought being "OMFG, if they write this pregnancy into the show I am setting myself on fire, I SWEAR TO GOD, I'LL DO IT".
- As readers Sarah and Amy noted...Emma has a plaid coat.
She can pull it off because she's the cutest to ever cute, but SERIOUSLY WITH THE PLAID COATS IN THIS FAMILY. Maybe I'm paranoid and take things too personally, but I'm starting to think that this show is screwing with me. If Patrick starts wearing plaid scrubs, I'm out.