The Fast Forward Button Makes The World Go 'Round
A few years ago, the sight of Maxie and Lucky in a scene together had me running for Lysol to disinfect my television and my soul. Remember how gross they were? What a foolish question, OF COURSE you remember. It's hard to forget that kind of offensive...griminess is the only word popping into my head right now. They were grimy and horrible and horribly written, and that entire era of General Hospital is both a travesty and a golden age compared to what we're sitting through now.
I never would have guessed that, in 2010, I'd be fast-forwarding through the vast majority of GH (okay, I probably would have guessed that part) and making a point to stop and watch Lucky and Maxie together in order to be delighted! But that happened!
Maxie: So! There is this Irish bimbo working at Jake's and she is claiming that you are her boyfriend. I mean, I don't even know how she got your name. You probably arrested her for shoplifting or something and she thought you were cute. But when I asked her what she was doing in Port Charles, she smiled at me--SMUGLY!--and said she was in town because of a guy she liked, and said she wanted to see how things went.
Lucky: Wait, she said she liked me?
Maxie: This is not a joke, Lucky. This woman is obviously delusional.
Lucky: Delusional? Actually, I think Siobhan is one of those rare people who looks reality right in the eye.
Lucky: Yeah. Although I do find it a little interesting that she would discuss our relationship with a total stranger.
Maxie: Wait. Hold on. So this woman really is your girlfriend? When you've been flirting with me this whole time?
Lucky: We've been flirting?
Maxie: Oh, don't act like you didn't notice. We even kissed! Come on, Lucky, I know there is no way that I am this easy to get over.
I was charmed. Jonathan Jackson and Kirsten Storms are wonderful together, and Maxie is way more tolerable when she is being possessive of Lucky than she is when she's irrationally jealous of any woman in Spinelli's orbit. I don't know that they will ever be a couple--Lucky and Siobhan seem to be moving forward with the writers' seal of approval in the form of a flashback--but they are a welcome, welcome, WELCOME diversion from the carnival of horror that is the rest of this show. I mean, The Balkan and the way that he is eating the show, sight unseen? That is going to get a big post of its own filled with question marks and different variations of the phrase "They brought Brenda back for this. FOR THIS". And Luke and Tracy and Maya and Ethan's wacky Vegas shenanigans? That...is not going to get a big post of its own on account of the excruciatingly lame factor. So you see why I am latching onto any enjoyable moment I can!