Nonsense And Sensibility
So in the latest episode of General Hospital, Sonny made this face:
What else is new, right?
But wait! There was a catch. He was full of accuracy. Insight. Sensible thoughts. Good advice. Reasonable human empathy and sensitivity. He basically displayed the most emotional intelligence and maturity of anyone on this show.
I'M NOT EVEN LYING.
He told Connie that he loves both her and Kate because they are, in fact, two parts of the same person and so he can't cheat on her with... her. And he told her that she needs to get psychiatric treatment, like, pronto. And get integrated.
Sonny: You can't live like that! At constant war with Kate, being afraid that she's gonna, you know, take over!
Which was an excellent point, one that he hilariously followed up by challenging Connie to go have the sex with him and show him how long she can stay Connie. His magical alter-emergence-inducing rod to the rescue!
Sonny: I told you that I love you both and I want both of you to be happy, but that can't happen unless you see a doctor. Can you trust me on that? Can you let me help you?
Who is this supporting, patient, thoughtful man and what has he done with Sonny Corinthos, the man who tried to have Jax murdered for giving Brenda a ride to Europe???
Connie: What if I'm wrong and she's stronger than me? What if I just disappear?
Sonny: No, you will be a whole person!
Connie: I can't, I can't, I'm scared!
Sonny: Listen to me, hold my hand. I told Kate that I would never abandon her. And I would never abandon you, too. I'm right here with you no matter what.
Man. I really wish these two had some serious lightning chemistry. They are great in scenes together and obviously really love being acting partners. If I saw some fantastic spark I could get past the "she's seriously s'posed to be his age?" issue, storyline notwithstanding. But speaking of storylines, is there any hope this means we're headed toward a legitimate integration? ANY HOPE? Because I need that. Now. Yesterday.
Otherwise, today we learned how intellectual property and plagiarism work (it's all so easy!) and that TJ is adorable, AJ remained the hilarious bright spot of a story about some kids pretending to date to make someone else go away (what's that? you say they aren't kids? I'm going to need more evidence), Elizabeth's hair still looked awesome, Todd still cares more about getting back the girl he slept with once than making amends to the beloved daughter he betrayed so horribly, Agnes hit on Mac, and oh yeah....
I was just telling some friends that in a way I'm relieved it won't be Julie Marie Berman in the role of Lulu when the truth about the baby comes out, because seriously. Lulu and Dante are so cute and happy and it's just going to be heartbreaking.
Maybe a new actress in the role will offer up some aesthetic distance that'll make the heartbreak easier to take?
Speaking of the baby that is not theirs, Maxie finally noticed that she and Spinelli have a DNA mix growing in her belly into a whole human person and that it's a little more complicated than a big shrug and a, "Well they wanted a kid, so any kid will do!"
And Spinelli, who is taking antacids because he swallowed a piece of paper they think they're going to somehow read words off of during an endoscopy (if you didn't see, don't even ask, seriously), popped in with excellent timing and saw the sonogram.
I dislike him a lot less lately because of Ellie, but it makes my tummy hurt that I'm supposed to be moved by this and so desperately want him to get to be a daddy in a family with Maxie. Or not? Maybe I'm not supposed to want that. Maybe they're writing this in such a way that isn't so wildly heavily weighted toward one "right and good" outcome that it has some complicated layers, and so I can feel free to want whatever I want?
But is it time for the Nurses Ball yet?