General Hospital is more like general confusion these days.
Sonny and Brenda fans should have known better than to drink the Guza Koolaid and think their couple would continue to get good writing for more than two weeks or so. S&B play hide and seek….Guza hides Sonny and Brenda and their fans seek them….for days, and days. Fans go with them breathlessly anticipating a warm and rewarding honeymoon and POOF, they get an imaginary invisible honeymoon, an invisible trip back to Greystone and a short, short birthday celebration for Brenda . S&B get almost two full DAYS of happiness before Suzanne enters with cute little Lucien, supposedly Brenda’s son. Brenda, desperately wanting a child, accepts Lucien as hers. Sonny doesn’t trust Suzanne (and rightly so) and wants Brenda to have a DNA test to make sure. Carly suddenly remembers that Morgan is Sonny’s child (after several attempts at having Jax adopt him, an adoption which apparently hasn’t gone through) and makes daily trips to Greystone to taunt Brenda and mark her territory. Brenda wants Sonny to ban Carly from Greystone (who can blame her?) but Sonny knows the hell Carly would put him and more importantly, Michael and Morgan, through if he does that. He wants his children not to be put in the middle and to feel welcome in his home.
There are rumblings that Brenda will start to worry about keeping Lucien safe in Sonny’s world (like her’s is any safer! hello! BALKAN!) and run to Jax about this. We are even hearing that VMG may leave GH this summer and may exit Port Charles with IR in tow (so far this is just a rumor). If that’s true Guza will have pissed on Sonny fans and S&B fans for the THIRD time. Many Sonny fans will be DONE with S&B. DONE!
Guza says the child’s name is Lucien for a reason which has some speculating that Lucien may be some kind of demon seed.
While Brenda is wondering if Sonny’s world is too dangerous for her “son”, everyone else is busy telling Mighty Jase, Guza’s King of the Universe, that he would make father of the year (in spite of the fact that both he and Sonny are in the mob) and should have a child with Sam. He is also the all knowing protector. Only HE can protect Jossy, Lucien, Michael and everyone else except for Jake. The expressions never change from wounded mode to heroic mode and that confuses us but they are in Guza’s mind both part of the Mighty One’s eternal magnetism at least in Guza’s eyes.
Along with that, fans have discovered that there is a powerful magnetic draw also between Luke and Lucky, both having been called upon to give powerful and very worthwhile performances….over …and over…..and yet again….over. So, toss suffering Lulu between these two and you have Spencers in overkill drive, with Luke putting down alcohol faster than lighting can strike, Lucky weeping buckets of tears and Lulu whining because that seems to be her part in this mess. Even Dante’s air time has been cut momentarily while the Spencer’s duke it out daily. TG and JJ did have some great scenes with Maurice this past week which was a a nice and unexpected nod to the friendships of Luke and Lucky to Sonny.
Here’s a question! We’ve had ample scenes of Jason, Lucky and Luke mourning the loss of little Jake. When do we get to see Liz mourn–you know Liz, JAKES MOTHER!
Enter next, Johnny who matches Psycho Doctor gamely in the “nut” department by constantly comparing her to Psycho Sister, Claudia, who he continues to worship and pity as though she was a demonic version of The Flying Nun. Johnny mentions Claudia so much one might get the impression that he wanted to “do” his sister and Lisa is the next best thing. YUCK!!. This couple makes one WANT to get away and the only other place to run, unfortunately on this show right now, is right into the midst of mini-Jason, Michael, who except for being a big bland teddy bear type of fellow, is portrayed as badly in need of guidance that only Mighty Jase can provide while saving him from himself and any bad guy he feels like messing with. Jason’s dialog these days is dotted with “I’s”:
- I have to save Michael.
- I have to protect Joss.
- I have to find and fight Franco.
- I have to protect Lucien.
- I have to wonder why I didn’t do better with Jake.
I have to wonder if I need more Milk of Magnesia!
That kind of self obsession can be a real drag for viewers after five minutes or so. A slight help to some is the insertion of better material for Scrubs….for the moment. It is sad when the most upbeat moments, other than the ones for the invisible S&B couple, are those of a couple toying with seeking counseling for a marriage broken up due to indiscretion with crazy Psycho Doctor Lisa, who still sniffs this couple out like a blood hound in heat, even when she can bed down the sneering Johnny and reminisce about sicko Claudia any time she wants. So, with the three days kidney swap in place, miracle baby, Joss , big mouthed momma Carly and new bodyguard, Shawn will head home knowing that Jason will keep all of them safe. Jax must be out trying to find the dungeon camp that invisible Morgan is attending.
What will be the future for all…..ask Jason. He is in charge of everything and everybody.
Monday, April 11
*Dante finds a surprising connection between *Brandon & Johnny.
*Michael asks Jason to help him when Abby is called in for questioning about Brandon’s murder.
Tuesday, April 12
*Michael refuses to heed Abby’s advice.
*Brenda worries about keeping Lucian safe.
*Brenda voices her concern to Jax about not knowing how to raise a child among mob danger.
*Dante finds a surprising connection between Brandon and Johnny.
*Michael tells Jason he’s his own man & will make his own choices.
Wednesday, April 13
*Dante reluctantly tells Sonny he thinks Johnny is setting Michael up for MURDER!
Thursday, April 14
*Sonny confronts Johnny!
*Michael confides his desires for power!
*Sonny, Dante & Jason fears that Johnny maybe trying to recruit Michael for the (Z) mob!
*Sonny , Dante & Jason stratize for how how to keep Johnny from turning to Johnny!
Friday, April 15
*Sonny worries Brenda is becoming too close to Lucian.
*Sonny worries Suzanne will hurt Brenda!
*Sonny, Dante and Jason fear that Johnny may be trying to recruit Michael for the mob.
Sonny confronts Johnny.
*Brenda asks Michael about Sonny’s role in his life.
*Brenda asks Michael IF he regrets living in Sonny’s world & growing up as his son!
Monday, April 18
*Michael sings Carly’s praises as a mother
Tuesday, April 19
*We will see Anthony when Johnny goes to visit him in prison, saying that he didn’t kill Brandon
Wednesday, April 20
*Sonny’s children surprise him on his birthday!
*During Sonny’s birthday surprise Molly brings up Brenda and sets Carly off.
*Anthony encourages Johnny to get Michael under his wings before his parents can interfere.
*Carly and Sonny try to prevent Michael from joining the Mob.
Thursday, April 21
*Carly & Brenda have a showdown!
*Carly warns Brenda to NEVER come between Sonny & his kids.
*LuLu pays Johnny a visit & asks him to leave Michael alone.
*Dante learns there is a video that implicates Michael in Brandon’s murder.
Friday, April 22
*Sonny confronts Anthony Z in jail.
*Sonny Presses Dante to break whatever laws he has to to protect his brother.
*Johnny arrives home to find Anthony Z there.
The following may or may not have come from GHH
UPCOMING…….Sonny grows suspicious of Lucian & Brenda worries how to raise him in Sonny’s world.
Since, Sonny doesn’t believe Suzanne’s story it will cause trouble for S&B.
Diane wonders what kind of long-term commitment is Sonny willing to make in terms of Lucian? He has to consider all of this carefully!
With Lucian appearance S& B will be in uncharted territory.Brenda nor Sonny was expecting a 3 year old.
Brenda seeks help from Michael & her he would never want his siblings raise in the mob!!!
Plus Lisa continues to work Kristina, and the Spencers are working overtime trying to get Luke to shape up. What’s going to get through to him?
Luke starts to go through withdrawal when he tries to prove he is not an alocoholic
Kristina refuses to do lisa’s dirty work; Kristina realizes something is wrong when she starts to have some withdrawals
Lisa blackmails Kristina with drugs
Siobhan tells luckt that she will understand is lucky wants to end their marriage,now that he knows Aiden is his son
Luke visits jake’s grave
Johnny sets up a scenario where michael plays the hero
Johnny recruits ethan for help
Patrick and Robin have their first official marriage counseling session, leaving them both feeling gut-punched and daunted.
Kristina will ask Ethan to the prom, but he turns her down
Lisa masks a narcotic as an herbal supplement, giving it to Kristina
Meanwhile, Jason comes to the conclusion that all his reasons for not wanting a child are no longer credible.Sam tells Jason about Carly approaching her regarding the baby subject.
The couple grows closer over the idea of having a family.
Sam offers Liz her condolences.
Liz gives Jake’s toy motorcycle to Jason.
Will Johnny help Luke find the road to redemption?
Lucky asks Lulu for help to save their father.
Tracy proves to Luke that he is not as sharp as he thinks he is on alcohol.
Abby is taken in by the PCPD for Brandon’s murder.
Michael seeks out Jason’s help; both Carly and Jason warn Michael to keep her distance from Abby during the investigation. Even Abby tries to convince Michael that perhaps they should take a break, but Michael refuses.
Ronnie sets a trap for Corinthos family.
Ronnie tells Michael to confess or Dante will loose his badge.
Diane is concerned that Michael is covering for Abby.
Johnny offers Michael his support.
Dante reluctantly tells Sonny he believes that Johnny is setting Michael up for Brandon’s murder.
An emotional Michael admits that he wants to be in a position of power like his father and Jason.
Jason reels from Michael’s words that he has modeled his life after Jason.
Michael will tell Jason that he would be a wonderful father.
Lulu helps Dante realize that perhaps Johnny’s motive is more protective.
Both Liz and Lucky separately tell Steve that they blame themselves for Jake’s death.
Each thinks the other holds them responsible.
An encounter with Liz has Maxie wondering about Aiden’s paternity.
Maxie seeks Matt’s advice regarding Liz.
Maxie discovers the truth.
Maxie steals the DNA results from Liz’s house, preventing Lucky and Nik from finding the test.
Maxie prompts Liz to tell the truth.
Liz arrives to tell Lucky about the paternity results and finds Lucky and Nikolas closer than ever.
Will she change her mind?
Liz can’t bring herself to reveal the paternity truth after seeing the bonding between Nikolas and Lucky.
Nikolas comes close to stumbling upon the truth on his own but Liz snatches the results from his hands before he realizes what he has.
Suzanne reveals her true agenda, proving Sonny’s concerns to be legit.Carly warns Brenda to never to come between her kids and Sonny.
Kristina wants Ethan to escort her to the prom.
He turns her down.
Could Anthony be behind Brandon’s murder?
Shawn refuses to work for Anthony.
Jax warns Brenda about Sonny’s dangerous influence on children.
Sonny overhears, an angry confrontation ensues, leaving Brenda shaken.
Luke may be forced into rehab BUT, “That’s not Luke’s style, so he’s probably not going to stay there. He doesn’t do G-d or 12-step programs. I went to Bob Guza and said, ‘If you’re going to send him to a clinic, don’t make it Betty Ford. Let’s not besmirch their good reputation!'”
–Tony Geary, TVGuide
Shawn turns down Jax’s offer of 10 million dollars to leave Port Charles and never look back.
Shawn refuses to take the money, insisting he will protect Josslyn from Franco.