Due to the holidays, it was a shorter week on General Hospital, and thanks to various pre-emptions we’ll have to wait for the pizza and singing at the Quartermaine’s until next week. Let’s just dive into what went down in Port Charles.
Britt’s Devastating Diagnosis and Cody’s Foot-in-Mouth Disease
It’s puzzling that the show gave Britt Huntington’s Disease because it’s a real condition with no known treatment, as I stated in my piece from last week. Fans had hoped Victor had altered her test results in some way, but that doesn’t seem likely to happen.
However, it appears that Britt’s life is coming to an end. Sure, it still might, and they could invent another neurodegenerative condition for her that could be miraculously cured. At least right now. Britt’s shock at finding she was in stage three and that she had far less time than she’d assumed she did was expertly portrayed by Kelly Thiebaud. Kathleen Gati was in equally wonderful scenes. Obrecht’s words, “You need your mother, but I need my daughter far more,” broke my heart. I’m going to genuinely miss Britt so much! She’s changed from the persona you love to despise to the one you simply adore.
Cody made all the wrong decisions in the meantime once more. By telling Britt she deserved to be loved, he made a strong first impression and demonstrated that he is capable of being a supporter in some ways. But when he misunderstood Britt and insisted she just give the necklace to him, not realizing that she wasn’t referring to it as her father’s legacy, well, that was it. Britt had every right to rip him a new one, and in the end, Robert removed the necklace, so Cody was left without it.
Did he really believe he’d get to retain it considering that it was constructed in part from stolen cursed diamonds? It was hilarious when Scotty warned him to flee from any area of the ice princess. With Sam questioning what he and Dante had going on in their past, Cody had wasted a friendship with Britt and Mac and risked losing Dante as a friend.
Holly and the Cursed Necklace
Holly confirmed what most suspected, that Victor was holding Ethan hostage. Not just that, but the way Victor talked to her about having no problem killing Ethan just as he had done her sister Paloma and Luke, well it really made Luke’s death real for me. I had been hoping Luke was who Victor had hostage, but it isn’t so. And while death on a soap is never a finality for a character, the tone in Victor’s voice sure made it seem finale.
In their sequences together, Carolyn Hennesy, Emma Samms, and Tristan Rogers all excelled as Holly drugged Robert while Diane puzzledly looked on. Diane’s response and Tristan Rogers’ face-plant onto the table were both funny because of his impeccable comedic timing. Positively, Holly’s continued betrayal of Robert and his friends in favor of Victor makes it possible for Diane and Robert to develop a love relationship.
Moreover, we are aware that Samms’ reappearance is only transitory. We seem to be approaching a major turning point, hopefully one in which we will discover Victor’s final strategy and witness Anna’s innocence established. Lucy’s unavoidable return will also assist Anna to be vindicated because we know she is still alive someplace.
Speaking of Anna, how is it that Valentin pieced together that there were two shots fired, but only one casing was found? Also that a spy like Anna wouldn’t need two shots to take down her target? Oh, what am I saying, this is the PCPD we are talking about. Of course, they can’t do their jobs!
Dex Gives Joss Fever
Dex’s fever had subsided, but as he pulled Joss into a kiss, things heated up even more. Dex was at least the one who started it, but he also pulled away and put an end to it even though Joss was obviously into it. I was hoping just last week that Joss would break up with Cam before dating Dex, but I don’t believe that’s going to happen. When it comes to lecturing people about being adulterous homewreckers, like Sonny and Nina, I’m going to require mini-Carly to step aside.
Chase Deserves Better
Chase finally learned from Dante about the letter Brook Lynn has been stalling in writing to support him and is starting to see BLQ for who she is, putting her wants and needs ahead of his. Still, he’s such a good guy that he’s trying to give her the benefit of the doubt when he told her, “I trust you to do what is best for the both of us.” Poor Chase is striking out when it comes to the ladies. First Willow, now Brook Lynn. However, there was definitely a spark between him and Blaze!
Meanwhile, Brook Lynn completely disgusted me. I’m trying to maintain hope that she’ll finally understand what Chase said to her and act morally throughout the situation. I thought this absurd tale would end when she finally confronted Linc and threatened to expose him for being a repulsive sexual harasser.
Linc, though, offered her tunes in exchange for her silence and support. Brook Lynn, really? Are you going to prioritize your own self-interest over the needs of other women that Linc will unavoidably treat the same way he treated you and Blaze? That was the absolute lowest point, and the program is currently making it difficult to support her and Chase.
Carly, Carly, Carly!
Though Carly and Nina have found themselves mortal enemies, they are a lot alike in some ways. When Carly is good, she is great. But when Carly is bad, she’s infuriating. Case in point, Carly’s offer to help Drew with his investigation into finding Willow’s birth parents. You just know she’s going to do everything she can to sabotage him from finding out it’s Nina!
In the end, this will cost her Drew, but also will put Willow in a worse position health-wise and will likely infuriate Michael. Of course, Carly still doesn’t know about Willow’s leukemia, but when she finds out… well we will have to wait and see if Carly does the right thing.
That’s it for my thoughts on this week’s episodes. Please comment and leave yours below, and have a wonderful holiday weekend!
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