By Michele Dargan
The last two days of General Hospital have been all that I have hoped for – AND MORE!
It is SO RARE these days when a soap opera exceeds expectations….
Take the Franco storyline – so underwhelming!
But I digress.
First of all, the waaaaaay long overdue Lucky confrontation with Liz and Nik was so worth it!
Jonathan Jackson as Lucky acted his heart out! The sincerity and intensity of his words and the range of emotions he displayed was mesmerizing.
I could not take my eyes off of him the entire time.
Jackson lashed out with everything that he had and I think he must have had everyone on the planet cheering.
Not to mention, he gave Lucky some sense of justice – to whatever degree that’s possible given the circumstance of his fiancee having sex with his brother.
For me, the worst part of the whole thing was that the entire time Elizabeth was having sex with Nikolas, she would go back to Lucky and be so super sweet and build this fantasy about building a life with him and the boys….yada, yada yada.
And that happened over and over and over and over….well, you get my drift.
I used to really like Liz – way back in the day – but in the past few years I have had more of a love/hate relationship with her.
And that’s because, for a long time, Elizabeth has been a total hypocrite!
And I tell ya, I was cheering Tuesday, when Lulu told her that and so much more!
This video is great…..First Lulu tells off Nikolas and then moves on to Elizabeth!
For the longest time, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has been putting herself out there as this sort of holier-than-thou wonderful wife, mother, nurse, etc, etc……
Meanwhile, she has two kids by two different men (both from one night stands) and neither child is by Lucky. Yet, Lucky has stepped up and treated both of those children as his own.
She had my sympathy when Lucky was popping pills and cheating with Maxie.
I even understood why she slept with Jason after walking in on Lucky and Maxie in bed.
What really changed my opinion of Liz was her attitude toward Sam after she had sex with Jason.
Elizabeth had this superior – almost confrontational – attitude towards Sam, who was still reeling from the loss of her stillborn baby and was told she could never have children – and then kicked to the curb by Jason “for her own good.”
I also didn’t like – and still don’t – the fact that she convinced Jason to give up his parental rights to Jake in order to keep him safe. To me, it was selfish on her part.
It just seems to me that Elizabeth always wants the best of both worlds….She wants to have her cake and eat it too.
Prime example: Lucky and Nikolas.
Having said all that…….I don’t like the fact that the writers totally trashed Elizabeth’s character with this horrendous storyline. I really don’t.
I like Rebecca Herbst a lot – and don’t see how the character can be redeemed from this s/l for a very, very, very long time.
The fact is, Elizabeth cheated multiple times with – not just anyone – but her fiancee’s brother.
And that is going to be pretty hard to overcome.
I hate to admit this, but I was feeling a tiny bit sorry for Elizabeth after Lulu’s tongue lashing. And I liked the fact that Ethan stepped up and offered to drive her home. She does need a friend right now.
Another thing about the s/l that I don’t like is that it ruined the brotherly relationship between Lucky and Nikolas (Tyler Christopher).
Not because I like Nikolas, because I don’t. Waaaay too dark and brooding.
But I did like the relationship between the brothers.
Personally, I don’t think the s/l really did anything to tarnish Nik’s character, because – after all – he is a Cassadine.
Next up! The Dante as Sonny’s son reveal.
And judging from the previews, it’s gonna be doozy!