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.

Jonathan Jackson as Lucky Spencer

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.

Rebecca Herbst

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!

By Michele Dargan

Being highly unsatisfied with Lucky’s reaction to witnessing his fiancee having sex with his brother the previous week, I’m hoping Friday’s cliffhanger produces a better – and more volatile – week coming up concerning the most hated triangle to come along in a long time.

That’s only my opinion about being the most hated triangle – Lucky/Liz/Nik – however, it’s one that many people also share judging from other blogs and internet chatter.

Let’s go back to last Monday’s General Hospital eppy, shall we?

After Lucky (Jonathan Jackson) witnesses Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) having sex the previous Friday, the only thing Lucky does is trash his house and doesn’t say a word to Liz or Nik about what he saw.

Instead, he convinces Nik – who was about to leave the country for good – to stay and that he needed him.

Are you kidding me?

For one thing – it’s extremely unrealistic to me that Lucky would react in that way.

Secondly, after we’ve all suffered through this never-ending, horrendous storyline and finally see the finish line……oh, no! The saga continues with everyone trying to figure out what the heck Lucky has in store for the two betrayers.

My fellow soap blogger, Paula’s Soapbox, explained her feelings about the situation last week quite eloquently.

Did I mention that Lucky – a recovering addict – proceeds to get drunk multiple times….although I must admit, I liked the scenes between Lucky and Luke (Tony Geary) bonding over a bottle.

Luke & Lucky ABC/Ron Tom

Luke & Lucky ABC/Ron Tom

Which brings me to last Friday – a true cliffhanger!

The last words we hear Lucky utter to Liz and Nik are: “You finally made me see reality. You don’t love me, Elizabeth, otherwise you wouldn’t be screwing my brother behind my back!”

You can see for yourself on the video below, which begins with some Lulu/Dante scenes (love those two!) segues into the back half of the aforementioned Lucky/Luke bonding scene and ends with Lucky confronting Liz and Nik.

Did ya see the look on Nik’s face? Priceless!

Sidetracking just a bit to my new fave GH couple, Dante/Lulu, here’s a really nice tribute video to them.

Soooo cute those two!

But will they be able to overcome all the ramifications of Dante, the cop, masquerading undercover as “mobster” Dominic.

Which brings me to the other s/l with a big reveal that everyone has been eagerly awaiting: the fact that Dominic (Dominic Zamprogna) is really Olivia and Sonny’s son, Dante, and that he’s a cop on the brink of taking Sonny down!

Michael overheard Dominic talking to Johnny on Friday about the irony of Sonny offering his business to Dominic while being a cop in disguise.

So you know Michael will go running to Sonny and…..well, that part remains to be seen.

Since this is a spoiler-free zone – I don’t like to know what’s going to happen ahead of time and don’t want to spoil it for our readers – I can only imagine the craziness that will ensure.

But, you see, Michael doesn’t know the kicker – that Dominic/Dante is his brother.

And Dante doesn’t know that part either.

Let the games begin!

By Michele Dargan

It looks like we’re heading into the home stretch with that DREADFUL Liz/Lucky/Nikolas triangle on General Hospital.

And, I must say, it can’t finish soon enough for me!

Thank goodness Rebecca (Natalia Livingston) spotted Liz and Nik in the throes of passion Friday – which means that she will tell Lucky.

Amen to that!!!

I mean is anyone else sick of the unending scenes with Liz telling Lucky how much she loves him and wants to be a wife to him……and 5 minutes later she’s either making out or making love to Nikolas, who happens to be Lucky’s brother!

Elizabeth and Nikolas Ron Tom/ABC

Elizabeth and Nikolas

Ron Tom/ABC

For one thing, I’ve had a love/hate feeling for Elizabeth over the past few years.

I always liked Liz….until she started hating on Sam a couple of years back.

I have to say that I totally agreed with Sam…that Elizabeth put herself out there as this paragon of virtue and she was so NOT if you check her track record for ONS.

It’s called being a hypocrite.

That’s why, a couple of weeks ago, I was heartened by that scene when Sam was coming out of Kelly’s Diner and Elizabeth apologized for being so mean to Sam a few years back.

Sam McCall

Sam McCall

William Foster/ABC

I actually really liked Liz again – after the whole Jason debacle.

And now this!

Cheating on Lucky with his brother and lying to Lucky telling him that she wants to make a life with him!

I just can’t help feeling sorry for Lucky. I mean how many times does he have to get hurt?

Elizabeth and Lucky

Elizabeth and Lucky

Ron Tom/ABC

But I must confess, I’m not really relating to the “original” Lucky, Jonathan Jackson. TPTB bumped fan favorite Greg Vaughan for Jackson a few weeks back.

But what I can’t understand is – why?

Many fans are not happy that Vaughan was let go – me among them.

I don’t have anything against Jackson. He’s a fine actor. But I just don’t look at him as Lucky.

For one thing, I think he looks too young for the part and doesn’t look like he’s a match with Rebecca Herbst.

Just my opinion.

I really, really like Herbst. She’s very talented and does a wonderful job with the character. But she needs some good writing for Elizabeth.

Hello, writing team!

But, getting back to the triangle….

The sooner it’s over the better.