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‘General Hospital’ Week In Review: Pictures Of You

Monk Shenanigans

Tracy reads the letter her father left her.
Tracy reads the letter her father left her.

Tracy and Laura were surprised to find that the painting Edward left his daughter bore a striking resemblance to her. Edward also left behind a note for Tracy, expressing his love for her and regret for their years of animosity. It was very touching and I’m pleased that this is what Tracy has now to remember her father by instead of a jar of relish.

Leaving with the painting isn’t such an easy task however. The monks are all very attached to the artwork and the money they could make by selling it. Tracy ends up writing the monks a big check in order to keep their hands off the priceless inheritance. Is it just me or are these holy men a little shady? It feels like there is something they aren’t telling Tracy about the painting. After hearing a woman crying, Laura questions the monks and is told that the cries are just from a student that is staying there. It’s an obvious lie. There is a woman lurking in the halls of the monastery. What’s her story and how is she connected to Tracy?

That Girl

Amy is happy that Dillon remembers her.
Amy is happy that Dillon remembers her.

I like Amy. The dreamy gossip girl provides a little of much needed light to an often dreary canvas. It helps to that Rosa Dorken is very pretty and a good actress. Not a lot has really been done with the character outside of being a busybody so I’m interested to see where this current story takes her. The reveal that she went to high school with Dillon and has had a long-time crush on him has me intrigued. This factoid also connects her to Lulu, Maxie and Lucas who would have all attended school with her as well. Since Dillon and Amy are working on their class reunion together, I’m hoping that means we’ll get to see the event because I think it would be a lot fun.

I wonder if she’s going to cause trouble for Dillon and Kiki. She’s obviously not a fan of Dillon’s hot girlfriend. I could see her using her time working on the reunion with Dillon as a way to try to draw his attention away from Kiki and onto her. Dillon is in love with Kiki though and only thinks of Amy as a friend (he forgot her last name) so if her plan is to try to win him over, good luck with that.

Another character that has been connected to Amy now is Kristina. Via a series of phone calls, we’ve been told that the mob princess is Amy’s roommate and confidant. The two young ladies have had yet to actually share scenes together so there are a lot of unknowns about their relationship. They have very different personalities so I imagine their friendship will have an interesting dynamic to it when we finally get to see them interact.

Couples of the week: Franco and Liz, Dillon and Kiki, Ned and Olivia, Carly and Jax, Valentin and Anna, Laura and Tracy

Quotes of the week: “I don’t know that Ashton is in cahoots with these art mongering monks.”-Tracy

“Are you there God? It’s me Tracy!”-Tracy

“Don’t change on my account.”-Ned

“I’m not much for adventures. I am much happier in a boardroom despite what my father thought.”-Tracy

“To Ned and Olivia and to not following in your father’s footsteps.”-Lord Larry

“Tracy, it’s you!”-Laura

“And this is Kiki Jerome. My girlfriend.”-Dillon

“Because Jake. Just because.”-Liz

“Okay knock it off! Cut it out! Kiki I need to talk to you.”-Franco

“How did you guys bounce back after he got sober?”-Hayden “We didn’t. In fact he bounced all the way to Europe.”-Liz

“Dude, nobody likes a third wheel.”-Franco “Franco stop! You’re the 3rd wheel.”-Kiki

“No, in my story the scarecrow and the witch are friends.”-Jake

“You’re going to need to make peace with each other and make sure you’re both ready for the truth.”-Andre

“She doesn’t even like Game of Thrones!”-Amy

“What is that about?”-Lulu “None of your business.”-Valentin

“Can you ever forgive me for what I did?”-Jax

“Monica gets reminded of me every morning when she shells her eggs.”-Tracy

“I am totally in love with you and I have no intention whatsoever of cutting you out of my life.”-Liz

“I’m the reason my mother’s dead.”-Jax

“It works best over bare shoulders.”-Franco “Just my shoulders?”-Liz “Whatever you’re comfortable with.”-Franco “I’ll see what I can do.”-Liz

“You look beautiful.”-Franco

“Forget my muse. I think I just need you.”-Franco

“I was thinking that we should definitely work on another painting.”-Liz

Scenes of the week: Liz poses for Franco

Tracy reads Edward’s letter

For a look at what’s ahead, check out our General Hospital Spoilers.

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Jenn Bishop

Jenn Bishop is TVSource Magazine's Soap Editor. She's a thirty-something fan girl of soapy television and anything involving Joss Whedon. She began sharing her views on daytime soaps in 2012 with her blog Save Our Suds. A former philosophy major, she loves discussing different view points with fellow TV addicts and aficionados. When not watching television, she enjoys art, live music, exploring the Midwest food scene, and drinking too many lattes. Follow her on Twitter at @SourceJenn.

  • ctshar

    yes, or natha if naxie breaks up.

    friends with kiki, kristina, dillon. I LOVE her friendship with dillon, BTW. very genuine.

  • Ann Marie Blon

    I would love to see Valerie and Griffin get a chance too.

  • ctshar

    Thanks for the review! Your thought and effort is obvious, and appreciated.

    For the tracy exit story, I’d have taken michael and ava off all things corinthos and been all-in on the exit S/L. Bring them both to Turkey (which sooo should have been italy). Add some plot beats, and now you’ve got your BEST actors in an interesting story. Could even pull in Sonny into the tracy exit.

    I’d chem test matt cohen with the best actressses that might work – maura, chloe, the kristina actress, laura and see what works. Same with Chad,test anyone plausible until you get a good one.

    ‘Tracy’ portrait in the entrance of the hospital now that the Q’s ‘saved’ the hospital is ideal to me. I HOPE that’s the final scene of her exit story, a reminder that the Q’s should be the center of the GH universe.

  • Ann Marie Blon

    I agree with you about the younger character characters. The other soaps give their younger characters storylines.

  • Ann Marie Blon

    Have Valerie become a nurse and work with Bobbie. Put Valerie in a storyline with Carly. Give Valerie more scenes with Michael and Carly. Have Valerie work at Crimson. I want more scenes with Dillon and Valerie.

  • SaveOurSuds

    Thanks for commenting! What story would you give to Valerie if you wrote GH?

  • SaveOurSuds

    Thanks for commenting! So far Tracy’s exit story is good. I love that they are playing her with Laura and that her daddy respected her after all. I want that painting hung in the Qs living room. LOL I hope we get some family stuff with Ned and Dillon soon.
    I agree that Franco and Liz are best when their cuteness is played. I feel like the writers got off track a bit for awhile there (something they are currently doing to HammyHay). Their scenes Friday were really sweet and I hope they continue to focus on the artistic connection and play up Becky’s sexiness. If you didn’t watch the scenes, you may want to give them a try.
    I can’t even fathom why anyone would think that the writing Ava Jerome is getting is okay. This is not the kind of material one gives to Maura Freaking West! It’s like they aren’t even trying to find her a love interest. Maybe she could be the one to lure Griffin away from the priesthood since he needs a story too. I feel like they have been chem testing Griffin a bit lately so hopefully something sparks. I liked his scenes with Nina. Maybe they should try Griffin and Michael since both are in need of a hot pairing.

  • ctshar

    The entire <30 cast gets almost no airtime, and it's why soaps are dying. They had BETTER have a story for that group this summer. Molly, TJ, dillon, kiki, val, ALL of them. WITH EACH OTHER and not talking to parents.

    She's adorable, if maxie's gone, chem test her with nathan or pull her in a triangle with tj/molly. Something..

  • ctshar

    I’m only watching the Tracy exit s/l, and for that piece, I completely agree. I can’t stand franco/liz now and I’m surprised given their initial cute chemistry how much they ‘ick’ me out as a couple now, but they simply do. I literally loathe this pairing right now as much as I did morgan/kiki. You can’t write Franoc as a creepy man-child and expect MOST viewers to be okay with him as romantic lead. Just won’t work.

    Enjoy the shady monks, genie and jane are wonderfully genuine, but I wish the story wasn’t of the Scooby doo level.

    GH is simply WASTING maura west, matt cohen and chad duelley with celibate, nothing-happens stories. Enough already.

  • Ann Marie Blon

    I wish Valerie was part of a storyline. I would like this show more if Valerie was on.