‘General Hospital’ Week in Review: Easing Back In GH Recap: August 31-September 4, 2020

It has been a very long time since I have watched an entire week of General Hospital episodes. In fact, it’s probably been a couple of years since I have even watched more than clips of my favorite character or a scene that might have sounded interesting. Though there is plenty that I do not like, I found myself pleasantly surprised at how painless it actually to watch all week.

First and foremost, this show is in desperate need of some recoupling. Holy cow, these couples are either insanely boring or have been together for way too long and the chemistry is just not there anymore. Either way, it’s way past time. There are better options on the canvas for just about everyone so that is what I’m going to focus on in this review.

Jax and Carly are easily my favorite pairing with this version of Carly. The two of them working together to cover up what really happened to Nelle is the perfect opportunity to revisit them as a couple. Jax and Nina do not work as a couple. Carly and Sonny have been together for far too long. Every couple of years, there is some manufactured angst for them that ends with yet another wedding or vow renewing. It’s old. It’s tiring. It’s time to move on. Besides, does anyone really think that Sonny is not going to have a barware throwing tantrum about the fact that Carly not only lied about Nelle being dead, but that she confided in Candy Boy?

Valentin should most definitely not be moping around about losing Nina and cornering her at every opportunity like he did this week. No, sir. She is not that special. This man should be wining and dining Anna Devane. I mean, have you guys seen the sparks the two of them were setting off at the end of the week??? Hello. Why are they not together? They should be. That’s just it. She doesn’t need to marry Finn. He doesn’t need to chase after Nina. They should be going on adventures with each other. They should also be having sexy times.

I’m pretty much indifferent to Willow and Michael. They had a sweet moment together this week, but the best part was that Chase overheard and has decided that it’s time to move on. Finally. Thank you. There is no reason in the world that this hottie cop should be mooning. He should be in a hot triangle with Maxie and Brooklyn. Just think about it. Given the history between Brooklyn and Maxie, it would be fantastic. Instead we are stuck with Maxie having Peter’s baby. I don’t even want to talk about that.

Sam and Jason reunited this week. Well he moved back in at least. This is another couple that I think need to take a nice long break. I say that as a former fan of this pairing. I loved them when they first started but they lost the magic for me. I don’t know if it was the Drew factor in it or just that Jason was gone for so long. I don’t know. What I do know is that Sam is different when she is not with Jason and I like that version of her. She is fun and spunky. With Jason I feel like she is just trying to fit into a place in his life. She deserves more than that and so do her fans. I am up for a little Brando thrown into the mix. If he is going to stick around, then why not throw him between them for a while. It will give Sam something to do besides sit around and wait for Jason to make time for her. She showed a lot of reaction to finding him unconscious on the garage floor this week. She had just a little bit of fire. Let’s make that explode a little bit.

The last thing I want to talk about is poor Alexis. She has to be the unluckiest person when it comes to love. This week she lost Neil. Literally a few hours after declaring her feelings for him, he’s dead. For a little bit it seemed like he just might be another victim to her unintentional serial killer ways, alas though he died from an overdose. She was blissfully happy for a few hours. Does anyone even remember the last time she was happy before this?

My choice for Performer of the week is Nancy Lee Grahn. She knocked it out of the park when Alexis found Neil dead and everything that came after that. I found myself getting emotional watching as she broke down in Sam’s arms.

Worst Character of the Week is Ned. He is hurting over Brooklyn’s trauma. I get it. He feels guilty for kicking her out. I get that too. However, he gave Olivia a hard time because she wanted to run off to see her son who she hasn’t seen in a very long time instead of staying home and helping him bridge the gap between himself and his daughter. No sir. You made your own mess. Clean it up, yourself.

Biggest let down this week is the fact that Peter wasn’t right alongside Nelle when she went over the cliff. Why is he still around? Why do we have to have Maxie with him? Why do we have to give him a baby? Kill him off!!!

Ship of the week is Michael and Willow. It actually is unbelievable that I am writing that because I really do not care about them one way or another but they had a group of nice moments this week that could have led to multiple misunderstandings and drawn out wrong conclusions but they simply both put it all on the line and had a good talk about how they were feeling after their unexpected kiss and what came next. They were nice moments and I’m genuinely happy for their fans.

General Hospital airs weekdays on ABC. Episodes are available on ABC.com and Hulu.

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I’m a 30-something Pennsylvania girl living with her husband, who is not quite a soap opera hunk but he’ll do, in North Carolina where I blessed him with five beautiful babies. I am a consistent wine and Pepsi drinker who is fully aware of the fact I am more dependent on them than the air I need to breathe. When I’m not WiFi-ing and mothering, I’m working as a Nurse. In the very little free time that I have, I fangirl over soap operas, which I have been watching since the age of five when I caught my grandfather watching Days of our Lives with my grandmother. I owe my obsession to them and like to believe that they would be proud of some of my rants and raves and completely embarrassed by the rest of them.