Just when I think GH can do nothing but suck, it somehow strikes me with something other than rage.
It started with Johnny and Dante agreeing to be partners, something I had been hoping would happen for a while. I wish Johnny could be completely out of the mob during their team up, but I’ll take what I can get.
When I heard that Sarah Brown was leaving, I secretly hoped that Claudia would die (in a non-gruesome, non-sexist way – naive, I know) and that — à la Ryan during the 4th season of The OC — Johnny would get some good heart-wrenching angst. Thinking about it now, their characters are much alike. I am a sucker for poor, abandoned boys.
And somehow, the stars aligned on Friday and we got this:
Oh, Johnny, how I would love to console you during your time of grief.
This tore out my heart. I am fully willing to admit I cried. And not just a tear up, but full blown tears. When I watched this scene a second time to make these screencaps, it killed me all over again. Brandon Barash is amazing here. I hope we get more of Johnny’s beautiful, vulnerable sadness.
Adding this to the fact that I enjoyed the Lucky and Jason scenes, I found myself not screaming for 99% of the episode. How strange.
It’s a little annoying that Lucky and Jason have had more screen time together in the last two weeks than the last two years, but that’s because they actually value Jonathan Jackson, so of course they have to put him on screen with one of the stars. Fine. Whatever. I will do my best to ignore this because these two actors obviously work well together. I found Lucky’s testing Jason to be funny, and appreciated a different take on Jason’s stalemate reaction to the cops.
In fact, Jonathan Jackson even made Steve Burton’s bitchface more enjoyable:
I know I’m ignoring a large amount of suck right now. The fact that Sonny has the nerve to blame Jax for what happened to Carly, and that Carly is — of course — blaming Jax but not Jason and Sonny for putting Michael in danger was expected and still vomit-inducing.
And despite the fact that I find myself to be yet again rooting for Michael to turn out to be the sociopath that Sonny, Jason and Carly so dearly deserve, I still know that this will not happen. Michael will continue to be praised for the righteousness of his actions and he will continue to spiral deeper and deeper into the Sonny persona.
So at least we have that to look forward to! Suck.