I can’t believe I’m saying this, but the horror of Nik/Liz seems to finally be giving us some really great drama.
Lucky’s reaction to the affair was amazing, and the rest of the fallout has continued to be compelling. If someone told me six months ago that Lucky was going to be the most layered, self-reflective, empathetic character on GH I would have laughed in their face.
But the writers have really turned it around. The fact that Lucky can see his own part in this entire situation makes me love him all the more. I’m even over being irritated with Anthony Geary for phoning it in for the last, oh, five years. He’s making up for it now with the emotional intensity between Luke and Lucky. It has been a pleasure to watch.
(A pleasure! Did I just say that? I think I did!)
And my enjoyment of this story didn’t stop there. Julie Marie Berman’s reaction to Lucky falling off the wagon was realistic and heart-breaking. (GH is addressing a social issue! While taking into consideration character history and personality traits! Will wonders ever cease?) And per usual, I loved Lulu’s interactions with Dante. The chemistry between them is so consuming that I’m glued to the screen whenever they are on.
The icing on the cake was Lucky’s confrontation of Nikolas and Elizabeth. Instead of making me crazy, Lucky’s drunken riddles built tension for the reveal. I was mesmerized while watching, waiting for the moment when they finally understood. And again we see that men on GH can in fact be angry with women without calling them a whore or a slut. Go figure! I admit, I’m still a bit nervous about the completion of this scene on Monday. GH’s track record in this area is one respectful angry scene to every thousand degrading ones. But I have hope, and that means a lot these days.
In other news, Sonny continues to suck. And… well, that’s pretty much it.