Look, Starr and Johnny having endless “ironic” conversations about trust is pretty much my definition of NOT INTERESTED. And the Scully boys in scenes with characters I actually care about is bad enough — alone with each other? Go ahead and shoot me now. So today’s episode was not the most thrilling hour of afternoon television ever.
Thankfully, it also had a shiny silver lining in Lulu and Dante! Who rocked it out of the park after getting the news that they’re not pregnant after all:
LULU: When Maxie first suggested that I might be pregnant, I latched onto all the negatives. I don’t have time to have a baby, I just launched a new business, I… our budget is tight. I mean, we don’t even have the space in our apartment for a baby, barely space for us. And most of all I was thinking I can’t handle this responsibility. It’s a big commitment.
DANTE: So… so you are relieved.
LULU: I feel like I lost something wonderful… before I got a chance to know it.
Word, Lulu. When the pregnancy plot started last week, I admit it felt rushed and out of nowhere. But then they were so happy! And this show hasn’t had any happy baby news in a long time! And I kind of found myself invested more than I’d expected. So in one sense, these were sad scenes.
But this false alarm actually worked perfectly as an organic catalyst for them to decide to start trying. And I like that Lulu, who’s been pregnant before and reacted very differently, got a chance to process through her reactions and realize this was something she was ready for now. I like that the next time she gets pregnant, it will actually be by conscious choice and not a happy (or unhappy) accident.
(Although I had to laugh at her assurance that they’d have good insurance through the PCPD. I thought everyone knew that in Port Charles, neither nurses nor cops make a living wage or have decent medical coverage.)
The other thing I appreciate about this story is the introduction of a new OG/GYN, who is not only RIDICULOUSLY ADORABLE, but also seems competent in a way that Kelly “I once let a patient nearly carry a pillow to full term” Lee never quite seemed to master.
Did I mention NuDoc is incredibly adorable? Because I think I might have drooled a little through those scenes, which kind of distracted from the seriousness. MORE DOCTOR HOTNESS, PLEASE, RC.
Elsewhere, Sonny and Kate had one of those romantic conversations every woman dreams of having with her fiancé:
SONNY: You want us to kill Joe Jr.?
KATE: Not literally. I want to banish his from out lives.
SONNY: Well, don’t get my hopes up. For a second there, I thought you were gonna let me take him out.
AHAHAHAHA… and for a second there, I thought that actual victim of an act of violence might get to be the one to take her own revenge. Getting my hopes up, indeed.