By Marlena De Lacroix a.k.a. Connie Passalacqua Hayman
This week General Hospital was very exciting as it was revealed that the “Luke” walking around as a criminal in Port Charles is a fake, with the fake visiting the real Luke who is drugged and out of it in the Miscavage asylum. Also, Ava announced she was pregnant with Sonny’s baby when he wanted to shoot her after he discovered she had murdered his old and true love, Connie.
And although the show is stylistically different from GH, Y&R is relatively unexciting with several insipid triangles and other not very interesting stories. Billy found out that Victoria is pregnant with a baby who may be Stitch’s and may be his. He did not react badly at all, vowing to raise the baby no matter who the father is. Why was a married woman like Victoria making love to Stitch without protection? Also Billy is too whiny to be felt sorry for and his portrayer David Tom is being replaced by primetime actor Burgess Jenkins.
Lily objected to the romance between her father Neil and the untrustworthy Hilary. So she tried to interest brother Devon into making love to Hilary to break up the romance between Hilary and Neil. The thought of Devon making love to his father’s girlfriend is repulsive.
Elsewhere the boring reunion romance of Sharon and Neil goes on. At the anniversary of Cassie’s death Sharon remembered details of the fact that she is covering up the fact that Nick is Summer’s biological father, not Jack. It’s hard to root for a liar like Sharon and her secret has been hung onto way too long.
Jack and Kelly were luxuriating in the fact that they had made love for the first time. Of course, Jack is engaged to Phyllis, who has long been comatose. The romance is hard to believe as the characters are played by actors who were icons on their last show All My Children. Peter Bergman, who played Cliff plays Jack on Y&R and Cade McClain who plays Kelly played Dixie on AMC. On top of it, the actors have no sexual chemistry.
Elsewhere, Victor Newman continues to get away with all his wrongdoings. Even though Nikki left him (for the millionth time) he was not prosecuted for hiring a lookalike to impersonate Cassie and drive Sharon crazy. Now, he and Dylan have engaged into an unholy alliance to drive Ian out of town. Will Victor get caught? Probably not. Because he’s untouchable, Victor’s crimes carry no suspense.
Which show would you rather spend the hour with. Exciting GH or unexciting Y&R? Write me with your choice and an explanation.