. . . in all the world, she walks into mine."
I realize that starting with a quote from a classic like Casablanca might accidentally mis-lead the reader into believing that I have something positive to say about General Hospital. To which I reply - - - are you new here?
No, I'm afraid this is the prelude to yet another rant about how absolutely god-awful and contrived this whole "Lulu goes cuckoo" storyline is. You'd think that I'd eventually run out of things to kvetch about, but in that department, Guza's incompetence is the gift that just keeps giving.
Let me pose a hypothetical question - - if you were on the run from the law, and your girlfriend was losing her grip on reality, and you had to choose which mental hospital to have her committed to, would you:
( a.) take advantage of your current proximity to Bellvue
( b.) drive across the border to Canada and commit her to the first nut-house you come to
( c.) drive back to the city where you allegedly committed murder, kidnapped said-girlfriend and stole the mayor's car whilst making your armed escape, and where no-doubt your picture is up at every local post office and donut shop.
I know, it's a tough one, think hard.
Seriously? Guza expects us to suspend our disbelief that much? Viewers are really supposed to think that Johnny is so stupid, that he would take an unhinged Lulu back to Port Charles, to the very same funny farm where her mother currently resides, where the entire staff knows her face?
Yes, I'm confused too, brutally-hot-formerly-alive-Logan.
Of all the mental hospitals, in all the towns, in all the world, they walk into the one that happens to be located in Scott Baldwin's jurisdiction.
I am in complete agreement Alexis, it defies credulity. Would it have been too much trouble for Guza to come up with something believable? Anything? I mean, really?
Maybe Lourdes was freaked out by Lulu's shrieking-at-walls behavior, and called the cops? Maybe Sal saw Johnny's "wanted" picture and decided to pay him back for the murder of his father? Maybe the PCPD was actually the slightest bit competent and managed to track Johnny and Lulu into the city? Maybe they had a trace on Claudia's cell phone and managed to narrow down their location to within a few blocks? Cops do that all the time on other (read: better) shows!
There were any number of plausible ways for Johnny and Lulu to get caught, this is just another example of lazy writing.
Not to be completely negative, on the bright-side - - I'm thinking Johnny and Lulu's capture means an end to jailbait and her gang-banging brother, so cheers to that!
Plus, Lulu's commitment to Shady Brook can only mean one thing - - - the return of Genie Francis is imminent!!!
On another positive note, I continue to enjoy Julie Marie Berman's performance, even if I do not enjoy the enormous plot-holes in her storyline. I have been hearing a bit of criticism for her OTT performance recently, to which I reply:
I have no idea what you're talking about, this . . .
. . . is exactly the expression I made at my last birthday, after counting the number of candles on the cake!