BABY DADDIES R US…
Thursday’s episode of General Hospital was teaming with testosterone and paternal instincts. How entertaining!
Sonny is the Daddy of all twisted paternity dilemmas, but this latest daddy dilemma really takes the cake. He’s got a son who hates him, a son who idolizes him, a daughter who is horrified by him, and then he’s got Morgan…who accepts him in spite of what he now knows him to be. That’s got to be the the light at then end of Sonny’s long, dark tunnel. Morgan went to big brother and best friend Dante’s room and tried to get Dante to understand their dad a bit better. As added incentive he summoned Uncle Jason to Dante’s room to try to get Jason to approve Morgan’s solution: Dante should just stop being a cop and go back to work for Sonny and Jason, just for real this time. And they only have 47 days to get it resolved before the Yankees’ Opening Day. Poor Morgan, if it only it were that simple. When Jason and Dante can’t give Morgan what he wants, Morgan goes right to his dad. Those were really nicely written scenes between father and son, and Sonny tries to make Morgan understand that he and Dante will have to work this out on their own. Perhaps he needs to have that conversation with Carly, who approaches Dante about lying to protect Michael without sacrificing Sonny. At that very moment, Sonny moves on to getting Michael taken care of by preparing with Diane to plead guilty to killing Claudia, but Jason seems to have a little something to say about that. Baby Daddy Duty is a full-time job for Sonny.
It’s more like overtime for Lucky, who is father to everyone else’s kid. Thankfully, Luke asked Lucky if he wasn’t growing a little tired of that. Lucky swears he’s done with Liz; that she has betrayed him one too many times. He says he just wants to help her for Cameron’s and Jake’s sakes. But Luke posed a very good question: What if this baby is Nik’s? Lucky soon gets the answer to that as his brother informs him that he’s already moving to protect his legal rights to the baby. “I’m not Jason,” Nik says. And he’s right. Jason did the most unselfish thing possible in order to give his son a chance at a good life. Nik fought tooth and nail for his son Spencer, only to banish him to one of the dark rooms in that dark castle. With Baby Daddies like that…
Remember that movie series back in the 80’s? Three Men and A Baby? That was cute. Not so cute are three men and three babies, as Helena so viciously pointed out to Liz, right before she warned her she was prime for welfare. Wow. Liz’s dream where all three Baby Daddies R Us (as Lucky is the only father Cam has known) come to pity her sorry state and talk about how they won’t subject the children to their mother’s presence was hard for her as a mother, but it’s a little tough to come up with some sympathy when Liz still doesn’t “own up to it”. Helena was right on with that statement too! On a positive note for Liz, it was nice for Patrick to come by, being that Liz was there for him when Robin was going through her PPD issues, but I thought it was a little unfair of Patrick to say that if Robin cheated on him with his brother, he would try to see what his part in it was. Lucky had no part in Liz’s affair with Nikolas. Lucky has done nothing but support Liz and love her since they got back together, and he’s been Baby Daddy to both of her illegitimate children! Give him some credit!
There was a time that Jason was a father to all, but Baby Daddy to none. Now he’s a Baby Daddy without being a father to his own. Jason seems to have taken a glimpse into his future with Jake. Seeing Dante react to who his father is and what he does for a living reminded Jason of the possibility of a very similar fate. Jason shared his fears with Sam, and again, I think that we need to see the progress in that. There was a time that Jason kept those thoughts to himself, and that led to him sharing something with Liz: their lie. That led to him and Sam sharing less and less, until the only thing they shared were secrets and lies. I don’t see Jason’s comments as a threat to his relationship with Sam at all. The only threat would be not learning from their past mistakes.
We’ll see what Friday brings to these Baby Daddies…but I have a feeling it ain’t pretty.