July 16, 2009By Joe Diliberto Posted: Jul 16, 2009
I find it very intriguing that GENERAL HOSPITAL's Olivia chose to tell Dante that she did not know who his father is. She could easily have told him his father died, but she didn't. It feels to me like Liv deliberately left the door open in case she ever decided, at some future point, to let Dante in on the secret. If she had told her son that his father was dead, then she could not introduce him later without looking like a terrible liar. Of course, pretending to be clueless was a lie, as well, but Liv must have felt it was a lesser deception. Perhaps she simply could not bring herself to deny Sonny utterly — implying that she still carried a tiny torch for him. And what if that little spark gets fanned back to life?
It is entertaining to see Dante, masquerading as "Dominic," interacting with Sonny, because we can see the similarities — Dante obviously inherited his big stones from daddy. And Sonny recognizes...something in Dom, but he just can't place it. It will be fun to watch GH tease the revelation — will Olivia slip up? Will Dante need a blood transfusion for which Sonny is the only match? (Don't laugh, that sort of thing happens to soap kids like clockwork!) Or will they never find out?