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When it comes to General Hospital, every fan has their own opinion – and Soap Hub is no different. For five days, we sat and watched the good, the bad, and everything in between, and now we offer you a handy review, and a cheeky critique, of the GH week that was.
General Hospital: A Critic’s Personal Highlight
The most recent episodes of General Hospital reminded me a bit of old home week, with Holly Sutton (Emma Samms) dissipating into the mist like so many other classic daytime characters before her. Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) and Holly Sutton (Kristina Wagner) had indeed deceived quite a few people, thanks to caper princess Felicia Scorpio (Kristina Wagner), no less!
And a big thank you to the special effects team for that amazing explosion and to the stuntman who was engulfed in flames. A job nicely done!
Having stated that, you know I have to ask: what happens next? Will Nathan Parsons’ character Ethan Lovett be saved? Will we ever learn what Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy) had in mind for those Ice Princess cuttings? Will we ever find out what groups are coming together to oppose the Cassadine family?
The more significant query is whether Samms/Holly will ever return to our screens to reconnect with Rogers/Scorpio. Robert and Holly are the endgame in my opinion, and any other pairing with either party is just a stopgap. I know many of you out there wouldn’t mind seeing a Robert/Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy) pairing, and I’m very aware of a small, albeit vocal minority, who still yearn to see Robert with Anna Devane (Finola Hughes).
In keeping with my ongoing theme of General Hospital nostalgia, I’d be remiss if I didn’t admit that the annual Thanksgiving Day chaos at Monica Quartermaine’s (Leslie Charleson) house — Alan Q gave her the house, don’t you know — made me laugh uncontrollably, even though the sight of Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright) getting rowdy with the group did make me want to throw up. I’m sorry, but I’ll never think it proper for Carly to be on the estate’s grounds, let alone inside the manse (especially after what she did to AJ Quartermaine).
Further GH Musings
*After raking Carly over the coals above, I feel obligated to give her credit and state that she handled Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) admirably following the two of them ministering to Willow Tait (Katelyn MacMullen). Even Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) earns praise for admitting that, if Nina had known that Willow was facing cancer, he was confident she wouldn’t have gone out of her way to pick a battle.
Willow, I’m not particularly impressed. First and foremost, I don’t comprehend the stance she has adopted. I’ve come to the conclusion that she would prefer to pass away and take her child with her than to publicly disclose her cancer to anyone. That doesn’t seem very logical to me. Another person? Am I holding the incorrect end of the stick?
Second, we need to discuss that tantrum she had with Nina. Contrary to what most people in the comments have said, I am not “Team Nina,” and Nina is definitely not my favorite character. In really, I haven’t been a fan of Nina’s since the role was recast and the character was transformed from a psychologically unstable anti-heroine to…whatever Watros has been compelled to portray, depending on how you look at it.
All of this is being said to highlight the fact that Willow was incredibly, and I do mean really, incorrect when she criticized and berated Nina. Willow should be the one to keep their mouths shut, if anyone.
The terrible thing is that everything was done to further the grand plan. According to Chris and Dan/Dan and Chris, Nina and Willow HAVE to be at odds with one another in order for the dramatic stakes to be at their highest when the truth about their connection is revealed.
Do Ryan Chamberlin (Jon Lindstrom) and Heather Webber (Alley Mills) know one another? Increasingly curious
What specifically does General Hospital dislike about ChaLynn? What, specifically, does it have against Brook Lynn and/or Amanda Setton, who plays her? They must have a purpose for trying to make BLQ seem so awful.
Which begs the question: Is Pikeman Security Group the west coast-based bad guy that has been hinted at since January of this year, or is it just another plot point that the producers of General Hospital are introducing before the last one has concluded? I wonder if any of the plot developments from since January of this year have been satisfactorily resolved. Nope, can’t come up with one.
In keeping with never-ending stories, are we to assume that GH will now make it known that Marshall (Robert Gossett) isn’t Curtis Ashford’s (Donnell Turner) biological father because…well, I’m not sure where that whole thing is going.
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