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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 Week In Review
Did my untrained eye detect any indication of progress in any of the General Hospital storylines? When Willow Tait (Katelyn MacMullen) revealed her cancer diagnosis, Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) reassured her that she had made the right decision because she had made the decision to have a body.
Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) didn’t wait for the grass to grow under her feet before telling Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton) that his wife was an adulteress and that she had sped up Reiko’s long and painful shuffle toward oblivion. Reiko didn’t even want a say in whether or not he’d be okay raising two children on his own if Willow were to die or if he’d mind possibly losing his unborn child
We were able to deduce Victor Cassadine’s (Charles Shaughnessy) ultimate goal, which is to obtain some Ice Princess artifacts. We also learned that Cody Bell (Josh Kelly), despite his current silence, is in fact Mac Scorpio’s (John J. York) biological son. Ugh.
Also, I believe it is safe to say that Esme Prince (Avery Kristen Pohl) is not the hook-wielding, slashing psychopath from General Hospital, so there’s that.
Further GH Musings
For a while, I’ve claimed that Josslyn Jacks (Eden McCoy) and Dex Heller (Evan Hofer) are meant to be Carly and Jason 2.0, but after witnessing her take care of him and shelter him, I’m starting to wonder if Chris and Dan/Dan and Chris don’t see them as substitutes for Liz and Jason.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t give the brave heroine Laura Collins (Genie Francis) high praise for accomplishing so much in just one day at home, including realizing that Miss Holly Sutton (Emma Samms) is not doing well, winding up Victor, and putting Eileen Ashby (Heather Mazur) in her place with hardly a raised voice.
Her incisive comment that Nikolas Cassadine (Marcus Coloma) had his own phone and could tell Grandma Lesley everything he wanted to know made me chuckle as well. Although Laura is many things—the world’s salvation being foremost among them—she is not her son’s representative.
I’m still fairly certain — no, more than certain — that Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) was informed that the symptoms she had previously were simply the result of stress rather than the actual disease, and that she only has the markers for Huntington’s disease. Since when did all of that change to, “I have Huntington’s disease, and it will kill me sooner rather than later?
Since her debut, in order to stomach Alley Mills, I’ve had to watch her scenes with one eye closed and a continuous internal monologue that convinces me she’s portraying some mirror universe version of my Heather Webber. I must admit, though, that I really liked the actress who played Cameron Webber opposite William Lipton.
I don’t feel a whit for Willow, and I hope she does as she instructed Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) to do and drops dead, which may be an unpopular opinion, but I’m simply going to say it.
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