Can you forget what Esme Prince claims to on General Hospital?
Esme Prince hit General Hospital ready to chew bubble gum and kick butt. And she was all out of bubble gum. (Let us now take a moment to imagine Her Royal Eurotrashness chewing a stick of gum to realize how ridiculous that would have been.) She was out to use Spencer to get to Nikolas and if, along the way, she embarrassed Josslyn and Cameron, and almost got Trina sent to prison, well, that was all just bonus!
Payback is a Bit#h…And So Is Esme Prince
But Esme (Avery Kristen Pohl) received her just desserts! The expectant father locked Esme up in a tower at Wyndemere after she pretended to die only to return pregnant with Nik’s (Marcus Coloma) child in order to conceal her condition.
He wanted to wait until she gave birth before robbing the child, taking Esme to Cassadine Island for the rest of her days. We’re still not entirely sure why he didn’t do that right away rather than keeping her in his house where she could have been discovered by both Elizabeth Webber Baldwin and Ava Jerome Cassadine.
Meanwhile, In GH Murder-Land
Esme was suspected to be The Hook terrorizing Port Charles, though Nik and Liz quickly realized that couldn’t be the case since the serial killings continued even as they kept Esme locked up. (Of course, the actual Hook, Esme’s looney biological mother, Heather Webber [Alley Mills] was also supposedly locked up. So what do we know?) The world wanted her to hide!
General Hospital Oldy But a Goodie
Esme had amnesia when she finally arrived at General Hospital, or she is very excellent at pretending to have it. Whether it was the hooking or where she had been during the previous few months, she had no idea what everyone was talking about.
Prince has established enough fan popularity that it is understandable that the program would prefer that she not fully embrace the evil side. What better approach to tell a redemption narrative than by using that well-known case of amnesia?
How can Esme be held accountable for her faults if she isn’t even aware of them? Esme, who is abused, pregnant, and amnesic, can display a vulnerability we have never seen before. That will make her popular enough to attract admirers both on and off the show, making her untouchable when her memories do resurface. Esme played it well. Good job, show.
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