Those of you who have read my column in the past two years know few things could bring me greater joy than the gift General Hospital gave us recently. That gift, of course, was the death of Connie Falconeri. It’s only the second time this incarnation of Kate Howard has delighted me. The first was a moment I will forever treasure: her unforgettable slaughtering of Sonny’s birthday cake.
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Bringing back Franco and forcing the characters to deal with his sudden presence in their lives has been interesting, because they’ve all reacted so differently. The Quartermaines interested in the CEO position have taken the news of their wretched new relative in stride, probably both because his vote matters to their self-interests and because Quartermaines try to commit murder as a rite of passage. Then they forgive and move on. Then there’s Carly and Sonny’s response…
I am enjoying General Hospital far more than I have in years, but for the past few weeks, the only storyline that has my full attention is Liz’s triangle. And that attention is in no small part due to the beautiful suit AJ wore during the Chew shenanigans. Sean Kanan is looking the best he has since his return.
Apologies for the delay in posting a new column! That’s what happens when strep and a fever knocks you off your booty for a week. We’re charging ahead at a breakneck speed with some plots, but I can’t complain if they’re as entertaining as Brenda’s liaison with Michael.
I didn’t think it could happen. But with the nostalgia fest that is this 50th anniversary year, it has. What is this surprising turn of events? That my Sonny and Brenda heart still beats despite knowing Vanessa Marcil is here on only a limited engagement. Despite being subjected to a year of Sonny supporting both a vapid fiancé and her highly obnoxious, annoying, time-sucking mess of an alter. Despite being fully aware that toxic is the definition of Sonny and Brenda’s relationship. Despite all that, I still love ’em.
Kisses were exchanged like currency this week at General Hospital, but they didn’t seem to buy relationship advancement. What’s that all about? I’m glad Carly cut off her transaction with Todd, but why didn’t Sam take McBain to the bank?
Can you feel it in the air? There’s an action adventure storyline coming, and it will involve Robin, the Scorpios, the Joneses, the Spencers, the everyones. The Ice Princess will tie in, too, and maybe Pickle Lila is the key to disabling it. Whatever’s coming, it will be glorious. And I will be watching.
We have vampires and slayers, Pickle Lila and the missing Q heir, Frisco swearing to seduce Felicia once again, and Laura in town. These storylines have a lot of potential, but so many of them are just having their groundwork laid. Is it a problem that Kristina attacking Connie engaged me the most?
In the space of one week, we’ve had significant screen time devoted to two possibly returning characters: Lorenzo Alcazar and Lucy Coe. I am mildly interested in the return of Lorenzo, but teasing Lucy Coe and the Nurses’ Ball is like sprinkling catnip all over my favorite fake mouse. If I were a cat, that is. Perhaps the clearer description would be to declare that I’ll put up with Sabrina for it.
The last two weeks featured the introduction of Lila Rae Alcazar, the death of Edward Quartermaine, and the returns of Ned Ashton, Skye Chandler, and Robert Scorpio. But I think I should begin with something of great significance. Something I never thought would happen and actually dreaded should it occur. I’m talking, of course, of Dante’s haircut.