The Year in
As the year ends, I have come to the conclusion that this year’s storylines
and plot twists were similar to last years. The only true difference was
that last year they killed off far fewer characters then they did this year.
Courtney, Tony, Justice, Jesse, Diego and Manny all met their maker. Of
course, there are countless others that are too minor to even mention.
For the most part, some characters remained the same, no growth or future
potential. Sam continued her “woe is me” speech, Luke spent most of the year
off-screen then on-screen and Ric continued his mission to destroy Jason.
There were many “out-of-character” character experiences, such as Sonny and
Emily’s brief love affair and Jason’s disproval as well as Lucky becoming a
drug addicted cheat. There were also some surprising developments, like the
rekindled friendship between Jason and Elizabeth that resulted in a night of
passion (and baby) as well as some disappointments, like the Carly-Jax
The writers must had major writer’s block when they brought back Anna and
Robert to our screens only to fizzle them out before their storylines could
have a proper ending (or a beginning for that matter). Also, what exactly
were they thinking when they brought Laura back from her mental state only
to suggest that Luke pitied her more than he loved her. And let us not
forget Georgie taking Dillion back…again.
I must admit that the writers did do some good by infusing Epiphany, Alice,
Max, Milo and Spinelli into the scenes. These characters are not your
typical soap opera types and yet, at times, they get just as much airtime as
some of the regulars. They’re the comic relief of the show and a necessary
addition when the show is boring or bleak. Kudos to the writers for that!
As the new year begins, I truly hope that 2007 will not be a carbon copy of
2006. With too many killings and not enough storylines, viewers will tune
out General Hospital instead of tune in. Not even fan favorites or the comic
relief brigade (Epiphany, Alice, Max, Milo and Spinelli) will be able to
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