GH Commentary by
Destiny Eve Pifer
Every February the soap writers will put their heads together to
come up with elaborate storylines to lure the viewers in. Their goal
is plain and simple. To get their numbers high and hopefully win for
best storyline. One soap that is good for that is "General Hospital".
In the past we have seen the Port Charles Hotel catch on fire. A
wreck, a virus and this year it's a hostage take over at the Metro
Last February marked the return of super spy Robert Scorpio and one
of his lady loves Holly Sutton. Of course changes were made and their
characters were changed. Robert seemed to turn from loving and funny
into cold and uncaring. Holly turned from kind to cold-hearted
blackmailer. Of course, it was the ultimate ratings grabber that lured
many viewers in. So where is Robert now? Why to the backburner of
course. To TPTB he no longer has a purpose, and that is just wrong.
Other returns such as Anna, Noah and Laura have brought
disappointment as well. Anna came to town and sparked some serious
chemistry with Lorenzo Alcazar only to disappear a few days later.
Noah set off some old romantic sparks with Bobbie but we have yet to
see a real romance between the two. Instead we only see them on maybe
two or three times a month. Laura's brief return was just that brief.
To add more insult was to have Luke admit that he now has growing
feelings for Tracy Quartermaine.
Now we are met by the sudden appearance of Scott Baldwin another of
my favorite characters whom I predict will be ruined. With Luke and
Laura's daughter Lulu doing some investigating into Rick Webber's
murder I wouldn't be surprised if the killer turned out to be Scott.
Thus ruining his character for good. We are already told that Alan
will bite the bullet shortly after Valentines Day forever killing off
a beloved character.
Now for the hostage story which of course must feature Sonny,
Jason and Sam. What storyline would it be if didn't feature the core
four who must be front and center. The only true good part was Robin
being involved and Patrick being concerned. We saw Mac, yes Mac who
normally sits on the backburner. He is now front and center. We
actually see Alan and Monica front and center. Some Luke and Scott
banter, which is always interesting. Lorenzo and Skye together (I
We find out that Lorenzo works for a government agency and that the
new bad guy in town Mr. Craig wants a suitcase containing some
mysterious contents that was placed in Alcazars care. Of course Mr.
Craig chooses the night of some big Hospital Event taking place at
Metro Court. The soon to be hostages Sonny, Carly, Robin, Max,
Nicholas, Liz, Emily, Lulu, Alan, Sam and Maxie are all huddled in
lobby. Bad timing will make their night a living hell.
The writers are apparently fans of the hit Fox show 24 starring
Kiefer Sutherland. So they have decided to turn General Hospital into
a soap opera type version with Sam of all people as the hero. The
Metro Court will explode, people mainly Alan and probably some
non-important characters will die, lives will hang in the balance
mainly Robins and possibly Maxie's. In the end we will be left with
some disappointment and a tragic death. Hey what the heck I may just
tune in for all of February just to see how things turn out after all
the bad guy is pretty good at his job. I hear he has Sonny beaten to
pulp which may be fun to see. Maybe we'll see some more glimpses of Noah Drake
and the hint of a Scrubs Baby. Of course after Sweeps things will then get
back to boring until November Sweeps.
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