Well, it looks like ‘General Hospital’ is going the deadly
epidemic route – again.
This time, it looks like some biological warfare is about to
be dropped on Port Charles thanks to resident bad guy Jerry Jax.
Jerry just recently swept into town. All we knew was that he
was responsible for kidnapping Robin at the time – but this week Jerry let his “plan”
It seems he kidnapped former girlfriend Alexis and niece
Josslyn and gave them a mild form of the virus so they could build up
antibodies and be immune to the disease when he unleashes it.
Then we found out he had ties to new mob figure Joe Scully
Jr. – who apparently helped him in another big “event” storyline several years
ago: The Metro Court hostage situation. Boy, that Jerry sure does get around.
Oh, and Jerry seems to be suffering from some ailment that
has him coughing up blood a lot. Yet he thinks his plan is going to somehow
help him survive. Sure, sounds plausible.
My problem with these event storylines is that they’re
usually used as a way to cut the cast.
So, who is GH going to cut this time?
I don’t know – but I have a wish list.
I want Kate and Connie to get sick (and die). I’m so over
the character that I fast forward through her every chance I get. I have
nothing against the actress – I just can’t stomach the character anymore.
While I’m making wishes, if Spinelli could contract the
disease and succumb I wouldn’t exactly be in tears either. To me, Spinelli was
funny for about a week. Now he’s just annoying.
While I’m killing off annoying characters, can both Trey and
nuKristina contact it and die, too? Every time they’re on camera I feel sick
and want to puke – so turnabout seems like fair play in this instance.
That being said, I don’t see any of my wishes coming true.
So, what do I really think is going to happen?
* Either Lulu isn’t really pregnant or she’s going to get
sick and it’s going to cause a miscarriage. Dante and Lulu have been too cute
and excited about the possibility of being parents. It’s going to blow up in
* At least one of Alexis’ girls is going to contract it. I
don’t think any of them will die – but I’d guess there’s a chance all three of
them could get it. This will allow TJ to emote next to Molly’s bed, Trey to
realize he really has feelings for nuKristina and Shawn to console Alexis. Oh,
and I’m sure there will be some posturing at Sam’s bedside between John and
* Kate will probably come down with it – which will allow
Sonny to brood and swear blood vengeance on Jerry. It will also allow Johnny to
make a tearful confession to Kate about killing Hope and Cole. Of course,
Johnny will make the confession when Kate is feverish and near death and she
won’t remember it for months. This could also happen next to Starr's beside if she get's sick -- just saying.
* Little Emma will come down with it – pushing Patrick’s
world to the brink and probably forcing him back on drugs. That story was over
way too quickly.
* Cameron or Aiden will contract it – forcing Liz to deal
with the possibility of another child dying. This will allow Jason to flex for
her and stand mutely by her side -- occasionally telling her what a great mother she is
* Jax will come back to town and get it – something Jerry
didn’t see coming (even though he purposely poisoned Josslyn). This will cause
problems with Johnny and Carly when Carly sits at Jax’s side.
Is that all? Probably not, but soaps are predictable. At
least some of this will come true.
What I’m truly worried about, though, is which characters
will be sacrificed to the plague.
I’m almost positive Jerry will kill Ewen (probably not
before he nails Elizabeth though). Let’s just hope he doesn’t knock up
Elizabeth before he dies.
I’m also worried that one of the three remaining
Quartermaines might be targeted – and if that happens I’m going to be furious.
GH has made a habit of doing “event” stories over the past
few years. Personally, I’d rather see balanced storytelling than doesn’t hinge
on some cartoon villain trying to control Port Charles and its people. That's just me, though.
What about you? Who do you think could die during the
current GH epidemic?