Do you love adventure?
Do you love excitement?
Do you love dashing super spies?
Then Port Charles is definitely the place for you to be
‘General Hospital’ is hitting on all cylinders right now
thanks to the return of the super spies – Anna Devane, Robert Scorpio and Cesar
Sure, the tale of the rubber Duke mask is a little
ridiculous – but the story rings true to longtime fans because Faison has
ALWAYS been obsessed with Anna.
I think what I like best about the story is that Anna is at
the center of it. I’ve always loved Finola Hughes – and I’ve always loved Anna.
The fact that she has a bevy of men at her fingertips – in an age when
actresses over the age of 40 are pretty much ignored on soaps – gives me a
Do I have a dog in this fight?
If pressed, I would want her with Robert. However, I’m
perfectly happy to see her kick Faison’s butt, reconnect with Luke and embark
on a true triangle with Duke. In the back of my mind, though, I will always know
she belongs with Robert.
‘General Hospital’ made a name for itself in the 1980s on
adventure stories – so for Ron Carlivati to recapture the magic of that era is
a true thrill for me. I’m even more excited by the rumors that Jack Wagner’s
Frisco is coming back for a guest stint – but until that’s confirmed I’m not
getting my hopes up too much.
My only complaint is this: It looks like Robin is back again
next week. If the writers are still playing with us, and Robin isn’t reunited
with her family, I’m going to be ticked. Enough is enough.
I understand Kimberly McCullough doesn’t want to be on the
show full-time. Bring her back long enough to reunite with her daughter, start
Dr. Britt on fire, reconnect with her mom and dad and crush whiny Sabrina’s
spirits. Give her a happy Christmas with her family.
Then, send her and Patrick off into the sunset together. I
like Jason Thompson as a performer, but I’m never going to get behind his
Patrick being paired with another woman. I think Thompson could excel in
primetime – maybe it’s time for him to walk away from his safety net.
Carlivati handled this storyline almost perfectly from the
get-go. I especially like how he tied Lulu, Dante, John McBain and even A.J. to
the Faison foibles. That’s how you handle an umbrella story. If Bob Guza were
still writing it, Jason would have swooped in at the last minute to fight
Faison one-handed while he rescued Robin with the other and delivered Christmas
presents to all the boys and girls in the world when he was done.
Balance is key on a soap – and Carlivati realizes that.
My only true quibble with the show right now is Konnie
(Kate/Connie). The character is a caricature. She’s not nuanced and she
certainly doesn’t fit on the show.
Her new dastardly plan is to steal a 13-year-old’s romance
novel? Really? No one in the writing room had the guts to raise their hand and
say: “That’s a really bad idea”?
You can’t have everything you want. I understand that.
I have wanted the return of the Nurse’s Ball for a long time
– and I’m getting that. On a quick side note, why don’t they just ask Sonny or
Sam to bankroll it? Sonny funded the Stone Cates Memorial Wing at the hospital
and Sam has tons of money – and Robin “died” to save Jason – so both would be
I’ve also wanted Robert and Anna to return to their true
roots for years – and I’ve gotten that.
I know I might be jinxing things, but I have one more
Christmas wish: Kill off Konnie. Make it bloody. Make it violent. Make it
What do you think? Are you glad the 80s are back on GH?