Al­ter­nate Re­al­ity

In a new re­cur­ring fea­ture, Soaps In Depth plays arm­chair head­writer and reimag­ines GEN­ERAL HOS­PI­TAL sto­ry­lines. This is­sue: Nathan and Amy’s non-ro­mance!

ABC Soaps In Depth - - Contents -

What GEN­ERAL HOS­PI­TAL viewer hasn’t oc­ca­sion­ally said to him or her­self, “No, no, no, why are they do­ing it that way? It would be so much bet­ter if only they would… ” and then spun the un­fold­ing story the way they’d have told it? You’ve all done it, right? Well, so have we here at Soaps In Depth. And now, at last, we’re bit­ing the bul­let and re­veal­ing how we’d have twisted a few of the show’s plots. First up: Amy’s pur­suit of Nathan. Check out our take on the tale, then let us know @soapsin­depthabc what you think.

A Beau­ti­ful Heart­break

The Ac­tual Story: Amy used an un­wit­ting Nathan’s im­age in an ad­vice col­umn that be­came so pop­u­lar it got her a pub­lish­ing deal — but con­fus­ingly not so pop­u­lar that any of his friends or his ab­sent wife saw or heard about it. Equally con­fus­ing was Nathan’s de­ci­sion to keep Maxie in the dark about the sit­u­a­tion — de­spite how things went the last time he kept se­crets from his wife!

Our Ver­sion Of The Story: Af­ter Nathan rode to Amy’s res­cue at the Nurses Ball and es­corted her down the red car­pet, she un­der­stand­ably de­vel­oped a crush on him. Who wouldn’t? And, with Maxie out of town, he was happy to con­tinue spend­ing time with his new friend, never guess­ing that she was read­ing into his every kind word of en­cour­age­ment to imag­ine them be­com­ing more than pals. When at last she spoke of the fu­ture to­gether that she imag­ined he, too, was pic­tur­ing, he let her down gen­tly. She railed against her own stu­pid­ity, say­ing that, of course,

he didn’t want to be with her — she knew bet­ter than that. She’d spent her whole life los­ing out to “pop­u­lar girls” like Maxie. At that, Nathan stopped Amy in her tracks, wiped away her tears and made it clear that there was only one rea­son that he wasn’t in­ter­ested in her ro­man­ti­cally — be­cause he was in love with his wife and al­ways would be.

What Hap­pened Next: With Nathan reestab­lished as the best of good guys — and Amy po­si­tioned as a hero­ine to whom all of us who aren’t a size 0 can re­late — Maxie re­turned to Port Charles and made it her mis­sion to en­sure that her hubby’s new gal pal was as con­fi­dent as she was ra­di­ant. And for good mea­sure, the match­maker de­cided that she was just the per­son to find Amy her own Mr. Right!

In our ver­sion of the Nathan/Amy story, she’s

not a wannabe home­wrecker but a sym­pa­thetic sweet­heart to­ward whom Maxie

(right) be­comes de­ter­mined to point

Cu­pid’s ar­row.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.