MAY SWEEPS PREVIEW!
Brace yourself for a month of shocking twists!
After several months spent care- fully aligning all the players on the canvas, GENERAL HOSPITAL head-writers Shelly Altman and Chris Van Etten are ready to yank the rug out from under all of your favorite characters. We sat down with the scribes for an exclusive look at how lives will be changed over the next four weeks!
It’s A Whole New Sam!
Just because Sam and Drew are divorcing, don’t assume that she’ll immediately go running back into Jason’s arms! In fact, says Van Etten, “getting divorced and clearing her head might free Sam to connect with Drew in a completely different way.”
For now, Sam won’t be focusing on romance. “She needs to be her own person,” says Altman. “She’s really redefining herself and trying to figure out what she wants in life, not just who she wants to be with.”
As for Drew, he is beginning to realize that the key to his future might be found in the past. “He is determined to retrieve his memories and figure out who he was,” previews Altman. “And that desire leads him to make a potentially very
Things Are Going To Get Complicated!
If Drew really is going to try and reclaim not only his memories but the life he left behind, he might want to move quickly. After all, Kim
— with whom he shares both a past and a child — is getting closer every day to Julian. This despite her own lingering feelings for Drew, and Julian’s for Alexis… who is growing closer to Finn… who is obviously crazy about Anna! “These six adults are navigating tricky waters,” laughs Van Etten. (continues)
“Who will ultimately wind up swimming toward whom remains to be seen! Could things go from casual to more serious between some of these pairings and not others? Absolutely. Could that get incredibly messy? Definitely. There will be many permutations where this particular group is concerned!”
Will Sonny Soon Lose His Father?
Even as Carly is caught in Nelle’s wicked web (see News, page 2, for complete details), Sonny is racing against time on two fronts. “Sadly, Mike’s is a condition which does not improve,” laments Altman. “But in his lucid moments, Mike continues to say things that are intriguing to Sonny and make him question events from the past.” As the much-discussed field in Croton becomes a bigger problem for Sonny, look for Jason to be there when his pal needs him most!
Tick… Tick… Boom!
All roads seem to be leading to Henrik, and the scribes warn that, given how many people are involved at this point, all you-know-what will break loose if (or should we say, this being a soap, when) Peter’s identity is exposed! “As the walls close in on Peter, they are also closing in on Valentin,” previews Altman. “And when threatened, Valentin has a tendency to take some pretty dramatic actions! So Robert and Anna had best watch their backs!”
Lulu’s determined to uncover the truth, but at what price? “In her mind,” says Van Etten, “she is doing something very important and something she believes can actually help the police. She plans to do things a little differently this time, not plunge in head first. But this could be leading her down a path that has a negative impact on her marriage!”
Meanwhile, Maxie continues growing closer to Peter, never suspecting his true connection to her dead husband
and unborn child! “The potential is there for Maxie to have her entire world blown apart,” sighs Altman. On the plus side, so devastating a blow could mean Maxie winds up needing her estranged best friend more than ever!
Wedding Bells For Liz?
“Franco and Elizabeth had an interrupted wedding the last time,” reminds Altman, “so they need to get back on that path. But in dealing with his past, Franco has a different perspective on how he will enter into the future.”
In Other News…
“The cause of Finn’s avoidance of family connections in general and Chase in particular will unfold,” says Van Etten. When asked if it’s time for Chase to get a love interest, the scribe would only tease that the hunky cop “has his own stor y, which we will be learning in the nottoo-distant future” before adding, “I think you’ll be surprised!” • Curtis is ready to make a “giant leap forward” with Jordan, says Altman, adding that he “makes a surprising plan to do so.” This despite a cer tain Stella-shaped stumbling block in their path! “She was sort of relieved — after hearing that Curtis and Jordan had discussed marriage — to learn that they weren’t moving in that direction.” Something tells us the pair shouldn’t expect a great gift from Aunt Stella if and when they become engaged!
Despite having two men in her life, Sam may just want to fly solo for a while!
Sonny may eventually wish his father had never uttered the word “Croton.”
Maxie may soon find out that Peter is the “Henrik” whom everyone in town has been talking about for months now!
Forget love triangles. There isn’t even a word for the shape Drew, Julian and their respective exes have formed.
Robert just might regret having come to Anna’s assistance as the danger begins to mount!
Will the second time prove to be the charm when Franco and Elizabeth decide to tie the knot?