What’s the one thing we all look forward to every November? Okay, sure there’s Thanksgiving. But that’s just one day. (Two, if you count the Black Friday sales.) We’re talking about our annual GENERAL HOSPITAL November sweeps preview! We sat down with co-headwriters Shelly Altman and Chris Van Etten to find out what fans should expect over the next four
weeks. So what’s coming up? Wedding drama, family drama, relationship drama… oh, and even a reign of terror! Want the juicy details? Then read on!
Sonny’s Greatest Challenge!
“With Mike’s disease moving in only one direction, big decisions are going to have to be made,” says Altman. “This is the biggest challenge he’s ever had to face. All the power he worked so hard to achieve doesn’t mean anything when it comes to his father’s situation!”
Meanwhile, Van Etten says that “events will unfold that will change the way Sonny and Margaux see one another,” while Carly will be dealing with a huge crisis of her own. “If Carly’s not careful, she just might lose her head!” The Corinthoses will have to pull together if they want to come through
what unfolds this month!
Will Drew Come Between Jason & Sam… Again?
“Time and again, fate is pushing Jason and Sam back toward one another,” previews Altman. “And yet reality seems to get in the way and keep them apart! Despite their growing attraction, they are both sensitive to the situation that Sam’s former husband and Jason’s twin brother, Drew, finds himself in.”
That “situation” involves the death sentence that Oscar has been handed, and it’s impacting everyone in the young man’s life. For Julian, that means being caught in the middle between his current and former lovers! “He knows Alexis’ heart and mind,” says Van Etten. “He cannot come down on her the way Drew and Kim do. But by taking Oscar’s case, she has certainly put herself in an extremely awkward position, and loyalties will definitely be tested!”
Ryan’s On A Rampage!
The Halloween death which rocks Port Charles is only the beginning. “Ryan’s agenda is simply bloodlust,” says Altman. “The danger is just beginning even as, in the guise of his brother, he remains a citizen above suspicion.”
How long can Ryan keep Laura from figuring out the truth? “She is juggling a lot of balls, and that may help Ryan avoid detection, at least for a while,” hints Van Etten. At the same time, Ryan’s newfound fascination with bad girl Ava could have deadly consequences as he continues to stoke her need for revenge against ex-lover Griffin and daughter Kiki!
In Other News…
Valentin has been scoring big points with Nina of late. Unfortunately, he’s also keeping a secret that could tear them apart. “He’s his own worst enemy!” sighs Van Etten. • “Franco and Elizabeth will have a challenging November as we move toward their wedding,” says Altman. “Her family dynamics will bring big drama. But we promise romance for them, too!”
Where Ryan’s reign of terror is concerned, “the danger is just beginning!”
Long faces may be about to become the norm around the Corinthos home.
Funny, it doesn’t look like Drew’s coming between them inthis picture.
“My version of shock therapy is a bit different,” Kevin told Ava. “I think you’ll like it!”
“You said you’d always stand by me, Franco… notbehind me!”
If Julian has to pick a side in the upcoming battle… well, he should probably just hope it doesn’t come to that.