Although it’s clear that GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Julian and Alexis have a whole lot of unresolved feelings, he seems poised this week to try to move on with another woman!
The In Depth Story: You know what that song advises: “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.” Maybe that tune’s been playing on the jukebox at Charlie’s, because it looks as if Julian is just about ready to not only accept those words of wisdom but act on them!
“Clearly, Julian still has very strong feelings for Alexis,” says co-headwriter Shelly Altman. “In fact, both will cop to the fact they still have feel- ings for one another, even if they wish that they didn’t feel that way any longer.”
Does that mean that they want to be together? Altman muses that the situation isn’t quite so cut-and-dry. “I wouldn’t necessarily say that one wants to be with the other, but there is still an undeniable pull be-
“There is still an undeniable pull between Julian and Alexis.”
tween Julian and Alexis. It’s as if there are impulses beyond their control that they would probably rather not be dealing with!”
And those impulses could prove terribly problematic for the former spouses… especially if they don’t find new outlets for those lingering feelings! Unfortunately, that could wind up
dragging other people into their drama… such as Finn and Kim.
When Finn and Julian bump heads yet again, Alexis — in typical Alexis style — blurts out something she shouldn’t. And just at that exact moment, Kim wanders in to witness the entire exchange! When you throw Finn’s feelings for Anna into the mix, it makes for what co-head- writer Chris Van Etten — in one of the greatest understatements in recent history — calls a “very messy situation for everyone involved!”
As a result, Kim and Julian take a big step forward in their relationship. But is it a mistake? “Kim is a smart cookie,” says Altman. “She has her own past, and she is not blind to Julian’s feelings for Alexis.”
As for Julian, “He keeps saying that he wants Alexis to be happy,” says Altman. “Seeing that she might be is certainly part of the motivation for him to consider seeking his own happiness elsewhere!”
Julian and Alexis need no words to convey how they feel. For example, here, each is hoping the other will bring them coffee.
Just trying to explain the relationship between these four would fill a whole magazine, so… here are two pictures of pretty people!