The Best Of Frenemies
On some level, soap fans are masochists. How else to explain the sheer joy we get at seeing two characters who don’t much care for one another forced to work together? GENERAL HOSPITAL gave us twice as much to love when they had longtime rivals Liz and Sam reluctantly join forces to search for more recent foes Franco and Drew, who’d been trapped together thanks to the despicable Jim Harvey. Over the years, the women have come to realize that their fates will forever be linked by the fact that they both care for — and have children by — Jason. They will never be friends, but every now and then, they figure out ways to co-exist. Drew and Franco, on the other hand, were fascinating to watch as, over the course of several episodes, they went from exchanging barbs to — dare we say — bonding. As it became apparent to Drew that the secret buried in his and Franco’s murky, shared past was far darker than either of them had originally believed, Sam’s husband became almost protective of Liz’s beau. We doubt any of the four will emerge from this latest story as besties, but their relationships definitely will have shifted at least a bit.
had no love life to speak of. Despite being a priestturned-doctor, he had very little story. Even the revelation that he was Duke’s son and the man who’d slept with Nathan’s wife, Claudette, did little to
cement Griffin’s place on the canvas. But thankfully, that’s finally changed over the past few months. Pairing the fallen saint with trying-to-reform sinner Ava has provided both Cohen and scene partner Maura West with fantastic, layered material. Plus, Griffin is now knee-deep in the Henrik mess, given that he knows Peter’s true identity and is keeping it from not only Maxie but Anna, the person in town
“Stay back, Griffin! I’m too busy to deal with your sexiness right now!”