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There are big­ger, bolder sto­ries go­ing on on the can­vas right now, but we re­ally wanted to take a mo­ment to shine a spot­light on some of the lovely, re­lat­able stuff un­fold­ing around El­iz­a­beth. We’ve long said that, thanks to por­trayer Re­becca Herbst, El­iz­a­beth is a darn near per­fect soap hero­ine. She’s plucky (some­times to the point of be­ing feisty), has a com­pli­cated ro­man­tic past, is squarely sit­u­ated be­tween the haves and the have nots and, thanks to her po­si­tion at the hospi­tal, in­ter­acts with nearly ev­ery­one in Port Charles. Now, she’s hap­pily anticipating her up­com­ing wed­ding even as she and Franco fig­ure out ex­actly what his role is in the lives of his soon-to-be step­kids… a sit­u­a­tion made all the more dif­fi­cult by Cameron’s re­cent trans­for­ma­tion from cute kid to tem­pes­tu­ous teen. Our only real com­plaint? That this house­hold isn’t fea­tured more reg­u­larly.

Do­ing so might help quell some of the crit­i­cisms aimed at the show by those who be­lieve it’s too heavy on Corinthos fam­ily drama. Surely, we can fo­cus on two wildly dif­fer­ent fam­i­lies at the same time… right?

“Pa­trick and Sam? Never saw that one com­ing!”

“On the plus side, your kids are rarely all to­gether at the same time. That has to make par­ent­ing eas­ier… right?”

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