Hot Topic: Ryan’s Re­turn

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From the mo­ment GEN- ERAL HOSPI­TAL let us glimpse the per­son in the padded room next to the one oc­cu­pied by Carly, it was ba­si­cally in­evitable that Ryan would wind up wan­der­ing the streets of Port Charles. And on a cer­tain level, that pre­dictabil­ity is prob­lem­atic. Yet as soon as Jon Lind­strom’s Ryan was unleashed to in­ter­act with the lo­cals, the sit­u­a­tion got in­ter­est­ing. Would Lucy, Fe­li­cia and oth­ers no­tice the dif­fer­ence? And of course, the wild card wait­ing to be played was Kevin’s miss­ing wife Laura. What bet­ter time to bring Ge­nie Fran- cis back to the can­vas than after re­plac­ing her al­ter ego’s hus­band with his evil twin, thus as­sur­ing that the beloved vet­eran would im­me­di­ately be in­volved in big story? Truth be told, we can’t help hop­ing that the writ­ers will take ad­van­tage of the fact they have a killer on the loose by al­low­ing him to cull the over­crowded cast. Oth­er­wise, what’s the point, see­ing as Ryan has clearly not changed dur­ing his years of in­car­cer­a­tion. Who should fall vic­tim to Ryan’s wicked ways? That de­pends on who you ask and which char­ac­ters they fa­vor. Only time will tell, but un­til then… let the games be­gin!

“Looks like you’re not such a great shrink after all, are you, bro?”

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