Grateful GH fans have plenty of reasons to give thanks!
Soaps In Depth shares the things for which daytime television has made us grateful lately
An Old-Fashioned Love Triangle
Some things are classics just because, frankly, they work. Take GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Ava/Griffin/Kiki love triangle. It’s not breaking any new ground — see also: the mother/daughter affairs in which ALL MY CHILDREN’s Tad Martin and RYAN’S HOPE’s Michael Pavel got themselves entangled — but good God, does it ever work. The emotions are raw, the stakes are high, and Maura West, Matt Cohen and Hayley Erin have played the hell out of the meaty material.
The Genuine Article
Given Franco’s homicidal past, he and Liz don’t seem on the surface like the typical soap couple. But dig a little deeper, and hey, wait a minute — maybe they are! The GH lovebirds stand by one another through thick and thin, support each other when the going gets rough, and share a commitment to doing right by the single mom’s boys. And all the while, they exchange glances so swoon-worthy, we have to watch their scenes with smelling salts nearby. So we’re not just thankful for their slow-burn storyline, we’re hungry for more plots like it!
Sonny’s Losing Battle
Everybody knows — and GH’s Margaux is sure to soon learn — that Sonny is untouchable. So it’s been awesome, in a heartbreaking kind of way, to see the all-powerful godfather of Port Charles faced with a problem at which he can’t flash his dimples or point his pistol: dad Mike’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. What’s more, the poignant performances that Maurice Benard and Max Gail have turned in day after day have made every beat of this storyline must-see TV.
Admittedly, we don’t get as much of Anna’s daughter as we’d like. But we’re greedy that way. The fact is, it’s still a treat anytime Kimberly McCullough reprises the role she’s played since she was 7. It lets us imagine a little more vividly the happily ever after that the character is living with hubby Patrick, and gives us longtime viewers a sense of, “Ah, this is still my show.”
No, kids, it wasn’t just a good dream.
In one another’s eyes, Liz and Franco see the future.
One of them looks like they know the prognosis.
If only keeping Robin around were as simpleas hugging her and not letting her go.