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A Critic’s Review of General Hospital: Applause And Grievances

Critic’s Review of General Hospital For February 21-25, 2022Critic’s Review of General Hospital For February 21-25, 2022

When it comes to General Hospital, every fan has their own opinion – and Soap Hub is no different. For five days, we sat and watched the good, the bad, and everything in between, and now we offer you a handy review, and a cheeky critique, of the GH week that was.

General Hospital: A Critic’s Week In Review

I smell a rat. I call shenanigans. I don’t for one minute believe that Peter August (Wes Ramsey), the scourge of General Hospital, is really and truly dead. Sure, I heard the word autopsy get bandied about, but that still means nothing to me.

I have no doubt that the minute I let my guard down, when I finally indulge in my own libation-soaked celebration of the villain’s passing that he will return. Fool me once Chris and Dan/Dan and Chris, shame on you. Fool me twice…

Still, I must admit that the aftermath of Peter’s supposed killing brought about some dynamo scenes…but none more so than the ones starring Kirsten Storms and Amanda Setton. I wasn’t left a tear-stained mess after Maxie suggested that Brook Lynn be Bailey Louise’s “mama,” YOU were left a tear-stained mess after Maxie suggested that Brook Lynn be Bailey Louise’s “mama.”

But boy do I have some complaints. The one thing I begged of General Hospital was to let Maxie be the one to end Peter’s reign of terror. Well, in truth I begged two things…I really, really wanted it to be Maxie who struck the killing blow, but I agreed to let Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) pinch-hit – as long as Felicia Scorpio (Kristina Wagner) stayed far, far away from the storyline.

However, Dan and Chris/Chris and Dan decided to have it be Felicia who got Peter started on his journey to the upper room. As far as I was aware, this was supposed to be a storyline about Maxie taking matters into her own hands – NOT a redemption story for one of General Hospital’s worst mothers. I really feel that Maxie was done a disservice here.

I also feel that the dissemination of the news of Peter’s fate was all wrong. What transpired on-screen was Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) filling Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson) in while Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) took it upon herself to tell Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst). I am pretty sure Drew Cain (Cameron Mathison) should have been the bearer of such glad tidings to those particular individuals.

But wait, there can’t be a storyline on General Hospital that doesn’t involve the spouses Corinthos, no matter how tangential they may do it. So, Drew had to forgo telling the woman that loves him like a mother and the widow of his pseudo-brother in order to tell Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright). And because neither one of them have ever heard of a telephone, they had to drive straight over to Sonny Corinthos’s (Maurice Benard) penthouse – where they catch him with Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) – to tell him the news.

What’s that you say? It was all just a contrivance in order to prop the inevitable Drew/Carly and Sonny/Nina pairings? Yea…that sounds about right. General Hospital is mostly contrivances these days.

Further GH Musings

* I get that Carly is all kinds of pissed – and I honestly don’t blame her for feeling that way – but where does she get off asking for Sonny’s house? She owns at least one other property, not to mention a multi-star hotel. Nervy that one.

* You Win Some: Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn finally share their first, long-awaited kiss…You Lose Some: General Hospital Spoilers reveal that Brook Lynn makes tracks for Bensonhurst.

General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Port Charles, check out all the latest that’s been posted on GH spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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