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A Critic’s Review Of General Hospital: Some Much Needed Progress & Humor

The author’s opinions are his and his alone. They’re suitably scathing, fairly humorous, and normally bang on target.

General Hospital Critic's Review for November 7 – November 11, 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

Did I spy with my little eye some semblance of forward movement where several General Hospital storylines are concerned? Willow Tait (Katelyn MacMullen) finally came clean about her cancer diagnosis — and Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) assured her that she’d done exactly the right thing; her body was her choice; he didn’t even want a say in whether or not he’d be okay raising two children on his own if Willow were to die or if he’d mind possibly losing his unborn child and the woman (who’s apparently the love of his life) carrying it — and Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) didn’t let the grass grow under her feet before informing Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton) that his wife was an adulteress and she had jump-started Reiko’s long and painful shuffle toward oblivion.

We were able to gleam a bit of Victor Cassadine’s (Charles Shaughnessy) endgame: he wants to get his hands on some remnants of the Ice Princess, and we know that Cody Bell (Josh Kelly) is indeed Mac Scorpio’s (John J. York) biological son even if he is keeping mum for now. Ugh.

Oh, and I think it’s safe to say that Esme Prince (Avery Kristen Pohl) is not General Hospital’s hacking, slashing, hook-wielding psychopath, so there’s that.

Further GH Musings

* For some time now, I’ve accused General Hospital of attempting to position Josslyn Jacks (Eden McCoy) and Dex Heller (Evan Hofer) as Carly and Jason 2.0, but after seeing her shelter and nurse him, I’m beginning to wonder is Chris and Dan/Dan and Chris don’t see them as surrogates for Liz and Jason.

* I’d be remiss if I didn’t give conquering heroine Laura Collins (Genie Francis) major props for being home all of one day and accomplishing several feats including clocking that all is not well with Miss Holly Sutton (Emma Samms), putting the wind-up on Victor, and putting Eileen Ashby (Heather Mazur) in her place with barely a raised voice. I was also tickled by her pointed observation that Nikolas Cassadine (Marcus Coloma) had his own phone, and he could tell Grandma Lesley whatever he wanted her to know. Laura is many things, the savior of the world chief among them, but she is not her son’s messenger.

* I’m still pretty certain — no, more than certain — that Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) was told a) she only has the markers for Huntington’s disease and not the illness itself and b) the symptoms she was showing previously were merely brought on by stress, again not the illness itself. Since when did that all become, “I have Huntington’s disease and it is going to kill me sooner rather than later?

* Since her debut, I’ve had to watch Alley Mills’ scenes with one eye shut and a running internal monologue that assures me she’s playing some mirror universe version of my Heather Webber in order to stomach her. However, I have to say that I quite enjoyed the actress opposite William Lipton’s Cameron Webber.

* This may be an unpopular opinion, but I’m just going to out with it: I don’t feel one iota for Willow, and I hope she does like she ordered Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) to do and drops dead.

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