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GH Gives Carly Corinthos Her Own Nixon Falls Story That Falls Flat

Carly and Drew are no Sonny and Nina.

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Sometimes it feels like Carly Corinthos gets to have everything that Sonny Corinthos has on General Hospital, but maybe if that thing is forced upon her out of nowhere with no build-up, it really shouldn’t happen — kind of like what we are seeing now.

This Carly Corinthos Detour To Florida Is Not A Detour In Her Life

When Sonny (Maurice Benard) turned up in Nixon Falls and then lived there as if he was on an imaginary island unto itself for the better part of a year, at least there was a real reason for it and real fallout back home. Sonny was presumed dead and had amnesia. He had no idea who he was and no desire to find out while his family mourned him in Port Charles.

Then, a PC resident discovered he was alive, decided not to tell anyone, and then fell in love with him. There was real drama between Sonny and Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros) with real impact that changed both of their lives, as well as the lives of their family and friends. That is not what is happening with Carly (Laura Wright).

Send Carly Home Fast And End This

Somehow Carly uneventfully ended up in Jacksonville, FL, the same place where she grew up, and couldn’t wait to hightail it from as soon as she was old enough. There was no build-up to this like the fight to the finish with Julian Jerome (William deVry) that brought Sonny to Nixon Falls. We just knew Carly was going to Aruba for a leadership conference, and three minutes of thinking her plane would crash turned into a nothing burger as it safely landed at a Florida airport.

Carly’s family only worried for her overnight as she left her phone on the plane and had to wait till the next morning to find her, and then Sonny oddly told her to just stay in Florida to keep her safe from The Hook, PC’s new serial killer. Nobody else seemed to even care about her except Drew Cain (Cameron Mathison), who is now borderline obsessive when it comes to Carly.

And if there was any character who did NOT need her childhood explored now, it was Carly because that was already done ad nauseum and her entire reason for showing up in Port Charles back in the 90s, to begin with. But somehow, we are supposed to care about Carly meeting up with the real Carly Roberts’s mom, Peyton Roberts Honeycutt (Linda Purl) because she wants to build a beach road right in the cemetery where Carly’s adoptive mother, Virginia Benson, is buried.

So, now Carly is taking on the system with Drew there (and Drew is NOT the Nina we needed in this story) to make sure she doesn’t have to find a new burial spot for the mother whose grave she has probably visited once in 20 years. There’s no thought of simply having her mother reburied in Port Charles, where she can actually be near her and take care of the grave.

How is any of this important? Why is any of this something we would be interested in? What will be the long-term impact of this story with ripple effects for years to come? The answers? This is not important, we do not care, and the most long-term impact we will get is Carly deciding to be with Drew, which was going to happen somehow anyway, so we could all just yawn at this completely forced pairing. No, GH, Jacksonville, FL is NOT Nixon Falls, PA.

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