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Why Cyrus’s Pentonville Transfer Is A Brilliant General Hospital Move

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The 15,000th episode of General Hospital wasn’t just any old episode celebrating the anniversary of the long-running ABC soap. It was also the reveal that big bad mobster, Cyrus Renault, who also happens to be half-brother to the mayor of Port Charles, is now being held at a prison much closer to the action — and this is very good news.

General Hospital — Can’t Keep A Bad Guy Down Forever

Actually, it’s great news for fans of the incredible acting of his portrayer, Jeff Kober (witness he’s nominated for one of those pretty gold statuettes that are being given out at tonight’s Daytime Emmys), because now there’s a better chance that we’ll get to see more of him.

It’s also good news for fans of Genie Francis, whose star shines even more brightly (as if that’s even possible) when Laura Collins is in scenes opposite one of her greatest foes. Those moments between them this past week were gold, as Laura forgave her brother, completely overwhelming him.

Their sibling dynamic is begging to be explored and that’s not easy to do if he’s being held in a prison in the Mid-West. No, General Hospital viewers need this bad guy much closer to home so he can have random visitors that will give us electric confrontations. After all, Cyrus did say he’s seen the light — and had a religious conversion.

How else will those around him be able to tell if it’s true if they never see him? It appears the show’s writers know they have a good thing in Kober and exploring his sibling relationships — we haven’t forgotten you Marty (Michael E. Knight) — could be the gift that keeps on giving.

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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