When it comes to friendships, nobody does it better than General Hospital. The ABC soap boasts some of the best pairs of besties in the genre. Longtime fans may remember the incredible bond between Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) and Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) as they saved Port Charles more than once.
General Hospital Friendships
Today’s friendships are just as strong and enduring. Here’s a look at some of the top ones that continue to keep us riveted to our television screens every day.
Carly and Jason
The longest reigning “pal-ship” in Port Charles is, without a doubt, Carly (Laura Wright) and Jason (Steve Burton). Originally lovers, the duo morphed into friends, after Carly gave birth to Jason’s brother AJ’s son, Michael. Jason even cared for the child while Carly battled postpartum depression. When Carly moved on romantically with Sonny (Maurice Benard), Jason’s boss and other BFF, the transition was seamless.
Suddenly, they were all super friends. Carly knows she can count on Jason when serious trouble strikes her or her loved ones. Remember, Jason got himself tossed in prison to protect Michael when he was serving time. And when Carly was wrongly institutionalized, Jason was the one who busted her out before she could receive electroshock therapy. That’s friendship to the max.
Maxie and Lulu
Although they started out as teen rivals on General Hospital, Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and Lulu (Emme Rylan) eventually segued into besties, and it might have been one of the soap’s best decisions ever. Their friendship is real and honest. The two ladies don’t always agree on everything, and when they don’t, they find a way to accept each other’s perspective and move on. They aren’t afraid to call one another out, when need be either, and they always have each other’s back.
Maxie was Lulu’s rock, when Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) up and left her and their family, and she was the one who nudged her pal into a new relationship with Dustin (Mark Lawson). Although they were on the outs when Nathan (Ryan Paevey) was killed — Maxie blamed Lulu for setting her husband’s demise in motion, they eventually made peace. Now Lulu is lingering in a coma and poor Maxie is lost without her bestie.
Ava and Franco
Can two murderous outcasts find solace and friendship in one another? A definitive, yes, if those outcasts are Ava (Maura West) and Franco (Roger Howarth). Long ago lovers – remember, she duped him into thinking Kiki was his daughter for a while – Ava and Franco have endured some seriously twisted twists and turns in their relationship. He forgave her big fat paternity lie.
She supported him when his years of killer misdeeds were explained away by a brain tumor. When Kiki was brutally murdered, Franco was by Ava’s side. And, these days, he’s been offering Ava support during her loveless marriage to Nikolas (Marcus Coloma). Granted, they might have the most unconventional friendship in daytime, but it’s also one of the most intriguing and robust.
And Honorable Mention to…
There are a few other pals that deserve honorable mention. The duplicitous Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) and Brad (Parry Shen) understood and totally related to one another and, in the process, a friendship was forged.
Curtis (Donnell Turner) has been there as Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) rock and supporter through thick and thin, and his bond with the late Drew (Billy Miller) was also one of the soap’s staunchest.
And let’s not forget Ava’s offbeat relationship with Scott (Kin Shriner). The lady killer and the questionable attorney have somehow emerged as friends during all their wheeling and dealing.