When Ava switched Morgan’s bipolar pills on General Hospital, she had ONE goal in mind–undermine his relationship with her daughter.
She gleefully watched as Morgan unraveled once again and became undone, starting fights with Julian (William deVry) of all people. This was all to put a wedge between Morgan, her former lover, and her daughter whom he almost got killed the last time he was off his meds. She thought this was some selfless act to prove to Kiki that Morgan wasn’t the right man for her. For someone who is usually so smart and calculating, it was a real bonehead move.
The fact that this was a ginormously stupid maneuver didn’t seem to occur to Ava until she confided in her attorney Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), of all people, and he explained to her that she was playing with fire by doing this. Suddenly, we started to see cracks in Ava’s bravado when she was around Morgan. The barrage of flashbacks to that moment, as if anyone could forget after seeing it shown for the zillionth time, was supposed to show us that at least the Queen of Mean gave her duplicitous deed some thought after the fact. Yet, she is the one who put this whole nightmare into motion. When she saw him getting drunk, only then did she begin worrying.
How fitting it was that Morgan (Bryan Craig), a ticking time bomb himself, would be taken out by one. When Julian delivered the sad news, Ava was beside herself, the gravity of the game she was playing with Morgan’s life hitting home. She began flashing back (again!) to her dirty deeds – sure, we’re used to that. But, then she remembered what she and Morgan had shared – including exchanging declarations of love. Where was this humanity when she switched his meds?
For the Love of Kiki
It’s hard to buy that Ava would crack over the simple fact of his death. Through no fault of the actress – hell, give Maura West another Emmy cause she’s just that AMAZING – the writing would have rung more true if this breakdown happened after she saw what Morgan’s death will inevitably do to the one person she was trying to protect. Seeing his death decimate Kiki – the only person (other than Avery, and maybe, Julian) this sociopath seems to love – now THAT would make Ava lose it. Without that moment with her oldest daughter, that guilt seemed hollow.
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