At the moment, the Soap Hub jury is out on Carly and Sonny’s latest General Hospital pregnancy. We can’t see why THIS couple — that barely shares a romantic moment and has kids via various affairs and marriages — needs to be pregnant.
Perhaps a high risk and advanced maternal age pregnancy can be interesting, but we think there are a few other mothers who could have had much more compelling baby stories.
First, there’s newly-married Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), who wed an accused serial killer in prison, much to her oldest son’s horror. Franco (Roger Howarth) feared having kids with Nina (Michelle Stafford) because he didn’t want to pass on his genetics, but has since become a loving and fun father to her three boys.
And yes, Elizabeth already has several children from various relationships, just like Carly (Laura Wright) , but she doesn’t have any girls. And she’s never been in this particular happy place in her life where a pregnancy would just fit.
Then, we have poor Kim (Tamara Braun), who has been given the task of being Carly’s OB while her son, Carly’s daughter’s boyfriend, is dying of cancer.
The look on her face when she left Carly and Sonny in the exam room said it all. Why do they get this kind of happiness as she watches her only child fade away?
A one-night stand with Drew (Billy Miller) could have produced a pregnancy and the pair would get that chance to raise a child together they never got with Oscar (Garren Stitt).
They could also feel all that guilt asking themselves if they are replacing one child with another while that first child still lives.