Just like all roads once led to Rome, so do all General Hospital stories eventually lead to the mob.
Stone dying of AIDS? Good thing he had mob boss Sonny (Maurice Benard) there for support! Anna (Finola Hughes) gone missing! Mob enforcer Jason (Steve Burton) at your service!
Mike (Max Gail) suffering for Alzheimer’s? Oh, noes! What if this leads those awful police-people and that nosy D.A. Margaux (Elizabeth Hendrickson) to uncovering the body young, fresh-faced mobbie Sonny once buried!
Why, they might consider it a crime and want to put noble Sonny in jail for it! Those cops will use any underhanded trick in the book to railroad a man whose only crime is committing multiple crimes into prison!
Does the mob’s involvement ruin Mike’s story for you? Here’s how almost 7,000 viewers voted.
There Can Never Be Enough Mob In Any Story
Oh, no, a slim majority 53% of you replied in horror. Can you imagine how boring this story would have been without the mob involved?
Why, we might have been forced to watch the day-to-day deterioration of a proud man, and how it affected not just the people who love him, but his sense of dignity and self. This way, we know it’s bad because Max’s memory loss might have dire consequences for Sonny!
For 47%, though, the mob has no place in this story. So many American families are currently dealing with watching this brutal disease rob their loved ones not only of their memories but of their identities. It’s heartbreaking. And not because there’s a dead body hidden under a bar somewhere.
Most elderly people with this condition are not setting gas leaks in coffee houses. They don’t have the cognitive ability to make those kinds of plans. Fans hoping for some tips on dealing with the crises are instead watching a story they can’t relate to at all.
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