When a couple isn’t working, a soap usually knows when to cut its losses, and for about a year now, ‘Melle’ has not worked on General Hospital (GH). But the soap wants them to work so bad, they feature them several times a week while we take a nap.
It was obvious from her first scene that GH wanted Michael and Nelle together–so much so that they soon killed Michael’s fiancée, Sabrina, and we liked them together. Fans were outraged, but nobody seemed to care. The soap plodded on with Michael and Nelle just as planned, and we all snored.
And we’re still snoring. Every time they’re onscreen. We have no idea why these two have to be a couple when they have always seemed more like brother and sister, and we could have bought it if Nelle turned out to be Carly’s long-lost kid.
It would have also made sense that she was a kidney match for Josslyn because they would have been blood related–fixing that strange plot twist in one fell swoop.
Now–forget it. GH jumped that shark when Michael and Nelle slept together. There’s no going back and making her related to Carly because that would be downright ick. So, Michael and Nelle are forced down our throats all week long despite much fan protest.
This problem is not the faults of Chad Duell and Chloe Lanier, two very talented performers who just don’t work onscreen together for so many of us. Both actors and characters would have so much more potential apart than they have together.
Perhaps it’s time to cut your losses with this GH, but it seemed like it was time last year, and still, Melle is with us and we fear this will go on forever. Please. Just make it stop and move on.
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