Michael and Willow’s decision to get married to help Michael’s chances of gaining sole custody of Wiley was a perfect plot move on General Hospital. However, the soap fell a little short in the execution of the wedding. Here’s why.
General Hospital: Picture Perfect
Except for two short conversations, Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) with Michael (Chad Duell) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) with Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) to make sure the bride and groom were certain about committing to a loveless marriage, the Corinthos and Quartermaine families seemed to be in delirious bliss about the nuptials.
Monica was thrilled to host her grandson’s wedding at the Q manse. Josslyn (Eden McCoy) gathered flowers for the ceremony, and Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) eagerly found a proper dress for the bride to wear — and it was simply stunning and fit perfectly!
The Simple Truth
Meanwhile, the entire gang knew the wedding was a hoax; a simple ploy to, hopefully, keep Wiley out of his psychotic mother Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) hands. Michael and Willow weren’t in love.
He was still pining for Sasha, and she was still longing for Chase; despite being duped into believing their exes were having an affair. There was nothing romantic about the ceremony, yet Michael’s families went out of their way to make it a visual dream, which would make sense if they wanted photographic proof — but did anyone take pictures?
Michael and Willow — The Ceremony
As Michael and Willow’s wedding got underway, they didn’t seem to have any thoughts about the ones that got away. Namely, Sasha and Chase. It seemed conspicuously missing that Michael didn’t envision Sasha walking toward him when Willow emerged in her bridal gown and it could have really heightened the drama.
Or that Willow didn’t imagine Chase standing across from her smiling, when she recited her wedding vows. There should have been some flashbacks and fantasy snippets that signified the bride and groom ruminating about their real loves.
Sealed with a Kiss
The strangest part of the whole ceremony? Michael kissing Willow on the lips when Lucy (Lynn Herring) pronounced them husband and wife. Wouldn’t it have been a more perfect gesture for Michael to have given Willow a sweet peck on the cheek, considering they’re simply good friends? It’s not like anyone would have thought twice.