Now THAT is how you write an episode of General Hospital. Today's show was epic. It had all the elements of a great soap. Luke/Tracy/Laura/Scotty all brought great performances. Lucky, Nikolas, and Lulu recounted the history of Laura. Meanwhile, there was the drama involving Robin and Patrick as she went into labor. Very moving scenes, inside and outside the delivery room where all of Scrubs loved ones waited for news about the baby. Our Jackal was on location lending Maxie support and more importantly remembering her birthday (everyone wants to be thought of on their birthday) by giving her a gift that came straight from his heart. Spinelli gave Maxie a journal filled with artwork, music, and poetry that he collected from the classics. She commented that he must be a genius to know all of that stuff, to which Spinelli replied that every genius has a muse.
Truly moving scenes and I know I'm not the only one who was singing the praises of today's show on the GH comment line. Heck, the last five minutes had my heart actually pounding! That hasn't happened in a very long time, I assure you. I sat straight up in my chair as an action packed montage started with Scrubs in the delivery room and ended with Luke and Laura making eye contact. It was classic Soap cliffhanger Friday.
If every day of GH had as much drama as the last 5 minutes of today's episode did, what a powerhouse it would be every week.