The Good: The Non-Wedding & Jackal PI
General Hospital knew that when it comes to Spinelli and Maxie, nothing can happen by the book. So, of course the most romantic expressions of love and devotion had to happen when they decided to CALL OFF their wedding. Also, it was such a total BONUS for Spinelli to finally break out of Jason's shadow just enough to start up a PI firm with Miss Sam. Team SPAM for the win!
The Bad: Jail Bird & Betrayal
The Jackal had a lot of tough luck in the beginning of the year...Especially when the Feds came a knockin' regarding his less than legal hacking skills after being duped by the (thankfully GONE) Spinelli clone Winnifred. Then, Spinelli's heart was broken repeatedly twice due to Maxie, first after she slept with him to keep him away from Winnie-the-Fed, and secondly when she couldn't figure out her feelings regarding Johnny. Needless to say, this stories brought some extremely great glimpses at the powerhouse Bradford Anderson can be. The man should not just be restricted to comedy.
The Karaoke: Life was a musical for Spinelli this summer. First he worried about impressing Maxie with a serenade, unable to carry a tune in a bucket. Miraculously, though, she inspired him to really belt it out to "I Wanna Know What Love Is" in one of the most heartwarming scenes in General Hospital History. Then, there was the Karoke at the non-reception where the rest of GH sang to Maxie and Spinelli. After everyone left, Spinelli got a chance to sing sweetly to his Non-Mrs in a moment that channeled the Frisco/Felicia wedding of Maxie's parents.
Definitely his most diverse year to date. We can only hope for more to come in the new year.