Memories are the photographs of our deepest emotions. They are our reminders of where we’ve been and lead us to the destination of our future. Monday’s episode of ‘General Hospital’ explored past feelings and the journeys they take to arrive at present day emotions.
It was great seeing Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis) together celebrating their grandchild. It was a family moment that has been missing from GH, and it was also a moment that has been missing in Lulu’s (Julie Marie Berman) life as she has rarely had both parents there for her. It is also great to see the happiness that Lulu and Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) share as a couple. These are the type of moments that allow viewers to root for a particular couple. These are also the moments that showcase the reason Laura is more drawn to Luke than she is to Scott (Kin Shriner).
Scott’s insecurity is shining strong as he knows the reason Laura agreed to marry him was Luke no longer being available. Now that Luke is free, Scott fears the woman he says he will always love will fall back in the arms of his enemy, the man who has always been in the way of his happiness with Laura. In a way Scott is settling for being the backup plan in Laura’s life which is fueling his desperation and also making him look like a fool. The power of the love and bond between Luke and Laura is deeper than physically being together. It is the recognition of what they created together out of that love that will always connect them. The memories they have created together through adventure and through their children always surface as a reminder of who they use to be together and perhaps who they can be. This realization is fueling the jealousy in Scott and led him to propose to Laura again, perhaps for his own reassurance. Later Lulu informed Laura that Anna is not cheating on Luke but they are actually broken up much to Laura’s surprise. The celebration of Dante and Lulu’s expected child has reminded Laura of the family she once had and the feelings that banded her and Luke. Now that she knows Luke is available will memories lead her back into the arms of her greatest love?
Another great moment on Monday’s show was seeing Scott and Lucy (Lynn Herring) together again. Both of them discussing their current relationships showed the signs of maturity in both characters. Scott’s latest action wouldn’t prove him to be mature but the fact that he acknowledges the love between Luke and Laura has brought the character a very long way. Through Scott’s conversation with Lucy at the Floating Rib, viewers feel his love for Laura but he is also a lonely soul searching for someone to fill his heart again. He wants this person to be Laura, but maybe it is not Laura at all. It will be interesting to see where this story goes.
Speaking of stories, Todd(Roger Howarth) has managed a way to hide a camera in Carly’s (Laura Wright) home and catches her and A.J (Sean Kanaan) discussing their plan of pretending to be a couple. The length Todd is going through to prove Carly still has feelings for him is comical but also shows his feeling’s for Carly. Through the power of memory both characters know too well how it feels to hurt and both also know the spark that they shared together. Todd wants to explore that spark and Carly is running from that spark but at the end of the episode she finally gives in to Todd’s persuasion because she could no longer resist. Perhaps she never wanted to resist in the first place.
Elsewhere in Port Charles, John (Michael Easton) offered to take in Rafe but was denied by the court. Dante found a saddened Olivia still upset about Steve’s prison sentence. A.J told Carly that their current plan is ruining his chances at a social life and chance with Elizabeth. Later, John kissed Sam (Kelly Monacco) after feeling the disappointment of not being able to provide a home for Rafe.