In life, we all make mistakes and have the ability to learn from those mistakes. Sometimes we seek change within ourselves as we value the forgiveness of others and there are times we see the change in others as we are able to find a place of forgiveness. Thursday’s episode of "General Hospital" featured a few past misdeeds returning to the surface to help move along current storylines.
Many GH fans find the Kate/Connie DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) storyline a little on the annoying side but a very interesting love triangle is in development which may lead to some very interesting storytelling. On Wednesday’s episode, Kate woke up as herself after having her body and mind controlled by Connie for months. What Kate woke up to find was something very familiar to her as Sonny (Maurice Bernard) laid next to her in bed but what Kate didn’t recognize was the bond of trust and the familiarity of love she had with Sonny when her alter Connie took over. As Kate fragmented the time she lost, she quickly realized that Sonny cheated on her with, well, herself. The woman the man she loves slept with was the woman who controlled her life for the last few months; a woman who caused much destruction in the lives of a few Port Charles residents including Sonny himself.
But again in life, when we face tragedy and loss, we regain our human vulnerabilities. For Connie, the loss of her son Trey sent her through an exploration of her emotions, feelings and the heart she shares with Kate. Two women, two different personalities, the same body and somewhere inside is the same vision for compassion. Perhaps it was the rape which resulted in the conception of Trey that lead one women down the path of two different minds, it is becoming apparent that it is the death of Trey that is shielding the two different personalities back into one another. Both are fighting this but in the end they may just be a combination of each other and that’s what will make this storyline different from similar storylines fans are familiar with from sister soap “One Life to Live”.
As far as Sonny goes, he has some inner guilt himself that allowed him to soften towards Connie. He missed Kate, fought for Kate and every time he looked at Connie, he saw Kate. But once he saw the tears of Connie’s heart begin to shine through, he developed an ability to forgive her which allowed him to see the change in her, perhaps the person that was always there. Now he has feelings for two women in one body. How will he choose? Will he have to choose?
Speaking of change, A.J. Quartermaine (Sean Kanaan) is telling everyone who will listen, that he is a changed man out to make his late grandfather proud. He is doing everything in his power to prove his value to his son Michael (Chad Duell) and it seems to be working but rival aunt Tracy (Jane Elliot) isn’t buying it. To see two of the remaining Quartermaines fight over ELQ and the legacy of both Edward and Lila is both entertaining and annoying at the same time. Tracy sees A.J. as a threat to something she has tried years to make hers. Not even a “panic attack” by A.J. could blind her from his misdeeds. She sees her nephew as his “usual treacherous self” and refuses to work together to save ELQ. Both only have one jar of relish, which seems to be more of a symbol, to rebuild a company both played a role in disseminating. Edward left the jar of “Pickle Lila” to Tracy as a way of telling her family unity may be the only way of not only regaining ELQ but keeping it from ever falling again. But will either Tracy or A.J. see the true message of “Pickle Lila” before it’s too late?
Isn’t it refreshing to see the beginning of what may be a possible romantic relationship between A.J. and Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst)?
Elizabeth seems to be one of the only ones willing to see the change in A.J. and looks at her own misdeeds from the past as a reason to give A.J. a chance at friendship...for now. Both characters seem to be lonely and searching commonality which may be within each other. it will be interesting to see where this goes and what head writer Ron Carlivati has in store for these two.
Elsewhere, a convincing Lucy (Lynn Herring) was able to convince a skeptical Molly to help break Rafe out of lock up so he could be protected from Caleb (Michael Easton) who may or may not be a vampire. And John also played by Easton was finally able to persuade Rafe that he isn't Caleb nor is he the man he saw kill his mother and a fellow police officer. Hopefully a storyline not popular with many GH fans will reach its height and come to a satisfying conclusion for viewers and the characters involved.
Will Kate forgive Sonny for sleeping with her alter? Will Tracy and A.J. find a way to actually work together? Will A.J. and Elizabeth grow closer now that Laura (Genie Francis) told Elizabeth she needs to give love another chance? Will John and Caleb actually meet face to face and realize they have the same face?
Another episode, more drama, more questions and another reason to stay tuned!
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