One definition of a tragedy as defined in the dictionary is “a drama or literary work in which the main character is brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow, especially as a consequence of a tragic flaw, moral weakness, or inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances.” Soap operas are filled with tragic characters because without them, there is no drama. On the October 2 episode of “General Hospital”, the tragically misguided felt the consequences of their choices while others made decisions driven from the tears of their sorrow.
Perhaps the most tragically misguided character on GH is Maxie (Kirsten Storms). The decisions she has made in her past usually come back to either cause her pain or hurts those around her. On Wednesday’s episode both Maxie and Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) faced the aftermath of Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) and Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning the truth about baby Connie. Maxie apologized to Spinelli for putting him through the sorrow and pain she has caused by hiding the truth. She was also upset and disappointed in herself because she couldn’t keep up the lie and allowed the biggest lie she has ever told to blow up in her face. Maxie has never really given herself enough credit when it comes to her own heart, but even within the bad choices she makes, her heart ultimately surfaces. Which is the reason she could no longer lie to Lulu. Spinelli pointed out to Maxie that she is not an evil person or even an intentionally horrible person; she is just misguided by her own moral weakness. Spinelli also couldn’t imagine that Dante and Lulu would want to raise a child that is not theirs and thinks that both he and Maxie should raise the baby.
But, the problem is that Dante and Lulu haven’t grown attached to baby Connie and is already in love with the baby they thought was theirs. Back at their apartment, they told Olivia (Lisa LoCierco) about what happened at the church and that the baby is not theirs. Lulu called Maxie a “lying bitch” for what she did and wants to keep the baby. The hurt and disappointment has taken over in both the faces and hearts of Dante and Lulu. Dante feels the nine months they spent growing to love the baby can’t be taken away and Lulu has vowed that no one is taking the baby away from them which will possibly lead to a custody battle between close friends over a baby they both believe belongs to them.
Morgan’s (Bryan Criag) inability to cope with unfavorable circumstances has led him into the new condo and arms of another very tragically misguided character. Ava Jerome (Maura West) feels bad about hurting her daughter Kiki (Kristen Alderson), as well she should since she was caught in bed with her husband. Morgan, on the other hand, doesn’t feel bad because in his words, Kiki is a “lying bitch” and deserves what comes her way. Ava didn’t like the way Morgan spoke about her daughter and wanted him to leave, but Morgan was able to seduce his way into staying and also by telling Ava that he has no one because everyone in his family chooses Michael over him. He doesn’t care about what his father Sonny (Maurice Benard) regrets and told Ava that she is the only one he has left just prior to the two of them giving into their passion again.
Kiki was also looking for a new place to stay and even contemplated asking Franco (Roger Howarth) if she could stay with him. Michael didn’t like the idea of her staying with a “serial killer” and was able to convince her to stay with him because having her there made sense to him. No matter what obstacles they will have to face, they both want to face them together and as the two continued to bond, they ended up in bed together for he first time. While in each other’s arms, they found comfort in knowing that they were ready and willing to face whatever comes their way together. But as any viewer knows, happiness doesn’t last that long in Port Charles, especially in a town filled with the tragically misguided and emotionally wounded.
Elsewhere in Port Charles, Franco showed Carly (Laura Wright) his new collection of art that is supposed to make him money. Carly called the art “ugly” and her opinion was backed up by Franco’s art dealer, Sebastian, who agreed that the art was missing the elements of “edge” and “danger”. He pointed at the simple painting that Heather gave Franco as something that would truly earn him money.