The more things change in Port Charles, the more things stay the same. The Quartermaines will always be the Quartermaines, there will always be loss and growth and Luke and Laura will always be Luke and Laura. Friday's episode of "General Hospital" was a nice balance of emotion as Kate dealt with finding out that the death of her son resulted from the actions of her alter ego, both Luke and Laura dealt with the prospects of Laura moving on with a familiar enemy and Sam (Kelly Monacco) woke up to familiar eyes.
Another thing that doesn't change in Port Charles is the sliminess of Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner) who returned this week seemingly to stick it to Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) . These two men will always be enemies and "General Hospital" wouldn't be the same soap opera if they weren't. Although Luke and Laura (Genie Francis) have been apart for years, it is evident that the real true love in Luke's eyes is Laura and that recognition returned when he ran into her at the Haunted Star but it really returned when Laura announced that she was engaged to Scott. Viewers know where Laura's heart really is, you can hear it in her voice and you can see it in her eyes that still sparkle when she looks at Luke. Even Scotty sees this, especially when he found out from Anna (Finola Hughes) that her and Luke were through. So the real mystery in this renewed love triangle is what is Scotty Baldwin really up to? Because that spark that Laura claims returned between her and Scotty isn't showing which gives off the conclusion that something else is up here.
Now that Kate has returned, we are really seeing the emotional depth of actress Kelly Sullivan. As an actress she really has it made because she gets to play a multi-faceted character who mixes a tough bad girl with comedy when she's Connie and becomes a stern but emotional woman when she's Kate. Even fans who are not sold on this storyline or character must admit the talent of Kelly Sullivan. The beginning of Friday's episode really showcased Kate's emotional conflict. When she found out her son Trey died as the result of her alter Connie, viewers were given a chance to connect with her vulnerability and really feel her loss, especially since Kate didn't have a real relationship or bond with Trey. It seems the death of Trey is about the only thing piecing both Kate and Connie together as one along with Sonny (Maurice Benard) who is has now officially fallen for both personalities.
Speaking of duel personalities, it appears Caleb Morley (Michael Easton) is not a vampire after all. This storyline may upset "Port Charles" fans but it is really the only way to go to not upset "General Hospital" fans overall. As the now fugitives Lucy (Lynn Herring), John and young Rafe returned to the university and crime scene where Professor Jay Mosser was murdered, John found out that Caleb is actually a rock star named Stephen Clay who became a murdering lunatic obsessed with his dead wife Livvie. To further the confusion, it was revealed that Stephen Clay has an obsession with vampires but is not actually a vampire but what about "Port Charles"? Was the show all a dream and was Lucy also "hypnotized" into believing in vampires? There is a lot GH head writer Ron Carlivati will have to explain because before the supernatural happened on "Port Charles", the character of Livvie was actually revealed as Kevin's (Jon Lindstrom) daughter, a daughter Kevin now claims he doesn't have.
But, perhaps we will soon find out because now Caleb or Stephen Clay has Sam, the woman who looks exactly like Livvie, kidnapped. As Sam opened her eyes at the end of Friday's episode, Caleb whispered "welcome home". Back when Sam first met John McBain who looks exactly like Caleb she said she felt they met before which raises the question whether Sam is actually who she believes she is. Could she actually, really be Livvie? That possibility will open many more questions!