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Suffering a Loss: GH

GH's Claudia is unquestionably one of the most complex soap characters. She can make you hate her one minute and feel sorry for her the next. For instance, I hated that she requested Jerry's help in tracking down Michael when she thought he ran her off the road. In fact, I am still having difficulty comprehending what possessed her to do that, but that is a topic for another day.

Despite of all her shortcomings it was impossible not to sympathize with her when she lost her baby, especially since she had to watch the fetal monitor as the baby's heart got weaker. Regardless of Claudia's reasons for getting pregnant in the first place, it is obvious that she grew to love her child like a real mother. So it is understandable that she would need time to grieve following her miscarriage, a concept that seems to have escaped everyone around her.

On Friday's GH, both Sonny and Johnny were quite cold in telling her she needed to just move on. I know in their world human life is expendable, but this was Sonny's child so one would think he would be at least a little sad about the loss. I will say this for Sonny, once he got out of his own head and finally started listening to Claudia about how she felt he was much more sensitive to her suffering. He even arranged it so that he and Claudia could help pay for another child's education, an indication that he no longer wished to get out of the marriage.


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