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Before the Storm: GH

All of Port Charles was buzzing about the upcoming carnival on Wednesday's GH, unaware of the potential danger that awaits them. Only Monica was wise enough to plan a trip out of town, noting that nothing good ever happens when a big event is scheduled in Port Charles. If only more residents of Port Charles would learn from past events, then a lot of tragedies could be prevented.

GH's carnival event has been building for weeks, not only in the ominous advertising campaign, which was brilliant by the way, but also in the way the storylines have been unfolding. Perhaps no other soap opera showcases their big events better than General Hospital. I particularly liked how the end of Wednesday's episode was edited so that each scene was infused with images from the carnival, highlighting how each character may be affected by this event.

The carnival event will also undoubtedly influence the direction of each storyline as many seem to be reaching a pivotal point, especially the one involving Andrea Floyd. Andrea stole medication from the hospital with the intention of poisoning Edward after she learned that he had seen her at the Metro Court around the time of the Brianna Hughes murder. And on Wednesday she was seen talking with an attorney in hypotheticals about what would happen if someone committed a crime and then the only known witness to that crime somehow passed away before anyway could question them. Later on Andrea began reviewing the drug she stole online, finding out that it could cause cardiac arrest. It seems careless to me that she would use a drug with that particular adverse effect considering that she had previously overheard Edward talking to the doctors about how healthy his heart is. I guess this particular piece of information will be used later on to infer that Edward had been poisoned and had not had a heart attack because of some underlying medical condition.


  1. I must say its been a long time since I have enjoyed a soap as much as I am enjoying GH right now! I thought good writing must be a thing of the past! I've seen some comments about GH being 'dark' because of the MOB, but there really is not enough MOB storylines to even notice. It's more about the families and personal lives of the members of the MOB, and leaves most of the business end out of it! Thanks Paula for recapping! I enjoy the read!

  2. Hi Anonymous! I am thoroughly enjoying watching GH right now too. Everything from the writing, editing,producing,acting,you name it, has fallen into place, forming a high quality soap. And compared to other soaps General Hospital is not dark. In my opinion they usually try to balance out anything dark with a little bit of comic relief, something that can't always be said of other soaps.


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