I can’t remember when I’ve enjoyed General Hospital as much as I did yesterday.
There wasn’t one thing that I fast forwarded through.
Amazing, considering I – and others – have been ranting about the over-saturation of the mob storyline.
But, note, there was none of that yesterday – and, oh, how enjoyable!
First, the return of Genie Francis as Laura waking from catatonia into a fully, lucid state is the ultimate reward for any longtime GH fan.
I mean, who doesn’t love Laura?
And doesn’t she look fab?
Coupled with her return to the real world, she is paired up with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner) for the moment.
See, I’m one of those fans who liked those two together….
It’s so nostalgic right down to Laura calling him Scotty. Scotty!
That was what everyone called him back in the day — until he returned years later going by the “more mature” version, Scott.
I still think of him as Scotty and so does Laura!
I loved their reminiscing about their honeymoon and the old days, even if it is semi-creepy that he has to blackmail her with her daughter’s freedom.
But hey, it’s a soap after all.

I know. I know. Everything is all about Luke and Laura to hoards of fans.
But I so enjoy Laura and Scotty and their time together.
It’s so cute the way Scott dotes on her.
And despite all the despicable things that he’s done, I instantly forget about those things when he’s with Laura.
And speaking of Luke…How about him and Tracy?
Those two are a laugh a minute. Tony Geary (Luke) and Jane Elliot (Tracy) play so well off each other.
The minute they come onscreen, I involuntarily smile. It just happens.
How about that first scene between the two with them arguing over Luke almost crashing the plane.

They just banter so well together and never miss a beat.
And then later in the show when they don those disguises….more laughs!
Other bright spots in the show: the opening bit with Coleman and the minister, when Coleman was asking if the priest thought Patrick would show. The priest said, “Have faith.”
And Coleman said, “I hope to hell you’re right.”
Realizing in an instant that he swore in church, Coleman looked at the priest and said, “No offense, chief.” The priest replied, “None taken.”
The looks on both their faces – priceless!
And even the scenes between Sonny and Jason were enjoyable, because for the first time in weeks the two were not talking mob stuff and they were reminiscing about the good times.
Why can’t GH be like this every day?

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