By Michele Dargan

The KISS!!


The best thing that’s happened on General Hospital in just about forever was Tuesday’s grand finale….

The IN-credibly IN-tense closing scene between Michael and Abby culminated in THAT KISS!

It made me look so forward to Wednesday’s eppy…..only to be totally disappointed when there was no Michael and Abby to be found.

Hence, Wednesday’s GH eppy for me was a whole lot of fast forwarding through Crazy Lisa’s scenes, through Nikolas and Elizabeth, always through Brenda….

But I digresss…..

Back to Michael and Abby….

Michael and Abby

Andrea Bogart as Abby and Chad Duell as Michael have been having some of the best scenes in the show.

Since he entered the show during that very high profile Michael-going to-jail storyline, Chad Duell has impressed me every step of the way.

Every emotion that he shows is so believable and real…it’s like he takes the viewer on this wonderful ride.

Whether Michael is experiencing joy or extreme pain, Duell has us, the viewers, experiencing it right alongside Michael.

He is truly incredibly in the role….I can’t say enough as to how impressed I’ve been with his acting.

As for Bogart, she is a real natural. All of her lines come from the heart.

Abby struggles to reconcile the fact she works as a stripper in order to put herself through school…and Bogart has made us feel that struggle within Abby.

Abby and Michael

Whether she’s having an earnest conversation with Michael or defending herself against Carly, Bogart makes me root for Abby at every turn.

I like the way their relationship has developed….two damaged souls seeking solace in each other.

I think the best way to fully show the impact of THAT KISS is to show it!

So….without further adieu…..

8 thoughts on “The Kiss Felt Round the World: GH

  1. hummingbird
    January 13, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Wow I totally agree with everything you said. And yes, that “kiss” was something else. You can feel the aching desire btw them to take care of eachother in everyway. It’s so real just beautiful. They’re the best thing to happen to GH since Luke & Laura. I can’t wait to see more & the sooner the better.

  2. Jennifer
    January 14, 2011 at 1:42 am

    They are wonderful. I’ve watched that kiss…..A LOT. LOL!! Great post.

  3. soapbox1
    January 14, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Hi Hummingbird! Hi Jennifer! I’m so glad they waited until the absolute right moment for “the kiss.” The payoff was so worth it. Love those two!
    Thank you both for posting!!

  4. Blythe
    January 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    They did a great job but they had no reaction scene yet. They jumped right to Abby getting arrested and it seemed like it didnt happen. Usually Michael would go to Sam or Jason. I am waiting for the fallout good and bad. Chad Duell has definitely made Michael his own and Andrea Bogart is wonderful as Abby.

    • soapbox1
      January 16, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      Hi Blythe! I haven’t watched the last two eppys, but it sounds a bit disappointing if they just dropped the Abby/Michael kiss w/out any follow up. I guess we’ll have to be patient for a bit longer & see where this goes. I think both Duell & Bogart are doing a fantastic job!
      Thanks so much for posting & please stop back!

  5. Keyanna
    January 16, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Andrea and Chad did an amazing job in their scenes 🙂

    The Chemistry was so intense and so passionate it put some of the vets on the show to shame IMO LOL

  6. Rie
    January 17, 2011 at 12:37 am

    I liked Mabby the a moments after they first met, though I hate the way they met. I just took the first scene between them for what it was and didn’t expect to see Abby again. But lucky for many viewers, we unexpectantly got to see more Mabby.

    Love watching Mabby as they experience their elation, tribulations and revelations together. Where can I get my “I love Mabby” button? Lol. And that heartfelt hug between them in the hospital after the ‘bus crash’… it was so beautiful and heartstrings pulling. “The Kiss” between them… it showed just how deep their feelings for each other have become and was Totally Awesome.

    Except for Mathan & Lunacy/Mathan, I’d just about given up on caring for any GH couple ever again since yet another couple I liked got destroyed recently. But Mabby is the great surprise couple that no one saw coming – not even in Spoilers or Spumors. Andrea Bogart & Chad Duell are absolutely amazing! They make Mabby root worthy. Yaay!

  7. Awa
    February 19, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I know this is an old article but I had to make a post. I agree with everything you stated.

    I adore Chad Duell portrayal of Michael. That kid can act. And I hope he gets an Emmy for the “rape S/L”. Andrea is a great actress as well. Her portrayal of Abby is always believable. She is doing a helluva job. She makes me root for Abby every time.

    How about that KISS! It was the hottest thing I’ve ever seen. It was convincing, had a lot of passion and sexy. I shamelessly watched so many times and the effect never diminishes. WOW!

    I think Mabby is the best thing on GH right now. These two are just so delightful to watch. What a duo! Kudos to both actors. Please GH, give Andrea a contract asap. She rocks!