This has been on my mind for awhile.
And since Kara just blogged about a possible new interest for Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) on General Hospital , I thought I’d follow-up with my thoughts, such as they are.
I have grown to dislike Maxie over the past couple of years.
Basically, she’s a train wreck.
Or she was.
Firstly, because of her oh-so-slutty behavior with Lucky.
Namely, sleeping with him while he was addicted to pain pills, keeping him supplied with said illegal pills, making him dependant upon her for the pills and setting out to break up his marriage by feeding him pills and sleeping with him.
Then when that didn’t get him away from Elizabeth, Maxie faked a pregnancy.
Thankfullly, that didn’t work either.
Then she started to get on track with Coop.
Although that relationship started out less-than-stellar when he was one of Mr. Craig’s evil-doers in the Metro Court hostage crisis, Coop turned out to be a good guy.
Too good for Maxie.
Because Maxie sabotaged that relationship by sleeping with Coop’s friend, Logan, in order to get back at Lulu.
Granted, Maxie hasn’t had an easy time of it.
Let’s see.
Her parents’ basically abandoned her.
Her heart transplant started to fail and she almost died.
Then her cop boyfriend, Jesse, was gunned down.
That really started her downward spiral.
I think part of the Lucky thing was a reaction to Jesse’s death, because Lucky and Jesse were partners on the Port Charles Police Department.
Then, her beloved sister, Georgie, was murdered.
Then Coop was accused of being the Text-Message Killer and then HE was murdered by the TMK.
So, yeah, I don’t know how anyone comes away from all that – not screwed up.
Now, mind you, I like Kirsten as Maxie. She really delivers.
Check out these scenes related to Georgie’s murder..

Since Georgie’s murder and Maxie’s subsequent friendship with Spinelli – played by the amazingly talented Bradford Anderson – Maxie began the road to redemption.
Landing her dream job as the first assistant to fashionista Kate Howard (Megan Ward) and flourishing in the job has also gone a long way towards turning Maxie’s life around.
I actually like her now. I do.
Especially her bitchfests with Lulu!
I’m not sure how I feel about a possible love match with Maxie and Spinelli – and that’s just because of all the bad stuff she’s done in her past.
Deep, down in my heart, I feel Spinelli’s too good for Maxie.
Well…for bad Maxie.
But, as Spinelli calls her “The Wounded Blonde One,” he’s right on target.
She is wounded.
Because Maxie always felt like she wasn’t good enough… that she was the bad sister. Those feelings – compounded by her parents’ abandonment – has led her to do the bad things in her past.
So, the jury’s out.
Let’s see if, in fact, Maxie stays on the right path.

3 thoughts on “The Reinvention of Maxie Jones: It’s About Time

  1. Lee
    April 28, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    It’s funny… I liked Lulu and couldn’t stand Maxie for being such a spoiled, self-centered shrew. Now, I actually like Maxie (the chick is hysterical) and have now begun to dislike Lulu for the very same reasons I disliked Maxie. Lulu could use a “reinvention” herself!

  2. Kara
    April 28, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Hi, Lee. You know, I was thinking the same thing the other day. I used to really like Lulu and thought Maxie was a spoiled brat. Now Lulu makes me want to tear my hair out. Anytime she shows up in a scene, I literally groan. I was thrilled when Sonny called her out a bit today.
    As for Maxie, she’s still spoiled, but I get such a kick out of her now. Maybe it’s the “Spinelli effect.” He makes just about everyone seem more fun.
    Thanks for posting.

  3. Kimi
    April 29, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I agree with you both, altho I never disliked Maxie. Maxie did some terrible things (like most soap characters do at one point or another) but always felt she was searching for something (maybe love & acceptance) thru all the crazy stuff she did. something endearing about her character to me even tho at times she’s rotten to the core. I’m glad she’s finding herself & love that they made her Kate’s assistant. I’m eagerly awaiting the day Kate kicks LuLu to the curb.
    Not sure how I feel about Spinelli/Maxie as a couple. It took me awhile to even see the potential there. I like that Spinelli has seen a different side to her & accepts her for who/what she is. He’s like a male version of Georgie for Maxie.
    As I said on the other blog, I feel Maxie uses Spinelli just like LuLu did, but somehow it doesn’t seem so blatant/obvious with Maxie. Perhaps because Spinelli hasn’t yet professed his love for her & she’s not using his affection to her advantage – yet lol.
    However I *used* to love LuLu & now I too groan when she appears on my screen & starts whining about whatever it is she’s whining about these days. If she didn’t have scenes with characters I’m interested in, I’d probably FF thru her scenes.
    Can’t wait to watch Sonny telling Lulu off today lol.