I am officially loving Spixie!
For those of you not up on the lingo – it’s the pairing of Spinelli and Maxie on General Hospital.
The friendship between the always lovable, honest, trustworthy and loyal-to-a-fault Damien Spinelli and Maxie Jones – the formerly Bad Blonde One turned Maxinista – has totally redeemed Maxie’s character for me.
I so enjoy her now and really look forward to her scenes with Spinelli.
I really detested her after her fiascos with Logan (sleeping with him to hurt Lulu) and Lucky (feeding him pills, sleeping with him and breaking up his marriage with Elizabeth).
Not a real flattering picture when you look at her track record, eh?
But since she joined in grief with Spinelli over her sister Georgie’s death and formed a fast and wonderful friendship with someone so opposite from herself, Maxie (Kirsten Storms) really turned her life around for the better.
And she really has her friendship with Spinelli to thank for that.
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I just love, love, love Spinelli, who refers to himself in the third person as The Jackal.
He’s my kind of guy.
He’s so much more appealing than say…..Sonny – who women just swoon over and do anything for and forgive him over and over and over every time he cheats on them.
Let’s not even go there.
Getting back to Spinelli, he’s played by the wonderfully, talented Bradford Anderson, who does funny just as easily as he plays serious.
And Storms really shines in her scenes with him.
The two really work off each other beautifully.
And the reason for all of my ramblings are their most recent scenes together – after Maxie was forced to tell the jury – with Spinelli present – about her seducing Logan to get back at Lulu.
Now, he already knew this.
But having to relive one of her less-than-stellar moments in front of Spinelli, whom she respects so much……Maxie was so embarrassed and had such a low opinion of herself that she was going to sever ties with Spinelli for his own good.
Such a selfless act from such a mostly selfish girl.
Storms was so real. So moving.
For the first time in a really long time, I felt for Maxie.
“You’re much too good a person to waste yourself on me,” she said. “What is wrong with you? Why don’t you understand me? People who believe in me always wind up disappointed or hurt and addicted to pain pills or just plain angry and bitter and I need to leave before I do that to you.”
Spinelli answers, “Regardless of your opinion of your own unworthiness, the truth is you have been loyal and compassionate to The Jackal. His spirits have been uplifted by your angelic kindness. You have broadened my horizons and provided insight and advice…..If you think that watching you bravely facing your demons in a court of law could change my high esteem of you, then you don’t know me very well. I have never seen you more brave or more beautiful than you were today.”

Catch that hug at the end of their talk.
Awwwww. How cute is that?

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