I never thought I would say this…
But I’m really liking Maxie and Spinelli as a pair.
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As in a romantic pair.
I really never thought it would work for me.
Mainly for two reasons.
a. because Maxie has been sleazy and slutty and has done some pretty despicable things.
and b. because I absolutely LOVED and anticipated the pairing of Spinelli with Georgie, Maxie’s sister.
Of course they never really got the chance to be together because “Wise Georgie” was killed off the show before that happened.
Don’t get me started on that subject…..grrrrr.
Because all of the above reasons – coupled with the fact that I absolutely adore Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) and think he deserves the most loyal, wonderful love interest in the whole world – I held out little hope for my acceptance of Spixie.
However, when Maxie (Kirsten Storms) began working for Fashionista Kate Howard (Megan Ward) a metamorphosis slowly occurred.
Maxie turned from a scheming, slutty vamp into a confident, reliable, serious, hard-working young woman.
She has done a 180 right down to her clothes, which are now very classy as opposed to very slutty.
In Spinelli speak, Maxie went from being “The Bad Blonde One” to “Maxinista.”
It’s taken this long for me to actually think that I can accept this pairing – and now I love them together.
Who woulda thought?
And I know where the turning point came for me.
It was during these scenes.

Don’t you agree?
Aren’t they cute?

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!
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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.