How ridiculous can General Hospital get??
Now Sonny is not only teaming up with arch enemy Anthony Zacchara, but Anthony is going to insist on him marrying Claudia to seal the deal?
A. I can’t stand the mob wars to begin with and
B. The mob keeps dominating storylines and mob characters just keep being added.
Let’s see….
There’s Sonny and Jason, all the Zaccharas and now Karpov, the Russian mobster.
Where does it end?
Sonny and Anthony

I just can’t believe that writers are pitting Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason (Steve Burton) against each other and aligning Sonny with his mortal enemy, Zacchara.
It’s just stupid.
That would never happen.
But, even more than that, it’s boring and not at all the reason why I watch soaps.
I hate the whole mob thing.
The only thing mob-related that has been entertaining is the entrance of Vincent Pastore as Maxiumus Giambetti, father of Max and Milo.
Pastore has provided some laugh-out-loud scenes through Maximus’ interactions with characters Diane (Carolyn Hennesy), Carly (Laura Wright) and Claudia (Sarah Brown).
Other than that bright spot, it’s thumbs down for the mob storylines.
Then there’s that whole counterfeit drug storyline….How long has that s/l been dragging on?
Now with Jerry Jax (Sebastian Roche) framing Sam (Kelly Monaco) for the counterfeit drugs, I guess it’s going to drag on even longer.
Really not looking forward to seeing where that’s going.
All I can say is thank goodness that Tracy and Luke are back!

For so long, I have waited for lovable mob bodyguard Max Giambetti (Derk Cheetwood) to get more airtime on General Hospital.
Max is honest, loyal and a real gentleman. My kind of guy!
Cheetwood really brings out the human, endearing side of Max.
And with the romantic pairing of super lawyer Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy), we’re finally seeing more of Max.
Max and Diane
The scenes with Cheetwood and Hennesy are one of the few bright spots of the show right now.
Those two are so much fun to watch.
Just yesterday, Max defended Diane’s honor to Russian mobster Andre Karpov.
So Cute!
I also like watching Max’s brother and fellow mob bodyguard, Milo Giambetti, played by Derk’s real-life brother, Drew Cheetwood.
Unfortunately, Milo has gotten even less airtime than his brother.
But things are looking up for fans of the Giambetti/Cheetwood brothers. is reporting that Vincent Pastore of Sopranos fame has been hired to play Maximus Giambetti, father to Max and Milo.
Maximus, a big-time mob boss, has gotten the impression from Max that he is the crime boss of Port Charles – not just a bodyguard.
I got this happy tidbit of news from the Derk Cheetwood Message Board, which also provided the Max and Diane photo.
If you haven’t visited the board, it’s a must.
It’s a happy place to post.
Another fun message board is the Carolyn Hennesy Message Board.
Lots of fun happenings there – and everyone is so nice!
Check out both boards.
And tell them Soapbox sent you!