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A lot of people may not know this about me but I am a diehard General Hospital fan. I've been watching it since November 2006, when Luke and Laura got married again. It was the 25th anniversary of their epic wedding and I was here for the nostaglia.
After that, I became obsessed.
My mom watched it when I was little and I remember Sonny & Jason the most from my childhood, so catching up wasn't that hard. I did my research, watched Youtube videos and read Wikipedia. Before I knew it, I had more General Hospital knowledge than my mom and aunt combined.
I figured I'd take that love and put it on here, in the form of weekly recaps. And what a week to start, as we say goodbye to Nathan.
We didn't see anything related to Nathan or Maxie all week long, until Friday's episode which was heartbreaking.
There was a lot of Nelle drama this week which I didn't care for; she almost hit Carly when they got into a heated argument; she keeps telling Ava that Carly doesn't know what's coming to her, and then she drops a bombshell that she wants to name the baby Morgan.
Just GTFO, Nelle. No one likes you or wants you around!
Sonny heads back to Brooklyn to help his dad, Mike (who was recast for this storyline and I'm upset about it). Mike says he isn't gambling but then Sonny finds 10K in his cigar box. It's decided that Mike is coming back to Port Charles with Sonny, and leaving behind his girlfriend Rita, who is also a recovering gambler.
Jason finally moves into his new apartment, which was furnished by Carly (of course) and Danny is coming to stay the night. Jason doesn't say much, because he never does, but it was so nice to see him with his son, and Danny was so warm toward him. I choked up when Danny called him Dad and it caught Jason off guard.
We see some more interaction with Kim & Julian which I really like; she finally founds out his an old mobster and that Alexis is his ex wife, but
The big kicker comes when Anna confronts Valentin at Wynderme and he tells her that he knows all about the child she had with Faison. He tells her the story of how he found out, because it happened while they were together at that school abroad. He confesses that he thought it could've been Alex who had the baby but in that moment, knew it was Anna.
Apparently Anna had never even held or looked at the child, so when Valentin reveals it's a girl, she's shook because I'm sure that she, like us, thought it was Henrik.
Henrik, is of course, Peter or so we think and I'm pretty sure Valentin lied to Anna because he immediately talks to Peter after Anna leaves.
It's all very weird and has me more curious than anything. I need to know what's going on here.
There's more lovey dovey moments between Sam & Drew and I could care LESS. I like Drew, but Sam trying to convince herself she isn't meant to be with Jason is idiotic.
Aside from that, there's more talk about the flash drive that probably holds all of Drew's memories and no one can find it anywhere. Jason goes to talk to Peter about Faison and the shooting, and you could tell Jason knows something is suspect.
There is no better actor on General Hospital than Steve Burton's baby blues.
Now we get to Nathan...
Nathan's funeral was one of the saddest I've witnessed in a while. I don't remember the last time someone died on General Hospital & I was this upset. Maybe Sabrina? That was sad AF.
Hearing Jordan talk about him over the speaker, and then seeing Maxie sitting on the floor made me choke up so much. Then Spinelli had to walk in and I almost lost it. However, nothing made me more emotional than seeing Georgie sit on the floor next to her sister. My God, the writers know how to pull at our heart strings.
I liked Nathan a lot and he didn't have to die but maybe the writers can give us what we really want... a Spixie reunion, for good!
We get to the funeral and dear Lord, why are they doing this to us? Nina's performance was by far the best; the eulogy she gave about the change in his pocket, and then putting the change in the casket...that is some REAL SHIT.
All the actors did an amazing job and I swear, the acting that is done on soap operas rivals anyone who has ever won an Oscar.
Maybe this funeral is more sad because it's a police officer so there is a lot of hoopla around it, which makes it feel more real.
It's very noticeable that Lulu is avoiding Maxie at the funeral, and I wonder if Maxie really blames her for Nathan's death.
As the funeral procession ends, we see Franco go up to offer his condolences to Nina and it's sad because those two nut-cases really deserved each other.
At the end, Maxie is alone at the casket, covered in white roses to say her final goodbyes. She places the bloody sonogram photo on his casket and just bows her head, and Kristen Storms is one of the best actresses ever.
She tells Georgie to take care of Nathan, and we see him place his white glove on her shoulder and he's standing behind her. Then suddenly he's gone, but he's with Georgie, walking away and now I'm full blown crying.
Lulu finally goes up to Maxie to say she's sorry, and Maxie 100% blames her for Nathan's death. This is going to be interesting, especially because Maxie lied about little Georgie being Lulu and Dante's child ... a little pot calling the kettle black, right?
This was a dam good episode, bravo!