By Marlena De Lacroix a.k.a. Connie Passalacqua Hayman
I just finished watching Tuesday’s General Hospital 50th anniversary episode (which was supposed to air yesterday on the actual April 1st anniversary but was delayed a day because of a pre-emption for a news event preemption earlier in March). All I can say is — wow! Was the episode surreal, or what?
I mean, quite literally surreal. To keep Monica from kicking Tracy out of the house over her sister-in-law stealing Lila’s Pickle-Lilia relish recipe which belonged to her son A.J., some former key characters appeared in the Quartermaine living room, back from the dead literally. Succeeding in persuading Monica not to do it were late husband Alan (Stuart Damon) and her late lover Rick (Chris Robinson). Both looked as old as Methuselah, but it was so nostalgic and heart-tugging to see them. Both were fast, fresh and slyly funny as always, even as these two rivals shook hands and made up.
The episode was filled with genuine surprises (how does Frank Valentini keep them so quiet, especially in this internet age?) The lovely Emily (Natalia Livingston) appeared as a ghost to back Alan up and, on a nice note, saying later she would visit her ex-husband, the now comatose Nicholas. Also coming as a total surprise was the reappearance of Ethan (Nathan Parsons), whom Luke and Laura found [Read more…]