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This page is dedicated to my one true vice - the daytime drama called General
Hospital. It is the only soap opera that I follow faithfully (meaning I tape it every
day and watch when I get home), and I never miss an episode. A lot of people don't
understand this, but I feel for the characters in almost the same way that I feel for
my friends. When Stone Cates was nearing death, I cried as though one of my own
friends was succumbing to AIDS. This speaks volumes about the writers, directors,
producers, and everyone else involved in the production of the show, because the
characters and storylines are (for the most part) the most realistic I've ever seen.
Other shows depict human interest stories such as AIDS, cancer, drugs, and alcoholism,
but the storylines often fade into the background, or are miraculously resolved.
General Hospital, on the other hand, usually takes these storylines to their natural
conclusions, unpleasant as they may be, and does not pretend that life is like a fairy
The GH story that most interested me was the Jax-Brenda-Sonny triangle. When
Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard, right) and Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil, center)
first got together several years ago, I became a devout SonnyandBrenda fan. Like other
such fans, I was sure that true love would conquer all, and they would live happily
ever after. But they weren't happy, due to Sonny's lies and inability to talk about
his life with the mob, and Brenda's need to know more and eventual betrayal of Sonny
(by wearing a wire, intending to give the information to the police). When billionaire
Jasper "Jax" Jacks (Ingo Rademacher, left) came along, I figured that he was just
another obstacle on the road to Sonny and Brenda's blissful life together.
But Jax did something that Sonny never could - he made Brenda truly happy - and in
doing so he won my heart and my approval. Of course, it didn't hurt that he was so
easy on the eyes (even my little sister has a massive crush on him). Anyway, I started
to root for Jax instead of Sonny, and I hoped that some day, he and Brenda would finally
be legally married. You see, they were married on his yacht in the Mediterranean, and
were about to renew their vows at a public ceremony in Port Charles, with friends and
family present, when Jax's presumed-dead first wife, Miranda, showed up (with a little
help from jealous Sonny). Since his marriage to Brenda wasn't legal, Jax divorced
Miranda and he and Brenda were planning to elope to New Orleans, when life reared its
ugly head. The wedding was postponed indefinitely, and Brenda and Sonny reunited and
planned to be married in September. However, Sonny disappeared moments before the
wedding, and Brenda's heart was once again broken. Jax and Brenda eventually got back
together, and I was looking forward to the lifetime of happiness they should have had
together. Unfortunately, Brenda's mentally ill mother arrived in town, and drove her
daughter and herself over a cliff. Both were presumed dead, and Vanessa Marcil began to
play the character of Gina on Beverly Hills, 90210. However, since that series has
ended, I still hold out hope that Brenda may someday reappear in Port Charles.
At the top of the page I mentioned Michael "Stone" Cates (Michael Sutton, above
left) - he was Sonny's surrogate little brother, who died of AIDS before he was twenty
years old. He was also Robin Scorpio's (Kimberly McCullough, above right with Steve
Burton as Jason Morgan Quartermaine) boyfriend. In the days leading up to Stone's
death, Robin admitted to him that his greatest fear had become a reality - he had
passed the HIV virus on to her. This particular storyline, and especially its tragic
conclusion, was absolutely heartbreaking, but it was also riveting, and it told a story
that is rarely seen on television, but happens far too often in the real world. Since
Stone's death, Robin has carried on with dignity and poise. Although Kimberly has left
GH for primetime acting roles, her character is currently studying at the prestigious
Sorbonne in Paris. The character of Robin Scorpio is the embodiment of courage, and is
a role model to her peers, both on-screen and off.
In Port Charles, New York, status quo means that every so often, there is a gang
war (or at least a tiff), or a new Quartermaine scandal is plastered on the front page
of the newspaper, or someone has a life-saving operation. Things had been running
according to the status quo until the Cassidine family returned in 1996. It turns
out that Laura Spencer (half of "Luke and Laura," the supercouple) gave birth to a son
while Stavros Cassidine held her captive 16 years ago. This son, Nikolas (Tyler
Christopher, above left with Alisyn and Kelli Griffith, who portray Laura's daughter,
Lesley-Lu) came to Port Charles with his uncle Stefan (Stavros' brother, played by
Stephen Nichols, above right), and things haven't been the same since.
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