It was an episode of broken hearts galore on Thursday’s General Hospital.
But while all the adults in the “A” storyline where acting their hearts out, so too was little Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma Drake). We suspect the audience probably needed to wipe away some serious tears during the hour long broadcast.
In a tour de force performance of her own, Brooklyn’s Emma was devastated to learn that her father Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) were not going to be married after all … in fact, they were splitting up. As a young girl who has had her home life torn apart by outside forces within Robin and Patrick’s marriage, and her now MIA mom, and then compounding that with counting on a life with Sam and Danny, and Patrick, Emma is rocked to her core to find out that Sam is not going to be at the Drake home anymore. Getting more upset, Emma screams for her mommy! Patrick allows her to place a call to Robin. As we find out, Robin (Kimberly McCullough) is being held captive now by the returning Jerry Jacks (Sebastian Roche) and has 48 hours to finish her research, or she will be killed. Robin can barely comfort her daughter, because she cannot admit where she is, as Emma want her to go come and is still beside herself. An emotionally drained Patrick tells Emma they will go to Paris to visit Robin. How heartbreaking and touching was it to see the father/daugher scenes played to perfection by Thompson and Silzer?!
Patrick and Sam meanwhile said as an adult a goodbye as you can between two people. Sam finally came to her senses that Patrick was right. She can’t love him totally and completely like he deserves, now that Jason is alive, and that Jason (Billy Miller) is indeed the love of her life. Again, Kelly Monaco and Jason Thompson delivered emotionally compelling scenes.
And then there was Jason and Liz (Rebecca Herbst)! Jason has learned of Liz’s duplicity! She has now admitted it all, including Nikolas’ (Tyler Christopher) part in it. She informs Jason she knew since the Nurses Ball and no matter how she spins it, and even admitting she didn’t want to lose him which is why she lied, Jason is fit to be tied!
Jason realizes that Elizabeth kept him from his son Danny, his wife, his family. No matter how she tries to rationalize what she did, Jason ends up walking out on Elizabeth and tells her she broke his heart! The episode also features compelling performances by both Billy Miller and Rebecca Herbst in scenes that fans have waited for over many months!
So, what did you think of the performance of Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma)? What did you think of Jason leaving Liz, and Patrick and Sam going splittsville? What about Robin being held yet again in a lab? Did you enjoy the work of Monaco, Thompson, Miller and Hebst? Share your thoughts on this pivotal episode of GH in the comment section below!