It was a “Frank and Ron Special” on Monday’s episode of General Hospital! And for those fans of both One Life to Live and General Hospital, who have followed the plotting and execution of major payoff points in storylines under these two creative gentlemen, you know what we are talking about!
While many GH viewers sat with angst for the first 55 minutes of yesterday’s important episode, questioning why on earth would Robin (Kimberly McCullough) literally sit by and watch her husband marry another woman, and not stop the wedding earlier in the episode … well, then it would not have been a “Frank and Ron Special”, now would it!
And looking back at it, with having Robin standing at the doorway to the church watching the whole ceremony go down, the viewers experienced her heartbreak every single moment, and even moments of joy, when she Robin saw Mac (John J. York) for the first time from afar, reading a verse in honor of Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) and Patrick’s (Jason Thompson) pending union.
There were some truly unforgettable performances and moments in Monday’s episode! And tops among them, when little Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) sees her mother, Robin before anyone else knew she was hovering in the church. Emma breaks free of being held back by Sabrina and Patrick’s joined hands at the altar, and it played to the audience in slow-motion for maximum effect! Next, Emma runs into the loving arms of her mother. The brilliance of this: Valentini and Carlivati took two generation of Scorpio women and mirrored the past and the present… little Robin running into the arms of Anna decades ago, and now Emma running into Robin’s loving arms. Kimberly McCullough and Brooklyn Rae Silzer were truly breathtaking in that scene, and for many across America tuning-in, it was certainly a five-hankie moment and most would agree, well worth the wait!
Other notable moments came from Jason Thompson as Patrick, who played the beat of doubt and conflict before saying the words, “I do” to a loving Sabrina. In addition, Sonya Eddy, who as Epiphany performed the song that brought Patrick and Sabrina together with Emma as a new “family unit of the future “during the Nurses Ball, “You’re Not Alone”, provided another emotional wallop as Sabrina and Patrick lit candles signifying their union. Eddy knocked this song out of the ballpark!
But the performances and drama was not all going down in the church! For it was Finola Hughes as Anna Devane rationalizing to Robert (Tristan Rogers) why they need to kill a captured Faison (Anders Hove) at Wyndemere once and for all that was truly spectacular. The anger, hurt, frustration, and years of torture on her and her family by this evil madman, just became too unbearable for her! She enlists Robert to please join with her to get rid of Faison on this earth! The question is, did the duo really kill him or not? Whatever they did, the viewers did not see it on camera!
And Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) also delivered some emotional moments as a conflicted Britt almost came forward and told Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) the truth, that her baby’s father is not Brad, but changed her mind. She is once again harboring a huge secret which will eventually wreak havoc on her new relationship. Britt, in tears, is also struck by Nikolas’ kindness and affection towards her when she knows she doesn’t deserve it. Later, when she tries to lay down next to Nikolas, she is awaken suddenly. Did she feel Faison (her father) had just been killed in the most eerie way?
So, we ask you, what did you think of yesterday’s episode? Did the scene where Emma finally sees Robin again live up to your expectations and more? Did Kimberly McCullough and Brooklyn Rae Silzer pull at your heartstrings? Were you throwing things at the TV wanting Robin to walk in earlier and bust up the wedding? Were you moved by Sonya Eddy, Robin seeing Mac for the first time, and Finola Hughes’ performance in yesterday’s episode? Weigh-in as this huge story continues today!