Wow, what a great story! The unraveling of this twisted and twisty tale for all of Robin’s loved ones to be clued in to the fact that she is indeed alive has continued to be must-see television!
And on Monday’s episode of General Hospital, it was Daytime Emmy winner Finola Hughes, who showed us once again, not only why she is a treasure in our genre, but just how great and tough the character of Anna Devane can be! In key scenes where Finola plays against herself as the prosthetic masked “Anna” (the in disguise evil Liesl Obrecht) and the real Anna, there is an epic soap opera cat-fight! At the end of round one, it was the real Anna who came out victorious and lo and behold she comes face to face with Faison (Anders Hove), who has wandered out of his maximum security holding room. Next, came the emotional showdown between Faison and Anna!
Anna demands answers from Faison and asks him, is Robin alive? Anna begs him to tell her the truth if he truly loves her like he claims! The obsessed Faison caves and admits Robin is alive. He even goes so far as to admit that his plan all along was to be the one to make it appear like he rescued Robin. He wanted to be the one to bring her back to her mother … thus Anna would love him for it! Finola Hughes was stunning in these scenes! Portraying angst, sadness, and trying to cope with the news that her beloved daughter is truly alive and out there somewhere, gave Hughes dramatic moments abound to play and she delivered!
But we knew that was to good to be true! Didn’t we? Wouldn’t you know, Dr. O (Kathleen Gati) comes to and knocks out Anna! And then launches into a tirade on Faison over his gushing and gullibility over the real Anna! And of course, Dr O takes the “Anna” mask with her! When Anna wakes up … Faison and Obrecht are gone!
Elsewhere, Patrick (Jason Thompson) gets a phone call from Robin (Kimberly McCullough), but the connection is so bad, he can’t make out everything she says and is so in shock he wants to find Anna and tell her! Only Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) intervenes and tells him, it could not have been Robin and not to tell Anna and give her hope that Robin is alive!
So, what did you think of the performance of Finola Hughes in her “dual role”? Did you love the showdown scenes with Anders Hove, Kathleen Gati and Finola? Will Sabrina ever live down the fact that she told Patrick that the phone call could not have been from Robin? Comment below!