On Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Daytime Emmy winner Maura West (Ava) once again reminded us all while she is at the top of her game at all times in this genre.
After the wake in her honor, Ava reveals herself to her mother Delia (Ilene Kristen) that she is alive, but then Silas (Michael Easton) and Delia have to convince her that she has to go back into hiding and leave her daughter Avery behind. This is too much to bear for Ava, who has spent virtually no time with her baby since she was born and taken from her by Nina Clay (Michelle Stafford) and Madeline Reeves (Donna Mills). Every time she gets close to some mom time with her little girl, something comes between them.
Meanwhile back in Port Charles, Michael (Chad Duell) was awarded custody of Avery and went to Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) to get her, but Sonny called Morgan (Bryan Craig) who was at the wake and informed him to take the baby to his island, because Michael was granted custody!
After Ava returns to her secret hospital room in New York with Silas, she breaks down from being separated from her daughters, and when it comes to baby Avery, Ava just falls apart and laments to Silas: “I have been without my baby since the day she was born. I have spent only a handful of hours with her during her entire life. I need to be with her. I didn’t just risk everything on a whim. I feel this ache of her absence in my soul. And I can’t keep this up, and if I don’t get the baby back I am going to break.” It was another powerful performance by Maura West, but the drama did not end there!
As the scene picks back up, Ava says to Silas, “I am Ava Jerome. I come out ahead. You said it in your eulogy, I beat the odds. There is something I can do to save myself. Why can’t I think of a way out?” To which Silas lower the boom by relating to Ava there is nothing she can do, because she is dying! Ava is shocked, and GH fades to black until Monday’s episode!
Watch the moment where Ava learns she is dying below! Then weigh-in: What did you think of Maura’s performance? Were you surprised to learn that Ava is dying? Who do you think at this point in time should custody of baby Avery? Share your thoughts below!