We think General Hospital out did themselves with their Halloween Spooktacular episodes this past Thursday and Friday! The writers must have had a field day and plenty of fun, concocting what each character/actor would wear for the Halloween party at GH. In addition, figuring out what evil baddies Dr. Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) and Faison (Anders Hove) would wear while stuck at Wyndemere supposedly watching Robin (Kimberly McCullough)! And of course, we knew somewhere in here the “Anna” or “Duke” prosthetic mask had to make its re-emergence on to the scene!
But the big story continues to be, and was, Robin escaping Wyndemere in costume and mask and heading to General Hospital in disguise. She first bumps into Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) and pretends she is Spanish, but is overwhelmed by hearing and seeing her dear friend. Epiphany decides to introduce Robin to Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), because she too speaks Spanish! Once inside the party, Robin see Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) and that Emma’s new suitors, Spencer and Cameron spill juice all over Emma’s costume as Dyna Girl. Ever the mother, Robin decides to grab some water to help get the stain out off Emma’s costume! After she does that, Emma hugs her in an emotional moment. Next, Emma introduces Sabrina to Robin, and says Sabrina is her new mommy! That is too much for Robin to handle, and she runs off. Patrick (Jason Thompson) decides to go after her. Will he finally see Robin? That was the Friday cliffhanger!
Meanwhile, as we suspected, Obrecht donned her “Anna” mask when Duke (Ian Buchanan) stumbled upon her when coming to Wyndemere to speak with Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) in search for clues as to what has happened to Anna. Faux “Anna” claims to be on Faison and Obrecht’s trail. Duke (Ian Buchanan) figures out that Faison and Obrecht could be hiding in the space in the wall and in the tunnel at Wyndemere, and falls into the trap! He is confronted by Beetlejuice Faison with gun!
There were so many great costumes as part of the Halloween storylines: Carly (Laura Wright) as the Alley Cat, Sabrina as Electra Woman, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) as Snow White, and let’s not forget about Heather Webber (Robin Mattson), Britt (Kelly Thiebaud), or Obrecht’s get-ups either! And the guys … well we loved Franco’s (Roger Howarth) Andy Warhol, Brad’s (Parry Shen) Cereal Killer, Patrick’s Indiana Jones, Faison’s Beetlejuice, Derek Wells (William deVry) as Zorro, and Nikolas’ (Tyler Christopher) gothic prince. There were also plenty of sub-plots and snappy dialog and repartee throughout the two days Halloween episodes.
So, did GH deliver one of the better Halloween-themed soap episodes in recent memory? What did you think of the moment when Robin hugged Emma? Do you think there is any chance Robin will see Patrick on Monday’s episode? What did you think of Carly and Franco? Are you rooting for these two to give into their passion for each other? Is Derek just a red-herring romance for Carly? Is Heather being motherly to Franco, or twisted? Will Nikolas soon figure out that his sister Lulu’s bio-baby is probably in the hands of Britt? Weigh-in!