Friday’s episode of General Hospital featured the first leg of the JaSam wedding. And in addition, the nuptials were trending on Twitter.
As the guests arrive to Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) for the big day, the mother-of-the-bride Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn), could not stop herself from picking up a glass or two of champagne early in the festivities. Clearly a major drinking problem is about to be served up for the character. Michael (Chad Duell) arrives with Jake (Hudson West) as did Alexis with Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth), Molly (Haley Pullos) and Danny in tow. As everyone is chatting about how a summer casual dress wedding was the order of the day, apparently Jason (Billy Miller) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) didn’t get the memo! They are dressed to the nines – Jason in a tux, and Sam in an evening gown. When the two are out of step compared to the dress of the entire wedding party, Kristina admits she went shopping for Sam earlier and has just the right thing for her to wear. While Sam and Jason are getting redone for the wedding, Sonny brings up to Alexis her rift with Kristina, and that the jury selection is starting today for Julian’s (William deVry) trial. Alexis tells Sonny she hasn’t given the trial a second thought and grabs a second glass of champagne from the bar.
After the wedding photographer takes group photos, Sam frets that somehow they forgot the most important part as there is no one to officiate the wedding! But Jason has a big surprise for Sam. Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) then leaps down the staircase into her arms with a big hug, announcing that he, in fact, took an online course some 24 hours ago so he can marry them! He assures Sam it’s legal, and he even showed his certificate of completion via his Iphone. Sam is so excited to have her wedding presided over by their best friend. Later, when it’s time for the wedding to begin, everyone is in their places as Sam is about to walk down the aisle (or living room!) to the deck at the Corinthos home to marry her man.
And in another intriguing development on the episode, it was great to see powerhouse actresses Maura West (Ava) and Michelle Stafford (Nina) share scenes together, and for the writers to bring back into the conversation the horrendous act of revenge perpertrated by Nina on an unsuspecting Ava. That of drugging her to induce labor and then kidnapping her newborn baby Avery. It all comes about when Curtis (Donnell Turner) finds a possible baby for Nina, and sets up a meeting between a young pregnant girl named Bridget. The young girl tells Nina she wants a good home for her baby. Nina says she is rich and is the editor-in-chief of Crimson so the baby will be more than well taken care of. Bad news for Nina though, Ava happens upon the scene just as Nina is about to touch the girl’s tummy when her baby is kicking. Ava screams: “Get your hands off that girl!” She then tells recounts to Bridget how Nina kidnapped her, and then her baby. Bridgett leaves! Ava reminds Nina that actions have consequences. Nina tells Ava when she’s going to pay, and one day everything she has done including; murdering Connie Falconeri and ruining her marriage will come back to bite her. Nathan (Ryan Paevey) comes upon the confrontation and Ava shares how Nina was going to buy someone’s baby! Nina is rattled.
So, what do you think of the JaSam wedding so far? Spinelli officiating? Alexis’ drinking? Will it be happily after ever for the duo? Does Sam saying she does not have morning sickness on the day of her wedding mean anything? Do you hope GH puts Ava and Nina in more scenes together? How will Nina get a baby? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!