It’s no secret that General Hospital possesses an amazing A-list female cast. You can usually find On-Air On-Soaps praising the performances of many of them each month for their emotional, powerful, or subtle work.
On Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, it was GH’s enduring MVP, Jane Elliot (Tracy) who struck a chord with the viewers with her touching and raw performance. In the episode, Tracy visits her deceased family members in the Quartermaine crypt. Tracy is reeling from learning the news she has lesions on her brain, and it may be cancer. Although Dr. Mayes is getting a unwelcome second opinion from Dr. Griffin Munro (Matt Cohen), who suspects something else is going on. Back at the crypt, Tracy has a heart-to-heart with Edward, Lila, Alan, and even AJ.
The scene makes you want to reach for the hankies when Tracy tells Lila she wishes she was here with her right now to help her through this and to hold her hand. Tracy also tells the Q’s, she is not ready to join them yet. Next, Dillon (Robert Palmer Watkins) finds his mother inside the crypt, while Tracy calls out “Alan”. A confused Tracy begins to talk and then has another major seizure in front of her son. Dillon rushes her to GH, where he learns that his mother may have cancer, but Griffin says something else may be going on. Emotions come over Dillon as he is devastated to learn about his mom.
When they prep Tracy to have the biopsy she was orginally scheduled to have, but she did not show up for, Tracy has a tender moment with Dillon. But Dillon tells his mother, he should let Ned (Wally Kurth) know what is happening to her.
And the crypt set got some additonal usage on the episode when Carly (Laura Wright) took Jason (Billy Miller) there to see his family. Once inside, Carly took a stroll down memory lane and explained the emotional make-up of the Q’s and most importantly how much Lila loved Jason, and how he was named after her maiden name, “Morgan”. She also tells him how Emily was always the peacemaker between Jason and the rest of the family. Jason sees his name is in the crypt wall as well, in which it says, “In Loving Memory”, and so he takes it down. Carly needs to leave to get back to the hotel for work, so Jason says he will walk her out, but that he wants to come back after to spend some quiet time with the Q’s.
All in all, this episode belonged to the performance of Jane Elliot, who once again showed strength, heartbreak, and humor, and reminds how she continues to make Tracy Quartermaine one of the classic soap characters of all-time.
So, what did you think of the Quartermaine crypt visits for Tracy and Jason? Were you touched by the performance of Jane Elliot on today’s GH? Ultimately, what do you think is truly happening medically to Tracy? Weigh-in and share your thoughts in the comment section below!