Friday’s General Hospital will be remembered for its effective use of doors! In a spine-tingling final five minutes, as each door was opened, flung open, or kicked in, someone surprising or something major was happening behind it!
GH executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati, have now brilliantly set the stage for the final showdowns between arch-villains and our heroes, and the wedding of Patrick and Sabrina! Will good triumph over evil? Can Robin ever escape Wyndemere, and tell Patrick she is alive, and stop the upcoming nuptials?
In the last five minutes of Friday’s episode, Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) goes to the door as she is preparing to get ready for her wedding, opens it, and looks surprised. Is this going to be the return of Michael Saucedo as Juan Santiago? Tune-in next week! Meanwhile, Patrick (Jason Thompson) after taking another gander at the picture frame on the Drake mantle with Robin in it, gets a knock at the door. He opens it. Who is there? Tune-in next week!
Then came the real heart-stopping drama, and how wonderful it was to see again our three amigos or one amiga together again! Luke (Tony Geary), Robert (Tristan Rogers), and Anna (Finola Hughes), decided to split up and try to find Robin (Kimberly McCullough), Obrecht (Kathleen Gati), Faison (Anders Hove), and Duke (Ian Buchanan) at Wyndemere.
First, Liesl who has been held captive and tied up along with Duke Lavery underground, gets freed by Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) who has come to her rescue because of his caring for Dr. O’s daughter, Britt (Kelly Thiebaud). Nik also stumbles upon Duke! The Prince is able to untie Dr. O, but is then taken out by Faison and dragged off. Liesl sees Nik’s gun on the ground and instead of untying Duke, who thought they could put aside their hatred for each other and work together for freedom, decides to turn the tables on him! Dr. O is all set to shoot Duke! However, Anna who decided to take the “rabbit hole” comes upon Obrecht and Duke and tells the nutty doctor to drop the gun! What will happen? Is this the final showdown between Anna and Dr. O?
Luke, who has a long standing vendetta against Faison for brainwashing his son Lucky, and for harming all of his friends and loved ones, comes across Faison in the study at Wyndemere! The two draw their guns on each other! What will happen next? Elsewhere, Britt was sent to GH to go get the cure and bring it to Robin, so she can administer it to Jerry Jacks (Sebastian Roche) who is now back in Port Charles thanks to Robert and Anna. When we left off, Jerry was tied to a bed post, thanks to Luke! Will he manage to get free?
Faison had taken Robin away and locked her in a room in Wyndemere, after she spouted off to him and stood her ground and called him every name under the sun that he deserved! Well, Faison clearly did not take that well. Robert, casing the rooms in the giant palace, came upon a locked door. He kicks it in, and lo and behold in a hankie-filled moment Robert and Robin see each other! Fade to black.
There were additional emotional moments in the episode against all the high suspense. John J. York (Mac) proved once again what a valuable asset he is to the GH acting troupe in tender scenes with Patrick. Mac tells his former son-in-law that he will always be family to him for what he did and how he cared for Robin! Elsewhere, you got to give it to Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel) for caring about his bff Sabrina. In a tender moment, Sabrina recalls wanting to wear her mother’s wedding dress down the aisle and the luck she thought that would bring her in a year where she and Patrick overcame so many obstacles! Well, sorry to tell Sabrina, there is more drama ahead for her and Patrick, and right behind every door, apparently!
So, what did you think about the moment when Robert saw Robin? The set-up of all the main players in the Robin return’s story in danger and in showdowns? Did you think the final five minutes of Friday’s GH were pretty spectacular? Weigh-in!