Last week was another historic one for General Hospital as we said goodbye to a fan favorite but gained two veterans: Jackie Zeman and Tyler Christopher. As momentum builds towards the show’s 50th anniversary like a rollercoaster climbing to the top of the hill, fans are more invested in the show than ever!
This week, Julie Marie Berman, who has portrayed Lulu Spencer since 2005, made her exit. Initially reported that March 21 was her final air date, fans got a pleasant surprise on March 22 in the form of Maxie’s dream. Lulu confronted her about the baby Maxie is trying to pass off as Dante & Lulu’s. It was a clever way to give fans a little bit of closure with Julie in the role, knowing once Marcy Rylan (Y&R) takes over Maxie’s deception won’t matter.
The week began with Luke, Laura and Olivia at Dante and Lulu’s for a little get together to see the sonogram. The celebration was cut short when a package from Bobbie arrived, which immediately caused alarm when they heard it ticking. Thinking it was a bomb, Luke warned it couldn’t be from his sister. All laughed when they realized it was actually a teddy bear w/a clock! However, for some reason Olivia almost fainted, prompting Dante to take her to the hospital.
Meanwhile Laura rushed to the courthouse after a call from Scotty, who arranged for them to get married immediately thanks to Lucy’s scheming. Although Laura attempted to come up with excuses, ultimately she agreed.
Lulu had a heart to heart with Luke about Laura’s impending nuptials and she tried to convince her father that Laura still has feelings for him! Luke dismissed the notion and had no intentions of trying to stop the impromptu wedding…or so we thought! Scotty and Laura’s happy moment didn’t last for long when Luke arrived, much to Scotty’s dismay and an argument ensued, old rivalry flared!
Dressed and ready to leave for the courthouse, Lulu realized her father was gone, off to stop Laura’s wedding! Suddenly the teddy bear’s alarm sounded, Lulu dropped to the floor passed out! Dante arrived home to find another package at the door- the real one from Bobbie and his wife unconscious. As he attempted to revive her, he was knocked out from behind by an unseen foe! Upon regaining consciousness he found Lulu had disappeared, so the search began!
Friday’s episode was chock full of surprises involving other Port Charles residents. Our favorite nurse Epiphany nailed evil doctor Britt Westbourne to the wall after hiring Spinelli to dig up proof that she framed Sabrina! It was about time for her to get a smack-down Epiphany style! Idle threats wouldn’t change the head nurses’ mind who is planning to expose Britch’s coniving, scheme to Monica with the evidence in hand!
Fans took to twitter as the scenes unfolded and Epiphany trended worldwide!
Janetta@Saginawjanetta I’m late to the party because I just watched it, but @TheRealSonyaEd was amazing today! Go #Epiphany go!!”
Todd Robbins@toddrobbinss @carlivatiron @frankvalentini “I LOVE the fact that no one f*** with Epiphany!! She’s my Gurl!! She will deck a bitch!! #GH50 #LOVEMYGH”
Toni Cecilia M@ToMoCo1010 “@TheRealSonyaEd and @kellythiebaud AWWWEEESOMMEEE SCENES!! SUCH TALENTED WOMEN @GeneralHospital #GH #GH50 LOVE U gals Thx 4 ur hard work XO”
The biggest shocker was when we learned that Dr. Olbrecht, Faison’s minion at the Switzerland clinic, is actually Britt’s mother!!! My guess is Faison is her father, and obviously the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Fans had been speculating for months that she had to be connected to Faison somehow, given how quickly she latched on the Patrick Drake.