General Hospital Two Scoops | 2012
General Hospital opinion columns from 2012
Love a storyline? Want to throw the remote at the screen during others? Our Two Scoops columnists feel the same way. Each week, they provide their own commentary on the action in the Two Scoops column.
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January 2, 2012
It wasn't the happiest of years in Port Charles. 2011 saw little to celebrate, but there were some highlights. It's the second installment of our two-part look at the Best and the Worst of GH in 2011 from Tamilu.
January 9, 2012
Blockbuster storylines are always a great way to introduce a new character. But, as this week's Two Scoops, um, reveals, there's nothing wrong with a steamy shower scene for the latest male heartthrob. It's time to get lathered up with this week's commentary.
January 16, 2012
As ABC's only remaining soap, General Hospital is in a precarious state: will bringing on One Life to Live characters help boost the ratings or will it cause fans to revolt? And why is Robin so quick to hand off her husband? Get ready to dish in this week's Two Scoops.
January 23, 2012
What does one get a mobster's wife for a baby shower gift? And the controversy surrounding the influx of One Life to Live characters rages on. Is it a good idea or a bad one? Find out what Jennifer thinks in this week's Two Scoops commentary.
January 30, 2012
Age ain't nothing but a number -- unless you're talking about a nine-year-old girl giving birth. Is GH trying to play fast and loose with storyline details, or did someone at the writers' table make a terrible decision? It's time to discuss that storyline and more (along with reader feedback) in this week's Two Scoops.
February 6, 2012
It's not Alexis' new client, Sonny Corinthos, giving her hot flashes. It seems she's facing menopause. Find out why using humor can make a sensitive situation easier. Plus, lots of fan feedback on Sonny, the OLTL infusion, and more... this week in Two Scoops.
February 13, 2012
The truth is out about Cassandra, but what's her real story? Plus, questions about why Lulu needs money and whether or not the return of veterans mean anything about GH's future. And is there more to Delores than meets the eye? It's time to discuss in this week's Two Scoops.
February 20, 2012
They key to good soap opera recipe is offering a just enough of a taste of all the key ingredients to keep viewers hungry. Last week, General Hospital had humor, a big confrontation, some romance, and a mystery. Yeah, there was also some material for a post-meal snooze, but this week's Two Scoops looks to see if the recipe can be recreated eack week.
February 27, 2012
General Hospital bid farewell to an actress that viewers watched grow up on-screen. Is Robin really gone forever, and what's ahead for her loved ones? Plus, another Cassadine surfaces, and why Carly's dance card isn't as full as she might think.
March 5, 2012
It's been a tough week for GH fans, mourning the loss of Robin Scorpio. Not even insipid Cassandra taking a bullet could lift viewers spirits. However, the return of Robert Scorpio and his gang could be a way out of the darkness. Get ready to move towards the light in this week's Two Scoops.
March 12, 2012
There are many faces in Port Charles. Some are long-time favorites. Some are new neighbors from the town of Llanview. Some are one person with two different personalities. It's getting to know these characters that makes soap-watching so much fun -- and so frustrating. It's time to face the music in this latest Two Scoops.
March 19, 2012
How far would you go in the name of love? As the people of Port Charles gather to bid a final farewell to someone dear, a marriage is tested, a friendship is jeopardized, and a loved one is pushed to the brink. Is forgiveness possible, or will lives be irrevocably changed, because of secrets? Find out in this week's Two Scoops.
March 26, 2012
Do they make prison jumpsuits in couture? Maxie Jones confessed to murder this week. The mystery of who killed Lisa Niles just got another twist. See if you can follow the pretzel logic in this week's Two Scoops.
April 2, 2012
Apparently, Robin Scorpio inherited the Scorpio survivor gene. She didn't die in the lab explosion. But, someone faked Robin's death and is holding her captive. Were you surprised by the developments? Plus, Two Scoops' Jennifer Biller has some theories.
April 9, 2012
Some people do not practice what they preach. As Carly fell into bed with a mobster, Olivia asked another mobster to take care of a little problem for her. Meanwhile, Sam struggled with the revelation that Jason had an evil twin who might have fathered her child. It's time to dish about what's been going on in Port Charles in this week's Two Scoops.
April 16, 2012
Fans got a shocking surprise this week when General Hospital was renewed for another year. After ABC's other two soaps, All My Children and One Life to Live, were cancelled last year and replaced with talk shows, fans were convinced that General Hospital would be the next to go. But behind-the-scenes changes, a return of veterans, and an influx of new characters seem to be steering the soap in a new direction.
April 23, 2012
Jason reeled from the news that Franco was his twin, and the results of Sam's second paternity test. Meanwhile, Lulu courted danger, as she dug into the possibility that Ronnie was responsible for the attacks on the dancers. It's time to dive into this week's Two Scoops to find out what else has been happening around Port Charles.
April 30, 2012
Beloved Johnny Zacchara is morphing into a bad guy. His dastardly deeds this week include cheating on his girlfriend with a mentally ill woman, blackmail, and apparently running an organ trafficking business. Does this foreshadow his murder -- find out in this week's Two Scoops.
May 7, 2012
With everyone brandishing a gun, Port Charles resembled the Wild West more than a sleepy seaside town. Starr was determined to make Sonny pay for her family's death, Ronnie took hostages, and Heather brewed up a deadly batch of tea. Let's dive into this week's Two Scoops for all the juicy details.
May 14, 2012
Now that Kate's illness is public knowledge, she is finally getting treatment. Is it possible for her character to be redeemed, after sleeping with Johnny, clocking her shrink, and causing the death of a child? Blaming Connie may get her off the hook with the cops, but viewers may be a tougher sell.
May 21, 2012
Two people confessed to shooting out Anthony's tires, but who is telling the truth? Meanwhile, Jason and Sam continued to drift further apart, Patrick returned to work in time to save Ewen's life, and Matt learned that he was responsible for Lisa Niles's death. It's time to catch up on what's been happening in Port Charles, so let's dig into this week's Two Scoops.
May 28, 2012
Anthony Zacchara took his final breath this week, but not his final steps. His dead body disappeared, after it had been carted all over town this week. Johnny, Luke, Tracy, and possibly Heather were starring in their own version of Weekend at Bernie's, as they tried to hide the body from the cops. Two Scoops' Jennifer Biller tries to predict who will be arrested for the murder and why tortured Johnny finally snapped and murdered his grandpa.
June 4, 2012
Two babies were born, but one might not survive. Will there be a baby-switch? Jason made a move against John, but at what cost? Kristina returned home, Maxie and Matt announced that they were married, and Mac started a new chapter of his life. It's time to find out what happened this week in Port Charles, so let's dig in to this week's edition of Two Scoops.
June 11, 2012
Two pregnant women, a violent storm, and two villains with questionable morals. Yes, it ended with a baby switch and Sam McCall once again in mourning. Who will fix this mistake? And will viewers be willing to endure the drama of a baby switcheroo? Find out in this week's Two Scoops.
June 18, 2012
Kate's fear of being pregnant with Johnny's baby unearthed some long-held secrets, including the revelation that she had given birth to her rapist's child, and then abandoned the newborn infant in a boarding house. Sam washed her hands of Jason, so Jason turned to Liz for support. Lulu decided to team up with Johnny on a business venture, while Luke found himself caught between Tracy and Anna. It's time to catch up on the latest happenings in Port Charles, so let's dig in to this week's Two Scoops.
June 25, 2012
Luke Spencer has always had a way with women. But since Luke has kicked the booze, the ladies are lining up, like never before, to get involved with this life-long con man. Anna, Tracy, and Heather are all smitten. But whichever savvy woman wins his heart may end up regretting it. Plus, the last two weeks, General Hospital has been must-see-TV. Change has been good for this battered soap.
July 2, 2012
Kate takes responsibility for her crimes, prompting Starr to request mercy from the court. Todd wrestles with his conscience, so he hires Sam to help give her a fresh start. Sam accuses Liz of going after Jason, Johnny is haunted by Hope, and Maxie worries that Patrick is seeking solace from prescription pills. It's time to dig in to this week's edition of Two Scoops to find out what's been happening in Port Charles.
July 9, 2012
Sonny got his hands on Joe Scully, Jr., Alexis found T.J. in a state of undress in Molly's bedroom, and Maxie realized that her fears about Patrick were well-founded. Meanwhile, two couples locked lips for the first time. Let the fireworks begin as we dig in to this week's Two Scoops.
July 16, 2012
Todd gives Luke a scare when he visits Luke at the cabin on Friday the 13th. Jason and Sam confront each other about kissing other people, and Steve offers some sage advice to his sister, but continues to be blind to Heather's true nature. It's time to catch up and dish about what's been going on in Port Charles with this week's edition of Two Scoops.
July 23, 2012
Patrick Drake is popping pills and getting high to get through his grief. He's also seeing dead people. Losing one's wife and watching one's brother go to jail for killing one's mistress is enough to send anyone reaching for a handful of drugs. Who will help Patrick battle his demons? It seems Lulu is leading the crusade to get Patrick clean, but Maxie, Mac, Liz, and Epiphany are all Team Patrick -- and so is Two Scoops' Jennifer Biller. Grab some pompoms and get ready for this week's column.
July 30, 2012
Heather revealed that Robin was at Ferncliff, as Ewen ordered Robin's nurse to administer an elctroshock treatment to keep Robin from attempting another escape. Patrick decided to seek treatment for his substance abuse, Todd learned that Johnny was responsible for Hope and Cole's deaths, and Johnny threatened to tell Sam about the baby switch. It was a week of shocking twists and turns, so it's time to dig in to this week's Two Scoops.
August 6, 2012
If executing surprising plot twists and engaging storytelling were Olympic sports, then GH would be overrun with gold medals this week. Jerry Jacks was revealed to be the mastermind behind Robin's 'death' hoax. Ewen Keenan is also involved. Robin received electroshock therapy. Johnny blackmailed Todd about the baby switch. Mac traded in his suit and tie for a martini shaker. Alexis had a date. And Todd busted John's relationship with Natalie. Winner. Winner. Winner. Cue the national anthem.
August 13, 2012
Sam and Jason made a decision about their marriage, while Jerry lured Alexis to Wyndemere. Elsewhere, Ewen took steps to kidnap Josslyn, Joe pressured Trey to marry Kristina, John decided to teach Todd a lesson, and Olivia had some unsettling visions. It's time to catch up with what's being going on in Port Charles this week.
August 20, 2012
Alexis and Josslyn were hospitalized with deadly fevers, after being injected with an unknown chemical. It seems Jerry Jacks is about to unleash a deadly chemical on all of Port Charles. Apparently, he injected Alexis and Josslyn, with some kind of vaccine or antidote. What is Jerry toting around in those vials? What did the good folks of Port Charles do to make Jerry this vindictive? Is he working for another big-bad villain? Get the Scoop now.
August 27, 2012
No one is safe after Jerry Jacks unleashed a deadly pathogen in the water supply. Meanwhile, Jax returned with a mission, Tracy and Joe hit the sheets, Olivia saw Ewen for who he really is, and Trey and Kristina eloped. It's time to catch up with the latest goings on in Port Charles with this week's edition of the good-for-what-ails-you Two Scoops.
September 3, 2012
Duke Lavery is involved with Robin's kidnapping. Jerry Jax poisoned the entire town. Ewen Keenan was revealed as a killer. Jasper Jax is back, and it somehow all seems connected to a hand of famous cards, 'the dead man's hand,' that Wild Bill Hickok was allegedly holding when gunned down. Two Scoops' Jennifer Biller tries to make sense of this wild mystery.
September 10, 2012
Sam talked to Jason about her regrets and how she envisioned their future if things had been different. Todd enlisted the help of several wealthy citizens to pay Jerry's ransom demand, Jerry kidnapped Alexis, Molly and T.J. made a responsible decision, and Heather escaped from Ferncliff. It's time to catch up on the latest happenings in Port Charles with this week's Two Scoops.
September 17, 2012
Blackmailers, murderers, and mobsters put aside their differences this week to join the cops and play hero. This group of misfits and cops helped save the town from poison water and take down evil doer Jerry Jacks. Port Charles now has its own team of super heroes. All they need now is costumes, which may or may not be provided in this week's Two Scoops.
September 24, 2012
We pay tribute to the incomparable John Ingle, who has passed away at the age of 84 on September 16, 2012. Meanwhile, as one actor is poised to exit, another returns to usher in a new era of the Quartermaines. It's time to find out what's going on in our favorite little seaside town of Port Charles in this week's edition of Two Scoops.
October 1, 2012
Forget the drama. The Port Charles residents got their fun on this week to party with Sonny and Kate at their bachelor/bachelorette parties. It was bodyguard 'Magic Milo' that stole the show, though, and really got the party started. Grab your dollar bills and get ready for this week's tantalizing Two Scoops.
October 8, 2012
Elizabeth confessed to Jason the lengths that she went to, in order to keep Jason and Sam from reuniting. Elsewhere, shocking twists and turns made Kate and Sonny's wedding an event to remember, while Trey managed to get to Kristina in the nick of time, before Joe could carry out his deadly plans. It's time to find catch up on the latest goings on in Port Charles with this week's edition of Two Scoops.
October 15, 2012
Duke Lavery returned to Port Charles and revealed himself to Anna. But he got more than he expected when her lover, Luke Spencer, showed up, too. Luke and Duke faced off over Anna, but the mystery of Duke Lavery is just beginning. Who will win the battle for Anna's heart? Get ready to Duke it out in this week's Two Scoops.
October 22, 2012
A traitor was exposed and three people were shot down, including Jason Morgan who had happily welcomed Sam and Danny home just hours before. Meanwhile, Luke was determined to prove that Duke is an impostor, Lulu learned that she couldn't have a baby, Todd landed in some legal trouble, and Diane resurfaced. It's time to catch up with the latest happenings in Port Charles with this week's edition of Two Scoops.
October 29, 2012
A.J. Quartermaine returned, just as Jason was killed. Some may say it's revolving Quartermaines, but the storyline possibilities are endless. Michael may finally get to know his father, and the Quartermaine house may finally get a resident for one of those numerous bedrooms. Hopefully, A.J. brought a bullet-proof vest with him. Sonny and Carly are not going to take this resurrection well. Get ready for a one-way ticket to Port Charles in this week's Two Scoops.
November 5, 2012
In the midst of the sadness, Sam received some welcomed news. A.J. reached out to Michael in a desperate bid to reconnect with his son, while others celebrated Halloween with passionate embraces, embarrassing misunderstandings, and eventful parties. It's time for a hefty treat -- with maybe a few tricks -- of Two Scoops.
November 12, 2012
Duke isn't Duke, dead Alan made an appearance, the Nurses Ball is returning -- along with Lucy Coe -- Michael learned the truth about Carly, and Robin almost made contact. There were so many, 'Oh my...' moments this week that Two Scoops' Jennifer Biller lost count -- and is brimming with excitement over the latest developments.
November 19, 2012
Robin learned that Cesar Faison was the man behind the mask, unaware that the real Duke Lavery was alive and being held captive in the same facility. Elsewhere, Maxie declared her love for Spinelli, A.J. was arrested, and Michael found himself hearing two different versions of the bitter feud between his parents that led to Sonny adopting him. It's time to catch up with all the latest action in Port Charles with this week's edition of Two Scoops.
November 26, 2012
Edward Quartermaine passed away, and old favorites returned to mourn his loss. General Hospital lost a legend this week, but gained a heart, as we were treated to one of the show's best-ever episodes. Plus, Two Scoops' Jennifer Biller shares her General Hospital Thankful List.
December 3, 2012
Skye and Carly were stunned when they saw a picture of Tomas Delgado, who they knew as Lorenzo Alcazar. Is this a clever nod to One Life to Live, or something more? Plus, what did Olivia's strange vision mean for Maxie, who agreed to be Lulu and Dante's surrogate. Meanwhile, the reading of Edward's Will divided the Quartermaines. It's time to catch up on the latest happenings in Port Charles with this week's edition of Two Scoops.
December 10, 2012
Evildoers, beware. The good guys are back in charge in Port Charles. Cops, former spies, and a psychic are among this new group of heroes battling villains and curtailing corruption. Let the games begin.
December 17, 2012
With Faison unmasked, Anna returned to the clinic to seek some answers. Who will she find, and how will it affect her future? A.J. took steps to make certain that Michael saw Sonny's violent side, but at what cost? Meanwhile, Trey invited Kristina to move away with him, while Olivia continued to be plagued by visions that didn't bode well for Lulu and Dante's baby. It's time to catch up on what's been going on in Port Charles with this week's edition of Two Scoops.
December 24, 2012
This week in a special Two Scoops, columnist Jennifer Biller's heart grows three sizes, as she looks back at General Hospital in 2012. Here are her picks for the best and worst (mostly best) of General Hospital over the past twelve months.
December 31, 2012
It's a tale of two cities, two personalities, and two writers. Get ready for another round of the Best and Worst of 2012, as this week, Liz Masters takes a look at the hits and misses of the year gone by in a special Two Scoops.