Next Great Supercouple Alert!
I hope you've all been busy thinking up 'shipper names for Nikolas and Liz, because judging by the end of today's General Hospital, we're in for a new romance!
It's not that a Nikolas/Liz pairing in and of itself is a terrible idea (or at least, it's no worse than the other terrible ideas the writers churn out on a daily basis; Becca has thought for quite some time that this would be an intriguing possibility, were it written well and organically, which she admits is a humorous pipe dream). What IS a terrible idea is putting these two particular characters together in a rushed, uncomfortable attempt at creating an obstacle for the Nikolas/Rebecca endgame that we all know is coming (because, obviously, the elephant in the room that is the looming memory of Emily isn't enough of a spoiler for their relationship. It's not like a classic novel was written with that very premise or anything! No, what we need is a weird maybe love triangle.). And in such a poorly written, WTFy scene, nonetheless!
Nikolas: Rebecca will be back with me in a week, two at the most.
Liz: If that's what you want, then I want it for you.
Nikolas: That's what I want. Although it would have been nice if she hadn't left in the first place.
Liz: Please, I wouldn't have.
Nikolas: You wouldn't?
Liz: No, I wouldn't.
Nikolas: Well, I don't know if it's the tequila or what, but every time I get drunk, I really want to kiss you.
I always imagined princes would be a bit more suave when it comes to flirting, but I guess Nikolas does have the gothic Cassadine weirdness going on that, coupled with alcohol, leads to an awkward conversation which includes Nikolas spending the better part of a drunken evening bemoaning the state of his relationship with his dead fiancee's twin sister and remarking that they will be back on in a few days, tops, and following that up by admitting that he wants to kiss Liz (his brother's ex-wife and current--??? I think? Do we know what their status is for sure? Does the show even remember that Lucky is a thing?--girlfriend-ish type person), and has wanted to kiss her in the past, but only after consuming alcohol. Because what girl wouldn't want to hear "I'd totally hit it with beer goggles on", amirite?
This show is so damn weird. And terrible, obviously.