A Totally and Surprisingly Non-Horrible Valentine's Day
In Port Charles? What? What?!
Before anyone goes crazy on me, no, it wasn't a perfect and wonderful and romantic Valentine's Day episode of General Hospital, the soap about how much love sucks. But considering it is the soap about how much love sucks, it was not a half-bad showing. Maybe I'm just in a good mood because today is the day I'm allowed to eat all the chocolate I see without feeling guilty about it (right?) or because Cougar Town is finally back tonight (I've missed Big Carl so much!). But even if I weren't feeling generous already because of those little joys, GH basically earned a free pass from me today because seriously, they could have knighted town saint/hitman Jason on today's episode and it would have been okay with me because:
Oh! Em! Gee! Anna's back! We knew she was coming, but that paled in comparison to actually having her there on the screen in a full episode. 1985 Louise is dancing a jig in stirrup pants. Duke/Anna 'shipping Louise is cutting out photos from magazines and pasting them on her wall and dreaming of her future groom and what color kilt he'll wear.
Also, how freaking hot does Finola Hughes look? She looks more gorgeous and bad-ass than she ever has!
Also, how freaking cute was she with Emma?
Meanwhile, we spent a little time with the show's three stable couples: Robin and Patrick, Lulu and Dante, and Sam and Jason (before I get eviscerated in the comments for that last one, I'm referring not to happy couples, but to couples who aren't perpetually on the brink of ending their relationship... believe me, I'm well-aware that Sam and Jason are always in the middle of some incredibly dreary or life-threatening situation).
Dante and Lulu flirted and cuted and kissed and sneezed...
...while Robin and Patrick had an adorable family reunion but got called into work to deal with...
....Jason, who was handling less-than-cheerful medical news by trying to run away from the hospital and had to literally be chased down by his recently-maybe-raped pregnant wife rather than actually chill out and wait for information or treatment. Oh Jason, please be my valentine, what a charmer as always. And as any Valentine's Day episode should, it basically ended with Jason inviting his wife to bring what is possibly a DVD of her rape (bolded because STOP IT, SHOW) back to his hospital room so that they can sit and share the experience of watching it together. SO ROMANTIC, GH! Cupid sure visited that set!
But for once, it doesn't enrage me. BECAUSE ANNA.