It's strange, this apathy I am having about General Hospital right now. I mean, I am not an apathetic person in general and my feelings tend to be extreme: I either all-caps ADORE something or all-caps HATE something but I very rarely find myself without an opinion on anything, so this overwhelming "Oh...I guess...well...eh?" I'm having towards the events in Port Charles is disconcerting. Don't get me wrong: there are parts of the show that I dislike and even outright hate (before you tell me that I'm a broken record on my absolute loathing of the Michael/Kiki/Morgan triangle, I will beat you to the punch and admit that myself, but also: THEY ARE TERRIBLE AND BAD AND I AM RIGHT TO HATE THEM) and there are a handful of moments that I like or at least feel entirely neutral about (like Anna's mention of Robert today! I sniffled, loudly, when she told everyone to keep him in their hearts and then I wished upon a star--or I would have done so had it not been early in the evening--that Robert could come back to Port Charles and have a story and be awesome and maybe Jax could come back, too, if the star was being generous) but so much of it makes me feel a vague "...oh". Like, I like Dante and I like Lulu and I like Dante and Lulu, but I've completely lost interest in the story about them and Maxie and the baby and I can't really explain why. Is it one too many completely over-the-top and also suspicious faces Maxie makes whenever one of them mentions their daughter? Maybe. I don't know. Whatever. Meh.
Even Dr. Obrecht, that fierce nutbar, who once served as my go-to source of enjoyment is giving me pause. For someone so deep into a life of crime and villainy and crazy, you think she'd be better about keeping that under wraps and wouldn't go around making sinister pronouncements at the top of her lungs with people all up in her personal space. AND YET!
Although it's not like anybody actually heard her being all murderous. Felix was standing right next to her and didn't even give her a "Maybe that should be your last drink of the night, ma'am" side-eye! I guess it makes sense to throw caution to the wind when you're in the most oblivious town in America and also because of contrivance.
Dr. Obrecht: And I have a big surprise for you, Anna Devane.
Dr. Obrecht: That's right, Commish. Enjoy like it's your last night on earth...because it is.
Dr. Obrecht: DRINK IT NOW, DAMN YOU!