Today, let's talk General Hospital.
After a successful promotional campaign (read: brainwashing) I've been compelled to return to my GH roots and start watching again. And we all know what that means. I'll be a guaranteed trapped viewer. It happens to those of us with inclinations towards soap-addiction.
GH was my first soap many many moons ago, when the Cassidines looked a lot like Hollywood starlets named Elizabeth Taylor, before Blackie & Jackie turned into Uncle Jessie & Mrs. Ashton Kutcher, when Luke & Laura's epic romance was cover-worthy world news. I watched on and off through til college, and then I got a job and was able to kick my soap habit.
Then I re-discovered OLTL, and now have a once-a-day vice with my TiVo.
But today, Brenda Barrett returns to GH, and so I watched the three hour retro-run yesterday, and now I wanna know... WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW before embarking on this new era of GH.
Fill me in.
A couple thoughts about the retro episodes I saw (which I actually did watch the first time around!):
** I forgot how cute Eddie Maine/Ned Ashton was! Those dimples! Is Lois still part of the storyline?
** Why didn't Ned want Brenda to marry Jax (that first time?)
** Who is married to whom these days?
** What happened to AJ? I know he is no longer Billy Warlock (who is coming to my OLTL! yipppeee!)
** I think I heard Alan & Monica are gone, but where are they supposedly?
** Felicia & Mac?
** Where has Brenda supposedly been?
** When Carly first came to town and stole Tony Jones from Bobbie... didn't she have a job at the hospital (am I mistaken, or is Carly a nurse?)
** And do we LIKE Carly now?
** What the heck was Skye Chandler doing out of Pine Valley??
** This Spinelli character and Dante and other newbies... who are they?
** Are there any actual doctors left in Port Charles? (If they do, Llanview Hospital is in dire need of doctors and med students. The same one guy seems to work in every unit when Dr. Evans isn't around.)
** Emily? Is she in the show?
UGH. OK, that's it for starters... Please feel free to fill in ALL the blanks for me!!! THANKS IN ADVANCE